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RALEIGH — The NC FIRST Commission, whose focus is to evaluate the state’s current and future transportation investment needs and strategies, will hold its second public meeting Friday.

ROCKINGHAM — Every year, the Office of State Fire Marshal High School Firefighter Challenge is held at the Buncombe County Training Center in Asheville for students across the state to further their fire and rescue training. 

In June, rising senior Zac Sharpe from Richmond Senior High School completed his training and graduated from the program along with approximately 24 other students. 

RALEIGH — House Bill 536, ABC Omnibus Regulatory Reform, cleared the N.C. House, 91-24, on Tuesday, July 9, and was sent to the Senate.

RALEIGH — After several starts and stops, on Tuesday, July 9, the N.C. House failed to vote on an override of the governor’s budget bill.

HAMLET —The newest City Council member, Joe Robinson, was ceremonially sworn in Tuesday in front of family members at the monthly meeting.  

RALEIGH — As hospitals fight cost-cutting reforms to the State Health Plan, State Treasurer Dale Folwell remains undaunted.

ROCKINGHAM — City Council members on Tuesday were given an overview of the annual Junior Police and Fire Academy summer program during their brief July meeting.

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 21:25

4 Richmond County roads get names

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday gave approval for the renaming of four roads along the U.S. 220-Interstate 73/74 corridor.

ROCKINGHAM — Nearly five years after its official announcement, one local manufacturing plant is only weeks away from operation.

HAMLET — A man accused of stealing a vehicle from a Richmond County auto dealership was caught in Cumberland County — with a different stolen vehicle.

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