List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hamlet budget goes ‘back to the drawing board’

Hamlet budget goes ‘back to the drawing board’

Garbage, Fire, Parks & Rec fees could increase; Library, Police K9 scrutinized  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Draft budget HAMLET — Early on, there was talk about Hamlet City Council… Read more »

Spradlin: This is why I work

Spradlin: This is why I work

* Photo gallery When The Pee Dee Post launched a year and two days ago, I had to promise myself not to get caught up in trying to cover everything…. Read more »

Jacobs sworn in as Hamlet police officer

Jacobs sworn in as Hamlet police officer

Charles Anthony Jacobs II stands with his fiance and new born baby girl on April 7 as he is being sworn in as a patrol officer at Hamlet Police Department…. Read more »

Obituary: Rev. Royce Lee Honeycutt

Obituary: Rev. Royce Lee Honeycutt

Rev. Royce Lee Honeycutt, 74, of 226 S. Church St., Rockingham, N.C., went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. He was… Read more »

Scam alert: FirstHealth not seeking info over the phone

Scam alert: FirstHealth not seeking info over the phone

PINEHURST – Hospitals throughout the country are warning their patients about a phone scam in which callers posing as hospital officials attempt to obtain personal information. If you receive a… Read more »

Grieving camp begins June 5

Grieving camp begins June 5

LAUREL HILL — The death of a parent, family member or friend is difficult at any age, but it can be especially traumatic for children. Hospice of Scotland County’s Camp… Read more »

New 5K to support literacy project

New 5K to support literacy project

MORVEN — The HOLLA! Center of Morven, NC will stage a 5K walk/run, as well as provide the kick-off location for the literacy project, “Florita Bell Griffin’s Little Flower” International… Read more »

Guardian ad Litem program needs double the volunteers

Guardian ad Litem program needs double the volunteers

Abused, neglected children seek volunteer advocates in court By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Keri Standridge loves her job and showing up to work each day. The 35-year-old thoroughly enjoy the people… Read more »

Obituary: Linda Allen

Obituary: Linda Allen

Mrs. Linda Allen, 66, passed on Saturday April 25, 2015 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C. Funeral services will take place on at 2 p.m. on Saturday May 2 at Poplar Springs Baptist… Read more »

Members sought for Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

Members sought for Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through June 26for two seats on its Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, a board of North Carolina residents that provides advice to… Read more »

Bill could address declining bee population

Bill could address declining bee population

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service – NC Related coverage * April 11: Beekeepers to the rescue ASHEVILLE — North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill (SB 225) that would require… Read more »

‘Fridays at the Forte’ series kicks off May 8

‘Fridays at the Forte’ series kicks off May 8

HAMLET — A series of industrial maintenance courses will be offered beginning May 8 at Richmond Community College’s state-of-the-art engineering facility, the newly expanded John E. Forte Building. Eighteen courses… Read more »

‘Alive Inside’ highlights links between music, memory

‘Alive Inside’ highlights links between music, memory

HAMLET — Special presentation of Alive Inside will be screened from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 5 in the Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. The screening is open… Read more »

Stoops: The next wave of low-information voters is on the way

Stoops: The next wave of low-information voters is on the way

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a project of the U.S. Department of Education, administers U.S. history, geography, and civics assessments once every four years.  In 2014, a representative… Read more »

RSHS inducts new Beta Club members

RSHS inducts new Beta Club members

The Richmond Senior High School Beta Club inducted new members on March 25. Former stat Sen. Gene McLaurin was the guest speaker. New members inducted were: Front row: Olivia Haley,… Read more »

Von Drehle gets on board Relay for Life train

Von Drehle gets on board Relay for Life train

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Related coverage * Relay for Life event website * March 12: Relay for Life ‘off to a good start’ CORDOVA — Betty McIntyre figures when the… Read more »

‘Rest easy … we’ll take it from here’

‘Rest easy … we’ll take it from here’

Benoist, longtime volunteer firefighter, laid to rest  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery * Obituary EAST ROCKINGHAM — Members of several Richmond County public safety agencies, friends and family… Read more »

Obituary: John Todd

Obituary: John Todd

John Vernon Todd, 85, of Rockingham, N.C., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Mr. Todd was born August 11, 1929 in Whiteville, N.C., a… Read more »

Obituary: Thomas Shepard

Obituary: Thomas Shepard

Thomas Moody Shepard, 67, of Albemarle, N.C., passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at his home. Mr. Shepard was born April 8, 1948 in Richmond County, a son of the… Read more »

Proposals sought for Jazz Festival

Proposals sought for Jazz Festival

CHERAW, S.C. — Schools, churches and organizations interested in creating an event or activity for this year’s South Carolina Jazz Festival are invited to submit a proposal for review by… Read more »

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