NEWS


New exhibit opens at Hamlet Museum

New exhibit opens at Hamlet Museum

HAMLET — The Seaboard City hired its Museum Manager and Downtown Coordinator Stephanie Thornsbury in June, and although she was raised in Hamlet...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Robinette honored by Purple Heart chapter

Robinette honored by Purple Heart chapter

ROCKINGHAM — Kenneth Robinette received a certificate of appreciation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart earlier this month for donatin...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Farmers to vote on self-assessed tax benefiting N.C. State ag projects

Farmers to vote on self-assessed tax benefiting N.C. State ag projects

ROCKINGHAM — Farmers will have an opportunity to vote whether or not a tax put on feed and fertilizer for agricultural research will continue.Su...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Truck driver training returns to RCC

Truck driver training returns to RCC

HAMLET — Richmond Community College will hold a mandatory orientation for its fall truck driver training course at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in...

August 25th, 2016 |  


PondeR bassist remembered

PondeR bassist remembered

ROCKINGHAM — Members of Richmond County’s music community were reeling last week from the loss of Joe Harris, bass player and vocalist for...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Keeping Richmond County clean: Volunteers pick up trash at Blewett Falls

Keeping Richmond County clean: Volunteers pick up trash at Blewett Falls

ROCKINGHAM — An unpaved, wooded turnaround spot by Blewett Falls Dam was trash-free in less than an hour Wednesday morning after community volun...

August 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


11:26 pm
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Richmond Senior football cruises past Anson 38-7
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Roundup: Richmond JV football shuts out Anson 27-0
Cecil Gordon reflects on his 2016 Olympic experience

Cecil Gordon reflects on his 2016 Olympic experience

ROCKINGHAM — There aren’t many people who can say they were only a few yards away from Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky as they dominated the wate...

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


Super Cup Stock Car Series cancels racing at Rockingham Speedway

Super Cup Stock Car Series cancels racing at Rockingham Speedway

OVIEDO, Fla. — The Super Cup Stock Car Series will not race at Rockingham Speedway this fall after being unable to solidify a date for the event...

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


Richmond Senior volleyball sweeps West Montgomery 3-0

Richmond Senior volleyball sweeps West Montgomery 3-0

ROCKINGHAM — Altman Griffin’s 16 kills helped the Richmond Senior volleyball team take down West Montgomery without a scratch Tuesday even...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Cagle: Kyle Busch hasn’t changed much

Cagle: Kyle Busch hasn’t changed much

I have been writing a NASCAR column in some form or another since 2002. That year, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman were rookies, Tony Stewart won his f...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Sports Briefs: Richmond Senior girls cross country takes first place at Smithfield Selma XC Invitational

Sports Briefs: Richmond Senior girls cross country takes first place at Smithfield Selma XC Invitational

Girls cross country takes first placeSMITHFIELD — The Richmond Senior girls cross country team totaled 47 points and finished in first place at ...

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


Richmond Senior football grinds out 42-21 win over Rocky River

Richmond Senior football grinds out 42-21 win over Rocky River

MINT HILL — Late in the third quarter of Friday night’s game, Steven Jones turned what initially looked like a dead punt into a much-neede...

August 20th, 2016 updated: August 20th, 2016. |  


LIFE


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Thoughts on growing up
Alcohol and Drug Services hosting community safe celebration Saturday in Dobbins Heights

Alcohol and Drug Services hosting community safe celebration Saturday in Dobbins Heights

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]..

August 26th, 2016 |  


Timbers Crossing hosting monthly outdoor movie night Friday

Timbers Crossing hosting monthly outdoor movie night Friday

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]..

August 25th, 2016 |  


Musings on meds and their side effects

Musings on meds and their side effects

I am writing this column tonight grateful that I am alive. I have apparently tempted fate more times than I could possibly remember. I have walked a t...

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


Home dedication for the Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills taking place Thursday in Dobbins Heights

Home dedication for the Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills taking place Thursday in Dobbins Heights

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]..

August 24th, 2016 |  


Tales of Tiny, the repo man

Tales of Tiny, the repo man

The other week, I was down around Hogback Street visiting my buddy, John. Ol’ John is a storyteller in his own right. Yes-sir-ree bob, why, he c...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


How runners can beat the heat

How runners can beat the heat

HAMLET — For runners, maintaining an outdoor workout routine during the hot summer months can present a few challenges. With temperatures averag...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


Landlords working together

Landlords working together

Years ago, I started a journey in hope of financial stability when I reached retirement age. I purchased my first house when I was but 20 years of age...

August 27th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Self-defense instructor a guardian angel

LETTER: Self-defense instructor a guardian angel

To the editor:Do you believe in angels? I used to as a child, but because of the harsh realities of adult life, I, as many, have turned away from the ...

August 26th, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: Keep the county clean to get more of what you want

OUR VIEW: Keep the county clean to get more of what you want

If you want something better, you should take care of what you already have.It’s a lesson some kids are taught when it comes to their toys. If t...

August 25th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Wall Street loves the Clintons

LETTER: Wall Street loves the Clintons

To the editor:The primary cause of the 1930s’ Great Depression was speculation by commercial banks in the stock market. The depression was prolo...

August 25th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Memories of Rockingham Grammar School

LETTER: Memories of Rockingham Grammar School

To the editor:I have had several people ask me about Rockingham Grammar School. They wanted to know where it was located and the type of building.Rock...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Teaching fellows program is back…in Indiana?

Teaching fellows program is back…in Indiana?

State lawmakers have finally taken a bold step toward addressing the looming teacher shortage in public schools. The Republican supermajorities in the...

August 25th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


7:54 pm
Updated: 8:04 pm. |    
Dance company makes bold move into downtown Rockingham
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. |  


Pee Dee Outfitters joining Richmond Plaza lineup

Pee Dee Outfitters joining Richmond Plaza lineup

ROCKINGHAM — Southern-style apparel will soon be a part of the new Richmond Plaza renovations as Cheraw-based Pee Dee Outfitters joins the lineu...

April 29th, 2016 updated: April 30th, 2016. |  


SOCIAL MEDIA