Hamlet home sustains ‘extensive damage’ in weekend fire

Hamlet home sustains ‘extensive damage’ in weekend fire

HAMLET — Officials say a house fire late Saturday night has put its occupants out in the cold.Fire Chief Calvin White said the flames broke out ...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Kool Kakes coming to downtown Rockingham

Kool Kakes coming to downtown Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM — Baker Bambi Provenzano moved to Rockingham in 2006 and was driving through downtown when she saw the former bakery on the square.It...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


Man accused of stealing vehicles in Richmond, Perquimans counties

Man accused of stealing vehicles in Richmond, Perquimans counties

HAMLET — A man suspected of stealing a vehicle from a Richmond County car dealership is currently behind bars in the Moore County Detention Cent...

January 13th, 2017 |  


MLK posters and essays on display at Leath Memorial Library

MLK posters and essays on display at Leath Memorial Library

ROCKINGHAM — Kicking off the Richmond County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration has been the annual students’ poster and essay contest tha...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Blanton: Hamlet embodies spirit of small-town America

Blanton: Hamlet embodies spirit of small-town America

HAMLET — New city manager Jonathan Blanton, who began working Monday, said even though he has traveled “all around the country and the wor...

January 13th, 2017 |  


‘Too many stores for too small a town’

‘Too many stores for too small a town’

ROCKINGHAM — As one supermarket prepares to open on U.S. 74, another is set to close with Food King shutting its doors for good.Owner Bryan Dozi...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy

ROCKINGHAM — The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is fast approaching, and beginning Friday, a variety of activities to celebrate the civil right...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Cooper names commerce, admin secretaries

Cooper names commerce, admin secretaries

RALEIGH (AP) — New Gov. Roy Cooper named Thursday a business recruiter under a past Democratic governor as his commerce secretary, returning as ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Richmond County native Tony Bullard joins Foghat bassist on Rock Legends Cruise

Richmond County native Tony Bullard joins Foghat bassist on Rock Legends Cruise

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County native Tony Bullard, the last founding member of rock band The Blue Lords, is about to board Royal Caribbean’s The In...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


Richmond Co. Schools Superintendent Cindy Goodman, child nutrition staff get raises in pay

Richmond Co. Schools Superintendent Cindy Goodman, child nutrition staff get raises in pay

HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to raise Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman’s annual salary by $5,...

January 12th, 2017 |