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RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, who represents Pinehurst in the N.C. Senate, advocated relentlessly for the deal announced today bringing major U.S. Golf Association  investments to North Carolina, along with a golf championship every five years.

ROCKINGHAM — The City Council will move forward with a deal to sell a lease agreement for the placement of telecommunication equipment on the downtown water tank to a third party. 

PINEHURST — In partnership with FirstHealth of the Carolinas, the Sandhills Opioid Response Consortium is pleased to welcome 10 new peer support specialists who will help people in recovery.  

PEMBROKE — The Office of Community and Civic Engagement at UNC Pembroke is leading the annual 9/11 Week of Service, which will be hosted in a virtual format to support social distancing and safety measures related to COVID-19. 

RALEIGH — On Sept. 4, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0. Among its provisions is a new extension of the expiration dates of five DMV credentials.

ROCKINGHAM — Discovery Place Kids will soon be opening its doors for the first time in six months.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s drone program has again been named as a finalist for a national award.

RALEIGH — Will Easter is a promising North Carolina musician. A career just starting to take off. I reached him on his cell phone, and he wanted to talk. 

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has been able to expand its Certified Nursing Assistant program to meet the growing demand for more healthcare professionals thanks to a grant from GlaxoSmithKline Foundation.

HAMLET — City leaders could possibly use some of Hamlet’s COVID-19 relief funds to purchase high-tech cleaning equipment.

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