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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — The vaccine clinic schedule in Richmond County is changing to just Monday through Friday.

RALIEGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns in a church located on a private school campus when school was not in session. The bill also would have expanded concealed carry protection to more law enforcement employees.

RALEIGH — State Senate leaders will propose spending $3 billion over the next two years on capital and infrastructure projects. That money is part of a larger 10-year, $12 billion “cash” plan tied to the Senate’s budget.

HAMLET — There has been roughly one drug overdose per month in the past two years within the municipal limits of the Seaboard City.

RALEIGH — North Carolinians vaccinated by the Veterans Administration and through the Tribal Health Program are now eligible for the $4 Million Summer Cash and College Tuition drawings announced last week by Gov. Roy Cooper to motivate people to get vaccinated as soon as they can — and thank those who already have. 

HAMLET — Richmond County Schools held a Strategic Planning Meeting Thursday at the Cole Auditorium  with a group of district administrators, board members, principals, school staff, parents and community members.  

ROCKINGHAM — Robert Lee had “no words” as he watched firefighters enter his business late Thursday night.

PEMBROKE — The bond Anthony Barton formed with other North Carolina Teaching Fellows at UNC Pembroke was more like family. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education voted 7-3 on Thursday, June 17, to approve guiding documents for controversial new social studies standards that place greater emphasis on race and gender in teaching U.S. history.

RALEIGH — Several bills to help N.C. distillers and to loosen alcohol regulation in the state are moving through the General Assembly. Some have progressed to the floor, of both or one of the bodies, while others are mired in committee.

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