NEWS


6:19 pm
Updated: 6:20 pm. |    
NC lawyer offers to defend flag burners
2:04 pm |    
Recount flows into Friday
Richmond Co. Board of Elections sets recount for Thursday in commissioners’ race

Richmond Co. Board of Elections sets recount for Thursday in commissioners’ race

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Elections unanimously approved a recount to begin Thursday following a request by county commissioner ...

November 29th, 2016 |  


South Mountains Game Land to reopen Wednesday

South Mountains Game Land to reopen Wednesday

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will re-open South Mountains Game Land at sunrise on Nov. 30.Officials had closed the game land...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Seminar to explore best businesses to start in 2017

Seminar to explore best businesses to start in 2017

HAMLET — Is 2017 the year you plan to start your own business? Those thinking about starting a home-based, mobile-based or bricks and mortar sto...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Deadline nears for parade entries

Deadline nears for parade entries

HAMLET — Organizers say now is the time for anyone interested in participating in the Hamlet Christmas Parade to get their applications in ̵...

November 29th, 2016 updated: November 29th, 2016. |  


Christmas kicks off with Hamlet’s 30th tree lighting

Christmas kicks off with Hamlet’s 30th tree lighting

HAMLET — Christmas officially commenced with the 30th Annual City of Hamlet Tree Lighting in Main Street Park Monday night.The event, originally...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Deputies charge 5 in cocaine crackdown

Deputies charge 5 in cocaine crackdown

ROCKINGHAM — Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office charged five residents within a week for allegedly selling crack coca...

November 28th, 2016 updated: November 28th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


10:43 pm
Updated: 10:47 pm. |    
Richmond Senior boys basketball takes down Union Pines
Track surface enhancement ends 2016 season at Rockingham Dragway

Track surface enhancement ends 2016 season at Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — In anticipation of a busy 2017 season, and with the intent of retaining its status as the Carolinas’ fastest track, Rockingha...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Richmond Senior boys basketball sets new school record

Richmond Senior boys basketball sets new school record

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams opened up their respective seasons Tuesday evening in Raider Gymnasium against ...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 2016. |  


Richmond Senior wraps up fall season

Richmond Senior wraps up fall season

ROCKINGHAM — With the football team’s loss at Garner this past Friday, the Richmond Senior athletic department says goodbye to the sports ...

November 29th, 2016 updated: November 29th, 2016. |  


SPORTS BRIEFS: Jones, Isaac named to Shrine Bowl

SPORTS BRIEFS: Jones, Isaac named to Shrine Bowl

Jones, Isaac named to Shrine BowlROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior football players Steven Jones and Carl Isaac were selected to participate in the 8...

November 28th, 2016 updated: November 29th, 2016. |  


Richmond Senior football falls to Garner in 2nd round

Richmond Senior football falls to Garner in 2nd round

GARNER — After racking up 31 points in the opening half of Friday night’s game, the Richmond Senior football team was only able to find the end zo...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


Richmond Senior football travels to Garner for 2nd-round clash

Richmond Senior football travels to Garner for 2nd-round clash

ROCKINGHAM — Two high school football programs with winning traditions are set to battle this Friday in the second round of the 4AA NCHSAA State...

November 24th, 2016 updated: November 24th, 2016. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Leftovers: To eat or not to eat?

Leftovers: To eat or not to eat?

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving and we still have a little bit of turkey left. Not a lot, maybe enough for a half-sandwich. I guess if you p...

December 1st, 2016 |  


A change of underwear

A change of underwear

The fall season is always my favorite time of the year. It’s not too hot or cold down here in beautiful N.C. The only thing I don’t like a...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Holiday horticulture traditions

Holiday horticulture traditions

As the holiday season officially begins, it is interesting how many horticulture-based traditions there are during this time, which corresponds to the...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Freedom Baptist Church to celebrate Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday

Freedom Baptist Church to celebrate Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Ellerbe Downtown Merchants Association to meet Tuesday at Ellerbe Springs Inn

Ellerbe Downtown Merchants Association to meet Tuesday at Ellerbe Springs Inn

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at [email protected]..

November 25th, 2016 updated: November 28th, 2016. |  


Who is the media?

Who is the media?

Whenever I happen to turn on the television — which I rarely do — it seems to always be on the news. For the most part, I use it as a way ...

November 25th, 2016 updated: November 25th, 2016. |  


OPINION


2:32 pm |    
The people have spoken
Castro betrayed the revolution

Castro betrayed the revolution

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, and, by chance, I had just seen the wonderful 2015 movie “Papa” about Ernest Hemingway’s yea...

December 1st, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory will be remembered for this lack of grace

Pat McCrory, it appears, is going through the five stages of grief. First came denial, then anger. Right now he’s in the bargaining stage. That,...

November 30th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Building a better community

LETTER: Building a better community

To the editor:While here in North Carolina, I’ve been troubled about the lack of involvement or outcry when our communities and our young people...

November 30th, 2016 |  


LETTER: They just plain hate America

LETTER: They just plain hate America

To the editor:In no way do they think America should be No. 1 in the world. And let me tell you right now, they never served in our military. I know t...

November 29th, 2016 updated: November 29th, 2016. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Allison the right choice for treasury head

A former Wilson community leader is reportedly in the mix for a high-profile position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.Retired B...

November 28th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


7:54 pm
Updated: 8:04 pm. |    
Dance company makes bold move into downtown Rockingham
Hopeful hires brave heat for Rue 21 jobs

Hopeful hires brave heat for Rue 21 jobs

ROCKINGHAM — Hundreds of people braved Thursday afternoon’s heat to stand in line for a job with Rue 21.Forty-five minutes after the job f...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Monogramming on Main Street

Monogramming on Main Street

ROCKINGHAM — Another small business has taken up residency downtown — this time in the form of Simply Chic Monogram Boutique.Co-owners and...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


3 companies move under one roof

3 companies move under one roof

ROCKINGHAM — Tim and Nicole Hayden first went into business together in 1995 with Exit Realty after developing a mobile home park in Hoffman. Se...

May 31st, 2016 |  


Bank of America Stadium tour, Myrtle Beach trips planned for party bus

Bank of America Stadium tour, Myrtle Beach trips planned for party bus

ROCKINGHAM — Local youth soon won’t be able to complain about having nothing to do or anywhere to go during the summer.A Delightful Tour&#...

May 24th, 2016 |  


New greenhouse filling in for David’s Produce

New greenhouse filling in for David’s Produce

ROCKINGHAM — Cause and effect.David’s Produce in Ellerbe closed its doors in February after 33 years providing fruits, vegetables and plan...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 23rd, 2016. |  


Rockingham boutique getting back to its ‘roots’

Rockingham boutique getting back to its ‘roots’

ROCKINGHAM — A new southern-inspired apparel boutique has opened up on Fayetteville Road, and Tina Sugg says she’s got items for the whole...

May 12th, 2016 updated: May 12th, 2016. |  


SOCIAL MEDIA