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3rd Annual Hoptoberfest

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 [...]

Daily Journal 

  • Warrants: Woman cashed $660 in stolen checks
    A woman with a history of financial fraud charges was arrested again Aug. 5 after allegedly attempting to cash stolen checks. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged Joni Kriston McDonald, 27, of McBrothers Drive, with four counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, one count of attempting to obtain ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-17-2017
  • Richmond County Schools appeal to NC Supreme Court
    Richmond County Schools has taken its case to the N.C. Supreme Court, seeking $272,300 in revenue that the state should have sent to the schools but instead spent elsewhere. A N.C. Court of Appeals ruling in June acknowledged the debt but said the court could not force the state to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-17-2017
  • Making a splash at the pool
    ROCKINGHAM — One was afraid of the water. Another was so eager to be in the forbidden pool — she couldn’t get stitches wet — that she sat on the pool’s edge, kicking her feet and waving her arms in a sort of dry swimming. Clients of the McLaurin Vocational ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-17-2017
  • Community organizing several supply drives for Richmond County school kids
    Richmond County residents wishing to provide school supplies for children and teachers have several options. They may: • help fill goodie bags for teachers new to the county with business or promotional items. Those wishing to participate may contact Katie Rohleder at Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham: katier@discoveryplace.org. Items must be taken ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-17-2017
  • Richmond County’s history of moonshining topic of discussion
    Storytellers and historians, J.A. Bolton and Edward Snyder, will be heading up the Richmond County Historical program for the month of August. They will be talking about the moonshining business and the people who ran those operations in the county from the 1700s until the 1960s. Snyder will be talking ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2017
  • Fall semester underway at RCC
    HAMLET — Fall semester is officially underway for Richmond Community College as new and returning students began classes Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the main campus in Hamlet and at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg. Parking places filled up quickly Wednesday morning, so it was not a good day to be ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2017
  • Rockingham fire, police departments release July reports
    The Rockingham Fire and Police Departments have released their activity reports for the month of July as part of their monthly duties to the city council. The Fire Department responded to 47 total alarms in July, including 13 wrecks, one cooking fire, two electrical fires, and one water rescue. In ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2017
  • Could violence happen here?
    What happens when hate comes to town or bubbles to the surface from some buried depth? Historically in America, someone has been hurt — sprayed with fire hoses, taunted by men in peaked hoods, run over by a speeding car. Some of that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, as ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2017
  • SPLC offers ‘10 ways to fight hate’
    As a response to events in Charlottesville and what it seems to be sparking nationwide, the Southern Poverty Law Center released this week a new edition of “Ten Ways to Fight Hate,” to provide “a blueprint for speaking up and organizing communities against hate while — most importantly — avoiding ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2017
  • Rockingham police: Meth convict had key ingredient
    ROCKINGHAM — A man previously convicted on meth charges is accused of having one of the drug’s key ingredients. Rockingham police arrested 33-year-old Corey William Byrd on felony charges of possession of pseudoephedrine with a prior meth conviction and manufacturing methamphetamine Aug. 7, according to arrest warrants. Records with the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2017
  • Data will help DSS guide families
    ROCKINGHAM — Consolidating information on children in need of care “has been a long time coming,” county DSS director Robby Hall said Monday. “County managers have said for the longest time that (such coordination) would improve our system.” Such coordination began last week Monday, as Richmond County’s Division of Social ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2017
  • Richmond Pines piles up fines
    HAMLET — Richmond Pines Health Care and Rehabilitation Center has been accruing fines of $305 per day since federal regulators first cited the facility for safety concerns two months ago. Yet at least some employees of the nursing home think their employer has complied with demands from federal regulators, who ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2017
  • Jackson, Morgan and Albrooke family reunion this weekend
    The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com or call 910-817-2673. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled. Today PANCAKE BREAKFAST, East Rockingham United Methodist Church ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-12-2017
  • Tractor-trailer damages Rockingham’s Harrington Square, light pole
    ROCKINGHAM — With a loud “BOOM,” a tractor-trailer driver on Friday clipped the corner brickwork at Harrington Square and light pole across the street. Employees of PNC Bank and BB&T stepped out of their respective buildings to see the cause — and the damage. The driver pulled over just past ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-12-2017
  • Rockingham sewer line deal reached after 6-week stalemate
    ROCKINGHAM — The city reached an agreement Friday with the Sammy L. Whitley Construction Company Inc. to acquire sewer easements for the Hollybrook Pump Station Project after six weeks of negotiations had so far failed, leading the city council to vote on Tuesday to have the property condemned so that ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-12-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • 5 must-see Raider football games this season
    ROCKINGHAM — When the Richmond Senior football team released its schedule back in February, head coach Bryan Till was excited about his team getting a chance to prove itself against some of the best programs the state has to offer. “If we really want to be state champions, then we ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-16-2017
  • Boys soccer, volleyball open fall season with road victories
    Both the Richmond Senior boys soccer and volleyball teams dominated their season-opening matches Tuesday evening. Owen Bowers, Altman Griffin and Mackenzie Webb helped the Lady Raiders to a three-set win (25-14, 25-7, 25-21) over South Stanly, while four Raiders scored a goal each in the boys’ 4-0 victory over St. ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-16-2017
  • Lee verbally commits to UNC Pembroke
    ROCKINGHAM — Once he made his decision over the weekend, Jonathan Lee became the fourth Richmond Senior athlete to announce a verbal commitment this summer. Lee, a baseball standout, joins softball players Owen Bowers (Florida SouthWestern), Savannah Lampley (UNC-Wilmington) and Greyson Way (UNC-Greensboro) on the list of Raiders who are ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-15-2017
  • Richmond ushers in a new era of football
    ROCKINGHAM — A new era of Richmond football is set to begin this fall. The Raiders have new leadership, new schemes, new uniforms, new scoreboards and a new opportunity to prove why they belong on the field with some of the best teams in the state. And first-year head coach ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-13-2017
  • Reigning champs determined to sweep through SAC play
    ROCKINGHAM — The Lady Raiders are one of the most experienced volleyball teams in the Sandhills Athletic Conference. And they’re hoping that maturity will lead the program to another successful season on the court. Richmond returns all but one starter from the squad that won the conference championship a season ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-12-2017
  • Things ‘a bit easier’ for Way, Lady Raiders entering 2017 season
    ROCKINGHAM — Things have been a bit “easier” for coach Michael Way now that he’s in his second year with the Richmond Senior girls tennis team. He has a better understanding of his team and its opponents after getting a season under his belt, and his players know what he’s ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-12-2017
  • Raiders want to finish ‘on top’ once again
    ROCKINGHAM — Winning his fourth conference championship with the boys soccer team and making it out of the first round of the state playoffs would be a nice way for coach Bennie Howard to “go out on top.” Howard will begin his 30th and final season at the helm of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-12-2017
  • Dungeon Boxing Club honors coaches, trainees
    ROCKINGHAM — Mario Olivera Jr. and the Dungeon Boxing Club have came a long way. From training in a basement to now having his own gym, Olivera is proud of the club’s growth and the effect it has had in the community. And he showed his appreciation Wednesday evening by ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-11-2017
  • Richmond shutout in scrimmage with North Moore
    ROCKINGHAM — Thursday night’s scrimmage against North Moore was a tough one for the Richmond Senior boys soccer team, which never found a way to put the ball in the back of the net. The Raiders had plenty of opportunities but weren’t able to capitalize when the shots came. North ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-11-2017
  • Cagle: Veterans becoming victims of the youth movement
    Youth is being served in NASCAR. To say the motorsports’ Silly Season has been extra silly this year would be an understatement. Thus far, we have seen two former champions and an 18-race winner have been told to hit the bricks in 2018. Matt Kenseth, the 2003 Winston Cup champion, ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-10-2017
  • Quarterback TD runs highlight scrimmage at Cape Fear
    FAYETTEVILLE — The Richmond Senior football team’s first scrimmage of the week took place at the Cumberland County Jamboree on Wednesday evening. There was no score taken during the Raiders’ late-night battle with Cape Fear, but they would’ve came away victorious had it been an official game. The offensive unit ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-10-2017
  • Raiders picked to finish 2nd at SAC Media Day
    RAEFORD — Coaches and select players from eight regional schools gathered Sunday to review conference rules and learn preseason predictions at the first-ever Sandhills Athletic Conference football media day, held at the Bayonet Golf Club at Puppy Creek. Richmond, who was represented by head coach Bryan Till and seniors Chase ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-08-2017
  • Archaic rules and bad journalism
    Random thoughts while waiting on Stewart-Haas Racing to pick up my contract. Target announced this week they were leaving Chip Ganassi Racing and Kyle Larson at the end of this season. The retailer has been backing Ganassi for something like 400 years in NASCAR (16 years) and Indy Car (27 ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-03-2017
  • Howard ready to ‘change horses’ at the end of the year
    ROCKINGHAM — The upcoming seasons can be considered somewhat of a farewell tour for head coach Bennie Howard. After what will be his 30th year with the Richmond Senior soccer program, Howard will retire from his position. No more yelling from the sidelines or talking about his expectations around this ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-02-2017
  • Raiders open football season with high energy
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior football team was full of energy early Monday morning. After four weeks of summer workouts, which were broken up by two mandatory dead periods, the Raiders celebrated the first official day of football season on the school’s practice fields. Players and coaches were ready to ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 08-01-2017
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