Bible found Sunday on Highway U.S. 1 A well-used Bible was found on Highway U.S. 1 south near Hammer Mill Road on Sunday, and Donnie DeBerry who found it hopes he can reach the owner.
“It is a large print Bible and a King James version with some writing in it but no name on it,” said DeBerry. “I saw it on the shoulder and I picked it up. I imagine someone set it on top of their car when they were leaving church and forgot. It’s still good and has writing in it and it’s highlig...
Hamlet considers fate of burned home A house that burned in 2010 on Rollins Avenue in Hamlet is being called an eyesore by Hamlet city officials and is causing a burden to the owner, but the owner said a code violation on the house is preventing him from moving forward with the demolition.
The burned residence was a topic at the Hamlet City Council meeting on Tuesday night.
Hamlet resident Roger Parker detailed the ongoing problems he’s faced since his house caught fire in J...
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Hearing set on new budget, rezoning approved The Rockingham City Council at its Tuesday meeting set the date for a public hearing on the city’s proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year, a general fund budget of about $9.1 million.
The public hearing on the proposed 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget will be held as part of the City Council’s next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at City Hall. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
City Manager Monty Crump recently presented copies of ...
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National Train Day proves successful for community The Hamlet Depot & Museums celebrated the sixth annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 11.
Many residents of Richmond and surrounding counties attended the event in celebration of the importance of trains and how they have impacted our nation.
Museum Manager at Hamlet Depot & Museum Miranda Chavis was very excited about the community support.
“I think it was incredibly successful,” said Chavis. “In the four hours of the event, we es...
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Seminar to help with home-based businesses Mike Collins has been a home-based entrepreneur for more than 25 years. Collins will be sharing his experience and more at the Richmond Community College’s Cole Auditorium in Hamlet on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. to show you how to run a home-based business.
There are many questions on how to get started like, What type of business will you start? How will you market it? How will it affect your home life and can you really make the kind of mo...
Hamlet City Council meets tonight The Hamlet City Council will meet tonight for its regular monthly meeting at Hamlet City Hall, at 201 Main St. in Hamlet, at 7 p.m.
The meeting will include comments from attendees, approval of budget amendments as well as a City Manager Marchell Adams-David’s report, comments from the council and comments from Hamlet Mayor Jeff Smart.
For questions about the meeting, call Hamlet City Hall at 910-582-2651.
G.R. Kindley earns honorary doctorate G.R. Kindley, a longtime mayor of Rockingham, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Wingate University during the college’s 117th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, on the Academic Quad in Wingate.
Nearly 445 students graduated from Wingate, including graduates from 32 different states and 15 different countries. The Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th anniversary by leading the Class of 2013 in the procession.
Along with Kindley, a s...
Annual Kids Day is about fun and health Children of all ages will have tons of activities to enjoy at the annual Kids Days at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.
There will be a boating safety display, ambulance and fire truck tours, Smokey the Bear, bounce house, Sparky the Fire Dog, temporary tattoos and a hand washing station.
New to this event is the water safety demonstration by FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitn...
Wildfire burns 25 acres north of Rockingham Speedway The North Carolina Forest Service of Richmond County is working to contain a wild fire, said to be located on the east side of Highway U.S. 1, just north of the Rockingham Speedway.
According to Forester Don Watson, the wild fire looks to be at least 25 acres wide and growing.
Watson said the Forest Service’s airplanes are viewing the fire from the sky while men on the ground try to put it out.
Watson contacted the Daily Journal about t...
Missing man last seen on Mill Road An elderly Rockingham man, with special medical needs, has been missing for several days, according to the Rockingham Police Department.
In a press release today, police provided information about Howard Eugene Willard, 72 , of Rockingham, and a photograph of the man.
A missing persons report was made about Willard to the department on May 9, according to Det. Sgt. Donavan Young, Public Information Officer.
Willard is a white male, appr...