Sunday, June 26, 2022

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Two wanted for attempted first degree murder

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Police Department is seeking the arrest Rylee Kelynn Morgan, 18 for his involvement in an attempted murder and armed robbery on South Skipper Street on May 23.

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Rockingham student receives $10,000 from scholarship to pursue academic goals

ROCKINGHAM — Lighthouse Guild announced today that it is awarding 15 college scholarships of $10,000 each to students from across the country who are visually impaired and will be entering college or graduate school in the Fall.

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Impaired boating is impaired driving

RALEIGHWildlife Law Enforcement Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will participate in a nationwide campaign July 2 – 4 called Operation Dry Water. The mission of the nationally coordinated effort is to promote sobriety while boating and educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

‘Most significant wildlife conservation bill in half century’ passes U.S. House

RALEIGH U.S. House members voted today to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, landmark legislation that will prevent extinctions and change North Carolina’s wildlife for generations to come.

Family charged after son makes threats at church, parents interfere

ROCKINGHAM — An Ellerbe man is charged with making threats at a church service on Sunday.

Cascades, RCC partner on funding for new equipment training

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has recently provided Cascades Tissue in Rockingham with over $32,000 in state funds for customized training on new equipment and system upgrades.

County Crime Report: June 24

This crime report has been condensed. For the full list, visit

‘Day of Unity’: Richmond County celebrates Juneteenth for first time

ROCKINGHAM — For the first time, a Juneteenth celebration was held in Richmond County for the public.

FirstHealth recognizes EMT Academy graduates

PINEHURST — The first graduates of the FirstHealth Emergency Medical Technician Academy were recognized during a special ceremony at Moore Regional.

Poultry show provides opportunities for learning and fun

The Richmond County 4-H Poultry Show was held Saturday, June 11 at the fairgrounds in Hamlet. Thanks to the Hamlet Lion’s Club, participants and their families were able to hold their birds in the livestock barn, out of the elements. The 4-H Poultry Show is the culminating event for kids that participated in the poultry project. From February to June, participants raised their chickens with the goal to be the healthiest and most structurally sound bird in its class. Throughout the spring, youth attended 5 classes at the Extension Office to learn about poultry breeds, poultry diseases, how to raise chickens, complete their project record book, and how prepare for the show.


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