Benson resigns as curator of Ellerbe’s Rankin Museum

Benson resigns as curator of Ellerbe’s Rankin Museum

ELLERBE — Gail Benson has resigned as curator of the Rankin Museum of American Heritage but won’t become part of the museum’s histor...

September 29th, 2017 updated: September 29th, 2017. |  


Richmond County deputies: Shooter drove victim to hospital

Richmond County deputies: Shooter drove victim to hospital

HAMLET — Deputies say an argument between two men led to one shooting the other.Everette Lavvie Smith was at his home on Peggy Mill Road outside...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Giving thanks to Richmond County’s veterans

Giving thanks to Richmond County’s veterans

HAMLET — Roughly 80 veterans packed the Cole Auditorium Thursday to share a meal, and each others’ company, at the Senior Veteran’s ...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Controversy swirls over grant for Hamlet park project

Controversy swirls over grant for Hamlet park project

HAMLET — The rush to refurbish South Hamlet Park “before the snow falls” has sparked a round of rumors, as well as a sometimes-crypt...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Judge grants possibility of parole

Judge grants possibility of parole

ROCKINGHAM — Derrick McRae will have the right to go before a parole board in 2021 — 25 years after his arrest in the 1995 shooting death ...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Ronald McDonald House fundraiser enters 9th year

Ronald McDonald House fundraiser enters 9th year

HAMLET — For nine years, Paula Thomas has been trying to help families with special needs children.She knows about the daily struggles firsthand...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Pierce: Communication ‘breakdown’ cause of Enviva concerns

Pierce: Communication ‘breakdown’ cause of Enviva concerns

When asked who in the packed room at the Dobbins Heights Community Center was a resident of Dobbins Heights at Tuesday’s meeting between members...

September 27th, 2017 |  


DA questions ability of murder convict to reintegrate if paroled

DA questions ability of murder convict to reintegrate if paroled

ROCKINGHAM — Superior Court Judge David Lee will hear closing arguments today on whether convicted killer Derrick McRae can seek parole after mo...

September 27th, 2017 updated: September 28th, 2017. |  


Richmond County prosecutors seek death penalty in double murder case

Richmond County prosecutors seek death penalty in double murder case

ROCKINGHAM — The District Attorney’s office on Tuesday announced in Richmond County Superior Court that it would be seeking the death pena...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Residents review possible Rockingham routes

Residents review possible Rockingham routes

HAMLET — Long Drive has lived up to its name all too well for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, but many Rockingham residents are...

September 26th, 2017 |