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PHOTOS: Lady Raiders at Panther Creek
CARY — Never giving up, the Richmond Senior High School girls’ basketball team suffered a loss to another ranked opponent on Friday. Continuing a gauntlet of non-conference games to begin the new season, the Lady Raiders lost 66-43 to Panther Creek High School. The Lady Catamounts (2-0) are...
Moseley ‘couldn’t be more proud’ of Lady Raiders’ effort against reigning 4A champs
CARY — A tough start to the season continued for the Richmond Senior High School girls’ basketball team on Friday, albeit not without a few bright spots. On the road at Panther Creek High School, the reigning NCHSAA 4A state champion, the Lady Raiders fell short 66-43. Playing...
Brown scores 33 points in OT loss at Panther Creek
CARY — The Richmond Senior High School junior varsity girls’ basketball team’s perfect start came to an end on Friday. After a pair of running-clock wins to begin the season, the JV Lady Raiders suffered an overtime loss at Panther Creek High School. Playing its first road...
Rockingham Police search for missing man
ROCKINGHAM — Police and family members of a man who hasn’t been seen since earlier in the week are asking for help finding him. According to the Rockingham Police Department, family members filed a missing persons report Thursday for 41-year-old Jason Darnell. Darnell, who works for the city...
OPINION: Are there answers to difficult family questions?
I make approximately 50 presentations each year across the state. I always enjoy the last portion of my talks when I take audience questions. Recently I had one of the most challenging questions I’ve ever faced. A young woman told me she and her husband had one child, and...
In Memoriam: Sandra Day O’Connor (1930–2023)
WASHINGTON — Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O’Connor died today at the age of 93. In 1981, O’Connor was sworn in to the Supreme Court, the first woman to be appointed since its creation in 1789. President Ronald Reagan nominated O’Connor after making a campaign promise to have a woman on the nation’s highest court. The Senate unanimously confirmed O’Connor.
OBITUARY: David Edgar McCall
David Edgar McCall, 77, of Hamlet, celebrated his heavenly birthday on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was born on Nov. 30, 1946 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a son of the late John Crouse and Lucy Annas McCall. He is survived by his wife...
OBITUARY: George Graham Inman
Mr. George Graham Inman, 104 and 11/12, passed away on Nov. 30, 2023 at his residence in Still Hopes Retirement Community in West Columbia, South Carolina. He was born Dec. 25, 1918 in Fairmont, son of Robert and Maggie Davis Inman. He was the 10th child in his family and adored his older brothers and sisters who provided for him in so many ways after his parents died while he was quite young.
Higher auto,motorcycle insurance rates take effect today in N.C.
Starting today, auto and motorcycle insurance rates are increasing in North Carolina. North Carolinians will see their auto insurance rates increase by 4.5% on Dec. 1 or after and again in 2024 because of a settlement reached between the North Carolina Department of Insurance and insurance companies. Motorcycle liability will also increase 2.3% on or after Dec.1 and in 2024.
Richmond County Tourism seeks participants for Christmas Lights Trail
ROCKINGHAM — Gov. Roy Cooper issued a proclamation in January that stated in part, “Trails offer quality-of-life benefits to all North Carolinians as expressions of local community character and pride, as outdoor workshops for science education, as tools for economic revitalization, as free resources for healthy recreation, as accessible alternative transportation, and as sites for social and cultural events.”
Wildlife Commission seeks public comment for proposed rule changes
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has opened the public comment period for proposed rule changes to the 2024-2025 regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands. The comment period will be open through Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. Comments may be submitted online, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (must include...
Enviva Hamlet volunteers for Habitat repair project in Dobbins Heights
Enviva Hamlet volunteered to help Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills most recent restoration build in Dobbins Heights as part of Habitat’s ongoing Dobbins Heights Restoration Project. The goal of the project is to enable homeowners in the community to make minor repairs and upkeep while maintaining access...
OBITUARY: Crystal Terry Hagler
Crystal “Chris” Terry Hagler, 65, of Hamlet, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 at Richmond County Hospice Haven, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, daughter of the late Charlie Gibbons Terry and Sandra Roper Terry. Chris loved to collect...
Lady Raiders split with Southern Lee, Pinecrest in opener
ABERDEEN — It was a tale of two matches on Thursday for the Richmond Senior High School girls’ bowling team. Starting their new campaign at the Sandhills Bowling Center, the Lady Raiders blanked Southern Lee High School before being shut out by Pinecrest High School. With the split...
Raiders drop 2 matches to begin new season
ABERDEEN — Unable to find its rhythm on Thursday, the Richmond Senior High School boys’ bowling team started its season with a pair of losses. Kicking off their Sandhills Athletic Conference season at the Sandhills Bowling Center, the Raiders fell to Southern Lee and Pinecrest high schools. Despite...
Raiders swim to 3rd-place finish in first meet
RAEFORD — A combination of experience and new talent propelled the Richmond Senior High School boys’ swimming team to a top-three finish on Wednesday. Beginning their Sandhills Athletic Conference season at the James A. Leach Aquatic Center, the Raiders notched 135 points to claim third place out of six teams.
Lady Raiders place 5th in season opener
RAEFORD — The Richmond Senior High School girls’ swimming team opened its season on Wednesday with a fifth-place finish. Beginning Sandhills Athletic Conference competition at the James A. Leach Aquatic Center, the Lady Raiders earned 29 points across two events. Ten of the team’s 12 swimmers competed in...
Rockingham PD, RCSO receive donations from Back the Blue Ride; Santa parades scheduled for Ellerbe, Cordova
ROCKINGHAM — More than $10,000 raised during this year’s two-county Back the Blue Ride have been returned to Richmond County. On Wednesday, ride organizer Chris Jackson and his wife Judy delivered checks for $5,400 to each the Rockingham Police Department and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for their respective community Christmas shopping programs.
Fights at Richmond Senior lead to 22 suspensions
ROCKINGHAM — More than 20 students have been suspended following a series of fights this week at Richmond Senior High School. According to Kyle DeWitt, public information officer for Richmond County Schools, there have been three fights at the high school from Monday, Nov. 27-28. Twenty-two students have been...
OPINION: The White House Goes Rogue: Secret surveillance program breaks all the laws
The government wants us to believe that we have nothing to fear from its mass spying programs as long as we’ve done nothing wrong. It doesn’t matter whether you obey every law. The government’s definition of a “bad” guy is extraordinarily broad, and it results in the warrantless surveillance of innocent, law-abiding Americans on a staggering scale.
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