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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:44

Green Party candidate enters 9th District race

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ROCKINGHAM — Another third-party candidate has entered the race for a chance to go to Washington and represent the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the total field to five.

RALEIGH — The House has unanimously passed Senate Bill 214, to drop voter identification requirements from 2019 elections, and sent it to Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday, March 13.

ROCKINGHAM — A former Richmond County Board of Education member and current legislator has introduced a bill to combat teacher shortages across the state.

ROCKINGHAM — The grief process is very personal and quite unique, reads the Richmond County Hospice website, and the bereavement services that Hospice provides help family members adjust to the loss of loved ones.

That process also includes children, and for the 26th year in a row, Richmond County Hospice will hold its Children's Grief Camp on the Camp Haven portion of the campus beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

ROCKINGHAM ― A high-level county government employee is facing felony prescription drug and fraud charges.

ROCKINGHAM — History repeated itself Tuesday night as residents again came out against a proposal to allow bed and breakfast inns in the Historic District.

Greensboro — U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin announced today that the Middle District of North Carolina collected $2,235,279.81 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this amount, $1,719,336.45 was collected in criminal actions and $515,943.36 was collected in civil actions. 

RALEIGH — When describing access to public records, “slow” is the first word that comes to mind, Ken Eudy, a senior adviser to Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday, March 11, during a talk on government transparency at Elon University.

Dragway reschedules race after rain

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As a sign of appreciation for racers who attended this weekend annual Racers Appreciation Free Entry Race, the Rockingham Dragway burned 270 gallons of fuel in the Jet Dryer, sprayed 80 gallons of traction compound on the track and a crew of eight spent 18 hours on attempting to dry and prepare the racing surface.

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