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Well, if you were in Spivey's Corner on Friday night and didn't care who won, you were more than likely at the most entertaining baseball game you will ever see. If you pulled for South Granville, you left with a huge sigh of relief. If you were a Raider, you were heartbroken.
It took 14 innings to decide who would go to the 2015 NCHSAA State Cham

Midway's stellar season ends in Eastern Championship thriller

Well, if you were in Spivey's Corner on Friday night and didn't care who won, you were more than likely at the most entertaining baseball game you will ever see. If you pulled for South Granville, you left with a huge sigh of relief. If you were a Raider, you were heartbroken. It took 14 innings to decide who would go to the 2015 NCHSAA State Cham

PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has been rated high performing in four areas used in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever ratings of Best Hospitals in Common Care.
The new ratings were determined during an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. FirstHealth Mo

U.S. News hospital rankings recognize FirstHealth

PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has been rated high performing in four areas used in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever ratings of Best Hospitals in Common Care. The new ratings were determined during an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. FirstHealth Mo

Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests • May 28 —James Dwight Fann, 68, of 2099 N. Salemburg Hwy., Salemburg, was charged with trespassing. Bond set at $500; court date is July 8

Midway and South Granville will need one more game to decide the champion of the East Region in the NCHSAA 2A Playoffs. After winning game one, the Raiders fell in Creedmoor against the hometown Vikings, 3-1 on Thursday evening.
Midway got a great pitching performance from Senior Ryan Lee. Lee walked no batters and allowed just 6 hits. His one mis

South Granville tops Midway in game two of Eastern Championship

Midway and South Granville will need one more game to decide the champion of the East Region in the NCHSAA 2A Playoffs. After winning game one, the Raiders fell in Creedmoor against the hometown Vikings, 3-1 on Thursday evening. Midway got a great pitching performance from Senior Ryan Lee. Lee walked no batters and allowed just 6 hits. His one mis

Linda Jewell-Carr, principal of Union Elementary School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal's Association (NCPAPA) in partnership with the North Carolina Department of

Local principal completes leadership program

Linda Jewell-Carr, principal of Union Elementary School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal's Association (NCPAPA) in partnership with the North Carolina Department of

Deadline for Hot Mamas softball signups set Tuesday

ELLERBE — Signups for the Hot Mamas softball league's 2015 season are continuing at Ellerbe Town Hall for individuals who want to join but do not have a team. The next coaches/captains' meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Millstone Community Building. This is the final meeting to enter a team into the league. Coaches should bring

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed in some detail ways couples can agree in writing what terms will apply if either party chooses to later separate or get a divorce. But what happens in cases where the parties do not have any agreed terms in writing — and more importantly, are not able to agree on any terms?
This week, let's cover c

When divorce gets messy, judges divide property

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed in some detail ways couples can agree in writing what terms will apply if either party chooses to later separate or get a divorce. But what happens in cases where the parties do not have any agreed terms in writing — and more importantly, are not able to agree on any terms? This week, let's cover c

Summer sport camps

Baseball camp slated for RSHS The annual Richmond Senior Baseball Camp for children 6 to 12 years of age is scheduled for June 15 to 17. The cost is $60 per child and includes a T-shirt. Each session will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Campers are responsible for bringing their own equipment — shoes, gloves and bats. The camp will be run by member

Last year I just knew someone would have written something about the June 6 anniversary of D-Day, and the 1944 allied attack on fortress Europe during World War II. It did not happen.
I did write a letter to the editor telling our veterans that I was sorry for not doing so myself , and I am still sorry for that inconsiderate non-mention of our vet

Stand up for our veterans

Last year I just knew someone would have written something about the June 6 anniversary of D-Day, and the 1944 allied attack on fortress Europe during World War II. It did not happen. I did write a letter to the editor telling our veterans that I was sorry for not doing so myself , and I am still sorry for that inconsiderate non-mention of our vet

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A large crowd joined members and staff of Swift Printing at 617 E. Broad Ave. in Rockingham Friday to celebrate and cut the ribbon for their new office. Speakers for the ceremony included Richmond County Chamber Board Chairman Brian Baucom, Commissioner Thad Ussery and co-owners Leondas Paul III and Leon Paul provided closing rem

Contributed photo A large crowd joined members and staff of Swift Printing at 617 E. Broad Ave. in Rockingham Friday to celebrate and cut the ribbon for their new office. Speakers for the ceremony included Richmond County Chamber Board Chairman Brian Baucom, Commissioner Thad Ussery and co-owners Leondas Paul III and Leon Paul provided closing rem

ROCKINGHAM — A former Food King employee is accused of pocketing $64,000, a nearly sixfold increase from the amount of money she says she admitted taking from the downtown grocery store.
Rebecca Lorran Richardson, 22, of 109 Greenfield Road in Hamlet, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of felony embezzlement. Rockingham police say in an arre

Police: Woman embezzled $64K

ROCKINGHAM — A former Food King employee is accused of pocketing $64,000, a nearly sixfold increase from the amount of money she says she admitted taking from the downtown grocery store. Rebecca Lorran Richardson, 22, of 109 Greenfield Road in Hamlet, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of felony embezzlement. Rockingham police say in an arre

ROCKINGHAM — Police say a woman punched, kicked, slapped and scratched an officer who questioned her after receiving a trespassing complaint.
Sharon Grant Hyatt, 46, of 264 Cabel Drive, is accused of attacking Officer D.R. Morton of the Rockingham Police Department late Wednesday night. Morton approached Hyatt at a home on the 100 block of B

Police: Woman attacked officer

ROCKINGHAM — Police say a woman punched, kicked, slapped and scratched an officer who questioned her after receiving a trespassing complaint. Sharon Grant Hyatt, 46, of 264 Cabel Drive, is accused of attacking Officer D.R. Morton of the Rockingham Police Department late Wednesday night. Morton approached Hyatt at a home on the 100 block of B

LUMBERTON — For the past quarter-century, Paul Hodges has been the baseball coach at Lumberton High School, transforming the Pirates into a top-tier program.
That journey officially came to an end on Thursday, when Hodges announced he was resigning as the head coach.
“It's tough, it's sad, but there are so many memories,” said H

Lumberton baseball coach resigns

LUMBERTON — For the past quarter-century, Paul Hodges has been the baseball coach at Lumberton High School, transforming the Pirates into a top-tier program. That journey officially came to an end on Thursday, when Hodges announced he was resigning as the head coach. “It's tough, it's sad, but there are so many memories,” said H

ROCKINGHAM — Two of Richmond County's biggest nonprofit fundraising efforts collected significantly less cash this year after netting large gains in 2014.
Rex Crouch Jr., who is in charge of the Ellerbe Lions Club lawnmower track as well as the Tossing for Taylor tournament benefiting the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation in honor of

Donations in decline?

ROCKINGHAM — Two of Richmond County's biggest nonprofit fundraising efforts collected significantly less cash this year after netting large gains in 2014. Rex Crouch Jr., who is in charge of the Ellerbe Lions Club lawnmower track as well as the Tossing for Taylor tournament benefiting the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation in honor of

Peterson, Boicesco among Sportsman Shootout winners

ROCKINGHAM — Brandon Peterson of Randleman prevented an outsider sweep of Friday's Sportsman Shootout by driving his 1995 Camaro to victory in the combined Super Stock-Stock category on the first day of NHRA Lucas Oil Series racing at Rockingham Dragway. Peterson shared the Friday podium with Tony Morris of Winter Garden, Florida, winner in

HAMLET — After 16 years as a city councilman, Pat Preslar says he will not seek re-election this fall, but he plans to stay involved in Hamlet as an active citizen alongside the 6,000 residents he has represented and served for the past decade and a half.
Preslar grew up on County Home Road just outside of Hamlet and joined the U.S. Army aft

Preslar reflects on life spent in public service

HAMLET — After 16 years as a city councilman, Pat Preslar says he will not seek re-election this fall, but he plans to stay involved in Hamlet as an active citizen alongside the 6,000 residents he has represented and served for the past decade and a half. Preslar grew up on County Home Road just outside of Hamlet and joined the U.S. Army aft

ROCKINGHAM — Lisa England wants “Geese Crossing” signs placed along East Broad Avenue near Richmond County Memorial Park and Mausoleum where large numbers of geese and a few ducks live around the pond on the property.
City officials referred her inquiry to N.C. Department of Transportation officials, who are reviewing the request

City resident seeks geese-crossing signs

ROCKINGHAM — Lisa England wants “Geese Crossing” signs placed along East Broad Avenue near Richmond County Memorial Park and Mausoleum where large numbers of geese and a few ducks live around the pond on the property. City officials referred her inquiry to N.C. Department of Transportation officials, who are reviewing the request

ROCKINGHAM — The Autism Society of North Carolina's Richmond County chapter will be hosting its fifth annual Strike Out Autism event from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 15 at Striker's Bowling Center.
Local residents can join the bowling event by registering in advance or coming to the event. The cost is $10 per person, $50 for a team of five and $50

Strike Out Autism set June 15

ROCKINGHAM — The Autism Society of North Carolina's Richmond County chapter will be hosting its fifth annual Strike Out Autism event from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 15 at Striker's Bowling Center. Local residents can join the bowling event by registering in advance or coming to the event. The cost is $10 per person, $50 for a team of five and $50

MOUNT GILEAD — To celebrate World Atlatl Day, local residents can test their survival skills at Town Creek Indian Mound's inaugural Archeaolympic Games from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6.
Contenders can try their hand at fire-making by bow-drill, demonstrate accuracy in throwing Atlatl spears or by playing a game of Chunky, and compete

Historical site hosts spear-throwing competition

MOUNT GILEAD — To celebrate World Atlatl Day, local residents can test their survival skills at Town Creek Indian Mound's inaugural Archeaolympic Games from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Contenders can try their hand at fire-making by bow-drill, demonstrate accuracy in throwing Atlatl spears or by playing a game of Chunky, and compete

Gov. Pat McCrory put pragmatism ahead of politics.
On Thursday afternoon, McCrory said he would block a bill allowing state officials to opt out of performing marriages due to a “sincerely held religious objection.”
In a prepared statement announcing the veto, the governor correctly pointed out that magistrates and deputy registers of

OUR VIEW McCrory right to veto opt-out for marriages

Gov. Pat McCrory put pragmatism ahead of politics. On Thursday afternoon, McCrory said he would block a bill allowing state officials to opt out of performing marriages due to a “sincerely held religious objection.” In a prepared statement announcing the veto, the governor correctly pointed out that magistrates and deputy registers of





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