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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 

  • Man hospitalized after being shot in Hamlet street
    HAMLET — A man was taken to the hospital late Thursday night after being shot in the street. The victim was shot once in the leg while on Washington Avenue, in front of the Washington Court Apartments before 10 p.m., according to Detective Capt. Randy Dover with the Hamlet Police ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-13-2017
  • Another rainy day Affair
    ROCKINGHAM — Wet weather may have dampened the crowds and some of the vendors, but organizers of Affair on the Square said the show must go on. A heavy storm early Thursday afternoon and spotty showers as the evening wore on didn’t cause the Rockingham Downtown Corporation to cancel the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-13-2017
  • Rockingham to repave aging Public Works facility
    ROCKINGHAM — The city council on Tuesday approved a bid to repave a large part of the Rockingham Public Works Facility which City Manager Monty Crump said is in “very bad shape.” The facility’s parking areas and general-use driveways, which are used by every city-owned vehicle from fire trucks to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-12-2017
  • Hamlet neighbors weary of ruptured water pipes
    HAMLET — The residents of Lillians Lane don’t lack for excitement — though they wish they did. Stephanie Crawford remembers a night not too long ago when her dog began barking wildly at 2 a.m. When she peeked outside, Crawford saw a number of city trucks with jelly-jar lights flashing ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-12-2017
  • Forecast looking fairly dry for Norman Fest
    NORMAN — Richmond County’s smallest town is expected to draw a crowd 36 times the size of its population — 138 , according to the 2010 census — for its annual Norman Fest this weekend. Mayor Kenneth Broadway is doing everything he can to make sure those 5,000 guests have ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-12-2017
  • Richmond County middle, elementary schools honored for discipline
    Four Richmond County schools have been honored for implementing a discipline-enhancing program designed to “catch students doing something good.” Rockingham Middle School, and East Rockingham, Monroe Avenue and Washington Street Elementary schools have been awarded “Green Ribbon” honors for noteworthy performance under the state’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Initiative. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Richmond County special needs students have fair day
    HAMLET — They held their noses and clucked softly with the chickens in the livestock barn. But when the time came to clamber aboard the rides, disabled students from across the district flung out their arms to embrace the excitement of their own day at the Richmond County Agricultural Fair. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Marching for a museum
    Army veterans Curtis Drafton, left, and David Broadie walk through Hamlet Wednesday on their way from Fort Bragg to Charlotte to raise awareness for the new N.C. Military Veterans Hall of Fame there. The two are part of a three-man contingent walking 125 miles in five days as part of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Hamlet police: Alleged thief left cellphone at scene
    HAMLET — A personal item left behind helped officers nab an alleged thief. Jaleel Jabar Liles, 19, of Buttercup Drive, is accused of breaking into a home in his neighborhood on Sept. 23 and stealing a Playstation gaming console, 15 video games and two cellphones, according to the Hamlet Police ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Rockingham approves construction of new alley for RCC campus
    ROCKINGHAM — Council members Tuesday finalized the preliminary work to clear the way for the new Richmond Community College satellite campus downtown. The process required securing a right-of-way abandonment for an alley where the RCC building will be built, and dedicating a new alley to compensate for the loss of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-11-2017
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Dreams become reality for Stateville’s Thornley
    ROCKINGHAM — At the rate she’s going, Janette Thornley may soon have to change the name of her motorcycle drag racing team from Dream Chaser Racing to Dream Catcher Racing. When she is crowned the 2017 American Motorcycle Racing Association Pro Fuel champion this weekend at Rockingham Dragway, it will ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-12-2017
  • No luck for Raiders at Lumberton
    LUMBERTON — The Richmond boys soccer team was shutout for the second consecutive game Wednesday evening. A trip to Lumberton didn’t end well for the Raiders, who gave up a goal in the first three minutes of the match, another one late in the first half and then three more ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-12-2017
  • ‘97 Raider football team set to celebrate 20-year anniversary
    ROCKINGHAM — It has been 20 years since the 1997 Richmond football team capped off its undefeated season with a dominant victory over Douglas Byrd in the state championship game. And to celebrate their team’s accomplishment, which was the first of back-to-back title runs, former players Brad Denson — now ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Former WBO heavyweight champ visits Dungeon Boxing Club
    ROCKINGHAM — Former professional boxer and Olympic gold medalist Ray Mercer made an appearance at Dungeon Boxing Club on Tuesday with hopes of spreading some of his knowledge to a hometown Olympic hopeful. Jamell Brown, a Rockingham native, is a 21-year old boxer who’s headed to Chattanooga, Tennessee this weekend ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Richmond now one win away from finishing season undefeated
    FAYETTEVILLE — With its win over Seventy-First on Tuesday, the Richmond volleyball team is one win away from its goal: going undefeated in the regular season. Outside hitters Altman Griffin, senior, and Savannah Lampley, junior, came through for the Lady Raiders with their double-digit statiscal efforts on the offensive and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-11-2017
  • Athlete of the Week (Oct. 2-6): Kathleen Pittman
    ROCKINGHAM — Kathleen Pittman has been named the Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday, Oct. 2. Pittman is a senior for the Richmond girls tennis team who won both of her singles matches in the No. 3 spot against Seventy-First’s Aaliyah Smith and Scotland’s Samantha ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-10-2017
  • ‘Tough year’ continues as Richmond falls to Hoke
    ROCKINGHAM — For the second time this season, the Richmond boys soccer team lost to Hoke County. This time around, though, it failed to score a goal and there was no overtime. A struggle to get decent shots on goal, and a couple of mishaps on defense, led to the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-10-2017
  • Edmundson helps home state avoid shutout at Summit ET Finals
    ROCKINGHAM — Fayetteville’s Chip Johnson and Clinton’s Steve Foley came close but it was high school student Hunter Edmundson (Pekanello) who kept the home state from being shut out at Saturday’s NHRA Southeast Division Summit ET Finals at Rockingham Dragway. Edmundson used a .010 package to turn back Gage Burch ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-10-2017
  • Raiders finish 2nd, 3rd at Smithfield-Selma
    SMITHFIELD — The Richmond girls and boys cross country teams finished second and third, respectively, at the Smithfield-Selma Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Aieral Brown, freshman Gracelyn Weatherford and senior Shelby Matheson led the way for the Lady Raiders as they finished behind Clayton. Brown came in third place, Weatherford placed ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-10-2017
  • Miller selected to Shrine Bowl roster
    ROCKINGHAM — Early Sunday afternoon, Richmond senior running back Dante Miller was selected to participate in the 2017 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas football game. This is the second consecutive year a Raider will be playing in the Shrine Bowl, which is a high school all-star game between some of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 10-09-2017
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