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Wednesday, 02 September 2020 15:50

Federal authorities charge 19 in N.C. with voter fraud

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GREENSBORO — Nineteen individuals have been charged with voter fraud and, in some instances, related offenses, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina.

RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers presented a $1 billion COVID-19 package during a Tuesday, Sept. 1, news conference. The proposal — which they plan to pass this week during a two-day session — sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Roy Cooper, who earlier released his budget priorities. Those priorities differ drastically from Republicans’ plans.

WADESBORO — Time is running out for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from Pee Dee Electric through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program.

RALEIGH — Former N.C. state representative Melanie Goodwin has passed away after an 11-year battle with cancer.

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 21:21

Richmond County hits 700 total COVID-19 cases

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County started September by hitting a milestone of 700 total cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the Health Department reported.

RALEIGH — Starting today, Sept. 1, 2020, North Carolina voters may request an absentee ballot completely online — another way state election officials are improving the voting process in 2020.

ROCKINGHAM — Despite an ongoing executive order keeping gyms closed, one national chain opened up its new Richmond County location Tuesday.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper will move North Carolina into Phase 2.5 on Friday, Sept. 4, when gyms and bowling alleys will be able to operate at 30% capacity.

HAMLET — On Monday, Aug. 31, Richmond County Schools received a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that allows us to use the Summer School Food Service Program to continue serving our students during this pandemic, through Dec. 30, 2020.

RALEIGH — Though Gov. Roy Cooper will ease some coronavirus restrictions in September, bars and private clubs may remain shuttered, Carolina Journal has learned. 

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