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Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement.
At 4 million words — which is 3,998,800 more than the King James Bible — and nearly 74,000 pages long, it stands as one of the biggest boondoggles holding ou

No tax credits for illegal immigrants

Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement. At 4 million words — which is 3,998,800 more than the King James Bible — and nearly 74,000 pages long, it stands as one of the biggest boondoggles holding ou

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Democrats need the eye of the tiger to win in 2016, state Rep. Ken Goodman says.
Facing Republican majorities in the General Assembly and Congress and an incumbent GOP governor, the party is like the underdog Rocky Balboa training for his first fight with champion boxer Apollo Creed. The way to win, Goodman said,

Dems fighting for every vote

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Democrats need the eye of the tiger to win in 2016, state Rep. Ken Goodman says. Facing Republican majorities in the General Assembly and Congress and an incumbent GOP governor, the party is like the underdog Rocky Balboa training for his first fight with champion boxer Apollo Creed. The way to win, Goodman said,

ROCKINGHAM — Runners of all ages hustled along Hitchcock Creek and cruised past city landmarks last Saturday as the Foundation of FirstHealth brought its annual Run for the Ribbons downtown.
Run for the Ribbons is an annual family celebration that raises cancer awareness and promotes healthy lifestyle choices including fitness, healthful eat

Running for a cause

ROCKINGHAM — Runners of all ages hustled along Hitchcock Creek and cruised past city landmarks last Saturday as the Foundation of FirstHealth brought its annual Run for the Ribbons downtown. Run for the Ribbons is an annual family celebration that raises cancer awareness and promotes healthy lifestyle choices including fitness, healthful eat

HAMLET — A flurry of resignations that began last August has seemingly lost no steam — on Friday, Museum Director and Downtown Coordinator Chuck McShane became the latest to ride the rails out of town.
Around 3 p.m. Friday, McShane emailed City Manager Marcus Abernethy announcing that his last day on the job will be May 5. He said he h

Hamlet museum manager accepts job in Charlotte

HAMLET — A flurry of resignations that began last August has seemingly lost no steam — on Friday, Museum Director and Downtown Coordinator Chuck McShane became the latest to ride the rails out of town. Around 3 p.m. Friday, McShane emailed City Manager Marcus Abernethy announcing that his last day on the job will be May 5. He said he h

CHARLOTTE — In its final preparation before Tuesday's Southeastern Conference meet at UNC Pembroke, the Richmond Senior boys track and field team added more hardware to the trophy case.
Richmond finished with 116 points to claim the title in the 23-team Rock Autism Track and Field Classic event at Rocky River High School.
Ardrey Kell was se

Raiders win track meet

CHARLOTTE — In its final preparation before Tuesday's Southeastern Conference meet at UNC Pembroke, the Richmond Senior boys track and field team added more hardware to the trophy case. Richmond finished with 116 points to claim the title in the 23-team Rock Autism Track and Field Classic event at Rocky River High School. Ardrey Kell was se

ROCKINGHAM — No one officially timed it, but the softball game between Lumberton and Richmond Senior may have lasted longer than the bus ride to Rockingham.
If it did, it was barely over the time.
Richmond stretched its winning streak to three games with a 12-0 victory over Lumberton in five innings Saturday morning.
The game was completed

Richmond keeps rolling, blanks Lumberton

ROCKINGHAM — No one officially timed it, but the softball game between Lumberton and Richmond Senior may have lasted longer than the bus ride to Rockingham. If it did, it was barely over the time. Richmond stretched its winning streak to three games with a 12-0 victory over Lumberton in five innings Saturday morning. The game was completed

HAMLET — Police say a man stole flowers and a shopping cart from Hamlet's Food Lion supermarket on Thursday.
Jamie Maurice Bennett, 47, of 200 Rose St., is accused of taking assorted flowers valued at $53.94, according to a warrant for his arrest. The shopping cart is valued at $100.
Hamlet police arrested Bennett on two counts of misdemean

Police: Man stole flowers, shopping cart

HAMLET — Police say a man stole flowers and a shopping cart from Hamlet's Food Lion supermarket on Thursday. Jamie Maurice Bennett, 47, of 200 Rose St., is accused of taking assorted flowers valued at $53.94, according to a warrant for his arrest. The shopping cart is valued at $100. Hamlet police arrested Bennett on two counts of misdemean

ROCKINGHAM — Two suspects are behind bars a week after sheriff's deputies say they shot a man in the back.
Benjamin Franklin Wall III, 26, of 114 Cheroke St., and James Wilbert Thomas Jr., 25, of 168 Tillman Road, turned themselves in and each was jailed under a $250,000 bond, Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge said Friday.
Wall and Thomas are accu

Shooting suspects jailed

ROCKINGHAM — Two suspects are behind bars a week after sheriff's deputies say they shot a man in the back. Benjamin Franklin Wall III, 26, of 114 Cheroke St., and James Wilbert Thomas Jr., 25, of 168 Tillman Road, turned themselves in and each was jailed under a $250,000 bond, Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge said Friday. Wall and Thomas are accu

Last week in the Legal Corner, we covered freehold and non-freehold estates. The discussion described in some detail the interest the owner or an individual leasing from the owner could have in the estate property. Our focus this week is on concurrent estates.
Concurrent estates are created when two or more individuals have ownership or possession

One estate, multiple owners

Last week in the Legal Corner, we covered freehold and non-freehold estates. The discussion described in some detail the interest the owner or an individual leasing from the owner could have in the estate property. Our focus this week is on concurrent estates. Concurrent estates are created when two or more individuals have ownership or possession

WINGATE — Walk down a second floor hallway of the Hayes Classroom Building at Wingate University and you'll see a plaque outside Room 209.
From the inscription, you'll know that room is called the Mamie Monroe Classroom. But you may not know the story behind it.
On April 9, Wingate University President Jerry E. McGee told that story of Mami

Roberdell's 'Miss Mamie' honored at Wingate

WINGATE — Walk down a second floor hallway of the Hayes Classroom Building at Wingate University and you'll see a plaque outside Room 209. From the inscription, you'll know that room is called the Mamie Monroe Classroom. But you may not know the story behind it. On April 9, Wingate University President Jerry E. McGee told that story of Mami

RAEFORD — The Richmond Senior baseball team continued its hot streak against Hoke this season.
After knocking off the Bucks 10-0 in the first meeting behind a no-hitter from Cody Leviner, the Raiders nearly had another no-hitter again Friday.
Joe Butler limited Hoke to two hits, striking out 13 as Richmond cruised to a 19-1 Southeastern Con

Richmond blasts Hoke

RAEFORD — The Richmond Senior baseball team continued its hot streak against Hoke this season. After knocking off the Bucks 10-0 in the first meeting behind a no-hitter from Cody Leviner, the Raiders nearly had another no-hitter again Friday. Joe Butler limited Hoke to two hits, striking out 13 as Richmond cruised to a 19-1 Southeastern Con

For the third straight year, the Grace Senior Center hosted a fashion show to allow senior citizens to dress up in their Sunday finest and compete for a chance to win prizes.
This year's fashion show was held at the HOLLA! Center in Morven, and featured nine lovely ladies. The judges — retired County Manager Lawrence Gatewood, Lisa Ledford o

Senior ladies strut their stuff in annual fashion show

For the third straight year, the Grace Senior Center hosted a fashion show to allow senior citizens to dress up in their Sunday finest and compete for a chance to win prizes. This year's fashion show was held at the HOLLA! Center in Morven, and featured nine lovely ladies. The judges — retired County Manager Lawrence Gatewood, Lisa Ledford o

Photo courtesy of Richmond County Schools
Students at Cordova School were excited to have Richmond County sheriff's deputies and their K-9 unit stop by for a demonstration earlier this month.

Photo courtesy of Richmond County Schools Students at Cordova School were excited to have Richmond County sheriff's deputies and their K-9 unit stop by for a demonstration earlier this month.

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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. April 18 COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist

Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests 4/16 - Larry Williams, 41, 140 Alamo Lane, Ingold, threatening phone calls, cyberstalking. Written promise to appear; court date May 5. 4/16 - Jerome

RALEIGH — State Rep. Garland E. Pierce wants a North Carolina veterans' agency led by a cabinet-level secretary and a law to ensure military experience can be used to qualify vets for civilian jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services.
Following meetings with Richmond County veterans' advocates, Pierce, D-Scotland, said Friday h

Pierce: Create N.C. veterans' agency

RALEIGH — State Rep. Garland E. Pierce wants a North Carolina veterans' agency led by a cabinet-level secretary and a law to ensure military experience can be used to qualify vets for civilian jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical services. Following meetings with Richmond County veterans' advocates, Pierce, D-Scotland, said Friday h

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — A 33-year-old Cheraw woman is accused of stealing nearly $250 worth of baby clothing from Belk.
Melody Brown of 6 Jackson Lane in Cheraw was arrested Thursday on a charge of misdemeanor larceny. An arrest warrant states she took “various baby clothes” valued at $246.97 from the department store at 1305 E. Broad

Cheraw woman accused of stealing baby clothes

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — A 33-year-old Cheraw woman is accused of stealing nearly $250 worth of baby clothing from Belk. Melody Brown of 6 Jackson Lane in Cheraw was arrested Thursday on a charge of misdemeanor larceny. An arrest warrant states she took “various baby clothes” valued at $246.97 from the department store at 1305 E. Broad

Pats trip Raiders in tennis

SOUTHERN PINES — The Richmond Senior boys tennis team needed a victory over Pinecrest to secure a spot in the 4A dual team playoffs. The Raiders will have to try to earn their berth in the postseason another way after the Patriots claimed a 6-3 Southeastern Conference win Friday afternoon. “We had a chance to pull it out, but we didn'

Uncomfortable feelings are part of the survival package we were given when we were born. Whatever you feel, millions and millions of us are experiencing a similar feeling at this very moment in time as I put these thoughts to ink and paper. It makes those feelings not as uncomfortable knowing that we are not alone in this voyage into untested water

McInnis a breath of fresh air

Uncomfortable feelings are part of the survival package we were given when we were born. Whatever you feel, millions and millions of us are experiencing a similar feeling at this very moment in time as I put these thoughts to ink and paper. It makes those feelings not as uncomfortable knowing that we are not alone in this voyage into untested water

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has won a statewide award for its coverage of homelessness issues.
Reporter Melonie Flomer's “Hidden Homeless” series won first place for continuous coverage in the National Federation of Press Women's North Carolina Press Club contest.
“We're proud that Melonie has received r

Daily Journal reporter receives award

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has won a statewide award for its coverage of homelessness issues. Reporter Melonie Flomer's “Hidden Homeless” series won first place for continuous coverage in the National Federation of Press Women's North Carolina Press Club contest. “We're proud that Melonie has received r





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