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Matt Harrelson

Position: Reporter - Business, community news
E-Mail Address: mharrelson@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-817-2674
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About Matt Harrelson

Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, new businesses, business trends, church news, civic groups, obituaries, towns of Hoffman and Norman

Latest Stories by Matt Harrelson

ROCKINGHAM — With Richmond County residents' help, the county sheriff's office and the Rockingham Police Department were able to dispose of more than 62,000 doses of medication during this year's Operation Medicine Drop.
Sgt. Norvin Forrester with the sheriff's office said his department took in 40,381 individual pills, with Officer Lee Bail

Operation Medicine Drop collects 62,000 doses

ROCKINGHAM — With Richmond County residents' help, the county sheriff's office and the Rockingham Police Department were able to dispose of more than 62,000 doses of medication during this year's Operation Medicine Drop. Sgt. Norvin Forrester with the sheriff's office said his department took in 40,381 individual pills, with Officer Lee Bail

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal
Brother and sister Larry Capel and Carol Nicholson are dressed up for their prom picture at the Community Home Care and Hospice's senior prom held Friday night at Cole Auditorium. Tonya Freeman, with Community Hospice, said they were expecting 100 people to attend the Mardi Gras-themed event. Local businesses For All

Seniors get a second prom night

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal Brother and sister Larry Capel and Carol Nicholson are dressed up for their prom picture at the Community Home Care and Hospice's senior prom held Friday night at Cole Auditorium. Tonya Freeman, with Community Hospice, said they were expecting 100 people to attend the Mardi Gras-themed event. Local businesses For All

ROCKINGHAM — Hearing aids have historically been associated with older folks, and with that comes the notion that wearers are less likely than millenials to be glued to smartphones and tablets.
Beltone Hearing Center intends to change that.
The hearing center is offering a new product known as the Beltone First, the world's first hearing ai

iPhone app powers new hearing aids

ROCKINGHAM — Hearing aids have historically been associated with older folks, and with that comes the notion that wearers are less likely than millenials to be glued to smartphones and tablets. Beltone Hearing Center intends to change that. The hearing center is offering a new product known as the Beltone First, the world's first hearing ai

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal
Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel administered oaths to the new officers of the Richmond County Democratic Women during the group's monthly meeting held Monday night in the jury assembly room of the judicial center. From left to right are President Mary Swan, Vice President Yvonne McGraw, Second V

Democratic Women install officers

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel administered oaths to the new officers of the Richmond County Democratic Women during the group's monthly meeting held Monday night in the jury assembly room of the judicial center. From left to right are President Mary Swan, Vice President Yvonne McGraw, Second V

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
March 26
ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30

Community Calendar

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. March 26 ROCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1947 will meet for lunch at 11:30

HAMLET — Richmond County Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for another event to be held in the parking lot of Cole Auditorium on May 8, but they need the community's help.
Cameron Whitley, who coordinates Relay for Life events in Richmond, Anson, Stanly and Montgomery counties for the American Cancer Society, said the goal for this ye

Relay for Life at 5% of $100K goal

HAMLET — Richmond County Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for another event to be held in the parking lot of Cole Auditorium on May 8, but they need the community's help. Cameron Whitley, who coordinates Relay for Life events in Richmond, Anson, Stanly and Montgomery counties for the American Cancer Society, said the goal for this ye

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
March 24
HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet at noon at Smithfield's

Community Calendar

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. March 24 HAMLET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will meet at noon at Smithfield's

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News.
SATURDAYSTREATER GROVE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, Morven, will host the Rockingham District Men's Booster Club and its monthly pr

Church Briefs

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News. SATURDAYSTREATER GROVE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, Morven, will host the Rockingham District Men's Booster Club and its monthly pr

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior baseball team used smart baserunning, timely hitting and a no-hitter from pitcher Cody Leviner to cruise to a 10-0 victory over Hoke Friday night at Raider field.
Leviner mowed through the Hoke lineup, recording 11 strikeouts in the contest. The only time the no-hitter was in jeopardy was in the sixth inning

Mercy rule ends Raiders' romp

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior baseball team used smart baserunning, timely hitting and a no-hitter from pitcher Cody Leviner to cruise to a 10-0 victory over Hoke Friday night at Raider field. Leviner mowed through the Hoke lineup, recording 11 strikeouts in the contest. The only time the no-hitter was in jeopardy was in the sixth inning

JACKSON SPRINGS — With the war in Afghanistan winding down and defense contracts drying up, K-2 Solutions is having to find other purposes for its canine training facility.
Rodger Moore, vice president of business development, said Thursday night during the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's business after hours event held at the Derby fa

K-2 seeks to branch out

JACKSON SPRINGS — With the war in Afghanistan winding down and defense contracts drying up, K-2 Solutions is having to find other purposes for its canine training facility. Rodger Moore, vice president of business development, said Thursday night during the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's business after hours event held at the Derby fa

HAMLET — The talk in Room 103 in Grimsley Hall on the campus of Richmond Community College Thursday was of government transparency and the public's right to know.
Heading up the discussion were Jonathan Jones, director of the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition at Elon University and Richmond County Daily Journal

Sunshine Week workshop focuses on public access

HAMLET — The talk in Room 103 in Grimsley Hall on the campus of Richmond Community College Thursday was of government transparency and the public's right to know. Heading up the discussion were Jonathan Jones, director of the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition at Elon University and Richmond County Daily Journal

ROCKINGHAM — From snapshots of a horse-drawn water wagon to a first-generation fire alarm, the Rockingham Fire Department's history and heritage is on display at City Hall.
The Richmond County Historical Society has installed photos, exhibits and educational literature about the fire department's history and how the city's early alarm system

Where's the fire?

ROCKINGHAM — From snapshots of a horse-drawn water wagon to a first-generation fire alarm, the Rockingham Fire Department's history and heritage is on display at City Hall. The Richmond County Historical Society has installed photos, exhibits and educational literature about the fire department's history and how the city's early alarm system

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News.
SATURDAYPEE DEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a country brekkfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Plates are $6 each for all-you-

Church Briefs

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News. SATURDAYPEE DEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a country brekkfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Plates are $6 each for all-you-

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
March 14
PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodis

Community Calendar

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. March 14 PANCAKE BREAKFAST sponsored by the East Rockingham United Methodis

ROCKINGHAM — Mardi Gras, mastiffs and German shepherds will come together March 21 when the Humane Society of Richmond County hosts the inaugural Masquerade Furball 2015.
The event, which will take place at 8 p.m. at Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham, is a way to raise public awareness about cats, dogs and other pets that are in need of g

Humane Society to host 'Furball' fundraiser

ROCKINGHAM — Mardi Gras, mastiffs and German shepherds will come together March 21 when the Humane Society of Richmond County hosts the inaugural Masquerade Furball 2015. The event, which will take place at 8 p.m. at Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham, is a way to raise public awareness about cats, dogs and other pets that are in need of g

ROCKINGHAM — The Leak Street Cultural Center Kids' Café will be among the top 10 food, financial and volunteer donors to receive a 2013-14 award from the North Carolina Food Bank Board of Directors.
J.C. Watkins, who has long been affiliated with the children's program, said Leak Street's program is part of the Sandhills Food Bank, a de

State food bank to honor Leak Street

ROCKINGHAM — The Leak Street Cultural Center Kids' Café will be among the top 10 food, financial and volunteer donors to receive a 2013-14 award from the North Carolina Food Bank Board of Directors. J.C. Watkins, who has long been affiliated with the children's program, said Leak Street's program is part of the Sandhills Food Bank, a de

ROCKINGHAM — The Sandhills Ringers typically only perform once a year, but in 2015, members of the local handbell group will put on their black gloves and ring their bells twice in the month of March.
The group will perform during the morning worship service at 11 a.m. March 22 at First Baptist Church on 201 N. Randolph St. in Rockingham and

Community handbell choir to perform in March

ROCKINGHAM — The Sandhills Ringers typically only perform once a year, but in 2015, members of the local handbell group will put on their black gloves and ring their bells twice in the month of March. The group will perform during the morning worship service at 11 a.m. March 22 at First Baptist Church on 201 N. Randolph St. in Rockingham and

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
March 13
PLATE SALE from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ashley Chapel Community b

Community Calendar

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. March 13 PLATE SALE from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ashley Chapel Community b

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News.
SATURDAYNEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 73 West, will have a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Plates are $6 each for all-

Church Briefs

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News. SATURDAYNEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, N.C. 73 West, will have a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Plates are $6 each for all-

ROCKINGHAM — The second art show at the Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham has been open since Feb. 2 and will remain open until March 27.
This free public show is part of the cultural outreach program instituted by The Friends of the Leath Memorial Library and installed with the help of the Pee Dee Artists' Guild. The exhibit continues fr

Library art show continues through March

ROCKINGHAM — The second art show at the Leath Memorial Library in Rockingham has been open since Feb. 2 and will remain open until March 27. This free public show is part of the cultural outreach program instituted by The Friends of the Leath Memorial Library and installed with the help of the Pee Dee Artists' Guild. The exhibit continues fr





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