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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 [...]

22nd Annual Farmer’s Day – Vendor Information

Come join us on November 18, 2017 for the 22nd Annual Farmer's Day Parade in Ellerbe. We are looking for food and craft vendors at [...]

3rd Annual Hoptoberfest

Daily Journal 

  • Ashley Chapel A.M.E Zion Church Youth Choir collecting gift card donations for hurricane victims
    The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays for publication the next Saturday. Drop off items at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or send an email to christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-23-2017
  • Former nurse’s aid turns 107
    ROCKINGHAM — Friday marked the 107th birthday of Ruth Carter, as well as the 107th year she’s lived in Richmond County. Though her mobility and speech are limited in her age, Carter spent the day visiting her old stomping grounds with three of her daughters — Kathy Braddock, Sarah Parrish ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-22-2017
  • Hamlet native Goodwin predicts Democratic voter surge in 2018
    WILSON — Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency and Republican challenges to Gov. Roy Cooper’s leadership is pushing North Carolina Democrats off the sidelines, state party Chairman Wayne Goodwin said Thursday. In the first six months of 2017, more than 6,000 registered Democrats attended their first precinct meeting and 243 precincts with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-22-2017
  • Home decorator turns to retail
    ROCKINGHAM — One of Richmond County’s own will realize a vision she put on hold for more than two decades on Oct. 3 when Christie’s opens in Richmond Plaza. Christie Padgett worked in the school system for nine years and in the clerk of court’s as a juvenile clerk for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-22-2017
  • Family donates 10 acres for preservation
    The LandTrust for Central North Carolina announces the recent donation of a 10-acre property in Montgomery County that buffers the Uwharrie River. The Blair Family donated this property to The LandTrust in order to see the site conserved for future generations. The newly protected property adjoins the Badin Recreational Area ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-22-2017
  • VICE report tackles NC gerrymandering
    Producers of a long-form news show on HBO will shine the national spotlight on North Carolina’s gerrymandered districts — including that of state Rep. Garland Pierce. The first half of Friday night’s episode of VICE, “Divide & Conquer,” sends correspondent Gianna Toboni to the Tar Heel state, which VICE founder ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-21-2017
  • Changing face of Broad Avenue
    ROCKINGHAM — The time between the order coming in to tear down the Burger King on East Broad Avenue and the building coming down wasn’t much longer than a trip through the drive-thru. “They got the demo permit, picked it up yesterday morning and it’s practically on the ground now,” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-21-2017
  • 911 centers getting upgrades statewide
    The North Carolina 911 Board finalized a deal Friday to bring the state’s emergency services into the digital age by 2020, and Richmond County’s new Emergency Services Complex will make the make that transition all the more smooth. The deal secured a seven-year, $99 million contract with AT&T to begin ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-20-2017
  • Energy expert to give climate change lecture at UNCP
    PEMBROKE — Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, will speak as part of the UNC Pembroke’s School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series on Sept. 27. Cass’ lecture, “Leading Nowhere: The Farce and Futility of Global Action on Climate Change,” will begin at 3:40 p.m. at ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-20-2017
  • 20 displaced by early morning Hamlet apartment fire
    HAMLET — Twenty people were forced out of their homes early Wednesday morning following a fire at Tall Pines Apartments. Firefighters rushed to the scene off Wiregrass Road after receiving the call just before 3:30 a.m., according to Richard Lassiter with the Hamlet Fire Department. When they arrived on scene, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-20-2017
  • A closer look at Richmond County school performance
    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released its NC READY accountability report for 2016-17 earlier this month. Richmond County schools made gains in both proficiency (subject mastery) and growth (accomplishment from the end of one school year to the next). Following are selected report highlights: Meet or exceed? Based on ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-20-2017
  • Schools do ‘more with less’
    Superintendent Cindy Goodman has been traveling from one Richmond County school to another this fall, preaching good news and redemption. That’s because during the past five years, local schools have made steady progress in both student proficiency and growth, according to NC READY accountability figures released this month by the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-20-2017
  • Bright Ideas grant deadline extended
    WADESBORO — The application deadline for the 2017 Bright Ideas grant program has been extended through the end of September. Educators now have until midnight on Saturday, Sept. 30 to submit their applications for grants of up to $2,000 from Pee Dee Electric and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives. Bright Ideas ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Tillis backs medical marijuana study bill
    ROCKINGHAM — U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is throwing his support behind a federal bill that gives some advocates of medical cannabis hope for the future. Last week, Tillis signed on as a co-sponsor to the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, a bipartisan bit of legislation introduced by Sen. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Charcoal fire leads Richmond County Schools to ban 3D Youth nonprofit football team
    The Richmond County School System has banned 3D Youth from using its football fields indefinitely following a fire that broke out after a game on Aug. 26, but the founders of the organization say the punishment is unfair, citing a strong record of taking care of the field in the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Raiders rush for 6 TDs in 1st home win
    ROCKINGHAM — All three units were ready to roll from the opening kickoff. The Richmond defense forced a quick three-and-out on the first possession, its special teams group capitalized on the ensuing botched punt and then the offense found the end zone — on its second play from scrimmage — ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-23-2017
  • Hamlet, Rockingham set for in-county clash
    Monday’s in-county showdown between the Hamlet and Rockingham Middle School volleyball teams will be a clash of two teams who blanked their respective opponents this past week. The Lady Red Rams of Hamlet downed Ellerbe on Tuesday and then took down Cordova in a doubleheader on Thursday — despite one ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-22-2017
  • Another team effort leads Richmond to its 15th win
    PEMBROKE — Thanks to its fourth consecutive three-set victory Thursday evening, the Richmond volleyball team tied the program record for most wins in a season under head coach Shellie Wimpey — and it still has seven games left in the regular season. Another all-around effort helped the Lady Raiders to ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-22-2017
  • Lady Raider tennis falls to Jack Britt
    ROCKINGHAM — A six-game win streak has quickly turned into a two-game losing streak for the Richmond girls tennis team, who enjoyed three weeks of winning before it lost earlier in the week and then fell to Jack Britt on Thursday. The last time the Lady Raiders met up with ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-22-2017
  • JV Raiders shut out Purnell Swett
    PEMBROKE — If the Richmond junior varsity football team is looking to go undefeated and repeat as conference champions, like last season, its on the right path. After a bye last week, the Raiders showed they were well-rested and ready to play Thursday evening by blanking Purnell Swett on the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-22-2017
  • Richmond ready for ‘dog fight’ in SAC opener
    ROCKINGHAM — What most programs consider the “second season” begins this Friday for first-year head coach Bryan Till and the Richmond football team, who are preparing for their first conference game of the season. After evenly splitting their first four games, which were all versus non-conference opponents, Richmond opens Sandhills ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-21-2017
  • 6 Raiders score in win over Scotland
    LAURINBURG — The Richmond boys soccer team saw six of its players score at least one goal in a convincing victory over conference rival Scotland on Wednesday. Seniors Carlos Alcocer and Victor Lucero each tallied two goals, while junior Nolan Allen, sophomore Lee Hadyen, senior Patrick Hamilton and senior Jonathan ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-21-2017
  • Lady Raiders only need 3 sets this time around
    WADESBORO — The Richmond volleyball team needed four sets to knock off Anson when it hosted the Lady Bearcast back in August, but it wasn’t so generous on the road Wednesday evening. For the fourth straight time, and the 10th time this season, the Lady Raiders dominated the court by ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-21-2017
  • Cagle: Some dude may have just affected a championship
    Back in April, LPGA golfer Lexi Thompson was assessed a four-stroke penalty during the ANA Inspiration tournament for replacing her ball in an improper spot during the third round and then signing an incorrect scorecard. She was informed of the penalty on the twelfth hole during the final round and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-21-2017
  • ’Spiderman’ favored in ManCup Top Fuel showdown
    ROCKINGHAM — Reigning series champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride (Newport News, Va.) will face an international field of 240 mile-an-hour Top Fuel motorcycle riders this weekend when he tries to repeat as champion in the ManCup Fall Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. Although favored, McBride is expected to face strong challenges from ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-20-2017
  • Local Roundup: Hamlet volleyball downs Ellerbe
    Hamlet downs Ellerbe HAMLET — Quston Leviner, a seventh grader, led the Hamlet Middle School volleyball team to victory over Ellerbe on Tuesday. Leviner tallied a total of 15 aces and two kills in the two matches. The Lady Red Rams took care of Ellerbe in two sets (25-15, 25-19) ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-20-2017
  • Alford doubles up at Hoosier Carolina Coalition
    ROCKINGHAM — Richard Alford Jr. (Raleigh) doubled-up in the Footbrake class, Barry Nall (Eagle Springs) won his third track championship and the grandson of a drag racing legend showed that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree — highlighting the next-to-last race — in the 2017 Hoosier Tires Carolina ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Richmond XC finishes 1st at Pfeiffer Invitational
    MISENHEIMER — Over the weekend, Richmond left its mark on the course at Pfeiffer University. Head coach Reggie Miller saw both the boys and girls cross country teams finish first in their respective races, for the second time this season, in a non-conference invitational. Senior Brandon Silva and sophomore Aieral ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Raiders back above .500 following home win
    ROCKINGHAM — The Raiders are back above .500 in conference play. After opening its first season in the Sandhills Athletic Conference with a mercy-rule victory over Purnell Swett, the Richmond boys soccer team dropped back-to-back games to Pinecrest and Jack Britt and fell to 1-2 in the conference. Monday’s win ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-19-2017
  • SAC play kicks off next Friday
    Next week, the Sandhills Athletic Conference kicks off its inaugural football season with an interesting lineup of games that could quickly influence how things play out in the conference’s final standings. And although the four non-conference games played, with the exception of Scotland, counts against teams’ overall record, how they ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 09-16-2017
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