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ROCKINGHAM — Global Packaging is getting closer to moving into its new facility on N.C. 177 in Hamlet.

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RALEIGH — The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina has expanded the scope of the state’s international trade offices in order to help North Carolina exporters take advantage of emerging market opportunities.

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HAMLET — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality has granted a synthetic minor air quality permit to a company that plans to create biochar from discarded railroad ties.

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HAMLET — Several Richmond County residents and environmental groups oppose an air quality permit for a proposed biochar plant, and say a state agency should do more modeling to protect public health.

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HAMLET — A year after receiving a $75,000 rural demolition grant, local officials broke ground Thursday for a second location for one of Richmond County’s manufacturers.

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To the editor:

International Tie Disposal has been the subject of conversation within the Richmond County Community for the past month. ITD has interest in Richmond County solely based on a business transaction with CSX Transportation, whose railyard has called Richmond County home for more than a century. 

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ROCKINGHAM — While COVID-19 has put a temporary pause to Richmond County’s popular annual Hoptoberfest event, the county has announced the first ever “Raffle at the Rock,” which will take place online, via Facebook Live and the Richmond County Economic Development website, on Friday, Nov. 6.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:25

COLUMN: State shouldn't play favorites

With hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians out of work and millions fearful about their futures, state and local policymakers are about to encounter a parade of companies, industries, and special-interest groups asking for targeted tax breaks and other handouts.

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UNCP adjunct nursing professor…

PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke Clinical Assistant Professor Jermecka Hamilton Covington has been named the 2021 Rookie of The Year by the North Carolina Nurses Association.   Read more

NCDHHS awarded $9M from CDC to…

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Community Health Worker Initiative will expand as part of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Community Health Workers for COVID Response... Read more

OPINION: Inflation is killing …

Last week, Ned Davis Research published a note titled “Turns Out, Growth Looks like It Was Transitory—Inflation Is More Sticky.” There are many factors that show us that consumers and... Read more

East Rockingham Fire Departmen…

EAST ROCKINGHAM — The Sandhill Boys spent Tuesday morning prepping pork for the East Rockingham Fire Department’s annual barbecue plate sale. Read more

UNCP to host Pembroke Day on T…

PEMBROKE — Pembroke Day, one of the longest-running traditions at UNC Pembroke, will continue on Thursday, Sept. 30.  Read more

OPINION: 'Language' arguments …

When debating immigration policy with people who have deluded themselves into believing that it's any of their business where other people choose to live or work, I run into a... Read more

Cancel culture at UNCW drives …

WILMINGTON — Describing a culture of silencing conservative voices at UNCW, one trustee was driven to quit last week with an openly critical post of Seahawk nation on Facebook. Former... Read more

Cooper vetoes bill blocking AG…

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill designed to block the state attorney general from entering collusive lawsuit settlements. It's Cooper's 11th veto this year and No. 64... Read more

Raiders use 6 goal scorers to …

LAURINBURG — Finding the back of the net wasn’t an issue for the Richmond Raider soccer team on Monday, seeing its efforts culminate in a rout of its rival to... Read more



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