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Sunday, 11 November 2018 17:06

Forest of Hope to Fund Place of Grace Upgrades

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EAST ROCKINGHAM — The new Place of Grace Campus, located in the former Rohanen Middle School, is set to host “Forest of Hope,” a fundraiser for The Richmond County Rescue Mission, this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17.  

Place of Grace Campus is home to the Richmond County Rescue Mission and money from this fundraiser will assist with needed upgrades to the facility.

ROCKINGHAM — There were a lot of thankful smiles and hugs on Saturday, Nov. 3 as members of the local motorcycle group Ol Skool Tribe worked together to feed a crowd of homeless men, women and children in the parking lot beside La Cabana Restaurant on U.S. 74 Business. 

Marty Bundy, a member of Ol Skool Tribe, came up with the idea last year to provide assistance to this group of people in Richmond County — specifically those in the Rockingham area — who live on the streets.

CORDOVA — Firefighters are holding a fundraiser this weekend to help one of their own.

Cordova Fire and Rescue will be selling hot dog plates Saturday as benefit for Harold Dawkins.

Dawkins, a longtime first responder, was recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and has been hospitalized more than a month.

After more than 30 years in the education field and four years at the helm of the Richmond county school system, Dr. Cindy Goodman is stepping down.

The superintendent announced her Jan. 1 retirement to the Board of Education at Thursday night’s meeting.

ROCKINGHAM —There will be a variety of events going on throughout the day and into the evening hours Saturday to honor and remember veterans.

Things kick off at 11 a.m. with a Veterans Day service, presented by American Legion Post 147, at Veterans Memorial Park, across from Rockingham VFW Post 4203.

On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, Sheriff James Clemmons presented Deputy Braxton Greene his Advanced Law Enforcement certificate awarded by the N.C. Sheriffs Training and Standards Commission.

ROCKINGHAM — The race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District has officially come to an end.

Democrat Dan McCready conceded to Republican Mark Harris late Wednesday afternoon, following a tight election that left McCready fewer than 2,000 votes behind.

ROCKINGHAM — Despite only carrying two of the eight counties in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, former pastor Mark Harris came out on top in Tuesday’s mid-term election.

It was after 1 a.m. before the N.C. State Board of Elections showed all 210 precincts reporting, with Harris defeating Democratic opponent Dan McCready by fewer than 2,000 votes.

ROCKINGHAM — Both of Richmond County’s state legislators are heading back to the General Assembly. 

State Sen. Tom McInnis and state Rep. Ken Goodman both won their respective campaigns in Tuesday night’s election.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners will see two new faces and say goodbye to one current member.

Tavares Bostic and Rick Watkins won two the four seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election and Commissioners Ben Moss and Don Bryant were both re-elected. One seat was left open due to Commissioner Thad Ussery stepping down.

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