NEWS


Suspect charged in daytime Hamlet shooting

Suspect charged in daytime Hamlet shooting

HAMLET — A suspect is in custody following a midday shooting on Thomas Street Tuesday morning.Johnathan Lindsey Brown Jr., 29, of Brantley Avenu...

January 18th, 2017 |  


5 seconds of fame: Richmond Co. girls included in Covergirl promo

5 seconds of fame: Richmond Co. girls included in Covergirl promo

HAMLET — When Lorie Brackhahn and fiancée Greg Tew surprised their daughter Meghan McKenzie and her friend Addsion Brown with a trip to Bal...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Hamlet home sustains ‘extensive damage’ in weekend fire

Hamlet home sustains ‘extensive damage’ in weekend fire

HAMLET — Officials say a house fire late Saturday night has put its occupants out in the cold.Fire Chief Calvin White said the flames broke out ...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Kool Kakes coming to downtown Rockingham

Kool Kakes coming to downtown Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM — Baker Bambi Provenzano moved to Rockingham in 2006 and was driving through downtown when she saw the former bakery on the square.It...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


Man accused of stealing vehicles in Richmond, Perquimans counties

Man accused of stealing vehicles in Richmond, Perquimans counties

HAMLET — A man suspected of stealing a vehicle from a Richmond County car dealership is currently behind bars in the Moore County Detention Cent...

January 13th, 2017 |  


MLK posters and essays on display at Leath Memorial Library

MLK posters and essays on display at Leath Memorial Library

ROCKINGHAM — Kicking off the Richmond County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration has been the annual students’ poster and essay contest tha...

January 13th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


11:22 am
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Rec league basketball makes return to Ellerbe
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Rockingham Dragway to host NHRA Summit ET Finals
Basketball: Richmond Senior sweeps Pine Forest

Basketball: Richmond Senior sweeps Pine Forest

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior varsity basketball teams swept Pine Forest at home Saturday evening. C.J. McDaniel’s layup with under a minute...

January 16th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Wrestling: Richmond Senior takes 1st at Eagle Open tournament

Wrestling: Richmond Senior takes 1st at Eagle Open tournament

BISCOE — The Richmond Senior wrestling team finished first in the Eagle Open wrestling tournament that was held at East Montgomery this past wee...

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


Basketball: Richmond Senior splits games at Lumberton

Basketball: Richmond Senior splits games at Lumberton

LUMBERTON — The second half couldn’t have started any better for the Richmond Senior boys basketball team at Lumberton on Friday night. With ma...

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


Basketball: Richmond Senior gets its shot at redemption

Basketball: Richmond Senior gets its shot at redemption

ROCKINGHAM — Friday’s game at Lumberton will give the Richmond Senior girls basketball team a chance to redeem itself.The last time these ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Rockingham Dragway releases 2017 schedule

Rockingham Dragway releases 2017 schedule

ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Dragway’s reputation for diversity won’t lose any of its luster this year with track owner Steve Earwood’s announcemen...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


Wrestling: Pinecrest builds early lead, tops Richmond Senior

Wrestling: Pinecrest builds early lead, tops Richmond Senior

ROCKINGHAM — Although Skylar Standridge, Antoine Shaw and Houston Hayden won the last three bouts of Wednesday’s match, it wasn’t en...

January 11th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


12:28 pm
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Ice skating: Where sport meets art
Dating and other advice for daughters

Dating and other advice for daughters

Readers of this column know I am the father of two daughters. They are both beautiful and smart and I love them equally. One is in her twenties and ma...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Summer camping with Richmond County 4-H

Summer camping with Richmond County 4-H

Camp is a gift that helps shape a child’s decision-making skills, team-working ability and self-esteem. Camp offers friends for a lifetime, adve...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Looking out for their offspring

Looking out for their offspring

I saw some pictures on TV of a baby eagle that had broken out of its shell. There was another egg in that nest and all the newscasters were wondering ...

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


Knowing the signs of a stroke

Knowing the signs of a stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Knowing the signs of a stroke is critical in saving a life. In an effort to offer awarene...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Wayman Chapel AME Zion Church to celebrate usher board’s anniversary Sunday

Wayman Chapel AME Zion Church to celebrate usher board’s anniversary 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...

January 13th, 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 Matt Harrelson at [email protected]..

January 13th, 2017 |  


OPINION


LETTER: The night the knights went out in Robeson

LETTER: The night the knights went out in Robeson

To the editor:I would like to send out a little information on how the Ku Klux Klan has affected all people of North Carolina. It has never been a pos...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Lives at stake in Washington chaos

Lives at stake in Washington chaos

Never mind the bullying tweets that unnerve allied nations and reverberate through financial markets.Put aside for moment the disturbing confirmation ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


LETTER: World problems stem from sin

LETTER: World problems stem from sin

To the editor:Thanks for the ‘Letters to the editor’ part of our paper. Mr. J.A. Bolton, his wife Azalea Bolton and Mr. Robert Lee are a p...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Urban-rural gap is nothing new

Urban-rural gap is nothing new

One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled “The Country Church in North Carolina.” (Yes, I’m just t...

January 18th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Obama’s legacy will have lasting importance

LETTER: Obama’s legacy will have lasting importance

To the editor: This newspaper is fortunate to have the tandem of Robert Lee’s weekly political columns and Douglas Smith’s thoughtful repl...

January 17th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Former fire chief made a difference

LETTER: Former fire chief made a difference

To the Editor:Charles Trotter, former Chief of the Rockingham Fire Department, was a people person and at the same time tenacious in his approach to t...

January 17th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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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