NEWS


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911 centers getting upgrades statewide
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Energy expert to give climate change lecture at UNCP

Bright Ideas grant deadline extended

WADESBORO — The application deadline for the 2017 Bright Ideas grant program has been extended through the end of September. Educators now have ...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Tillis backs medical marijuana study bill

Tillis backs medical marijuana study bill

ROCKINGHAM — U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is throwing his support behind a federal bill that gives some advocates of medical cannabis hope for the f...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Charcoal fire leads Richmond County Schools to ban 3D Youth nonprofit football team

Charcoal fire leads Richmond County Schools to ban 3D Youth nonprofit football team

The Richmond County School System has banned 3D Youth from using its football fields indefinitely following a fire that broke out after a game on Aug....

September 18th, 2017 |  


Kids Cafe reopens at Leak Street

Kids Cafe reopens at Leak Street

ROCKINGHAM — The first meal at the after-school Kids Cafe was, apparently, a big hit.“I ate three hot dogs,” claimed one youngster.&...

September 18th, 2017 |  


9/11 remembered with walk

9/11 remembered with walk

ROCKINGHAM — First responders from throughout Richmond County marched a little late and a little faster Monday morning, to remember the “3...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Coltrane festival seeks musicians, writers, artists

The ninth annual John W. Coltrane Edu-tainment Festival is seeking talent for its Oct. 7 show.Musicians — jazz and otherwise — are the cor...

September 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Richmond ready for ‘dog fight’ in SAC opener

Richmond ready for ‘dog fight’ in SAC opener

ROCKINGHAM — What most programs consider the “second season” begins this Friday for first-year head coach Bryan Till and the Richmon...

September 21st, 2017 |  


6 Raiders score in win over Scotland

6 Raiders score in win over Scotland

LAURINBURG — The Richmond boys soccer team saw six of its players score at least one goal in a convincing victory over conference rival Scotland...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Lady Raiders only need 3 sets this time around

Lady Raiders only need 3 sets this time around

WADESBORO — The Richmond volleyball team needed four sets to knock off Anson when it hosted the Lady Bearcast back in August, but it wasn’...

September 21st, 2017 updated: September 21st, 2017. |  


Cagle: Some dude may have just affected a championship

Cagle: Some dude may have just affected a championship

Back in April, LPGA golfer Lexi Thompson was assessed a four-stroke penalty during the ANA Inspiration tournament for replacing her ball in an imprope...

September 21st, 2017 |  


’Spiderman’ favored in ManCup Top Fuel showdown

’Spiderman’ favored in ManCup Top Fuel showdown

ROCKINGHAM — Reigning series champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride (Newport News, Va.) will face an international field of 240 mile-an-...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Local Roundup: Hamlet volleyball downs Ellerbe

Local Roundup: Hamlet volleyball downs Ellerbe

Hamlet downs EllerbeHAMLET — Quston Leviner, a seventh grader, led the Hamlet Middle School volleyball team to victory over Ellerbe on Tuesday. ...

September 19th, 2017 updated: September 19th, 2017. |  


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LIFE


History class is beneficial

History class is beneficial

This year I ended up taking a U.S. government class that has turned out to be very helpful in comparison to past classes.Whenever there was a focus on...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Berrys win big at 4-H goat show

Berrys win big at 4-H goat show

If you were not at the Richmond County 4-H Goat Show on Saturday, you missed quite the event. Fifty youth from Hoke, Guilford, Iredell, Moore, Randolp...

September 13th, 2017 |  


RCC helps first-generation college student become ‘class act’

RCC helps first-generation college student become ‘class act’

HAMLET — Stephen McQueen made up his mind long before graduation that after high school he was done with school. Besides, he was graduating with...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Moonshine: Fast cars and white lightning

Moonshine: Fast cars and white lightning

Last week, we talked about the history of making moonshine and the first process of making the brew, which is fermentation in the mash barrel. As the ...

September 12th, 2017 |  


People and public profanity

People and public profanity

I was in line in Target not long ago and could not help but overhear the conversation of two people behind me. It wasn’t so much the topic of th...

September 7th, 2017 |  


Don’t stop believin’ in RCC

Don’t stop believin’ in RCC

HAMLET — The tribute band Classic Journey Live describes itself as presenting the nation’s most authentic Journey experience, and Richmond...

September 6th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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When the State tries the State, it wins
TAR HEEL VIEW: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

TAR HEEL VIEW: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Se...

September 20th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Thoughts on the ‘passing parade’ of events

LETTER: Thoughts on the ‘passing parade’ of events

To the editor:With apologies to the John Nesbitt and John Doremus shows of old, let’s explore some of the “passing parade” of recent...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Rolling back the warfare state

Rolling back the warfare state

Last week, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American p...

September 19th, 2017 |  


4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

4 books, 4 struggles for October reading

Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of Go...

September 18th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

TAR HEEL VIEW: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

For fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, the First Amendment’s freedom of association has been replaced with guilt by association.Thousands...

September 18th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 18th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Long-time employee buys Rockingham pawn shop

Long-time employee buys Rockingham pawn shop

ROCKINGHAM — Broad Street Jewelry and Loan at Broad Street Square in Rockingham has long been an established place to buy, sell and trade. Start...

July 24th, 2017 |  


New Hamlet dealership uses resources from RCC’s Small Business Center in start-up

New Hamlet dealership uses resources from RCC’s Small Business Center in start-up

HAMLET — Anthony Fuller decided to open Premier Auto Imports in downtown Hamlet after doing some research about the need for a foreign car deale...

July 21st, 2017 |  


New Rockingham businesses opening soon

New Rockingham businesses opening soon

ROCKINGHAM — The signs, they are signaling new businesses on the south side of Broad Avenue.A “fresh Mexican grill” is promised for ...

June 29th, 2017 |  


Baldwin completes FIC course

Baldwin completes FIC course

William S. Baldwin, of Hamlet, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation.The FIC title is...

June 26th, 2017 |  


BERRIES AND BARBECUE: Statewide exposure helps feed tourism in Richmond County

BERRIES AND BARBECUE: Statewide exposure helps feed tourism in Richmond County

In an area once known for textile mills and racing, two Richmond County businesses have recently garnered attention for how they please the palette.Pa...

June 2nd, 2017 updated: June 2nd, 2017. |  


Rockingham Coldwell Banker employees earn company honors

Rockingham Coldwell Banker employees earn company honors

ROCKINGHAM — Three Coldwell Banker employees in Richmond County recently received company honors.Debra Parsons of Rockingham, broker/owner with ...

May 31st, 2017 |