Monday, 02 December 2019 16:49

Christmas on the Square slated for Saturday

ROCKINGHAM — ‘Tis the season for downtown to be filled with holiday cheer as Christmas on the Square kicks off again.

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Friday, 15 November 2019 19:14

Studio 3 owner: 'I wanted to be unique'

ROCKINGHAM — About halfway through opening day of Studio 3 on Wednesday, owner Keri Cook said she was impressed with the number of people stopping in the shop to check things out.

She even made a few sales.

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ROCKINGHAM — Dr. Pharmacy held its official grand opening Wednesday morning, and the emphasis across the board was the continuing growth of Rockingham's downtown area.

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ROCKINGHAM — Progress continues on the downtown campus for Richmond Community College as the first steel beams of the building were erected Wednesday.

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ROCKINGHAM — Live music, children's activities, exhibitors, artists and merchants will all move outdoors to the sidewalks of downtown Rockingham Thursday evening for the latest edition of Affair On The Square. 

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ROCKINGHAM – Looking to show support for your school? Or a chance for a competitive foot race or just a fun family outing? 

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ROCKINGHAM — Residents will get a chance to have their say regarding bed and breakfasts operating in the Historic District during a public hearing Tuesday.

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:40

Hamlet hires new museum director

HAMLET—There has been a vacancy in the downtown Visitor’s Center since last December, but starting Monday, Jennifer Seaman will get to work promoting the city's history on Main Street. 

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ROCKINGHAM— Downtown’s semiannual sidewalk soirée is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, despite the threat of wind and rain from Hurricane Michael.

The streets will be lined with balloons marking the areas for Affair on the Square and a variety of vendors peddling their wares including bath and body products, cosmetics, jewelry, and edibles, according to Sharon Nichols of the Rockingham Downtown Corporation Events Committee.

“We have some new vendors this fall with boating and fishing gear as well as artisan dip mixes,” she said.

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ROCKINGHAM — Call it a wall-breaking ceremony.

Instead of golden shovels, local dignitaries and representatives from several foundations wielded golden hammers to strike the wall of a former men’s clothing store that will soon be the site of Richmond Community College’s downtown campus in Rockingham.

“What a great day for Richmond County, Rockingham and Richmond Community College,” RCC President Dr. Dale McInnis said at the start of Monday’s ceremony.

McInnis lauded how the campus was “a different kind of project,” with the way it was funded and because the city actually took the lead.

“It takes a team to make anything happen and we’ve got a great team here,” he said.

Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris said the idea for the downtown campus came about five years ago when Brian Collier, executive vice president of the Foundation for the Carolinas, took local leaders on a bus tour to Hartsville, South Carolina, and they saw how Coker College had impacted that town.

In 2015, McInnis said he was approached by Morris and Mayor Pro Tem John Hutchinson about building a satellite campus in the downtown area.

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