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ROCKINGHAM — More than four tons of trash were picked up from Richmond County roadsides in August, according to the monthly solid waste report.

PEMBROKE — Enrollment has hit an all-time high as more students choose UNC Pembroke as their college of choice. The upward trend comes as the Office of Admissions overcame challenges with limited campus visitors and travel restrictions due to the pandemic. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly kicked off a month-long series of 13 public redistricting hearings held across the state. State legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every ten years using new data from the U.S. Census report. This year, the data was delayed due to difficulties collecting it during the COVID pandemic. Still, results showed that N.C. has growing by 9.5 percent in the past decade, faster than the national average of 7.4 percent. The results give N.C. a 14th congressional seat.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 16:50

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ELLERBE — A new traffic design will be installed at a Richmond County interchange this week as the result of a recent safety study.

ROCKINGHAM — Global Packaging is getting closer to moving into its new facility on N.C. 177 in Hamlet.

PEMBROKE — The UNC Pembroke School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $1.1 million federal grant to increase the number of highly qualified American Indian teachers committed to serving American Indian communities.  

ROCKINGHAM ― The United Way of Richmond County is gearing up for its 12th annual Day of Caring later this week.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community College is fast-tracking several programs to help students enter the workforce faster.

ROCKINGHAM — Two more Richmond County residents have died due to complications from COVID-19, according to the Health Department.

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