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Shertzer: Addicts can lie, cheat, steal … and feel

Shertzer: Addicts can lie, cheat, steal … and feel

This is not my typical humorous, playfully sarcastic post. So if you are looking for humor, you might want to just keep clicking, because today, I got nothing. This is… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Finding reliable nutrition advice

Extension @ Your Service: Finding reliable nutrition advice

Nutrition is an ongoing and ever-changing topic as research continues to emerge. It can often be overwhelming for the people to sort through this information and understand what is truly… Read more »

8 complete volunteer training at Scotland County hospice

8 complete volunteer training at Scotland County hospice

LAURINBURG — Hospice of Scotland County welcomes 8 new volunteers who completed the 12 hours of training required to serve as Patient and Family Care volunteers on June 18. Pictured,… Read more »

FirstHealth gets $10K for COPD education

FirstHealth gets $10K for COPD education

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas, in partnership with the North Carolina American Indian Health Board (NCAIHB), has received a $10,000 subcontract from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute… Read more »

All Healthcare Management classes at RCC now online

All Healthcare Management classes at RCC now online

By Wylie Bell Richmond Community College HAMLET — Richmond Community College is now making all Healthcare Management Technology (HMT) classes available in an online format. By making the HMT classes… Read more »

Cea: Federal funding needed for suicide prevention research

Cea: Federal funding needed for suicide prevention research

To the editor: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and most suicides are a result of untreated mental illness. We know today that more research,… Read more »

Deadline looming for meningitis vaccinations

Deadline looming for meningitis vaccinations

One-third of rising 7th graders don’t have shot By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com The countdown is on. The first day for Richmond County Schools students is only 67 days away. The start… Read more »

Murphy earns Chiropractic Sports Physician certification

Murphy earns Chiropractic Sports Physician certification

ROCKINGHAM — Dr. Jerry Murphy has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP). The CCSP certification requires the doctor to attend… Read more »

Bowlers spare no strikes against autism

Bowlers spare no strikes against autism

ROCKINGHAM — Funds raised MONDAYnight at the Strike Out Autism will be used exclusively for children in Richmond County with Autism. The chapter works hard to raise funds each year… Read more »

Letter: Hernandez family says ‘Thank you, Richmond County’

Letter: Hernandez family says ‘Thank you, Richmond County’

To the editor: Thank you for writing this beautiful article “Beating the odds: Hernandez earns high school diploma” about Jonathan’s high school and cancer story. Also, thank you for publishing… Read more »

Hot Mamas slated to open season Saturday

Hot Mamas slated to open season Saturday

  Related 2014 coverage * July 31: MoCo overwhelms Chix with Stix for title * July 29: Final Four to play for Hot Mamas championship * June 21: Hot Mamas celebrate Opening Day… Read more »

‘It’s time to go to Disney!’

‘It’s time to go to Disney!’

Kwalei and his “million-dollar smile” headed to Orlando By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – a Disney/DQ celebration * Video: What is Tetralogy of Fallot? * Rockingham teen manages Tetralogy… Read more »

Thinking of retiring in NC? Think again

Thinking of retiring in NC? Think again

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC CARY — Seventy-five-year-old Ken Cowick and his wife moved to Cary from Michigan with their retirement in mind. What’s top of mind now for the… Read more »

RCC tightens entry into practical nursing program

RCC tightens entry into practical nursing program

  By Wylie Bell Richmond Community College HAMLET — In an effort toward continuous improvement, Richmond Community College revealed a more streamlined and succinct Mission Statement and new admission criteria… Read more »

Town officials to spray for mosquitos

Town officials to spray for mosquitos

CHERAW, S.C. — The town of Cheraw Public Works Department has launched its Mosquito Patrol in an attempt to control the town’s mosquito population. Mosquito larvae control has already been… 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 »

5th annual Strike Out Autism event set for June 15

5th annual Strike Out Autism event set for June 15

* June 16, 2014 – A ‘wild night’ in dealing strikes to autism * Oct. 16, 2014 – Autism Society debuts anti-bullying tool kit * April 2, 2015 – Richmond… Read more »

FirstHealth sleep labs acquire new testing technology

FirstHealth sleep labs acquire new testing technology

The upgrading of FirstHealth of the Carolinas’ three Sleep Disorders Centers with new state-of-the-art technology begins a process aimed at national accreditation for the program’s three hospital sleep labs. According… Read more »

Laughing yoga ‘a wonderful morale booster’

Laughing yoga ‘a wonderful morale booster’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video – the bird laugh * Photo gallery – more than 200 images ELLERBE — Laughing yoga, it turns out, is not a spectator… Read more »

NC foster children find family support

NC foster children find family support

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service – NC RALEIGH — There are nearly 9,000 children in out-of-home placements in North Carolina, and 87 percent of them are placed in family settings. That… Read more »

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