List/Grid Monthly Archives: September 2014

Right as Frye: US Attorney’s Office admits ’15 percent’ drop was mistake

Right as Frye: US Attorney’s Office admits ’15 percent’ drop was mistake

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Related coverage: * Sept. 10 — Officials: 15 percent drop in violent crime * Sept. 15 — Frye: We have a crime problem A representative for… Read more »

Albemarle native serves aboard Navy destroyer

Albemarle native serves aboard Navy destroyer

BATH, Maine — A 2001 Albemarle High School graduate and Albemarle native is serving aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced ships, the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000), which… Read more »

Obituary: Charles Williams

Obituary: Charles Williams

Charles Williams, 69, of Ellerbe, N.C., departed this life on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines. Charles leaves to cherish his precious memories,… Read more »

Obituary: Angela Cook

Obituary: Angela Cook

Angela Victoria Marra Cook, 46, of Cheraw, S.C., formerly of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home. Angie was born May 19, 1968 in Richmond County a daughter… Read more »

Watson’s family history presents the past to the present

Watson’s family history presents the past to the present

Dr. Mary Wayne Watson discusses  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Vickie DeFrate’s students might never be much concerned with the life and times of John Charles McNeill or any… Read more »

Frye: We have a crime problem

Frye: We have a crime problem

Republican candidate disputes sheriff’s claim that violent crime rate down  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. said last week that violent crime has dropped by… Read more »

Solar farm coming to Derby area

Solar farm coming to Derby area

Project part of $500 million Duke Energy investment By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Duke Energy, the nation’s larger utility, isn’t resting on its laurels. The Charlotte-based Fortune 250 company announced on Monday… Read more »

Justice Jackson to speak at RCC’s Constitution Day event

Justice Jackson to speak at RCC’s Constitution Day event

Staff report Recognize Constitution Day on Wednesday during an hour-long event at Richmond Community College in Hamlet and hear from North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson. Jackson will speak to… Read more »

RCC offers free GED prep tests

RCC offers free GED prep tests

HAMLET — Individuals who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity Sept. 22 – Oct. 3 to see if they possess the knowledge to… Read more »

‘Talladega Nights’ stock car on display at NC Museum of History

‘Talladega Nights’ stock car on display at NC Museum of History

Some scenes shot at Rockingham Speedway RALEIGH — Ricky Bobby’s No. 26 Wonder Bread race car from the 2006 movie “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” has arrived at… Read more »

Campaign signs support sales tax hike for sports complex

Campaign signs support sales tax hike for sports complex

Special to The Pee Dee Post * Related coverage: Voters to weigh in on sales tax hike initiative ROCKINGHAM — Signs began popping up around Richmond County over the weekend,… Read more »

This week’s adoptable pets

This week’s adoptable pets

From Richmond County Animal Advocates. Photos courtesy of Hannah Marks. Meet Spike, Frankie and Sam. Spike is a neutered male lab/pit mix. Frankie is a 1-year-old female Siberian husky mix,… Read more »

Isolated power outage near Roberdel; nearly 400 in the dark

Isolated power outage near Roberdel; nearly 400 in the dark

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROBERDEL — We’re not sure if anyone heard it, but when a large oak tree shaped along Ledbetter Road near the American Legion and… Read more »

Blaze guts Rockingham home

Blaze guts Rockingham home

Family of 6 displaced after Sunday house fire By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 500 photos ROCKINGHAM — A father’s embrace did little to ease the… Read more »

Video: Robbins honored for ‘a life well spent’

Video: Robbins honored for ‘a life well spent’

Marston station named in honor of late Hoffman Fire & Rescue chief  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video MARSTON — Twin 4-year-olds Carson and Levi Boyle didn’t know what the… Read more »

‘Smooth sailing’ for firefighters in kayak training

‘Smooth sailing’ for firefighters in kayak training

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery (some good, some not) * Related coverage ^ Aug. 25 – Kayakers’ mishap puts focus on safety, training ^ Aug. 21 – 2… Read more »

Skenazy: Innocent mistake or child murder?

Skenazy: Innocent mistake or child murder?

Last week, a grand jury indicted the Georgia man whose toddler died of heatstroke after being left in the SUV for seven hours in June. Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces… Read more »

American Legion: Update on military pay, veterans’ disability benefits

American Legion: Update on military pay, veterans’ disability benefits

From the American Legion Legislative Division update through Sept. 12 On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution formerly declaring the name of the new nation to be the… Read more »

Hudson: 9/11 a reminder war on terror persists

Hudson: 9/11 a reminder war on terror persists

This week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On September 11, 2001, the United States of America fell… Read more »

Hospice cornhole tourney, fun day benefits veterans event

Hospice cornhole tourney, fun day benefits veterans event

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — Kee Kee Williams had, until Saturday, never before played cornhole. It turns out she’s pretty good. The 13-year-old Hamlet resident teamed… Read more »

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