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Geanes, Cooper to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Geanes, of Rockingham, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Marie Geanes, of Pinehurst, to Jonathan Graham Cooper, also of Pinehurst.The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Geanes, formerly of Charlotte and the late Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Jewell, formerly of Charlotte.The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis N. Cooper Jr., of Southern Pines. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis N. Cooper Sr....

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Smith, Burleson wed

On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 Miss Susan Rebekah Smith of Hamlet and Mr. Jordan Alexander Burleson of Albermarle wed in a light of life ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Hamlet. The Rev. Dwight Williams officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Susan Howard Smith and Bill Smith, both of Hamlet. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joyce Howard of Hamlet and the late Bennie M. Howard. She is a graduate of Richmond Senior High School. She earned her undergraduate deg...

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Braxton Coward turns 13

Braxton Chad Coward, son of Chad and Shannon Graves Coward of Rockingham, celebrated his 13th birthday on Sept. 25.Braxton is the grandson of Jerry and Barbara Tew, Jimmie and Brenda Coward and the late Brenda Spivey Coward, all of Rockingham. He is the great-grandson of T.B. and Louise Greene of Rockingham, Robert Gibbs of Columbia, S.C., the late Macky and Louise Spivey of Concord, Mable Graves and Jim and Cleon Coward of Rockingham.Joining Braxton in celebration, alon...

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Births

Piotrowski sonAmber Nicole Curtis and Christopher Leo Piotrowski, Rockingham, announce the birth of a son, Christopher Leo Piotrowski II, born Aug. 1, 2014.McMillan daughterApril Knight and Ricky McMillan Jr., Hamlet, announce the birth of a daughter, Nivea Nikea Xandria McMillan, born Aug. 1, 2014.Gales sonLona Elaine Beckom and Harvey Anthony Gales III, Hamlet, announce the birth of a s...

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Retired letter carrier celebrates 90th birthday

George LeVander Jr. celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 21 in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham. His wife, Julina LeVander, and daughter, Martha Anderson, hosted the birthday party.Light refreshments were provided for 112 family members and friends who attended, many from out of town.George retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 30-plus years as a letter carrier in the Rockingham Post Office. His last 23 and a half years were mad...

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Holy Smoke festival combines barbecue, Christian music

ROCKINGHAM — Fun, food and fellowship are what make up the aptly named Holy Smoke BBQ & Music Festival due to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in downtown Rockingham.The outdoor event, which is in its 15th year, will feature several live bands on stage. Kicking off the musical portion of the day will be The Collisons Trio. This will be the Jacksonville-based group’s first appearance at Holy Smoke and music coordinator Tim Capel...

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Ellerbe class of 1950 celebrates reunion

ELLERBE — The Ellerbe High School class of 1950 celebrated its 64th class reunion on Sept. 13.Class members and guests enjoyed a lunch at Denise’s Diner in Ellerbe followed by a time of fellowship, picture taking and dessert at the home of class member Mary Vuncannon and husband Ed. There was also a time of remembering the many members who have passed away.

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Ellerbe class of 1950 celebrates reunion

ELLERBE — The Ellerbe High School class of 1950...

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Braxton Coward turns 13

Braxton Chad Coward, son of Chad and Shannon Graves...

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Braxton Coward turns 13

Braxton Chad Coward, son of Chad and Shannon Graves...

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Community Calendar for Aug. 28

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Geanes, Cooper to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Geanes, of Rockingham, announce...

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Smith, Burleson wed

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