ROCKINGHAM — With less than two weeks left of putting on his uniform, an outgoing police chief has received North Carolina’s highest honor.

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Friday, 15 March 2019 22:34

[VIDEO] Bond set for Hamlet suspects

The search is over for two men police have been looking for since late Thursday night after a police officer was fired upon following a traffic stop.

Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say Quintin Calloway and Winfred Dawkins turned themselves in late Friday afternoon.

The suspects are shown here walking into the Richmond County Magistrate's office.

Dawkins, charged with resisting a public officer, was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

Calloway, who is accused of shooting at the patrolman, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and resisting a public officer. His bond was set at $175,000 secured.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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HAMLET — City Council members this week said hello to their latest addition and goodbye to a longtime public servant.

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ROCKINGHAM — Four out of six men accused in break-ins across the region are facing additional charges in Richmond County.

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 19:36

6 charged in Hamlet vehicle break-ins

HAMLET — Six men accused of a rash of car break-ins across the Sandhills have more charges heading their way.

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HAMLET — A first-year recognition award was presented Wednesday to Chief Michael Scott Waters of the Hamlet Police Department.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 17:28

Waters retiring after 28 years with Hamlet PD

HAMLET — After nearly 30 years in law enforcement, Hamlet Police Chief Scott Waters is stepping away from public service.

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HAMLET— While Richmond County was spared the type of destruction experienced by other counties in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence, some first responders are doing what they can to help others.

At noon Thursday, the Hamlet Police Department began filling its enclosed traffic trailer with donated supplies. Although officers haven’t yet determined where the supplies will be going, Capt. Randy Dover said residents in Robeson County will more than likely be the recipients … again.

“We did it for Hurricane Matthew and the community really turned out for that,” Dover said, adding that the trailer “was pretty full” in 2016.

Scotland County, which is also dealing with flooding, is a possibility, but Dover said Robeson County is “the main concern.”

Dover was born and raised in Scotland County and said he’s “never seen flooding like this.”

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