ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners managed to save the county $750,000 in interest on the 2009 school bond with approval of a plan to refinance the $7.25 million loan at a lower interest rate.  

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ROCKINGHAM — Another Richmond County company is expanding and adding more jobs, state and county officials announced Thursday.

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FLORENCE, S.C. — McLeod Regional Medical Center recently received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration. The funding, awarded over a three-year period, is designed to develop new rural residency programs. McLeod Regional Medical Center, the only grant recipient in the state of South Carolina, will also achieve accreditation of its program through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

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HAMLET — Wondering where your next meal is coming from is not a concern a child should have and if the BackPack Pals of Richmond County continue to have funding, no local school-age children will have that concern.  

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HAMLET — Duke Energy continues its investment in Richmond Community College’s Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology program to help build a skilled workforce for the utility industry. The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the College in support of its EUSRT program that prepares students to become relay technicians and transformer test specialist. 

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STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit will be continuing to accept grant applications for the Corporate Mission Fund program through July 31, 2019. This year marks the fifth year that grants will be awarded from the earnings of the fund.

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WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is once again partnering with local educators to bring learning to life through the Bright Ideas education grant program. Starting April 1, educators can submit an application for Bright Ideas grants of up to $2,000 for innovative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. Educators can learn more and apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com. 

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ROCKINGHAM — A planned treatment center for women with substance abuse issues is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Pee Dee Electric awards grant to Backpack Pals

WADESBORO — Helping Hands/Backpack Pals of Richmond County recently received a Pee Dee Electric Care to Share grant for a new forklift. The Care to Share program allows members to round their monthly bill up to the nearest dollar amount. In 2018 alone, members donated more than $100,000 that went to local nonprofits across our seven county service area. 

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RALEIGH — Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2019 N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2019 for selected innovative projects.

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