ROCKINGHAM — A highway project in Richmond County has been put on the fast track, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

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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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ROCKINGHAM — Vendors set up in the newly renovated Harrington Square Saturday for what has become an anticipated holiday tradition.

The day started out beautifully, but within a few hours rain began slowly creeping in.

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ROCKINGHAM ― Mayor Steve Morris was only halfway through the countdown before the city’s Christmas tree lit up in Cole Plaza on Tuesday.

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ROCKINGHAM — Downtown will light up with around 90 vendors, as well as a new look, on Saturday as the Rockingham Downtown Corporation, Richmond County Tourism Authority, and the city sponsor Christmas on the Square, now in it’s 23rd year.

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ROCKINGHAM — One local restaurant will soon be under new ownership thanks, in part, to help from the city.

The Rockingham City Council on Tuesday approved a $25,000 loan to Jeanna Cloninger to use as part of the down payment to purchase Dairy Queen.

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ROCKINGHAM — One Richmond County lawyer will soon be donning a black robe and wielding a gavel.

Longtime attorney Stephan B. Futrell was recently appointed to the bench last week by Gov. Roy Cooper to fill the spot soon to be vacated by Superior Court Judge Richard Brown.

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4 Rockingham Officers Promoted to Sergeant

ROCKINGHAM — Four of the city’s “boys in blue” were promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony at city hall Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Billy Kelly said the promotions were based on each officer’s years of service, the amount of training received beyond what’s required, commitment to the community and demonstrating the ability “lead, not just dictate” — all while balancing a family life.

City Manager Monty Crump thanked the family members who were in attendance for the support of their loved ones in law enforcement.

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ROCKINGHAM — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee shook hundreds of hands Wednesday in the first of four stops campaigning for House hopeful Mark Harris.

A large crowd of conservatives, including local pastors and politicians, awaited the Republican heavyweight’s arrival in the parking lot of the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office, which is serving as an early voting site.

Huckabee took the time to pose for photos — including a selfie with Hamlet City Manager Jonathan Blanton — sign autographs and briefly speak with those in attendance.

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ROCKINGHAM— A verbal altercation that turned physical resulted in one woman being killed, another injured and a third charged with murder.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to call Oct. 11 of possible gunshot victims on Sam Richardson Road, north of Rockingham, where they found two women suffering from bullet wounds, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

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