ROCKINGHAM — Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office have charged a woman they say is responsible for setting a fire that burned a church office late last year.

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ROCKINGHAM — City leaders are giving a hotel owner a little more time to get things cleaned up and rebuild before taking further steps toward demolition.

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ROCKINGHAM — City leaders are giving a former hotel owner another month to progress on cleaning up — two years after it was destroyed by a fire.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:30

Ashley Chapel Church Fire Deemed Suspicious

ROCKINGHAM — Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an early morning fire at a Richmond County church.

A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of a fire at Ashley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church on Mizpah Road just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge.

The responding deputy saw smoke coming from the church, pulled to the back of the building and saw a window had been damaged, Gulledge said. He then grabbed the fire extinguisher from his patrol car to keep the flames down.

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Accident Report

CORDOVA – On Monday evening, Cordova Fire Rescue was dispatched at 8:30 p.m. to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ledbetter Street and Old Cheraw Highway.

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CORDOVA – At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Richmond County Emergency Services dispatched Cordova Fire Rescue to an outdoor fire at 604 Isom Nichols Road in Cordova.

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:59

Fire Report: Structure Fire

ROCKINGHAM -- On Tuesday afternoon, the Rockingham Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire on the corner of Baker Street and Richmond Road.

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On Thursday afternoon around 6:15, East Rockingham Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Hwy 1 South and Eason Drive. There were no injuries to the driver and the fire was quickly extinguished upon the arrival of the fire department. Officers from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office assisted with Traffic control until the scene was cleared. Units were back in service at 7:00 pm.

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ROCKINGHAM -- Weather reports indicated very little chance of storms Sunday in Rockingham when Jeff and Wynston Tyler, along with other family members, left for a pleasant afternoon of kayaking Hitchcock Creek, but by day's end the situation had changed tremendously.

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ROCKINGHAM—  The Rockingham Police and Fire Department partnered this week to provide a better understanding of law enforcement and fire safety to 61 young cadets.

Children from 11 to 17-years-old attended classes throughout the week, where they learned the importance of traffic laws, fire department operations, and even crime scene investigations.

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