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 [email protected] or call 910-817-2675. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.

March 11

THE EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MEN’S CLUB will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The charge is $4 — all you can eat. A sweets and crafts sale will be held at the same time.

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 [email protected] 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.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE, DETACHMENT 1252 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Dobbins Insurance, 315 S. Long Street, Rockingham. All Marines and Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen are invited to attend. For more information, call Wayne McIntyre at 910-652-5591.

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.

HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will meet at 12:30 at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q.

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

VETERANS’ BREAKFAST will be served at 9 a.m. at the East Rockingham Senior Center for veterans 55 and older. Those planning to attend are asked to register by March 16 by calling 910-997-8332.

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

RICHMOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will hold its convention at 10 a.m. in the jury assembly room of the Richmond County Judicial Center in Rockingham. All Republican and unaffiliated voters are encouraged to attend. Congressman Robert Pittenger and state Sen. Tom McInnis are scheduled to be guest speakers. The party will also be appointing county delegates to the state convention.

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

INDUSTRIAL SHEET METAL/TRANE EMPLOYEE REUNION will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Highland Acres Church of God, 715 U.S. 74 East (across from Ollie’s.) Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish, but it is not necessary. A $5 cover charge will be used to cover rental and paper products.

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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