William R. Toler

William R. Toler

HAMLET― As planes circle overhead, crews from two states are working to contain a forest fire near the state line.

ROCKINGHAM — With their venues being closed and audiences capped by government mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians are having to be creative.

Many have taken to what’s being called “quaranstreaming” — putting on live concerts from their homes via social media, including several who often perform in Richmond County, such as Mark McKinney and Company and Acoustic on the Rocks.

ROCKINGHAM — Despite showing up on a map produced by the New York Times, Richmond County has yet to have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

ROCKINGHAM — The restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 across North Carolina just isn’t affecting individuals and businesses.

Local governments are also trying to figure out how to conduct business and comply with the state’s open meetings laws.

ROCKINGHAM — While Richmond County has yet to have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the virus has claimed the life of a Richmond Senior graduate.

ROCKINGHAM — Many small businesses across Richmond County — as well as the state and nation — are struggling after being shut down or limited in operations by governments in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

ROCKINGHAM — When the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services updated the number of COVID-19 cases at 9:05 Tuesday morning, there were just shy of 1,500.

But still not one in Richmond County.

ROCKINGHAM — If you’d planned to get out of the house with a trip to the beach or for some other water-related recreation south of the border, you’re out of luck.

ROCKINGHAM — Those travelling to and from work during Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order do not need travel documents.

ROCKINGHAM — All recreation facilities across Richmond County are closed, but you can still walk around.

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