Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:24:01 EST 1800 Education key in state Senate race ROCKINGHAM — Which state Senate candidate is at the head of the class on issues facing North Carolina public schools? Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:03:08 EST Thousands enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Seaboard Festival HAMLET — People packed Main Street all day Saturday as the city hosted its 32nd annual Seaboard Festival. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:43:08 EST Learning to love my skin tone “The next time the radio tells you to shake your moneymaker, shake your head and tell them you're a leader. 'Cause you're beautiful like a flower, more valuable than a diamond, you are powerful like a fire, you can heal the... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:06 EST Richmond routs Lumberton LUMBERTON — The first 12 minutes was like a video game as both teams combined to score 63 points.Things slowed a little bit in the second quarter as Lumberton and Richmond Senior only scored 21 points. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:34:06 EST Pruitte hitting his stride, targets ROCKINGHAM — The last 12 months have been huge for Hamlet's Ty Pruitte. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:05 EST What’s going on in Richmond County churches this weekend? The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to, with the subject line of Church News. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:03:06 EST Voters to decide on sales tax increase ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County roadsides are dotted with blue signs exclaiming “Vote Yes for Parks and Rec” and “Vote Yes for Jobs and Growth.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:44:06 EST Report reveals details in Hamlet police car crash HAMLET — An Oct. 16 crash involving a tractor-trailer, a marked police cruiser and a passenger car left a damaged Hamlet Police Department car and minor injuries in its wake. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:15:09 EST Group to honor former Hamlet city manager HAMLET — Unity for the Community Richmond County will sponsor its third annual charity and scholarship event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:29:08 EST Sportscaster Billy Packer to speak at McInnis campaign event ROCKINGHAM — Emmy-winning sportscaster Billy Packer and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson will speak at a campaign event for Republican state Senate candidate Tom McInnis on Tuesday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:16:09 EST On lapel pins and politicians Anyone who's had a decent conversation with me knows my thoughts on government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:10 EST Befriending rats and trapping skunks The day when my baby brother came home with a shoebox full of baby rats , well, Mama did not take to that at all. At the time, we lived near a man who had a junkyard. My brother was about 5 years old and quite adventurous. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:05 EST OUR VIEW: Colleges flunk on free speech College students in North Carolina all too often find themselves in hot water for exercising the rights they learn in lecture halls. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:43:10 EST 6 candidates vie for 4 seats on county board ROCKINGHAM —Four seats are up for grabs on the Richmond County Board of Commissioners this year and six candidates are competing for those spots. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:13:16 EST Pats edge Raiders for SEC title SOUTHERN PINES — The rubber match between Richmond Senior and Pinecrest couldn't be decided in regulation.So the two teams went to overtime. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:57:08 EST Lumberton eyes upset of No. 1 Richmond ROCKINGHAM — It's been a while since Lumberton defeated Richmond Senior on the gridiron.The event is so rare, it has occurred just once in the series between the two schools. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:01:14 EST Raiders prep for regional meet ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior's Brandon Silva has surprised himself with the way he has performed this season. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:01:12 EST Voter turnout high ROCKINGHAM — A steady stream of voters flowed in and out of the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office Monday for the first day of early voting. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:17:09 EST Libertarian Haugh challenges Hagan, Tillis ROCKINGHAM — Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are set to go head to head in November's midterm elections. But they are not the only contestants in this year's volatile race. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:20 EST Creepy Creek Paddle offers frightful fun ROCKINGHAM — Mari Bennett of LMO Rentals is scaring up a few thrills this weekend at the Roberdel entrance to the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail with an inaugural Creepy Creek Paddle starting Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:18 EST