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ROCKINGHAM – Looking to show support for your school? Or a chance for a competitive foot race or just a fun family outing? 

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ROCKINGHAM — A new mural meant to bridge the age gap was unveiled Tuesday in the lobby of Richmond County Department of Social Services.

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CORDOVA — Although separated by 800 miles, two groups of firefighters formed a camaraderie in the midst of Hurricane Florence.

A FEMA-credentialed swiftwater task force comprised of firefighters from several departments in New Hampshire made the drive to Richmond County last week to work with Cordova Fire and Rescue.

“People have come up to help us in the past, so we’re just returning the favor,” said Patrick Laforge of the Goffstown Fire Department said Monday while waiting to try Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

Joining Laforge from Goffstown was Chris Couturier as well as: Keith Folsom, Jon Strong and Capt. Ben Selleck from the Bedford Fire Department; Jeff Chickering, Dustin Holmes and Brad Keay from the Keene Fire Department; Tom Defina and Mike Meehan from the Manchester Fire Department; Cal Weichert and Darren Schriever from the Amherst Fire Department; and Garrett Meador and Chad McCarthy from the Conway and North Conway Fire Departments, respectively.

Although they weren’t needed much in Richmond County, last Sunday night they rescued more than 30 people from homes and cars in Laurinburg as the parts of the city began to flood.

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ROCKINGHAM -- Weather reports indicated very little chance of storms Sunday in Rockingham when Jeff and Wynston Tyler, along with other family members, left for a pleasant afternoon of kayaking Hitchcock Creek, but by day's end the situation had changed tremendously.

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