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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 

  • 2 charged with trafficking meth from Georgia
    MADISON, Ga. — Two local men are accused of trying to bring a backpack of methamphetamine back to North Carolina from the Peach State — and were caught following a single-car wreck. The Morgan County Citizen reports that a safety worker witnessed two men fleeing from a 2000 Cadillac after ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-27-2017
  • 2 accused in Hamlet roadside assault, robbery
    HAMLET — One woman is facing an attempted murder charge following a roadside robbery and police are still searching for her alleged accomplice. According to Capt. Randy Dover of the Hamlet Police Department, a 33-year-old woman was walking down the side of U.S. 74 Business on June 12 when Tasha ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-27-2017
  • Pipe burst floods Cole Auditorium
    HAMLET — Public works and fire officials put in a soggy day’s work Monday, pumping more than 200,000 gallons of water out of RCC’s Cole Auditorium. A 3 a.m. pipe burst had sent the water cascading over the stage, turning the orchestra pit into a lap pool and submerging four ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-26-2017
  • Baldwin completes FIC course
    William S. Baldwin, of Hamlet, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation. The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives devote more than one year to meet the examination and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-26-2017
  • Survey to gauge parental approval of Richmond County Schools’ uniform policy
    ROCKINGHAM — Two women are trying to gauge the overall sentiment among Richmond County parents regarding school uniforms. Kelly Parker and Shara Steen say they want to give parents the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions whether or not school uniforms should be required. The two plan to be ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Richmond County investigators charge 3 with trafficking in prescription pill buys
    ROCKINGHAM — Several Richmond County residents are facing trafficking charges for allegedly for selling prescription pills to confidential informants, according to investigators from different departments. Chrystal Gail Decker, 41, was arrested Wednesday by the Rockingham Police Department and charged with three felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Bill sets bounty on Richmond County coyotes
    ROCKINGHAM — Coyote haters soon may have a $500 incentive to shoot the invasive critters, thanks to a bill passed by both houses of the N.C. Legislature. Because the bill is local, it becomes law without the governor’s signature. In March, Sen. Tom McInnis introduced Senate Bill 249, which would ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-24-2017
  • EMS Veteran Assumes Role with FirstHealth Regional Transport
    PINEHURST — A public safety professional with more than 30 years of experience in emergency medical services has joined FirstHealth of the Carolinas as administrative director of FirstHealth Regional Transport Services. In his new role, Barry Britt has responsibility for all Regional Transport Services departments and units, reporting directly to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Courtesy Photo Members of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, as well as local and county dignitaries, joined in for the ribbon cutting of Cindi’s Café in Ellerbe on Tuesday. The restaurant specializes in home cooking and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while also offering a soup and salad bar. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Goodman’s traffic stop curriculum bill passes NC Senate
    RALEIGH — North Carolina House and Senate members agree that new drivers should be taught what’s considered appropriate if they are stopped by police on the road. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday for the measure, which supporters say would help avoid violent or deadly encounters between motorists and officers. The ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Summer scientists: Richmond County students build drones, race cars in STEM class
    HAMLET — While their friends are cutting up and goofing off this summer, seven Richmond County students have taken the first steps toward earning $40,000 salaries. Participating in a special program at Richmond Community College, the seven have attended class one Saturday a month since January. This week, they finished ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-23-2017
  • ‘PUT THOSE GUNS AWAY:’ Community to march against violence in Dobbins Heights, Hamlet
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Residents will take the first steps Saturday to end gun violence that has made them prisoners in their own homes. Their Stop the Violence March will begin at 10 a.m., at the Circle B convenience store on Earle Franklin Drive and end at Dobbins Heights Community Park. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-22-2017
  • Rockingham to host hearing on Duke Energy rate hike
    Fall hearings set as Duke Energy seeks 15 percent rate hike By EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Utilities regulators plan to hear from consumers and experts this fall about whether to allow a 15 percent increase in the electricity bills of 1.3 million North Carolina ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-22-2017
  • United Way of Richmond County asks agencies for letters of intent
    ROCKINGHAM — United Way of Richmond County is looking for agencies to partner with to meet “the critical health and human needs” in the county, according to a letter from Michelle Parrish. Parrish, executive director, said United Way’s goal is to “create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-22-2017
  • Pokémon player relives childhood with trendy game
    ROCKINGHAM — Although the streets aren’t filled with as many Pokémon Go players as last year, the cellphone game still has some Richmond County residents out and about. Wednesday afternoon, Antwan Page, of Hamlet, was standing in front of the Daily Journal office where he had just caught a few ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-22-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Richmond football determined to reach ‘peak conditioning’
    ROCKINGHAM — As head football coach Bryan Till dished out his last words at the end of Friday’s workouts, players were still trying to catch their breath. Helmets were removed, heads were hung low and the gasps for air could be heard across the field. But Till didn’t feel sorry ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Wallace, Richmond win first 2 at Powerade State Games
    GREENSBORO — Da’Shaun Wallace and the Richmond Senior boys basketball team finished opening day of the 2017 Powerade State Games with a 2-0 record. Wallace was Richmond’s leading scorer in both victories on Friday, playing the forward positions in the 63-49 win over Seventy-First and then switching to the point ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-24-2017
  • Ashton Locklear to visit Lumberton on Saturday
    LUMBERTON — Hamlet native Ashton Locklear will be in Lumberton this weekend to meet and greet fans in celebration of the release of the new Nike N7 summer clothing line. The 19-year-old gymnast, a member of the Lumbee tribe, will be at Hibbett Sports — located at 5045 Fayetteville Road ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-23-2017
  • Richmond hoops open Powerade State Games on Friday
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys basketball team won’t have to wait until January to get a close look at one of its two new conference foes. First-year head coach Donald Pettigrew and the Raiders will battle Seventy-First in their opening game of the 2017 Powerade State Games at the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-22-2017
  • Cagle: Random thoughts from another debris caution
    I love Tony Stewart. I won a South Carolina Press Association Award a few years ago with a column titled Tony Stewart thinks this column is BS. The headline, not the award, is one of my proudest quasi-professional moments. Stewart had called NASCAR out on something they had done saying ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-22-2017
  • Summer Street Legal Drags at Rockingham Dragway
    ROCKINGHAM — Whether you need to satisfy a personal need for speed or want to test your racing IQ against others with similar skills and interests, Rockingham Dragway is could be your acceleration destination throughout the summer. Over the next nine Saturdays, the Mass Acceleration Motorsports Street Legal Drags will ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-20-2017
  • SOTY, No. 1: Till takes over as head football coach
    It has been nearly five months since Bryan Till was named as the head football coach at Richmond Senior. After four years of coaching at Terry Sanford in Fayetteville, Till applied for the position following the departure of former Richmond coach Mike Castellano last December. He was hired a little ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Region 4 drops 2nd straight game
    GREENSBORO — There wasn’t much action to go around for either Jake Ransom or Trey Watkins on Friday evening. The two Richmond Senior baseball players are members of the Region 4 team that dropped a 2-1 decision to Region 3 in its second game of the 2017 Powerade State Games ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-17-2017
  • SOTY, No. 2: Softball reaches Final Four
    Prior to 2017 season, the Richmond Senior softball team had gotten close but never experienced a three-game series in the Regional Finals of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs. In 2014, the Lady Raiders blanked both Clayton and Jack Britt in the opening rounds and then took down Ashley in the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-17-2017
  • SOTY, No. 3: Castellano sends in resignation
    After only two years at the helm of Richmond Senior’s football program, many didn’t expect Mike Castellano to step down from his head coaching position three weeks after the 2016 season ended. There had only been nine football coaches in school history prior to Castellano being hired back in May ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-16-2017
  • Region 4 falls in Powerade State Games opener
    GREENSBORO — Early Thursday morning, the Powerade State Games kicked off its baseball tournament at UNC Greensboro. Richmond’s Jake Ransom and Trey Watkins were members of the Region 4 team that went head-to-head with Region 2 in the tournament’s opening matchup. Region 2 picked up eight hits, capitalized on a ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-16-2017
  • Cagle: Dr. Carter shares his thoughts on 1st racing experience
    I spent several years working for Scotland County Schools as the public information officer then at Richmond Community College as the marketing and public relations director. And during my time there, I had a regular spot on the live radio morning show on WLNC in Laurinburg. More times than not, ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-15-2017
  • Laton reflects on his time at Richmond Senior
    ROCKINGHAM — Former Richmond Senior head boys basketball coach David Laton quoted another former Raider early Wednesday morning when talking about his time in Richmond County. “Al Davis of the (Oakland) Raiders said that after eight to ten years, the coach needs a change — and the team probably needs ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-15-2017
  • SOTY, No. 4: Hoops set 4 state records, finishes No. 1 in scoring
    The old saying “records are meant to be broken” couldn’t have better described the Richmond Senior boys basketball team and its run throughout the 2016-2017 season. When it was all said and done, the Raiders broke multiple school and state records and finished as the top-scoring team in the nation. ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-15-2017
  • Richmond Senior football begins summer workouts
    ROCKINGHAM — Now that summer workouts have begun, Richmond Senior football is in for the long haul. Players and coaches are scheduled to take the practice fields every Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the next month and half — excluding two mandatory dead periods — until the season officially begins ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-14-2017
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