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ROCKINGHAM - When many people in Richmond County were enjoying Father’s Day on Sunday with their families eating a big meal inside cool homes or restaurants, a group of gentlemen-and ladies- who enjoy motorcycle riding and raising money for worthy causes did just that—for Dawn Grooms, who will be representing Richmond County and North Carolina in the National Special Olympics in July.

ROCKINGHAM – Sheriff James E. Clemmons has his deputies focused on the enforcement of drug laws in Richmond County. 

Three Winston-Salem individuals were arrested on Friday, June 8th, after a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of over 200 grams of a substance suspected to be marijuana.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 05:04

Dedication Ceremony Held at Camp Mackall

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NORTHERN RICHMOND COUNTY - Camp Mackall was the scene of an emotionally moving dedication ceremony on the morning of Thursday, June 7th.

WWII veterans were joined by a large contingent of top military personnel and invited guests who gathered to pay homage to the camp, its namesake, and the services that have been rendered here.

ROCKINGHAM - The Richmond County Detention Center reports the death of an inmate. 

RCDC issued a call for medical emergency assistance on Thursday, June 14th. 

Deputies responded and found inmate Adrian Lamar Campbell, 30, complaining of chest pains.

ROCKINGHAM - Leath Memorial Library at 412 East Franklin Street in Rockingham will celebrate its Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM -2 PM. The theme for the program this summer is LIBRARIES ROCK! This will be a free event open to the public featuring lots of fun and games for those who attend.


Hamlet, N.C. (June 14, 2018) – Once again Richmond Community College will be honoring one of its many exceptional graduates with the Outstanding Alumni Award at the College’s Convocation this fall. 

Nominations are now being accepted, so if you know a RichmondCC graduate who deserves to be recognized for his or her outstanding achievements, now is the time to let us know who that person is and why. Nomination forms must be completed online at www.richmondcc.edu/alumniaward. 

HAMLET - Two individuals were arrested in two separate cases by the Hamlet Police Department for various charges last week.  Each of the arrests was subsequent to reports of persons openly smoking marijuana in public. 

Drew Westley Long, 32, of 227 Terry Bridge Road in Rockingham was detected smoking a substance believed to be marijuana at the Starflight Convenience Store in Hamlet on Sunday, June 10th, at approximately 3:34 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM - FirstHealth Fitness Center on 120 Richmond Drive in Rockingham was the site of Coffee Connections on Tuesday morning, June 12, sponsored by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce.  

Members of the local business community were welcomed by RCCC President Emily Tucker as well as staff members Taylor Player and Seth Allen. Those in attendance gathered here for conversation, connecting with others in Richmond County, as well as a bountiful breakfast of fresh fruits, muffins, pastries, fruit juices, and of course, coffee.

Hamlet, N.C. – The Charlotte Symphony returns to the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet for an all-American musical celebration of America’s birthday on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. 

The concert, entitled “Celebrate America,” will mark the symphony’s second appearance at the Cole this year following the largely successful concert “The Musical World of Harry Potter,” which was performed by the symphony in January. This performance will mark the sixth time the Symphony has performed at the Cole.

Friday, 15 June 2018 05:02

East of Bliss Massage Therapy Ribbon Cutting

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ROCKINGHAM - “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough” (author unknown).  

Sierra McQueen realized her dream on Thursday, June 14, with the opening of her massage therapy studio on E. Franklin St in Rockingham. 

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