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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County WIC Program is expanding its office. 

GREENSBORO — Tuesday, Mark Robinson, a native of Greensboro, announced his candidacy for the office of Lt. Governor of North Carolina, in a bid to become the first black lieutenant governor in the state’s history.

ELLERBE — Certified family nurse practitioner Sharon Saunders will join Bo Kopynec, M.D., and Bridget Thompson, PA-C, at FirstHealth Family Medicine in Ellerbe on July 8, 2019.

RALEIGH — While initial rulings in the Leandro case had nothing directly to do with charter schools, recent discussions are bringing the traditional public school alternative into the conversation.

HAMLET — Richmond County Schools is gearing up for its eleventh annual Stuff the Bus campaign which will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot in Rockingham. A Richmond County Schools bus will be on site, ready to be filled with school supplies that will go to students in Richmond County. 

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 13:45

N.C. peach growers pleased with 2019 crop

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RALEIGH – After several hit-or-miss years, peach growers across the state are celebrating what is shaping up to be a solid peach growing season.

ROCKINGHAM — Police have levied three more felony charges against a man already facing more than a dozen drug offenses.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 18:28

3 charged with meth possession in Ellerbe

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ELLERBE — Three young adults were arrested on meth-related charges early last week — two following a traffic stop; the other during a breaking and entering investigation.

ROCKINGHAM — The Thomas H. Leath Memorial Library is hosting a Meet the Author and Book Signing event for former area resident and co-founder of the Richmond Observer Lance Jenkins, whose debut novel, "A New Requiem," releases this month. 

RALEIGH — As the July Fourth Holiday approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to focus on safe driving while traveling to their intended destinations. As traffic is expected to increase throughout the week, troopers will be out in full force monitoring driver behavior.

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