NEWS


Pemberton wins Dieffenbach car

Pemberton wins Dieffenbach car

ROCKINGHAM — Amia Pemberton is this year’s winner of the Dieffenbach car giveaway at Richmond Senior High School — marking the secon...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Free small business seminar to provide tips on taxes, workman’s compensation

Free small business seminar to provide tips on taxes, workman’s compensation

HAMLET — If you are a new or existing business owner, knowing your business tax responsibilities is a very important part of success.Every busin...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Rockingham doctor charged with pill fraud

Rockingham doctor charged with pill fraud

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County doctor is facing felony drug charges following a joint investigation by police and the N.C. State Bureau of Inves...

May 26th, 2016 updated: May 26th, 2016. |  


‘You’re not forgotten’

‘You’re not forgotten’

HAMLET — J.C. Lamm served with the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific from 1945 to 1946 on islands such as Guam and Saipan. On Wednesday, the Wor...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Raider cadets go airborne

Raider cadets go airborne

ROCKINGHAM — Several Raiders of the Richmond Senior High School Junior ROTC program traveled to Fort Bragg’s Green Ramp and Sicily Drop Zo...

May 26th, 2016 updated: May 26th, 2016. |  


Police, sanitation, fire make up more than half of Rockingham budget

Police, sanitation, fire make up more than half of Rockingham budget

ROCKINGHAM — City department heads made their budget presentations to council members during a work session Tuesday at Hinson Lake.Police Chief ...

May 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Richmond Senior football preparing for next season

Richmond Senior football preparing for next season

ROCKINGHAM — In Mike Castellano’s first year as the head coach of the Richmond Senior football team, the Raiders finished with an 11-3 rec...

May 26th, 2016 updated: May 26th, 2016. |  


Ebony Dragons win 45 trophies at Phoenix N Tha Burg Karate Championships

Ebony Dragons win 45 trophies at Phoenix N Tha Burg Karate Championships

Contributed photoThe Ebony Dragon competition team went to Laurinburg last weekend to participate in the Phoenix N Tha Burg Karate Championships saw 2...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Cagle: Even NASCAR couldn’t explain what happened

Cagle: Even NASCAR couldn’t explain what happened

I have a two-year-old son, who any time he hears a loud noise or sees a sudden movement will turn his hands up and ask seriously, “what happened...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Top racers ready for Memorial Weekend battle at Rockingham Dragway

Top racers ready for Memorial Weekend battle at Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — More than 300 bracket racers will assemble this weekend at Rockingham Dragway to honor the memory of the track’s former annou...

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


Ready for the next step: 4 Lady Raiders celebrate their college futures

Ready for the next step: 4 Lady Raiders celebrate their college futures

ROCKINGHAM — Appalachian State University, Methodist University, Salem College and Wake Forest University will open their doors to four Lady Rai...

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


Richmond Senior volleyball team to host camp

Richmond Senior volleyball team to host camp

Volleyball team to host campROCKINGHAM — Coach Shellie Wimpey and the Richmond Senior volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball camp at Richm...

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


LIFE


First Baptist Church in Ellerbe hosting blood drive Friday

First Baptist Church in Ellerbe hosting blood drive 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]..

May 25th, 2016 |  


Traveling with the Goat Man

Traveling with the Goat Man

I never had the pleasure of actually talking with Ches McCartney (Goat Man), but back in the late ’50s I watched as he and his goats made their ...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Town Creek hosting annual Archaeolympic Games

Town Creek hosting annual Archaeolympic Games

MOUNT GILEAD — To celebrate World Atlatl Day, test your survival skills at Town Creek Indian Mound’s second annual Archaeolympic Games fro...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Local Scoutmaster wins award

Local Scoutmaster wins award

Joe Gray, of Ellerbe, was presented the prestigious Silver Beaver Award at the annual leadership recognition banquet for the Central North Carolina Co...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Connections Family Support Program offering free workshop Wednesday

Connections Family Support Program offering free workshop Wednesday

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]..

May 24th, 2016 |  


Spytkowski, English wed

Spytkowski, English wed

Miss Ania Elizabeth Spytkowski and Tyler Jayson English were united in marriage on April 23, 2016 at two o’clock in the afternoon. The tradition...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


OPINION


TAR HEEL VIEW: Honor those who died by serving those who live

TAR HEEL VIEW: Honor those who died by serving those who live

As we near Memorial Day, when we honor those who died for our country, our nation continues to dishonor their memory by the way we treat the veterans ...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Take a moment Monday to remember

Take a moment Monday to remember

Steeple bells of First United Methodist Church in downtown Rockingham will ring throughout the city at 3 p.m. Monday to remember men and women who hav...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Land ownership and eminent domain

Land ownership and eminent domain

In last week’s Legal Corner, we addressed legal issues that could affect a landowner’s interest in his or her property, such as adverse po...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Why should anyone need a license for anything?

Why should anyone need a license for anything?

Imagine a U.S. state where locksmiths, pastoral counselors, home security companies, and acupuncturists do not have to be licensed by the government t...

May 27th, 2016 |  


What I’d do if I won the lottery

What I’d do if I won the lottery

I was reading an article not long ago about the people who win the jackpots in those mega-lotteries. The article essentially said the rate of people w...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Who I’m voting for

Who I’m voting for

It never fails. Every four years, I hear tons of people telling the masses to get out there and vote.“If you don’t vote, you can’t c...

May 26th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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. |  


Griffin Eye Center to open in Rockingham

Griffin Eye Center to open in Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM — Opthamologist and cataract surgeon Dr. Neil Griffin has announced plans to open a new eye care practice on Long Drive in Rockingham...

April 27th, 2016 |  


‘Lifeblood of a community:’ Chamber expo showcases Richmond County companies

‘Lifeblood of a community:’ Chamber expo showcases Richmond County companies

HAMLET — Tuesday marked the 11th year in a row the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with local businesses to put on the Busines...

April 27th, 2016 |  


Cutting hair no sweat for barber Daniel Sweatt

Cutting hair no sweat for barber Daniel Sweatt

ROCKINGHAM — A new barber is on the block, and although Daniel Sweatt has been cutting hair for almost two years, his new residency finds his ch...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Small business loan seminar planned Tuesday

Small business loan seminar planned Tuesday

HAMLET — Small Business Administration economic development specialist April Gonzalez will provide tips on how to successfully obtain a small bu...

April 22nd, 2016 |  


Rockingham Farmers’ Market returns April 30

Rockingham Farmers’ Market returns April 30

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Farmers’ Market Association says it’s planning an exciting market season for 2016, beginning with o...

April 22nd, 2016 |  


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