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Hamlet, N.C. (May 29, 2018) – The Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority holds a Cinderella Ball every year, but for the past two years, the young girls who attended the ball have been able to make their own jewelry using 3D printing technology under the guidance of Richmond Community College Mechanical Engineering instructor Annie Harden.

HAMLET - The main item on the agenda for the Hamlet City Council meeting on Tuesday night was whether the 2018-19 budget would be approved as proposed.  After months of meetings (and the satisfaction of the required 30 days the North Carolina state statute requires the budget to sit), it was approved, though not unanimously.

HAMLET - Hundreds of fans of Los Angeles Chargers' football star Melvin Ingram, a native of Hamlet and a graduate of Richmond Senior High School, flocked to Memorial Park in Hamlet on Saturday, June 9 for the 5th Annual Melvin’s Mission Fun Day. An abundance of free activities were available, including inflatables, outdoor games, door prizes, face painting, balloon animals, and a gamer truck.

RICHMOND COUNTY - The Richmond County Library System is offering a variety of activities throughout the summer for children as well as adults to fill up that free time while school is not in session.

“LIBRARIES ROCK!” is the theme for the summer program which will be offered at the Hamlet Public Library, Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham, and Kemp-Sugg Memorial Library in Ellerbe.

ROCKINGHAM - On Saturday, June 16th, the L.J. Bell school auditorium will be the site of a gospel concert.  The 6:00 p.m. event is being sponsored by G104 and the Raider Band Fans organization as a fundraiser to benefit the Richmond Raiders Marching Band.  All proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment and uniforms for the Richmond Raiders Marching Band. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:02

Structure Fire on Stokes Road

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EAST ROCKINGHAM - On Monday morning, June 11th, at 6:02 a.m.,  Emergency Communications dispatched the East Rockingham Fire Department to a structure fire at 110 Stokes Road.

The fire was located near the intersection of Mizpah Road.

Units on arrival found smoke escaping from both ends as well as from the eves of the structure.

Firefighters found the fire's origin to be in the front room and it had appeared to have been smoldering for some time.

Units responding included : East Rockingham Fire Department; Cordova Fire & Rescue; and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

ROCKINGHAM - The Richmond Community Theatre (RCT) is facing proposed budget cuts by the Rockingham City Council in the 2018-2019 City Budget and the issue has captured the attention of many Richmond County citizens.  

The RCT Board of Directors recently disseminated a letter asking for concerned parties to contact the mayor, city council members, and the city manager in an attempt to facilitate the reinstatement of eliminated monies previously used for the benefit of the Theatre. 

RICHMOND COUNTY - Since its first graduating class way back in 1973, cursory analysis would indicate that Richmond Senior High School has now processed approximately 25,000 graduates from their initial RSHS matriculation through the final days of their senior year.  It would be difficult to imagine any of those previous groups as having been any more impressive than this 2018 commencement class.

A total of 449 names were called on Friday, June 8th as members of the Richmond County Board of Education and Richmond Senior High administrative staff greeted and congratulated each student individually. 

ROCKINGHAM - Merchants, artists, exhibitors, children's activities and live music will be hitting the sidewalks Thursday evening, June 14th, when Affair On The Square comes to downtown Rockingham after being rained out three weeks ago.  From 5 to 8 p.m., restaurants and local artists will come together to show the artistic abilities of those in the Sandhills area and bring people to the downtown venue at the same time.

ROCKINGHAM - The Rockingham Police Department announced the successful culmination of a year-long investigation that resulted in the arrest of a Rockingham woman for illegal procurement and distribution of opioids. 

Crystal Lunceford, 50, of Rockingham was arrested on Wednesday, June 6th and charged with 23 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery; six counts of trafficking in opiates; and five counts of identity theft. 

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