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ROCKINGHAM — Several companies are coming to downtown Rockingham, taking up residence in the same building.

ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond County polling locations have changed and several candidates are hoping to win a seat by write-in during Tuesday’s municipal elections.

Monday, 04 November 2019 17:06

Cooper appoints Land to state forestry council

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Manager Bryan Land has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the N.C. Forestry Advisory Council.

RALEIGH — State Elections Director Karen Brinson Bell on Friday approved 49 additional types of student and employee photo identification for use in the 2020 elections.

RALEIGH — The 2019 session of the N.C. General Assembly began Jan. 9, both in the House and the Senate. The session ended on Halloween, which was Wednesday, Oct. 31. Lawmakers left without a budget, failing to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto, which came in June. To date, Cooper has vetoed 37 bills — 23 of which the General Assembly has overridden. During the session, however, lawmakers passed a host of mini-budgets, redrew N.C. legislative districts under a court order, and funded teacher pay and other raises for state workers.

RALEIGH — Legislators looking into how Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration handled an environmental permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have asked Cooper and three of his top staffers to testify in Raleigh at a legislative committee meeting Friday, Nov. 8.

Friday, 01 November 2019 18:19

Weekend concert to benefit disabled veterans

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ROCKINGHAM — Four bands, including two from Richmond County, are performing a benefit this weekend for disabled veterans.

CHARLOTTE  — A Richmond County man working as a correctional officer at Lanesboro Correctional Institute has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly smuggling drugs to an inmate, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Friday, 01 November 2019 15:19

3 more charged in Ellerbe hemp theft

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ELLERBE — Two more men and one woman have been charged in connection to the theft of more than 6,000 industrial hemp plants in August.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Dementia Capable Action Team is hosting its inaugural Dementia Friendly Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12 , from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m at Richmond County Community College, Cole Auditorium located at 1042 West Hamlet Ave. in Hamlet. 

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