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RICHMOND COUNTY – On the 12th Day of Chamber the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce gave to me: 12 member businesses, 11 gift certificates, 10 prize packages, nine amazing discounts, eight funny videos, seven witty captions, six new gift ideas, five local celebrities, four door busters, three board members, two elected officials and one event that locals don’t want to miss out on.

ROCKINGHAM – October was an award-winning month for Richmond County Emergency Services. At the annual North Carolina Public Safety Communications Conference held in Cherokee, N.C., from October 1 through 4, several Richmond County government employees were honored.

HAMLET – In following up with the RO’s initial story last week, the City of Hamlet has issued a formal complaint to the IRS in regards to political campaigning occurring at the Seaboard festival by volunteers and Seaboard Festival board members.

HAMLET – After almost two weeks of diligent investigative work, the Hamlet Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in regard to a series of vehicle break-ins in a particular area of town during the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 7.

ROCKINGHAM – It's no secret that football is king in Richmond County.  Just taking a drive past Raider Stadium on a fall Friday night will give you needed proof of that.

ROCKINGHAM – What do a magician, a speed painter, a beach band and a native American story teller have in common?

HAMLET – RamFest at Hamlet Middle School began during Jim Butler’s term as principal, and current principal, Karen Allen, has continued the great tradition in allowing students to become more culturally aware and versed in the arts.

HAMLET – Richmond Community College Foundation recognized more than 80 scholarship recipients during its annual academic awards banquet on Nov. 16 at the Cole Auditorium. The recipients were also given the opportunity to meet donors to thank them for their generosity in helping defray the cost of tuition and textbooks.  

PINEHURST – Tim Moore wasn’t looking for a quick-fix diet when he decided to lose weight. 

ROCKINGHAM – Downtown Rockingham will be buzzing with well over 100 vendors on Saturday, December 2 as the 21st annual Christmas on the Square event is set to be held.

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