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RCC, 911 Board partner for world-first telecommunicator degree program

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has partnered with the North Carolina 911 Board to create an advanced degree program for 911 operators — the first of its kind in the world.

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Men’s soccer: Knights draw Reinhardt Eagles 0-0 and take first place in AAC

WALESKA, G.A. - The Knights faced a tough task on Saturday, as they traveled to Waleska GA, to face the Reinhardt Eagles, who prior to the match held the fifth position in the AAC. On the flip side, the Knights were coming in as the second placed team in the AAC, although CIU has two extra games to play. The match saw two dominant teams battle down to the wire, and when it was all said and done, neither side was able to put a goal into the net and the match settled at 0-0 at the final whistle.

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Candidates discuss plans, vision for Richmond County at forum

ROCKINGHAM — Mt. Pisgah AME Zion Church hosted a forum for candidates running for the Richmond County Board of Commissioners and Clerk of Superior Court Tuesday evening.

Coltrane ‘Edu-tainment’ Festival still planned for Saturday; may take place on Zoom

The 14th Annual John. W. Coltrane Music ‘Edu-tainment’ Festival (JCMEF) is still planned for this Saturday, although the event will take place on Zoom if necessary due to Hurricane Ian.

County officials welcome Cavco Industries to Richmond County Industrial Park

HAMLET — Cavco Industries, Inc. is opening its newest manufacturing facility in Hamlet.

Diamondback Moths: a brassica crop menace

Diamondback moths (DBM) are a pest that almost exclusively targets cole (brassica) crops to lay their eggs on. Cole crops are a broad group of vegetables and include cabbage, broccoli, and collards. Once these eggs hatch the caterpillars that emerge can decimate the entire crop.

Tillis, other senators demand explanation for FBI raid on pro-life activist home

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and a group of Senate Republicans demanded an explanation from the Justice Department and FBI for the abnormal and aggressive dawn raid on the home of a pro-life advocate in Pennsylvania last week. The senators include members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has legislative and oversight jurisdiction over the Justice Department, and one of the advocate’s home-state senators.

Four killed in NC due to Hurricane Ian

RALEIGH — As Ian’s winds and rains leave North Carolina and the work of cleanup and power restoration is underway, Governor Roy Cooper cautions residents to be safe during cleanup work, as four deaths have been reported related to the storm.

RCC, 911 Board partner for world-first telecommunicator degree program

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has partnered with the North Carolina 911 Board to create an advanced degree program for 911 operators — the first of its kind in the world.

Ian prompts school, courthouse closing in Richmond County

RALEIGH — In advance of Hurricane Ian’s remnants moving through the state, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday to activate the state’s emergency operations plan, waive transportation rules to help the transport of fuel and critical supplies, help first responders and the agriculture industry and protect consumers from price gouging.

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