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ROCKINGHAM — Placards bearing the names of 45 domestic violence victims from across North Carolina dot the lawn of the old Richmond County courthouse.

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GREENSBORO — Gene Legrand Hickman Jr. of Moore County, age 63, was sentenced today to 228 months in prison for receiving child pornography. Hickman  is also subject to lifetime supervision upon release. 

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HAMLET — The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is looking into how evidence has been handled by the Hamlet Police Department — at the behest of the new chief.

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ROCKINGHAM — A local police officer has been recognized by the state’s top law enforcement agency for her role in combating methamphetamine production in Richmond County.

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JACKSON SPRINGS — Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks and other state officials today officially dedicated the new dining hall at Samarcand Training Academy in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in Moore County.

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RALEIGH — If North Carolina bans smokable hemp, hundreds of farmers will lose money on their crops — and faith in their legislators, says Blake Butler, executive director of the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission.

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WILSON — A bill in the N.C. legislature that would ban smokable hemp could undercut North Carolina’s emerging hemp industry and curtail immediate relief for those suffering chronic conditions.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an early morning fire late last week is being investigated as a possible arson.

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ROCKINGHAM — Although the number of meth lab busts has diminished in recent years, the manufactured drug is still making its way into Richmond County, as highlighted by recent arrests.

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Post 49 to host pro style base…

HAMLET — The Hamlet Post 49 baseball program will hold a pro style workout for area players in early December. Read more

Regular-season finale ends in …

SANFORD — Ending its regular season on the road Saturday, the Richmond Raider soccer team lost to Sandhills Athletic Conference champion Lee County High School. Read more

MB Drift hosting trunk-or-trea…

ROCKINGHAM — MB Drift returns to Rockingham Speedway this weekend for its two-day, two-track Halloween Havoc event, which includes a trunk-or-treat for the kids. Read more

Book signing and craft demonst…

ROCKINGHAM — A book signing and crafting demonstration are on tap to take place Saturday at IncSpace. Read more

COLUMN: Nothing to brag about

Mac Davis famously sang that it was hard to be humble, when you are perfect in every way. I know for a fact that I am not perfect in every... Read more

COLUMN: The ghost of Ol' Shag

A lot of you may remember the story I’ve told about my favorite pet and hunting companion, Ol ’Shag and how he was tragically killed while stopping for a train. Read more

FirstHealth recognized by Heal…

PINEHURST — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, including its Hoke and Richmond campuses, has been recognized by Healthgrades for superior outcomes in multiple clinical specialties.  Read more

Biden administration appoints …

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration recently appointed Bob Etheridge as the new state executive director for the USDA North Carolina Farm Service Agency. Etheridge joined the North Carolina FSA team... Read more

U.S. Attorney’s Office announc…

GREENSBORO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina announces its partnership with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division as it launches the department’s new Combatting... Read more



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