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ROCKINGHAM — The United Way of Richmond County is scaling down for this year’s annual Day of Caring.

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RALEIGH — Judge David Lee, the overseer of the Leandro case, approved a plan on Tuesday, Sept. 1, calling for millions more in education spending to meet North Carolina’s constitutional obligation to provide a sound, basic education to every child.

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RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers presented a $1 billion COVID-19 package during a Tuesday, Sept. 1, news conference. The proposal — which they plan to pass this week during a two-day session — sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Roy Cooper, who earlier released his budget priorities. Those priorities differ drastically from Republicans’ plans.

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RALEIGH — On August 26, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a $25 billion General Fund budget to expand Medicaid, increase unemployment benefits, give teachers higher bonuses, and cut funding to Opportunity Scholarships.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public schools and universities are asking the General Assembly for millions more to deal with COVID-19 challenges.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced a new, expedited reimbursement program that aims to expand non-congregate sheltering options in communities across the state.

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Friday, 07 August 2020 13:17

OP-ED: Census too costly to ignore

To say that our state, our nation, and our world have changed dramatically in the past few months would be an understatement. At the NC Rural Center and the NC Counts Coalition, we know how much our work and the communities we serve have changed — and will change — because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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RALEIGH — While public schools wait for Gov. Roy Cooper to decide how classes will look this year, private schools are finalizing plans for reopening.

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GREENSBORO — The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services today announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids, of which $2,062,770 has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College provided updates about campus renovations and the use of funds from the CARES Act during the Oct. 2 Board of Trustees meeting via teleconference.

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Robinson, Bell speak at Moss c…

ELLERBE — A couple of heavy hitters came out to Richmond County on Tuesday to encourage voters to choose Republicans in the upcoming election. Read more

Richmond County reports 17th C…

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department has reported another COVID-related death, making it the 17th since the pandemic began. Read more

Course Side Chats with Carson …

ROCKINGHAM — With Hinson Lake as the backdrop, senior cross country runner Carson Jordan joins this episode of Course Side Chats. Read more

Course Side Chats with Sheccid…

ROCKINGHAM — Sophomore cross country runner Sheccid Heaton joins sports editor Kyle Pillar in this edition of Course Side Chats. Read more

RichmondCC to display Heroes T…

HAMLET — Richmond Community College will once again be honoring veterans this fall with an Our Heroes’ Tree display. Although the College will not be able to have a service this... Read more

State Elections Board updates …

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections on Tuesday announced changes to the absentee voting process to make it easier for a voter to fix problems with their absentee ballot. Read more

Driver lauds seat belt use for…

RALEIGH — While state officials are concerned that Mecklenburg County’s seat belt use rate dipped by almost 8% last year, the majority of the region’s residents are still buckling up. Read more

OPINION: Supreme Court: Playin…

"The American people," U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in 2016, "should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should... Read more

Contrasting views of race domi…

RALEIGH — “I don’t consider myself to be a black leader. I consider myself to be a leader in N.C. who just happens to be black.” Read more

TOP STORY: Nineteen of 36 Monday COVID cases reported at Morrison Correctional Read more