Keep up-to-date on the latest lifestyle news from Richmond County

ASHEBORO — Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo? Here’s your chance to find out.
PINEHURST — Many people are stressed and concerned about their health due to COVID-19. If you are a tobacco user, or someone you care about is a tobacco user, you may have the added stress of worrying about an increased risk for COVID-19.
ROCKINGHAM — On Monday, Sept. 21st, North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry made the drive from Raleigh to present Richmond County Emergency Services Director Donna Wright, the North Carolina Emergency Management Directors Award.
HAMLET — Paying for college can be a burden. But it doesn’t have to be. There are numerous resources for financial assistance, but the first step in getting money to help pay for college is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA.
HAMLET — The parking lot at the Cole Auditorium will be rocking and rolling on Friday night with local rock band The Ponder Project, which will hit the stage at 6 p.m. The second show of the “Car”certs at the Cole series, this eclectic group delivers a variety of songs…
Friday, 25 September 2020 12:54

COLUMN: A bridge too far

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In the early 1940s, our country — along with most of the world — was at war. Germany and Japan were looking to expand their boundaries with no regard for other countries or their people. Before the war ended, many lives would be lost, and destruction would be everywhere.
PEMBROKE — If you frequent Pembroke, chances are you’ve seen Emmaline Mansfield’s visual handiwork.
HAMLET — Stephen McQueen had been looking forward to the start of this school year for a long time. He was going to be an elementary school teacher with his very own classroom where he would meet parents and welcome wide-eyed students to a new grade level. However, COVID-19 changed…
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior High School student Savanna Harrelson has been named a “Commended Student” in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Friday, 18 September 2020 12:36

COLUMN: Those pesky red bugs

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Seems during the warmer months, folks want to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Why, some work in their yards and gardens or hike on their favorite trails, while other’s fish along lakes and streams, or even pick berries. Whatever the outdoor activity, these are perfect hiding places for red…
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