Report of shots fired near Fairview Heights Elementary School Richmond County Schools sent out an automated phone message this morning just before 11 a.m. to announce to parents that shots were fired near Fairview Heights Elementary School in Hamlet.
According to school officials, officers responded to the disturbance which was located and found not to be on school premises.
Class schedules were not altered or disrupted, school officials said.
Check back for more details, as they become available.
‘Moore for Moore’ to help tornado victims If you’ve been wondering how you can help victims of tornado devastation in Oklahoma, you can do so by assisting the local Red Cross.
The Red Cross is helping people affected by the tornadoes in the Midwest, by providing food, shelter, supplies and hope. Richmond and Moore counties share a Red Cross branch, which is located in Southern Pines. They have begun the “Moore for Moore Campaign” to assist tornado victims in Oklahoma.
New scam takes data from your computer If someone calls you claiming to be from the company Microsoft, you might become the victim of a scam.
Computer experts say Microsoft employees won’t call you out of the blue unless you have requested their service.
Timothy Boyd, 58, of Hamlet received such a call at 9 a.m. one day last week, he said.
“(The caller) had a foreign accent,” said Boyd. “They said they had problems with certain computers and were calling to fix the issue.”
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Sorority crowns Cuthrell 2013 Debutante Queen The Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Pi Chi Sorority celebrated “a radiating night of elegance” as it crowned the 2013 Debutante Queen.
Latoya Cuthrell won the title at the 52nd Annual Debutante Cotillion that recently took place at West Rockingham Elementary School.
Cuthrell is the daughter of Jerry and Doris Henry Cuthrell and is a student at West Montgomery High School. She was sponsored by her mother, Soror Doris Cuthrell. Her chief ...
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Pastor of 10 years leaves Richmond County A Richmond County pastor will head to a church in Wadesboro.
Rev. Randy B. Brooks was born and raised in Hamlet and is the son of the late Rev. Kenneth W. Brooks and wife Ruth H. Brooks. Rev. Kenneth Brooks ministered in Wadesboro with the Church of God of Prophecy.
Rev. Randy Brooks attended Tomlinson College in Cleveland Tennessee after graduation from Hamlet High School in 1972. He is currently enrolled in School of Ministry with the I...
Seaboard Festival Board gives to local charities The Seaboard Festival recently announced the recipients of its annual donations to local causes. At the conclusion of each year, the Seaboard Festival Board meets to review its funding requests and decide how to best help the community.
Seaboard Festival Board President Marissa Grooms said, “We are very excited about the opportunity to give back to our community, and this year we’ve found two special projects to provide special enrichment t...
Events to honor veterans The time returns to honor the veterans of America and especially those of Richmond County with Memorial Day, to be recognized on Monday.
On the Friday before the holiday, World War II and Korean Conflict veteran RT “Jimmy” Brigman will receive the help of youth from Temple Christian Academy and together they will place flags on the graves of veterans across the county.
A Memorial Day program will be held Saturday at the Veterans Park and ...
UNCP inducts two from Rockingham into honor society Nadine V. Samuel and Rodney M. Chapman, both of Rockingham, were recently inducted into UNC Pembroke’s Phi Sigma Chapter of the international honor society, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI).
Samuel is a candidate for a Master of Arts in Education degree in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is the daughter of Winnifred Fouche and Conrad E. Buckley.
Chapman is also in the Clinical Mental Health Program and a candidate for a Master of A...
Short stacks for big change is back You can contributed to a variety of county programs and organizations through Civitan when you purchase a pancake breakfast on June 1.
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be $7, from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at FATZ, 714 Highway 74, hosted by the Civitan Club of Rockingham.
“We normally give away $10,000 a year locally,” said past Civitan president Richard Martin.
Martin said a youth in need in Richmond County will received a $1...
Richomond County Ninth Grade Academy announces Honor Roll for 5th six-weeks Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy is proud to announce the honor roll for the 5th six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year:
Brandi Aaronson, Austen Adams, Sunayya Ali, Kaylin Allen, Lauren Ashworth, Hannah Battley, Jadda Bennett, Breanna Bostick, Brett Bowers, Asha Brewington, Jessica Brown, Tajahia Bruce, Gabrielle Burgess, Hayden Burns, Peyton Butler, Dylan Chavis, Jordan Carroll, Eric Carrillo, Anualuz Carrillo, Taylor Carbary, Phillip C...