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ROCKINGHAM — More children have tested positive in the past week than any adult age group, according to the latest update from the Richmond County Health Department.

CHARLOTTE — The Internal Revenue Service received a record number of complaints about Economic Impact Payment scams in June and July 2021 not seen in more than a decade. 

RALEIGH — A statewide campaign launched by the John Locke Foundation — publisher of The Carolina Journal — urges public school teachers to save $500 in dues each year by leaving the partisan N.C. Association of Educators.

RALEIGH — The N.C. House voted 63-41 Tuesday on a final version of a bill increasing penalties for rioting. The bill now heads to the governor.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — At 70 years old and with an arthritic knee, Callie Martin has trouble walking up steps.

ROCKINGHAM — One hundred and sixty-seven purple and silver pinwheels spin in the breeze and shimmer in the sunlight in front of the Richmond County Department of Social Services.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Tuesday reported two new COVID-related deaths and more than 50 new positive cases.

RALEIGH — A lawsuit challenging N.C. constitutional amendments for voter identification and a lower state income tax cap has been removed from today's calendar of state Supreme Court oral arguments.

RALEIGH — Intermediary lenders can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications today through Oct. 29, 2021, and cooperatives, credit unions and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for these competitive loans, which ultimately will help agricultural producers and landowners resolve heirs’ land ownership and succession issues.  

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County had an average of 27 cases per day over the weekend, according to the Monday update from the Health Department.

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