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HAMLET— A woman is facing five misdemeanor charges and spent Christmas in jail after police say she found her husband with another woman.

HAMLET — The city is searching for someone new to run the Hamlet Depot and Museum following the termination last week of its most recent director.

RALEIGH — An attorney who represented the Bladen County Improvement Association during a 2016 investigation into potential absentee ballot voting misbehavior says the organization was cleared of any wrongdoing.  He hasn’t heard from investigators since.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s new voter ID law is headed to court.

This week the N.C. General Assembly overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s Dec. 14 veto of Senate Bill 824, Implementation of Voter I.D. Constitutional Amendment. Now, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the N.C. NAACP are suing over allegations of racial discrimination and burdens on voting rights.  

Friday, 21 December 2018 13:59

RCC Substation grads can earn bachelor's from ECU

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HAMLET — Graduates of Richmond Community College’s Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology program now have another option to further an already promising career.

RALEIGH — A newly released statewide poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the Charles Koch Institute seems to show North Carolinians are ready for reform of the pretrial justice system and the practice of requiring money bail.

Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:58

Rockingham cops help kids pick presents

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ROCKINGHAM — After spending time Christmas shopping with Sgt. Lee Bailey on Thursday, Diamond Lemon reached out to be picked up and wrapped her arms around his neck.

The 5-year-old was one of seven kids teamed up with Rockingham Police officers for the department’s annual Shop-With-A-Cop program.

Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:09

Ellerbe mayor demands action on curve; NCDOT acts

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ELLERBE — One Richmond County elected official is asking residents to demand action on a problematic highway curve.

ROCKINGHAM — A redo in the 9th Congressional District race would 'greatly impact' the Richmond County Board of Elections, according to Director Connie Kelly.

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolinians will need to show identification at the polls in future elections.

The N.C. House of Representatives voted 72-40 on Senate Bill 824 Wednesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto. The state Senate passed the bill 33-12 on Tuesday.

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