List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hamlet native, cancer survivor to share story on TV

Hamlet native, cancer survivor to share story on TV

 Focus Feature: Tracey (nee Dye) Diaz, Raider Class of ’83 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Contribute to Tracey’s medical fees Mother’s Day this year will be something more than an… Read more »

American Legion seeks support on VA funding bill

American Legion seeks support on VA funding bill

WASHINGTON D.C. — Members of the House of Representatives are expected to vote today on a funding bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Unfortunately, this bill underfunds VA’s medical care, major… Read more »

Martin: Thompson’s ‘Border Odyssey’ details U.S., Mexican boundary

Martin: Thompson’s ‘Border Odyssey’ details U.S., Mexican boundary

What does the 1,969-mile border between the United States and Mexico have to do with North Carolina? A North Carolina author delivers pages of answers in a book about his… Read more »

Officials questioned over elimination of Parks and Rec gate fee

Officials questioned over elimination of Parks and Rec gate fee

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com At a time when the Hamlet Parks and Recreation Department has a long wish list of of costly items, some are wondering why city officials… Read more »

‘Blazing Angel’ and O’Day’s Wheelstander at Civil Wars race

‘Blazing Angel’ and O’Day’s Wheelstander at Civil Wars race

ROCKINGHAM — Traditional drag racing, the Fun Ford Series, a swap meet, a match race featuring two of the world’s quickest and fastest Super Stock Cobra Jet Mustangs and a… Read more »

PDP business cards double as trading cards

PDP business cards double as trading cards

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — The Pee Dee Post announced on Tuesday during a Richmond County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony and “Happy 1st Birthday” celebration that it has a new,… Read more »

Author shares book-writing secrets with middle school students

Author shares book-writing secrets with middle school students

Special to The Pee Dee Post For North Carolina author Alan Gratz multiple school visits where he can “travel once and see lots of students” is something he loves. He’s… Read more »

19-year-old charged in rendezvous with 15-year-old girl

19-year-old charged in rendezvous with 15-year-old girl

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * A PDP exclusive: Report of house fire interrupts teen tryst Authorities have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a 19-year-old man involved in an incident… Read more »

Council seeks candidates to replace Billingsley

Council seeks candidates to replace Billingsley

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — While Rockingham City Councilman Travis Billingsley prepares for his final meeting, the remaining Council members seek applicants for the vacancy. City Manager Monty Crump announced Tuesday… Read more »

Art show seeks entries

Art show seeks entries

The Cheraw Arts Commission will present an art event on June 11 and is looking for visual artists, photographers and fine craft artists. The event gives artists an opportunity to present their art… Read more »

RCC series to focus on beautifying landscapes

RCC series to focus on beautifying landscapes

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is offering a series of workshops this summer focusing on improving lawns and beautifying landscapes. Classes will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays… Read more »

Honor Roll: Mineral Springs Elementary School

Honor Roll: Mineral Springs Elementary School

Mineral Springs Elementary School in Ellerbe has announced the students making the Honor Roll for the third nine-week period of the 2014-15 academic school year, which ended March 27. A Honor Roll Third Grade: Emily Juarez,… Read more »

Obituary: Shula Jean O’Rouke

Obituary: Shula Jean O’Rouke

Miss Shula Jean O’Rouke, 81, of Morgan Circle, Hamlet, N.C., died, Sunday, April 26, 2015 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3… Read more »

Chamber, friends gather to wish the Post a ‘Happy Birthday’

Chamber, friends gather to wish the Post a ‘Happy Birthday’

  Staff report * Support The Pee Dee Post * Photo gallery * April 26: You’re invited! PDP set to turn 1 ROCKINGHAM — Whew! It might have looked bleak… Read more »

Study: Who is going to NC charter schools

Study: Who is going to NC charter schools

CHAPEL HILL — With the state lifting its cap on charter schools in recent years and 147 charter schools now open in North Carolina, new research from Duke University questions which students the… Read more »

‘I wouldn’t have burned me and my children out’

‘I wouldn’t have burned me and my children out’

Ex-inmate says arson is source of mobile home blaze By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – nearly 200 images WEST ROCKINGHAM — Volunteer firefighters from Cordova and East Rockingham… Read more »

‘Trees are Terrific from Every Angle’

‘Trees are Terrific from Every Angle’

Assistant county ranger pens ode to trees By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Chris McGee, assistant county ranger with the Richmond County office of the North Carolina Forest Service, penned… Read more »

Grab your goggles, gloves and lab coat at DPK

Grab your goggles, gloves and lab coat at DPK

Special to The Pee Dee Post ROCKINGHAM — Grab your goggles, gloves and lab coat and head to Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham in May.  This month we are doing all kinds… Read more »

Work begins to clean up ‘severely deteriorated, unsafe’ mobile home park

Work begins to clean up ‘severely deteriorated, unsafe’ mobile home park

Dilapidated properties sold for scrap By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Related coverage April 14: ‘I wish there was something we could do’ HAMLET — Work is underway to address a group… Read more »

Obituary: Douglas Benoist

Obituary: Douglas Benoist

Douglas Edward “Pooh” Benoist went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was born June 23, 1945 in Richmond County, a son of… Read more »

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