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Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Paper Shredding Event

  9th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Paper Shredding Event Saturday, November 18, 2017 10 am to 2 pm at Pinecrest High School in [...]

Bake Off at Kinderfest & Octoberfest

The day kicks off with Kinderfest, a fun festival for children, with lots to see and do for the whole family. There will be carnival [...]

22nd Annual Farmer’s Day – Vendor Information

Come join us on November 18, 2017 for the 22nd Annual Farmer's Day Parade in Ellerbe. We are looking for food and craft vendors at [...]

3rd Annual Hoptoberfest

Daily Journal 

  • Book sale to benefit library programs
    ROCKINGHAM — The Friends of the Library will offer a sneak preview of its annual book sale from 2-4 p.m. Friday — your chance to snag Tom Clancys and James Pattersons and Sue Graftons for as little as a dollar apiece. In hardback, even. The books now sit front to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-19-2017
  • A mile a day keeps the brain strain away
    ELLERBE — Fifth-grader Miguel Vences usually runs around the Daily Mile track at Mineral Springs Elementary School with his friends. It’s a way to rid themselves of the strain of class and to have fun. But the friends weren’t at school Wednesday, so Miguel dutifully made solo circuits of the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Pee Dee Electric accepting applications for Youth Tour to Washington
    WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is now accepting applications from high school students who are interested in taking “the trip of a lifetime” to Washington, D.C. with the annual Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Delegates to the June 9-15, 2018 Tour “will see democracy at work” as they meet with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Helms deal made official Monday
    ROCKINGHAM — The tradition of Helms Jewelers was officially passed on to its third owner outside of the Helms family late Monday afternoon, 123 years after its birth in the city. Ellyn Brannick, president of the newly minted corporation Helms Jewelers and Life Luxuries, LTD, will manage the store, located ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Richmond County deputies charge 2 with selling drugs
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Rockingham residents suspected of separate drug offenses on Friday. Damion Lashon Massey, 22, is charged with two felony counts of selling and delivering heroin, two felony counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling a controlled substance, and one felony count of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Seaboard Festival on track
    HAMLET — Volunteers for this year’s 35th annual Seaboard Festival on Oct. 28 will hit the streets at 5 a.m., using color-coded maps to guide vendors to their spots. But festival-goers don’t have to show up till 9 or later. Begun in 1982 with 16 vendors, the party celebrating “the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Suspects sought in Hamlet vehicle break-ins
    HAMLET — Police are hoping surveillance video of a vehicle break-in early Friday morning will help them catch whoever is responsible. Video from a home on Whistle Road appears to show two men walking across the yard and approaching the two vehicles in the driveway. One suspect, wearing a white ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Ellerbe’s Rankin Museum to host ‘haunting tales’ event
    ELLERBE — The Rankin Museum of American Heritage will celebrate Halloween with haunting tales of history featuring bears, Civil War soldiers and local history. And bears. Museum curator Gail Benson stresses that the stories told during the 10 flashlight tours the evening of Oct. 28 will be “haunting,” not “haunted.” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-16-2017
  • Hamlet homes loose power after crash
    HAMLET — A car ran off the road into a telephone pole, breaking it at its base, on Marlboro Street in Hamlet Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but the damage to the pole forced emergency crews to cut off power to at least three homes in the immediate vicinity ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-16-2017
  • Photos from Norman Fest
    William R. Toler | Daily Journal Brittney Quick, 7, of Rockingham, reaches out to touch a northern pine snake, which is native to the Sandhills, held by Hannah Seibert of the N.C. Zoo at Norman Fest on Saturday. See more photos on page 6A and at yourdailyjournal.com Greg Endy of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-16-2017
  • Suspect charged in Hamlet shooting
    HAMLET — A suspect in a Thursday night shooting turned himself in to police at the Richmond County magistrate’s office Friday afternoon. Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say Devion Marquis Ward shot a man on Washington Avenue just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. A photo of Ward holding a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-14-2017
  • Student-grown trees slated for sale
    HAMLET — Tree lovers from throughout the county may claim — for free — dogwoods to elm trees planted and tended to by Hamlet’s youngest arborists. The Hamlet Tree and Beautification Group, working with third- to fifth-grade “conservation rangers” at Monroe Avenue Elementary School, will offer several types of trees ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-14-2017
  • Helms to reopen soon
    ROCKINGHAM — Helms Jewelers, a downtown mainstay for more than a century, has a new potential buyer. Helms Jewelers and Life Luxuries, incorporated on Aug. 4, is set to finalize the purchase the building at 211 East Washington Street from Morris by Tuesday of next week. Morris maintained on Friday ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-14-2017
  • Suspect charged in Hamlet shooting
    HAMLET — A suspect in a Thursday night shooting turned himself in to police at the Richmond County magistrate’s office Friday afternoon. Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say Devion Marquis Ward shot a man on Washington Avenue just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. A photo of Ward holding a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-14-2017
  • Suspect charged in Hamlet shooting
    HAMLET — A suspect in a Thursday night shooting turned himself in to police at the Richmond County magistrate’s office Friday afternoon. Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say Devion Marquis Ward shot a man on Washington Avenue just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. A photo of Ward holding a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-14-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Cagle: Talledega belongs in NASCAR playoffs
    I have seen some columns in various outlets this week about Talladega not belonging in the NASCAR playoffs because it is too unpredictable of a proposition — the wild card, as it were. Yeah, no. This is the biggest load of bull ever. In case you missed it, eight of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-19-2017
  • Richmond preparing for Homecoming, final stretch
    ROCKINGHAM — As temperatures drop and the anticipation for this week’s Homecoming game grows, the Richmond football team is reminded that its entering the final stretch of the regular season. That’s why on Friday night, when they host Lumberton in front of what should be a big crowd, the Raiders ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-19-2017
  • Raiders’ rout of Scotland helps Howard reach 500 career wins
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond head boys soccer coach Bennie Howard earned his 500th career win, as the leader of both the boys and girls soccer programs, thanks to an all-around effort from his team in its regular-season finale Wednesday night. Senior midfielder Victor Lucero recorded a hat trick in the first ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-19-2017
  • Richmond volleyball wins SAC tournament championship
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond volleyball team’s unprecendeted, undefeated run through the 2017 season continued Wednesday night when it defeated Pinecrest 3-0 to win the Sandhills Athletic Conference tournament championship. Unlike its semifinal victory over Scotland the night before, Richmond (25-0) stayed focused throughout the entire match. It kept its passes ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-19-2017
  • Lady Raiders sweep Scotland in 2nd round of SAC tourney
    ROCKINGHAM — Yes, the Lady Raiders are still winning. A victory over rival Scotland in the second round of the conference tournament Tuesday evening sets them up for their first appearance in the tournament championship game under head coach Shellie Wimpey. They will play the winner of the Pinecrest-Jack Britt ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-18-2017
  • Furr gets upset win at Ray Price Top Fuel Challenge
    ROCKINGHAM — In a field that included a reigning NHRA Top Fuel Harley champion, a newly-crowned American Motorcycle Racing Association title holder and an international standout, Armon Furr wasn’t even a blip on the radar entering Sunday’s Ray Price Top Fuel Challenge at Rockingham Dragway. Nevertheless, at the end of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Athlete of the Week (Oct. 9-13): Shelby Matheson
    ROCKINGHAM — Shelby Matheson has been named the Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday, Oct. 9. Matheson is a senior runner for the Richmond girls cross country team who finished 12th, with a time of 24:16, in the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s pre-championship race last Tuesday ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Rockingham wins 6th straight SEC title
    ROCKINGHAM — For the sixth consecutive season, the Rockingham Middle School volleyball team has been crowned champions of the Southeastern Conference. The Lady Rockets took down Anson-Blue (25-10, 25-19, 25-16) on Monday, behind 23 points from Allyiah Swiney, and finished their season with an 11-1 overall record — their only ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Richmond gets back into win column
    FAYETTEVILLE — Head coach Bennie Howard saw nothing but smiles following Monday’s match at Seventy-First. After going more than two weeks without a victory, the Richmond boys soccer team finally got back into the win column with a 4-2 win over the Falcons. It had lost three times and tied ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Lady Raiders ease past Seventy-First in 1st round
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond volleyball team kicked off Homecoming week with an easy win in the first round of the conference tournament Monday evening. Head coach Shellie Wimpey said she was proud of the way her team “took care of business” in the three-set win over Seventy-First (25-15, 25-15, 25-12) ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-17-2017
  • Raiders cruise in 56-7 victory at Hoke
    RAEFORD — The Richmond football team crushed Hoke County on Friday. It scored four touchdowns in both the first and second halves, picked up a total of 277 yards on the ground and cruised to a 56-7 victory over the Bucks. Because his team had such a dominant lead, first-year ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-14-2017
  • Mission accomplished: Lady Raiders finish regular season 22-0
    ROCKINGHAM — There couldn’t have been a better ending to the regular season for the Lady Raider volleyball team. In front of a rowdy home crowd, on Senior Night, it was able to take care of conference rival Scotland in three sets (25-11, 25-11, 25-21) and seal the deal on ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-13-2017
  • Richmond JV crushes Hoke County
    ROCKINGHAM — After earning a big win over a previously unbeaten squad last week, the Richmond junior varsity football team didn’t want to experience a “let-down” game Thursday evening. Head coach Patrick Hope wanted his team focused and ready to compete in all three phases of the game. And that’s ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-13-2017
  • Till, Richmond not taking Hoke County lightly
    ROCKINGHAM — Head coach Bryan Till won’t let Hoke County’s 0-7 record fool his football team. He’s seen the footage, looked over the box scores and is very aware of the Bucks’ ability to make plays and put points on the scoreboard. So when the Raiders travel to Raeford on ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-12-2017
  • Cagle: One of the most dominant seasons of NASCAR’s modern era
    Coming into 2017, Martin Truex Jr. had seven career wins. He got his first one in 2007, then went five years without visiting victory lane before winning a race in 2013 and 2015. Since then he has 10 wins, with six coming in 2017. Those 10 are the most over ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-12-2017
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