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RALEIGH — Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s Community Action Agencies have begun to receive flexible funds that can be used to help low-income individuals and families meet a variety of needs caused by the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HAMLET — A downtown, full-wall mural of jazz legend John Coltrane is now complete.

The mural is the first in a planned series by artist Scott Nurkin of musicians born in the Tar Heel State.

Angie Mikus was cooking a pot of spaghetti sauce in her kitchen March 17 while Gov. Roy Cooper, somewhere in his Raleigh offices, finalized the decision to close restaurants and private bars across North Carolina.  

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County has surpassed 200 positive COVID-19 cases.

On Saturday, the Richmond County Health Department reported nine new cases for a total of 206.

While the Health Department did not release new statistics on Sunday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Dashboard county map showed a total of 209. The state also showed that neighboring Montgomery County has also broken 200 with 204.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Two Richmond County teens are facing charges south of the border related to a weekend shooting at a motel.

ROCKINGHAM — While Richmond County has seen more recoveries than new cases in the past week, the count keeps rising.

The combination of lingering tropical moisture and a weather battle zone will set the stage for repeating downpours that can lead to flooding across the lower mid-Atlantic and southern Atlantic coastal areas into the weekend. Forecasters say the flooding risk could extend into next week with excessive rainfall amounts predicted.

Friday, 12 June 2020 16:46

N.C. peach season kicks off summer

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RALEIGH — The first day of summer may be right around the corner, but fresh N.C. peaches are already available at farmers markets and roadside stands across the state. While not a bumper crop, local growers do expect to have plenty of peaches through Labor Day.

RALEIGH — A bill to waive road test requirements, supported by both of Richmond County’s state legislators, now heads to the governor’s desk.

HAMLET — Police are asking for help in identifying two individuals so than can be reached for questioning.

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