Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:27 EST 1800 Complaint alleges air pollution HAMLET — Duke Energy's Sherwood H. Smith Jr. energy complex off Airport Road is at the center of a civil complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed Wednesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:35:26 EST Kids’ fishing event planned at McKinney Lake HOFFMAN — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Richmond County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host a Greenwing kids' fishing event at the McKinney Lake State Fish Hatchery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:18 EST Justice Jackson speaks on judicial role HAMLET — A North Carolina Supreme Court justice made the trip from Raleigh to speak at Richmond Community College for Constitution Day on Wednesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:13 EST Cornhole tourney to benefit humane society ROCKINGHAM — Bean bags will be flying through the air Saturday at the Richmond Pines Country Club during the Tossin' for Tails Cornhole Tournament. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:39:23 EST Births Gibson childRosie Flores and James F. Gibson Jr., Rockingham, announce the birth of their child, LaKota Daniel Gibson, born Sept. 6, 2014 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:45:10 EST King, Webb to wed in October Heather Ann King of Rockingham and Christopher Wayne Webb of Rockingham announce their engagement. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:44:16 EST Newton, Heustess marry Miss Kathryn McRae Newton and Mr. James Kyle Heustess were united in marriage on May 31, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at The Brooklyn Arts Center at Saint Andrews in Wilmington, North Carolina. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:38:14 EST LETTER: Share North Carolina’s charm with a California student To the editor:My name is Breanne Wise, and I am in fifth grade. I attend Brethren Heritage School in Modesto, California. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:14:12 EST Applying new lessons from old wars to ISIS At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:07:11 EST Clean drinking water shouldn’t be taken for granted The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in February. This is a decades-old problem — one that should not take decades to correct. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:56:16 EST 2 charged in Walmart meth bust CHERAW, S.C. — An alert sheriff's deputy busted an apparent mobile meth lab and arrested two men after noticing suspicious behavior while shopping at Walmart. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:12:05 EST Church bells to chime for Constitution Day ROCKINGHAM — Bells will be ringing in Richmond County and across the country this afternoon. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:36 EST Deputies: Meth convict caught with precursor ROCKINGHAM — Eight days after her conviction on meth charges, sheriff's deputies say a Richmond County woman was caught with a key ingredient of methamphetamine. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:15:07 EST Police: Car thief broke into home HAMLET — A defendant accused in a rash of car break-ins has also been charged with forcing his way into a Hamlet home and raiding the fridge. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:14:09 EST OUR VIEW: Americans frightened by freedom? As Islamic State militants slaughter civilians and decapitate prisoners of war in gruesome videos posted online for the world to see, some of us are more likely to balk when fellow Americans exercise their rights in controversial ways. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:14:07 EST Still on the outside ROCKINGHAM — Once again Richmond Senior is on the outside looking in. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:17:09 EST Pinecrest outlasts Richmond in 4 ROCKINGHAM — If the first game was any indication, Richmond Senior was going to be in for another long night.After being swept by Lumberton in its last outing, Richmond dropped the opening game to Pinecrest Tuesday night. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:42:14 EST GOP sheriff candidate questions decrease in county’s violent crime ROCKINGHAM — A candidate for Richmond County sheriff is questioning statistics on the county's crime rate. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:57:14 EST Farming, forestry enjoy bright future Every five years, farmers are asked to complete a lengthy USDA Census of Agriculture form, and the most recent data (2012) is spurring new reports of a strong agricultural future for Richmond County. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:08 EST Rec center support builds ROCKINGHAM — Parents and business boosters are working to drum up public support for a local sales tax referendum for parks and recreation on the Nov. 4 ballot. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:36:22 EST