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HAMLET — The City Council will — for the third time in a year — have to fill an empty seat following the resignation of Councilman Terry Moore.

RALEIGH — Money is tight at N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

The department has been battling financial woes after the budget stalemate threw Medicaid transformation into chaos and sent the department scrambling to make the existing budget work for the upcoming fiscal year.

HAMLET — Calling all brides and grooms: Cole Auditorium is set to host the ninth annual Piedmont Bridal Show, as it has for the better part of the past decade.

HAMLET — A domestic violence call over the weekend led to assault, weapon and drug charges for a Scotland County woman.

HAMLET — Police say a vehicle reported stolen over the weekend was found crashed not far away.

RALEIGH — The in-person early voting period for the 2020 primary election begins Thursday, Feb. 13, and ends Saturday, Feb. 29.

RALEIGH — More than a year has passed since North Carolina voters adopted a constitutional amendment requiring voters to present state-approved identification documents at the polls. The General Assembly later passed a law setting the rules for allowable IDs.

ROCKINGHAM — One local group is counting on the popularity of a character from the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” to bring in big bucks to help control Richmond County’s unwanted pet population.

ROCKINGHAM — Voters will soon be able to decide which candidates of their political parties will move forward to the General Election in November.

ROCKINGHAM — Feb. 11 is National 2-1-1 Day, United Way of Richmond County is proud to join United Ways across North Carolina and the nation in celebrating NC 2-1-1, the free, confidential information and referral system that connects callers and web visitors to health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 364 days a year.

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