List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2014

Lagoon subject of special Ellerbe meeting

Lagoon subject of special Ellerbe meeting

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ELLERBE — The town of Ellerbe knows just how to ring in the holiday season — with a special meeting to talk about sludge. Town Clerk… Read more »

Rockets down East Hoke, 45-11

Rockets down East Hoke, 45-11

Staff report The Rockingham Middle School girls basketball improved to 3-0 Monday night with a 45-11 victory over East Hoke in Raeford. Allexis Swiney and Ralayah McRae led the Rockets… Read more »

Fisher remembered at 4th annual New Year’s Eve Gala

Fisher remembered at 4th annual New Year’s Eve Gala

Event is largest fundraiser for Rockingham Kiwanis Club By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The fourth annual New Year’s Eve Gala scheduled for Dec. 31 at Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham will… Read more »

Obituary: Ralph Meacham

Obituary: Ralph Meacham

Ralph Jenkins Meacham, 88, of Ellerbe, N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham. Ralph was born June 22, 1926 in Richmond County, a son of… Read more »

Expert: Burden on Veach to prove racially based firing

Expert: Burden on Veach to prove racially based firing

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Previous coverage * Dec. 11 — Veach: I was fired because I’m white Michael Veach, a former Hamlet Police Department detective who filed a lawsuit… Read more »

Obituary: Susan Hope Peele

Obituary: Susan Hope Peele

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Susan Hope Peele, 61, of Rockingham, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil P. Peele, Sr. and Bobbie Starling… Read more »

Poplar Hill Lodge helps homeless kids celebrate Christmas

Poplar Hill Lodge helps homeless kids celebrate Christmas

Members of Poplar Hill Lodge 331 celebrated their Christmas party Saturday night with a few friends on hand. Paulette Wall, homeless coordinator for Richmond County Schools, received $1,000 from lodge… Read more »

Hood: Wake up with a start up

Hood: Wake up with a start up

The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate than the national average. But few would… Read more »

Discovery Place KIDS launches ‘Welcome’ campaign for low-income patrons

Discovery Place KIDS launches ‘Welcome’ campaign for low-income patrons

Museum president: Science is for everyone Discovery Place Inc. announced today the launch of Welcome, a new program that provides low-cost access to families with EBT or WIC cards. Welcome… Read more »

NC chicken farmer fights Perdue on treatment of animals

NC chicken farmer fights Perdue on treatment of animals

‘There’s a lot of flaws in the system … this stuff is not as advertised’ By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC * Video – see what Watts is talking about… Read more »

Free clinic ‘not officially closed’

Free clinic ‘not officially closed’

Official says Rockingham facility has “halted operations temporarily” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Leaders of a nonprofit health and dental clinic in Rockingham are courting a local physician who… Read more »

Railroad theme in Hamlet, even at Christmas

Railroad theme in Hamlet, even at Christmas

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video – junior dancers HAMLET — All four members of the Barbershop Quartet stood by Saturday night in the passenger lobby of the Hamlet Depot…. Read more »

Need finds Robson, who works to fill it

Need finds Robson, who works to fill it

Local woman coordinates Christmas dinner for 25 children By Stephanie Spradlin PeeDeePost.com EAST ROCKINGHAM —Christie Robson had a personal desire to help one child outside of her own home this… Read more »

Wright, Broadwater, Millen honored at annual firemen’s banquet

Wright, Broadwater, Millen honored at annual firemen’s banquet

Northside volunteers feast on steak, chicken and fellowship By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com LEDBETTER — There is no one person more important than another in any volunteer fire department. On the… Read more »

Santa arrives by fire truck in Rockingham

Santa arrives by fire truck in Rockingham

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — More than a dozen children, many of whom could be the next generation of firefighters, took part on Saturday in the… Read more »

NFL’s Ellerbe offers special Christmas to county kids

NFL’s Ellerbe offers special Christmas to county kids

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey should expect to hear from Hamlet in the very near future. No, not for another football standout. He also has… Read more »

Yaklin, local Farm Bureau office recognized

Yaklin, local Farm Bureau office recognized

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 7 through Dec. 9 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro…. Read more »

Driver: ‘God saved our lives’

Driver: ‘God saved our lives’

Two women escape injury when car burns By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Two women traveling were on their way to Greensboro pulled in front of the Comfort Suites hotel on… Read more »

Washington Street teachers help ‘train’ parents to help young readers

Washington Street teachers help ‘train’ parents to help young readers

Washington Street Elementary School teachers Karol Slack and Brittany Mack have a plan to help parents feel more at ease when it comes to helping their children with homework. They want… Read more »

Hudson: America at ‘critical crossroads’

Hudson: America at ‘critical crossroads’

Our country is at a critical crossroads, and we must ensure that when we face the tough choices, we are making fiscally responsible, intelligent decisions to promote more good-paying jobs,… Read more »

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