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RALEIGH — A statewide ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of being an unbelted occupant in a vehicle, got underway at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol training track in Raleigh Monday. 

RALEIGH — A move to ease restrictions for N.C. craft brewers who want to distribute their own beer is on the verge of becoming law.

RALEIGH — In its application to build a solar facility on Gov. Roy Cooper’s Nash County property, Durham-based Strata Solar said its generating capacity would be about 5 megawatts. Enough energy to power continuously about 3,750 homes.

HAMLET — Outgoing City Manager Jonathan Blanton has agreed to stay on part-time until his replacement can be found.

RALEIGH — Summer is peak rabies season and State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is encouraging North Carolina livestock owners to consider having their animals vaccinated against the disease.

ROCKINGHAM — As a German-based grocery store chain plans to expand its corporate footprint on the East Coast, it’s closing two North Carolina stores — including the one in Richmond County.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an early morning fire late last week is being investigated as a possible arson.

ROCKINGHAM — A family lost two vehicles and a room of their home in an early morning blaze last Friday.

ELLERBE — The second annual Strawberry Festival brought around 2,500 people to Richmond County’s third-largest municipality Saturday, according to organizers.

ROCKINGHAM — A man on probation for a 2017 drug conviction has been listed as an absconder.

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