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Sisters to bike 220 miles in dialysis benefit ride

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HAMLET — Two young women are taking their pedaling skills across the country in September to raise money for DaVita Dialysis.Sisters Leann Stubbs and Ashleigh Arey will be heading to Oregon Sept. 13-17 for a 220-mile bike ride through the Willamette Valley for the eighth annual Tour DaVita.This will be Stubbs’ second year competing in the race and Arey’s first due to her just now turning 21 —the minimum age to participate. Stubbs got involved as a registered nurse with DaVita Dialysis in Hamlet and knew she could do some good as well as raise some money. She quickly got her sister involved as soon as she was eligible.

 

‘Superheroes’ honing their skills

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community Theatre is in the midst of a superhero takeover as it hosts its two-week Young People’s Theatre camp until Aug. 1.The 14 children in the camp are working on an original play about silly superheroes. The program will culminate in a final performance at 7 p.m. at Cole Plaza outside City Hall on Aug. 1. The performance is free and open to the public.The tuition fee includes 30 hours over two weeks with multiple arts teachers. Chil...

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College moves forward with fitness trail

HAMLET — Richmond Community College students, faculty and staff looking to incorporate some exercise into their daily routine on campus will soon have access to the Mary Ellen Kindley Fitness Trail.The future walking trail with fitness stations has been named in honor of the wife of longtime Rockingham Mayor G.R. Kindley, who has served as president of the RCC Foundation Board of Directors and co-chairman of the steering committee for the Forte Building expansion. The walking...

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Fundraiser planned for local firefighter

HOFFMAN — Firefighters and medics have scheduled an Aug. 9 fundraiser for a volunteer firefighter recovering from a brain tumor.Andy Sampson is a registered nurse in the operating room at Scotland Memorial Hospital, a paramedic and a volunteer firefighter. He woke up one morning with what he thought was a migraine and learned a brain tumor the size of a baseball was causing the intense pain.After a successful surgery to remove the tumor, he was on a ventilator for ...

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Sand Band to take stage tonight at Plaza Jam

ROCKINGHAM — The Sand Band will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today for the third concert in the 2014 Thursday Plaza Jam series held at Cole Plaza outside Rockingham City Hall.The Sand Band performed in Rockingham for the Plaza Jam in 2007, and Kim Williams, event coordinator for the city of Rockingham, lined up the group to return this year. The Sand Band plays all over North Carolina and recently performed in the village of Pinehurst before the U.S. Open golf championships...

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Leak Street fitness class brings ‘total transformation’

ROCKINGHAM — “The more you put in, the more you get out.”That’s the motto of Creeta Grace, a Richmond County resident who teaches a women’s fitness team that meets every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Leak Street High School gymnasium.Grace works at the FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness, where she teaches water aerobics. She also teaches a line-dancing class at the Hive Recreation Center in Rockingham an...

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Calverts celebrate 25th anniversary

David and Kimberly Reaves Calvert of Rockingham were...

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Evans and Brown married

Kathleen Julia Evans and Christopher Alan Brown were...

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