Contributed Story

Contributed Story

ROCKINGHAM - The Spring Festival of Tables was held at the First Baptist Church of Rockingham on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

EAST ROCKINGHAM - In recognition of the numerous volunteers who are such an important part of the variety of programs offered by Richmond County Aging Services, a luncheon was held at the East Rockingham Senior Center on Thursday, April 19.

RSHS - Congratulations to students selected for the 2018 Governor’s School! 

Governor's School Selection— Emily Parsons and Gabriella Paoni will be attending in the area of English.

Not Pictured— Kylie McDonald, attending in the area of Social Studies.

HAMLET - The Senior Games of Richmond County opening ceremony was held Monday evening, April 16 at Richmond Community College.

CHARLOTTE - Do you know that some local students actually compete for an honor that requires at least nine years of service and sacrifice? 

RALEIGH - Last week, NC Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin stopped in Wayne, Cateret and Craven County on the third leg of the NCDP’s rural listening tour to chat with eastern North Carolinians:

WASHINGTON – This month, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has announced Congressional appointments that will send several local students to West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

WASHINGTON – In last week’s House Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) emphasized the national security importance of updating the Committee on Foreign Investment in The United States (CFIUS).

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence will join Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Senator Thom Tillis, Lt. Governor Dan Forest, and other community leaders in Charlotte on Friday, April 20th for a panel discussion on the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

“The average North Carolina family will see an additional $2,000 in their paychecks this year.  Local companies including Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Bank of America, Aquesta, and SteelFab have announced employee bonuses and pay increases as a result of tax reform,” said Congressman Pittenger.

The childhood of Hamlet’s own John Coltrane, jazz musician extraordinaire, was typical of African-Americans of his time.

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