List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2014

McIntyre’s Cardinal earns photo of the month honors

McIntyre’s Cardinal earns photo of the month honors

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — The assignment: Red. The task: Capture a photo with red as the dominant theme. Betty McIntyre, of Rockingham, managed that task better than anyone… Read more »

Duncan ‘the perfect kid’ to win Dieffenbach GM vehicle

Duncan ‘the perfect kid’ to win Dieffenbach GM vehicle

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Video – The drawing ROCKINGHAM — Ever wondered how to get a gymnasium full of high school students to quiet down quickly? Just give away a… Read more »

High winds, storms threaten area

High winds, storms threaten area

Damaging winds possible this afternoon, tonight Staff report PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — The showers that were to begin after 1 p.m. are already here — but could simply be the calm before… Read more »

Jackson joins NFL’s Detroit Lions

Jackson joins NFL’s Detroit Lions

City leaders: Signing validates Hamlet football league  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Like proud fathers, Hamlet City Council members Jesse McQueen and Pat Preslar took advantage of their opportunity… Read more »

“Fences” opens Thursday at Richmond Community Theatre

“Fences” opens Thursday at Richmond Community Theatre

* Purchase tickets online “Fences” by August Wison, a compelling and moving drama, opens Thursday at the Richmond Community Theatre in downtown Rockingham. The main character, Troy Maxson, is a… Read more »

Balance, grace and dignity

Balance, grace and dignity

“Mommy!” A little voice close by. Very close. I shake myself awake. “Mommy!” More emphatic this time. I peel my lids open. Crystal blue eyes are just an inch or… Read more »

OL’ Shag part 2

OL’ Shag part 2

Last week I told you about my new coon dogs, Joe and Shag. That fall after I traded for those two dogs I couldn’t wait to take them coon hunting…. Read more »

Council rejects motion to offer contract to David

Council rejects motion to offer contract to David

Another 3-2 for Hamlet City Council By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Hamlet City Councilman Tony Clewis capped a summary of last month’s announcement by city attorney T.C. Morphis Jr…. Read more »

Hitchcock Creek: ‘trail of discovery’

Hitchcock Creek: ‘trail of discovery’

City officials, dignitaries declare Hitchcock Creek open to paddlers * Video – approaching Steele Street access * Video – Cutting the ribbon (quality lower than usual as camera took a… Read more »

RCAA to the rescue

RCAA to the rescue

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Children visiting Discovery Place Kids Tuesday morning initially had their eyes turned not towards all the hands-on activities inside the museum but on all of the… Read more »

FirstHealth to open convenient care office in Rockingham

FirstHealth to open convenient care office in Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas will bring a new level of health care to Richmond County with the opening of a convenient care office in Rockingham next month. FirstHealth Convenient… Read more »

How to get your money’s worth at the car wash

How to get your money’s worth at the car wash

In the mid-1960s, I was a teen-aged pump jockey,  pumping gas and putting oil in cars for  Service Distributing Co. in Rockingham. The station was located on Highway 74 where the… Read more »

Local leaders recognize fallen police officers

Local leaders recognize fallen police officers

Richmond County agencies have lost 5 since 1892 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — City council members in Rockingham and Hamlet are expected Tuesday to follow the lead of Richmond… Read more »

Torch Run set for May 19

Torch Run set for May 19

Group will run for Special Olympics from Pee Dee River to Hinson Lake By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Course map ROCKINGHAM — The 2014 North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run… Read more »

Goforth the favorite at Mountain Motor Pro Stock race

Goforth the favorite at Mountain Motor Pro Stock race

ROCKINGHAM — Even if he wasn’t the current point leader, even if he hadn’t won two of the three IHRA Nitro Jam races contested thus far this season and even… Read more »

Hamlet police chief to retire

Hamlet police chief to retire

Griffin: ‘It’s just time for me to go’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Hamlet Police Chief Amery Griffin announced his intent to retire  at the end of May from the… Read more »

RCC graduates record number of students

RCC graduates record number of students

Honors lists now available Special to PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — At its 50th commencement exercises, Richmond Community College conferred more than 300 degrees, diplomas and certificates. The class of 2014 represents the… Read more »

Hamlet city manager earns NAACP Humanitarian Award

Hamlet city manager earns NAACP Humanitarian Award

 Award given out less than once each decade By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The Richmond County chapter of the NAACP honored embattled Hamlet City Manager Marchell Adams-David Friday night with its… Read more »

Man airlifted after motorcycle crash

Man airlifted after motorcycle crash

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeepost.com ELLERBE — The operator of a sport motorcycle driving north on U.S. Route 220 was airlifted for advanced medical treatment after crashing approximately one mile south… Read more »

Ribbon-cutting for Hitchcock Creek set for Tuesday

Ribbon-cutting for Hitchcock Creek set for Tuesday

Mayor: Creek is ‘vital part’ of tourism, recreation and downtown development plan By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — The Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail and Greenway has been enjoyed by paddlers,… Read more »

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