Pam Simmons

Pam Simmons

HAMLET — What began as just a hobby about 15 years after retiring from the railroad has turned into a creative pastime for Richard Pait.  

ROCKINGHAM — Thursday morning couldn’t seem to get here fast enough for many faithful diners of the Holiday Restaurant.

ROCKINGHAM — Captain D’s Seafood will be the site of a fundraiser sponsored by Richmond County Aging Services from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. 

HAMLET — The chamber of the Richmond County Board of Education was packed Tuesday as several teachers, staff and students were honored at the year’s first meeting ― also the first with Dr. Jeff Maples as interim superintendent.

HAMLET — Dr. Jeff Maples has been chosen to temporarily take the helm of the Richmond County school district until a permanent replacement for Dr. Cindy Goodman can be found.

HAMLET — Dr. Cindy Goodman highlighted a recently enacted law that toughens penalties for threats against educational institutions during her last meeting as superintendent with the Richmond County Board of Education at Washington Street Elementary on Thursday.

HAMLET — As part of the Christmas-season celebration and the weekly reading program at the Hamlet Public Library, librarian Belinda Norton and more than a dozen youngsters — and a few parents — presented a play Wednesday morning to a appreciative crowd of parents, grandparents, and other residents.

HAMLET— Ol’ Saint Nick, sitting in front of a shiny red fire truck, learned what local children wanted for Christmas early Saturday during the annual Breakfast with Santa event at the Hamlet Fire Department.

The youngsters and their parents filled up on a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and bacon before visiting with Kris Kringle to share their wishes and pose for a photo.

ROCKINGHAM—On a chilly Thursday morning, around 350 students from area high schools and community colleges gathered at Superior Cranes to learn about a variety of careers that are available in the crane, rigging and specialized-transport industry. 

HAMLET — As the sun was setting Monday evening, people began to gather at Hamlet City Park to welcome in the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree. 

The crowd filled the bleachers quickly while others gathered around the park, awaiting the beginning of the program. Students from Fairview Heights Elementary School went through some final warm-ups as teachers lined them up for their performance.

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