Betty Gallo McIntyre

Betty Gallo McIntyre

ROCKINGHAM - There is a time in most all of our lives when we come to a crossroads and have to make hard decisions; decisions that could make or break us. Situations and circumstances cause us to move out of our comfort zones and step into the unknown. If we stay in these zones we will most likely be left empty and stagnant unless we choose to move forward.

NORFOLK, VA. - Men and women daily make the decision to serve our country by joining the military. This decision is possibly one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, decisions one can make. Family moves often, as the person serving is relocated time after time. The spouse has to be as strong as the person serving, as it is crucial for them to show support by adjusting to the constant changes. Joining the service takes one into the unknown, while at the same time gives a sense of self-worth as one’s focus is on the main reason for joining: protecting and serving our country, the United States of America.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 05:04

Dancing With The Stars: A Night of Magic

HAMLET - Ticketholders began arriving early on September 8, 2018, dressed in their best attire as the much anticipated night of Dancing With The Stars was finally at hand. The sense of magic was immediately felt upon entering the venue as the theme from Walt Disney World greeted all.

HAMLET - On Saturday, September 8, 2018, the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet, NC will come alive with excitement as couples put on their dancing shoes to compete in the annual fundraiser benefit “Dancing With the Stars” hosted by Richmond County Hospice and sponsored by Mabry’s Drug and Home Care in Hamlet.

This year’s event will open at 5:30 p.m. in the Banquet Room of the Cole Auditorium, kicking-off with the “Taste of the Sandhills” lineup: over 20 restaurants will be represented with each offering a taste of their specialty. A cash bar will also be open to offer beer and wine, and a DJ will be providing music for all who attend. An open floor will also be available for all who would like to do a little dancing of their own before the big event.

ROCKINGHAM - If you live in or around Richmond County and love good seafood and/or a great steak, then you have probably eaten at Captain George Seafood Restaurant in Rockingham. The business will be celebrating its’ fifth anniversary in November of this year, but the history began long before.

ROCKINGHAM - Richmond County is blessed to have many people who go above and beyond in helping others. One such person that stands out is Robin Roberts. She was born in Richmond County but shortly thereafter moved to Texas. Several years later she relocated back to Rockingham where she continues to reside today.

 

In 1990 Roberts took a job waitressing at Hudson Brothers and proceeded to advance to general manager where she continues to this day. She has brought live music to the deli as she coordinates musicians to come and play each week. “They call me the musical mama,” said Roberts.

ROCKINGHAM - With the increasing number of wounded warriors and disabled veterans, as well as associated suicide rates on the rise, Operation North State (ONS) is one organization birthed with a mission to reach out and help in any area possible. 

Winston Salem, NC native Terry Snyder is the founder of ONS. He got the idea in 2010 while sitting at a Krispy Kreme donut shop with friends and discussing veterans’ needs. With Snyder’s strong desire to help veterans, wounded warriors, and deployed troops, he asked his friends one at a time, “What are you doing to help?” Snyder said “It was at that moment I would say was the beginning of ONS.”

EAST ROCKINGHAM - In the past few weeks, the acquisition of Rohanen School by Place of Grace has been a hot topic here in Richmond County. The air continues to buzz with excitement as numerous people lend a helping hand in making the dream become a reality. 

The doors will open for the first time Monday, August 13, to welcome the community to attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) which will continue through Friday, August 17. Karen Walters and Misti Loan will be heading VBS with the theme “The Rolling River Rampage.” It will kick-off with supper being served at 5:30 p.m. each night to all attending. VBS will then follow from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM - The phrase “busy as a bee” rings true for these little fellows as they diligently work day and night. There are around 4000 different types of native bee species in North America that are now considered to be on the endangered species list; sadly, honeybees are included on this list.

These bees are necessary to plants as they fly from flower to flower collecting pollen which is then transferred to other flowers during the process. As the pollen is transferred, the flowers are pollinated; this is needed in order for plants to reproduce, which is vital to the human race.

ROCKINGHAM - We have all heard the question: “Is your glass half full or half empty?” I guess that would depend upon the mentality of the person holding the glass. Life will surely bring the ups as well as the downs which cause us to feel the effects of the empty glass.

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