List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2015

Raleigh Street crossing to close Thursday

Raleigh Street crossing to close Thursday

HAMLET — The city of Hamlet Public Works Department has been advised that the Raleigh Street railroad crossing will be closed beginning around 8 a.m. Thursday for repairs to be made to… Read more »

Obituary: Marty Fertig

Obituary: Marty Fertig

Mary Elizabeth Overby Fertig, 63, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Hamlet. Mrs. Fertig was born March 3, 1951 in Jacksonville, Fla., a daughter… Read more »

Obituary: Myrtle Mcrae

Obituary: Myrtle Mcrae

Mrs. Myrtle Mcrae, 87, passed on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at her home in Morven, N.C. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at White Oak AME Zion Church. … Read more »

Obituary: Charles Sabai Sr.

Obituary: Charles Sabai Sr.

Mr. Charles Sabai Sr., 90, passed on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Richmond County Hospice. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at Pemberton Temple Church of… Read more »

This Day in NC History: Annie Oakley stars in Pinehurst

This Day in NC History: Annie Oakley stars in Pinehurst

On February 11, 1917, Annie Oakley exhibited her skills as a markswoman in Pinehurst. Born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio in 1860, Oakley first demonstrated that she was skilled with a… Read more »

Ninth Grade Academy Honor Roll

Ninth Grade Academy Honor Roll

Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy, Hamlet, has released its list of Honor Roll students for the second nine-week period of the 2014-15 school year that ended Jan. 21. A Honor Roll … Read more »

Taylor elevated to patrol captain

Taylor elevated to patrol captain

HAMLET — The Hamlet Police Department has promoted Steve Taylor to patrol captain at the police department. Taylor is a career law enforcement officer, and has spent the last 24 years with the… Read more »

Saunders, Owens join Rockingham PD

Saunders, Owens join Rockingham PD

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Police Chief Billy Kelly introduced the latest additions to the department to Rockingham City Council members Tuesday night during a public meeting. Chauncey Devonta… Read more »

TDA adopts tourism plan

TDA adopts tourism plan

Crump: Plan is ‘a good blueprint’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Previous coverage * Jan. 22: ‘A playground for the creative class’ * Jan. 22: County seeks tourism director ROCKINGHAM — Members… Read more »

City approves 911 center consolidation

City approves 911 center consolidation

Morris: ‘There’s no downside’ Hamlet pushes vote to March meeting By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Previous coverage * Counties, cities aim to consolidate 911 dispatching ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham city leaders approved… Read more »

Obituary: Susan Hawkins Smith

Obituary: Susan Hawkins Smith

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Susan Hawkins Smith, 62, passed with peace on, Feb. 7, 2015 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Susie was born and raised in Rockingham. She was a… Read more »

County, cities aim to consolidate 911 dispatching

County, cities aim to consolidate 911 dispatching

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — The governing bodies of Richmond County and the cities of Rockingham and Hamlet aim to consolidate emergency 911 dispatching operations throughout Richmond County…. Read more »

CSX, Rotary donate to Richmond County Crime Stoppers

CSX, Rotary donate to Richmond County Crime Stoppers

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Nearly a dozen members of the Richmond County Crime Stoppers board of directors met on Tuesday to accept a donation from CSX. CSX Railroad… Read more »

Crime Stoppers seeks help in catching absconders

Crime Stoppers seeks help in catching absconders

Smith wanted on cocaine charges Staff report Richmond County Adult Corrections is seeking your help in locating Timothy D. Smith Jr. Smith stopped reporting to his probation officer in August… Read more »

Martin: Who could succeed Tom Ross?

Martin: Who could succeed Tom Ross?

Five years ago, when the University of North Carolina board of governors was searching for a candidate to replace Erskine Bowles, I wrote in this column, “The Board will be… Read more »

Patel named DAR Good Citizen

Patel named DAR Good Citizen

ROCKINGHAM — Khushbu Patel, a senior at Richmond Senior High School, was recognized Monday night during a presentation at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham as the organization’s Good Citizen…. Read more »

More than 1,100 without power in Rockingham

More than 1,100 without power in Rockingham

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Much of downtown Rockingham went dark shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday. According to a Duke Energy online power outage map, there are 1,126 customers… Read more »

Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

Firefighters respond to kitchen fire

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com LILESVILLE — Members of the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to a report of a fire at a home on the Anson County… Read more »

Hood: School grades teach lessons

Hood: School grades teach lessons

Those who care about education reform learned a lot on February 5 when North Carolina released its first letter grades for public schools. The grades reflect three sets of information:… Read more »

Douglas guest speaker at Feb. 22 service

Douglas guest speaker at Feb. 22 service

Ray Douglas Jr. will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Feb. 22 at Philadelphia United Methodist Church in Rockingham. Douglas serves as vice president of logistics… Read more »

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