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LAURINBURG — A 29-year-old Burger King cashier was charged with two counts of fraud after taking a Laurinburg police officer's debit card on a spending spree, according to Laurinburg police Capt. Terry Chavis.
Latrish Michelle Melvin, of 1401 Tara Drive, is charged with one misdemeanor and one felonious count of financial card theft. She sig

Police: Cashier used cop's debit card

LAURINBURG — A 29-year-old Burger King cashier was charged with two counts of fraud after taking a Laurinburg police officer's debit card on a spending spree, according to Laurinburg police Capt. Terry Chavis. Latrish Michelle Melvin, of 1401 Tara Drive, is charged with one misdemeanor and one felonious count of financial card theft. She sig

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 319 — meeting 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2. FMI Helen Faison, 592-6060. American Legion Post 319 — meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 7. FMI Robert L. Brown, 590-2781 Sampson County's 1st Annual Teen Health Fair — April 30, 2015, 6-8 p.m., at Clinton High School. Free and open to public. FMI call 910-5

Summer is just around the corner. Now is the time to start planning activities that will keep your child learning and off the couch. 4-H Summer Fun consists of a series of educational activities designed to make the most of summer vacation by encouraging youth to learn with productive activities that are fun!
4-H Summer Fun is open to youth regard

Summer fun awaits for Richmond County kids

Summer is just around the corner. Now is the time to start planning activities that will keep your child learning and off the couch. 4-H Summer Fun consists of a series of educational activities designed to make the most of summer vacation by encouraging youth to learn with productive activities that are fun! 4-H Summer Fun is open to youth regard

ROCKINGHAM — Thomas Henry Ingram, known as “Pete,” testified against his uncle Alexander Ingram in the 2012 beating death of Michael Collins in court Tuesday.
“Pete” Ingram said earlier in the day, the two had been raking pine straw for about six or seven hours and baled it up.
“He got the money and he took me

Co-defendant testifies against uncle in murder trial

ROCKINGHAM — Thomas Henry Ingram, known as “Pete,” testified against his uncle Alexander Ingram in the 2012 beating death of Michael Collins in court Tuesday. “Pete” Ingram said earlier in the day, the two had been raking pine straw for about six or seven hours and baled it up. “He got the money and he took me

Army Special Forces to conduct training in uptown Wadesboro

WADESBORO — Today, Army Special Forces Robin Sage students will conduct a training exercise on the Tollison Building in uptown Wadesboro at the intersection of North Washington and East Morgan streets. This Robin Sage training exercise will occur between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and will feature “blank” gunfire noises. While these g

Nowadays with preventive health care being the focal point of a healthy lifestyle, we are seeing foam-rolling become more prevalent than ever.
A foam roller is essentially a form of myofascial release or self-massage in which you use a dense foam tube to roll out connective tissue that can ball up directly under the skin and cause tightness and pa

Foam-rolling: A self-massage technique

Nowadays with preventive health care being the focal point of a healthy lifestyle, we are seeing foam-rolling become more prevalent than ever. A foam roller is essentially a form of myofascial release or self-massage in which you use a dense foam tube to roll out connective tissue that can ball up directly under the skin and cause tightness and pa

Midway's Dylan Hardison pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, while walking no batters and striking out 7 en route to a 10-0 win over Union.
Tyler Pope pitched the final inning to get some work in for Midway. He struck out a batter and retired the side in order.
Midway jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings then had a five-run

Midway drops Union 10-0

Midway's Dylan Hardison pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, while walking no batters and striking out 7 en route to a 10-0 win over Union. Tyler Pope pitched the final inning to get some work in for Midway. He struck out a batter and retired the side in order. Midway jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings then had a five-run

Trash day moved up

Trash day has been moved up this week for city residents who normally get theirs collected on Friday. Due to Good Friday, the City of Clinton offices are closed and Friday, April 3, garbage will be picked up Thursday, April 2, Stacey Ray, senior administrative specialist for the Clinton Public Works and Utilities Department. Trash collection will

ROCKINGHAM — A nephew pointed the finger of blame at his uncle from the witness stand in the 2012 killing of Michael Collins.
After gambling away his money at the Norman General Store, Alexander Ingram returned hours later and beat the owner to death with a hammer, Henry Thomas “Pete” Ingram told jurors Tuesday.
Both men are cha

'My uncle killed that man'

ROCKINGHAM — A nephew pointed the finger of blame at his uncle from the witness stand in the 2012 killing of Michael Collins. After gambling away his money at the Norman General Store, Alexander Ingram returned hours later and beat the owner to death with a hammer, Henry Thomas “Pete” Ingram told jurors Tuesday. Both men are cha

Kierre Clark, center, was recently crowned Miss Lakewood. She also won the overall Talent Award donated by 2014 Miss LHS, Kelsey Royal. Also pictured is first runner-up and Extra Effort award winner Madelyn James and second runner-up and Miss Congeniality Jamie Autry.

Miss LHS and her court

Kierre Clark, center, was recently crowned Miss Lakewood. She also won the overall Talent Award donated by 2014 Miss LHS, Kelsey Royal. Also pictured is first runner-up and Extra Effort award winner Madelyn James and second runner-up and Miss Congeniality Jamie Autry.

Millstone 4-H to host youth hunter skills championship

ELLERBE — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 37th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament — the state championship for pre-collegiate shooting sports — on April 25 at the Millstone 4-H Center near Ellerbe in Richmond County. The commission conducted nine regional competitions in March, with hundreds of m

Last time, I told you about our family dog who was an English collie named Blackey. Today I wanted to tell you a little bit more about Blackey, who sometimes seemed smarter than some people I know.
When I was 6 years old, I got a little blue girls' bicycle for Christmas. I was in the first grade and when my parents thought I could ride it well eno

Family pet becomes guard dog

Last time, I told you about our family dog who was an English collie named Blackey. Today I wanted to tell you a little bit more about Blackey, who sometimes seemed smarter than some people I know. When I was 6 years old, I got a little blue girls' bicycle for Christmas. I was in the first grade and when my parents thought I could ride it well eno

HAMLET — The library's annual Easter egg hunt began with the hiding of 1,200 colorful plastic eggs filled with goodies, and all were eagerly snapped up by more than 60 kids who turned out for this year's event.
Hamlet Public Library supervisor Carmella Johnson said there was no one dressed in an Easter bunny costume this year because the loc

Library egg hunt kicks off Easter fun

HAMLET — The library's annual Easter egg hunt began with the hiding of 1,200 colorful plastic eggs filled with goodies, and all were eagerly snapped up by more than 60 kids who turned out for this year's event. Hamlet Public Library supervisor Carmella Johnson said there was no one dressed in an Easter bunny costume this year because the loc

ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of breaking into a Richmond County home and slapping a sleeping man in the face.
Remona Polson Gibson, 38, of 155 Turner Lane outside Bennettsville, South Carolina, was arrested Monday on a charge of domestic-related misdemeanor assault and battery.
Calvin Bruce Gibson took out a warrant for Remona Gibson's a

Warrant: Intruder slapped sleeping man

ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of breaking into a Richmond County home and slapping a sleeping man in the face. Remona Polson Gibson, 38, of 155 Turner Lane outside Bennettsville, South Carolina, was arrested Monday on a charge of domestic-related misdemeanor assault and battery. Calvin Bruce Gibson took out a warrant for Remona Gibson's a

Hargrove Elementary recently recognized its March Students of the Month. They are: Jaime Bass, Dariel Alcocer-Hernandez, Juanita Lopez, Citlali Vazquez, Alex Cruz, Victor Rodriguez, Claire Meyer, Dai'vian Merrell, Angelica Montealvo, Trevon Pate, Victor Ruiz, Anna Hering, Alejandro Vazquez, Jeffry Acosta, Christian Royal, Alan Herrera, Alexis Bryan

Hargrove's March Students of the Month

Hargrove Elementary recently recognized its March Students of the Month. They are: Jaime Bass, Dariel Alcocer-Hernandez, Juanita Lopez, Citlali Vazquez, Alex Cruz, Victor Rodriguez, Claire Meyer, Dai'vian Merrell, Angelica Montealvo, Trevon Pate, Victor Ruiz, Anna Hering, Alejandro Vazquez, Jeffry Acosta, Christian Royal, Alan Herrera, Alexis Bryan

ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff's deputies say they stopped a man leaving the scene of a domestic dispute with guns and marijuana in his car.
Lonnie Owens Jr., 37, of Baldwin Road near Rockingham, was arrested Monday after deputies stopped his car on Long Drive. Authorities had been caled to a home where Owens was the suspect in a domestic case, sherif

Domestic suspect faces gun, drug charges

ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff's deputies say they stopped a man leaving the scene of a domestic dispute with guns and marijuana in his car. Lonnie Owens Jr., 37, of Baldwin Road near Rockingham, was arrested Monday after deputies stopped his car on Long Drive. Authorities had been caled to a home where Owens was the suspect in a domestic case, sherif

RALEIGH — The more options there are for the public to know what is going on in government, the more everyone benefits, state Rep. Garland Pierce said Tuesday.
Fellow members of the state House agree with Pierce, a Wagram Democrat who represents portions of Richmond, Scotland, Hoke and Robeson counties.
On Monday, the House voted 115-4 in f

Public notices bill advances to N.C. Senate

RALEIGH — The more options there are for the public to know what is going on in government, the more everyone benefits, state Rep. Garland Pierce said Tuesday. Fellow members of the state House agree with Pierce, a Wagram Democrat who represents portions of Richmond, Scotland, Hoke and Robeson counties. On Monday, the House voted 115-4 in f

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive recently announced the extension of its Realizing the Dream Securing the Future capital campaign to include raising funds for a Track and Lacrosse Complex. Since that announcement, the Mount Olive Rotary Club has stepped forward with a $50,000 gift towards the project.
“The Rotary Club of Mou

Rotary Club donates $50,000 to UMO track, lacrosse complex

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive recently announced the extension of its Realizing the Dream Securing the Future capital campaign to include raising funds for a Track and Lacrosse Complex. Since that announcement, the Mount Olive Rotary Club has stepped forward with a $50,000 gift towards the project. “The Rotary Club of Mou

Derrick Robinson doubles up in Ellerbe
The Ellerbe Lions Club held its first lawnmower race of the season Saturday night. Austin Faircloth captured the junior kids race, followed by Hannah Griffin and Dylan Robinson. Andrew Faircloth took the senior kids race. Jay Hunt was second and Parker Griffin was third. Charles Ford took first in the SP clas

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Derrick Robinson doubles up in Ellerbe The Ellerbe Lions Club held its first lawnmower race of the season Saturday night. Austin Faircloth captured the junior kids race, followed by Hannah Griffin and Dylan Robinson. Andrew Faircloth took the senior kids race. Jay Hunt was second and Parker Griffin was third. Charles Ford took first in the SP clas

During the week of April 12-18, the Chesterfield County Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the Ame

What has your library helped you create?

During the week of April 12-18, the Chesterfield County Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the Ame





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