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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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ROCKINGHAM — Although temperatures have been a little cooler the past few days, Hurricane season doesn’t end until the end of the month and forecasters say there could be another storm in the Atlantic later this week.

The National Hurricane Center reported Monday that a tropical wave about 200 miles from the Leeward Islands is producing an area of disturbed weather in the ocean.

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ROCKINGHAM — Tropical Storm Michael continues to dump rain in North Carolina and Virginia as it continues northward.

The weakened system made its way through Richmond County with heavy to moderate showers and gusty winds in the late morning hours into the afternoon.

Several roads — including Yates Hill Road, Airport Road and Ann Street — were reported to have flooded areas, according to a list set up by Jimmy Herring on the group Facebook page What’s Up Richmond County.

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HAMLET— Richmond County students will miss yet another day due a hurricane.

The school district announced on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that there would be no classes or athletics on Thursday, when Hurricane Michael — currently expected to be a tropical storm by then — makes its way through the Carolinas.

While a message will be sent out at 5 p.m. Thursday regarding classes on Friday, Homecoming activities are still on track.

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ROCKINGHAM — One event has already been cancelled due to heavy wind and rains expected on Thursday.

The Rockingham Downtown Corporation made the decision to cancel its semiannual event, Affair on the Square, late Tuesday night. There will be no make-up date.

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, along the western edge of the panhandle, around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon after strengthening overnight to a Category 4 storm. Maximum sustained winds were 155 mph— just 2 mph shy of a Category 5 —  according to the National Hurricane Center.

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