Raven Newton is outgoing, carries herself with pride, and beams with hope and happiness. It’s not arrogance, it’s confidence.And she has the talent to back it up.The 10-year-old West Rockingham Elementary School student dreams of singing and dancing on stage. She wants to be a star, and it shows in her bright eyes and winning smile. Music will, inevitably, take her places.First, though, she needs an education — and she knows exactly where she’ll be going for that. While performing Whitney Houston’s 1985 hit remake of “The Greatest Love of All,” at a banquet for educators last November in Greensboro, she amazed, surprised and wowed the crowd.
Staff reportMelonie Flomer (nee McLaurin) has been hired as a new full-time general assignment reporter for The Richmond County Daily Journal. Her first day of work was Thursday.Flomer, 45, is a native of Rockingham and brings eight years of experience in education, including three years as a technology specialist and the last five as a classroom teacher. She attend Richmond Community College and then transferred to St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. From there, she g...
By Amanda Mossamoss@civitasmedia.comCroghan is giving a life lesson on the importance of canine companionshipThe German Shepherd has been at Boot Sessoms’ side since he was a 7-weeks-old pup. It wasn’t until recently that Croghan, now 15 months old, began to take up training as a service dog. Croghan has since helped change Sessoms’ life.
By Amanda Mossamoss@civitasmedia.comThe Richmond County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments on Tuesday upheld one appeal and approved two conditional use permits.Richmond County resident Scott Waters requested an appeal of a notice of violation for a nuisance problem at a mobile home located on Campbell Road in Hamlet.James Armstrong, county planner, said in an email to The Daily Journal that manufactured homes in the county must be built to Ho...
Matt Harrelson | Richmond County Daily JournalLeft to right, Emma Jean Broady, servant leader, Della Little, Robert Broady and Marlene Thomas of the Intercessory Prayer Group deliver water and Bojangle’s food on Wednesday to the homeless staying in the Economy Motel on South Hancock Street in Rockingham.
By Kevin Spradlinkspradlin@civitasmedia.comROCKINGHAM — City Manager Monty Crump called an element of the state’s new guidelines regarding eligible projects under certain infrastructure grants “misguided,” adding they seem counterproductive to the end goal.
By Amanda Mossamoss@civitasmedia.comROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Fire Department will be losing a man who has dedicated his life and time to the residents of Rockingham.Fire Chief Charles Gardner announced his plan to retire on Aug. 21, just 10 days after his 11th anniversary as Rockingham’s fire chief.Gardner has been working for the city since 1983 when he first started as a part-time firefighter. Since then, Gardner has used his variou...
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation conducted prescribed burns Monday and Tuesday in Richmond County covering more than 600 acres.Officials supervised a controlled burn on 222 acres near McKinney Lake on Monday and another 473 acres Tuesday in the Sandhills Gameland area. The burns aid in ecosystem restoration of the land, wildlife habitat improvement, and reduction of brush and debris that can cause dangerous wildfires.
Police have identified the suspect in the shooting of...
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