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Save the Dates! Standardbred Training Season

The Standardbred Training Season runs from October 15 through May 1. The horses typically train from 7 am to 1 pm each day. Pinehurst Harness [...]

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.

Daily Journal 

  • Good staff, good food, good music
    ROCKINGHAM — Through all the changes that have come to downtown Rockingham over the years, Hudson Brothers Deli has remained a constant. Now in its 37th year, the restaurant, bar, music venue and host of meetings for businesses and community organizations was recognized for that consistency by the Rockingham Downtown ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Slow start to second snow
    Wednesday’s wintry weather got off to a wet start through most of Richmond County, with many not seeing any sign of snow until just before 1 p.m. — and even then it was just a few flakes mixed with rain. By that time, however, about an inch had fallen in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • 2 Richmond County teenagers charged in weekend shooting
    ROCKINGHAM — Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a Saturday night shooting which deputies believe to be related to a student’s threat to bring a gun to school on Tuesday. A fight broke out during a party at a building owned by the Carolina’s Finest Motorcycle Club, which ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Rockingham Police charge 2 men with having counterfeit currency
    ROCKINGHAM — One of two men originally suspected of passing counterfeit cash is also facing weapons charges. Rockingham Police responded to a call of counterfeit currency Tuesday at the Food Lion grocery store on U.S. 74 Business, according to a press release. Upon further investigation, police said the suspects were ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Alleged Snapchat threat puts Richmond Senior High School on ‘heightened alert’
    ROCKINGHAM — Officials at Richmond Senior High School requested additional security Tuesday in response to a student’s post on social media allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school. “We are aware that there has been some chatter on social media about concerns of a spillover from events that occurred ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Hutchinson chosen to lead Downtown Corp.
    ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Downtown Corporation named new leadership and recognized one of the city’s most popular businesses for its contribution to the community at Tuesday’s meeting. Susan Kelly, who has served as president for four years, took her name out of the running for the next year term leaving ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Round 2: Up to 4 inches of snow expected
    ROCKINGHAM — Forecasters are now expecting twice as much snow for Richmond County on Wednesday as originally predicted. Maps included in a Tuesday afternoon weather briefing from the National Weather Service in Raleigh show the snowfall totals ranging from 1 to 4 inches, with the “most likely” accumulation listed as ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Forecast calls for another round of snow
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County residents could wake up to a white ground Wednesday morning. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Raleigh are predicting another round of winter weather to begin late Tuesday or early Wednesday, making the second snowfall in two weeks. In a briefing issued Monday afternoon, meteorologists ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-16-2018
  • Students tasked to contemplate their ‘life’s blueprint’
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Project R.E.B.I.U.L.D. held a screening for children and teenagers of Richmond County on Monday of a lesser-known, though no less affecting, speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. titled “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” in which he challenges the youth to channel anger into constructive ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-15-2018
  • ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County residents marched down East Washington Street in remembrance of the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, finishing at the old courthouse with words from religious and community leaders who spoke on the late civil rights icon’s impact on society today, nearly ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-15-2018
  • Goodwin: The struggle for unity continues
    ELLERBE — With a little bit of fury and a whole lot of fire, homeboy and N.C. Democratic Party leader Wayne Goodwin on Monday delivered a plea for a return to the ideals of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaking to a crowd of more than 400 at ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-15-2018
  • Nursing home on ‘fire watch’
    HAMLET — Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has been on 24-hour “fire watch” for several days as the result of sprinkler-system failures, Hamlet Fire Chief Calvin White said Friday. In addition, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta offices of the Center for Medical & Medicaid Services — which inspects nursing ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-13-2018
  • Special Forces candidates prepare for Robin Sage
    LAURINBURG – Special Forces Units will be invading Richmond County later this month when Special Forces trainees complete their instruction at Camp McKall. Student candidates from U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise from Jan. 27 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-12-2018
  • Richmond County churches implement security measures to keep congregants safe
    ROCKINGHAM — Mass shootings have become a frequent occurrence in American society over recent years and, following a recent string of attacks at small-town churches, Richmond County’s faith community has been preparing for the worst by seeking the expertise of the county’s chief lawman. Just like after the Charleston, South ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-12-2018
  • 2 men accused of robbing Cordova convenience store
    ROCKINGHAM — Deputies have charged two men they say are responsible for a Tuesday night convenience store robbery. Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say 25-year-old Quandon Ha’son Wilson, of Wheat Street, and 21-year-old Devion Marquis Ward, of Trent Street, both of Rockingham, displayed a handgun at Duncan’s Food ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-11-2018
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Richmond still trying to find indentity under Pettigrew
    ROCKINGHAM — Monday’s loss to Rocky Mount Prep at the MLK Classic in Durham marked the first time since 2008-09 that the Richmond boys basketball team has dropped more than nine games in a season. The Raiders made things interesting in the final seconds, as freshman Caleb Hood and junior ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Richmond still trying to find identity under Pettigrew
    ROCKINGHAM — Monday’s loss to Rocky Mount Prep at the MLK Classic in Durham marked the first time since 2008-09 that the Richmond boys basketball team has dropped more than nine games in a season. The Raiders made things interesting in the final seconds, as freshman Caleb Hood and junior ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-17-2018
  • Morales, Nicholson lead short-handed Raiders at Eagle Duals
    BISCOE — The Raiders wrestling team competed with only 10 wrestlers — instead of the normal 14 — at the Eagle Duals Tournament on Saturday and was still able to win three of its five matches. Richmond dominated North Moore (60-3) and did just enough to get past both East ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-16-2018
  • 2018 looms as ‘Year of the Bracket Racer’
    ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood has opted to celebrate 2018 as “the Year of the Bracket Racer.” In announcing a 2018 schedule anchored by such standards as the Original Super Chevy Show, MOPARS at the Rock, the AMRA Nitro Harley World Finals, the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Series, the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-15-2018
  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Ingram named to 1st Pro Bowl
    Ingram named to 1st Pro Bowl LOS ANGELES — Melvin Ingram was selected to his first-career NFL Pro Bowl earlier this week. Ingram, a defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers, was picked to replace teammate Joey Bosa when the Pro Bowlers meet in Orlando on Sunday, Jan. 28. He ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-13-2018
  • Sisters. Best friends. Teammates.
    ROCKINGHAM — Mary, Rachel and Anna Smith are fully aware of, and appreciate, the opportunity they have to play basketball together at Temple Christian School. Not many siblings get the chance to be at the forefront of a program’s emergence — leading the team in almost every major statistical category ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-13-2018
  • Richmond splits with rival Scotland
    LAURINBURG — The Richmond girls basketball team didn’t panic when Scotland made a late-game run and was able to hold on for its second consecutive victory Friday night. The Lady Raiders (4-7, 2-4 SAC) held a nine-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter but lost some of their momentum halfway ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-13-2018
  • Richmond wrestling ‘outmatched’ on home floor
    ROCKINGHAM — Head coach Earl Nicholson and the Richmond wrestling team recently “cleaned house” over the last month and it showed in Thursday night’s conference meet. The Raiders, now without any seniors on the roster, were dominated by both Purnell Swett (59-15) and Lumberton (58-12) on their home floor. Junior ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-12-2018
  • Miller decommits from JMU, verbally commits to Columbia
    ROCKINGHAM — Dante Miller is headed to the Ivy League instead. Thursday evening, Miller confirmed that he recently decommitted from James Madison University (Va.) and has verbally agreed to play his college football at Columbia University (N.Y.). The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior running back received his acceptance letter from Columbia in ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-12-2018
  • Raiders can’t capitalize, fall to Seventy-First
    ROCKINGHAM — A handful of missed free throws, courtesy of Seventy-First, kept the Raiders within striking distance late in fourth quarter of Wednesday’s night’s game. They failed to capitalize, however, and dropped their fourth conference game of the season. Layups from junior guards Bobby Terry and Malik Stanback kicked off ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-11-2018
  • UGA playing in title game ‘really nostalgic’ for Till
    ROCKINGHAM — As he watched his alma mater prepare for the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Alabama on Monday night, Bryan Till realized how long he and the Georgia fanbase had been waiting for that moment. Seeing former running back Herschel Walker, who served as the team’s honorary ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-10-2018
  • Extra day will help Lady Raiders ‘get back in the flow’
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond girls basketball team will have to wait another day to get back on the court now that its home game versus conference foe Seventy-First was pushed back to Wednesday, Jan. 10. With school being closed on Monday due to “continued unsafe conditions,” according to the Richmond ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-09-2018
  • Snowfall puts county athletics on hold
    ROCKINGHAM — The sudden snowfall that hit Richmond County on Wednesday afternoon has caused the postponements of all high school athletic events scheduled this week. Richmond’s basketball, bowling, and wrestling teams were all scheduled to kick off the new year with matches against a few conference opponents. The varsity and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-04-2018
  • Temple Christian holds on for 9th straight win
    ROCKINGHAM — Despite missing 17 of 28 free throws, the Temple Christian girls basketball team was able to hold off Marlboro Academy (South Carolina) for its ninth straight win of the season. Sophomore guard Anna Smith, who finished with nine points, helped Temple seal the 45-41 victory last Friday after ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-03-2018
  • Morales highlights Holy Angels Tournament
    CHARLOTTE — Of the four varsity Raiders who participated in Charlotte Catholic’s Holy Angels Tournament last week, sophomore Steven Morales was the only one able to score points for the Richmond wrestling team. Morales, a 120-pounder, won by pin fall — and grabbed the team’s only six points — over ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 01-03-2018
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