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ROCKINGHAM — Residents will get a chance to have their say regarding bed and breakfasts operating in the Historic District during a public hearing Tuesday.

ROCKINGHAM— Concert promoters have announced the replacement band following the death of group scheduled to perform the first night of Epicenter Festival.

WADESBORO — The deadline is quickly approaching for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to apply for a scholarship from Pee Dee Electric to attend basketball camp this summer.

RALEIGH — This isn’t "Taken."

Unlike the portrayals popularized by Liam Neeson’s 2008 film thriller, human trafficking victims are rarely snatched during vacation getaways or from coffee shops, and they are rarely sympathetic characters with squeaky clean backgrounds, Libby Coles, chairwoman of the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission, told Carolina Journal.

HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Foundation has named local business owner and long-time college supporter Dean Nichols as its Citizen of the Year for 2019. He will be honored at the Foundation’s Gala on Saturday, April 13, at the Cole Auditorium.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s largest insurer has brokered an agreement with three national health care companies to open intensive primary care clinics this year in areas lacking services.

ROCKINGHAM — Four out of six men accused in break-ins across the region are facing additional charges in Richmond County.


ROCKINGHAM-  “What do we have to do to get water for area residents?”  

That was the question posed to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night by Preston Waddell, chairman of Wolf Pit precinct No. 4. He said he was speaking on behalf of citizens of that area.  

RALEIGH — The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to protect state whistleblowers from retaliation. Senate Bill 127, which heads to the House, would bring North Carolina in line with laws in dozens of other states.

RALEIGH — A Wake County Superior Court judge signed a consent order giving the state more time to pay a nearly $730 million judgment in a lawsuit over school technology funds.

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