Pam Simmons

Pam Simmons

HAMLET — Richmond County Schools continues to make gains and close achievement gaps when compared to districts in the Sandhills region and the state, Director of Testing and Accountability Jennifer Brach told the Board of Education last week.

HAMLET — The top two readers in the Hamlet Public Library’s summer reading program, Abi Hadinger and Hailey Locklear, finished more than 1,000 books, collectively, in nine weeks.

HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education approved a pair of filed trips, recognized "Special" volunteers and discussed summer programs and a new state-mandated reading assesment program during its monthly meeting Tuesday. 

 HAMLET — In a patriotic service to celebrate Richmond County's “everyday heroes,” Dr. Allison Farrah, pastor of First Baptist Church, led the congregation and choir to demonstrate appreciation for those who protect and serve the community on Sunday, July 14.

HAMLET — All of Richmond County is invited to a gospel concert on Thursday which will benefit the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.

HAMLET — What began as just a hobby about 15 years after retiring from the railroad has turned into a creative pastime for Richard Pait.  

ROCKINGHAM — Thursday morning couldn’t seem to get here fast enough for many faithful diners of the Holiday Restaurant.

ROCKINGHAM — Captain D’s Seafood will be the site of a fundraiser sponsored by Richmond County Aging Services from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. 

HAMLET — The chamber of the Richmond County Board of Education was packed Tuesday as several teachers, staff and students were honored at the year’s first meeting ― also the first with Dr. Jeff Maples as interim superintendent.

HAMLET — Dr. Jeff Maples has been chosen to temporarily take the helm of the Richmond County school district until a permanent replacement for Dr. Cindy Goodman can be found.

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