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Richmond Pines’ future in doubt

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ROCKINGHAM — Once again, Richmond Pines Golf Course faces an uncertain future.After being re-opened 14 months ago by Anna and Burl Rose, Richmond Pines is set to close its doors on Sept. 30. The course went into foreclosure in the fall of 2011 and was purchased by Craig McNeill of McNeill & Associates Realty Company in January 2012.Since April of last year, the Roses have been leasing the property on U.S. 1.Anna Rose said the monthly expenses for running the course were roughly $30,000. That figure included rent, utilities, insurance, lease payments on the golf carts and maintenance vehicles as well as salaries.


Pinecrest wins SEC match

ROCKINGHAM — Pinecrest found itself once again atop the conference leaderboard.The Patriots posted the best team score for the third time in four Southeastern Conference matches Tuesday afternoon at Richmond Pines.Pinecrest had a 342, besting Richmond by 28 shots. Purnell Swett was third at 390 just edging Hoke by six strokes. Scotland was fifth at 413 and Lumberton had a team score of 441.Cassie McFayden led the way for the Raiders, firing an 88. Cassie...

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Richmond sweeps Purnell Swett

ROCKINGHAM — Bre McKinnon and her teammates know where they stand in the conference.And they don’t have any plan on slipping out of contention for one of the automatic berths into the 4A state playoffs.Richmond Senior took another step toward its postseason dreams with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-14 victory over Purnell Swett Tuesday night. The Raiders improve to 9-9 overall and 5-2 in the Southeastern Conference. The Rams fall to 1-6 in league play.“...

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Raiders moving up the AP poll

ROCKINGHAM — Despite the two teams ranked ahead of it last week were victorious, Richmond Senior climbed two spots in the Associated Press Top 10 poll.The Raiders (6-0) jumped to third this week and once again grabbed five first-place votes. Butler, which was ranked third, dropped to fourth. Dudley slid from fourth to fifth.New Bern displaced Mallard Creek from the top spot, garnering six first-place ballots. The Mavericks received four first-place votes....

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All-Chevy show set for ‘The Rock’The Super Chevy Show at Rockingham Dragway is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. The event will feature all GM drag races, a car show and a swap meet. The show will feature jet-powered 1941 Willys, the world’s fastest wheel-stander and pro mods. Daily admission is $20 for adults and children under 12 are $5. Daily activities begin at the track at 10 a.m. For information, contact the dragway at 910-582-3400 or visit www.rockingham...

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Raiders post another shutout

ROCKINGHAM — While he and Cory Smith will receive most of the credit, Richmond Senior goalkeeper Joseph Griffith is quick to give praise to his teammates.“Our defense is playing great,” Griffith said. “Those four played travel ball together and they have some chemistry. Cory and I have it easy back there. The shots that do get through aren’t some crazy shots.”Griffith didn’t have to make any spectacular saves to post the teamR...

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SEC goes undefeated in Week 6

ROCKINGHAM — It was a undefeated week for the Southeastern Conference football teams.The four conference teams in action last week pulled out victories. Richmond Senior and Pinecrest kept their perfect records intact, while Purnell Swett improved its mark to .500. And Lumberton moved two games above .500.Those four schools will be off this weekend before opening league play Oct. 10.Hoke and Scotland enjoyed their open dates and will return to action Frid...

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Richmond edges North Moore

Staff reportROBBINS — The Richmond Senior soccer team rallied from a one-goal halftime deficit to improve to 8-1 on the season.Jory Smith found the back of the net to lift Richmond to a 2-1 victory over North Moore Saturday afternoon. Andrew Balzer assisted on the goal.Sergio Chaparro scored the game-tying goal off an assist by Johnny Juarez for the Raiders.Richmond is scheduled to return to action 7 p.m. Monday against Southeastern Conference...

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Raiders defeat Bearcats, 42-6

ROCKINGHAM — Despite Richmond’s lax offense versus Anson Friday night, the Raiders still managed to pull off a 42-6 victory over the Bearcats.The game was Richmond Senior High’s Homecoming game and gives the Raiders a 6-0 record, while the Bearcats drop to 1-5 overall.The contest was marred by a scuffle following a Richmond kickoff with 3:32 remaining in the third quarter. Three Anson players were kicked out of the contest.“They were ej...

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Pirates sweep Raiders in tennis

ROCKINGHAM — Even though her team is still searching for its first win this season, Richmond Senior coach Allie Goodman is keeping a positive attitude.Lumberton handed Richmond its ninth straight loss this season and 13th dating back to last season in a 9-0 victory Thursday afternoon. The Raiders are now 0-9 this year and 0-7 in the Southeastern Conference.“In this match, I let the people who haven’t had a chance get a chance,” Goodman said. ̶...

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Raiders, Bearcats set for annual clash

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior football coach Paul Hoggard just wants to get through this week as quickly as possible.For years he has worried about the festivities surrounding homecoming and the distractions it could cause his team. Now you have to include the possible letdown from knocking off previously undefeated and top-ranked Butler on Saturday.

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Southern Lee takes down Richmond in 5

ROCKINGHAM — It was not the way Richmond Senior wanted to head back in Southeastern Conference play.But coach Shellie Wimpey believes it will serve as motivation.Southern Lee avenged a loss to Richmond earlier this season with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-25, 15-10 victory Wednesday night at Raider Gymnasium.“I think we will come out fired up tomorrow,” Wimpey said. “I looked at the girls’ faces and they are mad about it. I know we w...

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