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Hamlet cancels all Fourth of July festivities due to 'safety concerns'

Posted July 3

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— The Richmond County city of Hamlet has canceled its Fourth of July activities and fireworks display due to safety concerns.

The town announced the decision Monday afternoon, saying it believes the cancelation is in the "best interest of the safety of our citizens and the community."

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"The City is very saddened by the situation and apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause," the city said on Facebook.

No other details about the safety and security concerns have been released.

The Richmond County Daily Journal reports that "multiple threats" were made over the weekend, and that some of them were made to police officers.


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  • Quid Malmborg Jul 4, 7:29 a.m.
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    Bit early for Hanukkah, isn't it? July 4th may be Independence Day in the United States, but it is a secular holiday not a religious one, not "conservative" since all citizens are free to celebrate it (regardless of political affiliation), and has nothing whatsoever to do with a "Creator" (that would be Mothers & Fathers Day, respectively).

    So much for re-writing history according to Alt-Reich revisionist mythology.

  • Michael Bawden Jul 3, 9:51 p.m.
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    That darn conservative holiday celebrating our Creator and individual independence.

  • Joey Cuddington Jul 3, 8:43 p.m.
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    Sounds like Hamlet has succumbed to the gangs. This is beyond sad!