List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2014

County’s budget balancing act an ‘unsustainable approach’

County’s budget balancing act an ‘unsustainable approach’

* Draft budget eliminates furlough days for county workers * 5 % water rate hike proposed By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Download draft budget (PDF) ROCKINGHAM — Rick Sago, county manager… Read more »

Singing in the Sandhills contest, concert set for November

Singing in the Sandhills contest, concert set for November

A father-son duo plans to bring a gospel singing competition to Richmond County this year. Leon Paul Jr. and Leon Paul III, of Luap Studios in Rockingham, will stage “Singing… Read more »

Fighting for ‘a place where cancer does not exist’

Fighting for ‘a place where cancer does not exist’

Richmond County unites to celebrate, remember, renew the fight at Relay for Life By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Photo gallery – 450 photos, please download for free HAMLET — For some,… Read more »

Shooting suspect due in court Monday

Shooting suspect due in court Monday

McDonald charged with two counts attempted murder in February shooting of two women By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — He argued. He fired off at least 13 rounds of a… Read more »

Commissioner Maske resigns

Commissioner Maske resigns

Tenure to end at 36 years; the decision ‘sort of broke his heart,’ says wife By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Read Commissioner Maske’s resignation letter Richmond County Commissioner Jimmy L. Maske… Read more »

Hamlet council to provide sewer tap for Juanita Ave. resident

Hamlet council to provide sewer tap for Juanita Ave. resident

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com See for yourself — minutes from 1994 meetings HAMLET — During a May 21 budget work session, Hamlet City Council members voted to have city attorney T.C. Morphis Jr…. Read more »

16 vie for Hamlet police chief’s job

16 vie for Hamlet police chief’s job

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Acting City Manager Tammy Kirkley said the city has received 16 applications for the position of chief, as current Chief Amery Griffin is… Read more »

The Farm Bill: What farmers need to know

The Farm Bill: What farmers need to know

WASHINGTON D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision… Read more »

Chamber golf scramble cures ‘spring fever’

Chamber golf scramble cures ‘spring fever’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Seventy-two of the 144 golfers registered for the 9th annual Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Scramble teed off at 8 a.m. Friday morning… Read more »

The one place kids still play outside

The one place kids still play outside

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can’t because of (fill in the blank): crime, creeps, traffic, tennis lessons, homework, no one else… Read more »

Social media seminar a big hit with small group

Social media seminar a big hit with small group

Staff report HAMLET — The turnout was small. The impact was big. Theron Harrington and Kevin Spradlin both walked away from a three-hour “How to set goals for social media… Read more »

The annual Thompson Reunion

The annual Thompson Reunion

Every third Sunday in October during the 1950s and ’60s, my family and I would go the Thompson Reunion out from Mount Gilead. It was held at a small Baptist church of… Read more »

Top-up weather; flood advisory issued

Top-up weather; flood advisory issued

T-storms, hail cause power outages; rainfall could last through 3 a.m. Friday By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — The rain and dime-sized hail came, fast and furious, shortly before 4 p.m…. Read more »

Paving project slows Hamlet traffic

Paving project slows Hamlet traffic

Staff report HAMLET — Traffic was slow-going through Hamlet today along State Route 177 and Highway Business 74 as workers put new asphalt down on 177 mid-Thursday morning. The standard… Read more »

Modernizing Memorial Day

Modernizing Memorial Day

Whoever made the decision to open the National September 11 Memorial Museum just a few days before Memorial Day was both bold and intuitive. The theme of remembrance unites both… Read more »

Ninth Grade Academy presents murder-mystery ‘whodunnit’

Ninth Grade Academy presents murder-mystery ‘whodunnit’

Craven: Students ‘love that forensics stuff’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Video presentation: Part One – Two – Three – Four – Five – Six – Seven – Eight – Nine… Read more »

City’s new fire chief has big shoes to fill

City’s new fire chief has big shoes to fill

Morris: City staff make being mayor “the best job I’ve ever had” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Harold Isler must have felt like the new kid on the block, and… Read more »

Retired astronaut to wrap up CIS end-of-year program

Retired astronaut to wrap up CIS end-of-year program

CIS hoping to “pack it out” at end-of-year program on June 10 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com When politicians of a certain level need help, they can call in the Army, Navy,… Read more »

Vets claim VA reneging on travel reimbursement

Vets claim VA reneging on travel reimbursement

Hudson: Protecting vets our ‘most sacred obligation,’ calls on Shinseki to resign By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — U.S. Representative Richard Hudson told a veteran-friendly crowd on Saturday at the… Read more »

Crump: City residents will pay to dump construction debris

Crump: City residents will pay to dump construction debris

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — City Manager Monty Crump said Wednesday morning during the city’s annual retreat to Rotary Lodge at Hinson Lake that city residents soon will… Read more »

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