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ROCKINGHAM — A reviving landmark in Richmond County could get a multi-million dollar injection from the state if it survives the budget process.

Gov. Roy Cooper has included $8 million for the Rock Speedway and Entertainment Complex in his $25.2 million budget proposal.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a $25.2 billion General Fund budget for 2019-20 that would increase spending by more than $1.3 billion over the current fiscal year. He recommends spending $25.9 billion in the second year of the budget cycle.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s two-year budget proposal would give teachers an average pay raise of 9.1 percent over two years, with no teacher receiving less than a 3 percent raise in either year.

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has partnered with Coker College, soon to be Coker University, to offer 100 percent online bachelor’s degree programs in business management, criminology and psychology for RichmondCC graduates.

ROCKINGHAM — More than 100 of Richmond County’s Special Olympics athletes took their turns at the lanes of Strikers Bowling Alley on Thursday.

ROCKINGHAM-  “In just nine weeks with $900 I can get a job making $30,000-40,000?” 

“Yes sir,” said Dr. Dale McInnis, president of Richmond Community College. 

Commissioner Don Bryant posed the question following McInnis’ report to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening.  

ROCKINGHAM — Dan McCready won’t be the only retired Marine running for the 9th Congressional District, as former Mecklenberg County Commissioner Matthew Ridenhour— saying "It takes a Marine to beat a Marine  announced in a press release Wednesday that he was jumping in the race, bringing the field of GOP candidates to five for the special election.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly lags behind most other states as one of seven state governments that doesn’t offer video of any legislative sessions or committees.

RALEIGH — People wanting to learn the fate of Silent Sam will have to wait a bit longer. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved an extension of the deadline for board members to devise a plan for the confederate monument.

RALEIGH — State taxpayers would save hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance costs, thanks to a unanimous ruling Tuesday from the N.C. Court of Appeals.

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