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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

HAMLET — The threat of severe weather on Thursday will have Richmond County students getting out early.

RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced Tuesday, March 16, the creation of a task force dedicated to giving “students, parents, and school faculty a voice to speak out about cases of bias, inappropriate materials, or indoctrination they see or experience in public schools.”

RALEIGH — As part of its litter removal efforts, N.C. Department of Transportation crews, contractors and volunteers have now collected more than 2 million pounds of litter from roadsides this year. 

RALEIGH — Wilmington’s Republican senator has teamed up with a Winston-Salem Democrat to push a bill that would expand North Carolina’s film grant program — a program critics say is actually a money loser for the state.

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond and the Richmond County Health Department are continuing to register members of the public for COVID-19 vaccination through Operation FirstShot. 

RALEIGH — North Carolina native and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty recently received a COVID-19 vaccine.

PEMBROKE — Scotland County Schools Superintendent Takeda LeGrand has been elected chair of the School of Education Advisory Board at UNC Pembroke. 

RALEIGH — N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, has introduced a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent in the Tar Heel State.

ROCKINGHAM — A Wadesboro Police officer who lives in Richmond County is under investigation after a photo of him and his wife flashing a hand sign in a photo with their son causes controversy.

ROCKINGHAM — An investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was recently featured on a true crime show to discuss a 2004 murder case.

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