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RALEIGH — As Gov. Roy Cooper enters his second term as governor, he sees North Carolina dragged down not just by the COVID pandemic, but by racism, unaffordable health care, and unequal opportunity.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s daily COVID-19 case count on Friday was less than half of what it was the previous day.

ROCKINGHAM — Could we see snow in the Sandhills this evening? Possibly, according to the National Weather Service.

DILLSBORO — As he stood on his porch, watching the flames consume his studio, Brant Barnes wasn’t thinking about the fire. 

RALEIGH — Moments after the N.C. State Supreme Court held its formal ceremonial investiture for all newly elected members, Republicans signaled that the extended closures of North Carolina’s judicial branch ordered by former Democrat Chief Justice Cherie Beasley due to COVID-19 can’t continue under the state constitution.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department is reporting its first COVID-related death of 2021.

Friday, 08 January 2021 11:27

Pipe replacement requires detour in Moore County

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PINEHURST — Traffic will be detoured away from a prominent Moore County route next week while N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews replace a failed drainage pipe.

WILSON — Former Governor Jim Hunt, Mrs. Carolyn Hunt, Washington County Commissioner Julius Walker, Jr., and Rep. Shelly Willingham, D-23, were among North Carolina’s 75 and older population to receive the first of the two-part COVID-19 vaccine (Wednesday) at the Wilson County Health Department.

ROCKINGHAM — Both Richmond County and the state set new records for daily COVID case counts on Thursday.

Thursday, 07 January 2021 17:11

UNCP delays start of spring semester

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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings announced today that the university will delay the start of its Spring 2021 semester by two weeks for most students.

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