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  • Free milk a 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
  • ‘We’re all in this together’
    ELLERBE — Children and parents lined the streets of Ellerbe on Wednesday to see their teachers in person for likely the first time since March 16 as they paraded through their neighborhoods. The smiling faces along every street corner were a welcome sight after what has been a steady drumbeat ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
  • New Briefs
    Second case in Robeson County LUMBERTON — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Robeson County has doubled. A second Robeson County resident has tested positive for the virus, is being monitored and is following isolation orders, according to the county Department of Public Health. The patient was tested at ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
  • As N.C. honors new unemployment claims, how much can workers collect?
    North Carolinians laid off as a result of the coronavirus outbreak could receive benefits as early as Monday, March 30. A spokesman for the Division of Employment Security told Carolina Journal that moves by the Cooper administration streamlining the benefit process will speed those checks. But the benefits are capped ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
  • Brandon Tester | Richmond County Daily Journal A labrador named Tank goes for a walk at Eastside Cemetery with his owner on Wednesday afternoon. Locals have been using the paths around the cemetery to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially since all the health clubs have been closed. Brandon ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-26-2020
  • Car dealerships and service centers are open for business
    ROCKINGHAM — Auto dealers and service stations around the country are staying open despite the coronavirus pandemic. Like grocery stores, banks and medical facilities, those dealerships provide essential services. “We are deemed essential for caring for (customers’) cars and getting them serviced,” said Scott Altman, executive owner and general manager ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-25-2020
  • Wake sheriff suspends pistol permits; lawmakers immediately cry foul
    Wake County is temporarily suspending all pistol permit and concealed-carry services until April 30, and a pair of Republican lawmakers immediately raised red flags. Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker, who announced the move Tuesday, March 24, said law officials are suspending the services to help stop the spread of the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-25-2020
  • North Carolina reports first 2 coronavirus deaths
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor has reported the state’s first two deaths from coronavirus. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statement Wednesday saying that a person from Cabarrus County died Tuesday and another person from Virginia who was traveling through the state also died from COVID-19 complications. Also Wednesday, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-25-2020
  • County remembers Cathy Wilson
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County has lost one of its longest-serving clerks of Superior Court and a champion of the faith community. Cathy Wilson passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, March 16. Originally from Roberdel, she was elected as clerk of Superior Court in 1986 and held the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-25-2020
  • Olympics delayed as US nears a deal on $2 trillion in relief
    NEW YORK — The Tokyo Olympics were put off to next year as coronavirus deaths and infections surged in Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with New York warning it is about to get hit by a “bullet train.” Stocks soared as Washington lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-25-2020
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