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RALEIGH — The State Board of Community Colleges clashed over spending more than $100,000 on police training as community colleges brace for what could be an unprecedented spike in enrollment.

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The gruesome death of George Floyd, captured on video in vivid and revealing detail, will revolt and enrage anyone with a moral conscience. You witness one human being mistreating another with either actual malice or callous disregard. You witness the tragic result.

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Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral.

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ROCKINGHAM — The death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has sparked protests against police abuse across the country — even in Richmond County.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper activated 450 members of the N.C. National Guard to help cities deal with potential property damage if riots relating to the death of George Floyd continue. He said the State Bureau of Investigation, N.C. Highway Patrol, and State Capital Police will be available if local officials ask.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons has issued a statement regarding the situation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd died after being held down by three police officers, one of whom kept his knee on Floyd's neck even after Floyd loss consciousness.

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It was a Christmas greeting tailor-made for a pre-redemption Ebenezer Scrooge.

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HAMLET — Richmond County Schools will be rolling out the “Say Something” system — an anonymous reporting app created in partnership by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Sandy Hook Promise available to schools statewide — this 2019-2020 school year. 

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HAMLET — One man as been charged and police are looking for another after a child was shot over the weekend.

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HAMLET — Council members on Tuesday reviewed the city’s water and sewer rates since last summer’s rate increase.

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