List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hot Mamas Softball League celebrates Opening Day

Hot Mamas Softball League celebrates Opening Day

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – 1,200-plus photos * Hot Mamas Softball League – Facebook * Season schedule – Page 1 – Page 2 ELLERBE — The Pee… Read more »

4 Rockingham teams advance in district tourney

4 Rockingham teams advance in district tourney

TROY — All four teams from the city of Rockingham advanced beyond the first round of the district tournament Friday night with convincing wins at Peabody Park in Troy. The… Read more »

Aging Services seeks donation of fans for elderly

Aging Services seeks donation of fans for elderly

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Help your neighbor – CDC tips on how to keep an eye on a nearby senior ROCKINGHAM — The head of the Richmond County… Read more »

Fitzsimon: A subpoena for NC budget director?

Fitzsimon: A subpoena for NC budget director?

The negotiations between House and Senate leaders trying to reach a final budget agreement don’t seem to be going very well as the week comes to an end. The News… Read more »

Hood: Government spending remains high

Hood: Government spending remains high

Fiscal conservatives think government is too large, costs too much, and tries to do too much. Fiscal liberals think government is too small, spends too little, and doesn’t try to… Read more »

Hudson: Defending vote for $598.8 billion defense budget

Hudson: Defending vote for $598.8 billion defense budget

Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected,… Read more »

Swimming lessons push kids to test their limits

Swimming lessons push kids to test their limits

 ‘Girl, you’re doing it all by yourself’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — It was 10 a.m. at Browder Park pool and the female instructor had a challenge for the… Read more »

Young People’s Theatre set to start July 21

Young People’s Theatre set to start July 21

Effort begins to recruit 26 youth ages 8-13 ROCKINGHAM — Calling all superheroes. Well, actually the first two dozen (plus two) who happen to be between 8 and 13 years of… Read more »

Skenazy: Drowning in rules

Skenazy: Drowning in rules

If you happen to pick up a copy of the Kansas legal code for the construction and administration of nursing homes — which, admittedly, you probably won’t — here are… Read more »

American Legion runs to championship

American Legion runs to championship

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — American Legion Post 147 used a seven-run fourth inning to put distance between the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office team in Thursday night’s PONY League… Read more »

‘Grassroots’ tech camp features a lotta brainpower

‘Grassroots’ tech camp features a lotta brainpower

Epps: ‘You’ve got to bring them in here and let them fail’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Jeff Epps and Chad Osborne sit back and watch as the brain… Read more »

Man held on $25,000 in suspected meth lab bust

Man held on $25,000 in suspected meth lab bust

Update 8:40 p.m. – Man charged, held on $25,000 bond By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Update 8:40 p.m.: A Rockingham man faces charges in connection with a suspected meth… Read more »

Heid: Disconnect / Reconnect

Heid: Disconnect / Reconnect

As I type this, I’m snuggled in a sleeping bag next to gently-snoring Charlie, listening as the wind rushes pretty aggressively at the pine trees just outside our tent. Daddy… Read more »

RCC joins with Rostra for employee training

RCC joins with Rostra for employee training

HAMLET — Richmond Community College (RCC) has signed an agreement with Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. of Laurinburg to provide a customized training program for the company’s associates. The program, put… Read more »

Board to appoint interim superintendent

Board to appoint interim superintendent

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Members of the Richmond County Board of Education are expected to appoint an interim superintendent at its June 26 meeting.   The meeting, which will… Read more »

New Bojangles’ to open June 24

New Bojangles’ to open June 24

ROCKINGHAM — Bojangles’ will open a new restaurant at 1706 E. Broad Ave. in Rockingham on Tuesday, June 24 at 5 a.m.. To better serve its loyal customers, the new, larger restaurant will replace… Read more »

Bolton: Going to the State Fair with the FFA

Bolton: Going to the State Fair with the FFA

In today’s world we use abbreviations on a regular basis. Some examples are D.O.T., D.O.C. or F.C.C. The one I want to talk about in this story is the F.F.A…. Read more »

Dobbins Heights closes basketball court

Dobbins Heights closes basketball court

Repairs needed as cracks are injury liability to players, town officials By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Quentin Gore traded his basketball and high-tops on Wednesday morning for a shovel,… Read more »

Covington could replace Maske as commissioner

Covington could replace Maske as commissioner

Staff report Members of the Richmond County Democratic Party on Tuesday nominated county commission candidate Peggy Covington to replace Jimmy L. Maske on the board. Maske resigned effective May 31… Read more »

Downtown group urged to ‘think smaller’

Downtown group urged to ‘think smaller’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Think small, urged Susan Kelly of the Rockingham Downtown Corporation. Kelly, group president, told 14 downtown business owners and city officials during the… Read more »

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