NEWS


Pierce named as Democratic whip for N.C. House of Representatives

Pierce named as Democratic whip for N.C. House of Representatives

RALEIGH — A longtime Scotland County lawmaker has been appointed as a Democrat leader in the General Assembly.State Rep. Garland Pierce has been...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Rockingham’s Long Drive re-opens to traffic

Rockingham’s Long Drive re-opens to traffic

ROCKINGHAM — The wait is over.After more than four months of being closed, Long Drive opened back up to traffic early Friday afternoon.A section...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Meth labs slowing down?

Meth labs slowing down?

ROCKINGHAM — The number of meth lab busts across the state is the lowest in five years, according to statistics from the N.C. State Bureau of In...

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


West Rockingham honor roll announced

West Rockingham honor roll announced

ROCKINGHAM — West Rockingham Elementary School has released its honor roll for the 2nd nine weeks.Elijah Mason and Ariana Telus of fifth grade a...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Hamlet Middle School recognizes A honor roll achievers

Hamlet Middle School recognizes A honor roll achievers

HAMLET — Hamlet Middle School has announced its second nine weeks A honor roll.Sixth Grade:Jace Bendell, Tyler Berry, Rylie Bohman, William Butl...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Seminar to focus on ‘shop local’ strategy

Seminar to focus on ‘shop local’ strategy

HAMLET — New and existing small business owners can learn cost-effective ways to generate a dynamic “shop local” strategy at a free ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Richmond Senior football has state’s best win percentage since 1960

Richmond Senior football has state’s best win percentage since 1960

ROCKINGHAM — According to a forum posted on CarolinaVarsity.com, the Richmond Senior football program leads the North Carolina High School Athle...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Rockingham Middle School girls basketball wins 5th straight conference title

Rockingham Middle School girls basketball wins 5th straight conference title

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Middle School girls basketball team clinched its fifth consecutive Southeastern Athletic Conference championship Thu...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Early turnovers cost Richmond Senior girls basketball in semfinial loss

Early turnovers cost Richmond Senior girls basketball in semfinial loss

LUMBERTON — Turnovers plagued the Richmond Senior girls basketball team in the early going of its tournament semifinal matchup at Lumberton on T...

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


Richmond Senior boys basketball holds on to beat Pinecrest

Richmond Senior boys basketball holds on to beat Pinecrest

ROCKINGHAM — With less than five seconds left in Wednesday’s game — and his team trailing Richmond by three — Pinecrest boys head basketball c...

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


Richmond Senior girls basketball advances to conference semifinals

Richmond Senior girls basketball advances to conference semifinals

ROCKINGHAM — With its win in the first round of the conference tournament, the Richmond Senior girls basketball team completed the season sweep of c...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Hayden, Jasper, Shaw advance to states

Hayden, Jasper, Shaw advance to states

SOUTHERN PINES — Of the 12 Richmond Senior wrestlers who competed in regionals this past Saturday, only three qualified for states.Jayshaun Jasp...

February 13th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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4-H seeks adult volunteers

4-H seeks adult volunteers

As with many organizations, volunteers are the backbone of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Without trained volunteers, there would be much l...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Saying goodbye to ‘the Greatest Show on Earth’

Saying goodbye to ‘the Greatest Show on Earth’

After 146 years, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus is scheduled to close in May of this year. It is now making appearances across the country...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 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 wtoler@civitasmedia...

February 10th, 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...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Physician hopes to educate with personal heart story

Physician hopes to educate with personal heart story

CHERAW, S.C. — Two weeks before his 60th birthday, Dr. David Bersinger with McLeod OB/GYN Cheraw woke before his alarm sounded feeling anxious. ...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Healthy habits prevent stress

Healthy habits prevent stress

In health and psychology these past two weeks, we have been focusing on the impact of stress on health.According to Common Core 9th-grade P.E. standar...

February 10th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Country music and dynamite

Country music and dynamite

No, I did not say that country music is dynamite, but to some it is and has been associated at different times with different people — the dynam...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


LETTER: Parking enforcement, or lack thereof

LETTER: Parking enforcement, or lack thereof

To the editor:It’s been approximately two months since I wrote a letter about handicapped parking and obeying “No Parking” or fire z...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Berger rejects efforts to repeal HB2

Berger rejects efforts to repeal HB2

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other Republican leaders have spent the last few days desperately distorting the facts and rewriting history ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet

TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet

We appreciate the discernment of the three N.C. Superior Court judges who last week issued a temporary restraining order to allow Gov. Roy Cooper to a...

February 16th, 2017 |  


StingRay is why the 4th Amendment was written

StingRay is why the 4th Amendment was written

Imagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like mos...

February 15th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gambling or not, video sweepstakes is not going away

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gambling or not, video sweepstakes is not going away

Even gambling’s fiercest opponents have to grudgingly tip their cap to the innovators who power North Carolina’s video sweepstakes industr...

February 15th, 2017 |  


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. |  


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