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Hoptoberfest rescheduled to Oct. 8

ROCKINGHAM — Hoptoberfest, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will now be held on Oct. 8.

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Women’s volleyball: Knights fall to Point University 3-0 in AAC conference matchup

WEST POINT, G.A. - The Knights continued their AAC Conference schedule against the Point University Skyhawks in West Point, Georgia. Although the Knights remained in the match in all three sets, they weren’t able to capitalize on a set victory and fell at the hands of the Skyhawks in 3-0 fashion.

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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.

Spartanburg man sentenced to life in prison for 2016 murder of Lilesville resident

LILESVILLE — Kwame Fernanders was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of Lilesville resident Destry Dean Horne.

Rockingham man charged in early September Dobbins Heights shooting

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man in a Sept. 8 shooting on Earle Franklin Drive in Dobbins Heights.

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.

Seaboard Festival prepares for 40th year

A banner celebrating the 40th year of the Seaboard Festival was unveiled outside the Hamlet Opera House Friday morning with the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, community members and elected officials present. “I can’t say enough about the Seaboard Festival,” said Hamlet Mayor Bill Bayless, thanking all of the volunteers. “It’s fantastic.”

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.

Hoptoberfest rescheduled to Oct. 8

ROCKINGHAM — Hoptoberfest, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will now be held on Oct. 8.


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