List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2015

Curry: Sunset made sense for historic preservation credits

Curry: Sunset made sense for historic preservation credits

The question of whether our state government ought to subsidize historic preservation is distinguishable from the question of how government should deliver those subsidies. Unfortunately, these two issues have been… Read more »

Skenazy: Tapping a helmet is not sexual harassment

Skenazy: Tapping a helmet is not sexual harassment

Canada’s National Post reports that the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association has instructed its coaches: No touching the players — even on their helmets. The paper quotes an email from one… Read more »

Burns: The war on terrorism – are we in or out?

Burns: The war on terrorism – are we in or out?

“Let the nightmare for Japan begin.” This threat — or promise — was issued by the Islamic State’s hooded spokesman in the beheading video of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Now… Read more »

This day in NC history: The Wilmington 10 and firebombing of Mike’s Grocery

This day in NC history: The Wilmington 10 and firebombing of Mike’s Grocery

On February 6, 1971, Mike’s Grocery, a mom-and-pop store in Wilmington, was firebombed and burned. It’s unclear who was responsible for the arson, which came after a week of increasing racial… Read more »

Stoops: Almost everything you need to know about school grades

Stoops: Almost everything you need to know about school grades

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented an A-F school grading system for all public schools in the state.  Two years later, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI)… Read more »

HVAC Club members help to keep hands warm

HVAC Club members help to keep hands warm

HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Club is sticking to what they do best: keeping people warm or keeping people cool. Club members were handing… Read more »

Nomination period for Wildlife Conservation Award closes Feb.10

Nomination period for Wildlife Conservation Award closes Feb.10

RALEIGH — It’s not too late to recognize someone who is a leader in nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina with a nomination for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award. The… Read more »

Grant funding, stable enrollment key to clean RCC audit

Grant funding, stable enrollment key to clean RCC audit

Could be become first NC college designated ATE Resource Center HAMLET — Richmond Community College is in good financial standing, according to information presented to the RCC Board of Trustees at… Read more »

Man accused of showing graphic image to minor

Man accused of showing graphic image to minor

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — A 37-year-old Rockingham man  has been charged with disseminating obscene material to a minor under the age of 16. David Ingram Jr., of Nannie Lane, is… Read more »

Stanback’s free throws lift Rockets past West Hoke in OT

Stanback’s free throws lift Rockets past West Hoke in OT

Rockingham coach: ‘Nobody wants to lose’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – More than 900 images ROCKINGHAM — Jahaye Stanback hit two free throws with 52 seconds left… Read more »

‘Our plan is to win’

‘Our plan is to win’

Top-seeded Rockets swarm Anson in semifinal, land spot in title game By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – More than 600 images! ROCKINGHAM — Keionna Love took the ball… Read more »

Our Turn: Teachers can’t teach if students don’t show up

Our Turn: Teachers can’t teach if students don’t show up

A PeeDeePost.com editorial Dr. Cindy Goodman launched a pre-emptive strike late last month against the debut of the School Report Card, released Thursday. The superintendent knew it was likely Richmond County… Read more »

Goodwin, Kitchin honored by Wilmington chamber

Goodwin, Kitchin honored by Wilmington chamber

WILMINGTON — Two of the first three Richmond Raiders to win the coveted Morehead Scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill happened to run into each other in Wilmington this week.  Also of coincidence:… Read more »

Richmond County Schools: 7 Ds, 6 Cs and a B

Richmond County Schools: 7 Ds, 6 Cs and a B

State releases School Report Card for local school district 7 of 14 county schools exceed growth status, 3 met, 4 did not meet Staff report * Feb. 5 — Our Turn:… Read more »

$50,000 challenge

$50,000 challenge

Historical Society has 90 days to raise amount, to be matched by benefactor By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Tick. Tock. The clock is ticking on an opportunity for the Richmond County… Read more »

Letter: Thank you for words of comfort

Letter: Thank you for words of comfort

To the editor: The family of the late Lorraine Everett Bethea would like to thank you for your prayers during her illness. Thank you for your words of comfort and… Read more »

Leyden: Benevolent Care Program is an ongoing ministry

Leyden: Benevolent Care Program is an ongoing ministry

Richmond County Hospice has been a provider of quality end of life services for nearly 30 years. One thing that sets Richmond County Hospice apart is the Benevolent Care Program… Read more »

Dragway opens Feb. 14 with Test-and-Tune

Dragway opens Feb. 14 with Test-and-Tune

Open to all vehicles ROCKINGHAM — For those engaged in an ongoing love affair with the American hot rod, what better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than Rockingham Dragway, which… Read more »

Ask the Goat: Meet the RAUSA runners

Ask the Goat: Meet the RAUSA runners

The biographical write-ups provided below are from the RAUSA website, and were either authored by the runners themselves, or were pieced together by Run-Walk events. Newton Baker -Vermont I have… Read more »

Woolpert wins design award for veterans’ memorial

Woolpert wins design award for veterans’ memorial

KERNERSVILLE — Woolpert’s design of the Carolina Field of Honor, a veterans’ memorial dedicated on Memorial Day 2014, earned a Special Projects (Recreational Facilities) Engineering Excellence Award from the North Carolina chapter of the… Read more »

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