Chuck Thames

Chuck Thames

ROCKINGHAM - During their regular meeting monthly in January, members of the Rockingham Downtown Corporation chose John Hutchinson to lead the organization for the coming year.

ROCKINGHAM – The Carol M. Birckhead Award honors outstanding county extension directors annually for extraordinary service.  In 2016, Susan Kelly, of Richmond County was nominated by her staff members and chosen as the Outstanding County Extension Director of North Carolina.

RICHMOND COUNTY -- The recently completed water project to convert from old mechanical water meters to new digital technology has come in 35 percent under budget.

RALEIGH – Last week, a three-judge federal panel struck down a North Carolina congressional district map, making it the first time in the nation’s history such action has been taken over political gerrymandering.

ROCKINGHAM-   Rockingham City Council’s first meeting of 2018 was highlighted by a resolution honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, praise for city employees handling of adverse conditions brought about by the recent snowstorm that rocked Richmond County and the swearing in of Councilwoman Anne Edwards.   

ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of 2018 Tuesday evening.

RICHMOND COUNTY- In the last 18 months, Richmond County has received in excess of $15 million in grants to benefit local citizens and businesses in the community.

ROCKINGHAM – In North Carolina alone, three people die every single day from opioid overdose.  National, state and local officials have recognized that the time for action is now.

ROCKINGHAM-   Rockingham Mayor Steven Morris and council members received a good report on the city’s financial health from auditors for fiscal year 2016-2017 during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.

RICHMOND COUNTY – The Richmond County Public Works department is nearing completion on a project to convert all water meters in the county to a new system. But the ongoing upgrade is leaving some county residents with cause for concern.

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