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ROCKINGHAM — City leaders are looking at dividing the former Food King property downtown to bring in new businesses.

ROCKINGHAM — Two connected veterans organizations are looking to add names to their rosters this weekend.

RALEIGH — A unanimous vote in the N.C. House means a "regulatory sandbox" bill is on its way to Gov. Roy Cooper. The new “sandbox” would waive certain obstacles for a trial period for fast-emerging financial and insurance products and services. 

ROCKINGHAM — Statewide COVID cases have dipped below 2,000 for the first time in more than two months.

Monday, 11 October 2021 15:20

Tillis, Burr support wildlife conservation bill

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RALEIGH — Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are co-sponsoring the most significant wildlife conservation bill in nearly half a century, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill currently has 28 Senate co-sponsors and will devote $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts — including over $20 million to North Carolina — to help prevent extinctions and help at-risk wildlife species.

RALEIGH — Nearly all 10,000 employees at state-operated healthcare facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and compliant with a mandatory vaccination requirement, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The department’s Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities, a state-operated health care system comprised of 14 facilities, moved to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in July. 

RALEIGH — Accountability for publicly funded school choice programs should primarily come through parent empowerment, not regulatory overreach. That’s the assessment of a new report from Notre Dame Law School scholar Nicole Stelle Garnett published by the Manhattan Institute.

ROCKINGHAM — One former student will be forever remembered with a memorial tree, plaque and bench at Richmond Senior High School.

Friday, 08 October 2021 19:14

Raffle at the Rock winners announced

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ROCKINGHAM — A recent raffle raised around $50,000 for economic Development in Richmond County.

ROCKINGHAM — Daily COVID case numbers continue to decline in Richmond County and across North Carolina.

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