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ROCKINGHAM — City leaders are giving a former hotel owner another month to progress on cleaning up — two years after it was destroyed by a fire.

ROCKINGHAM — Progress on Richmond Community College’s downtown campus will continue — for now — during the federal government shutdown.

However, that all depends on the willingness of the contractor.

HAMLET — Gloria Mask knew there was power in presence. 

And she realized that the real power was consistency, showing up and riding the bus to Moral Monday marches in Raleigh; to NAACP executive committee meetings in Richmond County; to Hamlet City Council meetings and the swearing in of the first Black fire chief in Hamlet; protesting a potential poisonous landfill in Richmond County; or calling and writing Sen. Jesse Helms to remove the carcass of the Imperial Chicken Plant in Hamlet in 1992. 

ROCKINGHAM — A man who allegedly tried to smuggle drugs to an inmate last month wound up behind bars himself.

ROCKINGHAM — In the first week of the new year, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three East Rockingham men on cocaine charges.

RALEIGH — For years, independent health-care providers have resisted consolidation in the medical market. State Treasurer Dale Folwell hopes to lend them a hand with State Health Plan payment reforms.

ELLERBE — More than a dozen current and former State Troopers came out to honor a former Highway Patrol commander who had a bridge dedicated in his honor Monday.

The Millstone Road overpass bridge, which crosses over Interstate 73/74, now bares the name of the late Col. Jack Cardwell, who once called Ellerbe home.

RALEIGH — Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2019 N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2019 for selected innovative projects.

HAMLET — Traffic came to a halt late Monday morning for a sight not often seen: a funeral procession led by a team of horses.

WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is giving two local middle school students the opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. 

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