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Future Residents

          Thinking about moving to Hamlet? Here you will find a wealth of information pertaining to services and amenities provided by the City of Hamlet. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. Hope to see you soon!


          Hamlet students in grades K-8 attend schools located within the city limits; Fairview Heights - grades K-5, Monroe Avenue - grades K-5 and Hamlet Middle School - grades 6-8. The Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy is located on County Home Road in Hamlet. High school students attend Richmond Senior High School, a consolidated county high school located five miles west of Hamlet.

          Richmond Senior High is a model for the state in consolidated high schools. A wide variety of courses are offered to the student body, from precollege to vocational. The TechPrep Program is a new concept for students to plan furthering their education at 2-year community colleges.

          Richmond Community College’s mission is to offer educational opportunities, cultural enrichment, and workforce development and training that will enhance the quality of students’ lives and support economic development in Richmond and Scotland counties. Established in 1964 and located in Hamlet, RCC serves approximately 10,000 students, with about 30 percent enrolled in curriculum programs and nearly 70 percent in workforce development programs. The College offers over 60 degrees, diplomas and certificates, along with college readiness courses, online classes and adult education services.

Medical Heath Care

          The first hospital in Richmond County was opened in 1915 by Dr. William James and Mrs. Lillian Duer James, R.N., when they moved the location of their hospital to Hamlet. This change was made due to the fact that Hamlet being a railroad center made the services of the hospital available to a larger area.

          The Hamlet Hospital and the Hamlet Hospital School of Nursing was first located in an eight-room house on Vance Street. In 2000, the hospital became known as Sandhills Regional Medical Center when the new building was dedicated. We are able to celebrate a century of care because this hospital has stood the test of time in serving the needs of the community.
          Today Sandhills Regional Medical Center provides 24-hour emergency services, intensive care, and inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. With an innovative and experienced medical staff partnered with healthcare professionals, Sandhills Regional offers services ranging from behavioral health and hyperbaric medicine for intensive wound care to cardiopulmonary care, imaging, and an endoscopy center, as well as the only urogynecologist in the area. The hospital was named a Top Performer® on Key Quality Measures for 2013 by The Joint Commission. And they received End Stage Renal Certification 2012-2015 and Heart Failure Certification 2012-2015 by The Joint Commission.

          Sandhills Regional Medical Center is a thriving force in Hamlet, contributing to economic development and the local workforce. The staff at Sandhills Regional Medical Center takes pride in providing safe, quality healthcare to the residents of Hamlet and surrounding communities. The James started the institution, and today, committed, caring professionals are a part of carrying on that tradition that began 100 years ago, right here in Hamlet.

Rates and Fees

     To activate your water you must bring your driver's license, social security card, a rent reciept/lease agreement(if renting), and a $75 deposit. Also, water cut ons after 4:00 and after hours service calls are subject to a $25 fee.

Base Rates
  Water Sewer
Inside City Limits $18.00 $13.00
Outside City Limits $28.00 $18.00

     Payments are due by the 15th of every month. Other fees that may apply include a $25 late fee and a $25 return check fee. Also, water cut ons after 4:00 and after hours service calls are subject to a $25 fee.