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ROCKINGHAM — Five Sandhills-area bands will take the stage at VFW Post 4203 this weekend for a concert to raise money to help those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County bikers will be back on the road in September raising money for causes to support veterans and sick children.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College will be honoring veterans this fall with an Our Heroes’ Tree display and ceremony at both the Hamlet campus and the Scotland County campus. 

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson took aim this week at a proposed federal regulation that targets pistol stabilizing braces. Hudson led a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday drawing attention to the issue.

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Thursday, 27 May 2021 17:48

OPINION: They are buried in North Carolina

Buried in Northeastern Cemetery in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is George Foxe (1940-1965). Foxe served in the 7th Calvary in Vietnam; the infamous unit previously commanded by Gen. George Armstrong Custer. If you’ve read the book “We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young” or seen the Hollywood film, you know a little bit about the ordeal Foxe experienced.

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ROCKINGHAM — A team of volunteers on Tuesday placed flags on the graves of Richmond County residents who served in the armed forces who have since passed away ahead of Memorial Day.

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ROCKINGHAM — An upcoming paintball tournament will raise money to help support veterans and first responders.

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Twenty-two states that have a state income tax fully exempt military retirement pay, yet North Carolina isn’t one of them. This is surprising given the state’s rich history of service and military bases.

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RALEIGH — House Bill 370, No Veteran Left Behind Act, on Tuesday, April 13, cleared the House Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. The bill, which heads to the Appropriations committee, is designed to help improve how local law enforcement and first responders assist and respond to veterans in crisis.

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RALEIGH — A bill introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell, R-Wayne, is meant to help improve crisis intervention and services for veterans suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.

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