List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2015

‘This is only the beginning’

‘This is only the beginning’

Doors open on new Dobbins Heights Community Center By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * June 18: Delays set back Community Center opening DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Antonio Blue got his flag pole…. Read more »

Video: ‘Here comes the Yankee Army!’

Video: ‘Here comes the Yankee Army!’

Local youth get tour of Leak-Wall House By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – 400 images * Video – chamber pot * Video – the record player * Video – the “horse” ROCKINGHAM — Macy Steen was… Read more »

Butler, Felts build motorized bike at RCC

Butler, Felts build motorized bike at RCC

By Wylie Bell Richmond Community College HAMLET — What do you do for your welding class project? Build yourself some new wheels! That is exactly what two Richmond Community College… Read more »

Navy veteran pitches his way into major leagues

Navy veteran pitches his way into major leagues

Editor’s note: This article was first published in The American Legion Magazine and is published here with permission. Mitch Harris was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th… Read more »

Mustangs’ 9-run second powers 15-5 win

Mustangs’ 9-run second powers 15-5 win

Staff report BONLEE — The Rockingham 9-10 All-Stars faced another one-run deficit in as many nights. This time, though, the game had a far different final margin. Will Dawkins’ three-run… Read more »

Ellerbe, Hamlet to host Independence Day festivities

Ellerbe, Hamlet to host Independence Day festivities

Watermelon races, music, fireworks highlight July 4th fun By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * 2014 PDP coverage – Ellerbe – Hamlet Ellerbe Lions Club Park is the place to be on… Read more »

Safe driving campaign continues over July 4 holiday

Safe driving campaign continues over July 4 holiday

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will team with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies over the July 4 holiday weekend for… Read more »

Letter: Crepe myrtles a streetscape upgrade

Letter: Crepe myrtles a streetscape upgrade

To the editor: I would like to express “kudos” to the City of Rockingham (Mayor, Council and staff) for the lovely crepe myrtles lining the streets of our downtown. Thanks for… Read more »

Filing period for 2015 elections opens July 6

Filing period for 2015 elections opens July 6

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The Richmond County Board of Elections will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6. Practice generally dictates the filing period opens on the first Friday… Read more »

This Day in NC History: ‘Moonlight’ Graham and baseball lore

This Day in NC History: ‘Moonlight’ Graham and baseball lore

On June 29, 1905, Cumberland County native “Moonlight” Graham played in his first and only Major League Baseball game. His story came to national attention after being incorporated into the 1989 hit… Read more »

Obituary: Julius Hatcher

Obituary: Julius Hatcher

Mr. Julius Hatcher, 92, of Brunswick County, formerly of Rockingham, N.C., died, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at SECU Brunswick Hospice House in Bolivia. He was born April 15, 1923, in… Read more »

Honor and respect for Old Glory

Honor and respect for Old Glory

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service – NC RALEIGH — U.S. flags are popping up all over North Carolina as the Fourth of July approaches, but there are some important dos and… Read more »

Obituary: Linda Knight

Obituary: Linda Knight

HAMLET, N.C. — Linda Ann Knight,65, of Hamlet, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at Richmond County Hospice Haven. She was born April 19, 1950 in Richmond County, a daughter of… Read more »

Dawkins’ homer lifts Rockingham past West Stanly

Dawkins’ homer lifts Rockingham past West Stanly

Staff report BONLEE — Will Dawkins smashed a game-winning three-run homer in the top of the fifth and final inning and the Rockingham 9-10 All-Stars used a defensive stand to clinch… Read more »

Goodman: Guns and schools do not mix

Goodman: Guns and schools do not mix

Concealed weapons in campus communities jeopardize safety I, like nearly all Americans, was stunned by the horrible murders in Charleston last week. While it is a fact that this was an… Read more »

Caught: Escaped murderer back behind bars

Caught: Escaped murderer back behind bars

Staff report POLKTON — Law enforcement authorities across the region are on the lookout for escaped murder convict Kristopher McNeil. McNeil allegdly scaled a fence early Saturday morning and escaped… Read more »

Richmond history: Ladies lace up for Senior Games softball

Richmond history: Ladies lace up for Senior Games softball

 Richardson: “I’m havin’ a blast” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 700 images EAST ROCKINGHAM — After nearly two months of waiting for the first pitch, Audrey Richardson… Read more »

Flash Flood Warning in effect

Flash Flood Warning in effect

Staff report RICHMOND COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning through 1:15 a.m. Saturday for central Richmond County and all of Scotland County. The warning… Read more »

Obituary: Monroe Watkins

Obituary: Monroe Watkins

Monroe Watkins was born on June 1, 1939, to James Watkins and Anna Wall in Ellerbe, NC. He passed away June 24, 2015, peacefully at home with his wife. Monroe… Read more »

Obituary: Richard Thomas

Obituary: Richard Thomas

HAMLET, N.C. — Mr. Richard William Thomas, of Hamlet, passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on June 25, 2015. He was 87 years old. Mr…. Read more »

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