GOLDSBORO — North Carolina transportation officials today reopened the last road in the state that had been closed since Hurricane Florence struck last fall.

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On April 9, 2019, more than 120 leaders from across North Carolina are anticipated at the Lumber River Council of Governments in Pembroke for the North Carolina Disaster Recovery Roundtable. The event is an opportunity for community leaders to learn about the recovery process and rebuilding after a disaster. It will provide a targeted discussion on cost of recovery and financial concerns of disaster recovery. 

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PEMBROKE — Professor Veronica Hardy was presented with United Way of Robeson County’s Volunteer of the Year award for her humanitarian efforts during Hurricane Florence.

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RALEIGH —Woodland owners in 52 counties impacted by Hurricane Florence and recognized as federally-declared disaster areas can now apply for cost-share funding for reforestation efforts. The North Carolina General Assembly approved $2.5 million in time-limited funding for reforestation efforts that will be administered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Forest Service.

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RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the first round of checks from the state’s $240 million Agricultural Disaster Relief Program of 2018 have been sent to farmers.

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Monday, 31 December 2018 17:14

A look back: Top stories of 2018

ROCKINGHAM — As 2018 comes to a close, we decided to take a look back at some of Richmond County’s top news stories of the year.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:04

Farm assistance extended to Dec. 20

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County farmers who suffered hurricane-related losses have two more days to apply for state help.

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RALEIGH — Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The $240 million bill, signed (Tuesday) by Gov. Roy Cooper, will provide direct assistance to farmers. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the program.  

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation continuing the ongoing Hurricane Florence recovery efforts by appropriating almost $300 million more from the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund, with much of that money going to help North Carolina farmers. 

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RALEIGH — Farmers affected by Hurricane Florence have until Dec. 10 to sign up for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses to commodities planted but not harvested before Sept. 13 and livestock. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the program, and assistance will be dependent upon funding from the N.C. General Assembly.  

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