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Friday, 08 June 2018 05:01

Vehicle Fire on School Street

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EAST ROCKINGHAM - Thursday afternoon around 8:15 p.m. East Rockingham Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on School Street on Aleo Mill Village.

The vehicle was being worked on by the owner when the fire occurred.

The vehicle was a white Nissan pickup.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the fire department before any damage to surrounding structures and vehicles on the property.

Hamlet, N.C. (June 5, 2018) – Team “Lucid” was the first-place winner in Richmond Community College’s Rocket League Gaming Tournament held Saturday at the Cole Auditorium. Coming in second place was team “DM.” 

RICHMOND COUNTY - It was standing room only at the Richmond County Board of Education meeting in Hamlet on Monday, June 4, as high school students spoke to the board, faculty and staff received awards, and students received recognition for excellence in achievement. Following the Call to Order by Board Chairman Wiley Mabe, Jerry Etheridge read the invocation, sharing scripture from the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is My Shepherd.” Richmond Raider student Justyce Stevenson led the group in reciting The Pledge of Allegiance.

HAMLET - Richmond Senior High School’s AP Art students submitted their work to the College Board in May.

The AP Art students’ portfolios were graded on a 1-6 level with 6 being a noteworthy - and rare – score. 

Students in the Advanced Placement Art Class (AP Art) had to develop a concentration idea for their work, creating twelve works of art that show a variety of their skills and another twelve focusing on a certain topic of their choosing.

ROCKINGHAM- The Richmond County Board of Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 5 at the Judicial Center in Rockingham. 

The June agenda was a busy one with 20 items to cover.  The most significant item of the evening was the final approval of the county’s 2018/2019 budget.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 05:04

Cancer Care Treasure Shop Opens for Business

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ROCKINGHAM - The people of Richmond County and surrounding areas now have a new place to shop, as well as provide financial support towards a cure for cancer, which has probably impacted someone in your life, or even your own. On Monday, June 4, the Richmond County Cancer Care Treasure Shop was officially welcomed as a new business by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Rodney Gandy is the owner of the shop, which is conveniently located at 704 A East Broad Avenue in Rockingham. It will be operating as a nonprofit, with all of the proceeds going towards Relay for Life in Richmond County. The American Cancer Society uses the funds for cancer research, services for those diagnosed with cancer, as well as educating the public about early detection.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 05:02

RSHS Golden Leaf Award Winners

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RICHMOND COUNTY - Students from Richmond Senior High School and Richmond Early College High School were named as recipients of the 2018 Golden LEAF Scholarship.

Coleman Berry, Alexis Bittle, Latasha Baker, Kyler Sweatt, and Kris Terry were each chosen out of 215 applicants to represent the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program.

Berry and Bittle are both seniors at REaCH and will graduate in just a few days with their high school diploma as well as a college degree.

Berry is headed to North Carolina State to study agriculture, while Bittle will pursue her degree in biology at UNC Charlotte in hopes of becoming a doctor.

Seniors Baker, Sweatt, and Terry will also put their scholarships to good use.

Baker intends to further her studies of art at East Carolina University; Sweatt will attend Appalachian State University for science; and Terry, North Carolina A&T for computer engineering.

Each student is eligible for $12,000 ($3,000 a year over the course of 4 years).

They may also participate in leaderships programs offered by Golden LEAF as well.

RALEIGH - North Carolina’s pork industry has been in the news a lot lately, but not in a way that tells the true story of its contributions to our economy. While the industry has drawn attention as the subject of nuisance lawsuits, what has been consistently overlooked is the significant economic contributions the pork industry makes in terms of jobs and its role in producing safe and affordable food for consumers.

I consider the production of food and fiber to be admirable and certainly not a nuisance, and I want people across the state to understand how important agriculture, including the pork industry, is to our state. When we take our farmers and food production for granted, we stand to literally lose the hand that feeds us.

PINEHURST – Ruth Ann Bradshaw, R.N., has been recognized as the April 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. 

Bradshaw works on the Surgical Admissions Unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She was nominated by a patient who, in the nomination, said, “She felt my hurt and my loss, and her empathy and compassion helped me through my most difficult day. Every nurse and provider I met that day were incredible, but I want Ruth Ann to know she truly makes a difference.” 

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – After winning his second straight ManCup event and extending his point lead over the biggest name in Top Fuel motorcycle racing, Dave Vantine might be re-thinking his plan to sell the 240 mile-an-hour two-wheel hybrid he rode into the winners’ circle Sunday at Rockingham Dragway. 

Vantine’s plan coming into the DME Nationals was to sell his current bike and move on to something a little fresher and faster in his bid to unseat Larry “Spiderman” McBride as ManCup Champion. 

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