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Saturday, 04 September 2021 14:20

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part I

Until the early 1900s, the Pee Dee River ran free and clear from the North Carolina mountains to the South Carolina coast with no man-made structures to hinder its flow.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 12 July 2021 19:09

COLUMN: Where did you learn to swim?

As the title suggests, this story is about learning to swim for the first time. Learning to swim is a very important life skill to learn. Swimming is fun and refreshing, but water can be dangerous if you are not careful and don't know your limits. It’s not really safe to swim by yourself even though you are an accomplished swimmer.

Published in Lifestyle

ROCKINGHAM — Members of the Chalk’s Landing community gathered together on Saturday for the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited amenities pavilion.

Published in Local News

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.

Published in Lifestyle

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

Published in Local News

CORDOVA — Although separated by 800 miles, two groups of firefighters formed a camaraderie in the midst of Hurricane Florence.

A FEMA-credentialed swiftwater task force comprised of firefighters from several departments in New Hampshire made the drive to Richmond County last week to work with Cordova Fire and Rescue.

“People have come up to help us in the past, so we’re just returning the favor,” said Patrick Laforge of the Goffstown Fire Department said Monday while waiting to try Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue at the East Rockingham Fire Department.

Joining Laforge from Goffstown was Chris Couturier as well as: Keith Folsom, Jon Strong and Capt. Ben Selleck from the Bedford Fire Department; Jeff Chickering, Dustin Holmes and Brad Keay from the Keene Fire Department; Tom Defina and Mike Meehan from the Manchester Fire Department; Cal Weichert and Darren Schriever from the Amherst Fire Department; and Garrett Meador and Chad McCarthy from the Conway and North Conway Fire Departments, respectively.

Although they weren’t needed much in Richmond County, last Sunday night they rescued more than 30 people from homes and cars in Laurinburg as the parts of the city began to flood.

Published in Local News