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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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PINEHURST — More than 900 purple pinwheels will be spinning in Hoke, Moore, Montgomery, Richmond and Lee counties on August 31 as the Sandhills Opioid Response Consortium commemorates International Overdose Awareness Day. The event is the world’s largest annual campaign to end drug overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.  

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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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ROCKINGHAM — Amanda Kempen is familiar with addiction — and recovery.

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PINEHURST — Working to reduce the risk of opioid overdoses, members of the Sandhills Opioid Response Consortium have developed kits designed to help minimize harm events. The SORC is a group of agencies in Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties representing health care, law enforcement, behavioral health, public health, county government and other non-profit organizations.

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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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