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HAMLET — Police in South Carolina have arrested a man accused of stealing a Richmond County band’s equipment trailer and a car from a local dealership last month.

RALEIGH — Bruce Clarke couldn’t help his client, so she called a lawyer and ended up with a bill near $1,000.

HAMLET — Veterans who are residents of two local nursing homes were recognized by one of Richmond County’s veterans organizations Monday afternoon.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Ball caps designating different branches of the military dotted the crowd for Monday’s Veterans Day Service at the Dobbins Heights Community Center.

RALEIGH — At the nation’s largest employer of the blind, only a skeletal crew of workers remains.

After IFB Solutions lost its Veterans Affairs contracts, the nonprofit lost 99 jobs, and the layoffs aren’t over in its optical lab in Winston-Salem. In total, some 137 employees, including 76 blind people and 15 veterans, will face unemployment.

HAMLET — The installation of a new fountain this week and planned playground are the latest improvements in the renovation of City Lake.

ROCKINGHAM — Two people charged in an August methamphetamine bust recently had their day in court. One is going back.

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center has received $277,000 in funding from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The money will be used to fund year three of a cost share granting program called AgPrime.  

RALEIGH — North Carolina public school teachers and higher education employees hoping to get a pay raise will have to wait. Perhaps until January.

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is partnering with VBC Manufacturing, a division of the Volumetric Building Companies, to connect skilled people with stable work, excellent benefits and bonus opportunities.

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