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ASHEBORO — Diesel, a California sea lion, who one zookeeper remembered as a "chatty goofball full of energy," passed away on Aug. 18. Diesel arrived at the Zoo in 2015 with another sea lion pup named Owen after both were deemed unfit to be returned to the wild.
As a writer, you sometimes think, ”Is all this time and research on a book or column worth it?”
Friday, 21 August 2020 12:01

COLUMN: Cowboys, teachers and 'Father Fix-it'

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Where do cowboys come from? In my family’s case, they came from a farm in Ohio. My cousins Del and Dana were raised on that farm but had an itch to go to rodeo school out in Texas. And in due time they became cowboys, the real kind, cowpokes who…
HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Industrial Mechanics program graduate Michael McKenzie developed the skills he needed to receive a promotion at his current place of employment. After just 16 weeks of training, he has been promoted to maintenance technician at Railroad Friction in Scotland County.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:17

Drew Davis named July Teen of the Month

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ROCKINGHAM — You might say July’s Teen of the Month, Drew Davis, had a leg up on the competition.
HAMLET — Mother of seven Monica Jacobs, of Pembroke, graduated from the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Richmond Community College in 2019. Currently, she is employed with Scotland Memorial Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse.
HAMLET — Richmond Community College has announced its honor lists for the 2020 summer semester.
PINEHURST — Back to school has taken on new meaning this year with even more worries for parents as school begins during the age of COVID-19. The school year looks a lot different across our region with some students taking virtual classes only and others a mix of in-person and…
Last week, I told you the story of a sick Confederate soldier returning home by way of the Swift Island Ferry. After crossing the ferry, he tried his best to make it home but died only a mile away from it.
HAMLET — Vanecia Johnson, a math teacher at Richmond Early College High School, was named Richmond County Schools’ 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.
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