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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 05:00

Two Vehicle Accident on Mill Road

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ROCKINGHAM - The East Rockingham Fire Department was dispatched around 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Mill Road and Chalk Road.

On arrival units found that a silver Mercedes sedan had no brakes and collided with a Chevrolet Impala at the intersection.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Responding: East Rockingham Fire Department, First Health Richmond EMS, and North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the accident.

HAMLET - One of Richmond Community College’s faculty members was invited to be among the presenters at the NC School Social Work Association’s spring workshop held March 29 at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.

HAMLET - When Anita Collins was a little girl, she had a calling.  It was from her grandmother, Annie Jane Johnson, and it had nothing to do with religion.  Annie Jane was determined that her grand-daughter would learn to cook (as well as fish at Hamlet’s City Lake).

WASHINGTON – This month, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has announced Congressional appointments that will send several local students to West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

ELLERBE - This past Thursday, April 12th was the date of Ellerbe Middle School’s third Career Day Job Fair, and if its degree of success can be considered a harbinger of things to come, the future of Richmond County is in good hands.

ROCKINGHAM-  J.L. McCullers, with his deep, commanding voice, began his speech by saying, “It would be a disservice to use a microphone. It would hurt you all’s ears.”

Monday, 16 April 2018 05:05

Hamlet City Council Debates Budgetary Items

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HAMLET - In a special budgetary session on Tuesday, April 10th, the Hamlet City Council engaged in a spirited discussion regarding stewardship of the town’s funds.

ROCKINGHAM-  Ken Goodman began his speech to the local Democratic Party Convention noting that between Wayne Goodwin and his wife Melanie they held the seat Goodman currently holds for a combined 14 years.  Add to that the eight years Goodman has been in office and “there’s been a good person in that seat for 22 years, and I’m hoping to keep it that way for another term.” 

HAMLET - Hamlet police conducted a traffic stop at 11:41 a.m. on Saturday, April 7th that resulted in a DWI arrest.

WASHINGTON – In last week’s House Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) emphasized the national security importance of updating the Committee on Foreign Investment in The United States (CFIUS).

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