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Hamlet native Doug Thomas, former NFL wideout, dies

Hamlet native Doug Thomas, former NFL wideout, dies

Staff report CHARLOTTE — A former Richmond Raider standout and NFL wide receiver has passed. Douglas Sandy Thomas, 45, died Friday night due to an apparent heart attack, according to… Read more »

Skenazy: That singing feeling

Skenazy: That singing feeling

Time to go a-caroling. Sing along with what went wrong! Gwyneth’s Conscious Christmas Carol (to the tune of “Sleigh Ride”) We’re consciously uncoupling, Breaking up-alling, too. I told Chris, “Nice… Read more »

Roberts honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Roberts honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Staff report CORDOVA — Members of the Cordova Fire and Rescue volunteer unit celebrated another safe and successful year Saturday night during its annual awards ceremony. Those recognized included: Jimmy… Read more »

Payne, Watson, Thompson honored at East Rock firemen’s banquet

Payne, Watson, Thompson honored at East Rock firemen’s banquet

Staff report EAST ROCKINGHAM — Three individuals among a band of brothers and sisters were recognized Saturday night during the East Rockingham Volunteer Fire Department‘s annual Christmas dinner and awards… Read more »

Hudson: Military academy nominees symbolic of season

Hudson: Military academy nominees symbolic of season

We’re only a few days away from Christmas – one of my favorite holidays of the year. Through all the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, I hope you’ve… Read more »

Christmas Parade float winners recognized

Christmas Parade float winners recognized

The 2014 Cheraw Christmas Parade float winners were recognized Friday by Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram at Town Hall. Each winner received a $250 check for their homemade entry. The floats… Read more »

More than 700 attend CUO concert

More than 700 attend CUO concert

* Previous coverage Staff report HAMLET —  The debut concert in Richmond County organized by Communities United Outreach on Dec. 11 at Cole Auditorium in Hamlet was a success. Dean Dixon said approximately 775… Read more »

Breakfast with Santa, Marching Raiders a hit

Breakfast with Santa, Marching Raiders a hit

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — A total of 173 diners paid to share breakfast with Santa Claus at Fatz Cafe Saturday morning. The inaugural event served as a fundraiser… Read more »

Little Free Library ready for Christmas

Little Free Library ready for Christmas

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s only Little Free Library is ready for Christmas. Susan and Dale Furr, of 137 Fairway Drive in the Pine Lakes subdivision located off U.S. Route 1, opened… Read more »

Family of 4, pet escape house fire

Family of 4, pet escape house fire

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — A family of four, including a 10-year-old boy, had the worst possible start to the winter break when the home they’ve lived in for… Read more »

Storr, Hoggard talk life with local fifth graders

Storr, Hoggard talk life with local fifth graders

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Along the sidelines of any football field, Raiders coach Paul Hoggard can be an intimidating figure. When he speaks, his players listen. On Thursday at Washington… Read more »

Smith on ‘Always a Bridesmaid': ‘Definitely … my favorite’

Smith on ‘Always a Bridesmaid': ‘Definitely … my favorite’

Comedy opens Jan. 22 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Theressa Smith didn’t have much time for the results to sink in. She and five other women auditioned for “Always… Read more »

Pastor Hill: Morning’s coming

Pastor Hill: Morning’s coming

The image of the rising sun is very symbolic of how God is working His plan in our world today. God did not visit us as a candle, which might… Read more »

Free ACA enrollments available

Free ACA enrollments available

Local residents can get help signing up for health care North Carolinians who need help enrolling in affordable health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act can call 1-855-733-3711, 1-800-672-5834… Read more »

Obituary: Mary Boggs Gregson

Obituary: Mary Boggs Gregson

Mary Boggs Gregson, 92, of Hamlet, N.C., died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 19, 2014 at Scotia Village in Laurinburg. Born in Quincy, Ill., on Oct. 29, 1922, she is… Read more »

Ugly Sweater Contest serves as farewell to principal

Ugly Sweater Contest serves as farewell to principal

Jordan to take over at Rockingham Middle School on Jan. 5 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 300 pics! * Video 1 – contest * Video… Read more »

RCC promotes Parsons to VP position

RCC promotes Parsons to VP position

By Leighton Bell Richmond Community College HAMLET — Richmond Community College math instructor and department chair Kevin Parsons has been promoted to vice president of instruction for the college. Parsons… Read more »

Crouch wins monthly, quarterly photo recognition

Crouch wins monthly, quarterly photo recognition

And it cost him only $8 Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Robert Crouch is no stranger to being recognized by his peers as a creative, talented photographer. But as he earned… Read more »

Ellerbe man busted in prostitution sting

Ellerbe man busted in prostitution sting

Staff report FLORENCE, S.C. — An Ellerbe man and eight others were arrested Wednesday on charges of solicitation of prostitution after detectives posted on Internet sites known to advertise for… Read more »

‘It’s Christmas!’

‘It’s Christmas!’

Encore performance at 9 a.m. Friday By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Members of the band and chorus led the Hamlet Middle School community in a 30-minute holiday concert Thursday… Read more »

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