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Family members and lawmakers, in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, representing N.C. residents are mourning the deaths of a Marine and soldier who died in a terrorist attack while helping Americans and others evacuate from Afghanistan. Thirteen service members, including a Fort Bragg soldier and Camp Lejuene Marine, died while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the Department of Defense announced Saturday, Aug. 28.

HAMLET — Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills is looking for volunteers to help with upcoming projects in Richmond County.

HAMLET — Richmond Community College will be honoring veterans this fall with an Our Heroes’ Tree display and ceremony at both the Hamlet campus and the Scotland County campus. 

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s $100 Summer Card program will end Tuesday, Aug. 31. As part of its ongoing effort to get more North Carolinians vaccinated and safely bring summer back, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been offering $100 Summer Cards at select locations in various counties across the state. Cards were distributed to offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated. 

PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments in conjunction with its members Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties, and the municipalities therein have been working on a broadband (internet access) demand study aimed at improving broadband  availability within the five-county region. 

Saturday, 28 August 2021 20:13

Gulledge sworn in as Richmond County Sheriff

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ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff Mark Gulledge was sworn in Saturday, 11 days after being approved to fill out the rest of the term of the late James E. Clemmons Jr.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Friday announced two more COVID-related deaths.

ROCKINGHAM — As a result of ongoing concerns over COVID-19 and the highly contagious delta variant, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond has decided to cancel the Annual Wellness Screening Event that was scheduled to begin on Sept. 28.  

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services yesterday released new data in the weekly respiratory surveillance report showing that unvaccinated people were 15.4 times, or 1,540 percent, more likely to die from COVID-19 during the four-week period ending Aug. 21, 2021. This comes as the state hit a pandemic high on Aug. 26 with 912 adults in the ICU with COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators also reached a record high at 574.

ROCKINGHAM — One regional hospital is “under extreme strain.”

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