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RALEIGH — The prospect Democrats will get their wish for a new election in the 9th Congressional District could be getting stronger.

ROCKINGHAM — Outages for one of the largest cellular networks could interrupt emergency communications, according to county officials.

ROCKINGHAM—On a chilly Thursday morning, around 350 students from area high schools and community colleges gathered at Superior Cranes to learn about a variety of careers that are available in the crane, rigging and specialized-transport industry. 

ROCKINGHAM — The upcoming Epicenter music festival will have the largest economic impact of any event ever held in Richmond County, according to County Manager Bryan Land.

During his report to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Land said attendance is “expected to eclipse 90 to 100,000 attendees and the economic impact will be larger than any NASCAR event we have ever hosted.”

RALEIGH — Farmers with damage and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The $240 million bill, signed (Tuesday) by Gov. Roy Cooper, will provide direct assistance to farmers. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the program.  

HAMLET — The Richmond Community College Small Business Center received a state award for the unique program it offered on How to Start a Drone Business in combination with the College’s STEM camps. Small Business Center Director Butch Farrah shared this news with the College’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on Tuesday.

ROCKINGHAM — With the two newest members sitting on either end, the Richmond County Board of Commissioners elected to keep its leadership the same as it’s been for two decades.

ROCKINGHAM ― The idea of bringing dirt-track racing to Rockingham Speedway is garnering overwhelming support.

Frank Bloom, tweeting as Rockingham Speedway on Saturday, asked for feedback on “hypothetically” turning the Little Rock into a dirt track.

Most of the responses were a resounding “Yes.”

ROCKINGHAM — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital–Richmond was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the first time. Announced today, The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.

Monday, 03 December 2018 18:28

Richmond County commissioners take oaths

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ROCKINGHAM ― Richmond County’s four recently elected — and re-elected― commissioners were sworn in Monday afternoon ahead of the board’s Tuesday night meeting.

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