ROCKINGHAM — With gang activity on the rise in Richmond County, one organization is helping to inform residents of the problem.

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ROCKINGHAM ― A high-level county government employee is facing felony prescription drug and fraud charges.

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ROCKINGHAM — In the first week of the new year, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three East Rockingham men on cocaine charges.

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ELLERBE — Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were in town several hours before the parade Saturday investigating a break-in.

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ROCKINGHAM — Rumors of a possible threat at Richmond Senior High School led to an increase in security Friday morning.

According to Briana Goins, public information officer for Richmond County Schools, the rumor of a threatening photo “was supposedly” circulating on social media Thursday night.

An investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was assigned to look into it and determined that “there was never a threat made,” according a statement from Sheriff James Clemmons.

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ROCKINGHAM— A verbal altercation that turned physical resulted in one woman being killed, another injured and a third charged with murder.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to call Oct. 11 of possible gunshot victims on Sam Richardson Road, north of Rockingham, where they found two women suffering from bullet wounds, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

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