NEWS


11:05 pm |    
A different kind of racing
4:59 pm |    
Homeschool students earn award

Homeschool students earn award

ELLERBE — Sons of the Rev. Stan and Ginny Layton of Ellerbe, 9-year-old Ben Layton and 11-year-old Knox Layton, each received the Memory Master ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


West Rockingham Elementary announces honor roll

West Rockingham Elementary announces honor roll

West Rockingham Elementary recently named its Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.A HONOR ROLLFifth Grade: Carolina Gonzalez, Ariana Telus, and Ashley C...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Ellerbe honor students

Ellerbe honor students

Ellerbe Middle School has named its honor roll for the 3rd nine weeks. Students making the A Honor Roll (pictured) are as follows:Sixth Grade: Ashlyn ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Murder still unsolved after 15 years

Murder still unsolved after 15 years

ROCKINGHAM — It’s been 15 years of silence. It’s been 15 years of pain.It’s been 15 years since Walter Franklin Long V and ano...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


Creek Runners help Habitat

Creek Runners help Habitat

HAMLET — Chris Stovall says he was raised to help others in need.That’s why he and several other members of the Creek Runners Club volunte...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Richmond County Senior Games stalled due to rainy weather

Richmond County Senior Games stalled due to rainy weather

HAMLET — Although there were no games played on opening day, seniors were able to enjoy food — catered by Seaboard Station — and hea...

April 24th, 2017 updated: April 24th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


10:23 am
Updated: 1:37 pm. |    
Richmond Senior baseball falls apart in 7th inning
3 athletes, 2 relay teams win titles at SEC championship meet

3 athletes, 2 relay teams win titles at SEC championship meet

PEMBROKE — Richmond’s girls track and field coach Reggie Miller couldn’t have been more proud of his team’s performance at the Southeastern Co...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior girls soccer ends regular season with loss

Richmond Senior girls soccer ends regular season with loss

SOUTHERN PINES — A day after holding conference rival Scotland scoreless, the Richmond Senior girls soccer team failed to score any goals of their o...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Thakar, Todd advance to semifinals at SEC tournament

Thakar, Todd advance to semifinals at SEC tournament

RAEFORD —The Richmond Senior boys tennis team saw two players, Prashil Thakar and Justin Todd, advance to the semifinal round of the conference ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Richmond Senior softball blanks Scotland, wins SEC regular season title

Richmond Senior softball blanks Scotland, wins SEC regular season title

LAURINBURG — Following Wednesday’s 11-0 rout of Scotland on the road, Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace said she believes her t...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Graham, Millen record hat tricks in shutout win at Scotland

Graham, Millen record hat tricks in shutout win at Scotland

LAURINBURG — Both Jessi Graham and Hanna Millen recorded hat tricks in the Richmond Senior girls soccer team’s shutout win over Scotland on Wednes...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior baseball downs Scotland after explosive 3rd inning

Richmond Senior baseball downs Scotland after explosive 3rd inning

LAURINBURG — Richmond Senior baseball coach Ricky Young has continued to preach that his team wants to be playing their best at the end of the s...

April 27th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


7:20 pm |    
Pre-exam jitters
Sights, sounds and smells of spring

Sights, sounds and smells of spring

I think it’s safe to say winter is over and not coming back. The argument could be made that summer has already arrived. Here in eastern North C...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Bryant celebrates 100 years

Bryant celebrates 100 years

Nann Bryant turned 100 years young on April 19.Members of the Martha-Faye Craft Club from Hoffman honored her that afternoon with a party at the Pruit...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Integrated pest management for the home gardener

Integrated pest management for the home gardener

Studies have shown that gardening provides many health benefits: fresh air and exercise are of course good for you; and gardening also provides mental...

April 25th, 2017 |  


More stories of homesteading in Mountain Creek

More stories of homesteading in Mountain Creek

This week we continue with stories of early homesteading along the Mountain Creek area of Richmond County. Also I’ll relate some of my own famil...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

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]..

April 24th, 2017 |  


Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

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]..

April 21st, 2017 |  


OPINION


6:57 pm |    
Half-truths and total lies
2:37 pm |    
Cooper’s impressive start
Caution needed on NC budget

Caution needed on NC budget

While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by the April deadlin...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


Congress should abort divisive rhetoric

We’re constantly bombarded by political rhetoric that demands we take one position or another on crucial public issues. So how do we sift throug...

April 26th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Hate speech bans consider some too weak for freedom

OUR VIEW: Hate speech bans consider some too weak for freedom

Howard Dean is wrong, but he isn’t alone.The former Vermont governor and onetime Democratic presidential candidate weighed in this week on the r...

April 26th, 2017 updated: April 26th, 2017. |  


‘Confessions’ of a captured naval crew

‘Confessions’ of a captured naval crew

To the editor:Robert Lee’s fine recap of the Bataan Death March, on April 22, provides pause to recall a less-remembered incident when American ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


The infantilization of the campus Left

The infantilization of the campus Left

This is a response to the protesters who tried to shut down Lawrence Reed’s April 20 speech at the University of Colorado at Denver. By trying t...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Blurred vision: Legislators cloud eye surgery rules

Blurred vision: Legislators cloud eye surgery rules

A professor says going to an optometrist for delicate eye surgery is like letting “a shoe salesman operate on your feet.”That’s a bi...

April 25th, 2017 |  


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