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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:35

Community Home Care & Hospice Hosts Awareness Day

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ROCKINGHAM – Community Home Care and Hospice, which is a part of North Carolina’s largest hospice provider, is hitting the streets to educate and inform local families about the benefits of hospice and in-home care. And what better way than to offer a free lunch?

CORDOVA - Tuesday night's thunderstorms proved to be more severe than originally expected, leaving trees down and powerless homes in its wake.

At 7:30 p.m., an emergency flash flood warning was issued for the area. A hailstorm lasted for only a few minutes in the Cordova area, but some were unable to reach their homes due to fallen trees, and many residents had no power for a brief time period in the subsequent evening hours.

ROCKINGHAM— The Children of Freedom Baptist Church and Freedom EDGE have a challenge for Richmond County as they continue to try to spread “Buckets of Love”.

HAMLET – Richmond Community College will hold a mandatory orientation for its fall truck driver training course at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in room 130 of the Lindsey-Petris Building on the college’s main campus in Hamlet. This orientation session is the first step for people who want to get into the training class and begin a career in the trucking industry.

ROCKINGHAM—The City of Rockingham and the Rockingham Police Department will be teaming up to host the annual "National Night Out" event.

Millions from around the country take part in "National Night Out", the annual community-building campaign that is geared towards building police and community partnerships in an effort to provide a safer community. In years past, this event has also proven to be a great opportunity to bring the local police department and neighbors together.

Hamlet – One of Richmond Community College’s many exceptional graduates will be honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award at the College’s Convocation this fall.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 07:37

Rockingham Police Assist in Cheraw Investigation

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ROCKINGHAM — Last week, Rockingham Detectives assisted the Cheraw Police Department in conjunction with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in the apprehension of two fugitives.

Deandre Malskie Byrd, 18, and Shareef Ali Kelly, 21, were both involved in a shooting that occurred in Cheraw, S.C. on Independence Day.


Byrd later turned himself into the Rockingham Police Department and Kelly was apprehended at a residence located in East Rockingham. 

Hamlet – Anthony Fuller decided to open Premier Auto Imports in downtown Hamlet after doing some research about the need for a foreign car dealer in Richmond County. Being new to the area, he worked with Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center to become more familiar with the surrounding community and to develop a plan for his business.

PINEHURST – Certain medications, anxiety and “fear of the unknown” are known to contribute to the insomnia that cancer patients experience.

Less known are ways of dealing with this cancer-related sleeplessness.

ROCKINGHAM – When it came to trying to develop something new and exciting to do in Richmond County, Chris and Deana Singletary kicked around a couple ideas. But they ultimately settled on starting the Richmond Adult Soccer League (RASL), a recreational sports league for adults that has rapidly grown into a widely-participated in program.

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