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RALEIGH — Legislative leaders argue there's no good reason for the N.C. Supreme Court to stp into a dispute now over $1.7 billion in court-ordered education funding. Republican legislators filed a new brief Monday. It opposes a request from the N.C. Department of Justice and other parties backing court-ordered funding.

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RALEIGH — The speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives wants colleagues to override the governor’s veto of a bill ending school mask mandates. It would mark the first time in a year that lawmakers have tried to overturn a gubernatorial veto.

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville released its March schedule, which includes both in-person and virtual classes. The education center is managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Each course is led by Wildlife Commission staff or trained volunteers. Most events are free, and a North Carolina fishing license is not required.

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In less than a month on March 21, the first-ever African American elected to the Rockingham City Council and second to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners in the 20th century*, first-ever principal of the county's first integrated school, and the oldest living member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity James Clyde “J.C.” Watkins will celebrate his 100th birthday!

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Hamlet native Dr. Fallon McIver Brewington is the current CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills in Moore County and was just named as the upcoming vice president of continuing education and workforce development at Sandhills Community College.

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RALEIGH — Parents across North Carolina want their voices heard on what's best for their children, especially after two years of lockdowns, mask mandates, and changing curriculum.

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ROCKINGHAM — Four Richmond Senior High students on Wednesday signed on for apprenticeships with local companies in a variety of fields.

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To listen to North Carolina Republican lawmakers last week as they advanced a bill to end school mask requirements, it was hard not to be struck and even impressed by the passion that some of them displayed in expressing their love and concern for the state’s children.

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Born in Florida in 1962, many never knew Daryl Mason was not originally from Richmond County, as he has quite an impact on our community and the youth in the community since he began his career in education at Hamlet Junior High in 1985.

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RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is calling for broad reforms to the K-12 education system in North Carolina. Robinson's comments came during a standing committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 21, that touched on themes of accountability, discipline, and restoring common sense.

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