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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:13

Lambeth hired as Richmond County's new tourism director

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ROCKINGHAM- The Richmond County Tourism Development Authority has hired Derby native Meghann Lambeth as its new executive director.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina League of Municipalities is making a push to allow local governments to build broadband infrastructure and lease it to private internet service providers, but critics warn the plan would harm taxpayers’ pocketbooks.

RALEIGH — Sens. Joyce Waddell, D-Mecklenburg, and Andy Wells, R-Catawba, have filed legislation that would take a big step toward reforming the alcohol control system in North Carolina.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:19

Stuart chosen to join Hamlet City Council

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HAMLET — With only one vote against him, Maurice Stuart was elected by the City Council at a special meeting Tuesday night to fill a vacancy on the municipal board.

HAMLET― Only one first sergeant is coming to the local Highway Patrol station, contrary to information sent with a press release.

ROCKINGHAM — With Mark Harris withdrawing from a special election for the 9th Congressional District, it seems more likely there will have to be a primary for the race.

Aside from the inconvenience of having to go back to the polls, the new election could cost the county upwards of $150,000.

CARTHAGE — Area residents will get a chance to learn more about the N.C. Department of Transportation’s draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at a week-long open house in Moore County next week.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:34

Harris drops out of 9th District race

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ROCKINGHAM— Mark Harris will not be running in the election redo for the 9th Congressional District.

HAMLET ― The N.C. State Highway Patrol office is getting two new first sergeants following a promotional ceremony.

RALEIGH — The House Rules Committee gave a favorable report on Monday, Feb. 25 to a bill proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the use of eminent domain for economic development. Only one member, Rep. Darren Jackson, D-Wake, voted against the bill.

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