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 ROCKINGHAM — She’s only been on the job for a week, but Heather Bellamy plans on making a career fighting fires.

The 22-year-old was recently hired as the Rockingham Fire Department’s first full-time female firefighter.

SMITHFIELD — A Cumberland County man is in the Johnston County Jail after giving Richmond County officers the slip last weekend.

ROCKINGHAM — Police are asking for help identifying a larceny suspect.

HAMLET — For the past two days, inside the gyms and auditoriums in several middle and high schools in the district, students sat quietly as they listened intently to a story shared by Debbie Dalton. 


ROCKINGHAM — A man is in the Richmond County Jail facing more than a dozen charges, accused of having sex with an underage child.

RALEIGH — Who should lead the University of North Carolina System?

RALEIGH — The General Assembly’s new election maps, as they are now, would largely even the playing field for 2020, experts say.

CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expanding its renowned Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, known as C-STEP. Richmond Community College students will now have the opportunity to participate in C-STEP and earn guaranteed admission to Carolina. Eligible students can enroll as early as the fall 2021 academic semester.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 19:49

Plant swap slated for Sept. 24

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ROCKINGHAM ― Local gardeners and others with green thumbs are invited to Richmond County’s first plant swap next week.

HAMLET — A tag-team effort led to the arrest of a probation absconder with outstanding warrants from multiple departments suspected of stealing a vehicle.

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