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10/21/2014 - 3:05pm
A fire in the 400 block of Third Avenue Southeast left a family of six homeless last Thursday in Hampton.      The Hampton Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 4 p.m. Officials suspect old wiring in the attic ignited insulation and gradually spread, according to Chief Kent Wilkinson. Firefighters spent roughly one hour spraying water on the roof and inside...
10/14/2014 - 4:28pm
With revenue slipping and a new opportunity knocking at his door, Movies America owner Russ Gibson has decided to close the video rental business after 20 years of operation.      “I hate for the video store to close, but when it comes to short notice I really didn’t have time to sell it to someone who could...
10/14/2014 - 4:26pm
End the War on Drugs, cut ag subsidies and completely blow up America’s immigration policy.      Those three not-so-subtle talking points were the focus of a campaign visit from Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart last Friday. Stewart passed through Hampton on his bicycle, which has been the main mode of...
10/07/2014 - 4:38pm
Guests at the Windsor Theatre received a blast from the past Saturday night during the fourth annual “An Evening Like It Used To Be” show. The event, which is held as a fundraiser for the Franklin County Arts Council, featured comedic skits and music from the 1910s and 1920s.      “It was just great,...
10/07/2014 - 4:36pm
A minor zombie outbreak took place on Saturday as the Hampton-Dumont 5th and 6th grade football program organized the “Run of the Walking Dead.”      Starting out like a typical 5K run, the race began at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School building. The course took runners around Hampton’s northeast...
10/07/2014 - 4:35pm
City error leads to second appeal hearing for Heyde property        The lengthy battle between the City of Hampton and Milton Heyde continued last week during a special appeal hearing regarding one of the local landlord’s rental properties.      In July, Code Enforcement Officer Doug Tarr...
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