County touts tax incentives for new industries

County touts tax incentives for new industries

ROCKINGHAM — Scotland County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, and because of that, its Chamber of Commerce and elected of...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Senate OKs job grant program

Senate OKs job grant program

ROCKINGHAM — A bill recently passed by the state Senate could lend a helping hand in attracting businesses — and in turn, jobs — to ...

August 12th, 2015 |  


‘Doc, I want to live:’ Diabetes spurs sheriff’s lifestyle change

‘Doc, I want to live:’ Diabetes spurs sheriff’s lifestyle change

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons had no idea he had developed diabetes until a debilitating headache sent him to head straigh...

August 12th, 2015 |  


4-H’ers excel on showmanship circuit

4-H’ers excel on showmanship circuit

4-H youth livestock participants now have two shows under their belt for the 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit season. They have been training ...

August 11th, 2015 |  


Senate changes plan on sales tax allocation

Senate changes plan on sales tax allocation

ROCKINGHAM — Local leaders are applauding a state Senate plan that changes how sales tax revenues are doled out.According to Senate Republicans,...

August 10th, 2015 |  


2 arrested on meth charges

2 arrested on meth charges

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people last week on meth-related offenses.Kelly Caudle Lowder, 31, of N.C. 73...

August 10th, 2015 |  


2 charged in burglary, assault

2 charged in burglary, assault

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County pair is accused of beating up a man in his own home and stealing from him.According to warrants, 18-year-old Char...

August 10th, 2015 |  


At 100, Bradshaw reflects on Hamlet history

At 100, Bradshaw reflects on Hamlet history

HAMLET — Louron “Earl” Bradshaw, one of Hamlet’s best-known businessmen from days long gone, celebrates his 100th birthday tod...

August 8th, 2015 |  


Rockingham, Hamlet among cheapest cities for homeowners’ insurance

Rockingham, Hamlet among cheapest cities for homeowners’ insurance

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s two biggest cities have made another online list, but this time, it’s for something positive.SmartAss...

August 6th, 2015 updated: August 7th, 2015. |  


Wildfires scorch county

Wildfires scorch county

ROCKINGHAM — Forest rangers have had their hands full with a streak of wildfires over the past month.From July 11-30, there were 22 reports of f...

August 6th, 2015 |