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  • Commissioners approve COVID-19 relief for health department
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners approved relief funding for the Health Department which will go towards their ongoing fight against COVID-19. The board also heard an update on Richmond Community College’s plans for the fall. Cheryl Speight, director of Patient Services for the Richmond County Health Department, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-06-2020
  • Judge rejects most N.C. election changes sought in lawsuit
    RALEIGH — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to order a wide array of changes to North Carolina’s election rules sought by voting advocacy groups worried about how COVID-19 could limit ballot access. But he told election officials they can’t reject mail-in absentee ballots unless there’s a way that voters ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-06-2020
  • Cardinal Point Analytics poll shows Trump, Tillis, Forest ahead
    Cardinal Point Analytics has released its second North Carolina statewide poll and has found that President Donald Trump’s lead has widened over challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden. Last week, Trump-Biden was 48.6% to 47.7%, but this week, Trump is ahead 48.4% to 46.8%. President Trump continues to do ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-06-2020
  • NC to remain in Phase 2 for 5 more weeks
    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that North Carolina will remain in Phase 2 of its reopening plan for at least five more weeks. Several of the key COVID-19 trends state health officials are monitoring — including numbers of COVID-19-like syndromic cases, trajectory of new cases, lab-confirmed cases, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-05-2020
  • Ellerbe has month to decide on accepting sewer funds
    ELLERBE — The Town of Ellerbe will wait to decide on accepting the funding they’ve been awarded towards their sewer project until their September meeting. Logan Parsons, project manager with LKC Engineering, gave the Town Council a summary of the updated report on the state of their sewer system. LKC ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-05-2020
  • Isaias hits eastern US, at least 4 dead
    WINDSOR — At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-05-2020
  • Disconnected trailer blocks traffic
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Traffic was impeded on South Long Drive in Rockingham Tuesday due to a tractor trailer that detached across the road in front of The Plastek Group plant on South Long Drive in Rockingham near the intersection with Mill Road. No one was injured in the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • Hospice receives 2020 honors
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has been named a 2020 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • Schools aim to bring 6-12 students back into classroom — eventually
    HAMLET — Director of Curriculum and Instruction Kate Smith told the Richmond County Schools Board of Education on Tuesday that the idea of slowly transitioning students in grades 6-12 from remote learning to in-classroom learning “looks promising” because of high enrollment numbers for the district’s optional virtual learning program for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • Schools aim to bring 6-12 grade students back into classrooms — eventually
    HAMLET — Director of Curriculum and Instruction Kate Smith told the Richmond County Schools Board of Education on Tuesday that the idea of slowly transitioning students in grades 6-12 from remote learning to in-classroom learning “looks promising” because of high enrollment numbers for the district’s optional virtual learning program for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • Students compete in national Beta convention
    Rockingham Middle School congratulates the following Rockets for placing in the following categories at the virtual National Junior Beta Convention. • Gabrielle Lutz: Grade 8 English – Third place • Tristan Bullard: Grade 6, Science – Tenth place • Cole Thrower: Grade 6, Social Studies – Tenth place • Rapid ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • Loss of sales tax revenue hits Norman
    NORMAN — Concerned by an almost complete loss of sales tax revenue resulting from the Richmond County Commissioner’s decision to change its sales tax revenue distribution method from per capita to ad valorem, Town Council on Monday amended its budget to include an array of spending cuts — including salary ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • Shelter set up at Scotland High
    LAURINBURG — As the storm Isaias began its approach on Scotland County, residents were not preparing as expected. “We haven’t seen much activity as far as storm prep goes,” said Bruce Joyner, manager at Lowe’s. “We have seen a little uptick in people pricing generators over the weekend.” While residents ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-04-2020
  • 9th Richmond County resident dies from COVID-19
    ROCKINGHAM — A ninth Richmond County resident has died from COVID-19, the Richmond County Health Department announced Monday. The health department was notified Monday morning of the death. The resident was being hospitalized outside of Richmond County. Deaths from COVID-19 in the county have been in patients that have ranged ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-03-2020
  • Golden Eagle rides again: Family of Kathy Larimore pay tribute
    ELLERBE — Jeeps of all shapes and sizes snaked down U.S. 220 Sunday to honor a fellow Jeep-lover and to raise money for a good cause. Kathy Larimore passed away at the age of 60 on July 24 after suffering complications from COPD. For Larimore, the proud owner of a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-03-2020
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