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Register for the Carolina Philharmonic’s Second Annual Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers!!  On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, the Country Club of Whispering Pines, Pines Course, is the place to be when The Carolina Philharmonic's [...]

Enter the Pinehurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Village of Pinehurst will show off its Irish spirit during the 16th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Colorful parade entries, great music, dancing, and good [...]

26th Annual Marathon 1st Annual Half Marathon

The Ellerbe Marathon and Half Marathon 26th Annual Marathon 1st Annual Half Marathon February 25, 2017 8 a.m. start New Course The Ellerbe Marathon will [...]

Milestone 4-H Camp

ANNOUNCING: Registration for our 2nd Annual 4-H Family Camp is now open! Join us at Millstone for a weekend of fun and adventure that the [...]

Daily Journal 

  • 4 face charges in separate Richmond Co. break-ins
    ROCKINGHAM — Four young adults are facing charges in connection to two separate home break-ins. Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say 22-year-old Dustin Ray Davis and 19-year-old Allison Lynette Davis, both of the same address on Andrew Jackson Highway in Laurel Hill, borke into a home on Eddie’s ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-28-2017
  • Richmond Co. deputies charge 3 with selling crack
    ROCKINGHAM — Deputies have charged two men and a woman accused of selling crack cocaine. According to investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, several controlled purchases of suspected crack cocaine were made from 52-year-old Chicora Willett Bonds and 53-year-old Ricky Kirven — both of Daniels Street in Dobbins Heights ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-28-2017
  • Rockingham Fire Department receives laptop donation
    ROCKINGHAM — Fire Chief Harold Isler announced Monday that the Rockingham Fire Department recently received a grant from Target of four Dell Laptop computers. “It is my plan to assign each shift lieutenant one of these to use in the field while conducting pre-incident surveys,” he said in a statement. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-28-2017
  • Richmond Co. sheriff’s investigators file additional charges for suspected meth maker
    ROCKINGHAM — A man already in jail on meth-related charges, had more tacked on last week by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. As part of a continuing investigation into alleged criminal activity by 36-year-old Christopher Lee Huckabee, investigators added felony charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-28-2017
  • Hamlet police seek 3 suspects in armed robbery
    HAMLET — Police are seeking three suspects accused of robbing a convenience store late Sunday night. According to investigators with the Hamlet Police Department, the Circle B store on the corner of Earle Franklin Drive and N.C. 177 was robbed about 10 p.m. Although they all had their faces covered, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-28-2017
  • Stein launches social media conversation on opioid crisis
    RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein on Monday announced that his office will host a social media conversation each Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic. Facebook and Twitter users can use #opioidsurvivor to share stories about their personal connection to the opioid epidemic, to discuss resources for treatment and success ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-27-2017
  • 2 RCC students awarded SECU scholarships
    HAMLET — Through its member-funded SECU Foundation, State Employees Credit Union has awarded two local students an SECU Continuing Education Scholarship valued at $750 to study at Richmond Community College. The scholarship recipients are Cathy Landis and Tyrhonda Leak, both of Rockingham. Launched in 2013, the scholarship program focuses on ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-27-2017
  • Rockingham veteran Perry Parks to speak to American Legion on health benefits of cannabis
    ROCKINGHAM — Perry Parks is taking his fight to use cannabis as medicine to the nation’s capital next week. Parks, a retired U.S. Army helicopter pilot, is scheduled to speak at the American Legion’s Washington Conference on Monday, with more than 100 Legionnaires expected to attend. The invitation comes following ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-25-2017
  • Laurinburg pair charged in Richmond County robbery, shooting
    ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman are charged in a Tuesday afternoon robbery and shooting that sent the victim to the hospital. Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina arrested 31-year-old Kimyota Nichelle McLean and 40-year-old Quintin Anthony Baker at 2 a.m. Thursday on outstanding warrants issued Wednesday from Richmond County, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-24-2017
  • Work Ready Day connects students with careers
    HAMLET — Students at the Ninth Grade Academy had a chance to learn about the careers from more than 30 Richmond County business leaders Thursday morning. Work Ready Day, a partnership between the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce and Richmond County Schools, is an opportunity for business leaders from our ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-24-2017
  • Rep. Goodman among primary sponsors of HB2 repeal bill
    RALEIGH (AP) — More North Carolina House members have signed on to a bipartisan bill that sponsors call a compromise to eliminate a law curtailing LGBT rights and limiting which public restrooms transgender people can use. By late Thursday, 19 lawmakers — five Democrats and 14 Republicans — had co-sponsored ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-24-2017
  • Rockingham native Tina Bryson returns for Black History Month speech
    ROCKINGHAM — Tina V. Bryson — author and inspirational speaker and a 1987 graduate of Richmond Senior High School — will return to her home church, Philadelphia United Methodist, on Sunday to give a presentation in observance of Black History Month. Raised in the Philadelphia community north of Rockingham, Bryson ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-23-2017
  • Grassy Island Access back open
    ELLERBE — The Grassy Island Access Area on Blewett Falls Lake has reopened. Site recreation enhancements at the Grassy Island Access Area on Blewett Falls Lake have been completed and most facilities and amenities are now open for public use. The access area is located at 2356 Grassy Island Road ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-23-2017
  • Rep. Garland Pierce’s driving-with-pets bill brought to heel
    RALEIGH — Scotland County’s Garland Pierce decided he was barking up the wrong tree with a bill to impose a $100 fine on anyone caught driving with a pet in their lap. State Rep. Pierce’s effort, announced last week, unleashed howls of protests. As one reader wrote to the newspaper ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-23-2017
  • 2 women injured in separate shootings
    ROCKINGHAM — Two days. Two shootings. Two injured. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of shootings in consecutive days that sent two women to the hospital with minor injuries. Monday evening, a car was driving down Earle Franklin Drive in Dobbins Heights when investigators say it was ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-23-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Richmond Senior baseball fighting injuries heading into season
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior baseball team is dealing with a couple of key injuries heading into the season, but it hopes everyone can be healthy once conference and postseason play rolls around. Senior Myles Rohleder underwent wrist surgery last month and looks to return around mid-March, while junior Justin ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-25-2017
  • Richmond falls to Butler in 2nd round of state playoffs
    MATTHEWS — The Richmond Senior High School Boy’s Basketball program is no stranger to facing a No. 1 seed early in the playoffs. The Raiders were hoping to break their three-year streak going down in round 2 and leave Matthews with a victory over top-seeded and undefeated Butler on Thursday ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-24-2017
  • Richmond Senior girls soccer young, but talented
    ROCKINGHAM — Seniors Cassie McFayden, Tatyana Gould and Cameron Hudson are expected to lead a “very young” Richmond Senior girls soccer team this spring. Heading into next week’s opener, Richmond’s roster consists of three soon-to-be graduates, eight juniors, seven sophomores and four freshmen. Head coach Bennie Howard understands there will ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-23-2017
  • Richmond Senior softball ready to take next step
    ROCKINGHAM — A repeat run at the regular-season and conference tournament championships are goals for the Richmond Senior softball team, but the Lady Raiders want more. “We want to go past the fourth round of the playoffs this year because it seems like we’ve been stuck there the past three ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-23-2017
  • Richmond Senior girls basketball falls to Ardrey Kell in 1st round
    CHARLOTTE — The Richmond Senior girls basketball team’s season ended Tuesday night with a 63-33 loss to Ardrey Kell in the first round of the 4A NCHSAA State Playoffs. Richmond kept it close throughout the first eight minutes, only trailing by two after the first quarter, but the game started ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-23-2017
  • Zeigler scores 42, Richmond Senior boys basketball escapes Vance
    ROCKINGHAM — Neither Richmond Senior’s Leon Zeigler nor Vance’s Cameron Hamilton could be stopped in Tuesday night’s first-round matchup between the Raiders and the Cougars. Both Zeigler and Hamilton were relentless as the game came down to its most crucial moments. Whether it was a much-needed shot from downtown or ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-22-2017
  • Richmond Senior boys, girls basketball make state playoffs
    ROCKINGHAM — They’re not done, yet. Richmond Senior’s boys and girls basketball teams will be competing in the West bracket of the 4A NCHSAA State Playoffs. The boys drew a No. 16 seed, while the girls are entering the tournament as the No. 31 seed. All playoff brackets were originally ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-21-2017
  • Hayden leads the way for Richmond Senior wrestling at states
    GREENSBORO — After losing his first-round match, Richmond Senior’s Housten Hayden grabbed back-to-back victories in order to move on to the consolation bracket quarterfinals. There, Hayden would face off against Harding’s JoVaughn Gwyn in a match that almost went the distance. The heavyweight match made it past the first period ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-20-2017
  • Richmond Senior boys basketball struggles in SEC title game loss
    RAEFORD — It was an all-around struggle for the Richmond Senior boys basketball team in Friday night’s tournament championship game at Hoke County. Richmond missed countless shots around the basket, continuously turned the ball over, failed to take advantage of its opportunities at the foul line and couldn’t get stops ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-18-2017
  • Richmond Senior football has state’s best win percentage since 1960
    ROCKINGHAM — According to a forum posted on CarolinaVarsity.com, the Richmond Senior football program leads the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in winning percentage since 1960. The list, which was uploaded by Jim West early Thursday afternoon, only included current NCHSAA programs that have won at least 50 percent ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-17-2017
  • Rockingham Middle School girls basketball wins 5th straight conference title
    ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Middle School girls basketball team clinched its fifth consecutive Southeastern Athletic Conference championship Thursday afternoon by defeating Spring Hill. Allyiah Swiney’s 20 points nearly doubled Spring Hill’s total in the Lady Rocket’s 39-11 victory. Jakerra Covington was the only other scorer in double figures, as she ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-17-2017
  • Early turnovers cost Richmond Senior girls basketball in semfinial loss
    LUMBERTON — Turnovers plagued the Richmond Senior girls basketball team in the early going of its tournament semifinal matchup at Lumberton on Thursday. The Lady Raiders turned the ball over 10 times in the first five minutes and found themselves trailing by 18 points at the end of the first ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-17-2017
  • Richmond Senior boys basketball holds on to beat Pinecrest
    ROCKINGHAM — With less than five seconds left in Wednesday’s game — and his team trailing Richmond by three — Pinecrest boys head basketball coach Ben Snyder drew up a play that almost sent the semfinal matchup into overtime. Donnie Haith caught the inbounds pass, fought his way towards the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-16-2017
  • Richmond Senior girls basketball advances to conference semifinals
    ROCKINGHAM — With its win in the first round of the conference tournament, the Richmond Senior girls basketball team completed the season sweep of conference rival Scotland. Lady Raiders head coach Rosalind McDonald called the feat “wonderful,” seeing that this year’s senior class had yet to defeat the Lady Scots ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-15-2017
  • Hayden, Jasper, Shaw advance to states
    SOUTHERN PINES — Of the 12 Richmond Senior wrestlers who competed in regionals this past Saturday, only three qualified for states. Jayshaun Jasper, Antoine Shaw and Houston Hayden are the three Raiders who will compete in the State tournament — which begins Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum. Jasper (145) and Hayden ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 02-14-2017
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