HOFFMAN — An inmate at Morrison Correctional Institution scheduled was scheduled to be released Tuesday, but that didn’t happen.

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ROCKINGHAM — Domestic violence comes in “all shapes,” according to Ellerbe native Kristi Richardson King.

And she should know.

King and Bridget Little both shared their personal experiences of losing family members to domestic violence during a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening sponsored by New Horizons Life and Family Services.

With the walkway of the old courthouse lined in purple and white balloons, each woman told those gathered holding candles about their respective family’s tragedy.

King’s parents were murdered by her brother eight years ago.

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ROCKINGHAM— A verbal altercation that turned physical resulted in one woman being killed, another injured and a third charged with murder.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to call Oct. 11 of possible gunshot victims on Sam Richardson Road, north of Rockingham, where they found two women suffering from bullet wounds, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

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ROCKINGHAM — The chill in the Friday night air seemed fitting for ghost stories, which were offered by Pee Dee Region Paranormal.

Those stories were more informative than spooky as more than two dozen people were led around downtown listening to accounts of spirit sightings.

Their guide: Scott Tomestic, a member of the paranormal investigation team and descendant of Nicholas Noyes, official minister during the infamous Salem witchcraft trials.

Donning a cape, top hat and dark spectacles, Tomestic told tales of tragic death, murder and apparent apparitions.

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