NEWS


Work Ready Day connects students with careers

Work Ready Day connects students with careers

HAMLET — Students at the Ninth Grade Academy had a chance to learn about the careers from more than 30 Richmond County business leaders Thursday...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Rep. Goodman among primary sponsors of HB2 repeal bill

Rep. Goodman among primary sponsors of HB2 repeal bill

RALEIGH (AP) — More North Carolina House members have signed on to a bipartisan bill that sponsors call a compromise to eliminate a law curtaili...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Rockingham native Tina Bryson returns for Black History Month speech

Rockingham native Tina Bryson returns for Black History Month speech

ROCKINGHAM — Tina V. Bryson — author and inspirational speaker and a 1987 graduate of Richmond Senior High School — will return to h...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Grassy Island Access back open

Grassy Island Access back open

ELLERBE — The Grassy Island Access Area on Blewett Falls Lake has reopened.Site recreation enhancements at the Grassy Island Access Area on Blew...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Rep. Garland Pierce’s driving-with-pets bill brought to heel

Rep. Garland Pierce’s driving-with-pets bill brought to heel

RALEIGH — Scotland County’s Garland Pierce decided he was barking up the wrong tree with a bill to impose a $100 fine on anyone caught dri...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


2 women injured in separate shootings

2 women injured in separate shootings

ROCKINGHAM — Two days. Two shootings. Two injured.The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of shootings in consecutive...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Richmond Senior softball ready to take next step

Richmond Senior softball ready to take next step

ROCKINGHAM — A repeat run at the regular-season and conference tournament championships are goals for the Richmond Senior softball team, but the Lad...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior girls basketball falls to Ardrey Kell in 1st round

Richmond Senior girls basketball falls to Ardrey Kell in 1st round

CHARLOTTE — The Richmond Senior girls basketball team’s season ended Tuesday night with a 63-33 loss to Ardrey Kell in the first round of ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Zeigler scores 42, Richmond Senior boys basketball escapes Vance

Zeigler scores 42, Richmond Senior boys basketball escapes Vance

ROCKINGHAM — Neither Richmond Senior’s Leon Zeigler nor Vance’s Cameron Hamilton could be stopped in Tuesday night’s first-round matchup betwe...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior boys, girls basketball make state playoffs

Richmond Senior boys, girls basketball make state playoffs

ROCKINGHAM — They’re not done, yet.Richmond Senior’s boys and girls basketball teams will be competing in the West bracket of the 4A...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Hayden leads the way for Richmond Senior wrestling at states

Hayden leads the way for Richmond Senior wrestling at states

GREENSBORO — After losing his first-round match, Richmond Senior’s Housten Hayden grabbed back-to-back victories in order to move on to the consol...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


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 |  


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LIFE


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Local food can benefit county’s economic, physical health

Local food can benefit county’s economic, physical health

Richmond County is better prepared than many other counties in North Carolina to build a local food system that will revitalize economic and social he...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


The oinking antics of Sweet Rosie

The oinking antics of Sweet Rosie

Around the middle of the 1980s, Mr. Bert McKenzie found himself laid-off, along with a lot of other folks, that worked at Clark Equipment Company. The...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Collections have connections

Collections have connections

At first, I never understood collections. I thought they were simply things that were all the same in excessive amounts.Though this is not truly wrong...

February 17th, 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 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 |  


OPINION


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McGrady bill merits conservative support
Falling apart, not coming together

Falling apart, not coming together

The United States has never been in such a divided state. At this time “we the people” are witness to our country falling apart, at the ha...

February 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Hate crime laws warp definition of true equality

TAR HEEL VIEW: Hate crime laws warp definition of true equality

In the N.C. General Assembly, both Democrats and Republicans believe government should grant special protection to select groups of people. The only d...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

There is some good news in Raleigh these days for teachers. The state’s top political figures are currently arguing about who is more committed ...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: GOP Senators push for government transparency

TAR HEEL VIEW: GOP Senators push for government transparency

Every year, the General Assembly seems to sprout a bumper crop of bills that are downright loony. One of our current favorites is Sen. Dan Bishop̵...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


FIRE releases list of free speech threats

FIRE releases list of free speech threats

Colleges across America used to be referred to as a marketplace of ideas. Students fought for the ability to express alternative views in the ’6...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Faculty lacks political perspective

Faculty lacks political perspective

See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigat...

February 22nd, 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. |  


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