NEWS


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White north, wet south
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Slow start to second snow
Students tasked to contemplate their ‘life’s blueprint’

Students tasked to contemplate their ‘life’s blueprint’

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Project R.E.B.I.U.L.D. held a screening for children and teenagers of Richmond County on Monday of a lesser-known, though no l...

January 15th, 2018 |  


ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County residents marched down East Washington Street in remembrance of the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Goodwin: The struggle for unity continues

Goodwin: The struggle for unity continues

ELLERBE — With a little bit of fury and a whole lot of fire, homeboy and N.C. Democratic Party leader Wayne Goodwin on Monday delivered a plea f...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Nursing home on ‘fire watch’

Nursing home on ‘fire watch’

HAMLET — Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has been on 24-hour “fire watch” for several days as the result of spri...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Special Forces candidates prepare for Robin Sage

LAURINBURG – Special Forces Units will be invading Richmond County later this month when Special Forces trainees complete their instruction at C...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Richmond County churches implement security measures to keep congregants safe

Richmond County churches implement security measures to keep congregants safe

ROCKINGHAM — Mass shootings have become a frequent occurrence in American society over recent years and, following a recent string of attacks at...

January 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Richmond still trying to find identity under Pettigrew
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2018 looms as ‘Year of the Bracket Racer’
SPORTS BRIEFS: Ingram named to 1st Pro Bowl

SPORTS BRIEFS: Ingram named to 1st Pro Bowl

Ingram named to 1st Pro BowlLOS ANGELES — Melvin Ingram was selected to his first-career NFL Pro Bowl earlier this week.Ingram, a defensive end ...

January 13th, 2018 updated: January 13th, 2018. |  


Sisters. Best friends. Teammates.

Sisters. Best friends. Teammates.

ROCKINGHAM — Mary, Rachel and Anna Smith are fully aware of, and appreciate, the opportunity they have to play basketball together at Temple Chr...

January 13th, 2018 updated: January 13th, 2018. |  


Richmond splits with rival Scotland

Richmond splits with rival Scotland

LAURINBURG — The Richmond girls basketball team didn’t panic when Scotland made a late-game run and was able to hold on for its second con...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Richmond wrestling ‘outmatched’ on home floor

Richmond wrestling ‘outmatched’ on home floor

ROCKINGHAM — Head coach Earl Nicholson and the Richmond wrestling team recently “cleaned house” over the last month and it showed in...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Miller decommits from JMU, verbally commits to Columbia

Miller decommits from JMU, verbally commits to Columbia

ROCKINGHAM — Dante Miller is headed to the Ivy League instead.Thursday evening, Miller confirmed that he recently decommitted from James Madison...

January 12th, 2018 updated: January 12th, 2018. |  


Raiders can’t capitalize, fall to Seventy-First

Raiders can’t capitalize, fall to Seventy-First

ROCKINGHAM — A handful of missed free throws, courtesy of Seventy-First, kept the Raiders within striking distance late in fourth quarter of Wed...

January 10th, 2018 updated: January 10th, 2018. |  


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LIFE


McLeod Health offers clinic to treat sleep disorders

FLORENCE, S.C. — As part of a continued commitment to patients from the Midlands to the coast, McLeod Regional Medical Center has established th...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Free RCC seminar will show how to improve credit score

HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free seminar on Thursday, Jan. 25, on how to increase your cred...

January 12th, 2018 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarr...

January 12th, 2018 |  


St. John Missionary Baptist celebrates 107 years

St. John Missionary Baptist celebrates 107 years

The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays for publication the next Saturday. To have your event listed, email Christine S. Carroll at christi...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Mcleod offers clinic to treat sleep disorders

FLORENCE, S.C. — As part of a continued commitment to patients from the Midlands to the coast, McLeod Regional Medical Center has established th...

January 12th, 2018 |  


OPINION


LETTER: We never know when we’ll need foreign help

LETTER: We never know when we’ll need foreign help

To the editor:Long time sports fans understand the concept of “bulletin board material.” A team is publicly disrespected, or “trashe...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Earmarks are not the problem

Earmarks are not the problem

Last week, President Trump urged Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to direct how federal agencies spend taxpayer dollars. Ironically, ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Cafe? No way. Call sweepstakes centers what they really are

TAR HEEL VIEW: Cafe? No way. Call sweepstakes centers what they really are

They’re as popular as they are controversial, they’re growing like kudzu in eastern North Carolina and local governments struggling to reg...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Medicaid work rules are needed

Medicaid work rules are needed

If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community...

January 15th, 2018 |  


‘The Great Gatsby’ in an African-American family story

‘The Great Gatsby’ in an African-American family story

Sometimes fiction is a better teacher than history books or newspaper columns.A powerful new novel set in Pinewood, North Carolina, a fictional modern...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 15th, 2018. |  


Politicians’ settlement slush fund

Politicians’ settlement slush fund

In the past, I have written that it was time to drain the swamp. I was so wrong to have written those words. We don’t need to drain the swamp, w...

January 12th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


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Helms back in business
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Helms to reopen soon
Home decorator turns to retail

Home decorator turns to retail

ROCKINGHAM — One of Richmond County’s own will realize a vision she put on hold for more than two decades on Oct. 3 when Christie’s ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


New Rockingham business hopes to clean up

New Rockingham business hopes to clean up

ROCKINGHAM — With any luck, Reese Bostic will become a household name. Or, at least the “Reese” part.An instructor at Richmond Commu...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Rockingham native Morgan Denham wins advertising award

Rockingham native Morgan Denham wins advertising award

WILMINGTON — Morgan Denham, a Rockingham native, recently earned a bronze Healthcare Advertising Award for excellence in social media. The award...

July 27th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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