List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2014

West Rockingham Elementary Honor Roll

West Rockingham Elementary Honor Roll

West Rockingham Elementary School recently released its Honor Roll list for the fifth six-week academic period, which concluded April 29. A Honor Roll Third Grade: Kayleigh Leviner, Joydan Styles, Edriana Davis,… Read more »

Police log: Secure your TV sets

Police log: Secure your TV sets

These cases are presented to you as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any information on any of these incidents, please call the Richmond County Sheriff’s… Read more »

Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

Someone recently said I strike her as a mom who “has it together.” When I finished laughing, I told her I, in fact, do not have a clue what I… Read more »

Preppy Possum painters: ‘Find your passion’

Preppy Possum painters: ‘Find your passion’

  Artist Nikki Cherry, husband Andy Crofoot guide students through painting, from start to finish By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — With a firm shaking of her head, India Sturdivant… Read more »

McLaurin votes to keep fracking moratorium in place

McLaurin votes to keep fracking moratorium in place

* McLaurin: ‘Companies can extract natural gas from your land if a majority of your neighbors approve it’ * Senate again votes to lift moratorium Today, Sen. Gene McLaurin (D-Richmond)… Read more »

Hamlet man waiting 20 years for money from city

Hamlet man waiting 20 years for money from city

Martin seeks $1,207 for Donald Quick; Quick says city owes him more than $4,000 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Wednesday night’s City Council budget work session might not have… Read more »

Obituary: Hattie Bell Watkins

Obituary: Hattie Bell Watkins

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Mrs. Hattie Bell Cashion Watkins, 98, of Rockingham, died at Rockingham Manor on May 21, 2014. She was born in Iredell County on February 2, 1916, a… Read more »

Detention officer suspected of sexual contact with inmate

Detention officer suspected of sexual contact with inmate

Clemmons: ‘If I let somebody go, it’s pretty bad’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — A detention officer at Richmond County Jail has been fired after Sheriff James Clemmons Jr…. Read more »

NC crops growing stronger than the farms themselves

NC crops growing stronger than the farms themselves

USDA figures show NC lost 2,700 farms from 2007 to 2012 By Stephanie Carroll Carson Public News Service-NC WEST JEFFERSON — Locally grown fruits and vegetables are beginning to make an appearance… Read more »

Sunday ride with Mama

Sunday ride with Mama

I wanted to go for a ride,  just to get out and cruise the back roads I haven’t been on in a long time. Mama, and brother Will, both wanted… Read more »

Hamlet budget ‘a hot mess’

Hamlet budget ‘a hot mess’

City’s FY 2015 budget balanced by $821,720 from fund balance Mayor questions $55,500 to library By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — On June 10, Mayor Bill Bayless and the City… Read more »

Hamlet names interim police chief

Hamlet names interim police chief

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Acting City Manager Tammy Kirkley on Wednesday appointed Hamlet Police Capt. Rodney Tucker to the position of interim chief in the wake of… Read more »

One injured in two-car crash on Long Drive

One injured in two-car crash on Long Drive

 Two toddlers also transported from scene By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — One woman and two toddlers were transported by Cordova Fire & Rescue to nearby FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital Wednesday… Read more »

Mineral Springs Elementary Honor Roll

Mineral Springs Elementary Honor Roll

Mineral Springs Elementary School in Ellerbe recently released its Honor Roll list for the fifth six-week academic period, which concluded April 29. A Honor Roll Third Grade: Diezel Green, Yuliana… Read more »

Coward steals bike cart, guitar from Scuba Steve

Coward steals bike cart, guitar from Scuba Steve

Police seek public’s help in finding thief By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Everyone knows him. He’s as much of a Richmond County staple as the Rankin Museum, the Seaboard… Read more »

Rockingham proposed 2014-15 budget features no tax increase

Rockingham proposed 2014-15 budget features no tax increase

Draft includes 3 percent COLA increase for all 131 employees By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — City Manager Monty Crump said the primary goal of the draft 2014-15 budget is… Read more »

The walking catfish

The walking catfish

I was raised in Richmond County, not far from the Pee Dee River. Seems like all I ever did besides going to school was to work on the farm, mow… Read more »

Gordon wins Crime Stoppers poster contest

Gordon wins Crime Stoppers poster contest

Three students have been selected as winners in the Richmond County Crime Stoppers Poster Contest. Each year, students are encouraged to create original artwork displaying the Crime Stoppers phone number and slogan.  This… Read more »

RMS band, choirs rock the house

RMS band, choirs rock the house

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — The streets around Rockingham Middle School were packed with family and friends of Rockingham Middle School students for the 2014 Spring Concert held Tuesday evening inside… Read more »

Fidelity Bank to close downtown Rockingham office

Fidelity Bank to close downtown Rockingham office

 New branch to be at site of former Rockingham Fish Camp By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Fidelity Bank will close its downtown Rockingham branch in Spring 2015 and reopen… Read more »

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