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Spradlin: On the road with the Rockets band

Spradlin: On the road with the Rockets band

It was an assignment, but not the kind that requires a notebook, pen and the ever-present Canon Rebel T5i. After spending Saturday at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte with several… Read more »

10th Hinson Lake ultra going high-tech

10th Hinson Lake ultra going high-tech

Runners can expect electronic timing, bandit pacers eliminated By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * 2014 PDP event coverage * 2015 confirmed entries list (subject to change) * Run Richmond – see upcoming events * Hinson… Read more »

Ear infection leads to 18-day hospital stay

Ear infection leads to 18-day hospital stay

East Rockingham family funds exhausted Staff report * Make a voluntary contribution EAST ROCKINGHAM — It began with a simple ear infection. Eighteen days later — with more than one… Read more »

Seniors’ art on display in Ellerbe library

Seniors’ art on display in Ellerbe library

Instructor: “These old folks done pretty good” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ELLERBE — John and Ann Moore led a small contingent at Kemp-Sugg Memorial Library in Ellerbe. The mission? To… Read more »

2 of 5 Hamlet council members don’t support budget

2 of 5 Hamlet council members don’t support budget

Draft budget: $4.98 million general fund, $2.59 million enterprise fund By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Draft budget * City Manager’s budget message HAMLET — All Hamlet City Council members need is… Read more »

Homeschoolers gain insight into Early College option

Homeschoolers gain insight into Early College option

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROBERDEL — Christy Mabe might have the easiest job in the world. She works with high school students in Richmond County to tell them about… Read more »

From Rockingham to Noah’s Ark

From Rockingham to Noah’s Ark

Ellerbe woman transports new toys to lions, tigers and bears By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Rescuing a bowling ball from the landfill doesn’t have quite the noble ring to it some… Read more »

Hamlet native aims to help Oklahoma flood victims

Hamlet native aims to help Oklahoma flood victims

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com More than 40 tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma since the start of May, but that isn’t Victoria (nee Livingston) Johnson’s most pressing concern. The… Read more »

‘Disco’s dead! It’s been dead for years’

‘Disco’s dead! It’s been dead for years’

The Boogie Man: “It’s gonna take more than a Pop-Tart to wake this dude up” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 400 images * Promo video… Read more »

United Way says ‘thank you’ to supporters

United Way says ‘thank you’ to supporters

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery * March 24: United Way exceeds $250K goal * Sept. 11: Day of Caring allows county to breathe better ROCKINGHAM — John… Read more »

Jacobs earns SEC Player of the Year honors

Jacobs earns SEC Player of the Year honors

Satterfield, Davis, Haywood, Jacobs, Mabe all-SEC picks By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com For the fourth straight year, a Richmond Raider has earned softball Player of the Year honors for the Southeastern… Read more »

More than 60 graduate Early College with diploma, degree

More than 60 graduate Early College with diploma, degree

By Leighton Bell Richmond Community College * Johnson, Wilson lead Class of 2015 Commencement ceremonies for Richmond Early College High School (REaCH) and Scotland Early College High School (SEarCH) were… Read more »

‘A hero I never knew’

‘A hero I never knew’

Roberdel man keeps  uncle’s memory alive By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROBERDEL — Meet James Archie Easterling. Easterling was 24 years old when he married Ruth Jane Cresman, of Tryon. The… Read more »

‘A lot of folks died for our freedoms’

‘A lot of folks died for our freedoms’

7th annual Memorial Day cookout in Norman a success By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery NORMAN — Food is used as an excuse to get together. There were plenty… Read more »

Brigman, army of volunteers plant U.S. flags

Brigman, army of volunteers plant U.S. flags

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — Jimmy Brigman would be the first to tell anyone who asked that it took more than Jimmy Brigman to plant… Read more »

‘Hopefully one day the fighting will stop’

‘Hopefully one day the fighting will stop’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Austin Dockery spoke of the sacrifices and burdens military veterans wear, but mostly of the ultimate sacrifice given by… Read more »

‘BP’ misses NASCAR Hall of Fame nod

‘BP’ misses NASCAR Hall of Fame nod

Former Cup champ, broadcaster awaits HOF ticket By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Parsons’ NASCAR HOF nomination * ESPN: Rockingham’s finest hour * Bruton Smith voted to NASCAR Hall of Fame… Read more »

Kochanowicz, Cline earn May Madness 50K titles

Kochanowicz, Cline earn May Madness 50K titles

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 400 images * Complete results * Event website * Run Richmond – list of 2015 running events * Entry… Read more »

Highway Patrol seeks applicants to counter ‘severe shortage’

Highway Patrol seeks applicants to counter ‘severe shortage’

Recruiter: “We’re trying to find some good people”  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Eight might not seem like a large number, but it’s a significant percentage of the number of troopers… Read more »

‘It was a far different time’

‘It was a far different time’

Goodman, veterans seek connection, concern from young people By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – more than 400 images ROCKINGHAM — Kodi Grubbs stood in the back, on the… Read more »

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