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  • GOVERNOR SAYS STAY HOME
    MARCH 27, 2020 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 121 STAY AT HOME ORDER AND STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR NORTH CAROLINA IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING COVID-19 CASES WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, the undersigned issued Executive Order No. 11 6 which declared a State of Emergency to coordinate the State’s response and protective actions ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Gov. Cooper issues statewide stay-at-home order as NC coronavirus cases maintain high rate of increase
    The entire state of North Carolina has been ordered to shelter in place beginning Monday evening. Governor Roy Cooper, in a press conference Friday afternoon, explained his reasoning for finally taking the stay at home order statewide. “Our numbers continue to rise rapidly,” said Cooper. “To continue our aggressive fight, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Is your business still open? Let us know.
    Three little words can have a positive effect upon an entire community: “We are open.” It’s a signal that life continues, despite whatever troubles we face. Today, with stay-at-home orders in place across the country and as people struggle with how to maintain a semblance of normalcy, essential businesses — ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • If you don’t laugh, you cry: Coping with virus through humor
    BOSTON (AP) — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of “Sweet Caroline” with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, “Hands … washing hands.” A news anchor asks when social distancing will end because “my husband keeps trying to get into the house.” And a sign outside a neighborhood church reads: ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • ‘Sink or swim’: Businesses feel the strain of pandemic
    ROCKINGHAM — All the businesses left open are operating in very different ways in order to survive this period of social distancing. Many storefronts have closed in favor of delivery or appointment-based service — all have implemented new cleaning measures. At Bold Moves Dance Company, what was just weeks ago ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • County Crime Report
    March 19 ROCKINGHAM — At 6:30 p.m. deputies responded to a convenience store on Airport Road following a report of a suspect stealing a victim’s phone. A $500 iPhone was reported stolen. The case is active. March 20 ROCKINGHAM — At 9:45 p.m. deputies responded to a residence on ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • News Briefs
    Prospect man faces B&E charge LUMBERTON — A 30-year-old Pembroke man was arrested Wednesday for crimes he is accused of committing in Prospect. Guy Graham, of Eddie Road, is charged with unlawful possession of a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Graham was ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Due to depleted supplies, folks may have to wait to spend their stimulus checks
    ROCKINGHAM — Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $2 trillion stimulus package that could provide much-needed assistance for America’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate passed the bill 96-0. A similar result is expected when the House of Representatives votes on Friday. The stimulus plan would provide $1,200 for single ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight
    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans. “We buy at the same stores,” said Paul Lunn, dean of the North ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Getting out of the house
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Parents took their kids to Hitchcock Creek Thursday to let them stretch their legs on a sunny day. The kids have been cooped up inside since Governor Roy Cooper ordered the closing of schools due to the threat of COVID-19. “We’re coronavirus free,” said Levi ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Supply shortage prompts NC to limit coronavirus testing
    North Carolina health officials signaled a change in how they will track the new coronavirus this week, as wait times for results from testing grew along with the number of positive cases across the state. COVID-19 NC newsOn Monday, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • Is state employment office equipped for onslaught of benefit claims?
    Unemployment insurance benefits for workers affected by the coronavirus could flow as early as Monday, March 30, a spokesman for the Division of Employment Security told Carolina Journal. But is the agency ready to handle the volume of claims? DES spokesman Larry Parker said his agency was staffed for only ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-27-2020
  • A letter from the Publisher
    Friends – Thank you for your continued support of our newspaper as we walk together down a path none of us have ever traveled before. Life changes in the blink of an eye, and right now we are all, together, experiencing unimaginable changes in our day-to-day lives. We, like many ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
  • North Carolina coronavirus update for March 26, 2020
    What you need to know: President Donald Trump and members of Congress have agreed on a $2 trillion relief package that will send payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits and help small businesses. President Trump has approved North Carolina’s disaster declaration, the White House announced. Federal assistance has been ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
  • Free milka big hit
    ROCKINGHAM — Walmart patrons on Wednesday were treated to free chocolate milk courtesy of the Place of Grace Campus, who found themselves with extra on Monday. Place of Grace received six pallets of the milk from its partner food pantry in Aberdeen on Monday. Pastor Gary Richardson said they gave ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
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