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Elves on the Run 5K

On December 15, 2018, there will be a 5k race named “Elves on the Run” and a 1-mile race named “Jingle Bell Jog” which will [...]

Grandparent’s Day at Town Creek

There’s turkey at Thanksgiving, candy for Valentine’s and fireworks on the Fourth of July. But for Grandparent’s Day the best gift is your time. Celebrate [...]

Daily Journal 

  • Driver reaches 25-year milestone, but he’s not done
    ROCKINGHAM — Every year, UPS adds to its prestigious “Circle of Honor” group, to recognize employees who have delivered packages for 25 years without an accident. And among the 1,436 drivers who were inducted into the group this year, Rodney Lovin, who lives in Rockingham and works in Southern Pines, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-23-2019
  • Children can dig into their inner archaeologist
    ELLERBE — The Rankin Museum of American Heritage is featuring N.C. Digs, a traveling exhibit program, until mid-April for children of all ages to explore their archaeological interests. N.C. Digs feautures five types of archaeological sites in North Carolina — Native American, battlefield, plantation, trash pit and industrial — along ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Children can dig into their inner archaeologist
    ELLERBE — The Rankin Museum of American Heritage is featuring N.C. Digs, a traveling exhibit program, until mid-April for children of all ages to explore their archaeological interests. N.C. Digs feautures five types of archaeological sites in North Carolina — Native American, battlefield, plantation, trash pit and industrial — along ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Women of Tamar empowers women, gives back to community
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Pastor Linda Ross said Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries is all about reaching out beyond the walls. But to start reaching out, they had to start reaching within themselves to be able to help others. A year and a half ago, Linda Spencer shared a testimony during a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Narcotics officers share insights on Richmond County gangs
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Vice Narcotics Unit said at a presentation Thursday that the largest growth in gang activity in Richmond County is happening in schools. Vice, along with two probation officers, outlined the state of gang activity in the county before an audience of about two dozen social ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Bikers to ride in honor of young girl with Down Syndrome
    ROCKINGHAM — A group of bikers will ride in honor of one of their unofficial members who has Down syndrome on Saturday at the first annual Saddle Up Ride for Down Syndrome. Jay Verde, a member of the Independent Riders of Richmond County, has been riding in benefit rides for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Habitat seeks volunteers for home repairs
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills is gathering volunteers for a crew that will tackle small scale home repair projects in Dobbins Heights with a goal of starting similar groups in other areas of Richmond County. Habitat will hold three required training sessions conducted by staff ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-21-2019
  • Habitat seeks volunteers for home repairs
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills is gathering volunteers for a crew that will tackle small scale home repair projects in Dobbins Heights with a goal of starting similar groups in other areas of Richmond County. Habitat will hold three required training sessions conducted by staff ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-21-2019
  • ReStore truck gets new design, promotes services
    ROCKINGHAM — The Habitat For Humanity ReStore has emblazoned its relatively new delivery truck with a decal that will promote the store as it completes deliveries. The decal, applied last month, was designed by Jeremy White of Southern Pines-based J Signs and Graphics. Neil Robinette, CEO of Tri-City, and Kenny ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-21-2019
  • Enviva to hold second job fair in April
    ROCKINGHAM — Enviva Biomass will host a second job fair before their June opening after the first resulted in 25 hires. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 at the Cole Auditorium. The company told the Daily Journal prior to the first job ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-21-2019
  • Mural bridges generational gap
    ROCKINGHAM — A group of Richmond County’s seniors and foster children came together to create a mural to hang in the Department of Social Services that will serve as a symbol of the value of the exchange of information and experiences between generations. The mural came together over the last ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Mural bridges generational gap
    ROCKINGHAM — A group of Richmond County’s seniors and foster children came together to create a mural to hang in the Department of Social Services that will serve as a symbol of the value of the exchange of information and experiences between generations. The mural came together over the last ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Baby chicks hatch in class
    ROCKINGHAM — All across Richmond County Schools — both public and private — second grade students have had the opportunity to nuture and observe baby chicks from their time in the egg to small, yellow balls of fluff. Kelly DeLong, director of K-12 math and science, said the schools have ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Baby chicks hatch in class
    ROCKINGHAM — All across Richmond County Schools — both public and private — second grade students have had the opportunity to nuture and observe baby chicks from their time in the egg to small, yellow balls of fluff. Kelly DeLong, director of K-12 math and science, said the schools have ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Chief Waters inducted into Order of Long Leaf Pine
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County leaders, family and law enforcement from surrounding counties gathered Tuesday to see out-going Police Chief Scott Waters be inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, likely the first from the Hamlet Police Department to receive the honor. Waters announced his retirement in February after ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2019
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Daily Journal Sports

  • Raider track and field teams place 2nd at Pinecrest
    SOUTHERN PINES — The Richmond boys and girls track and field teams finished second — both behind host Pinecrest and in front of Seventy-First and Lumberton — at the second Sandhills Athletic Conference meet on Thursday. Head boys coach Chris Campolieta watched his squad rack up 67.25 points behind leading ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-23-2019
  • Raider Roundup: Baseball, softball, girls soccer all win on the road
    FAYETTEVILLE — Although the Richmond baseball team plated all of its runs in the first two innings, and only landed one of its four hits over the next five frames, it was still able to hold on for a 3-1 win at Jack Britt on Friday. Cam Carraway and the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-23-2019
  • Raider Roundup: Baseball, softball, girls soccer all win on the road
    FAYETTEVILLE — Although the Richmond baseball team plated all of its runs in the first two innings, and only landed one of its four hits over the next five frames, it was still able to hold on for a 3-1 win at Jack Britt on Friday. Cam Carraway and the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-23-2019
  • Alcocer stays close to home, signs with St. Andrews
    ROCKINGHAM — There were a number of things Carlos Alcocer was looking for in a school as he was trying to decide where he wanted to play his college soccer, but nothing was more important than staying in close proximity to his family. So when the senior received a scholarship ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Column: A few early reactions from 1st day of March Madness
    There’s a lot more basketball to be played in the coming days but I’m here to share my reactions from a number of the games played on Thursday, which was opening day for the men’s NCAA Tournament. I know the First Four matchups were played on Wednesday, but the real ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Column: A few early reactions from 1st day of March Madness
    There’s a lot more basketball to be played in the coming days but I’m here to share my reactions from a number of the games played on Thursday, which was opening day for the men’s NCAA Tournament. I know the First Four matchups were played on Wednesday, but the real ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-22-2019
  • Spring is (already) here: Raider athletics seeing success 4 weeks into season
    ROCKINGHAM — Although Wednesday marked the first official day of spring, the Richmond athletic department’s spring programs are almost four full weeks into their respective regular-season schedules. The softball and girls track and field teams have dominated the competition, the baseball and girls soccer teams have five wins each and ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Richmond softball holds off late rally to grab 10-7 win over Jack Britt
    ROCKINGHAM — A two-out, five-run rally by Jack Britt at the top of the seventh inning was an unexpected turn of events, but it wasn’t enough to undo the damage that the Richmond softball team had done in the previous innings. And the Lady Raiders were able to hold on ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Richmond softball holds off late rally to grab 10-7 win over Jack Britt
    ROCKINGHAM — A two-out, five-run rally by Jack Britt at the top of the seventh inning was an unexpected turn of events, but it wasn’t enough to undo the damage that the Richmond softball team had done in the previous innings. And the Lady Raiders were able to hold on ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Raider Roundup: Baseball, girls soccer earn SAC wins while boys golf, boys tennis compete on road
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond grabbed a 6-1 win over Jack Britt on Tuesday thanks to Cam Carraway’s two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning, three RBI from Jake Ransom and Tyler Bass’ sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth. Ransom got the Raiders (5-3, 4-1 Sandhills Athletic ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-20-2019
  • Graham scores twice as Lady Raiders shut out Hoke County 4-0
    ROCKINGHAM — Jessi Graham scored twice, Deanna Gomez and Morgan Hooks each sent one into the back of the net and the Richmond girls soccer team blanked Hoke County 4-0 on its home field Monday evening. It was the first time this season the Lady Raiders (4-2, 3-1 Sandhills Athletic ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-19-2019
  • Graham scores twice as Lady Raiders shut out Hoke County 4-0
    ROCKINGHAM — Jessi Graham scored twice, Deanna Gomez and Morgan Hooks each sent one into the back of the net and the Richmond girls soccer team blanked Hoke County 4-0 on its home field Monday evening. It was the first time this season the Lady Raiders (4-2, 3-1 Sandhills Athletic ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-19-2019
  • Athlete of the Week (Mar. 11-16): Jake Ransom
    ROCKINGHAM — Jake Ransom has been named the Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday, Mar. 11. Ransom is a senior first baseman for the Richmond baseball team who hit a grand slam at the top of the seventh inning to lift the Raiders to a ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-18-2019
  • Wood, Marshburn win Super Pro, Pro titles at VWs
    ROCKINGHAM — Clint Wood, of Wendell, and Colby Marshburn, of Clinton, were the Super Pro and Pro bracket winners, respectively, in Sunday’s VWs at the Rock, all-Volkswagen drag race and car show at Rockingham Dragway. Wood drove his 1964 VW Bug past the Dune Buggy of Larry Heglen (Lancaster, S.C.) ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-18-2019
  • Richmond boys golf swinging for success despite youth
    FOXFIRE VILLAGE — The Richmond boys golf team is unlike any of the school’s other spring sports teams. While the Raider baseball, boys tennis, girls soccer, softball and track and field squads all have a number of seniors they can lean on as they look to reach new heights, the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 03-16-2019
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