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RALEIGH — Today, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina has received approval from FEMA to provide housing alternatives, such as hotels, motels, and dormitories, for North Carolinians with unstable housing who may need to quarantine in response to or are at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19. 

ROCKINGHAM — As of 2 p.m., April 8, 2020, Richmond County has two laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Man charged in East Rockingham homicide

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ROCKINGHAM — A man is in the Richmond County Jail on a murder charge following a homicide early Wednesday.

RALEIGH — The general counsel of the NC Chamber offered an ominous prediction this week.

More than half of the state’s small businesses will close by mid-April if Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order remains, Ray Starling told the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic Support Working Group.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department announced late Wednesday morning the second lab-confirmed case of COVID-19.

RALEIGH — A recession is coming, if it’s not already here, the state budget director at the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management told lawmakers in a meeting of the House Select Committee on COVID-19.

RALEIGH — The coronavirus forced Congress to broaden tax relief for millions of Americans with employer-provided health insurance or high-deductible health plans. They now can buy over-the-counter medications with tax-exempt money from their health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts. 

ROCKINGHAM — One of the exceptions in Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order allows for North Carolinians to get out of the house for exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RALEIGH — Expect Gov. Roy Cooper to set new limits on shopping alongside new benefits for child care centers serving health care and other “essential” workers. 

CANDOR — A GoFundMe page has recently been launched by Family members of a late Richmond Senior graduate and a Montgomery County deputy.

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