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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 [...]

Pinehurst Live After 5

Pinehurst Live after 5 The Embers, a beach music band who have defined the genre will join us for a special Live after 5 Concert [...]

Daily Journal 

  • Dogwood Alliance, Concerned Citizens of Richmond County mount last-ditch opposition to Enviva pellet plant
    HAMLET — Environmental activists have expressed last-minute opposition to a wood pellet-processing plant to be built near Dobbins Heights. Richmond County commissioners approved plans for the plant three years ago, and construction has begun. On June 15, the Dogwood Alliance released a video called “Rising Up with Richmond County,” which ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • Rockingham Lidl will fire latest salvo in grocery price war
    ROCKINGHAM — When the German grocer Lidl opens its doors this summer, Richmond County shoppers will have more neatly laid out options and promises of lower prices. Consumers may consider that good news, but it’s unlikely to stir the same feelings for Lidl’s across-the-road neighbor Walmart, which has had profit-leaching ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • Kelly named co-recipient of community development award
    The Southern Rural Development Center recently named Susan Kelly as the 2017 co-recipient of the Bonnie Teater Community Development Early Career Achievement Award. Kelly worked as the county faculty and extension director in Sumter County, Florida, from 2005 to 2013 when she then became the county extension director in Richmond ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • From student to teacher
    Now that those in the class of 2017 have turned their tassels, new Richmond Senior High School alum Zainab Bhatti is reflecting on graduation and where she plans to go from here. What was your favorite part about graduation? “Definitely getting my diploma, it felt surreal” she said. “I also ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • Feds put Hamlet nursing home on notice
    HAMLET — Richmond Pines Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center will not be allowed to seek Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements for inpatient care as of July 2, unless it corrects deficiencies noted during a recent inspection. A federal office charged with ensuring patient well-being announced the determination in a legal advertisement placed ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Aging Hamlet garbage truck leads trashy life
    HAMLET — Like her biblical namesake, Jezebel has insatiable appetites — but not for power and, erm, romance. Rather, Jezebel loves trash. Mounds of it. Bags of it. Curbside carts full of it. “(She) likes to eat,” confirms Ray Ellerbe, half of the two-member crew who rides with the lumbering ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • NC Wildlife officer: Littering causes hazards at Blewett Falls at Anson, Richmond county line
    LILESVILLE — Beer cans. Glass bottles. Drug paraphernalia. Guests are likely to find those and more when visiting Blewett Falls Lake, according to Josh Freeborn, a senior officer with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Freeborn said he often sees visitors to the area toss their trash to the side ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Melvin family establishes $1,000 memorial scholarship at RCC
    HAMLET — Students attending Richmond Community College in the summer will now have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help offset the costs of tuition, books and fees. Kenny and Leah Melvin established the Dr. R. Kenneth Melvin Memorial Scholarship in memory of Melvin’s father, who served eight ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Richmond County deputies charge 10 following raid in East Rockingham
    ROCKINGHAM — Ten people are facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a raid on an East Rockingham home last week. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Response Team executed a search warrant at 149 Hannah Pickett First Ave. on June 15, seizing an unspecified amount of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Richmond County Board of Education makes changes to uniform policy
    HAMLET — Shirts embroidered with tiny galloping ponies are “in” for next school year, thanks to changes in the school district’s uniform policy. So, too, are alligators, flags and sailboats. Intending to open up clothing options and to “promote safety,” the Richmond County School Board has approved several changes to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • SOTY, No. 5: Bowers, Way break softball records
    Coming into the 2017 softball season, Owen Bowers and Greyson Way were the two Richmond batters opposing pitchers knew would be swinging for the fences — seeing how both sluggers finished 2016 each with a team-high seven home runs. Teams tried their best to walk or pitch around Bowers and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-14-2017
  • SOTY, No. 6: Next-level athletes signed LOI
    On several occassions throughout the school year, friends, families, teammates and coaches all gathered in the Richmond Senior library in order to celebrate the athletes who are moving on to the next level. From last November’s early signings up until C.J. McDaniel’s recent commitment, a total of 15 Raiders signed ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-13-2017
  • SOTY, No. 7: Coaches, players received SEC’s top honor
    Not every high school can say that its athletic program produces coaches and players of the year — season in and season out — at the rate that Richmond Senior does. This past school year, Richmond saw five coaches and two players take home the Southeastern Conference’s top honors following ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-10-2017
  • SOTY, No. 7: Coaches, players received SEC’s top honor
    Not every high school can say that its athletic program produces coaches and players of the year — season in and season out — at the rate that Richmond Senior does. This past school year, Richmond saw five coaches and two players take home the Southeastern Conference’s top honors following ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-10-2017
  • Pettigrew named Richmond Senior head basketball coach
    ROCKINGHAM — A little more than 20 years ago, Donald “Bootsie” Pettigrew and the Richmond Senior boys basketball team missed out on their chance — for the second consecutive time — to win a state championship. That team, its chemistry and its sacrifices, Pettigrew says, was like something he’d never ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-09-2017
  • Pettigrew named Richmond Senior head basketball coach
    ROCKINGHAM — A little more than 20 years ago, Donald “Bootsie” Pettigrew and the Richmond Senior boys basketball team missed out on their chance — for the second consecutive time — to win a state championship. That team, its chemistry and its sacrifices, Pettigrew says, was like something he’d never ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-09-2017
  • Melvin Ingram to host 4th annual Fun Day
    HAMLET — Another day of fun is scheduled to take place this weekend. Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram is set to host his annual Melvin’s Mission Possible Family Fun Day at Hamlet Memorial Park on Saturday. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and wraps up at 1 p.m. Everything ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-09-2017
  • Melvin Ingram to host 4th annual Fun Day
    HAMLET — Another day of fun is scheduled to take place this weekend. Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram is set to host his annual Melvin’s Mission Possible Family Fun Day at Hamlet Memorial Park on Saturday. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and wraps up at 1 p.m. Everything ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-09-2017
  • SOTY, No. 8: Softball held top 4A ranking in state
    A number of solid showings in its “tough” non-conference schedule mixed with a clean sweep of all five conference opponents helped the Richmond Senior softball team take over the top spot in MaxPreps.com’s standings. Following their wins over Scotland and Whiteville in the final week of the regular season, the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-09-2017
  • SOTY, No. 8: Softball held top 4A ranking in state
    A number of solid showings in its “tough” non-conference schedule mixed with a clean sweep of all five conference opponents helped the Richmond Senior softball team take over the top spot in MaxPreps.com’s standings. Following their wins over Scotland and Whiteville in the final week of the regular season, the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 06-09-2017
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