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 |  


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 |  


McRae back in court for new hearing

McRae back in court for new hearing

ROCKINGHAM — Convicted killer Derrick McRae seems to be sitting through the parole hearing that his life sentence guaranteed he’d never ha...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Home decorator turns to retail

Home decorator turns to retail

ROCKINGHAM — One of Richmond County’s own will realize a vision she put on hold for more than two decades on Oct. 3 when Christie’s ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


A message to my grandsons

A message to my grandsons

Today we received the news that our expected grandchild is going to be a boy. I can’t speak for his parents, but my wife and I are extremely exc...

September 14th, 2017 |  


Gunn family reunion on Sunday

Gunn family reunion on Sunday

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarr...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Richmond County preps for Hurricane Irma

Richmond County preps for Hurricane Irma

ROCKINGHAM — Though the path of Hurricane Irma is still uncertain, Richmond County residents aren’t waiting until the last minute to prepa...

September 7th, 2017 updated: September 7th, 2017. |