ROCKINGHAM — Throughout medical school, Dr. William L. Harris said he found the study of physiology, especially the heart and cardiovascular system, especially interesting. That interest was fueled by his mother's personal battle with coronary artery disease, a condition that eventually took her life. According to Harris, that happens to
The Richmond Senior High School choir, under the direction of John Tyson, recently received superior ratings at the N.C. State High School Choral Festival Music Performance Adjudication held at Wingate University. The choir performed on stage for a panel of judges and in front of a sight-reading judge where members were given a rhythm and melody t
WADESBORO — The 16-year-old granddaughter of Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid has died after an early Sunday shooting. Shaundasia Smith was shot in the head with a rifle around 3 a.m. while attending a sleepover at a friend's house, according to WSOC-TV. She was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where she died about 15 hours l
ROCKINGHAM — Jurors heard opening statements from both sides and, at times, tearful testimony as the trial against Alexander Ingram began Monday morning. After they were impaneled, jurors received brief instructions from Superior Court Judge Richard Brown and Assistant District Attorney Dawn Layton laid the groundwork for the state's case.
Contributed Photo Members of the Ebony Dragons competition team won trophies at the Union County Classics in Monroe earlier this month. Pictured are: left to right, Jordan Barbour, Wil Mabe and Bryson Moore. Not pictured are: Denise Watkins, Denisha Watkins and Wykenia Tillman.
“Were you a part of the Army that made the Indians leave their homes?” David, my 5-year-old grandson, had been learning about American Indians in his preschool. He knew that I had been in the Army many years ago. So, of course, he wondered if my “many years ago” coincided with this and other incidents of ill treatment of N
Contributed photo Danny Bynum shared this photo of peach trees in full bloom at Bynum Peach Farm in northern Richmond County's Windblow community on N.C. 73 East. The Bynums hope Saturday's 23-degree overnight low won't cause the loss of too many peaches this season. Some varieties may be hit harder than others, but they said they are expecting a
HAMLET — Three months after his release from prison on a murder accessory conviction, a Richmond County man is accused of robbing a Hamlet resident at gunpoint. Cadara Antwon Armstrong, 28, of Motlow Lane outside Rockingham, was arrested Friday on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault by pointing a gun. Arms
Contributed photo United Way met with its 17 partnering agencies Friday morning at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital to present their first quarterly checks for 2015. Pictured on the first row, left to right, are Laura Grier, Richmond County 4-H Clubs; Mary Kate Lambeth, Communities in Schools of Richmond County; Jacqueline Welch, Richmond Co
HAMLET, N.C. — Recent high-school grads, working adults, ambitious retirees looking to start a second career and local business leaders can all find opportunities to further their education at Richmond Community College. The college will open its doors in an April 21 open house to show off all the programs and services it has to offer. The t
March Madness is quickly coming to an end, and at this point, your basketball bracket might be either busted or barely hanging on. Whether we're N.C. State, UNC or Duke fans, we can all agree that North Carolina's teams have had a good run in the tournament this year. Basketball — as it is with most sports — requires practice and a det
Clinton Police are searching for those responsible for a weekend shooting that killed one man and injured another. The Sampson Independent learned Monday that officers responded to Sampson Regional Medical Center in the wee hours of Sunday morning after receiving a report of two gunshot victims being brought to the emergency room there. One of th
ROCKINGHAM — Mary Catherine Coltrane and Essence Gilbert became the first Richmond Senior High School cheerleaders to earn All-Region honors last month. Coltrane and Gilbert were named to the 2015 All-Region Cheer Team, Richmond Senior media specialist Kim Newton said. Awards were presented in February at Catawba County's Maiden High School.
To the editor: Because of a recent letter to the editor I wrote on March 12 (“Help police, deputies wipe out meth scourge,”) I have been called out as a traitor. This was brought to my attention by a lady who came by my shop to meet me. I did not know this lady before she came into my shop. She stated she had no problem with my letter
HAMLET — Recent high-school grads, working adults, ambitious retirees looking to start a second career and local business leaders can all find opportunities to further their education at Richmond Community College. The college will open its doors in an April 21 open house to show off all the programs and services it has to offer. The two-hou
(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests • March 26 — Elizabeth De La Piedra Vazquez, 25, of 191 Jonathan Lane, Clinton, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. Bond was set at $2,50
The Anson County Sheriff's Office has announced that Sheriff Landric Reid's 16-year-old granddaughter, Shaundasia Smith, was shot in the early morning hours Sunday and later died. “Due to the serious circumstances of this incident, and the relationship of the victim to Sheriff Reid, we requested the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) t
ROCKINGHAM — Jurors heard opening statements from both sides as the trial against Alexander Ingram began Monday morning. Following the jury's empanelment and brief instructions from Superior Court Judge Richard Brown, Assistant District Attorney Dawn Layton laid the groundwork for the state's case during opening statements. Layton set up th
WADESBORO — County Commissioner Vancine Sturdivant is making plans to visit Raleigh to push for grants she hopes will benefit Anson County after attending a Thursday informational session with state Sen. Tom McInnis and a N.C. Department of Commerce official. Representatives from Anson, Richmond and three other counties attended the event at
ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton-Richmond Senior baseball game was just as advertised — a hard-fought, nail-biting contest. With two Division I players locked in a pitchers' duel, the outcome was decided by one team's execution on the basepath. Courtesy runner Devon Hunt stole home with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of fourth