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HAMLET — A man accused of stealing automatic weapons from a sheriff's office car last month is facing new charges in a pair of car break-ins.
Aaron Michael Dohogn, 32, of Rollins Avenue, Hamlet, was identified as the suspect in thefts from cars on Bauersfield Street and Madison Avenue in Hamlet four days after his Feb. 21 arrest in the gun t

Gun theft suspect charged in 2 more car break-ins

HAMLET — A man accused of stealing automatic weapons from a sheriff's office car last month is facing new charges in a pair of car break-ins. Aaron Michael Dohogn, 32, of Rollins Avenue, Hamlet, was identified as the suspect in thefts from cars on Bauersfield Street and Madison Avenue in Hamlet four days after his Feb. 21 arrest in the gun t

Lakewood softball coach Dave Yarasheski says he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding his 2015 Lady Leopard team. His team posted a 4-14 record last year and lost 3 seniors to graduation. Six players who have previously lettered are back this year.
In addition, the leopard coach expects freshmen Krislyn Bullard and Maelievonn Knowles to

Lakewood softball and baseball eager to start 2015 season

Lakewood softball coach Dave Yarasheski says he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding his 2015 Lady Leopard team. His team posted a 4-14 record last year and lost 3 seniors to graduation. Six players who have previously lettered are back this year. In addition, the leopard coach expects freshmen Krislyn Bullard and Maelievonn Knowles to

HAMLET — Police have charged a Richmond County man in connection with a Monday home break-in.
Patrick Alton Locklear, 23, of Baldwin Road near Rockingham, was arrested Monday after Rockingham police stopped a car matching the description of one reported in a break-in at a home on North Street in Hamlet.
Hamlet officers arrived at the traffi

Man charged in Hamlet break-in

HAMLET — Police have charged a Richmond County man in connection with a Monday home break-in. Patrick Alton Locklear, 23, of Baldwin Road near Rockingham, was arrested Monday after Rockingham police stopped a car matching the description of one reported in a break-in at a home on North Street in Hamlet. Hamlet officers arrived at the traffi

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Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel is pictured with colleagues while attending the Clerk of Superior Courts Conference Wednesday at the Legislative Building in Raleigh. N.C. Chief Justice Mark Martin called on lawmakers to increase funding for the state court system during his State of the Judiciary address. Pi

Contributed photo Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel is pictured with colleagues while attending the Clerk of Superior Courts Conference Wednesday at the Legislative Building in Raleigh. N.C. Chief Justice Mark Martin called on lawmakers to increase funding for the state court system during his State of the Judiciary address. Pi

A debt refinancing anticipated to save the county some $200,000 annually received the eager go-ahead by a unanimous Sampson Board of Commissioners earlier this week.
Overall, the move is expected to save around $4 million in outstanding debt obligations. Finance officer David Clack detailed the potential of cost savings available through the refin

Debt refinancing OK'd

A debt refinancing anticipated to save the county some $200,000 annually received the eager go-ahead by a unanimous Sampson Board of Commissioners earlier this week. Overall, the move is expected to save around $4 million in outstanding debt obligations. Finance officer David Clack detailed the potential of cost savings available through the refin

The residents and businesses of Clinton have spoken, and overall, both seemed pleased with the effectiveness of the Clinton Police Department.
City residents and businesses were asked to complete a department-provided survey, with hopes of improving the relationship between the department's staff and residents and businesses in the city. Police Ch

PD gets thumbs up

The residents and businesses of Clinton have spoken, and overall, both seemed pleased with the effectiveness of the Clinton Police Department. City residents and businesses were asked to complete a department-provided survey, with hopes of improving the relationship between the department's staff and residents and businesses in the city. Police Ch

HOFFMAN — A House of Blues-style concert venue could fill the former Hoffman Elementary School building, potential buyers told town council members Tuesday night.
Wesley Haynes, owner, producer and engineer of Haynes Pro Audio and Recording, program director of Media South Broadcasting and artist and repertoire director of Media South Record

Hoffman's 'House of Blues'

HOFFMAN — A House of Blues-style concert venue could fill the former Hoffman Elementary School building, potential buyers told town council members Tuesday night. Wesley Haynes, owner, producer and engineer of Haynes Pro Audio and Recording, program director of Media South Broadcasting and artist and repertoire director of Media South Record

Bolstered by a $180,000 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Sampson County has partnered with a dozen community agencies for 2015, as well as provided a mini-grant to a 13th organization.
Each of the 10 existing funding partners from last year re-applied along with a few newcomers. All received funding.
Three new agencies include Sampson Coun

United Way partners with a dozen agencies

Bolstered by a $180,000 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Sampson County has partnered with a dozen community agencies for 2015, as well as provided a mini-grant to a 13th organization. Each of the 10 existing funding partners from last year re-applied along with a few newcomers. All received funding. Three new agencies include Sampson Coun

Roseboro — Take Root and Bloom.
I am so excited to be a part of the momentum Roseboro has as the towns people continue on their NC Step (North Carolina Small Town Economic Prosperity) journey. Throughout the past year, Roseboro has created a plan for Business Development, Marketing and Community Events and programs. Once the plan was approve

Momentum building in Roseboro

Roseboro — Take Root and Bloom. I am so excited to be a part of the momentum Roseboro has as the towns people continue on their NC Step (North Carolina Small Town Economic Prosperity) journey. Throughout the past year, Roseboro has created a plan for Business Development, Marketing and Community Events and programs. Once the plan was approve

CHERAW, S.C. — Community Health Systems, Inc. has announced “a definitive agreement” to sell its ownership interests in Bennettsville's Marlboro Park Hospital and in Cheraw's Chesterfield General Hospital to M/C Healthcare LLC.
The transaction, subject to customary regulatory approval and closing conditions, is expected to be fin

Cheraw, Bennettsville hospitals to change hands

CHERAW, S.C. — Community Health Systems, Inc. has announced “a definitive agreement” to sell its ownership interests in Bennettsville's Marlboro Park Hospital and in Cheraw's Chesterfield General Hospital to M/C Healthcare LLC. The transaction, subject to customary regulatory approval and closing conditions, is expected to be fin

ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of hitting a woman in the face with a beer can Tuesday faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Rockingham police arrested 27-year-old Justin Chase Cagle of Russell Drive on the misdemeanor charge after being called to the home for a reported domestic disturbance, according to court documents.
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Police: Felon used beer can as deadly weapon

ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of hitting a woman in the face with a beer can Tuesday faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Rockingham police arrested 27-year-old Justin Chase Cagle of Russell Drive on the misdemeanor charge after being called to the home for a reported domestic disturbance, according to court documents. North Carolin

HAMLET — A man is facing multiple identity theft charges after deputies say he used his children's personal information to obtain several credit cards.
Ronald Mayo, 38, of Jefferson Street in Hamlet, is accused or racking up more than $1,500 in charges on credit cards, according to a warrant taken out by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies: Man stole sons' identities

HAMLET — A man is facing multiple identity theft charges after deputies say he used his children's personal information to obtain several credit cards. Ronald Mayo, 38, of Jefferson Street in Hamlet, is accused or racking up more than $1,500 in charges on credit cards, according to a warrant taken out by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Huge weekend lies ahead for Triangle hoops teams

Well isn't this how it's supposed to be? The last weekend of the regular season in college hoops is upon us, and the impending games have huge implications of what the future may hold for the three teams in the Triangle. Everybody knows the North Carolina and Duke are set to face off on Saturday night in the Smith Center for a rematch of college b

RALEIGH — Thank you for reading this column. It's not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all.
According to a recent set of surveys by the Pew Research Center, a distressing number of our fellow citizens rely mostly on television to inform themselves about

Seek balance in your media diet

RALEIGH — Thank you for reading this column. It's not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all. According to a recent set of surveys by the Pew Research Center, a distressing number of our fellow citizens rely mostly on television to inform themselves about

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Hospice has hired Kristina Leyden as its new chief executive officer effective March 1, Board of Directors Chairman Neal Watkins said.
“Since coming to Richmond County Hospice in June of 2012, Kristina has served as the director of family services and inpatient care, as the clinical operations officer and a

Richmond County Hospice names new CEO

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Hospice has hired Kristina Leyden as its new chief executive officer effective March 1, Board of Directors Chairman Neal Watkins said. “Since coming to Richmond County Hospice in June of 2012, Kristina has served as the director of family services and inpatient care, as the clinical operations officer and a

CHARLOTTE — Danny Ray Coleman of Hamlet has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is a group dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for communit

Coleman joins Sigma Alpha Lambda

CHARLOTTE — Danny Ray Coleman of Hamlet has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a group dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for communit

Commissioners continue county manager talks, approve various event dates

At its third meeting since former County Manager Lawrence Gatewood resigned, the Anson County Board of Commissioners continued its discussion of a new county manager. Commission Chair Anna Baucom asked that her fellow commissioners look over some county manager ads from other counties and give her feedback. The board agreed that requirements for t

HAMLET, N.C. — Two months after police say he sped away from a drunken-driving checkpoint and led officers on a 100 mph wrong-way chase, the law has caught up with Anthony Littles.
Littles, 27, of 1500 W. Market St. in Cheraw, was arrested Saturday. Police say Littles led them on a Dec. 3 chase after he drove away from Sgt. Joshua Glenn at a

Cheraw man charged in 100 mph chase

HAMLET, N.C. — Two months after police say he sped away from a drunken-driving checkpoint and led officers on a 100 mph wrong-way chase, the law has caught up with Anthony Littles. Littles, 27, of 1500 W. Market St. in Cheraw, was arrested Saturday. Police say Littles led them on a Dec. 3 chase after he drove away from Sgt. Joshua Glenn at a

Ernest Patterson and Lisa Morman have announced they became engaged in February of 2014 and are now looking forward to their wedding scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Freedom Baptist Church located at 987 U.S. 1 in Rockingham.
Patterson is a longtime employee of the Pee Dee Electric Corporation in Rockingham and Lisa is a former elec

Patterson, Morman to wed

Ernest Patterson and Lisa Morman have announced they became engaged in February of 2014 and are now looking forward to their wedding scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Freedom Baptist Church located at 987 U.S. 1 in Rockingham. Patterson is a longtime employee of the Pee Dee Electric Corporation in Rockingham and Lisa is a former elec

Kerr preparing for upcoming kindergarten registration

For the upcoming kindergarten registration event, local school officials are looking forward to seeing parents walk into L.C. Kerr School with their little children. Principal Jan Smith is currently preparing for the 2015-2016 school year with a registration date set for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 27. One of the purposes is to provide infor





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