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Hamlet Police charge defendant in another robbery

HAMLET — Police have filed additional charges against a man accused of a robbery earlier this month. Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say that through an investigation, they were able to tie 18-year-old Tyquan Lamar Gibson to another case involving a robbery and identity theft. Gibson was served...
HAMLET, NC

Christopher Dennis

HAMLET — Christopher Eugene Dennis, 45, of Hamlet, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at his residence. He was born June 14, 1976, son of Patrick Cichon and Linda Dennis Cichon. Chris was an electrician and was self-employed. In his school years, he was known as the class clown....
HAMLET, NC

Lillian Pauline Graham Butler

FOXFIRE — Lillian Pauline (Graham) Butler, 100, of Foxfire, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Accordius Health of Aberdeen. Mrs. Butler was born in Clinton on June 24, 1921, daughter of the late Abram Graham and Lillie (Best) Graham. She was a teacher and principal for 50-plus years, having retired from Richmond County School System at the age of 74 in 1996.
FOXFIRE, NC

Displaying items by tag: drones

RALEIGH – As spring fire season enters its third month, the USDA Forest Service and N.C. Forest Service are reminding the public to keep drones away from wildfires. Flying drones or unmanned aircraft systems, near wildfire activity is not only extremely dangerous, but illegal. Published in Local News. Tagged...
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RALEIGH – As spring fire season enters its third month, the USDA Forest Service and N.C. Forest Service are reminding the public to keep drones away from wildfires. Flying drones or unmanned aircraft systems, near wildfire activity is not only extremely dangerous, but illegal. Published in Local News. Tagged...
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Beulah Mae Lowery Tyler

HAMLET — Mrs. Beulah Mae Lowery Tyler, 85, of Hamlet, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Richmond County Hospice Haven. She was born March 22, 1937 in Robeson County, daughter of the late McKinley and Stella Scott Lowery. Mrs. Tyler was a member...

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ROCKINGHAM — One local contractor is handing over his hammer to the next generation. ROCKINGHAM — Runners are a unique group of people who will go above and beyond to help one another. Late last month, this tight-knit community lost a longtime member of the family who was considered a legend by many.
ROCKINGHAM, NC

NCDOR: Deadline to apply for Business Recovery Grants is June 1

RALEIGH — The deadline for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program is Wednesday, June 1. BRG will issue a one-time payment to eligible North Carolina businesses that suffered an economic loss of at least 20 percent during the pandemic. BRG is funded by the federal American Rescue Plan. The N.C. Department of Revenue is administering the program.
RALEIGH, NC

USDA to allow producers to request voluntary termination of Conservation Reserve Program contract

RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow Conservation Reserve Program participants who are in the final year of their CRP contract to request voluntary termination of their CRP contract following the end of the primary nesting season for fiscal year 2022. Participants approved for this one-time, voluntary termination will not have to repay rental payments, a flexibility implemented this year to help mitigate the global food supply challenges caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and other factors. Today, USDA also announced additional flexibilities for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation Stewardship Program.
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Budd tops Beasley in new poll of U.S. Senate race

RALEIGH — U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd is polling slightly ahead of Democratic candidate Cheri Beasley, according to a new Civitas poll of general election voters. Budd, now serving as a congressman from the state’s 13th Congressional District, polled at 44%. That number just edges out the 42% support for Beasley, a former chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. Libertarian candidate Shannon Bray secured 2% support and Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh 1%, with 12% of the electorate remaining undecided.
RALEIGH, NC