Tillis’ VALOR Act awaits president’s signature

Tillis’ VALOR Act awaits president’s signature

WASHINGTON — This week, legislation introduced by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Tom Cotton, R-AR unanimously passed the Senate and will head to t...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Hamlet files complaint with IRS over Seaboard politicking

Hamlet files complaint with IRS over Seaboard politicking

HAMLET — Following the wishes of the city council, Hamlet’s city manager has sent the IRS a formal complaint about the actions of voluntee...

November 17th, 2017 updated: November 17th, 2017. |  


Seaboard donates to soup kitchen

Seaboard donates to soup kitchen

HAMLET — With the help of $5,000 from the Seaboard Festival, Richmond County’s soup kitchen will be able to accommodate more than two volu...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Addressing the opioid crisis

Addressing the opioid crisis

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein held a meeting Thursday with a slew of Richmond County leaders, law enforcement official...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Judge dismisses Enviva permit lawsuit

Judge dismisses Enviva permit lawsuit

ROCKINGHAM — An administrative law judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County which charged that t...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Slow start to free-book signups

Slow start to free-book signups

ROCKINGHAM — Dolly Parton wants to give free books to 926 more young children in Richmond County. Or, rather, her Imagination Library does, thro...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Moving down the road

Moving down the road

HAMLET — Usually when you move, you don’t take your house with you.Lella Oates Jones on Wednesday walked alongside her house as it was gui...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Farmers Day Parade, lawn mower racing this weekend

Farmers Day Parade, lawn mower racing this weekend

ELLERBE — Ellerbe’s famous racing lawn mowers will zoom across the last finish line of the season Saturday, providing a noisy ending to Fa...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Hating brake noise a sign of the times

HAMLET — Small North Carolina cities really hate the sound of compression brakes — the bass, glottal groaning that large trucks make when ...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Man charged with arson of grandfather’s property

Man charged with arson of grandfather’s property

ROCKINGHAM — A man is accused of setting fire on his grandfather’s Airport Road property, causing about $20,000 in damage, according to in...

November 15th, 2017 |