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Mary Hayes - Front Desk/Classifieds

About Mary Hayes:

Contact Mary for general inquiries about the Daily Journal and information on placing classified ads in the newspaper and online at

Melonie McLaurin - Reporter

About Melonie McLaurin:

Melonie covers education and health news and the city of Hamlet.

Cherie Jackson - Distribution Manager - Circulation

About Cherie Jackson:

Contact Cherie to sign up for home delivery of the Richmond County Daily Journal, to pause delivery while you're on vacation or to report a missed paper.

William R. Toler - Editor

About William R. Toler:

William covers the city of Rockingham and Richmond County governments, crime,  courts and emergency services in Richmond County and our representatives in the N.C. General Assembly. Contact William with news tips and story ideas and follow him on Twitter @William_r_toler.

Leon Hargrove Jr. - Sports Editor

About Leon Hargrove Jr.:

Leon Hargrove Jr. started work in February 2016 as the Daily Journal's sports editor. He covers Richmond Raiders athletics, motorsports and various community sports. Follow him on Twitter @_UncleLeon.

Matt Harrelson - Reporter - Business, city of Hamlet, obituaries

About Matt Harrelson:

Matt covers the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, new businesses, business trends, the city of Hamlet and the towns of Ellerbe, Hoffman and Norman. He also handles obituaries and writes feature stories. Contact Matt to share your news and follow him on Twitter @mattyharrelson.

David Spencer - Media Sales Director/General Manager

About David Spencer:

David Spencer is the general manager and media director for The Richmond County Daily Journal, The Anson Record and The Cheraw Chronicle. He graduated from N.C. Central University with a bachelor of arts degree in ethno-musicology and Full Sail University with a master’s degree in entertainment business. David has worked for Civitas Media in various roles since 2011, when he started as a business development representative at the Robesonian in Lumberton. In 2014 he relocated to Portsmouth, Ohio, to coordinate digital media sales for Civitas Media locations in southern Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Barbara Stroman - Business Development Representative

About Barbara Stroman:

Contact Barbara for information on advertising in the Daily Journal and on

Sharon Jimenez - Business Development Representative

About Sharon Jimenez:

Contact Sharon for information on advertising in the Daily Journal and on