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Last week, the skies of our state turned a dark blue. The heavy rain and strong winds came with a vengeance. Power and cable companies worked overtime to keep the utilities going. Duke Power had to find a way to take care of all the water coming from every part of the state. If anyone thinks Duke just makes power they are badly mistaken. Flood control along their many lakes and reservoirs is a major undertaking.

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ROCKINGHAM — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of south central North Carolina, including Richmond County.

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The Pee Dee River starts around Pilot Mountain and runs 232 miles before emptying into the ocean at Georgetown, South Carolina. It starts out by the name of the Yadkin River and turns into the Pee Dee where the Uwharrie River flows into it just below the dam at Tillery. In South Carolina it is known as the Great Pee Dee and along the river’s basin lies the most beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife to be found.

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Friday, 28 February 2020 17:00

COLUMN: Down the river without a paddle

In this week’s story, I’m going to tell y'all about a fishing trip I had long ago. Yessir, this here fishing tale happened along the banks of the mighty Pee Dee River, not far from where Cartledge Creeks runs into the river. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Rescuers had to pull four people from the Pee Dee River after they were stranded on the rocks this weekend.

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ROCKINGHAM — Investigators believe a woman who has been missing since Wednesday evening is still alive.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 16:00

Kayaker rescued on Pee Dee River

ELLERBE — A woman in a kayak had to be rescued on the river late Monday evening.

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ROCKINGHAM -- Richmond Observer accident reporter/photographer Harold Dawkins rushed to the scene Friday of a vehicle that had run off a boat ramp into the Pee Dee River. The incident occurred at the Pee Dee River boat landing located at the bridge on Highway 74.

The vehicle did have an occupant inside, and the driver had sustained what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The occupant was removed from the vehicle by an individual who was at the boat landing, and First Health Richmond EMS transported the driver to the hospital. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation of the incident.

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