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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 05:05

Norman Memorial Day Service

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NORMAN - The American flag on the square fell limp and at half-mast as the annual Norman Memorial Day Service began Monday evening. 

With about eighty people in attendance at the Norman Community Building, Ms. Caitlin Batten opened the service by singing the National Anthem.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 05:06

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tractor Supply

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ROCKINGHAM -  Tuesday weather was gloomy but the smiles on the faces of employees of the new location of Tractor Supply in Rockingham lit-up the store. 

Many dignitaries of Richmond County came to officially welcome the new buisness to our community. 

Opening the ceremony was Seth Allen of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Allen gave a warm welcome to store manager Daniel Ward and other Tractor Supply employees.

RICHMOND COUNTY - Richmond Senior High School senior student Cameron McDonald recently received a scholarship from the Methodist University Full-Tuition Music Scholarship fund.  This stipend is ostensibly valued at up to $180,000 and serves to recognize Cameron for his superior skills in music.

HAMLET - Hamlet police officers continue to seek information regarding two separate cases of shots being fired.

The first incident involved a report of the firing of shots at Washington Court Apartments at 10:34 p.m. on Monday, May 7th. 

Upon arrival, officers found a parked vehicle with the back window shot out. 

A window in an apartment had been shot through as well. 

Offices spoke to several residents, all having heard the shots being fired, but no one could identify a suspect. 

The second occurrence of shots being fired was reported on Thursday, May 17th at 7:53 p.m. 

Officer responded to 320 Spring Street subsequent to a report of a subject having been shot.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim sitting on the porch with a bullet wound to the right leg.  The wound was deemed to be non-life-threatening.  

The victim stated that he had been walking on Kent Street when he was shot, but had no idea as to who the perpetrator may have been. 

It was thought that a shot may have been fired at the Spring Street residence as well. 

These incidents remain under HPD investigation. 

Anyone with any pertinent information is asked to contact the Hamlet Police Department at 910-582- 2551.

PINEHURST, NC -- The North Carolina Funeral Directors Association has just announced the association's Board of Directors for the coming year.

Gary Overcash was installed as President of the Association.

Gary is the co-owner of Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and Ellerbe and is very actively involved in the business community of the area.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:01

Chamber of Commerce Announces Events

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RICHMOND COUNTY - The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce announces the following upcoming events of interest:

Tuesday, May 29th at 11:00 a.m. 

We will be cutting a ribbon with Tractor Supply on Tuesday, May 29th at 11:00 a.m. 

Join us as we celebrate this new business opening! 

1206 Rockingham Road in Rockingham. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:02

Vehicles Crash in Front of Waffle House

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ROCKINGHAM - First responders were dispatched to a two vehicle accident around 12:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred on US 1 South Highway near exit 311 in the Waffle House area.

Involved in the accident was a black Ford Fusion and a tan Toyota Tundra truck.

A witness at the scene stated that the Ford pulled into the highway and was struck by the pickup.

Three occupants in the black Ford were treated at the scene with none being transported to the hospital.

Units responding: East Rockingham Fire Department; Cordova Fire and Rescue; First Health Richmond EMS; and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The accident is being investigated by the Highway Patrol.

Friday, 25 May 2018 05:05

Celebrate Recovery Program Offers Assistance

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ROCKINGHAM - “I hate meetings. I hate Higher power. I hate anyone who has a program. To all who come in contact with me: I wish you death and I wish you suffering."

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). 

ROCKINGHAM - All Habitat for Humanity houses are built in pretty much the same fashion, a group of volunteers comes together with the Habitat construction staff and the future homeowner on the home site to construct a home.  As a matter of fact, on September 4th, construction will begin on another such home in Hamlet. 

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