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HAMLET — Pastor Allison Farrah, staff, and members of First Baptist Church welcomed around 500 trunk-or-treaters on Halloween evening.

More than a dozen vehicles were decorated by church members, and a wide assortment of treats were passed out to the hundreds of children and adults as they strolled through the circular driveway. It was evident that much thought and preparation had gone into getting ready for this event, which many people shared that this is their favorite place for getting into the Halloween spirit.

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HAMLET — A week after learning she had an outstanding warrant, a woman has turned herself in.

Nancy Ingram, of Hamlet, turned herself in at the Richmond County Magistrate’s office around 11 a.m. Saturday and was served by the Rockingham Police Department, according to Detective Capt. Randy Dover.

Ingram is charged with a single felony count of harboring a fugitive. Investigators believe she was helping 22-year-old Edward McNair Sloan — accused of shooting a man outside the Richmond County Soup Kitchen on Oct. 24 — hide prior to his arrest the following day. 

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Friday, 02 November 2018 17:34

Police Say Hamlet Man Had Weed, Stolen Handguns

HAMLET — A man is facing drug and stolen weapons charges following an undercover narcotics investigation.

The Hamlet Police Department served a search warrant at 804 Ridge Drive Friday morning, finding 14 grams (nearly a half-ounce) of marijuana, five bongs, baggies and rolling papers, according to court documents.

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HAMLET— After waiting several days for a suspect to turn herself in, the Hamlet Police Department is going public.

Late Tuesday morning, the department posted on its Facebook page that officers are looking for Nancy Ingram, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for harboring a fugitive.

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:41

Hamlet Police Nab Soup Kitchen Shooting Suspect

HAMLET— A man wanted for Wednesday’s shooting outside the Richmond County Soup Kitchen on Wednesday has been taken into custody.

Hamlet Police apprehended 22-year-old Edward McNair Sloan at the Washington Court apartments just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Detective Capt. Randy Dover.. 

Sloan was walked into the Richmond County magistrate’s office around 6 p.m. by Lt. Richard Jordan where he was given a $1 million secured bond.

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HAMLET— The father of a man wanted in connection to a midday shooting on Wednesday is pleading for his son to turn himself in.

Edward Sloan Sr. said he just found out Thursday that police were looking for his son, also Edward Sloan, who is accused of shooting another man outside the Richmond County Soup Kitchen just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators did not release the suspect’s name until Thursday morning.

Surrendering, he said, calling from the Hamlet Police Department, “would be the best thing and the only thing” his son could do.

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HAMLET — Police are searching for a suspect in a lunch-hour shooting at the Richmond County Soup Kitchen.

The incident happened just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot by the soup kitchen on Hamlet Avenue, according to Capt. Randy Dover.

Dover said the male victim was grazed in the side and required medical attention, but his injury wasn’t serious.

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HAMLET— For 10 years, one local mother has taken the phrase “pay it forward” to heart by helping other parents in similar situations.

Paula Thomas spent seven months in the Ronald McDonald House in Durham following the birth of her first child, Jada, who was born 23 weeks premature and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

A few years later, Thomas decided to give back to the place that was a home away from home while her daughter, who is now 15, was hospitalized.

Thomas and the other members of Jada’s Helping Hands have held an annual fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House and families with young patients at Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, Duke Children’s Health Center and Richmond County families with special needs children.

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HAMLET— Two men are facing theft charges following a chase with police late Wednesday night.

Sgt. Robert Carlisle was patrolling the area around Rollins Avenue when he saw a Nissan Altima on the side of the road, according to a police report. When he got closer, the car pulled out and turned right onto N.C. 177— with the left rear door still open.

The report notes that Carlisle could see something lodged in the door, but couldn’t tell what it was. 

He caught up with the Altima near Oak Street and turned on his lights to make a traffic stop. Instead of pulling over, the driver allegedly accelerated to between 75 and 80 mph.

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ROCKINGHAM — There are currently nine roads closed in Richmond County in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Some of the roads could be open as early as this week, while others may take a month or two to repair.

Derby Road is closed due to flooding between McBride Road and Sycamore Lane north of Hoffman. DOT officials expect it to be open again by Sept. 27.

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