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ROCKINGHAM — In an effort to promote the overall health and wellbeing of the community it serves, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond invites residents of Richmond county and surrounding areas to participate in the 37th Annual Wellness Screening event.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:53

First Bank named 2018 Community Bank of the Year

RALEIGH — Southern Pines-based First Bank was honored as the 2018 Community Bank of the Year at this year's North Carolina Rural Assembly, held in Raleigh on Nov. 15 and 16. Hosted annually by the N.C. Rural Center, the Rural Assembly is the state's premier event focused on the big issues facing North Carolina's rural communities. 

The award recognizes First Bank's successful participation in the Rural Center's Loan Participation Program, a program that reduces loan risk by partnering with private lenders to fund small business startup and expansion throughout the state. The Community Bank of the Year award is given to a partner financial institution that is a leader in providing loan capital and delivering excellent customer service to small businesses in North Carolina. 

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NORMAN, N.C. – Eight miles north of Ellerbe is the community of Norman. And despite being a small town, it’s doing big things.

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:55

NASCAR Community Mourns the Loss of Robert Yates

On Monday evening, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Robert Yates, passed away after battling liver cancer for a year at the age of 74.

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It seems as if America is experiencing many trials and tribulations lately with all the storms, wildfires, and their aftermaths. After going through a bout of writer’s block, I feel a need to focus on community. 

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HAMLET -- A seminar titled “Branding Basics” will be offered by the Small Business Center of Richmond Community College on Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet.

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HAMLET -- Stephen McQueen made up his mind long before graduation that after high school he was done with school. Besides, he was graduating with a pharmacy technician certificate, thanks to Scotland Early College High School (SEarCH), and was equipped to go to work.

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HAMLET -- Learn the steps for establishing a nonprofit organization in the state of North Carolina by signing up for a free seminar offered through the Small Business Center at Richmond Community College.

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HAMLET -- More than 69 percent of the public uses some type of social media. In the “old” days, most unhappy customer’s complaints did not reach thousands of people. Now, they do. How your business chooses to respond to these reviews can either help or damage your business’ reputation.

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ROCKINGHAM – According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s official research center, one out of every 10 Americans over the age of 65 suffers from the progressive brain disorder. Currently, there are five and a half million Americans who are battling the disease, two thirds of whom are women, which destroys brain cells and causes the loss of cognitive abilities such as memory and brain functions.

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