Hamlet advances in ‘Hometown Showdown’

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

* March 9: Hamlet an underdog in ‘Hometown Showdown’

The city of Hamlet has advanced in the North Carolina League of Municipalities “Hometown Showdown” photo contest.

Richmond County photographer Jimmy McDonald’s image of the Hamlet Depot attracted 407 likes on Facebook while the image representing the city of Greenville — two kayakers paddling along a local waterway — drew 178 “likes.”

Cinder the Australian labradoodle helped Holly Springs advanced past Mount Olive in a blow-out Week 2 victory in the "Hometown Showdown" photo contest.

Cinder the Australian labradoodle helped Holly Springs advance past Mount Olive in a blowout Week 2 victory in the “Hometown Showdown” photo contest.

Hamlet advances in the Sandhills division of the NCAA tourney-style bracket and next faces Holly Springs — and Hamlet fans will have their work cut out for them. The city of 24,660 (Hamlet has 6,495 residents) is represented by a photo of Cinder, a black Australian labradoodle and mascot for the city’s fire department.

Cinder’s photo pushed Holly Springs past Mount Olive in a blowout win. The winter scene captured on camera garnered only 24 “likes” for Mount Olive in first-round action.

In Week 1 voting, Siler City fans ousted the city of Rockingham, represented by McDonald’s photo of Harrington Square at night by a 81-32 count. The number of votes each city garnered isn’t shown, but one might argue that the Chatham County municipality of 7,887 people scored the upset win over Rockingham, with 9,558 residents.

Can Jimmy McDonald's image of the Hamlet Depot awaken North Carolinans' nostalgia of the railroad, or will Cinder the dog have his day?

Can Jimmy McDonald’s image of the Hamlet Depot awaken North Carolinans’ nostalgia of the railroad, or will Cinder the dog have his day?

Week 3 voting resumes Monday. Be sure to visit the NC League of Municipalities Facebook page for details.

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