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HAMLET — Richmond Community College will hold a special ceremony Oct. 23 for the establishment of the Rev Scholarship in memory of the late Rev. Ricky Jacobs, who was the former chaplain for Richmond County Raiders sports teams. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19. Seventy percent of North Carolinians age 18 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is expanding charging options for electric vehicle drivers.

RALEIGH ― North Carolina has received a $727,315 federal grant to help small businesses across the state grow by increasing their access to global markets.

RALEIGH —SECU Foundation is pleased to join the collaborative efforts of UNC Health Foundation and other key organizations for a new telemedicine pilot addressing child and adolescent behavioral health issues for North Carolina public school students. 

HAMLET — The College Innovation Network (Monday) announced the second cohort of higher education institutions that have joined the growing network: Richmond Community College (North Carolina), Arizona Western College, Bennett College (North Carolina), Capella University (Minnesota), Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio), Northern Virginia Community College, and Rivet School (California).

HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to keep its current officers in place for another year, while also getting a report on licensure exam passage rates for nursing students, fall semester enrollment and COVID emergency funding.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Revenue faced a legal setback last month in an ongoing fight over renewable energy tax credits. The state's top administrative law judge rejected the department's attempt to deny credits to a renewable energy investor.

ROCKINGHAM — Expected rainy weather has led to one weekend event being pushed back a week.

ROCKINGHAM — More than 400 bags of garbage were picked up along Richmond County roads during the month of September.

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