Get ready to open your wallet up to pay a little more for admission tickets.An upcoming addition to sales tax will possibly mean higher admission prices for museums, theaters, cinemas, sporting events and concerts.Beginning Jan. 1, there will be a potential addition 6.75 percent tax to these admission tickets. In Richmond County, museums and other centers affected by the tax expansion are handling it in a variety of ways.The state sales tax expansion was passed into by the General Assembly in July. The bill passed in the House, 77-36, and in the Senate by a 32-17 vote. Richmond County’s delegation to Raleigh, Sen. Gene McLaurin and representatives Ken Goodman and Garland Pierce, all voted against the law.
The holidays are a wonderful time for giving to others and spending time with family. Shopping for gifts takes a lot of time and thought for each individual family member or friend.A gift that may seem fun and cute at the time might turn out to be a problem in the future, such as giving live animals as Christmas gifts. Our office has received many phone calls over the years from parents panicking because they don’t know how to take care of their child’s new fuzzy pony o...
This photo, taken by Hamlet resident Doug Quick, shows the International Space Station early Tuesday evening as it passed over the town. This was a long exposure image with the shutter open for 22 seconds while the camera was mounted on a tripod. “Thankfully, the clouds parted this afternoon making it visible,” Quick said.
With the expansion of the John E. Forte Building scheduled to open to students next month, Richmond Community College (RCC) received a boost from the Golden LEAF Foundation to help equip the new facility with the latest in advanced manufacturing equipment.
Amanda MossStaff WriterDOBBINS HEIGHTS — The members of Dobbins Heights Concerned Citizens are starting to wonder if their fellow residents are, well, concerned.Since the last meeting in November, the group sent out letters to various pastors in the community in order to gain interest from the residents in Dobbins Heights. They were expecting to see results from the letters at their meeting on Monday, but unfortunately it was pretty much the same people ...
Kevin SpradlinEditorROCKINGHAM — Little is known about what transpired Saturday night between the moment 2-year-old Matthew “Wyatt” Lohman’s hands were being held on one side by his father and on the other side by his older brother.But tragedy struck at about 5:54 p.m. as Andrew Lohman attempted to escort his sons across Midway Road from their single-wide mobile home. They were on their way to enjoy a Christmas dinner at Midway Baptist ...
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will be able to improve service once it takes over animal control duties in the county.Rick Sago, Richmond County manager, and Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. responded Monday night to a months-old request from the Richmond County Health Department to have the sheriff’s office taking over those responsibilities effective early January 2014.“The request came from the health department several months back,” Sago said....
ROCKINGHAM — At this time of year, Lindsey’s Discount Tire trades the familiar smells of oil and axle grease for the aroma of Christmas trees and smoke rumbling from the wood-burning barrel.This is Lindsey Steadman’s 26th year selling Christmas trees on his lot along Biltmore Drive with his wife, Sandra. The first year Steadman had only 20 Christmas trees and sold out in two days. The operation has grown every year since.“I’ve seen a lot of ...
EAST ROCKINGHAM — Pastor Joe Wilkes stood in front...
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