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ROCKINGHAM — A Cordova woman is facing trespassing, theft and drug charges following an incident last week.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 15:27

4 Richmond County residents charged in Biscoe bust

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BISCOE — Four Richmond County residents were arrested on multiple drug charges last week in Montgomery County.

CARTHAGE — Local residents can soon weigh in on what transportation projects they want to see included in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 10-Year transportation plan for 2023-2032. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 12:59

McInnis to be honored at RichmondCC Gala

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HAMLET — Sen. Tom McInnis may spend a lot of his time in Raleigh, but the son of a farmer and public school teacher has certainly not forgotten about his rural roots in Richmond County. 

RALEIGH — A Duke Energy lobbyist said Gov. Roy Cooper’s senior policy adviser, Ken Eudy, wasn’t truthful when making statements to a legislative committee investigating the Cooper administration’s role in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project and an associated $57.8 million discretionary fund. Eudy told Carolina Journal the lobbyist got it wrong.

RALEIGH — Twenty-five years ago, Robert Leandro and his mother, Kathleen Leandro, lent their name to one of the most significant education lawsuits in North Carolina history. At the time, the family lived in Raeford, a town with a small tax base and a struggling economy. Robert attended a local high school.

RALEIGH — Leaders of the University of North Carolina System are feeling “grim,” in the words of one official presentation, after state lawmakers’ latest one-day trip to Raleigh. Legislators embroiled in a political standoff have failed to pass a budget that would fund the university’s priorities.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Foundation Committee has a list of events this weekend to honor the civil rights icon.

HAMLET — After more than a half-century as Tri-City, Inc., the Richmond County real estate development company has changed its name to honor its founder and family patriarch, the late Claude Felton Smith Jr.

RALEIGH — Dental hygienists could gain more freedom to treat patients in rural areas and nursing homes.

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