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ROCKINGHAM — Concerns over the near future of the COVID-19 pandemic led the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce to make a tough decision: to cancel Hoptoberfest.

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 ROCKINGHAM — As engines roared in the background, hundreds of patrons got their fill of craft beer and chicken wings Saturday during the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Hoptoberfest at Rockingham Dragway.

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Monday, 03 June 2019 11:09

Brewery law compromise spurred by lawsuit

RALEIGH — Rep. Chuck McGrady, his hand on the polished bar, couldn’t stop smiling as he leaned in for a better look. Gov. Roy Cooper, McGrady just to his right, was smiling, too.

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ROCKINGHAM — Hoptoberfest is one of the most highly anticipated events each year in Richmond County, and with this being the fifth year of the event, it's prepared to be bigger than ever with the move to Rockingham Speedway and Entertainment Complex.

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RALEIGH — A move to ease restrictions for N.C. craft brewers who want to distribute their own beer is on the verge of becoming law.

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RALEIGH — A collection of lawmakers, lawyers, lobbyists, and brewers gathered for a news conference Thursday, March 14, to talk about a pair of bills that, if passed into law, would even further energize North Carolina’s thriving craft beer market.

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ROCKINGHAM — With each passing year, Hoptoberfest has seen its numbers grow in regards to wing teams, beer and wine vendors, and attendees since its inception in 2015. The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday that expansion would continue for the festival as it moves out to the Rockingham Speedway this year.

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