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Friday, 28 December 2018 13:37

Hamlet Police seek attempted burglary suspect

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HAMLET — Police are asking the public's help in finding a man wanted on multiple charges in the Sandhills.

 

 

RALEIGH — The 2017-18 session of the N.C. General Assembly wrapped up Thursday, setting a record by overriding the 22nd and 23rd vetoes of the biennium.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper set a record of his own by rejecting 28 items of legislation during his first two years in office. Cooper easily surpassed Democrat Bev Perdue, who vetoed 20 bills over her four-year term.

HAMLET — A Christmas-Day fight between two women resulted in one of them facing criminal charges.

HAMLET— A woman is facing five misdemeanor charges and spent Christmas in jail after police say she found her husband with another woman.

HAMLET — The city is searching for someone new to run the Hamlet Depot and Museum following the termination last week of its most recent director.

RALEIGH — An attorney who represented the Bladen County Improvement Association during a 2016 investigation into potential absentee ballot voting misbehavior says the organization was cleared of any wrongdoing.  He hasn’t heard from investigators since.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s new voter ID law is headed to court.

This week the N.C. General Assembly overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s Dec. 14 veto of Senate Bill 824, Implementation of Voter I.D. Constitutional Amendment. Now, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the N.C. NAACP are suing over allegations of racial discrimination and burdens on voting rights.  

Friday, 21 December 2018 13:59

RCC Substation grads can earn bachelor's from ECU

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HAMLET — Graduates of Richmond Community College’s Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology program now have another option to further an already promising career.

RALEIGH — A newly released statewide poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the Charles Koch Institute seems to show North Carolinians are ready for reform of the pretrial justice system and the practice of requiring money bail.

Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:58

Rockingham cops help kids pick presents

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ROCKINGHAM — After spending time Christmas shopping with Sgt. Lee Bailey on Thursday, Diamond Lemon reached out to be picked up and wrapped her arms around his neck.

The 5-year-old was one of seven kids teamed up with Rockingham Police officers for the department’s annual Shop-With-A-Cop program.

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