Corey Friedman

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ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system.
Superior Court Judge David Lee issued a temporary restraining order on Sept. 8 that turned the track over to Salisbury-based Farmers and Merchants Bank and its managing agent, the Finley Grou

Rockingham Speedway faces foreclosure or owner auction

ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Superior Court Judge David Lee issued a temporary restraining order on Sept. 8 that turned the track over to Salisbury-based Farmers and Merchants Bank and its managing agent, the Finley Grou

ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system.
Superior Court Judge David Lee issued a temporary restraining order on Sept. 8 that turned the track over to Salisbury-based Farmers and Merchants Bank and its managing agent, the Finley Grou

SPEEDWAY FORECLOSURE?

ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Superior Court Judge David Lee issued a temporary restraining order on Sept. 8 that turned the track over to Salisbury-based Farmers and Merchants Bank and its managing agent, the Finley Grou

ROCKINGHAM — A two-car crash at the intersection of East Broad Avenue and Long Drive sent two people to the hospital and blocked traffic for more than an hour Thursday as paramedics, police and firefighters assessed injuries and investigated.
Rose Hawks, 52, of Ellerbe and driver Robert Snead, 86, of Rockingham were in a red Lincoln Town Car

Crash closes busy intersection

ROCKINGHAM — A two-car crash at the intersection of East Broad Avenue and Long Drive sent two people to the hospital and blocked traffic for more than an hour Thursday as paramedics, police and firefighters assessed injuries and investigated. Rose Hawks, 52, of Ellerbe and driver Robert Snead, 86, of Rockingham were in a red Lincoln Town Car

Deputies capture escaped inmate after foot chase

CHESTERFIELD — Sheriff's deputies captured a 17-year-old inmate within hours after he escaped from the Chesterfield County Detention Center, according to a report released last week. Dontrell Maleek Sharper of Darlington left his cell shortly after 11 a.m. Aug. 31 when he discovered a correctional officer did not close his cell door complete

An alert sheriff's deputy busted an apparent mobile meth lab and arrested two men after noticing suspicious behavior while shopping at Walmart.
Chesterfield County sheriff's Cpl. Robert J. White was inside the Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 in Cheraw when he noticed another customer, 31-year-old Brandon Lee Sasser of Loris, walking in circles and p

2 charged in Walmart meth bust

An alert sheriff's deputy busted an apparent mobile meth lab and arrested two men after noticing suspicious behavior while shopping at Walmart. Chesterfield County sheriff's Cpl. Robert J. White was inside the Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 in Cheraw when he noticed another customer, 31-year-old Brandon Lee Sasser of Loris, walking in circles and p

CHERAW, S.C. — An alert sheriff's deputy busted an apparent mobile meth lab and arrested two men after noticing suspicious behavior while shopping at Walmart.
Chesterfield County sheriff's Cpl. Robert J. White was inside the Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 in Cheraw when he noticed another customer, 31-year-old Brandon Lee Sasser of Loris, wal

2 charged in Walmart meth bust

CHERAW, S.C. — An alert sheriff's deputy busted an apparent mobile meth lab and arrested two men after noticing suspicious behavior while shopping at Walmart. Chesterfield County sheriff's Cpl. Robert J. White was inside the Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 in Cheraw when he noticed another customer, 31-year-old Brandon Lee Sasser of Loris, wal

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of the United States' 100 best places to farm, according to a magazine group's analysis of census data from more than 3,000 U.S. counties.
Farm Futures, whose corporate parent FarmProgress publishes 17 agriculture-industry magazines, ranked Richmond County 81st in the nation. Susan Kelly, director of the N

County in top 100 for farming

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of the United States' 100 best places to farm, according to a magazine group's analysis of census data from more than 3,000 U.S. counties. Farm Futures, whose corporate parent FarmProgress publishes 17 agriculture-industry magazines, ranked Richmond County 81st in the nation. Susan Kelly, director of the N

ROCKINGHAM — Parents and business boosters are working to drum up public support for a local sales tax referendum for parks and recreation on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The Committee to Promote Growth and Economic Development, a grassroots group of roughly 15 parents, has begun posting and distributing yard signs urging Richmond County voters to sup

Rec center support builds

ROCKINGHAM — Parents and business boosters are working to drum up public support for a local sales tax referendum for parks and recreation on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Committee to Promote Growth and Economic Development, a grassroots group of roughly 15 parents, has begun posting and distributing yard signs urging Richmond County voters to sup

HAMLET — A defendant accused in a rash of car break-ins has also been charged with forcing his way into a Hamlet home and raiding the fridge.
Police have charged 22-year-old Jonathan Quinn Williams of 2691 Murdocksville Road, West End, with breaking into a Rollins Avenue home between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4 and stealing “an assortment of m

Police: Car thief broke into home

HAMLET — A defendant accused in a rash of car break-ins has also been charged with forcing his way into a Hamlet home and raiding the fridge. Police have charged 22-year-old Jonathan Quinn Williams of 2691 Murdocksville Road, West End, with breaking into a Rollins Avenue home between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4 and stealing “an assortment of m

Deputies: Meth convict caught with precursor

ROCKINGHAM — Eight days after her conviction on meth charges, sheriff's deputies say a Richmond County woman was caught with a key ingredient of methamphetamine. Stephanie Dawn Guinn, 40, of 184 Butler Circle, Rockingham, was arrested Monday on two counts of felony possession of pseudoephedrine by a person with a prior meth conviction. A wa

2 arrested in fights at Richmond Senior High

ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond Senior High School students face criminal charges in two separate fights reported at the school on Friday. Jose Guadalupe Jaurez, 17, of Greenlake Road, Ellerbe, is accused of punching student Pablo Salgado in the head and body, according to a warrant for arrest. Officer S.B. Pittman of the Richmond County Schools

HAMLET — A man accused of holding his neighbor down on a bed and taking his clothes off is facing assault and sexual battery charges.
Tremek Shaquille Pate, 19, of 400 Buttercup Drive in Hamlet, was arrested Friday after the female neighbor took out an arrest warrant for the Thursday incident.
Pate pushed the woman down on a bed and tried t

Man accused of sexual battery

HAMLET — A man accused of holding his neighbor down on a bed and taking his clothes off is facing assault and sexual battery charges. Tremek Shaquille Pate, 19, of 400 Buttercup Drive in Hamlet, was arrested Friday after the female neighbor took out an arrest warrant for the Thursday incident. Pate pushed the woman down on a bed and tried t

HAMLET — A man accused of crashing a stolen car in a Southern Pines police chase now faces charges in a string of car break-ins reported earlier this month.
Jonathan Quinn Williams, 22, of 2691 Murdocksville Road, West End, is accused of breaking into six cars and stealing purses, debit cards, cellphones and other valuables from five of the

Stolen-car crash leads to 6 break-in charges

HAMLET — A man accused of crashing a stolen car in a Southern Pines police chase now faces charges in a string of car break-ins reported earlier this month. Jonathan Quinn Williams, 22, of 2691 Murdocksville Road, West End, is accused of breaking into six cars and stealing purses, debit cards, cellphones and other valuables from five of the

ROCKINGHAM — Thirteen criminal suspects in Richmond County have faced federal prosecution this year under a partnership between sheriff's deputies and the U.S. attorney's office.
Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. said his deputies are working closely with federal authorities to take gun and drug offenders off the streets. Nine of the 13 defendan

County crimes, federal prison

ROCKINGHAM — Thirteen criminal suspects in Richmond County have faced federal prosecution this year under a partnership between sheriff's deputies and the U.S. attorney's office. Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. said his deputies are working closely with federal authorities to take gun and drug offenders off the streets. Nine of the 13 defendan

ROCKINGHAM — Authorities have charged a twice-convicted drug dealer with selling cocaine to a sheriff's office informant.
Demetrus Ingram, 32, of 825 McDonald Church Road, was arrested Sept. 5 on charges stemming from a month-long investigation. A warrant states that Ingram sold 4 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant between July 23

Drug convict charged with selling cocaine

ROCKINGHAM — Authorities have charged a twice-convicted drug dealer with selling cocaine to a sheriff's office informant. Demetrus Ingram, 32, of 825 McDonald Church Road, was arrested Sept. 5 on charges stemming from a month-long investigation. A warrant states that Ingram sold 4 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant between July 23

ROLLINS

MARSTON, N.C. — William T. Rollins Sr., 89, of Marston, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. McPhatter Funeral Home of Laurel Hill is serving the family. The Richmond County Daily JournalWednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

RUTH ANNE WOODS

Ruth Anne Woods, 43, of Oak Island, formerly of Rockingham, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Ruth Anne was born Jan. 12, 1971 in Weatherford, Oklahoma, a daughter of Alfreda Spell Flowers and the late Rev. Carl Ellis Flowers. She had attended Kings Gate Church and was a registered nurse with Maximum Healthcare. Surviving are her husband, Phil

HAMLET — A wood pellet manufacturer will bring 80 jobs and a $107 million investment to Richmond County, state and local officials announced Tuesday.
Biofuels company Enviva said it will open a pellet plant on N.C. 177 North, one of three facilities planned for the Carolinas. Gov. Pat McCrory said wood pellet plants in Richmond and Sampson c

Enviva plant to bring 80 jobs

HAMLET — A wood pellet manufacturer will bring 80 jobs and a $107 million investment to Richmond County, state and local officials announced Tuesday. Biofuels company Enviva said it will open a pellet plant on N.C. 177 North, one of three facilities planned for the Carolinas. Gov. Pat McCrory said wood pellet plants in Richmond and Sampson c

Parvo outbreak closes Richmond County Animal Shelter

ROCKINGHAM — Officials have closed the Richmond County Animal Shelter for a week in order to prevent the spread of canine parvovirus after several animals tested positive for the disease. County Manager Rick Sago said Tuesday that the shelter will be closed to the public until Sept. 16. “This closing includes all animal transports to

ROCKINGHAM — Shelter staff will hold 63 dogs and 61 cats under quarantine for a week to prevent the spread of canine parvovirus after three dogs tested positive for the disease.
The Richmond County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until noon Sept. 16, director Rebecca Davis said Tuesday. No animals under quarantine have shown any

Parvo outbreak closes animal shelter

ROCKINGHAM — Shelter staff will hold 63 dogs and 61 cats under quarantine for a week to prevent the spread of canine parvovirus after three dogs tested positive for the disease. The Richmond County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until noon Sept. 16, director Rebecca Davis said Tuesday. No animals under quarantine have shown any




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