List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hudson: Going to pay Caesar

Hudson: Going to pay Caesar

  Several of my friends and I have all had car troubles this month. My friend Gail has a little Honda with enough miles on it to reach from here… Read more »

‘Everything in my lifetime has changed’

‘Everything in my lifetime has changed’

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Hamlet Depot and Museums Manager Miranda Chavis had a surprise visit by one of the city’s pillars. Earl Bradshaw, 98, stopped by to show… Read more »

Sports roundup: MoCo’s Most Wanted sweeps twinbill

Sports roundup: MoCo’s Most Wanted sweeps twinbill

ELLERBE — Sandhills Alternative Learning (SALT) scored five runs in the first inning but Montgomery County’s Most Wanted got things rolling and once they did, they didn’t stop. Most Wanted’s… Read more »

McLaurin: I ‘try to look out for the little folks’

McLaurin: I ‘try to look out for the little folks’

Senator hopes to retain seat in November election against challenger Tom McInnis By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — State Senator Gene McLaurin spoke before a friendly audience of an estimated… Read more »

Our Turn: Mr. Turner called it ‘childish,’ and he was right

Our Turn: Mr. Turner called it ‘childish,’ and he was right

Our Turn: A new opinion-based feature on PeeDeePost.com which goes nicely with its counterpart, Your Turn. The two forums offer staff at The Pee Dee Post and its readers the… Read more »

Police: R’ham man used racial slurs during assault

Police: R’ham man used racial slurs during assault

Authorities on Thursday said a 26-year-old East Rockingham man used racial slurs and slander during an assault on June 21 in East Rockingham. Thomas Earl Guinn Jr., of Mill Road,… Read more »

New board casts first split votes

New board casts first split votes

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Well that didn’t take long. The new seven-member Richmond County Board of Education, including newly sworn-in members Bobbie Sue Ormsby and Don Greene,… Read more »

Goodman appointed interim superintendent

Goodman appointed interim superintendent

 Believed to be first female, first Richmond Senior graduate to hold position By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — By a unanimous vote, the Richmond County Board of Education on Thursday… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Centipedegrass impacted by cold winter

Extension @ Your Service: Centipedegrass impacted by cold winter

This spring I have received even more calls than usual from homeowners concerned about dieback in their centipedegrass. Centipedegrass is a warm season grass that is a commonly found in… Read more »

Authorities warn of ‘crowdfunding’ scams

Authorities warn of ‘crowdfunding’ scams

For years, scammers have exploited people’s sympathy by setting up fake charities, supposedly to help those in need. But these heartless crooks now have a new way to divert donations… Read more »

Baxley, Brewer place at National Junior Beta Club convention

Baxley, Brewer place at National Junior Beta Club convention

Congratulations to Rockingham Middle School Junior Beta Club members, Ariel Spooner, Evin Mabe, Caleb Brewer and Faith Baxley. After placing in the North Carolina State Junior Beta Club Convention earlier… Read more »

Zuckett: Weak regulations turned my town into involuntary guinea pig

Zuckett: Weak regulations turned my town into involuntary guinea pig

Like most Americans, I always took the clean water running out of my tap for granted. That changed in January, when West Virginia American Water (WVAW) sent out an all… Read more »

A hair-raising experience

A hair-raising experience

Energy Ventures Camp stimulates interest of rising middle-schoolers HAMLET — Representatives from Pee Dee Electric came today to talk to Energy Venture campers about the dangers of power lines and precautions they… Read more »

Rockets cheerleaders to host benefit car wash

Rockets cheerleaders to host benefit car wash

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Carly Batson, Caroline Freeman and Kylie Humber are enjoying their summer break from classes at Rockingham Middle School. The incoming seventh-graders all have… Read more »

An afternoon on Harrington Square

An afternoon on Harrington Square

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Geneva Hodges, left, of Hoke County, and Rockingham resident Doris Allen enjoy the shade of trees on Harrington Square Wednesday afternoon in downtown Rockingham. The friends,… Read more »

Obituary: Gina Milligan

Obituary: Gina Milligan

Gina Lynn Thompson Milligan, 49, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at SandhillsRegional Medical Center in Hamlet. Gina was born August 21, 1964 in Moore County, a daughter of Steve William… Read more »

‘No decision’ on Cascades Tissue move

‘No decision’ on Cascades Tissue move

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Employees indicate it’s been rumored for some time. Now, however, corporate officials from Cascades Tissue Group North Carolina seem to be taking steps towards making a… Read more »

Nonprofits can apply for United Way funding

Nonprofits can apply for United Way funding

Deadline to submit letter of intent is noon on July 18 * Download eligibility guidelines In a letter Tuesday to area supports and leaders of nonprofit organizations, United Way of… Read more »

The Villager deli, restaurant headed to downtown R’ham

The Villager deli, restaurant headed to downtown R’ham

Keel wants to be part of ‘rebirth’ of downtown scene; deli name yet to be decided By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com PINEHURST — In what might be the worst-kept secret in… Read more »

Orange Krushers dish SALT first loss

Orange Krushers dish SALT first loss

Scores from tonight: * Chix with Stix 19, E-Lemon-Ators 13 * Aces of Bases 13, Hot Mamas Angels 11 * Orange Krushers 10, SALT 7 * Battin’ Babes vs. Slap-a-Pitch… Read more »

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