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HAMLET — The Richmond Community College Foundation recognized more than 250 scholarship recipients during its annual awards banquet on Thursday at the Cole Auditorium. The recipients were also given the opportunity to meet donors to thank them for their generosity in helping cover the cost of tuition and textbooks.

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HAMLET — Thursday’s cold, dreary weather didn’t prevent an array of visitors from touring the new spaces being utilized by students currently enrolled in the variety of nursing programs offered by Richmond Community College.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College will hold orientation for its new Electric Lineman program on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Grimsley Building, room 103, on main campus in Hamlet.

The first ever Electric Lineman class at RichmondCC will begin Nov. 26 with Scott Caulder of Rockingham preparing the next generation of linemen for a safe and successful career in the power distribution industry.

Caulder, who has 27 years of experience in the industry working for Pee Dee Electric, was hired to be the coordinator for the program. Caulder got his lineman training at Nash Community College, so he is looking forward to bringing this type of skills training to his hometown. Along with being the instructor, he will be recruiting students and networking to bring in business partners for the program who can help with supplies and equipment.

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HAMLET— Richmond County students will miss yet another day due a hurricane.

The school district announced on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that there would be no classes or athletics on Thursday, when Hurricane Michael — currently expected to be a tropical storm by then — makes its way through the Carolinas.

While a message will be sent out at 5 p.m. Thursday regarding classes on Friday, Homecoming activities are still on track.

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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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ROCKINGHAM ― Mayor Steve Morris had a bit of paperwork to sign following a special meeting Thursday evening after the City Council approved a resolution to accept the conditions set forth by the USDA on a permanent financing loan for the Richmond Community College downtown campus.

The vote was unanimous with Councilman John Hutchinson giving his “aye” over the phone.

Larry Sampson, a loan specialist with the USDA, rapidly went over the conditions for the $6.75 million loan which the city will have to pay back over a 25-year period at 3.875 percent interest. Sampson said if interest rates decrease during the span of the loan, then the rate will also. However, the loan rate is locked at 3.875 percent and will not go any higher.

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HAMLET – Twelve people are hitting the road with the foundation to be good, safe truck drivers after completing the nine-week truck driver training program offered at Richmond Community College in partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCCTI).

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Hamlet – Richmond Community College held its annual Convocation on Wednesday, which celebrates the scholarly circle of life for the college and its students.

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HAMLET – “Acts that don’t seem humanly possible” is how The New York Times describes international circus company Flip FabriQue’s high flying acrobatic show that will be coming to the Cole Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. 

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Hamlet, N.C. – Some of the best target shooters in Richmond and Scotland County returned to DeWitt’s Outdoors Sports in Ellerbe on Oct. 10 to compete in Richmond Community College’s Clay Shooting Classic. However, a new team rose to the top to capture first place.

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