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Wednesday, 08 September 2021 20:37

Rockingham, Hamlet, RCC offering vaccine incentives

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s two largest municipalities and the community college are offering financial incentives to employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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ROCKINGHAM — Security was stepped up at Richmond Senior High School Tuesday following reports of a possible threat of a shooting.

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The shooting death of a student at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem this week brought local and state leaders together Thursday in mourning and to recognize the heroism of local police and faculty. Gov. Roy Cooper traveled to Winston Salem for the news conference and took the opportunity to call for more school spending on “wraparound services” and more gun control measures.

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RALEIGH — An omnibus criminal justice reform bill is on the verge of heading to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk after clearing the N.C. House in a nearly unanimous 100-2 vote on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

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Monday, 19 July 2021 13:20

OPINION: We need more and better policing

One of the best ways to save black lives and help poor North Carolinians would be to increase funding for North Carolina police departments and sheriffs.

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Monday, 05 July 2021 13:37

OPINION: What to do when they're wrong

Here are three true statements, as best I can determine. First, Americans of all backgrounds have experienced gigantic declines in poverty over the past two generations. Second, most diversity training is worse than a waste of time. Third, police officers are no more likely to kill minorities than they are to kill whites during traffic stops or arrests.

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Thursday, 27 May 2021 12:54

OPINION: Bending the arc

George Floyd died at the hands of police officers one ago yesterday. His death set off a wave national protests in a nation that had been locked down for two and half months. The reaction to Floyd’s death and the summer of protests and riots that followed laid bare the divisions in this country. It also began movement toward a racial reckoning that’s long overdue. 

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Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:20

OPINION: To protect and serve ... and elect

For years, but especially since the George Floyd protests, Republicans have claimed to be the law-and-order party, while painting Democrats as soft on crime. They’ve tried to wrap Democrats around the Defund the Police crowd, despite Democrats’ long commitment to the public servants who make up our justice system. A new group called Democrats Serve is pushing back, recruiting and supporting candidates who have served on the front lines of our efforts to ensure public safety and provide human services that make a difference in day-to-day lives. They want to put more police officers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, social workers and other public servants into policy making positions. 

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The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes something like this: “Releasing the video may harm an ongoing investigation.”

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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

RichmondCC President: Challeng…

HAMLET — The president of Richmond Community College reflected on the challenges of the past two years, from a major cyber attack on the College’s computer network to a worldwide... Read more



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