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37th Annual FirstHealth Pinehurst Turkey Trot

37th Annual FirstHealth Pinehurst Turkey Trot Saturday, November 18, 2017 Runners get the chance to trek through the streets and residential neighborhoods of the village [...]

Downtown Spooktacular at the Discovery Place

Stop by the Museum for treats and spooky science experiments as part of Downtown Spooktacular, Rockingham's community-wide trick-or-treating party.

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 [...]

Daily Journal 

  • Addressing the opioid crisis
    ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein held a meeting Thursday with a slew of Richmond County leaders, law enforcement officials, medical professionals and school staff to discuss the intersecting challenges presented by the opioid crisis. Professional experience often went hand-in-hand with personal experience, with many in the room ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Judge dismisses Enviva permit lawsuit
    ROCKINGHAM — An administrative law judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County which charged that the state issued — and reissued — a permit to Enviva without providing residents a chance to voice concerns about the plant being brought into the community. In ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Slow start to free-book signups
    ROCKINGHAM — Dolly Parton wants to give free books to 926 more young children in Richmond County. Or, rather, her Imagination Library does, through a grant with the N.C. Partnership for Children. The Richmond County Partnership office held an open house Wednesday to encourage parents to sign up their children, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Moving down the road
    HAMLET — Usually when you move, you don’t take your house with you. Lella Oates Jones on Wednesday walked alongside her house as it was guided two-and-a-half miles down the road by remote control to her and her husband, Billy Jones’, new address on Ghio Road where they will be ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Farmers Day Parade, lawn mower racing this weekend
    ELLERBE — Ellerbe’s famous racing lawn mowers will zoom across the last finish line of the season Saturday, providing a noisy ending to Farmers Day festivities. Gates at the Lions Club track — at 306 Millstone Road, Ellerbe — will open at 3 p.m. for racers who want to scope ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Hating brake noise a sign of the times
    HAMLET — Small North Carolina cities really hate the sound of compression brakes — the bass, glottal groaning that large trucks make when their drivers downshift as they pull into town. On Tuesday night, Hamlet became the latest to make its distaste official, when city council members voted to ban ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Man charged with arson of grandfather’s property
    ROCKINGHAM — A man is accused of setting fire on his grandfather’s Airport Road property, causing about $20,000 in damage, according to investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Ray Wall, 20, is alleged to have intentionally started a fire that burned his grandfather’s storage shed and spread to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Rockingham council honors hospice caregivers
    ROCKINGHAM — Mayor Steve Morris issued a proclamation to designate November 2017 as “Hospice and Palliative Care Month” in honor of hospice caregivers, volunteers and staff. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization on Oct. 31 issued a national proclamation of the same and called on the public to follow ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-15-2017
  • Hamlet City Council rails against Seaboard politicking
    HAMLET — City Council member David Lindsey didn’t defend himself Tuesday against colleagues’ charges of “reckless” politicking at the Seaboard festival, instructing city employees to delay a project that would bring a ritzy rail car to Hamlet and creating a conflict of interest by being involved in competing grant requests. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-15-2017
  • Early College getting new principal
    Hamlet native Joy Smart will replace Tonya Waddell as principal of Richmond Early College High School. Waddell — REACH principal since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year — has left Richmond County for a position with the U.S. Navy. “I am excited to join the faculty, staff and students ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-15-2017
  • Richmond County senior athletes bring home gold, silver, bronze
    HAMLET — Richmond County athletes went for the gold at the recent N.C. Senior Games but came home decidedly silver. Pat Clemmons, 57, was the county’s standout, winning six individual gold medals — not bad for a woman who didn’t start exercising until she retired five short years ago. Clemmons ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Local support systems for vets encouraged
    ROCKINGHAM — On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Richmond County residents honored their veterans with a 21-gun salute and words of remembrance. “We enjoy a lot of freedom and it doesn’t come easy,” said County Commissioner Thad Ussery. “You can never do enough.” The area’s veterans organizations placed ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Economic impact touted at Enviva groundbreaking
    HAMLET — Richmond County officials and Enviva Biomass leadership held a triumphant groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning to welcome the new wood pellet-processing plant that represents a $100 million investment in the county and promises to bring as many as 80 jobs. Construction began over the summer and is scheduled to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Collard Man moves across the street
    HAMLET — Lately, Hamlet’s Collard Man has been feeling a little rejected: New owners forced him to forsake the spot he’d had for nearly three decades to move across N.C. 177 to the Hardee’s parking lot. And he’s been a tiny bit dejected: Someone took down all but one of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Honor roll, West Rockingham Elementary School
    First nine weeks Third grade: Emma Allen and Triston Goins Fourth grade: Tristan Bullard, Summer Currie, Jada Scott, McKenzie Allen, Anthony Bastida and Melanie Garcia Fifth grade: Dallas Waller, Melissa Canas, Caroline DeAguilar and Jonathan Padron ‘A’/’B’ Honor Roll Third grade: Dorehah Brigman, Emberlie Strickland, Christopher Venegas, Jacob ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-13-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Raiders laid a new foundation in 2017
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond football team got a glimpse of its future in 2017. With first-year head coach Bryan Till barking from the sidelines, and freshman quarterback Caleb Hood taking snaps under center, the Raiders were able to set a new foundation for the coming years. No, the 7-5 overall ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Cagle: Random thoughts while patting myself on the back
    Random thoughts while patting myself on the back for my clairvoyant Matt Kenseth column last week. If anyone in racing has worse luck than Chase Elliott, I don’t know who it is. Seven second-place finishes without a win is a record. If Austin Cindric wins — nay, finishes — this ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Athlete of the Week (Nov. 6-10): Delon Wall
    ROCKINGHAM — Delon Wall has been named the Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday, Nov. 7. Wall is a senior defensive lineman who picked up multiple tackles for loss, one sack and recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown in the Raiders’ 27-23 loss to ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Lee officially signs with UNC-Pembroke
    ROCKINGHAM — Early Monday morning, senior Jonathan Lee sat in front of the school’s new Nike backdrop and signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at UNC-Pembroke. He was joined at the table by his parents, Cindy and Greg Lee, head baseball coach Ricky Young and assistant ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Ellerbe signs with Philadelphia Eagles
    Dannell Ellerbe is now a member of the best team in the National Football League. Ellerbe, a Hamlet native, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday morning after being a free agent for almost three months. The 31-year-old linebacker came into the season with the New Orleans Saints but was ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-14-2017
  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Hunt named 1st-Team All-CIAA
    Hunt named All-CIAA RALEIGH — Devon Hunt was named First-Team All-CIAA for the second straight year. The former Richmond standout led the Shaw University football team with 90 total tackles (59 solo, 31 assists) in his sophomore campaign. He would also register 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and two ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-14-2017
  • Richmond stunned by 1st-round loss to North Meck
    ROCKINGHAM — Late cheers from the home crowd quickly turned into looks of disbelief Friday night. After the Raiders had given up a touchdown to North Mecklenburg’s senior tailback Emanuel Wilson, they took over on their own 29-yard line — trailing by four points — and were determined to reclaim ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-11-2017
  • Lady Raiders place 3 on All-SAC squad
    ROCKINGHAM — Three Lady Raider tennis players made the 2017 All-Sandhills Athletic Conference team. Juniors Jayana Nicholson and Greyson Way — who were dubbed all-conference for the second year in a row — were joined by senior Destiny Buie on the conference’s inaugural squad. They all helped Richmond reach the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-09-2017
  • State playoffs bring former Raider back home
    ROCKINGHAM — It’s been a while since Eric Morman has been back to Raider Stadium. At one point of his life, it was where he spent the majority of his Friday nights as a wide receiver for the Richmond football team. His ability to separate himself from opposing defenders and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-09-2017
  • Richmond getting ready for 1st-round game
    ROCKINGHAM — As he was watching highlights in preparation for his first state-playoff appearance with the Raiders, head football coach Bryan Till quickly realized that Friday’s game versus North Mecklenburg will be somewhat of a new experience. “I’ve been in the playoffs every year but one as a head coach. ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-09-2017
  • Hamilton, Hudson selected to All-SAC team
    ROCKINGHAM — Patrick Hamilton and Evan Hudson represented the Richmond boys soccer team on the 2017 All-Sandhills Athletic Conference team that was recently announced. Both players weren’t in the starting lineup when the season first began, but with their discipline and hard work, head coach Bennie Howard had no choice ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-09-2017
  • Cagle: Kenseth deserved much better
    Somewhere in a box in my attic is a copy of the Richmond County Daily Journal dated Nov. 10, 2003. On the front page of that day’s edition is a photograph I took on the front stretch of Matt Kenseth hoisting the last Winston Cup to be awarded. The picture ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-09-2017
  • Hamilton dominates IDBL World Finals
    ROCKINGHAM — The only thing able to stop an indomitable Dale Hamilton (Mount Airy, Md.) during the International Drag Bike League World Finals was the Sunday night fog, as it obscured the Christmas Tree starting system and forced the cancelation of the final seven races of the show. Hamilton was ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-08-2017
  • Athletes of the Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 3): Hood, Stanback, Wallace
    ROCKINGHAM — Caleb Hood, Malik Stanback and Da’Shaun Wallace have been named the Daily Journal’s Athletes of the Week for the week of Monday, Oct. 30. All three players were instrumental in the Richmond football team’s best offensive performance of the year, as their performances helped the team finish with ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-07-2017
  • Raiders get No. 8 seed in West, host North Meck in 1st round
    ROCKINGHAM — The NCHSAA 4AA State Playoff brackets, which used MaxPreps records and rankings to seed teams for the first time ever this year, didn’t show the Raiders as much favor the second time around. When the original preliminary brackets were released Saturday morning, the Richmond football team was looking ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-04-2017
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