Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 29 May 2015 16:28:02 EST 1800 U.S. News hospital rankings recognize FirstHealth PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has been rated high performing in four areas used in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever ratings of Best Hospitals in Common Care. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:41:52 EST Two churches to host gospel concerts Sunday 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, 29 May 2015 14:31:53 EST Historical site hosts spear-throwing competition MOUNT GILEAD — To celebrate World Atlatl Day, local residents can test their survival skills at Town Creek Indian Mound's inaugural Archeaolympic Games from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:56:51 EST Strike Out Autism set June 15 ROCKINGHAM — The Autism Society of North Carolina's Richmond County chapter will be hosting its fifth annual Strike Out Autism event from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 15 at Striker's Bowling Center. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:46:54 EST Deadline for Hot Mamas softball signups set Tuesday ELLERBE — Signups for the Hot Mamas softball league's 2015 season are continuing at Ellerbe Town Hall for individuals who want to join but do not have a team. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:31:51 EST Stand up for our veterans Last year I just knew someone would have written something about the June 6 anniversary of D-Day, and the 1944 allied attack on fortress Europe during World War II. It did not happen. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:16:52 EST Summer sport camps Baseball camp slated for RSHS Fri, 29 May 2015 11:36:51 EST Test drilling begins LAURINBURG — A series of tests commissioned by the N.C. Geological Survey to determine whether or not natural gas is contained in the Cumberland-Marlboro Basin could bring exploratory drilling to Laurinburg as early as next week. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:11:51 EST ‘The Rock’ continues to drag ROCKINGHAM — There are photos hanging in the tower at Rockingham Dragway that hearken back to the “good old days” when the track hosted The Winston Invitational and other National Hot Rod Association-sanctioned events. Thu, 28 May 2015 21:26:52 EST Warrant: Man used glass shard in assault ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing domestic violence charges after a Memorial Day assault.According to a warrant, 42-year-old Chris Rainwater choked a woman and assaulted her with a shard of glass on Monday. Thu, 28 May 2015 19:21:51 EST Fire destroys kitchen ROCKINGHAM — A spreading stove fire led to the response of three fire departments late Thursday afternoon. Thu, 28 May 2015 18:46:51 EST Harris rejects plea deal in murder case ROCKINGHAM — A woman facing a murder charge in the death of her mother-in-law has refused a plea deal. Thu, 28 May 2015 18:26:52 EST McCrory to veto gay marriage objection bill RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'll veto a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties. Thu, 28 May 2015 17:31:52 EST Downtown slowdown enforced ROCKINGHAM — Police are cracking down on speeding — and some drivers have found out the hard way. Thu, 28 May 2015 17:16:51 EST Man busted in business break-in ROCKINGHAM — A man with a history of theft is back behind bars after deputies say he broke into a local business. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:31:52 EST Youth art exhibit coming in June ROCKINGHAM — Young artists from Richmond and surrounding counties will have their turn to show off their own artwork when the Friends of the Leath Memorial Library presents the youth artists' exhibit June 15 through Aug. 28 in the Calvin... Thu, 28 May 2015 15:56:51 EST McLean receives SECU scholarship ROCKINGHAM — State Employees' Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Meredith Lynn McLean, a senior at Richmond Senior High School. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:46:52 EST Pee Dee Electric supports RCC energy camp HAMLET — Pee Dee Electric Membership Cooperative has shown its support of Richmond Community College's annual Energy Venture Camp through a $500 donation. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:31:53 EST 3 join Main Street Democrats RALEIGH — Three seasoned state lawmakers have joined Rep. Ken Goodman's Main Street Democrats Legislative Caucus, bringing the group's membership to 18. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:26:52 EST OUR VIEW: Cummings has right stuff to lead at UNCP Robin Cummings' career path has always had an upward trajectory, but there was little about it that suggested he would one day ascend to the top leadership position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 28 May 2015 11:51:52 EST