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HAMLET – Life doesn’t always go as planned. Emily Tucker’s life certainly didn’t take the route she imagined when she was a young girl in high school, but she can say this with a big smile and a grateful heart, thanks to a loving husband, a special son, many good friends and a hometown college.

RICHMOND COUNTY – In a week that has seen the powerful demonstrations of Mother Nature devastate several regions across the country, residents of Richmond County experienced their own “perfect storm” late Friday afternoon and early evening. 

EAST ROCKINGHAM – As the wrath of Hurricane Harvey settles over southeast Texas leaving thousands of people displaced and in need of supplies, Jefferson Park Free Will Baptist Church in East Rockingham hosted its annual blood drive Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

HAMLET – Bill Cooke and his wife, Jan, recently established a scholarship at Richmond Community College to honor the memory of Bill’s parents, W.J. and Claudia Cooke.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey's destruction along the eastern coast of Texas this week, the Richmond County Historical Society retraces steps into Richmond County's past experiences with tragic flooding.

RICHMOND COUNTY – A new buzz can be found circulating around Richmond County that sees young, energetic adults taking charge. And now more than ever, the year and a half old organization is seeking new members to help the community thrive.

HAMLET – Season ticket subscriber David Wood of Rockingham renews his seat for the DeWitt Series’ 2017-2018 series at Cole Auditorium with Auditorium Director Joey Bennett.

In a room packed with constituents of North Carolina's ninth congressional district, United States Congressman Robert Pittenger was met with supporters and opponents at the town hall event he hosted in Richmond County on Wednesday afternoon at Rockingham City Hall.

Christopher Robson, 44, was charged on Monday for the murder of Joseph and Katherine Cassidy, and is being held for that charge on no bond.

HAMLET – Richmond Community College’s longtime partnership with the International Textile Group (ITG) continues to grow, as the College will be providing $33,843 in state-funded training for 70 employees. Some of the training will include operation of new equipment the Cordova plant is purchasing for increased efficiency in its production lines.

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