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McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery to host youth fishing event

McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery to host youth fishing event

Staff report * Download flyer * Click here for directions HOFFMAN — Anglers, get ready. The McKinney Lake Fish Hatchery is the site of a a family-friendly fishing event on Saturday,… Read more »

Dozens gather for RichmondFit 2.0 health initiative

Dozens gather for RichmondFit 2.0 health initiative

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — The first go ’round, it snowed at the inaugural RichmondFit in March. Today, it rained. But just in the nick of… Read more »

Girl Scouts collecting donations to help homeless

Girl Scouts collecting donations to help homeless

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Members of Girl Scout Troop 543, of Rockingham, began soliciting business owners Wednesday for any loose change. Amanda Jackson, 8, Olivia Jackson, 11, and… Read more »

Heid: My 4-year-old and his apartment

Heid: My 4-year-old and his apartment

Recently, much of our conversation on the way home from school has centered on a certain cell phone tower about a quarter mile from our house. It started out that… Read more »

RCC gets political on Constitution Day

RCC gets political on Constitution Day

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — Same-sex marriage. Slavery. Electing judges versus appointing them. North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson‘s presentation ran the gamut Wednesday afternoon inside the Joseph… Read more »

Obituary: Gary Fisher

Obituary: Gary Fisher

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Gary Huntley Fisher passed away Sept. 16, 2014 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born June 22, 1942 in Charlotte, the youngest of nine children… Read more »

Obituary: Rev. Michael Stirk

Obituary: Rev. Michael Stirk

Rev. Michael Douglas Stirk, 67, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at his home. Rev. Stirk was born April 5, 1947 in Richmond County a son of Bennie Sue… Read more »

Hydrants tested, flushed around Rockingham

Hydrants tested, flushed around Rockingham

Staff report ROCKINGHAM — Engineer Ed Hairfield and firefighter Josh Haley flush a fire hydrant at the corner of East Washington and South Lawrence streets late Wednesday morning in downtown… Read more »

Hall brings answers as director of social services

Hall brings answers as director of social services

Richmond County native returns to county health department  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Just call Robby Hall the Ralph Nader of Richmond County. When Nader ran for president in 2000 as… Read more »

Sun shines on NC power bills with $500 million investment

Sun shines on NC power bills with $500 million investment

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC * Related: Solar farm coming to Derby area FAYETTEVILLE — North Carolina could come closer to living up to its solar-power potential with a $500… Read more »

RCC truck driving orientation set for Sept. 24

RCC truck driving orientation set for Sept. 24

Richmond Community College (RCC) has entered a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCTI) to offer truck driver training this fall. An orientation is scheduled for 10 a.m…. Read more »

Student immunization deadline looming

Student immunization deadline looming

State law requires children be pulled from school without immunizations By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — In her 20 years of being a social worker, Tuesday was the first time… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Is your back yard chicken-proof?

Extension @ Your Service: Is your back yard chicken-proof?

Is your backyard chicken-proof? Anyone with small children in their lives probably has taken steps to childproof their home and yards, but if you have a backyard flock, do you… Read more »

Business Expo and Job Fair set for Thursday

Business Expo and Job Fair set for Thursday

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com It’s all about the wow factor. The 15th biannual Business/Industry Expo and Job Fair will open its doors at noon Thursday at the Cheraw (S.C.) Community… Read more »

Obituary: Gary Fisher

Obituary: Gary Fisher

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Gary H. Fisher, 72, of Rockingham passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Wilmington. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete with… Read more »

McLaurin: Clean drinking water should not be taken for granted

McLaurin: Clean drinking water should not be taken for granted

SB 729 is a good first step, but doesn’t go far enough, fast enough The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in… Read more »

Animal shelter reopens to public

Animal shelter reopens to public

Nine dogs euthanized in Parvo outbreak By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com It appears the Parvo outbreak at the Richmond County Animal Shelter, discovered about a week ago, was caught early. Shelter… Read more »

Local, state agencies aiding pro-sales tax hike group

Local, state agencies aiding pro-sales tax hike group

Richmond County TDA gives group $60,000, including $55,000 via private donations Sales tax increase could generate $600,000 to $700,000 per year By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — At first glance, the… Read more »

Right as Frye: US Attorney’s Office admits ’15 percent’ drop was mistake

Right as Frye: US Attorney’s Office admits ’15 percent’ drop was mistake

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Related coverage: * Sept. 10 — Officials: 15 percent drop in violent crime * Sept. 15 — Frye: We have a crime problem A representative for… Read more »

Albemarle native serves aboard Navy destroyer

Albemarle native serves aboard Navy destroyer

BATH, Maine — A 2001 Albemarle High School graduate and Albemarle native is serving aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced ships, the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000), which… Read more »

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