Stories of the year: Preacher walks to nation’s capital

Stories of the year: Preacher walks to nation’s capital

The Rev. James Brigman decided in July that he would walk from Rockingham to Washington, D.C., to call attention to the needs of medically fragile chi...

December 25th, 2017 |  


Stories of the year: Police struggle to find mauling victim’s relatives

Stories of the year: Police struggle to find mauling victim’s relatives

When two dogs fatally mauled David Robert Baber, 65, in his backyard on Nov. 4, the death marked only the beginning of a perplexing and emotional case...

December 25th, 2017 |  


CSX: No plans for closing Hamlet yard

CSX: No plans for closing Hamlet yard

HAMLET — CSX has no plans to close and padlock the Hamlet rail yard or make significant layoffs, despite months worth of rumors to that effect, ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Fire destroys home, Christmas presents

Fire destroys home, Christmas presents

HAMLET — A family was left without a home — or presents for their children — three days away from Christmas after their Lumbee Lane ...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Ministering on the street

Ministering on the street

ROCKINGHAM — The men at Place of Grace have a routine.They wake up at 7 a.m. each day for chores and then at 7:45 a.m., five days a week, they s...

December 22nd, 2017 |  


Homeless man ‘helping back’

Homeless man ‘helping back’

ROCKINGHAM — The men at Place of Grace have a Christmas tree this year thanks to one man’s effort to get back on his feet.Brian Flynn, 58,...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Prisoners provide presents for foster kids

Prisoners provide presents for foster kids

HOFFMAN — Being behind bars hasn’t kept the men at Morrison Correctional Institution from catching the Christmas spirit.This year, the men...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Sprinklers dampen fire at plastic plant

Sprinklers dampen fire at plastic plant

ROCKINGHAM — Firefighters didn’t have much fighting to do when they responded to an alarm at Direct Pack East late Wednesday night.Several...

December 21st, 2017 |  


Couple charged with robbing man at ATM

Couple charged with robbing man at ATM

ROCKINGHAM — A husband and wife are accused of robbing a man at an ATM earlier this week.According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office...

December 21st, 2017 |  


9 inmates charged in jailhouse brawl

9 inmates charged in jailhouse brawl

ROCKINGHAM — Nine men have been charged in connection with a fight that occurred Sunday at the Richmond County Jail.Larry Tremayne Burson, 40, a...

December 20th, 2017 |