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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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Raiders’ JV and varsity football games moved, ahead of Hurricane Ian

ROCKINGHAM - The homecoming varsity football game between Richmond and Hoke County that was scheduled for Friday night at Raider Stadium, has been moved to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. per the Richmond County Schools Twitter page. The homecoming court will be introduced during a pep rally at Richmond Senior High School Friday morning. Students will also be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.

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State office of Digital Equity and Literacy launches $24M program

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The multi-phased program, administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, will invest up to $24 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for collaborative digital equity projects.

Rudy’s Fall Truck Jam features something different

ROCKINGHAM — If you’ve never seen a diesel-powered Corvette, especially one capable of accelerating to almost 180 miles an hour in an eighth mile, or, if you find it inconceivable that a diesel-powered pickup could hit 150 mph in the same distance, well, you might want to wander out to Rockingham Dragway this week for the concluding event in the 2022 Outlaw Diesel Super Series.

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.

Not even the rain stops 4-H Livestock Showmen

On Saturday, September 10th, 58 youth from Cabarrus, Cumberland, Hoke, Johnston, Randolph, Rockingham, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties showed over seventy Boer goats at the Richmond County 4-H Goat Show.

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.”

PSA: Referendum on Nov. 17 for fertilizer and feed producers to decide to continue self-assessment program

The Richmond County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

“The Ladybug Inn”, set in Richmond Community, premieres next weekend

ROCKINGHAM — “The Ladybug Inn: Your Bathrobe’ll Be in the Mail Tuesday” will premiere at the Richmond Community Theatre next weekend.


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