Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:36:31 EST 1800 (No heading) Contributed Photo Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:33:05 EST LETTER: State Senate candidate thanks voters for support To the editor: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:14 EST LETTER: Iran threat calls for missile defense system To the editor: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:07:12 EST Lefty and Roy — and their critics While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, “Charles 'Lefty' Driesell: A Basketball Legend,” he dropped a signed copy by UNC basketball coach Roy Williams's office. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:58:09 EST Turnovers put Raider defense in tough position If Friday night's clash between Richmond Senior and Millbrook was a video game, the majority of the fans at Raider Stadium would have hit the reset button and started things all over again. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:35:07 EST Ferguson hits close to home for many in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Ferguson was the talk of the town Tuesday as locals went about their daily actives in the shadow of Monday night's grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen more than 800 miles... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:04:06 EST Friends find golden football ROCKINGHAM — Two friends are all smiles after winning the Richmond County Daily Journal's Golden Football Hunt. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:25:13 EST Age just a number for spry 100-year-old ROCKINGHAM — “I'm a mess, ain't I?”Not exactly the words you'd expect to hear from someone who just turned 100, but Beatrice Williams said just that. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:22:09 EST Temple sweeps South Pointe The Temple Christian basketball teams won all three games with South Pointe Christian School in Pageland, South Carolina Monday night. In the boys contest, Kurth Nelson recorded a double-double, 25 points and 10 rebounds, to lead the Tigers (7-1) to... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:16:08 EST 4 hurt in rollover wreck ROCKINGHAM — An early evening wreck that turned an SUV on its side sent four people to the hospital Monday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:39:10 EST In praise of the sweet potato One of the staples of the Thanksgiving meal is the sweet potato, usually as a casserole or “candied” — cooked with lots of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:29:11 EST Electric grant sparks Discovery Place Kids programs ROCKINGHAM — Discovery Place Kids is charged up to bring energy-related lab programs and classes to the community thanks to Pee Dee Electric's Care to Share grant program. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:19:11 EST Chamber seeks Citizen of the Year nominations HAMLET — The Dec. 1 deadline for Richmond County Citizen of the Year nominations is fast approaching, and the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce is still seeking referrals from the community. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:09 EST Storied singers to co-host Cole Christmas show HAMLET — Two renowned singer-songwriters, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, will co-headline the third show of the 2014-15 DeWitt Performing Arts Series on Dec. 4 at the Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:29:14 EST Ferguson businesses, police cars torched in protests FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:37:05 EST Cold enough for a hog-killing When I was growing up on the farm, there was a season for everything. Some examples would be garden-planting time, corn and tobacco-planting time, blackberry-picking time, time to cut firewood for next year and — of course — hog-killing... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:11:08 EST OUR VIEW: Consumers drive Black Friday creep As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:53:10 EST 2 arrested in disturbance at G-Spot nightclub ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman were arrested early Sunday after police were called to a reported disturbance at the G-Spot nightclub. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:21:06 EST Homeless advocates join forces ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Rescue Mission and the Place of Grace have joined forces in a merger of the county's two largest homeless advocacy agencies. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:20:11 EST New Hamlet chief plans focus on community policing HAMLET — Scott Waters became chief of the Hamlet Police Department during a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Monday and immediately began work on short-range objectives while planning for “great, new things in the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:20:09 EST