List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2014

RDC votes to put one-way traffic issue on back burner

RDC votes to put one-way traffic issue on back burner

Members cite opposition from city staff By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — At the urging of member Neal Cadieu, the Rockingham Downtown Corporation met early Tuesday afternoon and opted to… Read more »

Construction ‘on schedule’ for new restaurant

Construction ‘on schedule’ for new restaurant

Rumors quelled: No restaurant inked to deal By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no designated restaurant inked to an agreement to open up… Read more »

The Fault in Our Stars: A modern love story

The Fault in Our Stars: A modern love story

The Fault in Our Stars is a GREAT book. Written by John Green, the book has been turned into a movie that hits theaters on June 6. Shailene Woodley, the… Read more »

RCC to build Mary Ellen Kindley Fitness Trail

RCC to build Mary Ellen Kindley Fitness Trail

RCC, Richmond County Schools to expand Early College High School program  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community College is putting its best foot forward to embrace the next… Read more »

Horses, crime and the DMV

Horses, crime and the DMV

Bizarrely enough, I am back at my desk while it is still daylight outside and my blood pressure registers in the three figures, and I have not gored a red-hot… Read more »

McInnis family, city reach deal on land near Greenway

McInnis family, city reach deal on land near Greenway

Transaction preserves public access to Greenway at Love Lane By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Never let it be said that Richard McInnis can’t see the big picture. He does —… Read more »

Robbins sworn in as NC attorney

Robbins sworn in as NC attorney

Former Rockingham resident Thomas “Thom” Robbins was recently sworn into the state bar before a three-judge panel at the North Carolina Court of Appeals in Raleigh. The Honorable Judge Wanda… Read more »

Hamlet man charged with intent to kill

Hamlet man charged with intent to kill

Staff report A 39-year-old Hamlet man has been charged with 12 counts, five of which include assault with a deadline weapon with an intent to kill and inflicting serious injury,… Read more »

Teen shooting suspect arrested

Teen shooting suspect arrested

Staff report Richmond County sheriff’s deputies managed to catch up with 17-year-old Jacob Trey McKenzie, of Minturn Avenue in Hamlet, three days after he was named as a suspect in… Read more »

Traffic disrupted: Torch Run builds Special Olympics awareness

Traffic disrupted: Torch Run builds Special Olympics awareness

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Photo gallery – more than 950 photos – download for free RICHMOND COUNTY — Motorists from the R.W. Goodman bridge over the Pee Dee River at… Read more »

Hamlet Opera House: ‘We need the community’s support’

Hamlet Opera House: ‘We need the community’s support’

Effort to restore 102-year-old building now underway Photo tour By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Earlier this month, Miranda Chavis asked Hamlet Mayor Bill Bayless and City Council members to… Read more »

SUV crashes into Hamlet gas station

SUV crashes into Hamlet gas station

Store to be shut down 7-10 days By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — One motorist passing by the scene of an SUV that had crashed into the Shell station along… Read more »

How I bought my first car

How I bought my first car

In the summer of 1955, I worked in tobacco but also my uncle started building a new store for what was then Outside Furniture Company. He hired my first cousin,… Read more »

‘That hill is brutal’

‘That hill is brutal’

 Mangum Track Club holds initiation run By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video gallery – more than 950 photos – download for free! ELLERBE — Entering Saturday morning, the Mangum Track… Read more »

Maintaining support

Maintaining support

Bethel Baptist Church members work to preserve historic building By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ELLERBE — A building dating back to 1845 is expected to remain the home of a congregation… Read more »

Play ball! Hamlet youth baseball tees up

Play ball! Hamlet youth baseball tees up

Opening Day for youth 9-12 is Saturday By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Photo gallery – more than 650 photos – download for free! HAMLET — It wasn’t about turning a double… Read more »

Wonderfully deceptive superfood marketing

Wonderfully deceptive superfood marketing

By Jill Richardson Columnist The new comedy show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver included a well-deserved riff on the food industry in its first episode. Oliver, who you might know from his work… Read more »

Mayor, dignitaries honor ‘h-e-r-o’ police officers

Mayor, dignitaries honor ‘h-e-r-o’ police officers

Dozens gather at Richmond County Courthouse for annual observance By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Video 1 – A Police Officer’s Prayer by Deputy Brandon Fuller Video 2 – 21-gun salute and… Read more »

Kelly, Long to wed in August

Kelly, Long to wed in August

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Kelly of Rockingham announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Kaitlin Elisabeth Kelly to Derek Ryan Long, son of Ms. Lisa Long of Rockingham… Read more »

‘Fences’ is ‘fantastic’

‘Fences’ is ‘fantastic’

Richmond Community Theatre stages August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning production By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Video ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community Theatre director Shelly Walker asked audience members to ignore a spot of… Read more »

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