ROCKINGHAM — A crew of 14 paddled down Hitchcock Creek in the Saturday morning rain as the Rockingham Fire Department trained for water rescues. Fire Chief Harold Isler said the training gets his squad used to the kayaks and to the creek, adding that an emergency situation is not the best time to be out there for the first time. “We a
ROCKINGHAM — After the game Katie Satterfield talked to her dad, Cory, on the phone to give him the good news. Satterfield told him she had just connected on a walk-off two-run home run to lift Richmond Senior to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Whiteville Saturday afternoon. Satterfield lifted the 3-1 pitch over the left-center field wa
CORDOVA — Cosmo Lafave had two reasons to cross the finish line. Saturday's fourth annual Cordova 5K raised money for in-house field trips at the special-needs Cordova School, where his 5½-year-old twin sons, Maddox and Mason, are in pre-kindergarten. “The community has always been great with me and my family,” Lafave said.
ROCKINGHAM — A soggy Saturday held down foot traffic but couldn't dampen vendors' spirits as the Rockingham Farmers' Market opened its 2015 season on Harrington Square. Mitchell Barbare of Rockingham made his farmers' market debut, selling handcrafted birdhouses, bird feeders, squirrel feeders, rabbit traps and other wooden crafts. The farm
ROCKINGHAM — Quick Copy closed on March 31 and with it, Leon Paul III saw an opportunity to fill a void. Nine days later, Swift Printing was born. Paul, 29, was born in Arizona, the son of an Air Force man. Although his dad is originally from Richmond County, Paul didn't make his way back to county until the death of his grandfather in 1991.
Any additional funds a school can receive are greatly appreciated. Local elementary school principal Jan Smith was one of those giving thanks late this week when a local retail store made a sizeable donation. Brad Shook, manager at the local Belk, presented Smith and L.C. Kerr School with nearly $4,000 to assist the school in educating students.
ROCKINGHAM — Major League Baseball players have access to some of the best doctors in the world. So when they have an injury, they receive the very best medical care that money can buy. The same can't be said for every child playing baseball, softball or any other sport across the country. Because of this, the Chicago White Sox team physica
First it was Ryan Lee. The Midway Raiders got a huge night from their pitching staff in the double-header with Pender on Friday, and game one belonged to Lee. Lee pitched the complete 5 innings, shortened for the double-header from seven innings, and allowed no hits, walks or runs in the shutout win. He struck out 6 batters in a dominant performanc
Emily Valenti watched as fast-talking auctioneer Jeff Byrd chanted prices to a large audience inside Clinton High School's atrium Thursday. Swiftly, her painting, was sold for $160. “I feel pretty confident about painting now becuase I'm usually not the best at it,” Emily said about her work, which took about two months to complete.
Roseboro Salemburg Middle School students were honored for academic and character achievement on April 24,. During the program, the students were recognized for various achievements during the third nine-week grading period. The following awards were presented. Honor Roll, students must have an “A” or “B” in each class. P
CORDOVA — One week following a bikers' benefit ride, supporters of a school for special-needs children will again be hitting the pavement — this time on foot. The fourth annual Cordova 5K kicks off at 8 a.m. with participants running, walking or wheeling to the finish line. Cordova School Principal Ellen Mabe said Friday that there we
LAURINBURG — Charges are pending for a Laurinburg man who caused a Tuesday night crash that killed a 68-year-old, according to 1st Sgt. Joheliah Wilson of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Jimmy Ellison, of Laurinburg, died Tuesday night at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, four hours after his vehicle was hit head-on by Omar Hoskins, Wilson sai
PINEHURST — Two people died Friday night and a third person was injured after a car crashed into a tree during a police chase in Moore County, authorities said. According to authorities, a Pinehurst police officer tried stopping a vehicle at about 9 p.m. on Juniper Lake Road near U.S. Highway 15-501. The driver, however, did not pull over a
ROCKINGHAM — Lisa Knight, the unit director of Bojangles' in Rockingham, has been named among 16 finalists for Bojangles' ShowBo Awards out of managers for more than 250 company-owned restaurants. Knight has been a Bojangles' team member for more than 24 years and is now in the running to be crowned one of Bojangles' top restaurant operators
LUMBERTON — The second time wasn't as easy as the first one. Just five days removed from beating Lumberton 12-0 in 59 minutes, things were a little more difficult for the Richmond Senior softball team. The Raiders outlasted the Pirates 5-3 Thursday night to remain undefeated in Southeastern Conference play. Richmond is now 15-2 on the seaso