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ROCKINGHAM — Two weeks after donning funky socks for Down syndrome, the employees of Richmond County’s departments of health and social services were decked out in blue Tuesday for World Autism Day.

RALEIGH — A federal grand jury indicted N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes, political donor Greg Lindberg of Durham, and two Lindberg associates on charges of wire fraud, bribery, and making false statements to law enforcement agents.

RALEIGH — In 2013, North Carolina launched “Read To Achieve," which was supposed to help lagging kids reach literacy by third grade. Six years and $150 million later, the state has seen little success.

HAMLET— Allison Story has been the director of the Richmond County Animal Advocates since 2012, and in that time has seen her group help low- and fixed-income families get their pets spayed and neutered when money has been an issue.

Monday, 01 April 2019 17:26

United Way kicks of 'Round Up!' campaign

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ROCKINGHAM — United Way of Richmond County is “looking outside the box” for other fundraising efforts.

Monday, 01 April 2019 16:33

Hamlet hires new police chief

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HAMLET— It’s no April Fool’s joke: the Hamlet Police Department has a new chief.

EAST ROCKINGHAM — If the excitement and participation of students is an indicator of a healthy school, East Rockingham Elementary is on the right track. 

RALEIGH — The legal landscape for a major health insurance reform shifted dramatically Thursday with a decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The ruling, by Judge John Bates, struck down a Trump administration policy making it easier for small businesses and self-employed workers to form Association Health Plans and buy the same low-cost, high-quality health insurance usually reserved for large companies.

ELLERBE — Despite last week’s initial cancellation, the Ellerbe Lions Club’s Fourth of July festivities are back on schedule.

HAMLET — A parole absconder accused of stealing money from his mother is behind bars and awaiting his next court date.

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