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Saturday, 14 December 2019 19:14

Crowd protests abuse by law enforcement

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ROCKINGHAM — Several people gathered outside the old Richmond County courthouse Saturday afternoon for a rally in support of a man who was arrested and tazed at a football game last Friday night and to protest what they see as injustice in the system.

ROCKINGHAM — As the second week of filing for the 2020 election came to end on Friday, the Richmond County Board of Elections office only saw two candidates walk through the door.

HAMLET — Know your rights.

That was the purpose of forum presented by the command staff of the Hamlet Police Department, Wednesday night at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Sheriff James Clemmons was also there and helped to clarify points of the law.

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections on Friday approved modifications to a certified election system for use in North Carolina that improve the security and functionality of the system.

ROCKINGHAM — Bidding closed on the former Richmond County administration building Friday afternoon, with the top number being more than twice the opening bid.

HAMLET — The little red caboose at City Lake is getting a makeover, courtesy of a pair of grants.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond and surrounding counties remain under a flood advisory until 3:30 p.m.

HAMLET — Choose your game, says Richmond Community College. The College has partnered with SWELL (STEM Wellness Empowering Lifelong Learners) to host a gaming tournament on Jan. 18 at the Cole Auditorium. 

Friday, 13 December 2019 13:09

South Carolina murder suspect on the run

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CHESTERFIELD, S.C. — A murder suspect is on the run following a homicide last week in South Carolina.

RALEIGH — The State Judicial Council convened Thursday, Dec. 5, to discuss judicial branch reforms and to push for increased funding.

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