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ROCKINGHAM — The remaining members of Hoffman’s Town Council made the election filing deadline and another candidate has entered the Rockingham City Council race.

Friday, 19 July 2019 16:31

McInnis: Cooper is holding funding 'hostage'

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RALEIGH — State Sen. Tom McInnis is accusing Gov. Roy Cooper of holding funding “hostage” because of reluctance to sign the budget without Medicaid expansion.

PEMBROKE — Steven Bourquin had a zest for life.

The popular math professor with a larger-than-life personality was revered by his students and fellow colleagues at UNC Pembroke. He possessed a natural gift to stimulate students’ interest in math. 

It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.

RALEIGH — A dispute over a K-3 reading contract is heating up after the company at the center of the controversy, Istation, sent a cease-and-desist letter to three people who have publicly criticized a decision to grant the contract to Istation.

Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:58

Weekend ride to benefit paralyzed mother of two

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ROCKINGHAM — Roger and Tammy Messer, owners of Crossroads Saloon, are gearing up for a weekend ride to benefit their niece, who was left paralyzed following a wreck earlier this year.

ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing a trespassing charge after allegedly being caught with his pants down.

ROCKINGHAM — There doesn’t seem to be much relief from the scorching summer heat through the weekend.

Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:51

N.C. Zoo closes after employee death

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ASHEBORO ― The N.C. Zoo will close at 2 p.m. Thursday due to a fatal workplace accident, according to a spokesperson.

HAMLET — Vice President of Therafirm Ken Hartley wants people to know the textile industry is alive and well in Richmond County thanks to technology, automation and customized training provided by Richmond Community College.

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