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ROCKINGHAM — One hundred and sixty-seven purple and silver pinwheels spin in the breeze and shimmer in the sunlight in front of the Richmond County Department of Social Services.

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ROCKINGHAM — Many in Richmond County have known or either know of someone who is struggling with addiction; it is a stronghold, not easily broken.

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HAMLET — There has been roughly one drug overdose per month in the past two years within the municipal limits of the Seaboard City.

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ROCKINGHAM — If Melissa Schoonover hadn’t left the Richmond County Rescue Squad, there’s a chance she would have responded to the call when her father died of a drug overdose.

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GREENSBORO — The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services today announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids, of which $2,062,770 has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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ROCKINGHAM — Police seized seven cellphones, a set of scales and a handgun from the home of a suspected heroin dealer.

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ROCKINGHAM — A police officer responding to a larceny call made a drug arrest last week.

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ROCKINGHAM — Narcotics investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reportedly found drugs and a handgun while executing a search warrant this week.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing more than a dozen drug charges and other offenses from two Richmond County law enforcement agencies.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man with a lengthy rap sheet, who was just released from prison less than five months ago, is facing half a dozen new charges — including meth possession.

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Richmond County, state see sha…

ROCKINGHAM — The nearly month-long Omicron surge seems to be on the decline in Richmond County and across the country as new cases drop dramatically. Read more

OPINION: 'For the Children': T…

The U.K.'s Home Office, Rolling Stone reports, is ramping up for a new offensive against end-to-end encryption, starting with a $750,000 payment to advertising agency M&C Saatchi for a publicity... Read more

NCDOT seeking small, disadvant…

CARTHAGE — Small, women-owned and disadvantaged business owners wanting to learn how to compete for state transportation contracts are invited to attend a free workshop Jan. 29 in Moore County. Read more

Favian Rivera: The Official Ri…

ROCKINGHAM — Favian Rivera, a senior wrestler, has been named the Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

Jai'Maya Ratliff: The Official…

ROCKINGHAM — Senior basketball player Jai’Maya Ratliff has earned her second recognition of the season as the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55. Read more

Richmond County deputies charg…

ROCKINGHAM — A man with previous arson conviction is now facing attempted murder charges for allegedly starting a fire at his ex-girlfriend’s home. Read more

New data dashboard helps publi…

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today launched its first online data dashboard visualizing information and trends about the statewide early care and learning network... Read more

Richmond County man charged wi…

ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s home. Read more

Small Business Center launches…

HAMLET — The Small Business Center at Richmond Community College is launching its own version of reality show “Shark Tank” for people who complete the seven core seminars on how to... Read more



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