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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. 

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed major regulatory reform legislation into law, including a key provision written by Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09).  

As part of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), Congressman Pittenger’s provision clarifies and improves Obama-era regulations which have created confusion in commercial real estate lending, leading to fewer jobs and slower economic growth. 

“This is a major win for communities and cities around the country. By providing much needed clarification and reducing bureaucratic red tape, this legislation will create the stability necessary to attract investment, create jobs, and spark economic growth,” said Congressman Pittenger. 

RICHMOND COUNTY - Cole Auditorium at Richmond Community College was filled with outstanding works of art created by students from Richmond Senior High School and the Ninth Grade Academy on Thursday evening, May 24, at the Spring Showcase of Art and Music. This is the second annual show for the art students, and it was held in conjunction with the Raider Concert Band and the RSHS Singing Raiders end-of-year performance. Despite extreme downpours of rain, hundreds of friends, family members, students, and community leaders turned out for the event.

RICHMOND COUNTY - As a 17 years-old rising senior at RSHS, Trey Singleton epitomizes maturity beyond his age.  In fact, it would seem that such a gift has effectively characterized him since birth.

CHARLOTTE - June 6, 1944 was a day that changed the course of history.

Now, 74 years later, UNC Charlotte will represent our nation in the commemoration of D-Day, the launch of the pivotal 1944 Allied liberation of Europe.

The Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band has been selected to perform in Normandy in events marking the 74th D-Day anniversary; the first university band from North Carolina to be invited. Here at home, the University community will come together in a celebration of the stories that help us take stock of the many ways in which our Greatest Generation’s inspiration now lives within us.

HAMLET - The Hamlet Police Department was called upon to investigate no less than three incidents of alleged domestic disturbances over the course of a recent weekend within five blocks of one another.

The first call came in at approximately 3:12 a.m. Saturday the 19th and occurred at 514 West Hamlet Avenue.  A dispute had arisen between the occupants of the residence, Arthur Wayne Smith, 53, and Christine Mitchell Byrd, 42.  Smith was arrested and charged with assault on a female while Byrd was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon (knife).  No bond was required of either party for a June 4th trial date in Richmond County District Court.

Wells Fargo Advisors has designated John Hutchinson, Senior Vice President and Member of the Directors Council, as a member of the firm's Premier Advisor Program.  

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