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HAMLET –  Richmond Community College students in the Art 131 class had their artwork on display Thursday, Dec. 7, during an art show and reception at the Arts Richmond studio in downtown Rockingham.

CARY N.C. — Representative Garland E. Pierce recently participated in a roundtable discussion about fostering veteran entrepreneurship in North Carolina. 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hunter Harrison, CEO of transportation titan CSX, has died at the age of 73, the company announced Saturday.

ROCKINGHAM – On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper officially appointed former Rockingham Mayor and North Carolina Senator Gene McLaurin to a seat at the table of the state's Economic Development Partnership (EDP).

HAMLET – Subsequent to the discoveries of Ku Klux Klan-related disseminations in Hamlet during the recent Christmas parade celebrations, the City’s police department is continuing its aggressive investigation of the situation.

HAMLET – Richmond County may be a small rural community, but the talent that comes to visit sure isn’t. On Thursday night, former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler and renowned country music artist Phil Vassar brought their gifts to a packed Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College.

HAMLET – Richmond Community College held a pinning ceremony on Tuesday, December 12, for 42 students who completed the Nursing Assistant program. Pending passing the North Carolina Certified Nursing Assistant Written and Skills test, they can become CNAs.

Rockingham, NC – On Thursday, December 14, Tom McInnis, a conservative businessman, education and small business advocate, and native North Carolinian, announced Thursday he will seek re-election to the State Senate in the newly-drawn 25th District.

HAMLET – Senior citizens from Richmond County began arriving early at the Cole Auditorium on Wednesday for their annual Christmas party presented by Richmond County Aging Services.

ROCKINGHAM – Individuals driving through downtown Rockingham in recent weeks may have noticed a few things.  Perhaps they noticed the street lights, festively adorned with lights and wreaths, or maybe they noticed the perfectly poised reindeer stationed as if they're there to greet all who enter downtown.  Or, possibly, their attention was grabbed by the towering Christmas tree that now stands in the town square.

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