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ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing charges in two counties after investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say he broke into several cars and pawned the loot.

Dustin Monroe Benoist, 24, of Sandhurst Drive, Rockingham, is accused of breaking into four cars along Richmond Road Extension on Nov. 25, according to a press release issued Thursday.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:08

Epicenter music festival coming to Richmond County

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Richmond County will once again host a music festival starting next year.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation continuing the ongoing Hurricane Florence recovery efforts by appropriating almost $300 million more from the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund, with much of that money going to help North Carolina farmers. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:39

Richmond County DSS offering heating help

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ROCKINGHAM — With temperatures beginning to drop as winter draws near, some low-income families may need help keeping warm.

The Richmond County Department of Social Services announced this week that it will soon be taking applications for assistance.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:55

Group kicks off church tour to end domestic violence

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WEST END — Concerned Citizens For Community Action Breaking the Chains will kick off its 2018-2019 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Churches Tour and Petition Drive to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Moore County, surrounding Counties and the state of North Carolina on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the St. Davis Parrish Hall Deliverance Ministry, 550 Ashemont Road, Aberdeen, at 10:30 a.m. 

ROCKINGHAM — A chase stemming from an alleged stop-sign violation led Richmond County sheriff’s deputies to find a young child and 10 pounds of pot.

A deputy attempted to stop a vehicle Tuesday for a stop-sign violation but instead of pulling over, the driver kept going, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office Wednesday.

ROCKINGHAM ― Mayor Steve Morris was only halfway through the countdown before the city’s Christmas tree lit up in Cole Plaza on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:21

New look for Rockingham's Christmas on the Square

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ROCKINGHAM — Downtown will light up with around 90 vendors, as well as a new look, on Saturday as the Rockingham Downtown Corporation, Richmond County Tourism Authority, and the city sponsor Christmas on the Square, now in it’s 23rd year.

RALEIGH — Cascades Holdings U.S., Inc. (Cascades) has selected Scotland County for a significant expansion of its operations. The company will invest $58 million and create 66 new jobs over two years, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today.

“International manufacturers like Cascades are thriving in North Carolina,” said Cooper. “Our state’s global reputation attracts new investments and jobs because companies know North Carolina’s skilled industrial workers will help them succeed here. These new jobs are an extra welcome boost for an area working to recover from Hurricane Florence. ”

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:45

Tree-lighting kicks off Hamlet's holiday season

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HAMLET — As the sun was setting Monday evening, people began to gather at Hamlet City Park to welcome in the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree. 

The crowd filled the bleachers quickly while others gathered around the park, awaiting the beginning of the program. Students from Fairview Heights Elementary School went through some final warm-ups as teachers lined them up for their performance.

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