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Doris Paul

BURLINGTON — Ms. Doris Paul, 81, of Burlington, formerly of Hamlet, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at Hospice & Palliative Care of Alamance, Burlington. Ms. Paul was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Richmond County, daughter of the late Howard and Glennie Robson Paul. She was preceded in death...
BURLINGTON, NC
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N.C. General Assembly short session gets into full swing

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly began the first full week of work on Monday with a slate of committee meetings and eighteen bills already filed. The legislature has fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues are on the to-do list, like health care access reports and parental involvement in education.
RALEIGH, NC

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly began the first full week of work on Monday with a slate of committee meetings and eighteen bills already filed. The legislature has fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues are on the to-do list, like health care access reports and parental involvement in education.
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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly began the first full week of work on Monday with a slate of committee meetings and eighteen bills already filed. The legislature has fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues are on the to-do list, like health care access reports and parental involvement in education.
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Economic impact study shows value of RichmondCC

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is a local college with a big impact. How big? According to a new economic impact analysis, RichmondCC has an $88.2 million impact on Richmond and Scotland counties, which is equivalent to supporting 1,613 jobs in this region. “We know first-hand the difference that...
HAMLET, NC

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College is a local college with a big impact. How big? According to a new economic impact analysis, RichmondCC has an $88.2 million impact on Richmond and Scotland counties, which is equivalent to supporting 1,613 jobs in this region. Published in Local News. Tagged under.
LAURINBURG, NC

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ELLERBE — Lexie Wyke made history this weekend as the first female in Richmond County to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. WEST END — On Feb. 13, 2022, The Sandhills Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution presented an Eagle Scout medal and certificate to Nathan Auman at a Troop 98 Court of Honor ceremony.
RICHMOND COUNTY, NC

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ELLERBE — Lexie Wyke made history this weekend as the first female in Richmond County to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. WEST END — On Feb. 13, 2022, The Sandhills Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution presented an Eagle Scout medal and certificate to Nathan Auman at a Troop 98 Court of Honor ceremony.
RICHMOND COUNTY, NC

Southern Pines' Lytch wins Rock NHRA National Open

ROCKINGHAM — Rain brought a premature end to racing in Sunday’s NHRA National Open at Rockingham Dragway, but not before Southern Pines’ Willie Lytch used a .010 package to get his 1967 Chevy Camaro to the finish line ahead of 2021 Southeast Division champion Ed Pauley’s ’68 model in the final round of Super Street.
ROCKINGHAM, NC

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The late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, a N.C. Republican, ended his speeches on the House floor about the pitfalls of Afghanistan by asking God’s blessing and protection for our service members. After 20 years in the war-torn country, U.S involvement in Afghanistan ends just as Jones predicted. Yet, one wonders if even he could have foreseen such a botched and embarrassing withdrawal.
MILITARY

Nicey Green Mitchell

ACWORTH, Ga. — Nicey Green Mitchell, 81, passed on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Acworth, Georgia. Public viewing will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Nelson Funeral Home, 1021 E. Washington St., Rockingham, with a graveside service to follow at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 848 U.S. 1 North, Rockingham.
ACWORTH, GA

Eaton, Longhany, Labbous among Rock race winners

ROCKNGHAM — Three drivers who hoisted NHRA Wally trophies last week at the NHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, did the same Saturday at Rockingham Dragway after prevailing in the fourth of six Lucas Oil Series events in the NHRA’s Southeast Division. Richmond winners David Eaton, Jeff...
ROCKINGHAM, NC

Defense Health Agency clarifies TRICARE coverage for baby formula

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Defense Health Agency today released information clarifying current TRICARE coverage policy for baby formula. “The formula shortage is a concerning and challenging situation and one that the Defense Health Agency is taking seriously,” said Elan Green, chief of TRICARE Health Plan’s Member Benefits and Reimbursement Section. “We understand that parents are worried. We know that clear information can help you navigate this difficult time.”
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