List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2015

Second-half surge sparks Spring Hill

Second-half surge sparks Spring Hill

Ellerbe girls lose halftime lead, ballgame By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ELLERBE — When Shelina Locklear drained a 3-pointer to pull her Ellerbe squad to a tie with visiting Spring Hill,… Read more »

New restaurant coming to Hamlet

New restaurant coming to Hamlet

Owner says opportunity is ‘a blessing out of nowhere’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Yvette Jones thought she was taking a routine trip to a big box retailer. As… Read more »

Obituary: Geraldine McDonald Mauldin

Obituary: Geraldine McDonald Mauldin

Mrs. Geraldine McDonald Mauldin, 77, of Rockingham, N.C., went to be with her Savior, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Pruitt Health in Rockingham, following a lengthy illness. She was born… Read more »

Obituary: Peggy Robinson Hodges

Obituary: Peggy Robinson Hodges

Mrs. Peggy Jo Grooms Robinson Hodges, 79, of Hamlet, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her home. She was born May 1, 1935 in Scotland County, a daughter of… Read more »

Obituary: Curtis Strong

Obituary: Curtis Strong

Curtis “Chief” Strong, 73 of 110 3rd St., Hamlet, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was born March 13, 1941, in Robeson County,… Read more »

Obituary: Bruce Pressley

Obituary: Bruce Pressley

Bruce Henry Pressley, 76, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his home. Mr. Pressley was born Dec. 19, 1938 in Richmond County, a son of the… Read more »

RCEC seeking contestants for inaugural enrichment pageant

RCEC seeking contestants for inaugural enrichment pageant

Deadline to enter is Feb. 20 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com A sleeping nonprofit organization in Rockingham aims to come back to life this Spring in a big way — on… Read more »

Second art show exhibit opens Feb. 2

Second art show exhibit opens Feb. 2

The second Art Show at the Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham opens on Monday, Feb. 2 with a public reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Calvin Little Room Gallery. This… Read more »

This day in NC history: Gov. William Tryon dies in 1788

This day in NC history: Gov. William Tryon dies in 1788

On January 27, 1788, William Tryon, royal governor of both North Carolina and New York, died. Born in England, Tryon was not formally educated, but was boosted by family connections. A professional soldier,… Read more »

Obituary: Everett Blue

Obituary: Everett Blue

Everett Spergeon Blue, 83, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at his home. Mr. Blue was born Nov. 27, 1931 in Richmond County, a son of the… Read more »

Rotary inducts three new members

Rotary inducts three new members

ROCKINGHAM — Assistant District Governor Carly Little congratulated the three newest members of Rockingham Rotary at an induction ceremony on Monday during the local chapter’s regular noon meeting at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. Little of… Read more »

Rockingham edges Hamlet, 43-38

Rockingham edges Hamlet, 43-38

Staff report HAMLET — What would Rockingham’s middle school basketball team do without Bobby Terry, Rodrick Newton and Jahaye Stanback. Coach William Hunter cringes at the idea. All three were… Read more »

Rockets squeak by Red Rams

Rockets squeak by Red Rams

Staff report HAMLET — Whew. Rockingham improved to 9-0 on the season but Hamlet made it anything but easy. Not a single Rockets player managed double figures but they managed… Read more »

Hightower: Remembering the greatest ‘Babe’ in sports

Hightower: Remembering the greatest ‘Babe’ in sports

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: “Who was your sports hero growing up?” Of course, sports today is very political — from billionaire… Read more »

Physician assistant to join FirstHealth neurosurgery team

Physician assistant to join FirstHealth neurosurgery team

PINEHURST – A physician assistant with a background in sports medicine and athletic training will join FirstHealth Neurosurgery in March. Chad Allen Frazer, PA-C, will serve as the physician assistant… Read more »

Rohanen takes care of Ellerbe, 48-11

Rohanen takes care of Ellerbe, 48-11

By Nick Beggs PeeDeePost.com EAST ROCKINGHAM — Starting out with a 14-point lead is a pretty good plan. So the Rohanen Rebels decided to go with it. The host Rebels… Read more »

Former Ellerbe resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Former Ellerbe resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Celebration requires two cakes Staff report ABERDEEN — Extended members of the family of Dovie Jane Mabe Connor, formerly of Ellerbe, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Sunday at her home… Read more »

Little comes up big as Rebels cruise past Wildcats

Little comes up big as Rebels cruise past Wildcats

By Nick Beggs PeeDeePost.com EAST ROCKINGHAM — Tatiana Little scored 11 of her game-high 16 points in the third quarter to lead host Rohanen past Ellerbe Monday night in girls’… Read more »

Free Alzheimer’s classes coming in February

Free Alzheimer’s classes coming in February

Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is hosting two free seminars intended to educate family members and caregivers about Alzheimer’s disease. “The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s” will… Read more »

Obituary: Jack Presler

Obituary: Jack Presler

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Jack Lloyd Presler, 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at FirstHHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. He was born March 20, 1925 in Peachland, N.C., to the late… Read more »

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