Lisa RushingStaff WriterHAMLET — Main Street in Hamlet is typically fairly quiet, but Thursday afternoon it was packed with screaming children demanding candy Thursday afternoon.Christmas sweets normally include gingerbread men and soft peppermints, but children wanted candied apples and cotton candy and candy in general from the floats that passed by as the Hamlet Rotary Club put on its annual Richmond County Christmas Parade.The Wolf pack cheerleaders were busy getting in the spirit before the parade decorating the Christmas tree on their trailer while singing “Jingle Bells.”
Amanda MossStaff WriterROCKINGHAM — Screams of excitement could be heard all throughout Leath Memorial Library as students filed in to watch the Rockstar Magic Christmas Program.Students from L.J. Bell, West Rockingham and Washington Street Elementary School packed out the library at 11 a.m. to see the magicians Chris and Neal. The two men run one of Carolina’s leading family magic shows.Debbie Knight, outreach coordinator for the librar...
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...
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 passe...
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 ...
EAST ROCKINGHAM — Pastor Joe Wilkes stood in front...
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