NEWS


Rue21 joins Richmond Plaza lineup

Rue21 joins Richmond Plaza lineup

ROCKINGHAM — Rue21, known for its women’s apparel, opened its doors Tuesday in a 6,500 square-foot section of Richmond Plaza beside the re...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Man sought for police threats arrested

Man sought for police threats arrested

SOUTHERN PINES — A man wanted on an outstanding warrant and for reportedly making a vague threat toward law enforcement on social media is behin...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Wednesday’s coverage of the Republican National Convention

Wednesday’s coverage of the Republican National Convention

Find out what delegates had to say about taxes jobs, as well as how a bottle represented the country’s economic future on our RNC page.Click her...

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


Hamlet police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Hamlet police seek help identifying robbery suspect

HAMLET — Police are still searching for a man they say robbed a woman outside Food Lion Monday afternoon.According to investigators with the Ham...

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


Disaster in the valley: Aiding West Virginia flood victims

Disaster in the valley: Aiding West Virginia flood victims

We arrived at Sunday Road Baptist Church in Hico, West Virginia, Thursday after lunch and their team helped us unload. Just in time, too. The rain cam...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Father-son team opens Rockingham tattoo shop

Father-son team opens Rockingham tattoo shop

ROCKINGHAM — For 19-year-old Justin Ard, ink runs in his blood. Along with his father Robbie, the two opened up JD’s Tattoo Shop earlier t...

July 19th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Cornelius Bowden set to release his own protein energy water

Cornelius Bowden set to release his own protein energy water

ROCKINGHAM — Six years ago, Cornelius Bowden began searching for a drink that could bring him more energy while working out.Because he’s a...

July 18th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


Weekend Column: We may all be biased, but can you blame us?

Weekend Column: We may all be biased, but can you blame us?

ROCKINGHAM — Tom Brady, thank you for letting it go.THE SHOTI’m a UNC fan and I think Villanova’s Kris Jenkins should’ve won &...

July 15th, 2016 updated: July 16th, 2016. |  


Richmond Senior football still figuring things out

Richmond Senior football still figuring things out

ROCKINGHAM — Exactly five weeks from today, the Richmond Senior football team will get a chance to show Raider Nation what it has been working o...

July 14th, 2016 |  


SHOWING SUPPORT: Ashton Locklear lauded at La Cabana

SHOWING SUPPORT: Ashton Locklear lauded at La Cabana

ROCKINGHAM — La Cabana may have been more crowded than usual early Tuesday evening thanks to a hard-working Hamlet native who will be attending ...

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


Cagle: NASCAR fans may be underestimating Keselowski’s talent

Cagle: NASCAR fans may be underestimating Keselowski’s talent

This season, we have spent a whole lot of time talking about the Gibbs’ Toyotas (plus Martin Truex Jr., who let’s be honest, drives for th...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Ashton Locklear gets to live out a lifelong dream

Ashton Locklear gets to live out a lifelong dream

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ashton Locklear planned for 16 of her 18 years on making the U.S. Olympic Team.So Sunday night, when the announcement was mad...

July 11th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Like a good neighbor

Like a good neighbor

Our neighbor is moving and he and his wife have been having yard sales each and every Saturday. It’s a smart move, really, because they are doin...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Cagle boys: Legends in their own time

Cagle boys: Legends in their own time

In the early 1900s, the first hydro-electric dam was going to be built on the Pee Dee River. Blewett Falls dam, as it was called, would back up the ri...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


American Red Cross blood drive taking place Friday in Ellerbe

American Red Cross blood drive taking place Friday in Ellerbe

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]..

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


Special Delivery Motorcycle Club sponsoring children’s day Friday at the Rock

Special Delivery Motorcycle Club sponsoring children’s day Friday at the Rock

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]..

July 20th, 2016 |  


Chamber of Commerce hosting adults only Business After Hours at Discovery Place Kids Thursday

Chamber of Commerce hosting adults only Business After Hours at Discovery Place Kids Thursday

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]..

July 19th, 2016 |  


Richmond County Republican and Democratic parties meeting Tuesday

Richmond County Republican and Democratic parties meeting Tuesday

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]..

July 18th, 2016 |  


OPINION


LETTER: Be careful how you vote

LETTER: Be careful how you vote

To the editor:So Donald Trump has chosen his running mate, Mike Pence, well here’s the thing about Pence that all voters need to know. He is rea...

July 19th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Politicians can’t solve problems

LETTER: Politicians can’t solve problems

To the editor:It seems like too many bad things are happening in American and the world today. Many people blame our president, our Supreme Court and ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


This I will never belive

This I will never belive

This — “We are powerless little pawns, helplessly manipulated and moved about by the hands of politicians” — is the kind of se...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Stopping U.S. support for sponsors of terror

Stopping U.S. support for sponsors of terror

Do you think state sponsors of terrorism should be allowed to purchase commercial aircraft that could be used for military purposes?What if it was the...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Transparency lax in Cuban airport deal

As you know, Charlotte was recently selected as one of ten cities to receive nonstop flights to and from Cuba. This is a part of President Barack Obam...

July 18th, 2016 updated: July 18th, 2016. |  


Fake right, go left

Fake right, go left

That both presumptive presidential nominees from the major parties held rallies in North Carolina on the same day should be ample evidence that the Ta...

July 15th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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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. |  


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