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PINEHURST — Sandhills-area residents with substance use disorders, their caregivers and the community at large now has a one-stop resource for finding help. A new website at www.firsthealth.org/recoveryresources provides an extensive breadth and depth of resources for opioid outreach and response. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:32

Wildfire risk remains high in North Carolina

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service is urging people across North Carolina to remain vigilant in reducing wildfire risk. While recent rainfall brought immediate and temporary relief to much of the state, warmer, drier days combined with winds could quickly dry forest fuels, increasing the risk of wildfire.   

RALEIGH — A panel of Superior Court judges have approved North Carolina’s newly redrawn legislative district voting maps, but lawmakers are headed back to the drawing board to create different maps for congressional races.

HAMLET — Barnyard animals and carnival rides await attendees of the annual Richmond County Agricultural Fair starting Tuesday.

HAMLET — Richmond Community College will host an Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. for its new Scotland County Campus.

Monday, 28 October 2019 13:18

Help requested in search for probation absconder

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ROCKINGHAM — The N.C. Department of  Public Safety Division of Community Corrections is asking for help in locating a probation absconder.

HAMLET — Police have released surveillance video related to the theft of a local band’s equipment trailer.

HAMLET— The Richmond County music community was rocked Sunday evening when one of their own was stolen from.

RALEIGH — A year ago, Debbie Townsend still hoped she could turn things around.

Her patients don’t know it, but she bleeds money filling many of their prescriptions. In a few weeks, she’ll lose the independent pharmacy she has run for the past 15 years.

ROCKINGHAM — With Halloween around the corner, a local paranormal investigation team is giving residents a glimpse of ghostly happenings mixed with history.

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