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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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Richmond tops Hoke County 40-21

ROCKINGHAM - The Raiders (3-4) suited up for a windy night of football Thursday against the Hoke County Bucks (3-4), where Richmond would come out with the win at home 40-21.

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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.

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.

Homecoming parade cancelled; football game to be played Thursday evening

HAMLET — Based on discussions with local law enforcement and fire departments, Richmond County Schools has determined to cancel the Homecoming parade, allowing officials to turn their attention toward preparing for the upcoming storm.

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.

Hoptoberfest rescheduled to Oct. 8

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

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.

UPDATE: Rudy’s Fall Truck Jam canceled

ROCKINGHAM — With the National Weather Service placing the likelihood of high winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Ian at 100 percent on Friday and 80 percent on Saturday, Rockingham Dragway and Outlaw Diesel Super Series officials reluctantly have canceled this weekend’s Rudy’s Fall Truck Jam.

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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