List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2015

Conjunctionfest! at Town Creek Under the Stars on Feb. 21

Conjunctionfest! at Town Creek Under the Stars on Feb. 21

MOUNT GILEAD – Two, count em’ two, astronomical conjunctions will be visible on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site from 6:30-10 p.m. The Moon and Uranus as well as… Read more »

Covington charged with kidnapping, assault

Covington charged with kidnapping, assault

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Rockingham man on Thursday in connection with an alleged kidnapping and assault that took place on Wednesday. Authorities say Lacy Lee Covington, 59, of… Read more »

Man charged with assault, strangulation

Man charged with assault, strangulation

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — A 56-year-old Rockingham man was charged in an alleged assault that took place on Feb. 6. Richmond County sheriff’s deputies say Jerry Lee Hamilton, of McQueen Street, was… Read more »

This Day in NC History: Females in the U.S. Marine Corps

This Day in NC History: Females in the U.S. Marine Corps

On February 13, 1943, the first women to sign up for non-clerical duties enlisted in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The Women’s Reserve was formed in 1942 when plans were put… Read more »

Pastor Hill: The benefits of salvation

Pastor Hill: The benefits of salvation

Psalm 68:19: As the dying thief was hanging on his cross, he began to consider the stories he had heard regarding the man, Jesus, hanging next to him. He only had… Read more »

District Youth Hunter Skills Tournament set for March 21

District Youth Hunter Skills Tournament set for March 21

State championship set for April 25 in Ellerbe Related coverage * 2014 state tourney report * Conservationist, 4-HH friend Lentz dies at 87 RALEIGH —The John Lentz Hunter Education Complex on… Read more »

Firefighters deployed to outdoor fire

Firefighters deployed to outdoor fire

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Firefighters from the Rockingham Fire Department and personnel with the North Carolina Forest Service responded late Thursday night to a report of an outdoor… Read more »

Rockets ‘don’t let ’em breathe’

Rockets ‘don’t let ’em breathe’

Boys Middle School Basketball Rockingham pulls away in 3rd quarter, completes perfect season   By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery: Nearly 700 snapshots! ROCKINGHAM — Rockets coach William Hunter… Read more »

‘Will to win’ propels Rockets past West Hoke

‘Will to win’ propels Rockets past West Hoke

Girls Middle School Basketball Rockingham caps 2nd straight undefeated season By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery: More than 900 snapshots! ROCKINGHAM — Ralayah McCrae couldn’t buy a free throw… Read more »

Poplar Hill scholarship golf tourney set for March 14

Poplar Hill scholarship golf tourney set for March 14

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Members of Poplar Hill Lodge 331 and Loch Haven Golf Course are teaming up for the fourth annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. The charity event is… Read more »

NC Guard soldier is first in flight

NC Guard soldier is first in flight

By Staff Sgt. Mary Junell NC National Guard RALEIGH — When 2nd Lt. Lindsey Jefferies enlisted more than eight years ago, she did not know she would one day become a… Read more »

Local group lobbies against Duke Energy plant expansion

Local group lobbies against Duke Energy plant expansion

Rodgers: ‘At least I can sleep comfortably and say we tried’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Less than a fistful of members of Concerned Citizens of Richmond County gathered… Read more »

Richmond Senior High School Distinguished List

Richmond Senior High School Distinguished List

Richmond Senior High School, Rockingham, has released its list of Distinguished List students for the second nine-week period of the 2014-15 school year that ended Jan. 21. According to the student handbook,… Read more »

Obituary: Phillip Covington

Obituary: Phillip Covington

Phillip Douglas Covington,  62, of Hamlet, N.C., passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his home. Phillip was born September 9, 1952 in Richmond County, a son of Gladys Marie Hawks Covington Colen… Read more »

This Day in NC History: First rural health department in U.S.

This Day in NC History: First rural health department in U.S.

On February 12, 1912, Robeson County established the first rural health department in the United States. State responsibility for public health began in 1877 when the legislature determined that officers of… Read more »

2 hurt in head-on collision

2 hurt in head-on collision

1 airlifted to Charlotte By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ELLERBE — Paid and volunteer first-responders from half a dozen area agencies were deployed shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday to help two… Read more »

Council sets public hearing for spot zoning request

Council sets public hearing for spot zoning request

Upholstery shop biz is ‘nonconforming use’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Members of the Rockingham City Council on Tuesday agreed to allow a spot zoning request for a County… Read more »

Major joins FirstHealth as mental health nurse practitioner

Major joins FirstHealth as mental health nurse practitioner

PINEHURST — A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner has joined FirstHealth Behavioral Services. Catherine Major, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a B.S. in Nursing… Read more »

Lunde joins FirstHealth as psychiatrist

Lunde joins FirstHealth as psychiatrist

PINEHURST — A psychiatrist with an extensive background in child and adolescent psychiatry is now a member of the FirstHealth Behavioral Services team. Before joining FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Dr. Mary… Read more »

Choplin to perform March 1

Choplin to perform March 1

ROCKINGHAM — Pepper Choplin will perform at First Baptist Church in Rockingham next month. The concert is to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 1. Choplin has written hundreds… Read more »

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