HAMLET – While hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Hamlet Thursday for the city’s annual Christmas parade, there were others spreading something other than holiday cheer.

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ROCKINGHAM – As first reported by FirstHealth of the Carolinas on Tuesday, October 17, its computer network “experienced a downtime event” that day at 2:15 p.m. The immediate shutdown was voluntarily implemented (and has continued) as a precautionary measure due to a potential threat from a malware virus.

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UPDATE AT 2:10 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM - Rockingham Police Department has released the name and updated status of the man who sustained self-inflicted wounds to his neck at the West Side Shell Station Tuesday night.

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DOBBINS HEIGHTS – The wood pellet manufacturer Enviva proposed, and Richmond County officials have accepted, so it would now seem that this matrimonial union between industrial “progress” and the local community is imminent; all that remains for consummation of the pact is a matter of formality.

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HAMLET – The fall season is quickly approaching, which is synonymous with the City of Hamlet’s Seaboard Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the 32nd annual Seaboard Festival 5k race is accepting registrations.

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