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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) invites the community to celebrate and encourage local high school artists by helping select finalists for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. 

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 05:01

Harris Endorsed by Grassroots Organization

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CHARLOTTE - Open letter press release from congressional candidate Mark Harris:

I am honored to have received this endorsement from Grassroots North Carolina, our state's most effective gun rights organization since 1994:

"In the May 8th Republican Primary  Election, the Grassroots North Carolina Political Victory Fund recommends you vote Mark Harris for U.S. House.  Mark Harris scored 99% on GRNC"s gun rights candidates survey earning our highest four star evaluation! He will be a clear leader for your rights in Congress."

"By contrast, incumbent Robert Pittenger once supported gun rights, but recently supported gun control suggesting that he's been in Washington for too long. It's time for a change! On or before May 8th, vote Mark Harris for Congress."

ROCKINGHAM –  On Friday, May 4th, hundreds of participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Richmond County at The Cole Auditorium to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

CORDOVA - In October of 2017, a group of Cordova Middle School students, now known as the Lemonade Club, sat in a classroom while brainstorming ideas on how they could create a business that would not only turn a hefty profit, but one that would also be successful in a meaningful way.

Rockingham Middle School recently named its 8th Grade Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks. 

8th Grade A Honor Roll 

Front Row: Sheridan Brown, Jordan Carlyle, David Cassidy, Ben De Aguilar, Cody Eason, Connor Ellis, Kenleigh Frye, Josh Gainey, Tripp Griggs, Spencer Harwood and Kellan Hood. 

Second Row: Jude Howard, Millie Ingram, Madison Jenkins, Colt Lee, Wil Mabe, Sonja Mann, Jared Markham, Claire Maultsby, Kirsten McDonald and Hayden McLaughlin. 

Third Row: Leah McLeod, Jenna McRae, Chloe Monroe, Rianna Morman, Hoang Pham, Abby Russell, Angel Smith, Khymaya Smith, Drenaya Streeter and Lilly Summerlin.

RALEIGH – Two new reports over the weekend revealed how, since 2010, Republicans in Raleigh have eroded North Carolina’s public education system and ended many public service pathways to a middle-class lifestyle.

CHARLOTTE - Should a school principal be disciplined for discussing the positive aspects of firearms with students?

WASHINGTON – North Carolina Senate President pro-tem Phil Berger (R-Rockingham County) today named Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) to the committee that will work to place a statue of Dr. Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol.

Monday, 30 April 2018 05:01

L.J. Bell Honor Roll

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THIRD GRADE: Olivia Ford, Jonah Gellen, Ben Lutz, Mayson McDonald, Kaylan Parsons, Forever Spencer, Aubri Gibson, Aaden Gardner, Haley Singleton, Patrick Smith, Caleb Heaton and Lianna Carr.


FOURTH GRADE: Brianna Bouldin, Macy Frye, Carter Shepherd, Connor Thrower, Cole Thrower, Kellie English, Cordelia Simmons, Skyler Collins, Taylor Crouch, Laney Dawkins, Ethan Nguyen, Markie Wyland, Zoie Harden, Mitchell Newton and Karla Zimora


FIFTH GRADE: Ava Edmonson, Cate Kensey, Jacey McRae, Jordon Odom, Connor Phifer, Landon Summerlin, Raylan Talbert, Roley Taylor, Elijah Callahan, Alyssa Heaton, Karley Simmons, Michael Barbee, Michael Holder, Sarah Nessell, Madalyn Butler,Riley Brown, Tess Bryant, Taeyona Harrington, Drew Hudson, Sophia McElduff, Gracie McRae, Tytiana Moore, Joe Parsons, Hanna Smith, Landon Taylor, Melanie Yoteco Carranza and Kylie Hood

ROCKINGHAM-  In the upcoming Democratic primary, Christian Cano is running against Dan McCready.  Both candidates are from Charlotte. 

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