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ROCKINGHAM — When Millie Baucom handed her the slender iPad box, 4-year-old Faith Williams thought her birthday had come early.
Faith and her twin sister Hope didn't turn a year older on Saturday, but they may feel more grown-up after a few weeks of watching educational videos and playing interactive learning games on the sleek tablet comput

'A great learning tool'

ROCKINGHAM — When Millie Baucom handed her the slender iPad box, 4-year-old Faith Williams thought her birthday had come early. Faith and her twin sister Hope didn't turn a year older on Saturday, but they may feel more grown-up after a few weeks of watching educational videos and playing interactive learning games on the sleek tablet comput

ROCKINGHAM — A former Food King employee is accused of pocketing $64,000, a nearly sixfold increase from the amount of money she says she admitted taking from the downtown grocery store.
Rebecca Lorran Richardson, 22, of 109 Greenfield Road in Hamlet, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of felony embezzlement. Rockingham police say in an arre

Police: Woman embezzled $64K

ROCKINGHAM — A former Food King employee is accused of pocketing $64,000, a nearly sixfold increase from the amount of money she says she admitted taking from the downtown grocery store. Rebecca Lorran Richardson, 22, of 109 Greenfield Road in Hamlet, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of felony embezzlement. Rockingham police say in an arre

ROCKINGHAM — Police say a woman punched, kicked, slapped and scratched an officer who questioned her after receiving a trespassing complaint.
Sharon Grant Hyatt, 46, of 264 Cabel Drive, is accused of attacking Officer D.R. Morton of the Rockingham Police Department late Wednesday night. Morton approached Hyatt at a home on the 100 block of B

Police: Woman attacked officer

ROCKINGHAM — Police say a woman punched, kicked, slapped and scratched an officer who questioned her after receiving a trespassing complaint. Sharon Grant Hyatt, 46, of 264 Cabel Drive, is accused of attacking Officer D.R. Morton of the Rockingham Police Department late Wednesday night. Morton approached Hyatt at a home on the 100 block of B

ROCKINGHAM — For shoppers who swipe bank cards and rarely carry cash, a trip to the farmers' market will no longer require a trip to the ATM.
The Rockingham Farmers' Market plans to give customers the option of paying with credit and debit cards in addition to electronic benefit cards for those receiving nutrition assistance.
Electronic pay

Farmers' market returns Saturday

ROCKINGHAM — For shoppers who swipe bank cards and rarely carry cash, a trip to the farmers' market will no longer require a trip to the ATM. The Rockingham Farmers' Market plans to give customers the option of paying with credit and debit cards in addition to electronic benefit cards for those receiving nutrition assistance. Electronic pay

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Rockingham American Legion Post 147 members placed flags on veterans' graves at Green Lake Church Cemetary for Memorial Day. From left to right are David Williiams, Mike White, John Schoonover, Robert Steele, Jeff Joyner and Carlton Hawkins.
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Mike White of American Legion Post 147 places a flag at the grave of

Contributed photo Rockingham American Legion Post 147 members placed flags on veterans' graves at Green Lake Church Cemetary for Memorial Day. From left to right are David Williiams, Mike White, John Schoonover, Robert Steele, Jeff Joyner and Carlton Hawkins. Contributed photo Mike White of American Legion Post 147 places a flag at the grave of

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Rockingham Middle School eighth-grader Chasity Davis, left, and seventh-grader Annika Carpenter are shown with their winning Richmond County Crime Stoppers posters. Carpenter won first place in the poster contest and received a $75 prize, Davis won $50 for her second-place poster and Richmond County Ninth-Grade Academy student Tr

Contributed photo Rockingham Middle School eighth-grader Chasity Davis, left, and seventh-grader Annika Carpenter are shown with their winning Richmond County Crime Stoppers posters. Carpenter won first place in the poster contest and received a $75 prize, Davis won $50 for her second-place poster and Richmond County Ninth-Grade Academy student Tr

ROCKINGHAM — Jacqueline Braddock Welch is a young woman who has overcome challenges and tragedy, from the devastating loss of her grandmother to fighting and winning her own personal battles.
Welch is the executive director at the Rockingham Senior Center at 225 S. Lawrence St., and also oversees operations at the East Rockingham Senior Cent

Welch motivated to make a difference

ROCKINGHAM — Jacqueline Braddock Welch is a young woman who has overcome challenges and tragedy, from the devastating loss of her grandmother to fighting and winning her own personal battles. Welch is the executive director at the Rockingham Senior Center at 225 S. Lawrence St., and also oversees operations at the East Rockingham Senior Cent

ROCKINGHAM — Roy Cooper says cash-starved public schools, an overtaxed middle class and statewide spats over social issues prodded him into the governor's race.
The four-term Democratic attorney general confirmed Saturday that he would seek the executive mansion in 2016, telling an audience of Democrats from a dozen North Carolina counties t

Cooper announces run for governor

ROCKINGHAM — Roy Cooper says cash-starved public schools, an overtaxed middle class and statewide spats over social issues prodded him into the governor's race. The four-term Democratic attorney general confirmed Saturday that he would seek the executive mansion in 2016, telling an audience of Democrats from a dozen North Carolina counties t

ROCKINGHAM — Ten days before his 21st birthday, student organizer Dylan Frick became the top Democrat in a dozen North Carolina counties.
Delegates to Saturday's 8th Congressional District Democratic Convention elected Frick as chairman for a two-year term ending in 2017. The Stanly County man is the grandson of Norwood Mayor Beverly Johnson

Frick named new leader of 8th District Democratic Party

ROCKINGHAM — Ten days before his 21st birthday, student organizer Dylan Frick became the top Democrat in a dozen North Carolina counties. Delegates to Saturday's 8th Congressional District Democratic Convention elected Frick as chairman for a two-year term ending in 2017. The Stanly County man is the grandson of Norwood Mayor Beverly Johnson

HAMLET — Fans of the Subway restaurant chain's fresh fare will likely meet this week's notable neighbor at the 819 W. Hamlet Avenue store.
She's willowy, in her early 20s and friendly. She's also the manager.
NAME: Jessica Robinson
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Hamlet
HOMETOWN: Hamlet
EDUCATION: “I have an associate's degree for medical off

Notable Neighbor: Young Subway manager strives to excel

HAMLET — Fans of the Subway restaurant chain's fresh fare will likely meet this week's notable neighbor at the 819 W. Hamlet Avenue store. She's willowy, in her early 20s and friendly. She's also the manager. NAME: Jessica Robinson AGE: 23 BIRTHPLACE: Hamlet HOMETOWN: Hamlet EDUCATION: “I have an associate's degree for medical off

ROCKINGHAM — Ten days before his 21st birthday, student organizer Dylan Frick became the top Democrat in a dozen North Carolina counties.
Delegates to Saturday's 8th Congressional District Democratic Convention elected Frick as chairman for a two-year term ending in 2017. The Stanly County man is the grandson of Norwood Mayor Beverly Johnson

Frick elected district Dem chairman

ROCKINGHAM — Ten days before his 21st birthday, student organizer Dylan Frick became the top Democrat in a dozen North Carolina counties. Delegates to Saturday's 8th Congressional District Democratic Convention elected Frick as chairman for a two-year term ending in 2017. The Stanly County man is the grandson of Norwood Mayor Beverly Johnson

ROCKINGHAM — Roy Cooper says cash-starved public schools, an overtaxed middle class and statewide spats over social issues prodded him into the governor's race.
The four-term Democratic attorney general confirmed Saturday that he would seek the executive mansion in 2016, telling an audience of Democrats from a dozen North Carolina counties t

Cooper: N.C. 'better than this'

ROCKINGHAM — Roy Cooper says cash-starved public schools, an overtaxed middle class and statewide spats over social issues prodded him into the governor's race. The four-term Democratic attorney general confirmed Saturday that he would seek the executive mansion in 2016, telling an audience of Democrats from a dozen North Carolina counties t

SOUTHERN PINES — A Rockingham man wanted for giving probation officers the slip is accused of cooking meth in Moore County.
David Robert Brigman, 24, of 152 Rohanen Ave., was arrested Friday evening on meth manufacturing charges in Southern Pines.
Brigman is a wanted probation absconder, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety's D

Rockingham man faces meth charges

SOUTHERN PINES — A Rockingham man wanted for giving probation officers the slip is accused of cooking meth in Moore County. David Robert Brigman, 24, of 152 Rohanen Ave., was arrested Friday evening on meth manufacturing charges in Southern Pines. Brigman is a wanted probation absconder, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety's D

TROY — A state trooper who found a missing woman and led her to safety in Rockingham will receive the North Carolina Highway Patrol's Meritorious Service Award next week.
Trooper Evan C. Underwood earned one of the Highway Patrol's highest honors for the Dec. 30 rescue of a disoriented driver whose family had reported her missing on Christma

Trooper earns award for finding lost driver

TROY — A state trooper who found a missing woman and led her to safety in Rockingham will receive the North Carolina Highway Patrol's Meritorious Service Award next week. Trooper Evan C. Underwood earned one of the Highway Patrol's highest honors for the Dec. 30 rescue of a disoriented driver whose family had reported her missing on Christma

AP Photo | Bob Leverone
Chris Nolan and his daughter, Camden, 6, of Rockingham, watch golfers on the 15th tee during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament Thursday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

AP Photo | Bob Leverone Chris Nolan and his daughter, Camden, 6, of Rockingham, watch golfers on the 15th tee during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament Thursday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

ROCKINGHAM — A recently paroled convict is back behind bars after deputies say he bit off a fellow resident's ear and several of his fingers at a Richmond County halfway house.
Deputies were called to an assault in progress early Sunday morning at the Dream Center on Airport Road and found 27-year-old Andrae Jovan Stradford still attacking a

Man's ear, fingers bitten off

ROCKINGHAM — A recently paroled convict is back behind bars after deputies say he bit off a fellow resident's ear and several of his fingers at a Richmond County halfway house. Deputies were called to an assault in progress early Sunday morning at the Dream Center on Airport Road and found 27-year-old Andrae Jovan Stradford still attacking a

HAMLET — Sheriff's deputies say they caught a Richmond County pair with meth, pipes and scales last week.
Joel Matthew Giddens, 36, and Miranda Nicole Ingram, 31, both of 635 Wiregrass Road outside Hamlet, face one count each of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Richmond County deputies say Giddens a

Deputies: Pair caught with meth

HAMLET — Sheriff's deputies say they caught a Richmond County pair with meth, pipes and scales last week. Joel Matthew Giddens, 36, and Miranda Nicole Ingram, 31, both of 635 Wiregrass Road outside Hamlet, face one count each of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Richmond County deputies say Giddens a

ROCKINGHAM — Six days after his release from prison, a paroled Robeson County convict is accused of cutting off a man's ear and severing some of his fingers in a Mother's Day attack.
Deputies were called to an assault in progress Sunday on Airport Road and found 27-year-old Andrae Jovan Stradford still attacking another man, sheriff's Capt.

Deputies: Paroled felon severed man's ear, fingers

ROCKINGHAM — Six days after his release from prison, a paroled Robeson County convict is accused of cutting off a man's ear and severing some of his fingers in a Mother's Day attack. Deputies were called to an assault in progress Sunday on Airport Road and found 27-year-old Andrae Jovan Stradford still attacking another man, sheriff's Capt.

ROCKINGHAM — Don't expect a stump speech for Roy Cooper's likely run for governor when North Carolina's four-term attorney general takes the podium Saturday.
Party leaders say Cooper was invited to speak at the 8th District Democratic Convention by virtue of the office he currently holds — that of North Carolina's top government lawyer

AG Cooper to speak Saturday

ROCKINGHAM — Don't expect a stump speech for Roy Cooper's likely run for governor when North Carolina's four-term attorney general takes the podium Saturday. Party leaders say Cooper was invited to speak at the 8th District Democratic Convention by virtue of the office he currently holds — that of North Carolina's top government lawyer

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has promoted sports editor Shawn Stinson to managing editor effective this week.
Stinson will continue to cover Richmond Senior athletics and manage the paper's sports section while taking on a greater leadership role in the newsroom, Daily Journal editor Corey Friedman said.
“Shawn does

Stinson named Daily Journal managing editor

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has promoted sports editor Shawn Stinson to managing editor effective this week. Stinson will continue to cover Richmond Senior athletics and manage the paper's sports section while taking on a greater leadership role in the newsroom, Daily Journal editor Corey Friedman said. “Shawn does





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