NEWS


Richmond County Aging Services offers free fans for seniors

Richmond County Aging Services offers free fans for seniors

ROCKINGHAM — Operation Fan Heat Relief is in full swing at Rockingham Senior Center just in time for the hot temps of the summer season, and tha...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Free seminar to provide tips for home-based businesses

Free seminar to provide tips for home-based businesses

HAMLET– Starting a small business requires determination, motivation, planning and know-how. The Richmond Community College Small Business Cente...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


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 |  


Hamlet police charge 2 more in Pine Street shooting

Hamlet police charge 2 more in Pine Street shooting

HAMLET — Two additional suspects have been charged in a Monday midday shooting that sent a man to a hospital.Police arrested 20-year-old Devion ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Veterans honored with breakfast

Veterans honored with breakfast

ELLERBE — More than 75 people turned out for a breakfast to honor senior veterans at the Ellerbe Senior Center Thursday morning, hosted by Richm...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Playing for ‘love, hope and grace’

Playing for ‘love, hope and grace’

ROCKINGHAM — When Arthur Gilliam decided to put on a free musical event last April, he imagined Nectar — the coffee shop at Hive Recreatio...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Rockingham’s Dixie Darlings finish as runners-up in District IV

Rockingham’s Dixie Darlings finish as runners-up in District IV

Contributed photoThe Rockingham Dixie Darlings softball team came in second place in District IV and will soon be headed to states. Pictured above in ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Richmond Senior Alumni Program hosts inaugural senior picnic

Richmond Senior Alumni Program hosts inaugural senior picnic

ROCKINGHAM — Out of the 27 seniors who suited up for the Richmond Senior football team during the 2015 season, 24 of them will be attending coll...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Hamlet All-Stars place 3rd in All-Star baseball tournament

Hamlet All-Stars place 3rd in All-Star baseball tournament

Contributed photoThe City of Hamlet All-Stars hosted an 8-and-under All-Star baseball tournament this past weekend and finished third place overall. P...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Cagle: Racing is really about people

Cagle: Racing is really about people

When we talk about racing, we talk about things; these fast machines that are capable of hitting speeds more than 200 miles per hour and can survive c...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Ellerbe native Dejuan Ramirez signs to play football at Mary Hardin-Baylor

Ellerbe native Dejuan Ramirez signs to play football at Mary Hardin-Baylor

ROCKINGHAM — In the fall of 2012, Dejuan Ramirez was a member of the football team at the Ninth-Grade Academy.In the fall of 2013, he found hims...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Sports Briefs: Richmond Senior volleyball team to host camp

Sports Briefs: Richmond Senior volleyball team to host camp

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

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


LIFE


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Creating worlds with words
Town of Ellerbe hosting summer 2016 litter sweep Saturday

Town of Ellerbe hosting summer 2016 litter sweep Saturday

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]..

June 24th, 2016 |  


Every day is a holiday

Every day is a holiday

Someone asked me the other day how I was going to celebrate The Holiday. I mentally checked the calendar to see if I had missed something important. W...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Richmond County Aging Services hosting a veteran’s breakfast and learn Thursday

Richmond County Aging Services hosting a veteran’s breakfast and learn 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]..

June 22nd, 2016 |  


A proud moment

A proud moment

I would like to extend my gratitude to Miss Catherine Kinsey for her article on June 1. She has truly inspired me to share my son’s — Jyla...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Town of Hoffman’s summer enrichment camp beginning Monday

Town of Hoffman’s summer enrichment camp beginning Monday

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]..

June 20th, 2016 |  


A ‘Berry’ good place for ice cream

A ‘Berry’ good place for ice cream

My favorite ice cream has always been strawberry. I’ve always had quite an obsession with it.The best places to get strawberry ice cream are Coo...

June 18th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Selective outrage from the critics

Selective outrage from the critics

When I sat down to write this column, of course I had an idea of what to write about. That was not the issue.The issue for me was where is this column...

June 24th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Hospice heroes are ‘angels among us’

LETTER: Hospice heroes are ‘angels among us’

To the editor:There are heroes in Rockingham.I’m talking about the staff at hospice.I just want to thank them for helping my family through two ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Radicalizing America

Radicalizing America

To the editor:The American Experiment took almost 250 years to mature. It has taken less than eight years to destabilize: largely because the internet...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Poll questions that cannot be answered

Poll questions that cannot be answered

I’m minding my business when suddenly my smartphone rang with an unfamiliar number. Curious, I picked up. It was the Gallup organization calling...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


The budget debate and the damaging and misleading rhetoric about ‘failing’ schools

The budget debate and the damaging and misleading rhetoric about ‘failing’ schools

House and Senate leaders are working behind closed doors to come up with a final budget for next year and reportedly the two sides are close to an agr...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


We were never in Kansas

We were never in Kansas

RALEIGH — As the general election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Monogramming on Main Street
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. |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA