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ROCKINGHAM — Claims of attempted abductions of women by a group of men have not been validated, according to Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons.

The sheriff issued a statement Tuesday to “address concerns being posted on social media outlets and calls coming into law enforcement with concerns of a group of males attempting to abduct individuals in Richmond County.”  

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ROCKINGHAM — There were a lot of thankful smiles and hugs on Saturday, Nov. 3 as members of the local motorcycle group Ol Skool Tribe worked together to feed a crowd of homeless men, women and children in the parking lot beside La Cabana Restaurant on U.S. 74 Business. 

Marty Bundy, a member of Ol Skool Tribe, came up with the idea last year to provide assistance to this group of people in Richmond County — specifically those in the Rockingham area — who live on the streets.

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ROCKINGHAM — Despite only carrying two of the eight counties in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, former pastor Mark Harris came out on top in Tuesday’s mid-term election.

It was after 1 a.m. before the N.C. State Board of Elections showed all 210 precincts reporting, with Harris defeating Democratic opponent Dan McCready by fewer than 2,000 votes.

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ROCKINGHAM — “It’s been a good trip,” outgoing Commissioner Thad Ussery said during a reception in his honor Monday afternoon.

A swarm of family members, county employees and friends came out to the Richmond County Airport to wish him well hours before his final meeting.

Among those was former two-term commissioner H.L. Webb, who said Ussery was “very humble” and “very informative.”

“He has been a good asset to Richmond County,” Webb said.

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ROCKINGHAM — The flurry of voters hitting the polls won’t be the only storm on Election Day.

The National Weather Service is calling for strong to severe thunderstorms to sweep across the state Tuesday afternoon.

How that will impact voter turnout is yet to be seen.

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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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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:30

Ashley Chapel Church Fire Deemed Suspicious

ROCKINGHAM — Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an early morning fire at a Richmond County church.

A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of a fire at Ashley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church on Mizpah Road just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge.

The responding deputy saw smoke coming from the church, pulled to the back of the building and saw a window had been damaged, Gulledge said. He then grabbed the fire extinguisher from his patrol car to keep the flames down.

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ROCKINGHAM — Several students will face criminal charges following a fight at Richmond Senior High School Wednesday morning.

Richmond County Schools spokesperson Briana Goins said no students were seriously injured and no weapons were involved.

Although the school was never officially on lockdown, Goins said the front and back gates to the school were temporarily closed to secure the campus.

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HAMLET— The father of a man wanted in connection to a midday shooting on Wednesday is pleading for his son to turn himself in.

Edward Sloan Sr. said he just found out Thursday that police were looking for his son, also Edward Sloan, who is accused of shooting another man outside the Richmond County Soup Kitchen just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators did not release the suspect’s name until Thursday morning.

Surrendering, he said, calling from the Hamlet Police Department, “would be the best thing and the only thing” his son could do.

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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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