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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Elections is seeking public comments from June 21 to July 12 on proposed rules changes related to the implementation of the new voter ID law, including the photo identification requirement for absentee-by-mail voting.

HAMLET — Three officers recently locked horns with a gruff group of suspects wandering the roads on the west side of town.

ABERDEEN — A Richmond County native decided to have a little fun with scammer purporting to be from the Social Security Administration.

Richard “Ozzy” Graham, originally of Hamlet, had received a call from a number with an Austin, Texas area code from someone claiming he was in trouble with his Social Security Card.

RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has introduced legislation making it easier for consumers to sue big tech companies such as Facebook or Twitter for showing overt political bias. To do so, Hawley wants to remove automatic protections tech companies have under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and instead force them to act in a politically neutral manner.

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man is accused of failing to registering as a sex offender.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County will receive two of 24 generators which “will help North Carolina communities become more resilient in the face of future storms and disasters,” according to a press release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. 

HAMLET — Over 100 people earned a high school diploma through Richmond Community College’s adult education programs this past year. The College held a special graduation ceremony Tuesday night at the Cole Auditorium to celebrate these students’ achievement.

ROCKINGHAM — Strong thunderstorms moving through the area could bring wind gusts as high as 70 mph on Thursday.

RALEIGH — House Bill 389, which would open the way for universities to sell beer and wine at college sporting events, is awaiting a signature from the governor.

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