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02/24/2015 - 12:44pm
    The United States must strengthen its role in the Middle East to protect Americans against the growing threat of Islamic extremists both at home and abroad, according to a strategy explained last week by Congressman Steve King.     The longtime Republican lawmaker met with members of the Hampton Rotary on Feb. 18 and criticized America’s recent attempts to...
02/17/2015 - 3:41pm
Residents who violated Hampton’s snow ordinance on Jan. 7 were given a break last Thursday following a unanimous decision by the city council.      Nearly 90 vehicles were ticketed for parking on the street when the city’s snow ordinance was in effect on Jan. 7. Due to the high volume of citations and confusion over...
02/17/2015 - 3:40pm
A bald eagle is recovering following a scare with lead poisoning that left the bird wounded and vulnerable near Latimer.      The 4-year-old female eagle was rescued earlier this month by Jason Gooder and Logan Van Dyke of Franklin County Conservation. She was lethargic and unable to fly when the two men arrived at the scene,...
02/17/2015 - 3:34pm
If it seemed like there were a few more empty seats at Hampton’s Windsor Theatre last year, you weren’t imagining things.      Attendance dropped 18 percent to 19,775 in 2014, according to a report released last month by Manager Jim Davies. The final tally was the third-lowest since 1999 and marked the second time...
02/10/2015 - 3:41pm
The sight of a law enforcement officer always raises curiosity. When you see one driving around, generally two thoughts will cross your mind. First, “Am I speeding?” Second, “I wonder where they’re going? They must be on their way to something exciting!” In reality, the opposite is probably true. That law enforcement...
02/10/2015 - 3:39pm
First it was Ebola, then it was influenza, and now it’s the measles. “If it’s not one thing, it’s something else,” said Christa Wiarda, Franklin County Public Health administrator. Wiarda’s department has been reviewing internal policies and updating procedures following a recent nationwide outbreak of the...
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