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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

RALEIGH — About 85 miles of Central North Carolina roadways will be rehabilitated thanks to several contracts recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

ROCKINGHAM — “There were no significant audit findings” in the county’s finances, CPA Alan Thompson told the Richmond County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting.

ROCKINGHAM — A national video chain is closing all of its locations across the nation, including one in Richmond County.

ROCKINGHAM — The number of new cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 both increased on Tuesday.

HAMLET — The N.C. State Highway Patrol has confirmed details from a fatal wreck near Hamlet early Monday evening that resulted in the death of a Charlotte fireman.

RALEIGH — Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that Food and Nutrition Services recipients will see a temporary increase in the amount of benefits they receive. This increase is part of the federal Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020.

HAMLET — A Charlotte firefighter was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer Monday in Richmond County, WSOC-TV reports.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency today announced that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program will begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, this new program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The deadline to apply for QLA is Friday, March 5, 2021.

RALEIGH — To expand its reach in rural North Carolina counties, SECU Foundation has announced a new capacity building pilot program to support public charities in the Northwest, Northeast, and Sandhills regions of the state. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency is seeking additional public comment on proposed amendments to three action plans for spending U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery and Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation funds in areas of the state impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

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