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ROCKINGHAM — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.  

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation continues to be under the watchful eye of the state auditor, who in a report released this week says that department failed to exceed its developed spending plan only by pure luck.

RALEIGH — A bill intended to prohibit conflicts of interest by local elected officials is stalled in the N.C. legislature, as lawmakers wrangle over the state budget and the end of session remains uncertain.

ROCKINGHAM — Five Sandhills-area bands will take the stage at VFW Post 4203 this weekend for a concert to raise money to help those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces.

ROCKINGHAM — COVID-related hospitalizations of Richmond County residents hit a near-record high Wednesday.

ROCKINGHAM — More than four tons of trash were picked up from Richmond County roadsides in August, according to the monthly solid waste report.

PEMBROKE — Enrollment has hit an all-time high as more students choose UNC Pembroke as their college of choice. The upward trend comes as the Office of Admissions overcame challenges with limited campus visitors and travel restrictions due to the pandemic. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly kicked off a month-long series of 13 public redistricting hearings held across the state. State legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every ten years using new data from the U.S. Census report. This year, the data was delayed due to difficulties collecting it during the COVID pandemic. Still, results showed that N.C. has growing by 9.5 percent in the past decade, faster than the national average of 7.4 percent. The results give N.C. a 14th congressional seat.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 16:50

All-way stop coming to Richmond County intersection

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ELLERBE — A new traffic design will be installed at a Richmond County interchange this week as the result of a recent safety study.

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