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Local News

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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.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — This past Thursday, the town council meeting of Dobbin Heights was called to order at 7:00pm.

ROCKINGHAM -- On Friday, July 14, East Rockingham & Cordova Fire Rescue were both dispatched to a wreck involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer at the entrance of a local truck stop. First Health EMS transported the driver of the pickup to the hospital with minor injuries and there were no injuries to the truck driver. The tractor-trailer had a load of bricks that had been picked up in Wallace, South Carolina, and was en route to Canada. The North Carolina Highway Patrol will be investigating the accident.

WASHINGTON – Friday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Congressman Robert Pittenger’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810) to crack down on international businesses that support North Korean cyberattacks.

ROCKINGHAM -- On Friday, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand re-opening for Badcock & More Home Furniture. The Chamber of Commerce, store associates, and owners Larry and Nancy Woodall were some of those in attendance. Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris said a few words, providing his wisdom and support for the new owners.

Hamlet – Going to school full time and working full time was quite a challenge for Winslow Ratliff, but he didn’t let that stop him from graduating with an associate degree in Business Administration from Richmond Community College in 2015. A former resident of Scotland County, Ratliff is now a financial sales representative with a bank in Raleigh.

Friday, 14 July 2017 08:51

Local Pastor and Teacher Accepted to Yale

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HAMLET -- Charlie Heeley, a native of Rockingham, is stepping out on faith and leaving his cherished home state of North Carolina for the New England state of Connecticut to attend the prestigious Yale Divinity School in the fall. While Heeley refers to his acceptance to Yale as an “accident”, God makes no mistakes and it seems that all of his steps in his journey have been ordered and timed perfectly.

PINEHURST – The pain specialists at FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain have begun to offer thermal radiofrequency treatment to relieve chronic moderate-to-severe knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

ROCKINGHAM— Taking your dog or puppy to the Dog Days of Summer wash at the Richmond County Animal Shelter may help your furry friend, as well as other dogs who may need the services Richmond County Animal Advocates provide.

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