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Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons has issued a statement regarding the situation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd died after being held down by three police officers, one of whom kept his knee on Floyd's neck even after Floyd loss consciousness.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is urging churches to follow restrictions prohibiting indoor services, but acknowledges law enforcement officers’ leeway in choosing what to enforce.

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WASHINGTON — Sheriff James Clemmons will be spending one day a month in the nation’s capital after being appointed to a federal commission.

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Eight decades after the anti-pot propaganda film “Reefer Madness” stirred a moral panic over marijuana, cops and prosecutors in North Carolina are bending the truth to bind hemp to its infamous cannabis cousin. 

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RALEIGH — It’s been more than a decade since 22 people with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office were ousted because of rampant corruption.

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PINEHURST— Driven by a shared goal that “all pathways will lead to freedom and survival from opioid addiction and dependence in the Sandhills region,” a partnership of more than 25 health and human services organizations in Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties recently won a $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration to implement activities to address opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. 

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GARNER — The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program and law enforcement officers are urging people to buckle up during one of the deadliest weekends for travelers.|

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RALEIGH — Smokable hemp continues to stall lawmakers trying to pass the farm bill.

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HAMLET — Fifteen students completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Richmond Community College on Aug. 19 and have committed themselves to a career in law enforcement.

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Former Wingate University Pres…

CLEVELAND — The Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) has awarded Dr. Jerry McGee, former president of Wingate University, the 2020 D2 CCA Award of Merit. In light of COVID-19... Read more

Richmond County pastor aims to…

ROCKINGHAM — With all of the division currently going on following the death of George Floyd under the knee of a now former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer, one local pastor... Read more

Understanding nitrogen needs o…

RALEIGH — Gardening can provide much needed physical activity and emotional wellbeing to balance the effects of social distancing associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people turn to their lawns... Read more

Mask-erade Prom Parade schedul…

ROCKINGHAM — Days after announcing the Richmond Senior High School class of 2020 will have a “victory lap” graduation parade at Rockingham Speedway, the school updated students and families about... Read more

Webinar series highlighting re…

RALEIGH — The Office of Special Education Programs is hosting the first in a series of webinars focused on ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP-funded grantees to support the educational... Read more

Father graduates RichmondCC Su…

HAMLET — Many times sons follow in their father’s footsteps, but for Chad Guinn it was the exact opposite. He followed in his son’s footsteps by completing the Electric Utility Substation... Read more

North Carolina Zoo offers virt…

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo is bringing its Summer Camps program to you in a new, online format. Read more

N.C. officials call for strong…

RALEIGH — On a day when North Carolina officials called for strong leadership, it’s unclear who’s actually in charge.  Read more

Nashville Superspeedway to hos…

DOVER, Del. (June 3, 2020) – NASCAR and Dover Motorsports, Inc. have agreed to host a NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway in 2021. Read more

TOP STORY: Richmond County School Board abolishes two-student honor system to include more honorees Read more