List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2015

Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Rockingham’s Joyner in capitol to lobby for veterans * American Legion legislative priorities WASHINGTON D.C. — In a hearing room packed with more than 300 veterans and their families, American Legion National Commander Michael… Read more »

‘Come stand in the sun with us’

‘Come stand in the sun with us’

Pee Dee Electric offers solar energy buy-in  *FAQ Staff report WADESBORO — Seventy of 360 solar panels available to be purchased by Pee Dee Electric members already have been claimed…. Read more »

Fishing on the Pee Dee

Fishing on the Pee Dee

Janey Puckett shared this photo of Ellerbe resident Tyler Thompson, who left the friendly confines of town limits on Saturday to do some fishing on the Pee Dee River. This… Read more »

Hudson: It’s about defending the Constitution

Hudson: It’s about defending the Constitution

More than three months ago, President Barack Obama took unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly five million illegal immigrants. As I’ve said before, I do not agree with… Read more »

This Day in NC History: Gov. Thomas Bickett of Monroe and Louisburg

This Day in NC History: Gov. Thomas Bickett of Monroe and Louisburg

On February 28, 1869, Thomas Bickett, North Carolina’s World War I governor, was born in Monroe After studying law at UNC, Bickett settled in Louisburg and was elected to represent Franklin County… Read more »

Thompson, Berry honored as Outstanding 4-Hers

Thompson, Berry honored as Outstanding 4-Hers

Annual banquet highlights youth activities By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — Kristi Reep turned away from the podium, her back to the audience of five dozen or… Read more »

Railroad crossing closures planned in Hamlet

Railroad crossing closures planned in Hamlet

HAMLET — The city of Hamlet on Friday was notified about temporary impending railroad crossing closures planned for track-bed repaving and maintenance by CSX personnel. This maintenance is to better… Read more »

Cordato: Health care freedom

Cordato: Health care freedom

Lovers of socialized medicine are quick to point out that the United States is the only country in the developed world that doesn’t have some form of universal government run,… Read more »

DPK celebrates Dr. Seuss, Pi and a hungry caterpillar in March

DPK celebrates Dr. Seuss, Pi and a hungry caterpillar in March

* Full March schedule ROCKINGHAM — Join us at Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham in March as we set our creative juices ablaze.  From color mixing to cardboard building and vegetable art to duct… Read more »

EMT class to begin March 26

EMT class to begin March 26

HAMLET — The next EMT class is set to begin on March 26 at Richmond Community College. Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday…. Read more »

Obituary: Ulysses ‘Butch’ Covington

Obituary: Ulysses ‘Butch’ Covington

Mr. Ulysses “Butch” Covington passed on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Ambassador Health and Rehab of Wadesboro, N.C. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m.  Sunday March 1 Ellerbe Grove of Hamlet…. Read more »

PDP campaign reaches halfway mark with 60 hours to go

PDP campaign reaches halfway mark with 60 hours to go

60 hours remaining * Contribute online through GoFundMe Previous coverage * Support the PDP * The ethical choice * The numbers quantify the need * Readers flock to PeeDeePost.com * Let’s talk about community involvement… Read more »

NETC announces educators of the year

NETC announces educators of the year

CHERAW, S.C. — Three Northeastern Technical College employees were recently named as the college’s Educators of the Year and recognized at the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) Conference… Read more »

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ on stage March 4

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ on stage March 4

CHERAW, S.C. — The Cheraw Arts Commission presents Porkchop Productions in Little Red Riding Hood on Wednesday, March 4. The 10:30 a.m. performance will be presented at the Theatre on the Green in Cheraw. Porkchop Productions is a professional theatre company specializing… Read more »

Obituary: Evon Williams

Obituary: Evon Williams

Even Williams, 62, passed on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center of Concord, N.C. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 28.  A public viewing will take… Read more »

This Day in NC History: The Lynching of Wyatt Outlaw

This Day in NC History: The Lynching of Wyatt Outlaw

On February 26, 1870, Graham town commissioner Wyatt Outlaw, an African American, was lynched by a band of Ku Klux Klansmen. Outlaw served in the 2nd Regiment United States Colored Cavalry… Read more »

Montgomery: A mythical right to discriminate

Montgomery: A mythical right to discriminate

The Supreme Court is now considering cases that could usher in nationwide marriage equality, and state-level gay marriage bans are falling faster than you can say “equal protection under the… Read more »

Richardson: The lobbyists at your dinner party

Richardson: The lobbyists at your dinner party

Remember the old food pyramid? Until “MyPlate” replaced it a few years ago, the U.S. government’s official dietary advice for Americans fit neatly into that triangle. The government recently moved… Read more »

Obituary: James Robert Hall

Obituary: James Robert Hall

HAMLET, N.C. — Jimmy Robert Hall, 68, of Hamlet, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at Manor Care in Pinehurst. He was born Nov. 16, 1946 in Moore County, a son… Read more »

3-5 inches of snow expected tonight, early Thursday

3-5 inches of snow expected tonight, early Thursday

Staff report RICHMOND COUNTY — A winter storm in as many days is expected to to bring between 3 to 5 inches of snow to Richmond County beginning after sunset Wednesday… Read more »

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