NEWS


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LOCAL BRIEFS

Council approves moving expensesHAMLET — City Council members have voted 4-1 to give Jonathan Blanton $3,200 to cover expenses he incurred in ac...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Rockingham Pepsi plant closing in April

Rockingham Pepsi plant closing in April

ROCKINGHAM — About six warehouse workers stand to lose their jobs when the local Pepsi distribution plant shifts its operations nearer Interstat...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Edwards takes the oath at meeting

Edwards takes the oath at meeting

ROCKINGHAM — Anne Edwards was sworn in during Tuesday night’s city council meeting after being elected to a two-year term in November.She ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Busted pipes, water woes

Busted pipes, water woes

ROCKINGHAM — City street workers on Wednesday completed the final phase in fixing a Jan. 2 pipe failure which required them to dig a large hole ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Strawberries and sewer pipes top town talking points in Ellerbe

Strawberries and sewer pipes top town talking points in Ellerbe

ELLERBE — Residents have a host of issues to keep track of these days, from sweet to smelly. And most of them came up at this week’s Town ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


LOCAL BRIEFS: School make-up days announced, Toys for Tots update

School make-up days announcedHAMLET — With students missing three days of school because of snow and ice, Richmond County Schools Superintendent...

January 10th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Updated: 11:55 pm. |    
2018 looms as ‘Year of the Bracket Racer’
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SPORTS BRIEFS: Ingram named to 1st Pro Bowl
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. |  


UGA playing in title game ‘really nostalgic’ for Till

UGA playing in title game ‘really nostalgic’ for Till

ROCKINGHAM — As he watched his alma mater prepare for the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Alabama on Monday night, B...

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


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LIFE


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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 |  


FirstHealth recognized for quality in bariatric surgery

FirstHealth recognized for quality in bariatric surgery

PINEHURST — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has recognized FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Center+ for ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Snow days and ‘Dynasty’

Snow days and ‘Dynasty’

A lot of us in my part of the state got hammered by a winter storm last week. This part of the country is unaccustomed to ice and snow and because of ...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Law enforcement training program begins Feb. 5

Law enforcement training program begins Feb. 5

HAMLET — Richmond Community College will offer its Basic Law Enforcement Training as an evening program this spring semester. Training begins Fe...

January 11th, 2018 |  


The Warlock of the Pee Dee River

The Warlock of the Pee Dee River

In the years before the white settlers moved into the new county of Anson, the red man ruled. A tribe named the Siouan ran out the Muskogian tribe who...

January 9th, 2018 |  


OPINION


A tale of two Americas

A tale of two Americas

This is the tale of two Americas, where the rich get richer and the poor go to jail.Aided and abetted by the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions &...

January 11th, 2018 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Independent panel needed to draw new district maps

TAR HEEL VIEW: Independent panel needed to draw new district maps

The General Assembly, which is controlled by Republicans, has a little less than two weeks to redraw maps that are used to elect U.S. House of Represe...

January 11th, 2018 |  


The storm forming for 2018 elections

The storm forming for 2018 elections

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to understand that the gathering storm clouds are threatening the 2018 elections. The high-pressure system ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


‘Fire and fury’: A tale of 2 Trump lawsuits

‘Fire and fury’: A tale of 2 Trump lawsuits

Two days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States, a former contestant on his reality TV show, “The Apprentice...

January 10th, 2018 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: State needs law to restore student press freedom

TAR HEEL VIEW: State needs law to restore student press freedom

Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein learned journalism fundamentals at his high school newspaper. But today’s teenage scribes are more likely ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


LETTER: While laws need revising, immigration not a threat

LETTER: While laws need revising, immigration not a threat

To the editor:Many immigrant workers, documented or not, perform the jobs that Americans are not willing to do. Jobs like harvesting crops or processi...

January 9th, 2018 updated: January 9th, 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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