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Springfest Arts & Crafts Fair

  The Southern Pines tradition that folks look forward to each Spring will return once again on Saturday, April 28th from 10am-4pm. The The Southern [...]

Human Services Mini Conference

Richmond Community College is bringing in several guest speakers from local agencies to talk about career pathways into human services, as well as the demand [...]

Monday’s Moore County Farmer’s Market

The freshest local produce in the Moore County area. We have seasonal produce along with a variety of meats and cheeses. Plus we sell dessert!! [...]

Celebration of the Military Child

Join us for the 8th Annual Celebration of the Military Child! Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills, this fun-filled afternoon will include a [...]

Daily Journal 

  • Deputies charge 3 with child abuse
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals following an investigation into child abuse on Tuesday and Wednesday. On April 18, a man reported to deputies that he received a text from Jade Chantelle Brigman, 25, of Country Canyon Drive in Rockingham, saying that she had “disciplined” their ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-18-2018
  • Saluting the fallen
    ROCKINGHAM — With police nationwide facing more criticism than at any time in recent memory, Richmond County law enforcement and government officials came together on National Police Week to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The national tally of officer deaths so far in 2018 is 54, according ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-18-2018
  • Lemonade Club raises money for cancer research
    CORDOVA — Armed with a business plan and seed money from principal Ron Ransom, Cordova Middle School’s Lemonade Club has raised hundreds of dollars to support research into children’s cancer. The group first gathered in October 2017, inspired by cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott of Connecticut, who raised more than ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-17-2018
  • New paint, appliances adorn Hamlet soup kitchen
    HAMLET — Offers to upgrade the Richmond County soup kitchen have poured in since late last year, when the Seaboard Festival Board contributed a $5,000 check to help upgrade the inadequate appliances and preparation area. As an eventual result, the sponsoring Richmond County Mental Health Society will hold an open ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-16-2018
  • Hamlet Planning Board to consider rezoning land for new solar farm
    HAMLET — The city’s Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to decide whether Greentegrity Land Investment can move ahead with plans to let a solar farm be built on 37 acres of what once was a family dairy farm. The same petition was set to come before the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-16-2018
  • Program to help fight addictions through faith
    ROCKINGHAM — Next week, New Life Church will become one of 35,000 churches worldwide to offer Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based program designed to combat addiction of all types. Established 25 years ago by the Rev. John Baker of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and evangelical Christian pastor and author ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-15-2018
  • ‘Preacher Frank’ honored at 90
    ROCKINGHAM — For 30 years, “Preacher Frank” McQuage prayed with sheriff’s deputies who suffered from depression, who had been hurt on the job or who just wanted “to unload.” He attended funerals when they lost family members. And, 20 years ago, he organized a breakfast so law officers countywide could ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-15-2018
  • E. Rock Fire Dept. awarded $20K grant
    ROCKINGHAM — East Rockingham’s volunteer fire department will be the first in the state to use water hoses to deliver air to trapped or disoriented firefighters. The department learned Tuesday that it had won a $20,047.87 grant from the office of the state insurance commissioner and fire marshal, Mike Causey. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-15-2018
  • A ‘perfect fit’ for farm town: Hundreds attend inaugural Strawberry Festival in Ellerbe
    ELLERBE — They came from Asheboro and Mount Gilead. Lewisville and Denton. Albemarle and Rockingham and, yes, Ellerbe. And though for a time it might have looked as if most people were there for the various nonalcoholic “coladas” served in carved-out pineapples — the lines for the drinks blocked the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-14-2018
  • Escaped convict’s blood stains dissuade potential buyers of pickup
    MARSTON — Tired from a day of landscaping and sated by a belly full of burgers, Austin McBryde slept through the recapture of a bleeding escaped convict holed up in his truck. In fact, he didn’t know anyone had been in the truck — much less left it dotted with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-14-2018
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Daily Journal Sports

  • 8 Raiders qualify for Track and Field State Championships
    SOUTHERN PINES — The Richmond boys and girls track and field teams had eight runners qualify for the state championship meet at the NCHSAA 4A Regional Championships was held at Pinecrest this past Friday. In order to advance to States, an individual or a group must place in the top ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-15-2018
  • Mauney gets Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod victory
    ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Famer Tommy Mauney cruised to victory in the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod portion of the Spring Extreme Drags at Rockingham Dragway, while Richfield’s Allen Furr and Riegelwood’s Michael Smith grabbed off the Footbrake and Top ET titles, respectively. Mauney, the Shelby chassis builder ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-14-2018
  • Hamlet’s 1968 baseball team to reconnect, celebrate state championship at 50th reunion
    ROCKINGHAM — Four years before Hamlet merged with Ellerbe, Rockingham and Rohanen to become what is now known as Richmond Senior High School, George Whitfield and the Red Rams baseball team made a historic postseason run. An eight-game journey that featured three shutout wins and a come-from-behind victory over Dunn ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-14-2018
  • Richmond softball advances, baseball falls to East Forsyth
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond softball team played like a No. 1 seed on Friday. Senior catcher Owen Bowers smacked a pair of homers, junior infielder Taylor Parrish hit a solo shot, and the Lady Raiders rolled to 12-2 win over No. 17 Independence in the second round of the NCHSAA ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-12-2018
  • Spring Extreme Drags will showcase sport’s diversity
    ROCKINGHAM — Although traditional side-by-side drag racing will be a major focus of Saturday’s Spring Extreme Drags, the pre-Mother’s Day event also will showcase the sport’s offbeat side with a heavy dose of jets and a farewell performance by wheelstand legend and Carolina native Danny O’Day. O’Day’s supercharged 1934 Ford ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-11-2018
  • 3 Raiders selected to Powerade State Games
    ROCKINGHAM — The official rosters for the Region 4 baseball and softball teams that will compete in the 32nd annual Powerade State Games were released this week, and three Richmond athletes made the final cuts. Juniors Cam Carraway, third baseman, and Jake Ransom, first baseman, are expected to represent the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-11-2018
  • Howard’s career comes to end with 1st-round loss to Porter Ridge
    ROCKINGHAM — Through the first 42 minutes of play, things looked as if the Richmond girls soccer team was going to extend head coach Bennie Howard’s career on the sidelines and put an end to its first-round struggles. Freshman midfielder Caroline Whitley was in the middle of a crowd when ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-10-2018
  • Former champions to headline Spring Extreme Drags
    ROCKINGHAM — A Pro Modified field that includes three former champions will share center stage with Danny O’Day’s record-shattering ’34 Ford wheelstander and a pair of jet cars when Rockingham Dragway presents its Spring Extreme Drags on Saturday. Randy Weatherford (Danville, Va.), the EOPM Series winner the last time the ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-09-2018
  • Cagle: Maybe NASCAR would benefit from new ownership
    The story is the stuff of legend. Big Bill France brought together a ragtag group of racers, race-car owners, promoters and track owners at the Streamline Hotel on Daytona Beach in 1947 with this crazy idea of organizing all their efforts into one unified effort to grow the sport of ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-09-2018
  • Richmond baseball defeats Davie County, advances to 2nd round
    ROCKINGHAM — Just like head coach Ricky Young had hoped, the Richmond baseball team took advantage of what could’ve been its only home game of the 2018 North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A State Playoffs. Senior pitcher Trey Watkins threw a complete game, senior catcher Gordon Pihl picked up ... read more
    Source: Daily Journal SportsPublished on 05-09-2018
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