Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:44:05 EST 1800 Sewer system grant hinges on tax collection HOFFMAN — Maggie Bethea came on board as the town clerk in February with a full plate.The northern Richmond County town is aiming to boost its tax collection rate to apply for a grant to put in a sewer system. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:31:17 EST Music, arts fest celebrates Hamlet native John Coltrane HAMLET — Those interested in music and history of Richmond County can lend an ear this weekend for the sixth annual John Coltrane Music Edu-Tainment Festival. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:26:19 EST Funeral director faces fraud charge over missing body ROCKINGHAM — Fifteen months after Debbie Bibee paid to have her mother cremated, state regulators still don't know what became of the woman's body. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:38:08 EST First-year principal relishes leadership role ROCKINGHAM — When Principal Jamie Greene accepted a position at East Rockingham Elementary School in January 2014, she knew she'd made the right decision. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:43:15 EST Morehead-Cain Scholarship finalists named Five Richmond Senior High School students have earned interviews to advance in the University of North Carolina's Morehead-Cain Scholarship application process. They are Trey McInnis, Katie Satterfield, Sarah Maske, Molly Russell and John... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:07:18 EST Park Scholarship finalists announced Two students have been selected to represent Richmond Senior High School for North Carolina State's Park Scholarship.Trey McInnis and John Pittman will advance to the next level of competition for the scholarship award. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:03:10 EST Retired letter carrier celebrates 90th birthday George LeVander Jr. celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 21 in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham. His wife, Julina LeVander, and daughter, Martha Anderson, hosted the birthday party. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:01:10 EST Highland Games to showcase Scottish heritage LAURINBURG — Derek Noble of Raleigh was born and raised in Ceres, a tiny village in Fife, Scotland, where the oldest continuous Highland games began in 1314, only nine years after Scots hero William Wallace was executed in London. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:07:11 EST Richmond Memorial plans wellness screening fair ROCKINGHAM — Between the years 1976 and 2007, influenza-related deaths in the United States ranged from an estimated low of 3,000 to an estimated high of 49,000. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:26 EST Senate race more interesting in fiction While you are watching U.S. Senate campaign television ads, occasionally interrupted by brief segments of programming, do you ever wonder what goes on inside the candidates' campaign organizations? Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:02:07 EST LETTER: Obama, Holder advance creeping socialism To the editor: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:56:11 EST LETTER: Why should county tax pay for city rec complex? To the editor:I have seen signs up in and around Rockingham for a new tax. The signs say that this will bring growth and employment to the county. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:44:09 EST Pinecrest wins SEC match ROCKINGHAM — Pinecrest found itself once again atop the conference leaderboard.The Patriots posted the best team score for the third time in four Southeastern Conference matches Tuesday afternoon at Richmond Pines. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:20:13 EST Richmond sweeps Purnell Swett ROCKINGHAM — Bre McKinnon and her teammates know where they stand in the conference.And they don't have any plan on slipping out of contention for one of the automatic berths into the 4A state playoffs. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:15:15 EST Business, government laud industry leaders HAMLET — Business leaders and government officials mingled Tuesday night at the 17th annual Business and Industry Appreciation dinner. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:10:08 EST Raiders moving up the AP poll ROCKINGHAM — Despite the two teams ranked ahead of it last week were victorious, Richmond Senior climbed two spots in the Associated Press Top 10 poll. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:14:09 EST Senate race complicates school visit ROCKINGHAM — When a state lawmaker's opponent happens to be on the school board, something as routine as an annual class visit takes on political undertones. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:47:12 EST New assistant district attorney sworn in ROCKINGHAM — The Honorable Lisa Thacker swore Patrick McCrary in as an assistant district attorney Monday at the Richmond County Judicial Center. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:04:13 EST Wreck victims suffered severe injuries HAMLET — Two South Carolina women remain hospitalized following a Monday morning wreck. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:28 EST Compost can help Sandhills’ sandy soil For people interested in gardening in the Sandhills, one of the most important practices is adding organic matter to your soil by using compost and cover crops. Organic matter is created with decomposed plant and animal manure residues. Compost is... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:03:17 EST