National NAACP march to pass through Richmond County

National NAACP march to pass through Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — As part of a rally for voting rights, national NAACP leaders will make their way through Richmond County over the weekend on their ...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Son guilty in parents’ deaths

Son guilty in parents’ deaths

ROCKINGHAM — Three and a half years after deputies say he shot his parents to death, an Ellerbe man has pleaded guilty.Clad in an orange jumpsui...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Pastor Richardson goes to Raleigh

Pastor Richardson goes to Raleigh

Contributed photoPastor and Mrs. Gary Richardson of New Life Church are pictured with state Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, in the North Carolina Senate...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Nominees sought for drug prevention awards

Nominees sought for drug prevention awards

ROCKINGHAM — A local nonprofit is looking for input on Richmond County’s top cops.Alcohol and Drug Services is planning to honor law enfor...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Sniffing out a meth lab

Sniffing out a meth lab

ROCKINGHAM — As meth cooks trend toward manufacturing their caustic cocktails using the one-pot, or “shake-and-bake,” method, a lab ...

August 22nd, 2015 |  


Steel Wheels honor Sgt. Taylor’s memory

Steel Wheels honor Sgt. Taylor’s memory

Contributed photoMark Richardson, chaplain of the Steel Wheels Riding Club, presents a $200 check to Richmond County Crime Stoppers coordinator Doroth...

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  


Backpack giveaway a success

Backpack giveaway a success

ROCKINGHAM — Students quickly snatched up all 500 of the bookbags during Friday’s Stuff the Bus event in front of Walmart that was origina...

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 22nd, 2015. |  


Watson named top teacher

Watson named top teacher

HAMLET — Joy Watson, named Richmond County Schools’ Teacher of the Year Thursday afternoon, crossed the Cole Auditorium stage to receive her plaqu...

August 20th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |  


Think before you ink: Health officials stress tattoo safety

Think before you ink: Health officials stress tattoo safety

ROCKINGHAM — Tattoos can be a means of artistic self-expression, can make someone feel like part of a group with a special symbol or be the resu...

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |  


Rep. Hudson: Duke plant a model for energy efficiency

Rep. Hudson: Duke plant a model for energy efficiency

HAMLET — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson toured Duke Energy’s Sherwood H. Smith Jr. Energy Complex Wednesday morning for an up-close and personal...

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 20th, 2015. |