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Hampton Inn coming to Rockingham by Christmas 2019, co-owner says | Richmond County Daily Journal

The project was to have opened earlier, but Hilton — the parent company of Hampton Inns — ordered a change of building design after four months of work had been completed, said Sunil Patel, co-owner of East Coast Hospitality. Now, Patel said Wednesday, the Rockingham Hampton Inn will be the first in


Deputies: Man wanted for breaking into Scotland County homes during Hurricane Florence

According to an online post from the sheriff’s office, 24-year-old Brandon Taylor Patterson is wanted for two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny and two counts of misdemeanor criminal damage to property.

WMBF - 2018-10-18 16:51:00

Pee Dee Paranormal leads tour of downtown Rockingham’s spooky past | Richmond County Daily Journal

Scott Tomestic, dressed in his early 20th-century garb, tells Richmond County residents about the “theater monkey” believed to be a mischievous spirit that is among the several entities haunting the Richmond Community Theatre.


Hamlet Depot Ghost Tour set for a spooky weekend | Richmond County Daily Journal

The third annual Hamlet Depot Ghost Tour will take participants through the depot, the Tornado Building and the caboose. The tours will run at 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20.


Laurinburg man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting minors

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Deputies need your help in tracking down a man wanted for felony warrants related to two-counts of indecent liberties with a minor child, according to an online post from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

WMBF - 2018-10-18 16:10:00

Woman charged with murder, assault after domestic dispute | Richmond County Daily Journal

Ashley Ann Podobinski, 25, of Sam Richardson Road allegedly shot Raina Lane Black, Podobinski’s sister-in-law, and another relative of her estranged husband, according to warrants for her arrest. Black died of her injuries Thursday evening. The other victim is still receiving treatment, according to


Man surrenders following SWAT situation in southeast Charlotte

The standoff began after police found Todd O'Brien Houston, 30, at an apartment complex in south Charlotte 9:00 a.m. Officers were attempting to serve 32 felony arrests on Houston, but before they could apprehend him, he fled in a stolen car.

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-10-18 16:45:00

Man wanted on warrants for indecent liberties with a minor by Scotland County Sheriff's Office

According to aposton the Scotland County Detective Division's Facebook page, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office is searching for Sherman Smith, 43, of Laurinburg, North Carolina. Smith is wanted "for two felony warrants pertaining to indecent liberties with a minor child."

WBTW.COM - 2018-10-17 19:32:14

NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER SHOT KILLED: NC state trooper shot, killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C.- A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday while conducting a traffic stop in the southeastern part of the state, according to the Department of Public Safety.

WSOC-TV - 2018-10-17 13:34:32

Jo Jo’s house: It’ll be a real screeeeeeeam! | Richmond County Daily Journal

Returning characters Jo Jo, Mama and Rip are expected to make their returns to “Jo Jo’s Haunted House.” After a four-year break, the haunted house will open Friday, Oct. 19, to deliver scares and squeal-inducing terror for the nervous of spirit.


The past turns to rubble | Richmond County Daily Journal

The demolition of the Long Building, as the building torn down Monday is known, and the rest of the properties on that corner short of Hudson Brothers Deli, will continue into the week, followed by construction of a new campus for Richmond Community College. The campus will be built where the store


NC sheriff: Man shot off-duty officer, tried to ram deputies

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.- Authorities in North Carolina say a man shot an off-duty police officer before trying to ram his car into a group of responding deputies and troopers, who shot him.


Wagram man killed in neighbor dispute | Laurinburg Exchange

Officers arrived on the scene and both victims were med-evaced from the scene, according to Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jessica Sadovnikov. The two suspects — Jasper David Peeples, 69, and his wife Barbara Ellen Peeples,73 — were taken in for questioning and ultimately arrested and ch


Project Santa Rolling Into High Gear

Christmas morning is a few months away, so Mr. Santa himself, Earl Wright, and his elves were busy last weekend focusing instead on the needs of families in Robbins and Vass, who have been hard hit by recent storms and flooding.“People are going through a lot. We’ve been checking in and getting some


For the first time, a woman is leading the largest command in the US Army

Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson has succeeded in breaking through a few glass ceilings in the US Army. Now she's set to break a new one.For the first time in US Army Forces Command, or FORSCOM, history, a woman will be leading the largest command in the Army, representing 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 ci


North Carolina mom threw baby on ground after being denied beer, police say

Policetold CBS17that Kyesha Sherell Willis, 29, went to a neighbor's house on Saturday and demanded a beer. When she couldn't get one, she became angry and threw her son to the ground, police say.


Manhunt is on for inmate who escaped from a North Carolina prison on Sunday

A 44-year-oldinmate escaped Sundayfrom a minimum-security prison near Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.Prison officials said in a press release that Cul Jones was reported missing Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. fromHoke Correctional Institution in


Police ID woman found dead on street in Fayetteville

25-year-old Tyesha Williams, of the 300 block of Central Drive, was found dead on the street.


"It's heartbreaking because you can never replace an actual person" : Vigil held for Sgt. Carraway

"After the tragedy with the police officer and the 15-month old baby passing just last week, all from our community. I wanted to do something that would take them a little bit further than money would," said Williamson.


CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SCHOOLS: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to open on normal schedule Monday

CMS will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 15 for all schools, all students and all staff. Thank YOU for your focus on safety and patience, and to CMS operations and@DukeEnergyemployees who worked tirelessly to restore power to 32 schools and to all our neighbors.pic.twitter.com/QP1pC6sL