List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2015

Obituary: Alma Carriker

Obituary: Alma Carriker

Alma Smith Carriker, 99, of Ellerbe, N.C., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham. Mrs. Carriker was born Sept…. Read more »

Richmond runners head to Morrow Mountain

Richmond runners head to Morrow Mountain

19.7-mile run is just for fun  Staff report * Video of the 2011 event * List of entries What an idiot. Five Richmond County runners are registered for the Fellowship… Read more »

Fiber arts exhibit on display in February

Fiber arts exhibit on display in February

The Cheraw (S.C.) Arts Commission will feature African American Fiber Art in the Burr Gallery during February.  The exhibit is from the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival on loan through… Read more »

Soup sale to help buy handicap van

Soup sale to help buy handicap van

Cordova School student has cerebral palsy By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Donate online The recently chartered Rolling Sandhills Civitan Club is spearheading a benefit soup sale on Tuesday, Feb. 24… Read more »

Stevenson: Cuba and the colossus of the north

Stevenson: Cuba and the colossus of the north

Columbus discovered Cuba during his journeys and claimed the island for Spain.  When the United States became an established constitutional government, Americans including Thomas Jefferson, began to look at Cuba with… Read more »

114 flu deaths in NC, ‘could be one or two’ in Richmond County

114 flu deaths in NC, ‘could be one or two’ in Richmond County

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Related coverage * Jan. 7 — Flu sufferers urged to avoid emergency departments * Oct. 2 — Health Department offers flu, pneumonia vaccines Taking the easy approach… Read more »

NC’s LGBT protections, laws highlighted in national report

NC’s LGBT protections, laws highlighted in national report

New report reveals that equal treatment remains out of reach for LGBT Americans WASHINGTON D.C. – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil… Read more »

Rockingham moves past Ellerbe, 51-14

Rockingham moves past Ellerbe, 51-14

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — The Rockets handled Ellerbe in both teams’ third-to-last regular season matchup on Thursday as Rockingham earned a 51-14 win in its home gymnasium. Scoring was widely… Read more »

‘I feel like a French fried freak in this!’

‘I feel like a French fried freak in this!’

‘Always a Bridesmaid’ focuses on love, laughter By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Previous coverage * Jan. 8 — Play to be ‘a hoot’ * Dec. 19 — Smith: ‘Definitely … my… Read more »

10 score as Rockets handle Ellerbe, 45-14

10 score as Rockets handle Ellerbe, 45-14

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Ten players scored for Rockingham on Thursday to lead the Rockets to a 45-14 home win over Ellerbe. Ralayah McRae led the way with 15 points,… Read more »

4-H seeks volunteers

4-H seeks volunteers

The Richmond County 4-H program seeks volunteers to share skills and experience to help transform a new generation of confident young leaders. This is your chance to make a change,… Read more »

‘A playground for the creative class’

‘A playground for the creative class’

Rockingham seeks grant to spearhead Uwharrie region tourism effort By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The Rockingham City Council on Tuesday approved a grant application that, if approved, would put the city… Read more »

County seeks tourism director

County seeks tourism director

Firm finishes county tourism plan By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The results are in, and there appears to be sufficient evidence to determine that Richmond County tourism efforts need a full-time… Read more »

Reese named forestry and programs manager

Reese named forestry and programs manager

Eddie Reese has been named the Forestry and Programs Manager for the North Carolina Forestry Association. Reese is a Rockingham native and has more than 12 years of experience in forest… Read more »

Food Lion worker accused of theft

Food Lion worker accused of theft

Staff report HAMLET — Hamlet Police Department detectives on Wednesday arrested Donte Davis for stealing from the grocery store where he worked. Davis, 19, of Earle Franklin Drive in Hamlet,… Read more »

Bank robbery suspect in custody

Bank robbery suspect in custody

Staff report * Initial report The Rockingham wanted for allegedly robbing a bank in Troy earlier this week has been arrested. Authorities say Anthony Drake, 45, robbed the Fidelity Bank… Read more »

Richardson: Seeing the world with the U.S. Army

Richardson: Seeing the world with the U.S. Army

In January 1959 I joined the U.S. Army; I went from Rockingham by bus to Charlotte for induction. After a day and night we were send on to Fort Jackson,… Read more »

Ask the Goat: The Running Buddhas

Ask the Goat: The Running Buddhas

Many of you have asked me about the history of the Running Buddhas, Marathon Monks or the Japanese Ultra-runners of Mount Hiei. They are all one and the same, and… Read more »

Community Resource Fair set for Feb. 6

Community Resource Fair set for Feb. 6

Cheraw First Baptist will host a free Community Resource Fair for the entire community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 in the church’s Family Life Center,… Read more »

Business facade grants still available

Business facade grants still available

CHERAW, S.C. — Matching grants to assist in the exterior enhancement of businesses located within the town limits are still available from the town of Cheraw. Applications will be reviewed… Read more »

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