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 |  


Kids, cops go on shopping spree

Kids, cops go on shopping spree

ROCKINGHAM — Four-year-old Messiah Spencer was scared to meet police officers on Wednesday.His mother, Rene Spencer, said he was crying and R...

December 20th, 2017 |  


4 schools, Leak Street get $10,000 for gifts

4 schools, Leak Street get $10,000 for gifts

ROCKINGHAM — Children in the Leak Street Cultural Center after-school program received bags of Christmas goodies and one tough order Wednesday a...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Driver’s widow sues tire maker for fatal bus crash

Driver’s widow sues tire maker for fatal bus crash

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — The widow of the bus driver killed in a 2016 crash near Hamlet has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina against...

December 20th, 2017 updated: December 20th, 2017. |  


Richmond County crime briefs

Richmond County crime briefs

Deputies: Woman had drugs in jail ROCKINGHAM — An Ellerbe woman is facing misdemeanor and felony charges after deputies say she brought drugs to...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Plastek expansion to bring 63 new jobs

Plastek expansion to bring 63 new jobs

HAMLET — One Richmond County manufacturer is making its second expansion within the past two years, bringing more than 50 new jobs.County leader...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Celebrating community and Christmas

Celebrating community and Christmas

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — The community came together for the holiday dinner Tuesday night and to give back to those in needs.More than 200 residents of...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Tax department staffers move to new building

Tax department staffers move to new building

ROCKINGHAM — With the tax department’s administration and billing staff moving on Dec. 1, the transition to the new administration buildin...

December 18th, 2017 |