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2 women robbed at gunpoint

2 women robbed at gunpoint

* Update: Man arrested, held on $20,000 bond By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Two women were robbed at gunpoint earlier today outside a gas station along U.S. Route 1 in Hoffman…. Read more »

Long joins Bryant, Ussery, Moss on board of commissioners

Long joins Bryant, Ussery, Moss on board of commissioners

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — In brief and low-key swearing-in ceremony that defied the expanded affairs of early Monday for Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. and Clerk… Read more »

Clemmons takes oath of office

Clemmons takes oath of office

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — In his campaign, Judge Michael Morgan went by that very name. On Monday in Rockingham during a special session of Richmond County Superior Court… Read more »

Christmas time events around Richmond County

Christmas time events around Richmond County

Staff report Far too many people think there’s nothing to do in or around Richmond County. Perhaps it’s that those people simply aren’t looking. Now that Thanksgiving 2014 is history,… Read more »

A Life Remembered: Macie McQueen

A Life Remembered: Macie McQueen

The story of a community matriarch By Kimberly Harrington Special to The Pee Dee Post She is remembered as a passionate advocate for justice and equality, a driven community activist, a… Read more »

Strong winds, downed trees and power outages possible

Strong winds, downed trees and power outages possible

Staff report The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather advisory for the remainder of tonight into tomorrow morning for high winds. “Strong southwesterly winds may gust as high as… Read more »

Firefighters extinguish grass fire near Speedway

Firefighters extinguish grass fire near Speedway

2 acres burn; church, houses spared By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — Volunteers from Hoffman and Northside fire departments and personnel from the North Carolina Forest Service… Read more »

Authorities seek 2 escaped inmates from Hoffman prison

Authorities seek 2 escaped inmates from Hoffman prison

Staff report Two men expected to be released from prison in late 2015 escaped late Sunday night by climbing over the fence at Morrison Correctional Institution near Hoffman. The incident… Read more »

McInnis in, McLauren out in District 25

McInnis in, McLauren out in District 25

“I’m ready to get to work” By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — It’s a small turnout at Henry’s Uptown Cafe in downtown Rockingham. It’s nothing, however, compared to the turnout… Read more »

‘It’s a good day to vote’

‘It’s a good day to vote’

Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Sample ballots: District 48 and District 66 * List of precincts * Early voter turnout reaches 17.5 percent ROBERDEL… Read more »

Grilled: Pork, chicken over flames tonight

Grilled: Pork, chicken over flames tonight

Annual Rotary auction, barbecue set for Tuesday By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com MARSTON — The 59th annual Rockingham Rotary Barbecue and Auction is set for tomorrow, Tuesday, as it always is,… Read more »

21 Rosenwald Schools boost  Black education in Richmond County

21 Rosenwald Schools boost Black education in Richmond County

By Tom MacCallum Richmond County Historical Society “In Richmond County between 1919 and 1930, twenty-one Rosenwald schools were erected, ranging from one-teacher to ten-teacher facilities.” – The Architectural History of Richmond County,… Read more »

874 early voters ‘a wow’

874 early voters ‘a wow’

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s only early voting site open Thursday attracted 874 voters, an especially high number for a mid-term election. “Unreal,” said Connie Kelly, director… Read more »

‘Either I shoot guns or I draw’

‘Either I shoot guns or I draw’

Charcoal drawing helps Marine veteran cope with ghosts of war By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * In his words: Brandon on video * Charcoal Inspirations Facebook page MARSTON — With a… Read more »

Update: School buses collide on Fox Road

Update: School buses collide on Fox Road

Staff report Two Richmond County school buses were traveling in opposite direction this morning when they came too close to each other and clipped mirrors, according to a statement from… Read more »

Reeder: ‘Some of the smartest people in the world work within a prison’

Reeder: ‘Some of the smartest people in the world work within a prison’

Editor’s note: October is National Principals Month. The Pee Dee Post will publish profiles on each of the county’s school principals during the month. * Jamie Greene * Yvonne Gilmer * Ellen Mabe * Joyce… Read more »

Our Turn: Vote ‘yes’ for park and rec

Our Turn: Vote ‘yes’ for park and rec

In Richmond County’s Vision 2020 plan, county officials referenced the 2004 planning efforts, during which officials cited the need for increased collaboration between the cities of Rockingham and Hamlet. Between… Read more »

Riders search for horse, missing since Sept. 20

Riders search for horse, missing since Sept. 20

 Wallace: ‘We need some help’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Jennifer Williams traveled to Richmond County from Cocke County, Tenn., to enjoy a trail ride with her horse, Bliss. She never figured… Read more »

Video: Robbins honored for ‘a life well spent’

Video: Robbins honored for ‘a life well spent’

Marston station named in honor of late Hoffman Fire & Rescue chief  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Video MARSTON — Twin 4-year-olds Carson and Levi Boyle didn’t know what the… Read more »

Ray Robbins Jr., former Hoffman fire, rescue chief, to be honored Sept. 14

Ray Robbins Jr., former Hoffman fire, rescue chief, to be honored Sept. 14

Served Hoffman, Marston communities for more than 40 years Staff report The 28 active members of Hoffman Fire and Rescue will gather for a brief ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday,… Read more »

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