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CHARLOTTE — Winter weather poses unique challenges to people faced with bitter cold, snow and ice. The American Red Cross has steps you should take to stay safe if you are in the path of winter storms.

Published in Lifestyle
Friday, 11 December 2020 12:55

COLUMN: My trip to India - Part III

After leaving Chennai, the last part of my trip was a road trip through the northwest corner of India and through parts of the Himalayan mountain range. I flew from Chennai to New Delhi. For this part of the trip, I booked a tour with a small company. I told them the areas that I’d like to visit and they booked all the hotels and neat stops to visit, and they supplied me with a driver. He picked me up from the New Delhi airport. The first stop was to Rishikesh. This was a mistake of sorts.

Published in Lifestyle
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 10:10

Road closures suspended for the holiday weekend

RALEIGH – Though traffic is expected to be lighter than usual for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to assist drivers who are traveling by suspending most construction activity along its major highways.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH – A survey that launched today is the last chance for the public to comment on draft recommendations that will be used to finalize the state’s 30-year transportation plan.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 12:13

OPINION: America needs 2 fast things

America is in need of two things very fast and very different. One large, and one small — sort of. One that goes a couple hundred miles an hour, and one that goes almost the speed of light. One that travels in complicated paths, and one that goes in a giant circle. One that is familiar, and one that is not so much. One that is reliable and efficient, and one that crashes constantly.

Published in Opinion

ELLERBE — "Hi, Boss."

That's how Tim White greeted the life-sized photo of his late friend Andre Roussimoff — better known to the world as Andre the Giant — during a private visit to the Rankin Museum of American Heritage on Wednesday.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — With a busy Christmas and New Year holiday travel week being predicted, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most road and lane closures on interstates, U.S. and N.C. routes across the state from Friday, Dec. 21, to Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Published in Local News

RAEFORD – Soccer players these days don’t just play in the season that their high school plays. Many soccer players now play year-round to not only better themselves, but to keep up with the competition that does the same thing.

One such ladies team is Richmond FC, which is loaded with great players from freshmen up to seniors. The following is a list of their players.


Shelby Matheson

Hanna Millen

Kathleen Pittman

Alannah Yannone


Julia Bornhorst

Jessie Graham

Morgan Hooks

Tatum Hubbard

Jessie Matheson

Jayana Nicholson

Emily Parsons

Kaiyah Sriratanakoul

Kyra Wall


Carley Lambeth

Aby Lucero

Valery Standridge

Alexis Swinney

Chloe Wiggins


Morgan Cauley

Kelly Hoffman

Katelyn Millen

Crimson Singletary

On Saturday, Richmond FC played two teams in their league and dominated both games.  In game one, Richmond got off to a slow start giving the Raeford team a few opportunities to put Richmond on its heels.

After halftime, the team found its rhythm and was able to hold Raeford United scoreless while netting 10 goals, while also putting many more shots on net.

Game two was a mismatched affair from the beginning, with Richmond scoring at will for the entire game against the Juggernauts.

Eleven different players were able to find the back net in the second game. At the half, with a 15-0 lead, Richmond’s coaching staff started moving players to different positions to get all the girls a little more comfortable. This will prove to be a huge benefit to the girls as they travel to Myrtle Beach to play in the Great Carolina Shootout this upcoming weekend.    

Freshmen Singletary and Millen were solid on the back line all day, along with seniors Matheson and Yannone, and the goalkeeper play of Swinney and Hoffman. The Richmond team, after three matches this season, has yet to allow a goal, and has only allowed a few shots on goal.

Overall, the Richmond ladies team has scored 41 goals in three matches, while holding their opponents scoreless. Here is the breakdown of scoring in the two games played on Saturday:

Graham, 7

Wiggins, 5

Lambeth, 3

Nicholson, 3

Swinney, 3

Bornhorst 2

Millen, 2

Standridge, 2

Hoffman, 1

Hooks, 1

Matheson, 1

Singletary, 1

“I was very proud of the girls,” head coach Abel Alvarado stated. “They played good all day. It was nice to switch the players around some, so I can see who is capable of playing where, in case of injury or missing players in the next games. Myrtle Beach will be tougher competition."

The Great Carolina Shootout will be on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, in Myrtle Beach. Stay tuned to the RO for results from this tournament.

Chris Singletary and Denita Cauley contributed to this article.

Published in Local Sports

MAXTON, N.C. - The Richmond Raiders junior varsity football team will try to stay perfect Thursday when it opens up Sandhills Athletic Conference play against the Rams of Purnell Swett High School.

Published in Local Sports