NEWS


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Masons award scholarships
RCC drone class simulates flying experience

RCC drone class simulates flying experience

HAMLET — How would you like to explore the friendly skies without ever leaving the ground? That’s exactly the experience you’ll get ...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Teams still being recruited for Richmond County’s Relay for Life event

Teams still being recruited for Richmond County’s Relay for Life event

HAMLET — The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Richmond County on Frida...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Intersection of Airport, Battley Dairy roads changing to 4-way stop

ROCKINGHAM — The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that changes will be coming to a Richmond County intersection n...

April 19th, 2017 |  


CSX making changes at Hamlet yard

CSX making changes at Hamlet yard

HAMLET — Changes are coming to the CSX Transportation yard in Richmond County — but the company is being vague on what those will be.̶...

April 19th, 2017 |  


‘Living after losing’

ROCKINGHAM — Connections Family Support Program is hosting guest speaker Debbie Spears on Thursday, May 4 at First United Methodist Church in th...

April 19th, 2017 |  


RCC targets working students with clay shoot fundraiser

RCC targets working students with clay shoot fundraiser

HAMLET — Some of the best target shooters in Richmond and Scotland County competed April 11 at Richmond Community College’s Clay Shooting ...

April 19th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


6:21 pm
Updated: 6:27 pm. |    
NCHSAA adds 2 schools, renames Southeastern Conference
Hamlet native inducted into NCHSAA Hall of Fame

Hamlet native inducted into NCHSAA Hall of Fame

ROCKINGHAM — If it wasn’t for the way he was raised during his early years in Hamlet, Donald Davis believes he wouldn’t have seen any of this su...

April 16th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Richmond Senior baseball, softball prepared to play over Spring Break

Richmond Senior baseball, softball prepared to play over Spring Break

ROCKINGHAM — Spring Break is the time to kick back, relax and enjoy some time off, right?Well, that’s not the case for a handful of Richmo...

April 15th, 2017 |  


3rd annual John B. Searcy Golf Tournament set for May 13

3rd annual John B. Searcy Golf Tournament set for May 13

ROCKINGHAM — The life and service of the late John Searcy, a former Rockingham police officer and Richmond County magistrate, will be honored ne...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Cagle: A dream come true

Cagle: A dream come true

I have been around racing for a long time.Growing up in Rockingham, you didn’t really have a choice. Going to the track became part of the routi...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Richmond Senior softball, baseball down Pinecrest

Richmond Senior softball, baseball down Pinecrest

ROCKINGHAM — NaLee Jacobs was able to keep her composure in the circle with her team holding a one-run lead over Pinecrest in the top of the sev...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Richmond Senior track races to victory in SEC regular-season finale

Richmond Senior track races to victory in SEC regular-season finale

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys and girls track teams swept Lumberton and Scotland in their final conference meet of the regular season, combi...

April 13th, 2017 updated: April 13th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Notable Neighbor: Self-reliance is key goal for Harwood

Notable Neighbor: Self-reliance is key goal for Harwood

When it comes to working hard for what you want in life and being independent, Rockingham’s Sklyar Harwood is a prime example.Harwood, 20, is a ...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

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]..

April 20th, 2017 |  


Cleaning out the closet — again

Cleaning out the closet — again

In my very first column, I had written about spring cleaning time and how my wife made me part with some things I just wasn’t ready to part with...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

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]..

April 19th, 2017 |  


Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

Unity in the Community to be held Saturday at Dobbins Heights Park

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]..

April 18th, 2017 |  


Timing is everything with weeds

Timing is everything with weeds

Several farmers have gotten proactive in pasture and hay management this year. They have been scouting their fields, bringing in their unknown weeds f...

April 18th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Horrors of the Bataan Death March

Horrors of the Bataan Death March

Insanity ruled the day 75 years ago within the Japanese government and it’s society. The code of conduct within the Japanese military had been l...

April 21st, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Speaker ban law paved path for campus censors

TAR HEEL VIEW: Speaker ban law paved path for campus censors

Microphones muted. Lecture halls dimmed. Debate squelched.That’s the outcome at far too many American colleges when faculty members or student g...

April 21st, 2017 |  


LETTER: Richmond County Schools wasting money in Cordova closure

LETTER: Richmond County Schools wasting money in Cordova closure

To the editor:Thanks everyone for your support on the petition about the closure of Cordova Special Needs School and the separation and relocation of ...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Truth about the Senate’s tax plan

Truth about the Senate’s tax plan

The wisdom of the plan by Senate leaders to cut taxes by $839 million was called into question this week by an important source — the nonpartisa...

April 20th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: ‘Policing for profit’ needs to end

EDITORIAL: ‘Policing for profit’ needs to end

Years ago, a Corvette cruised along the highway, adorned with “police” insignia and red and blue lights. On the back was this message: ...

April 20th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Filling Scalia’s Supreme Court seat

LETTER: Filling Scalia’s Supreme Court seat

To the editor:It’s not so much what they do, rather, it’s how they do it. I agree with Robert Lee on April 15: Neil Gorsuch is well-qualif...

April 19th, 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