NEWS


7:41 pm |    
‘To honor the veterans’
Richmond Co. Sheriff’s office, FirstHealth team up to collect meds

Richmond Co. Sheriff’s office, FirstHealth team up to collect meds

ROCKINGHAM — Operation Medicine Drop kicked off Wednesday at G104 FM on Airport Road manned by officers from the Richmond County Sheriff’s...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


FirstHealth brings outpatient behavioral services to Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet

FirstHealth brings outpatient behavioral services to Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet

HAMLET — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is bringing new services to the former Sandhills Regional Hospital, whose emergency room was permanently c...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Specialist to discuss autism

Specialist to discuss autism

WADESBORO — Connections Family Support Program is hosting guest speaker Nancy Nestor on Thursday, April 6 at the Hampton B. Allen Public Library...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Farmers Market comes to downtown Hamlet

Farmers Market comes to downtown Hamlet

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Farmers Market Association dished on plans for growth during Tuesday’s meeting at the county agricultural...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Richmond County Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 40 booths at upcoming Business Expo

Richmond County Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 40 booths at upcoming Business Expo

HAMLET — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2017 Business Expo will be Tuesday, April 25 on the campus of Richmond Community ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


2 collection sites planned in Richmond County for unused, expired medications

2 collection sites planned in Richmond County for unused, expired medications

ROCKINGHAM — Two of Richmond County’s law enforcement agencies are holding events to safely dispose of medications.Both the Rockingham Pol...

March 20th, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


SPORTS


10:28 pm
Updated: 10:30 pm. |    
Richmond Senior girls soccer falls to Pinecrest
Roundup: Richmond Senior boys tennis falls to Scotland

Roundup: Richmond Senior boys tennis falls to Scotland

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys tennis team dropped its second consecutive SEC match Thursday afternoon, as it played its third match in f...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Richmond Senior boys, girls track finish second at Pinecrest

Richmond Senior boys, girls track finish second at Pinecrest

SOUTHERN PINES — Both Richmond Senior track teams placed second at Pinecrest on Wednesday, the boys grabbing 72 points in the 18 events that were sc...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


Lumberton hands Richmond Senior girls soccer first loss of season

Lumberton hands Richmond Senior girls soccer first loss of season

LUMBERTON — Following his team’s conference match at Lumberton on Wednesday, girls soccer coach Bennie Howard shared what he thought was t...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Roundup: Way hits a pair of 3-run homers in SEC opener

Roundup: Way hits a pair of 3-run homers in SEC opener

RAEFORD — There’s no such thing as too many bats in a softball game.The Richmond Senior softball team recorded nine hits and saw Greyson W...

March 21st, 2017 |  


McFayden scores 5 goals in shutout win at Purnell Swett

McFayden scores 5 goals in shutout win at Purnell Swett

MAXTON — Senior midfielder Cassie McFayden had her best game of the season at Purnell Swett on Monday evening.The Lees-McRae commit scored four ...

March 20th, 2017 updated: March 20th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior boys, girls track win opening meet

Richmond Senior boys, girls track win opening meet

ROCKINGHAM — A meet-high 19 points in the hurdling events helped the Richmond Senior boys track team earn a slight victory in the Raiders’...

March 18th, 2017 updated: March 18th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


9:42 pm |    
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 [email protected]..

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 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 [email protected]..

March 21st, 2017 |  


Big rig driver training and snake handling

Big rig driver training and snake handling

Being raised on a farm, I started driving tractors when I was five years old. As I reached my early teens, I was driving every truck and vehicle aroun...

March 21st, 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...

March 17th, 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 [email protected]..

March 17th, 2017 |  


Ellerbe, Wright to wed

Ellerbe, Wright to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ellerbe Sr., of Rockingham, announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Markita Ellerbe, to Russell Wright Jr., son of Mr. R...

March 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Your tax dollar, your choice?

Your tax dollar, your choice?

Do you have a choice about how your tax dollar is spent? No, is the answer to that question. Should you have the right? Of course. The people we send ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization must get payment

TAR HEEL VIEW: Victims of state sterilization must get payment

A ruling from the N.C. Supreme Court last week means that victims of the state’s forced sterilization program who have been waiting for more tha...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Tax-cutting frenzy threatens future

Tax-cutting frenzy threatens future

Two weeks ago, a group of state Senate leaders unveiled a plan to raise principal pay in North Carolina and raise funds for school construction in rur...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

TAR HEEL VIEW: $15 minimum wage won’t help workers overcome skills gap

Low-skilled workers aren’t earning enough to provide for themselves and their families. The way we see it, there are two ways to remedy this.Fir...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


School reform requires leadership

School reform requires leadership

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Only markets can win the war on poverty

Only markets can win the war on poverty

“What about the poor?”An interviewer just asked me the question following my usual call for markets in everything. It’s probably the...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


7:54 pm
Updated: 8:04 pm. |    
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