Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:07:31 EST 1800 Cutest Pet Contest starts Sunday One of the Richmond County Daily Journal's 2015 resolutions was to include more local names and photos in the newspaper. No one said they all had to be human. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:56:52 EST Amber Alert issued for missing 14-year-old JEFFERSON, S.C. — Authorities are looking for a 14-year-old Chesterfield County girl and her stepdad after they say the man picked her up from school Friday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:46:51 EST Racing roots gives ESPN’s Ryan McGee his big break ROCKINGHAM — NASCAR may no longer be around in Richmond County, but one of the sport's top journalists still calls Rockingham home. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:06:51 EST Mr. McInnis goes to Raleigh RALEIGH — As he took his seat in the back of the chamber Wednesday, Tom McInnis began his tenure as a North Carolina senator. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:01:55 EST Raiders shock Bucks in 2 OT RAEFORD — After combining for just five points in the first half, there was no truth to the rumor Richmond Senior coach David Laton was going to call in a missing persons report on Lavell Ellerbe or T.J. Watkins. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:01:51 EST The Iranian quest for revenge This is being written as a very short history of our problems with Iran. There is a much bigger picture to look at, but there is not enough room to go any further on this page or at this time. I hate to be the one to say it but we (our past... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:51:53 EST OUR VIEW: McQueen, McLaurin are Richmond County role models Forget the pop stars, pro athletes and the endless parade of new-school celebrities who are famous for being famous. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:51:51 EST Bucks keep Raiders in tailspin RAEFORD — The start to the second-time through the Southeastern Conference wasn't much better than the first one for Richmond Senior. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:36:52 EST Deputies: Sex offender failed to register ABERDEEN — A registered sex offender with a history of hiding from local authorities is again accused of giving sheriff's deputies the slip. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:21:51 EST Student brings toy gun to elementary school HAMLET — A toy gun brought to Fairview Heights Elementary School Thursday caused confusion and alarm as students and parents speculated over whether a real weapon had been on school grounds. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:16:51 EST Courthouse was her calling ROCKINGHAM — When Yvette Potts was passed over for a promotion three years ago, she wondered what she had done wrong. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:56:51 EST What’s happening at Richmond County churches? 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, 30 Jan 2015 17:11:51 EST 10 county students earn Wingate honors WINGATE — Ten Richmond County students were named to Wingate University honors lists for the fall 2014 semester. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:31:52 EST Cold or flu? Doctors explain the difference HAMLET — Colds and the flu often occur around the same time of year and both have similar, unpleasant symptoms. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:16:51 EST Rohanen Middle names all-A students Contributed photo Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:06:51 EST Ellerbe Middle spelling champ crowned Contributed photo Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:06:51 EST Retired deputy Michael Rush joins school system police Contributed photo Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:56:51 EST Bankruptcy can sometimes erase tax debt For the month of January, the Legal Corner has focused on the various types of bankruptcy filings and their advantages and disadvantages. One of the major advantages discussed was the ability to discharge or in other cases repay certain... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:41:52 EST Rockingham woman wins $10K lottery prize$10K-lottery-prize ROCKINGHAM — A lucky local woman has won $10,000 in the North Carolina Education Lottery's Mega Millions game. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:21:51 EST Back to work in the people’s House Even though we were out of session, the month of January was very busy for me. A few highlights include a luncheon meeting with UNC Pembroke Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, and a legislation briefing with Scotland Health Care President Greg Woods. On Jan. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:31:52 EST