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Downtown Hamlet Farmers’ Market

Downtown Hamlet Farmers' Market is Now Open! Fruits, veggies, crafts, live music, specialty hot dogs, Kona Ice, and fun coming tomorrow at the farmers market!! [...]

Holly Arts & Crafts Festival – Vendor Information

Holly Arts & Crafts Festival  Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Festival Hours 10:00 AM-4:00 PM The annual Holly Arts & Crafts Festival combines the talents of [...]

5th Annual Duskin & Stephens Foundation’s

The evening includes: silent auction, food, beer, tandem skydiving during National Anthem, buffet dinner by the Bell Tree Tavern, Beer by the Railhouse and Southern [...]

Pinehurst Live After 5

Pinehurst Live after 5 The Embers, a beach music band who have defined the genre will join us for a special Live after 5 Concert [...]

Daily Journal 

  • Hamlet, Ellerbe, Hoffman council races see challengers; Rockingham, Dobbins Heights uncontested
    ROCKINGHAM — With 10 minutes to spare before filing closed at noon Friday, Daniel Kelly walked into the Richmond County Board of Elections office to fill out his paperwork to run for re-election on the Hoffman Town Council. With Hoffman’s election schedule, all council seats and that of mayor are ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Flipped truck shuts down highway
    ROCKINGHAM — A federal highway became a rocky road Friday afternoon after a dump truck flipped and spilled its load. The truck’s driver, Laverne Isaac Jr., of Patrick, South Carolina, was heading south on US 1 and going too fast around a curve with a full load of gravel when ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Rockingham pastor continues march to Washington, D.C.
    A Rockingham pastor walking to Washington, D.C. will attend an interfaith rally and prayer service at the Jefferson Memorial on Monday with others working to protect Medicaid benefits for the medically fragile. After the rally, the group will walk with him to congressional offices. The Rev. James Brigman, 52, and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • New Hamlet dealership uses resources from RCC’s Small Business Center in start-up
    HAMLET — Anthony Fuller decided to open Premier Auto Imports in downtown Hamlet after doing some research about the need for a foreign car dealer in Richmond County. Being new to the area, he worked with Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center to become more familiar with the surrounding community ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Benefit pancake breakfast on Saturday
    The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com or call 910-817-2673. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled. Today SHORT STACKS FOR BIG CHANGE benefit breakfast, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • New Birth Baptist in Hamlet hosting Rainbow Tea
    The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays for publication the next Saturday. Drop off items at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or send an email to christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Memories of a happy dog
    My family got our dog, Bailey, when she was only a few weeks old and a year after I was born. We all adored Bailey, even if sometimes we questioned her species as she seemed to be part pig. Bailey was a female Boston terrier who ate everything and was ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Moss: Public or not, I’ll pray to myself
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Commissioner Ben Moss opened the July 11 board meeting by leading the prayer. Three days later, he would have been in violation of a recent court decision. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that found the Rowan County Board of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • 10 graduate from RCC practical nursing program
    HAMLET — Ten graduates of the Practical Nursing program at Richmond Community College exited the Cole Auditorium on July 18 with lighted lamps in a symbolic gesture of beginning a journey into a noble profession. The Practical Nursing pinning ceremony is the culmination of the yearlong program, which prepares graduates ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Challengers enter races for Hoffman, Ellerbe council seats
    ROCKINGHAM — Two more candidates filed for this year’s municipal elections on Thursday — but not the two remaining incumbents. John D. Taylor threw his proverbial hat in the ring for the Hoffman Town Council, and Lee Freeman for the Ellerbe council, according to Elections Director Connie Kelly. Taylor is ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Where does food come from?
    A beet plucked fresh from the ground became a tiny, portable classroom Thursday, teaching children on a Cooperative Extension farm tour how to build soil, protect against nematodes and eat to preserve good health. The seven children from Richmond County — and about a dozen others from Moore County — ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Blood drive in Ellerbe
    The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com or call 910-817-2673. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled. Today BLOOD DRIVE by the American Red Cross, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Attorney: ‘State has ample revenue to pay’ judgement
    HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education will take its case against the state to the highest court in North Carolina. The promise from the schools’ attorney comes on the heels of a N.C. Court of Appeals ruling that said the court could not order legislators to pay $272,300 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Sandhills AGInnovation Center aims to help farmers’ produce sales
    Three thousand square feet of concrete and roofing near Ellerbe may just hold the future of Richmond County farming. Scheduled to open in September, the Sandhills AGInnovation Center — a team effort between Richmond and Moore counties and the N.C. Cooperative Extension — will offer opportunities for local farmers to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Share Night with American Legion at Captain D’s
    The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com or call 910-817-2673. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled. Today AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 Share Night, 5-8 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Richmond Senior football ranked No. 7 in CarolinaPreps.com preseason poll
    ROCKINGHAM — Although there have been a number of changes within the Richmond Senior football program, the Raiders are still viewed as one of the top teams in the state. Richmond came in at No. 7 on CarolinaPreps.com’s 4A Top-25 Preseason Power Rankings released early Friday morning. This was the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Richmond Rattlers win CCSSL championship
    SANFORD — Following their victory over Bunn two days ago, the Richmond Rattlers’ head coach Ricky Young said his team would have to “pitch well, swing the bats and play defense” in order to win its next two games. Well, that’s exactly what the Rattlers did. They had solid performances ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-22-2017
  • Devon Hunt named to All-CIAA Preseason Football Team
    After an impressive freshman season, a number of media members are expecting Devon Hunt to be one of the best linebackers in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association this upcoming season. On Wednesday, Hunt was selected to the 2017 All-CIAA Preseason Football Team at the conference’s media day luncheon. The former ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Richmond Rattlers advance to CCSSL semifinal
    SANFORD — With their dominant victory Thursday afternoon, the Richmond Rattlers have put themselves in position to compete for a championship. The Rattlers, coached by Richmond Senior head baseball coach Ricky Young, defeated the Bunn Wildcats 9-2 in the first round of the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League tournament at ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-21-2017
  • Cagle: Maybe I should reconsider dirt races
    Let’s talk dirt. By the time you read this, the only dirt race for NASCAR’s three national touring series will probably be done. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Eldora Dirt Derby was held Wednesday night. The 2017 edition marks the fifth consecutive year the NCWTS has played in ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Tyrone Crowder selected to 2017 All-ACC Preseason Football Team
    The 2017 All-ACC Preseason Football Team was announced early Wednesday. And one of the 27 players selected — which are voted on by 167 media members — was former Richmond Senior standout Tyrone Crowder, making him one of five Clemson athletes recognized on the list. Crowder is an offensive guard ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-20-2017
  • Greyson Way verbally commits to UNC-Greensboro
    ROCKINGHAM — At the conclusion of an unofficial visit that lasted nearly six hours, Greyson Way was sold. She had toured the campus, met the “awesome” coaching staff and connected with the current players, which ultimately influenced her decision to join the Lady Spartans once she graduates from Richmond Senior ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-18-2017
  • Butler finishes as nation’s leader in stolen bases per game
    ROCKINGHAM — Thanks to Drew Butler, a former Richmond Senior baseball standout, Campbell University’s athletic department will be receiving some new hardware soon. According to a tweet posted by Campbell’s head baseball coach Justin Haire on Sunday, and confirmed on the NCAA’s official website, Butler ended the 2016-17 season as ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-18-2017
  • AC Orange, Dream Killers crowned champs at Hwy 55 soccer challenge
    ROCKINGHAM — Before the clouds came out, temperatures were in the high 90s and Browder Park was filled with competition. And both Keith and Colleen Parsons watched as their annual soccer event turned into the biggest one yet. “I loved that everyone looked like they were having a great time ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-15-2017
  • Linemen see summer action at Lee County
    SANFORD — Because the competition caters to the development of skill players, offensive and defensive linemen are usually a rare sight at summer 7-on-7s. But on Thursday evening, the big men joined the party and were able to work against some unfamiliar faces. The Richmond Senior football team brought along ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-14-2017
  • The dangerous new normal
    State legislative leaders this week dismissed a report by their own nonpartisan legislative staff showing the latest round of tax changes will create a budget shortfall of more than a billion dollars in two years, growing to $1.4 billion two years after that. The projections came in response to a ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-13-2017
  • Richmond Senior football selling ads for game programs
    ROCKINGHAM — Over the last month, the Richmond Senior football team has been selling ads for the game programs that will be sold at home contests this season. According to a Facebook post from head coach Bryan Till earlier this month, the Raiders have sold at least 20 pages so ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-13-2017
  • Richmond Senior football bounces back in Tuesday’s 7-on-7
    ROCKINGHAM — Going into Tuesday’s 7-on-7 with Marlboro County, head football coach Bryan Till didn’t know what to expect from his team — which had an “awful” practice the day before. The Raiders came back from a week off and showed little to no energy during Monday’s morning workout. They ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-12-2017
  • Ellerbe calls 6th annual camp another ‘success’
    ROCKINGHAM — Although the Raiders had a dead period last week, the practice field at Richmond Senior High School was put to use on Saturday. More than 250 kids — including a few girls — came out to learn gridiron basics at New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe’s sixth annual ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-11-2017
  • Summer Street Legal Drags at Rockingham Dragway
    ROCKINGHAM — Whether you need to satisfy a personal need for speed by roaring down a dragstrip or just to be entertained by watching fast street cars, motorcycles and race cars, Rockingham Dragway is your acceleration destination every Saturday night throughout July and most of August. Including this Saturday, the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 07-11-2017
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