Betty Gallo McIntyre

Betty Gallo McIntyre

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.

ROCKINGHAM - Not long ago I was talking with my oldest daughter Jessica who lives out of town. She has been a stay-at-home mom since her first baby was born six years ago; now she has two, one age six and one age four.

RICHMOND COUNTY - Art students from Richmond Senior High School (RSHS) as well as the Ninth Grade Academy are getting ready for an upcoming show that will take place for one day only.

Friday, 18 May 2018 05:06

Memorial Day Flag Project

ROCKINGHAM - Memorial Day is a very special time for America as we remember those who died while serving in the country’s military.

It is observed on the last Monday of May which this year will be on Monday, May 28th. 

Some confuse Memorial Day with Veterans' Day. The difference is that on Veterans' Day we celebrate all the U.S. military veterans who have served; on Memorial Day we remember those who lost their lives while serving.

ROCKINGHAM - At one time or another, we have all experienced life’s ups and downs in our lives.

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 05:05

Buddy Roes Rides For A Cause

ROCKINGHAM - The weather was perfect as bikes were humming in Rockingham Saturday, May 5 at Buddy Roes as bikers began arriving to participate in the fundraiser for Richmond County Special Olympics (RCSO).

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