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ROCKINGHAM -- On Friday, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand re-opening for Badcock & More Home Furniture. The Chamber of Commerce, store associates, and owners Larry and Nancy Woodall were some of those in attendance. Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris said a few words, providing his wisdom and support for the new owners.

Hamlet – Going to school full time and working full time was quite a challenge for Winslow Ratliff, but he didn’t let that stop him from graduating with an associate degree in Business Administration from Richmond Community College in 2015. A former resident of Scotland County, Ratliff is now a financial sales representative with a bank in Raleigh.

Friday, 14 July 2017 08:51

Local Pastor and Teacher Accepted to Yale

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HAMLET -- Charlie Heeley, a native of Rockingham, is stepping out on faith and leaving his cherished home state of North Carolina for the New England state of Connecticut to attend the prestigious Yale Divinity School in the fall. While Heeley refers to his acceptance to Yale as an “accident”, God makes no mistakes and it seems that all of his steps in his journey have been ordered and timed perfectly.

PINEHURST – The pain specialists at FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain have begun to offer thermal radiofrequency treatment to relieve chronic moderate-to-severe knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

ROCKINGHAM— Taking your dog or puppy to the Dog Days of Summer wash at the Richmond County Animal Shelter may help your furry friend, as well as other dogs who may need the services Richmond County Animal Advocates provide.

Friday, 14 July 2017 08:10

New "Summit Church" Coming to Richmond County

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ROCKINGHAM— If you have recently noticed a few extra cars at the Hanes Bali L’eggs Outlet on Broad Avenue and wondered what was going on, wonder no longer because the upcoming Summit Church is here and ready to grow.

ROCKINGHAM—  The Rockingham Police and Fire Department partnered this week to provide a better understanding of law enforcement and fire safety to 61 young cadets.

Children from 11 to 17-years-old attended classes throughout the week, where they learned the importance of traffic laws, fire department operations, and even crime scene investigations.


HAMLET — The Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Richmond County Public libraries is giving children the opportunity to soar through the gift of books and presentations, along with ideas to build a better world.

By now most of us here in Richmond County have heard about Pastor James Brigman who lives in Rockingham and is walking to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness. The Brigman’s daughter, Lauren Faith is 9-years-old but at birth, only weighed a little over a pound. This required her to have constant care and left her in a fragile state for the rest of her life.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:14

Allen Adeimy Fitness: Revamping Kids Fitness

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ROCKINGHAM — In a day and age when our society is extremely health conscious and centered on personal wellness, the focus of children's wellbeing may be the most important. And for Richmond County native Allen Adeimy, it all starts with introducing youngsters to a healthy lifestyle.

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