NEWS


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Pokémon GO-ing again
Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget

ROCKINGHAM — Eating well doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money, say organizers of an upcoming nutrition program for older adults.The...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Pedestrian struck, killed on Airport Road near Hamlet

Pedestrian struck, killed on Airport Road near Hamlet

HAMLET — A man died Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle.Troopers say Donald Polston was hit around 6:32 p.m. while on Airport, just s...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Pierce named as Democratic whip for N.C. House of Representatives

Pierce named as Democratic whip for N.C. House of Representatives

RALEIGH — A longtime Scotland County lawmaker has been appointed as a Democrat leader in the General Assembly.State Rep. Garland Pierce has been...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Rockingham’s Long Drive re-opens to traffic

Rockingham’s Long Drive re-opens to traffic

ROCKINGHAM — The wait is over.After more than four months of being closed, Long Drive opened back up to traffic early Friday afternoon.A section...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Meth labs slowing down?

Meth labs slowing down?

ROCKINGHAM — The number of meth lab busts across the state is the lowest in five years, according to statistics from the N.C. State Bureau of In...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


West Rockingham honor roll announced

West Rockingham honor roll announced

ROCKINGHAM — West Rockingham Elementary School has released its honor roll for the 2nd nine weeks.Elijah Mason and Ariana Telus of fifth grade a...

February 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Richmond Senior boys basketball struggles in SEC title game loss

Richmond Senior boys basketball struggles in SEC title game loss

RAEFORD — It was an all-around struggle for the Richmond Senior boys basketball team in Friday night’s tournament championship game at Hok...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Richmond Senior football has state’s best win percentage since 1960

Richmond Senior football has state’s best win percentage since 1960

ROCKINGHAM — According to a forum posted on CarolinaVarsity.com, the Richmond Senior football program leads the North Carolina High School Athle...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Rockingham Middle School girls basketball wins 5th straight conference title

Rockingham Middle School girls basketball wins 5th straight conference title

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Middle School girls basketball team clinched its fifth consecutive Southeastern Athletic Conference championship Thu...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Early turnovers cost Richmond Senior girls basketball in semfinial loss

Early turnovers cost Richmond Senior girls basketball in semfinial loss

LUMBERTON — Turnovers plagued the Richmond Senior girls basketball team in the early going of its tournament semifinal matchup at Lumberton on T...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior boys basketball holds on to beat Pinecrest

Richmond Senior boys basketball holds on to beat Pinecrest

ROCKINGHAM — With less than five seconds left in Wednesday’s game — and his team trailing Richmond by three — Pinecrest boys head basketball c...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior girls basketball advances to conference semifinals

Richmond Senior girls basketball advances to conference semifinals

ROCKINGHAM — With its win in the first round of the conference tournament, the Richmond Senior girls basketball team completed the season sweep of c...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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The oinking antics of Sweet Rosie

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...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Town of Hoffman to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Town of Hoffman to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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

February 17th, 2017 |  


4-H seeks adult volunteers

4-H seeks adult volunteers

As with many organizations, volunteers are the backbone of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Without trained volunteers, there would be much l...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Saying goodbye to ‘the Greatest Show on Earth’

Saying goodbye to ‘the Greatest Show on Earth’

After 146 years, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus is scheduled to close in May of this year. It is now making appearances across the country...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Town of Hoffman to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Town of Hoffman to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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

February 10th, 2017 |  


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...

February 10th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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LETTER: Trash law a joke

LETTER: The piano ghost

To the editor:When I was a kid, I heard a lot of ghost stories, and I was a strong believer that ghosts really exist.One evening, my mom, Willie Victo...

February 21st, 2017 |  


LETTER: Where are shared bathrooms allowed?

LETTER: Where are shared bathrooms allowed?

To the editor:I have a question I would like to have an answer to. Every day, when we turn on the TV or pick up the newspaper, there is something abou...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Groupthink makes you stink

Groupthink makes you stink

A friend of mine recently shared the following words with me:“Group-think makes you all stink. Group gods make you all frauds.”The approva...

February 21st, 2017 |  


A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

A ‘new’ barbecue holiday from 1776

How about a new holiday that would support North Carolina’s “First in Freedom” slogan and, at the same time, call attention to our p...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Let’s foster more new businesses

Let’s foster more new businesses

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least one proposition that attracts n...

February 20th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Partisan politics digging a hole with HB2 repeal

In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” a prison guard orders the title character to dig him a ditch, which Luke does, only to be chastised, by a s...

February 17th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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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