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POLICE: Two Friday shootings connected

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Police Department confirmed there were two shootings on Friday afternoon that appear to be related.

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Memorial Day observance ceremony returns Saturday

ROCKINGHAM — The 22nd annual Memorial Day ceremony will return to Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m.

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Student earns two associate degrees thanks to RichmondCC guarantee

HAMLET — Bridget Norton of Laurinburg received her second college degree from Richmond Community College on Friday. She now has an Associate in Science degree and Associate in Arts degree, which she earned last year. She earned both degrees for free thanks to the RichmondCC Guarantee program.

‘Calm Corner’ reduces conflict, creates meaningful resolutions

WADESBORO — A former Anson High School graduate has spearheaded an initiative in Cumberland County Schools to reduce the suspension rate, stop fights and limit conflict within the school system between students and staff.

Two suspects arrested for Little Philadelphia murder

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged two individuals for the murder of Tyree Lamar Hairston.

Rockin’ in Hamlet

The Safety Committee performed at Hamlet Main Street Park from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday as part of the Hamlet Boxcar Concert Series. They performed classics such as “China Grove” by the Doobie Brothers, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” by Journey.

School board welcomes two new faces; Ormsby, Mason return

ROCKINGHAM — There will be two new faces on the Richmond County Board of Education — long-time educator Cory Satterfield and first-time candidate Scotty Baldwin.

Hamlet robbery suspect given quarter million bond

HAMLET — The Hamlet Police Department has arrested a man for robbery with a deadly weapon.

Cathy Wright awarded Bernice Ratliffe Outstanding Teacher Award

Richmond County Partnership for Children hosted its first Early Childhood Professional Appreciation Banquet since the beginning of the COVID pandemic on Tuesday, May 17 at Cole Auditorium.

Showing appreciation

Commander Rashidi Everette presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Post Adjutant William B. Fraser, Jr. “in recognition and sincere appreciation for his service and assistance contributing to the advancement of The American Legion programs and activities, dedicated to God and Country. Adjutant Fraser was a key contributor to the success of the Post 73 Constitutional Essay Contest this year and also was one of the Judges for the essay program.


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