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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 

  • Duke Energy postpones recreation flow releases in Pee Dee River
    MT. GILEAD — Heavy rain in the Yadkin River Basin has prompted Duke Energy to cancel the scheduled May 27 recreation flow release into the Pee Dee River below the Tillery Hydroelectric Plant. The new release date is Saturday, June 3, 2017. “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience,” said John ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Hamlet investigators arrest man on weed charges exactly 2 months apart
    HAMLET — Police have arrested a suspected drug dealer a second time — exactly two months after his first arrest. Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say 23-year-old Tyshawn Karon Riley recently sold pot to a confidential informant on two occasions. On Wednesday, they executed a search warrant to seize ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • WWII monument to be unveiled during Saturday service at Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park
    ROCKINGHAM — A new monument, dedicated to World War II veterans, will be unveiled Saturday during Memorial Day service at Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park. Larry Evans, park administrator, said the black granite monument features the iconic image of the three Marines and one sailor raising the U.S. flag at ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Richmond Community College electrical team places third in national competition
    HAMLET — For the first time, Richmond Community College entered a team in the Fluke Connect Student Contest, which tests the skills, innovation and business application of student teams enrolled in two- and four-year colleges and universities, trade and technical school and apprenticeship programs throughout the United States. RichmondCC’s team, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Gov. Roy Cooper signs Sen. Tom McInnis’ ‘grill bill’ into law
    RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis’ office announced Wednesday afternoon that his “grill bill” was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper. The new law allows licensed establishments to grill food outside without the expense of adding an indoor grill — something he said should bolster business. “I am very pleased that the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Richmond County fares better than others after storms
    ROCKINGHAM — Despite two days of storms moving across the state, Richmond County got by relatively unscathed. The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a severe thunderstorm warning Wednesday afternoon, which expired at 5:15 p.m., and a tornado watch effective until midnight. A flood watch issued on Tuesday was set ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Flag used in Richmond County sailor’s WWII burial to fly Memorial Day
    ROCKINGHAM — In honor of hometown, family and veterans, Tommy Easterling is making a special tribute to celebrate Memorial Day this year. He will be flying the flag of his late uncle, fallen soldier Archie Easterling, for the first time. Archie Easterling was a Roberdel native, who attended Rockingham High ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Rutherford Institute declares Richmond Early College High School yearbook confiscation an act of censorship
    HAMLET — Another civil rights organization is weighing in on a controversial decision to recall the yearbooks at Richmond Early College High School following what school officials said was the discovery of “inappropriate” senior quotes. In a May 17 letter to Principal Tonya Waddell, John Whitehead of the Virgina-based Rutherford ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • New Dobbins Heights town clerk to speak at Memorial Day event
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Memorial Day weekend will start early this year as one town moves its service up a few days. Town leaders in Dobbins Heights have scheduled the annual event for Friday morning at 9 a.m., with Regina Hamilton, the town’s new clerk, scheduled as a speaker. Hamilton, who ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Richmond County under flood watch until early Thursday
    ROCKINGHAM — Heavy rains sweeping across North Carolina throughout the day on Tuesday — and with more forecast to fall — prompted the National Weather service to issue a flood watch lasting until 3 a.m. on Thursday. “A very moist air mass in place over central North Carolina combined with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • McLeod Health breaks ground on new emergency department
    CHERAW, S.C. — McLeod Health held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency department at McLeod Health Cheraw on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Committed to providing excellent quality care and improving the health care of those it serves from the Midlands to the Coast, McLeod Health continues to invest in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-23-2017
  • Richmond Early College graduate speaks out about yearbook censorship
    HAMLET — The day after graduating, a now-former Richmond Early College High School student released a statement on Saturday on the debacle regarding her quote in the yearbook that catapulted the school into the national spotlight. Miranda Taylor said, as a senior, she was looking forward to graduating along with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-23-2017
  • McInnis ‘grill bill’ on the way to governor
    RALEIGH — A bill sponsored by a Richmond County lawmaker to allow restaurants to use outdoor grills has passed the state Senate and House. The legislation — Senate Bill 24 — by Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, will allow licensed establishments to grill food outside without the expense of adding an ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
  • Richmond Community College announces academic honor lists for spring semester
    HAMLET — Richmond Community College recently announced its honor lists for the Spring 2017 Semester. The following students received recognition for their academic achievements. PRESIDENT’S LIST The President’s List identifies students who earn an “A” in all courses and have a 4.0 grade point average while carrying 12 or more ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
  • ‘Maniacs’ transform Rockingham Dragway
    ROCKINGHAM – Horsepower yielded to human power Saturday at Rockingham Dragway where more than 4,500 hard-core fitness enthusiasts climbed, ran, crawled and jumped their way around a 3.1-mile obstacle course that is the centerpiece of the Rugged Maniac Series. At a venue where cars typically reach speeds in excess of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Richmond Senior softball drops Game 1
    ROCKINGHAM — Things quickly went south for the Richmond Senior softball team on Thursday night. After scoring three runs on seven hits in the first four innings, the Lady Raiders jogged off the field with a 3-2 lead over a North Davidson team that hadn’t come alive yet. When Autumn ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • McDaniel signs letter of intent to Pfeiffer University
    ROCKINGHAM — When Richmond Senior basketball standout C.J. McDaniel plays his first collegiate game in Misenheimer, he won’t be the only Raider alum donning the team’s black and gold uniforms. McDaniel signed his letter of intent to Pfeiffer University in the school library early Wednesday afternoon. There, the senior guard ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Cagle: It’s not the track, it’s the car
    Hey, NASCAR, the track isn’t the problem. It’s the dang car. If you watched the All-Star Race last weekend — and kudos to you if you stayed awake during the last segment — you saw the same ol’ intermediate-track trope: clean air trumps all. In the final 10-lap stage of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-24-2017
  • 6 Raiders compete at state championship meet
    GREENSBORO — Magic Ward’s seventh-place finish was the highest of the four Richmond Senior track athletes who competed in an individual event last Friday. Ward wasn’t able to dominate the 110-meter hurdles like he did so often throughout the season, but the senior did post a time of 15.72 seconds ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Richmond Senior softball to face North Davidson in regional finals
    ROCKINGHAM — Prior to the season, Richmond Senior softball coach Wendy Wallace said her team’s main goal was to make it past the fourth round and have the opportunity to play in a three-game series. Richmond did just that with its win over Mooresville on Friday, but the Lady Raiders ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-23-2017
  • Richmond Senior athletes recognized at 45th annual sports banquet
    ROCKINGHAM — Three Richmond Senior High School athletes were awarded scholarships during the 45th annual athletic banquet in the school’s cafeteria Monday evening. Both Alex Alvarado (football, soccer) and Cameron Hudson (cross country, indoor track, soccer) received the Charles & Claudette Brownley Booster Club Scholarship. Cassie McFayden (cross country, indoor ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-23-2017
  • Richmond Senior softball records 11 hits in win over Mooresville
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior softball team finally made it over the hump. Thanks to seven players combining for 11 hits at the plate, the Lady Raiders defeated Mooresville 6-0 in order to advance past the fourth round of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs — which is something they haven’t ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-20-2017
  • 5 Lady Raiders selected to All-SEC team
    ROCKINGHAM — For the second straight year, the Richmond Senior girls soccer team placed five athletes on the All-Southeastern Conference team. Senior captains Tatyana Gould and Cassie McFayden and junior Altman Griffin all earned a selection for the second time in their careers. Both Gould and McFayden were named All-SEC ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-19-2017
  • Miller picks up 3rd scholarship offer
    ROCKINGHAM — A lot of good things have happened for Dante Miller over the last two months. The rising senior, who plays running back for Richmond Senior football team, recently picked up his first three scholarship offers from Wofford College, Gardner-Webb University and the U.S. Naval Academy. Wofford extended its ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-19-2017
  • Cagle: The peril of racing still exists
    Last year, I was working with a team and driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas. On lap 48, we got turned coming off turn four and the truck slammed into the outside wall. The wreck was firewall deep and was one of the hardest hits of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-18-2017
  • Johnson, Haywood, Loving named All-SEC
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior baseball team placed three players on the 2017 All-Southeastern Conference team that was recently released. Senior outfielder Chase Haywood was named all-conference for the second year in a row, while junior infielder Drew Loving and senior catcher Chandler Johnson made the All-SEC squad for the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-18-2017
  • Richmond Senior football opens spring practice with tons of energy
    ROCKINGHAM — After wrapping up the second day of spring practice Tuesday, coach Bryan Till said he’s “encouraged” by the amount of energy and the level of participation that he’s seen. The Richmond Senior football team has been working hard on the school’s practice fields despite the rising temperatures. Players ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-17-2017
  • Richmond Senior softballs defeats Davie County 5-2
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior softball team earned its third consecutive trip to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs following a 5-2 win over Davie County on Tuesday. NaLee Jacobs stepped into the circle in the top of the seventh inning and retired the opposing batters in ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-17-2017
  • Alexander, Ward among 6 headed to track state championships
    WILMINGTON — Six athletes from the Richmond Senior track and field teams will be representing the school at the 4A State Championships after top-notch performances this past weekend. Kennedy Alexander, Sahmad Anderson, Jaleen Baldwin, Jayvon Boyer, Shane Summey and Magic Ward all finished in the top four of their respective ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-16-2017
  • Richmond Senior football starts spring practice Monday
    ROCKINGHAM — A fresh start is in order for the Richmond Senior football team. When spring practice kicks off Monday, first-year head coach Bryan Till will get a very early look at the majority of the talent that will suit up this fall. Although he’s spent a lot time with ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-13-2017
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