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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County broke 1,900 cases on Wednesday with the highest one-day total since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

RALEIGH — The Department of Public Instruction spent $144 million of Coronavirus Relief Funds without making sure the money was helping students, a new audit report says.

RALEIGH — Chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a new study by plant biologists at North Carolina State University.

ROCKINGHAM— The Joint Commission, the national health care accreditation and certification organization, has certified the stroke care program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital–Richmond as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County USDA Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director Tami Thomas reminds farmers and ranchers the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct financial relief to producers due to market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

RALEIGH — More students face repeating a grade than any time in the past century, says David Stegall, deputy superintendent of innovation at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

ROCKINGHAM — For the ninth time in the past month, the Richmond County Health Department has reported more than 20 new COVID-19 cases at one time.

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 15:04

NC FIRST seeks public input through CRAFTS tool

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s NC FIRST Commission is asking the public to use a new online investment tool to provide input on future revenue solutions from now until Dec. 14.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the launch of a new online portal for North Carolinians receiving or looking to apply for Medicaid. The portal provides Medicaid resources in an easy-to-use web platform and includes information about Medicaid Managed Care, set to launch July 1, 2021.

Unseasonably cold air will plunge into the South, ushering in the lowest temperature readings since last winter — and even some record-challenging cold. The blast of wintry air will follow a weather system that triggered stormy weather in the region Sunday and Monday. AccuWeather meteorologists expect it to become cold enough in some locations for an unusually early freeze.

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