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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 [...]

Mercedes on the Green

Tufts Park plays host to a free car display on the eve of Concours d'Elegance.  Come see a great collection of German classics from 4:00 [...]

FourthFest – Parade and Fireworks

We invite you to join us for a day of fun in the Village as we celebrate Independence Day starting with our annual Independence Day [...]

Daily Journal 

  • A different kind of racing
    ROCKINGHAM — Instead of the roar of high-performance engines, visitors to Rockingham Dragway this weekend can expect to hear the whine of remote-controlled cars zipping down the 132-foot track. The dragway is hosting the International Model Drag Racing Association Spring Nationals through Sunday. Racers from across North Carolina and the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-29-2017
  • Hamlet PD awarded grant for laptops
    HAMLET — Officers in the field are being outfitted with new equipment The Hamlet Police Department has acquired six Dell laptops through a grant from Target for both patrol officers and investigators to use when they’re not at the office. Patrol Capt. Marc Terry said the laptops arrived in October, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-29-2017
  • Wingate symposium highlights work of nearly 100 students
    WINGATE — Although their presentations haven’t garnered quite the acclaim of TED Talks, nearly 100 Wingate students brought their own “ideas worth spreading” to the University’s 11th annual Creative & Investigative Partnerships Symposium April 19 and 20. Poster sessions drew crowds to the Ethel K. Smith Library, and audiences packed ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-28-2017
  • McGee honored with scouting award
    Randy McGee, of Cordova, was presented with the prestigious Silver Beaver Award on Saturday, April 22 at the Convocation of Eagles and Leadership Recognition Banquet for the Central North Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award, introduced in 1931, is a council-level distinguished service award ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-28-2017
  • 2 indicted on federal meth charges
    ROCKINGHAM — Two men are facing federal charges for their alleged roles in manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine in Richmond County. Christopher Lee Huckabee and Robert Eugene Gregory, are the latest defendants in an ongoing federal meth investigation. According to an eight-page, 26-count indictment filed April 24, the two are accused ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-28-2017
  • Rockingham Dragway is hosting the International Model Drag Racing Association Spring Nationals Thursday through Sunday. Drawgway owner Steve Earwood said more than 75 entries are expected, with competitors from Puerto Rico, New York, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Flordia and “points in between.” The Dragway’s remote control track, 132 feet long, holds the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Lighting the night at Relay for Life
    HAMLET — If you question attendees of past Relay For Life events about their favorite part of the night, you will likely hear about one of the quietest times. Not that the thousands of attendees don’t appreciate the local groups that are performing or enjoy the sizzle of the fried ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Support sought for Special Olympics
    ROCKINGHAM — This time next week, about 100 Special Olympics athletes will be going for the gold on the Richmond Senior High School football field for the 2017 Spring Games. Theressa Smith, volunteer coordinator, wants to see a crowd. “Our words for this season are ‘Fans in the Stands,’” she ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Traffic stop education bill clears House
    RALEIGH (AP) — An effort to use driver’s education as a means to prevent encounters between North Carolina law enforcement officers and motorists from becoming violent or deadly has advanced through one General Assembly chamber. The House voted unanimously Wednesday for legislation requiring driver’s education materials and school curriculum to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Homeschool students earn award
    ELLERBE — Sons of the Rev. Stan and Ginny Layton of Ellerbe, 9-year-old Ben Layton and 11-year-old Knox Layton, each received the Memory Master award Tuesday, wrapping up 24-weeks of intensive memorization efforts. Memory Master is an honor bestowed to students who have mastered all the memory work learned through ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-26-2017
  • West Rockingham Elementary announces honor roll
    West Rockingham Elementary recently named its Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks. A HONOR ROLL Fifth Grade: Carolina Gonzalez, Ariana Telus, and Ashley Canas. Third Grade: Zymorion Little, Mckenzie Allen and Summer Currie. AB HONOR ROLL Third: Tristan Bullard, Eden Davis, Mitchell Newton, Antony Bastida, Braxton Martinez, Jada Scott, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-26-2017
  • Ellerbe honor students
    Ellerbe Middle School has named its honor roll for the 3rd nine weeks. Students making the A Honor Roll (pictured) are as follows: Sixth Grade: Ashlyn Bouldin, Kevin Dominguez, Giovani Gomez-Orozco, Yuliana Gonzalez, Lyrlie Brycen Goodwin, Diezel Green, Akeya Harrison, Layla Hayden, Haylee Johnson, Guadalupe Juarez Jimenez, Bryan Juarez-Zapata, Walter ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-26-2017
  • Murder still unsolved after 15 years
    ROCKINGHAM — It’s been 15 years of silence. It’s been 15 years of pain. It’s been 15 years since Walter Franklin Long V and another Catawba College football player were killed in Salisbury — and the case is still open. Long’s surviving family members have been waiting 15 years for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-26-2017
  • Creek Runners help Habitat
    HAMLET — Chris Stovall says he was raised to help others in need. That’s why he and several other members of the Creek Runners Club volunteered to work on James White’s future home for Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills. Stovall, along with Tiffanee Conrad, Chris LoCasio, Shane Glaze, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-25-2017
  • Richmond County Senior Games stalled due to rainy weather
    HAMLET — Although there were no games played on opening day, seniors were able to enjoy food — catered by Seaboard Station — and hear some encouraging words from a number of guest speakers Monday afternoon. Steady rainfall moved the first day of the 27th annual Richmond County Senior Games ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-25-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Richmond Senior softball finishes SEC play unbeaten
    ROCKINGHAM — Friday night’s 3-0 victory over Scotland capped off an undefeated conference season for the Richmond Senior softball team — a feat that it hasn’t achieved since 2014. The Lady Raiders have been crowned the regular-season SEC champions the last five seasons, including this year, but couldn’t finish the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-29-2017
  • Richmond Senior baseball falls apart in 7th inning
    ROCKINGHAM — Everything went downhill for the Richmond Senior baseball team after Scotland’s Donta Green hit a two-run homer at the top of the seventh inning. Before Green’s shot, the Raiders held a 2-0 lead and were in good position to complete the regular-season sweep of their conference rival. After ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-29-2017
  • Former Richmond baseball standout having big senior season at Campbell
    ROCKINGHAM — According to a tweet posted earlier this week by the official Twitter account of NCAA Baseball, former Richmond baseball standout Drew Butler leads the nation in stolen bases. Butler, son of Richmond Senior High School principal Jim Butler, had stolen 31 bases when the tweet was posted Monday ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-28-2017
  • 3 athletes, 2 relay teams win titles at SEC championship meet
    PEMBROKE — Richmond’s girls track and field coach Reggie Miller couldn’t have been more proud of his team’s performance at the Southeastern Conference Championship track meet held at UNC Pembroke early Wednesday morning. The Lady Raiders finished third as a team, earning 78 points across the 18 events, but their ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-28-2017
  • Richmond Senior girls soccer ends regular season with loss
    SOUTHERN PINES — A day after holding conference rival Scotland scoreless, the Richmond Senior girls soccer team failed to score any goals of their own in a loss at Pinecrest. The Lady Raiders couldn’t recover from their slow start and ultimately fell 4-0 on the road. They will enter next ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-28-2017
  • Thakar, Todd advance to semifinals at SEC tournament
    RAEFORD —The Richmond Senior boys tennis team saw two players, Prashil Thakar and Justin Todd, advance to the semifinal round of the conference tournament Wednesday afternoon. Thakar and Todd represented the Raiders by winning their respective singles matches and also qualify for regionals in doubles as a duo. Miles Harrington ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Richmond Senior softball blanks Scotland, wins SEC regular season title
    LAURINBURG — Following Wednesday’s 11-0 rout of Scotland on the road, Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace said she believes her team is refreshed and back on track. “We had a pretty good approach at the plate. It seemed like we were more focused on hitting good pitches and doing ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Graham, Millen record hat tricks in shutout win at Scotland
    LAURINBURG — Both Jessi Graham and Hanna Millen recorded hat tricks in the Richmond Senior girls soccer team’s shutout win over Scotland on Wednesday. Graham and Millen’s combined six goals, plus two goals from Cassie McFayden and a score from Kathleen Pittman helped the Lady Raiders to a 9-0 victory ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-27-2017
  • Richmond Senior baseball downs Scotland after explosive 3rd inning
    LAURINBURG — Richmond Senior baseball coach Ricky Young has continued to preach that his team wants to be playing their best at the end of the season. The last month of play has been a roller coaster for Richmond, but Wednesday’s 7-3 win at Scotland may be what the Raiders ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-27-2017
  • McAlary named winner at inaugural Street Outlaws Takeover
    ROCKINGHAM — Despite a loss to Jeremy Rogers and his 1969 Chevy Nova, Shane McAlary and his “Blackbird” 1977 Chevy Vega were the overall winners of Sunday’s inaugural Street Outlaws Takeover at Rockingham Dragway. Rogers (Canute, Oklahoma) broke a connecting rod, got into his own oil and hit the wall ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-25-2017
  • Bowers, Way etch names in softball record books
    ROCKINGHAM — After picking up two wins in four games over the break, junior catcher Owen Bowers and sophomore infielder Greyson Way now sit at the top of the Richmond Senior softball record books. Way broke the single-season record for home runs with her 11th homer of the year in ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-21-2017
  • NCHSAA adds 2 schools, renames Southeastern Conference
    LAURINBURG — After more than 30 years, the Southeastern Conference is no more. Richmond along with the five other SEC teams — Hoke, Lumberton, Pinecrest, Purnell Swett and Scotland — will be joined by Jack Britt and Seventy-First to form the Sandhills Athletic Conference. The new conference names for the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-20-2017
  • Richmond Senior softball struggles in shutout loss to Whiteville
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace and assistant coach Shellie Wimpey sat in the outfield with four players for about 30 minutes following Wednesday’s 7-0 loss to Whiteville. A lot was talked about in the post-game meeting — which involved senior pitchers NaLee Jacobs and Mackenzie Ward and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-20-2017
  • Donald Davis inducted into NCHSAA Hall of Fame
    ROCKINGHAM — If it wasn’t for the way he was raised during his early years in Hamlet, Donald Davis believes he wouldn’t have seen any of this success. It was because of his father’s wisdom and discipline, and his high school coach’s philosophy, that Davis was able to enjoy his ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-16-2017
  • Hamlet native inducted into NCHSAA Hall of Fame
    ROCKINGHAM — If it wasn’t for the way he was raised during his early years in Hamlet, Donald Davis believes he wouldn’t have seen any of this success. It was because of his father’s wisdom and discipline, and his high school coach’s philosophy, that Davis was able to enjoy his ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 04-16-2017
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