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Friday, 19 April 2019 17:16

Afternoon storms down trees in Ellerbe

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ELLERBE — A strong storm that passed through Richmond County this afternoon downed trees and left some residents without power.

RALEIGH  — “This is my anti-Semitic song.”  Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar said those words March 22 as he performed on a stage at UNC Chapel Hill’s Global Education Center. 

HAMLET — A local manufacturer is expanding, with plans to add 30 jobs in the next five years.

State and local officials announced Thursday that Superior Plastics Extrusion Company, known as Impact Plastics, will be investing a total of $13 million over the next five years, with an initial investment of $5.3 million and 13 jobs.

RALEIGH — Wednesday was a busy day for the Senate Education Committee, which approved six bills during its April 17 meeting. Three of them directly affect K-12 education.

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas has made history once again as the first health care system in the nation to participate in a clinical study with Intuitive Surgical’s Ion Endoluminal System.

ROCKINGHAM — A man with a lengthy rap sheet, who was just released from prison less than five months ago, is facing half a dozen new charges — including meth possession.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:21

Goodman appointment set to be approved by Senate

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RALEIGH — Rep. Ken Goodman could be resigning from the N.C. House of Representatives this week.

The music performance times and Campers’ Pre-Party details are now available for the debut of Epicenter, May 10, 11 and 12 at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, NC. The new 3-day destination music experience will feature a massive lineup of top rock acts performing on five stages, including Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cult, 311, Evanescence, Bush, +LIVE+ and dozens more.

ROCKINGHAM — More than 100 special needs kids and adults had the opportunity to learn sports skills and healthy habits Wednesday during the Richmond County Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Skills Camp at Richmond Senior High School.

RALEIGH — Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging horse owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern equine encephalomyelitis and West Nile virus.

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