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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County leaders are encouraging residents to help out in a countywide cleanup next month.

ROCKINGHAM — With four decades in the business world, Gene McLaurin has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights has started sponsoring new Highway Construction Trade Academies around the state.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning anyone who has recently purchased aquarium moss balls that they may contain an invasive species of mussel called the zebra mussel and should be carefully discarded immediately.

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education passed a resolution Thursday, March 4, calling on all public school districts to give parents the option of in-person learning by the end of March. The education board’s action is the latest step in a growing consensus to swiftly reopen school classrooms across the state.

Friday, 05 March 2021 11:09

Richmond County COVID death toll surpasses 90

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Friday announced two additional COVID-related deaths.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s status in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 County Alert System has again been downgraded, now to the lowest tier.

HAMLET — An afternoon woods fire burned about an acre and a half off of Boyd Lake Road Thursday.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will be expanding access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools to protect students, teachers and staff from COVID-19. When schools implement testing combined with the state’s strong mitigation strategies, they can detect new cases to prevent outbreaks and reduce the risk of further transmission.

RALEIGH — A majority of North Carolina public school students failed to pass end-of-course tests in fall 2020, according to new data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

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