Town of Hoffman to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email William Toler at or call 910-817-2675. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

March 7

MARKS CREEK NO. 1 will hold its precinct meeting at 6 p.m. at the Dobbins Heights Community Center, 222 Earle Franklin Drive. Everyone in the precinct is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Angeline David at 910-206-3542.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRECINCT NO. 1, Rockingham, will meet at 7 p.m. at Browder Park. All Democrats in this precinct are asked to attend.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY ROCKINGHAM NO. 1 PRECINCT will meet at 7 p.m. at the Leak Street Education and Cultural Center.

March 8

MARKS CREEK NO. 2 PRECINCT will hold its annual precinct organizational meeting at the fellowship hall of Kingsgate Church in Hamlet at 4:30 p.m. All Democrats residing in the precinct are invited to attend.

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q.

March 9

MASONIC MEETING with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. will be held at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

BARBECUE PLATE SALE at the Rockingham Lions clubhouse will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., eat in or carry out. Plates ($7) include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, a roll and dessert. Orders of five or more plates made before 10 a.m. may be delivered. For more information, call 910-895-1112 or 910-331-7191.

CONNECTIONS FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM hosts a monthly support group for those with children who have behavioral or emotional challenges to share their experiences and learn from others. The group meets from 12 to 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building at 400 E. Washington St. in Rockingham. Lunch and materials are provided free. Contact Suzanne Maness at 910-627-1769, toll free (877) 211-5995, or by email at to register. Deadline to register is Monday, March 6.

March 12

THE CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT CHAPTER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENELOGICAL SOCIETYwill meet at 3 p.m. at the Vistors Center, 100 Main Street, Chesterfield, S.C. Guest speaker Sarah Spruill will discuss the Ellerbe family history and the reunion scheduled for March 25 in Cheraw. All meetings and research library are open to the public. For more information, call 843-623-2244, email or visit

March 13

EAST ROCKINGHAM MEN’S CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Rockingham Fire Department, 487 Airport Road, Rockingham. Visitors and new members welcome.

March 14

RICHMOND COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS will meet at 1 p.m. at Peking Wok and is seeking new members. If interested, call 910-434-1005.

RICHMOND COUNTY NAACP will meet at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 329 West Ave., Hamlet. All members are encouraged to attend and please bring all youth from your church. Everyone is invited to attend.

March 15

THE ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 will meet 11:30 a.m. at Henry’s Uptown Cafe.

March 16

THE RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will have voting of Delegates at Leath Memorial Library from 12 to 2 p.m. All members are encouraged to come out and vote.

March 18

COUNTRY BREAKFAST of 3 meats, eggs, grits, sausage gravy and homemade biscuits will be served from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee Methodist Church for $6 per plate. Proceeds go to Place of Grace, Walt and Randi Wood and other projects. Contact Brian Perry at 910-895-2148 for more information.

COMMUNITY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY will be held at Ashley Chapel AME Zion Church, 332 Mizpah Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing gently used clothes for men, women and children. For more information, call 910-334-8511.

March 23

MASONIC MEETING will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamlet Masonic Lodge No. 532, 307 Main St., Hamlet.

GREEN FIELDS SANDHILLS will present a solar farm meeting at the Moore County Ag Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, from 7 to 9 p.m. Andrew Branan, ag law attorney, and Tommy Cleveland, with the N.C. Clean Technology Association, providing information for landowners with an interest in leasing their land for solar farms, and for neighbors and communities to learn more about how solar farms impact farm land. Edgar Miller, with Conservation Trust of N.C., will discuss farmland preservation issues and options. The main focus of the evening will be answering questions and generating engaged discussion between our experts, speakers, and attendees. To register for the free event, visit

March 25

CONCERNED CITIZENS OF RICHMOND COUNTY will hold an Environmental Justice Rally at Dobbins Heights Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public — as well as choir, rap, mime and other groups — invited.

LADIES DAY OUT will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. Shop for unique items from vendors, pamper yourself with beauty services, try a mini-massage, a makeup touch-up or a new hair style. Enjoy edibles and entertainment. Admission is $3 at the door. First 50 ladies receive a goodie bag with surprises. For more information, call 910-331-9965 or visit

March 27

THE RICHMOND COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL will meet at noon at Sandhills Regional Medical Center. Possible speaker will be Region 6A Legislative Chair Pat Randall. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend.

March 29

VET CENTER will hold an open house at 1 p.m. at the Hamlet Public Library, 302. W. Main St., in commemoration of the 5oth anniversary of the Vietnam War

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