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ROCKINGHAM – As Christmas approaches, nothing may truly capture the spirit of the holiday season than a live nativity scene.

HAMLET – The Hamlet Police Department is seeking information regarding a possible illicit Christmas shopping “expedition” in the Pinecroft neighborhood.

PINEHURST – John Caliri, director of FirstHealth Fitness, has been recognized as the 2017 winner of the Hank Boerner Pioneer Award by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).

Congratulations to the following high school students who made Honor Roll for the first nine-week grading period:

Congratulations to the following middle school students who made Honor Roll for the first nine-week grading period:

Congratulations to the following elementary school students who made Honor Roll for the first nine-week grading period:

HAMLET – The use of wood as a fuel for fire and energy has been around since the beginning of time.  Recently, however, a group of world renowned scientists voiced their concerns over the potential new direction and environmental hazards of this practice regarding the new Enviva plant in Hamlet. 

RICHMOND COUNTY – On the 12th Day of Chamber the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce gave to me: 12 member businesses, 11 gift certificates, 10 prize packages, nine amazing discounts, eight funny videos, seven witty captions, six new gift ideas, five local celebrities, four door busters, three board members, two elected officials and one event that locals don’t want to miss out on.

ROCKINGHAM – October was an award-winning month for Richmond County Emergency Services. At the annual North Carolina Public Safety Communications Conference held in Cherokee, N.C., from October 1 through 4, several Richmond County government employees were honored.

HAMLET – In following up with the RO’s initial story last week, the City of Hamlet has issued a formal complaint to the IRS in regards to political campaigning occurring at the Seaboard festival by volunteers and Seaboard Festival board members.

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