• Residents organize fundraiser for student who drowned

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    RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. - Richmond County residents are organizing a fundraiser for a high school football star who drowned in a local lake.

    Friends of Jaquan Bailey will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts on U.S. 74 in Rockingham.

    The money will help with Bailey's funeral, which will start at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hamlet.

    Authorities said Bailey died last weekend while he was swimming with friends at Blewett Falls Lake.


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