NEWS


Suspect faces murder charge in Dobbins Heights robbery

Suspect faces murder charge in Dobbins Heights robbery

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — A Rockingham man is behind bars on a murder charge after deputies say the man he’s accused of robbing later died at a ho...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Seaboard Festival 5k goes digital, seeks school supply donations

Seaboard Festival 5k goes digital, seeks school supply donations

HAMLET — Changes are coming to the Mangum Track Club’s Seaboard Festival 5K this year, said Duke Smith, race director.In addition to new s...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more th...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Jada’s Helping Hands event set for Saturday

Jada’s Helping Hands event set for Saturday

HAMLET — After her first child — a daughter named Jada – was born 23 weeks early, Paula Thomas spent seven months at the Ronald McDo...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Man, teen charged in multiple break-ins in Anson, Richmond counties

Man, teen charged in multiple break-ins in Anson, Richmond counties

Over the past month, the Anson County Sheriff’s Office has investigated numerous cases of breaking and entering and larceny in the southern and ...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Morehead-Cain scholarship nominees announced

Morehead-Cain scholarship nominees announced

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior High School announced its class of 2017 nominees for the Morehead-Cain merit scholarship in a press release Tuesday...

September 20th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Richmond Senior football prepares for No. 1 Greensboro Dudley

Richmond Senior football prepares for No. 1 Greensboro Dudley

ROCKINGHAM — Greensboro Dudley, the No. 1-ranked high school football team in the state, is coming to town this Friday.The Panthers currently bo...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Richmond Senior volleyball downs Pinecrest, stays undefeated in SEC play

Richmond Senior volleyball downs Pinecrest, stays undefeated in SEC play

ROCKINGHAM — No, the Richmond Senior volleyball team did not win a conference championship Tuesday night.But it sure did celebrate like it.After...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Cagle: Get rid of the post-race inspections

Cagle: Get rid of the post-race inspections

I’ll be the first to admit it. I suck at math and numbers are my kryptonite. I know it. I own it. A man has to know his limits.But even I know t...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride repeats as Top Fuel Champion

Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride repeats as Top Fuel Champion

ROCKINGHAM — Larry “Spiderman” McBride beat Sam Wills in a battle between motorcycle drag racing legends Sunday and was able to repe...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Super Chevy Show Series returns to Rockingham Dragway

Super Chevy Show Series returns to Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — It’s a splash of vibrant color on a concrete canvas, a Chevy smorgasbord that extends from the track to the show car arena to...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Richmond Senior football shuts out South View

Richmond Senior football shuts out South View

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior’s Leon Zeigler only completed three passes during Friday night’s shutout against South View. Bobby Terry caught ...

September 17th, 2016 updated: September 17th, 2016. |  


LIFE


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Church Briefs
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Dress code is fickle
Richmond County Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Fishing Event taking place Saturday in Hoffman

Richmond County Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Fishing Event taking place Saturday in Hoffman

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]..

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Complaining about complaining

Complaining about complaining

I have noticed something about people lately. I think its always been there, but as of late, it has become more prevalent. I see it personally and pro...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Connections Family Support Program hosting workshop Friday in Rockingham

Connections Family Support Program hosting workshop Friday in Rockingham

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]..

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


Flu shots being offered Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Ellerbe

Flu shots being offered Wednesday at First Baptist Church of 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]..

September 20th, 2016 |  


Fall is the time to assess your lawn

Fall is the time to assess your lawn

About this time of year, it is common to hear ads on the radio for various lawn care services and products. Often, the recommendation is “Fertil...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Remembering Rambo, ‘the Wonder Dog’

Remembering Rambo, ‘the Wonder Dog’

It seems through the years I’ve owned several types of hunting dogs. A few still stand out in my mind as being that good — or let’s ...

September 20th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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The Midway Monkey Attacks
TAR HEEL VIEW: HB2 deal falls through due to partisan politics

TAR HEEL VIEW: HB2 deal falls through due to partisan politics

The carrot was dangling inches from our fingertips and just before we could grab it, it was quickly snatched away.The carrot in this instance was havi...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Census data reflects need to expand Medicaid

Census data reflects need to expand Medicaid

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau included some frustrating information about North Carolina and it wasn’t just the state’s slug...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


LETTER: The Big Apple comes to Richmond County

LETTER: The Big Apple comes to Richmond County

To the editor:Three hundred and five tickets sold, 70 volunteers, 17 restaurants, eight dancing duos, three judges, two performing couples, one fantas...

September 21st, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

TAR HEEL VIEW: McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leadership that is most responsible for House Bill 2 tossed that football — well, hand grenade might be a mo...

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


Who wanted higher sales taxes?

Who wanted higher sales taxes?

North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on “working p...

September 21st, 2016 |  


North Carolina’s economy: Behind the headlines

North Carolina’s economy: Behind the headlines

In less than four years, North Carolina’s economy has undergone significant improvement, overcoming structural and cyclical headwinds to emerge ...

September 20th, 2016 |  


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