NEWS


4:19 pm
Updated: 4:19 pm. |    
West Rockingham 2nd graders have their brains on books
Specialist to discuss autism

Specialist to discuss autism

WADESBORO — Connections Family Support Program is hosting guest speaker Nancy Nestor on Thursday, April 6 at the Hampton B. Allen Public Library...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Farmers Market comes to downtown Hamlet

Farmers Market comes to downtown Hamlet

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Farmers Market Association dished on plans for growth during Tuesday’s meeting at the county agricultural...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Richmond County Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 40 booths at upcoming Business Expo

Richmond County Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 40 booths at upcoming Business Expo

HAMLET — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2017 Business Expo will be Tuesday, April 25 on the campus of Richmond Community ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


2 collection sites planned in Richmond County for unused, expired medications

2 collection sites planned in Richmond County for unused, expired medications

ROCKINGHAM — Two of Richmond County’s law enforcement agencies are holding events to safely dispose of medications.Both the Rockingham Pol...

March 20th, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


Batty beginning to school week

Batty beginning to school week

ROCKINGHAM — Three schools dismissed students at 2:15 Monday after bats were found in Richmond Senior High School.RSHS, the Richmond County Nint...

March 20th, 2017 |  


$15 minimum wage bill faces climb in Senate

$15 minimum wage bill faces climb in Senate

The sponsor of an act to raise the minimum wage said Friday she doesn’t believe the bill will ever come to a vote.Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, in...

March 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Lumberton hands Richmond Senior girls soccer first loss of season

Lumberton hands Richmond Senior girls soccer first loss of season

LUMBERTON — Following his team’s conference match at Lumberton on Wednesday, girls soccer coach Bennie Howard shared what he thought was t...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Roundup: Way hits a pair of 3-run homers in SEC opener

Roundup: Way hits a pair of 3-run homers in SEC opener

RAEFORD — There’s no such thing as too many bats in a softball game.The Richmond Senior softball team recorded nine hits and saw Greyson W...

March 21st, 2017 |  


McFayden scores 5 goals in shutout win at Purnell Swett

McFayden scores 5 goals in shutout win at Purnell Swett

MAXTON — Senior midfielder Cassie McFayden had her best game of the season at Purnell Swett on Monday evening.The Lees-McRae commit scored four ...

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


Richmond Senior boys, girls track win opening meet

Richmond Senior boys, girls track win opening meet

ROCKINGHAM — A meet-high 19 points in the hurdling events helped the Richmond Senior boys track team earn a slight victory in the Raiders’...

March 18th, 2017 updated: March 18th, 2017. |  


Roundup: Richmond Senior softball gets revenge at Marlboro Academy

Roundup: Richmond Senior softball gets revenge at Marlboro Academy

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — When the Richmond Senior softball team hosted Marlboro Academy a little more than two weeks ago, it only recorded two hits...

March 18th, 2017 |  


Richmond Senior football holds meeting, introduces coaching staff

Richmond Senior football holds meeting, introduces coaching staff

ROCKINGHAM — A lot of information, in regards to the upcoming football season, was shared at a parent meeting held in the Richmond Senior cafete...

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


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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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]..

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 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]..

March 21st, 2017 |  


Big rig driver training and snake handling

Big rig driver training and snake handling

Being raised on a farm, I started driving tractors when I was five years old. As I reached my early teens, I was driving every truck and vehicle aroun...

March 21st, 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...

March 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]..

March 17th, 2017 |  


Ellerbe, Wright to wed

Ellerbe, Wright to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ellerbe Sr., of Rockingham, announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Markita Ellerbe, to Russell Wright Jr., son of Mr. R...

March 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

Low-skilled workers aren’t earning enough to provide for themselves and their families. The way we see it, there are two ways to remedy this.Fir...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


School reform requires leadership

School reform requires leadership

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Only markets can win the war on poverty

Only markets can win the war on poverty

“What about the poor?”An interviewer just asked me the question following my usual call for markets in everything. It’s probably the...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


LETTER: Proposed budget cuts are par for the course for the GOP

LETTER: Proposed budget cuts are par for the course for the GOP

To the editor:Folks beyond a certain age may recall when proposed cuts to the federal budget during the early days of the Reagan administration led to...

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


Give me a system, not a superstar

Give me a system, not a superstar

If you want to succeed in any endeavor, you need to adopt a system that reliably produces successful outcomes.In “Goals Inspire Us, but Systems ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Court ruling may change councils’ prayer practices

TAR HEEL VIEW: Court ruling may change councils’ prayer practices

Federal judges will begin deciding today whether elected officials can lead the public prayers that often open town, city and county government meetin...

March 21st, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


7:54 pm
Updated: 8:04 pm. |    
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