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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.

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 [...]

Daily Journal 

  • KKK recruiting in Richmond County?
    HAMLET — In a town that has been rife with gang activity over the last year and a half, a hate group is seeking to recruit members. At least two fliers for the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were found near the Hamlet Depot on Saturday during ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-12-2017
  • Rockingham Fire Department to burn former Harrington Restaurant in training exercise
    ROCKINGHAM — Firefighters will burn down the abandoned Harrington Restaurant at 164 Brookstone Lane behind the Holiday Inn Express on Highway 74 in a training exercise from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The building was donated to the Rockingham Fire Department as a way to help the owner save on ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • Hamlet cancels Old-Fashioned Friday night festivities
    The weather outside is frightful, so Hamlet has canceled tonight’s celebration of an Old-Fashioned Christmas. Saturday’s festivities — scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Main Street — are on until further notice. Saturday’s event will feature jugglers, a stilt-walking Snow Queen, elves making giant bubbles and treats from local businesses. The ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-08-2017
  • Holiday spirit in the streets
    HAMLET — Police and fire sirens wailed. Pretty girls waved from open cars. And candy and wrapped rolls of toilet tissue arced through the air at Hamlet’s 2017 Christmas parade Thursday afternoon. “I need Dum-Dums,” one youngster shouted as the first float appeared, and down the candy steadily rained: Tootsie ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-07-2017
  • Rockingham man charged with cocaine, pill possession
    ROCKINGHAM — A man who was first convicted on a misdemeanor drug charge at the age of 16 is now accused of having cocaine. Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Garrison Karl Cook, of Northam Road, Rockingham, on Nov. 20 for allegedly possessing cocaine and two unspecified ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-07-2017
  • RCC announces new transfer pathways
    HAMLET — Career and Transfer Center Director Patsy Stanley informed the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday about new transfer pathways to all 16 schools in the University of North Carolina system as well 20 other public or private universities in North Carolina. Stanley said the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-07-2017
  • Tool helps DSS assess children in foster care
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Department of Social Services is leading a five-county coalition in the implementation of a new tool to measure the well-being of children in its custody with the hope that it can greatly improve the quality of care that foster children receive in the region. TOP, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-07-2017
  • Breakfast offered in the spirit of giving
    ROCKINGHAM — A handful of current and former elected officials plan to provide a free hearty and heartwarming meal as a way of giving back to the community this weekend. Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court Vickie B. Daniel is spearheading the inaugural Christmas Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-07-2017
  • AgInnovation Center board identifies issues
    ROCKINGHAM — Board members for the fledgling Sandhills AGInnovation Center have identified at least two things they need to work on ASAP: buying expensive cooling equipment to store produce before sale and making sure local producers are certified in good agricultural practices, or GAP. Earlier this week, Richmond County commissioners ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-06-2017
  • New meters cause spike in water bills
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County water customers took to Facebook over the weekend to express outrage after looking at their water bills that came in on Friday. Commentors on a now-deleted post in the What’s Up Richmond County group reported having to pay more than double their usual bill, some even ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-06-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Turnovers, missed FTs haunt Raiders in season opener
    FAIRMONT — The Richmond boys basketball team left more than 10 points at the free throw line and turned the ball more than it would’ve liked to in its season opener Wednesday evening. Constant full-court pressure from Fairmont caused the Raiders to speed things up and either throw the ball ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-30-2017
  • Richmond falls to Asheboro in championship match
    ASHEBORO — The Richmond wrestling team finished second in the Cold Turkey Duals this weekend, winning its first four matches before falling to Asheboro — the host team — in the championship match. “I was very proud of our performance,” head coach Earl Nicholson said. “Although we lost to Asheboro ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-28-2017
  • Crowder, once again, named First-Team All-ACC
    Tyrone Crowder, a native of Marston, was named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday. The senior offensive guard for Clemson — the No. 1 college football team in the nation — received 131 points by the voters and was joined on the first team by teammates Mitch Hyatt (offensive ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 11-28-2017
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