Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:14:45 EST 1800 Hamlet native plans book-signing PINEHURST — Hamlet native Betty James Montgomery will speak and sign copies of her book “A Four-Season Southern Garden” next month at Sandhills Community College. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:55:09 EST Racing’s revival short-lived at ‘The Rock’ It has been a tough few days for the Richmond County sports world as both Richmond Pines Golf Course and Rockingham Speedway face uncertain futures. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:18:08 EST UPDATE: Rockingham Speedway owners seek auction to avoid foreclosure ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:13:17 EST Pet boutique opens new location A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the relocation of Aunt Bessie's Pet Boutique. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:27:10 EST Richmond County Chamber endorses sales tax for rec project ROCKINGHAM — A ballot initiative to raise the county's sales tax for the construction of a recreation complex has gained the support of area business leaders. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:26:10 EST 160 take ice-bucket challenge ROCKINGHAM — Two bright yellow fire trucks from the East Rockingham Fire Department rolled onto the football field at Rohanen Middle School Friday to spray faculty, staff and students with ice cold water from a hose on one of the trucks to help... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:39:11 EST Subway employees charged with embezzlement HAMLET — Police have arrested three employees of the Subway restaurant in Hamlet on embezzlement charges. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:29 EST Former N.C. poet laureate to speak at St. Andrews LAURINBURG — Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will be the featured reader at the St. Andrews University Writers' Forum on Thursday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:25:13 EST Ellerbe native reappointed as RCC trustee HAMLET — Willa Spivey begins a second term serving on Richmond Community College's Board of Trustees this month after being reappointed by the Richmond County Board of Education. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:13 EST Richmond-Butler postponed ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Providence High School in Charlotte as been postponed.The contest will now kickoff at 7 p.m. Saturday at Providence. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:13 EST Books bound for Guyana ROCKINGHAM — Earl Rose never intended to become a missionary. The idea of providing medical care to the ill in foreign and developing countries or getting his hands muddy building schools and huts just never appealed to him. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:07 EST Sheriff’s detective receives advanced certificate In the photo at left, Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. congratulates Detective Dennis Allen Smith Jr. for his completion of the advanced law enforcement certificate program, which required a diligent effort to complete required training. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:39:22 EST Signs of suicide clearer in hindsight I awoke this morning to panic and bewilderment. The bewilderment was due to the panic of the bewilderment, and not knowing what was taking place in my mind in those first microseconds of being awake. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:16 EST Rockingham Speedway faces foreclosure or owner auction ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:09:15 EST Richmond knocks off rivals ROCKINGHAM — With the final point, the players on the bench rushed the court to celebrate with their teammates a victory over their rivals. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:12:07 EST Richmond to face off with No. 1 Butler ROCKINGHAM — The top team in the state vs. an unranked opponent.Generally that is Richmond Senior against another school, but not this time. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:18 EST Hudson’s bill to limit airline fees passes U.S. House WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson to limit the Transportation Security Administration's air travel fees passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:38:07 EST Church feeds first responders HAMLET — It's been 14 years and seven days since the 9/11 terror attacks, but community support for people who work in emergency services is surging in Richmond County. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:55:20 EST 5 arrested in Hamlet Depot and Museums break-ins HAMLET — Five suspects have been arrested in two separate snack machine break-ins.Police say the Hamlet Train Depot, and subsequently a snack machine, was broken into Aug. 30. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:50:11 EST Rock City Wings to celebrate grand opening ROCKINGHAM — After much anticipation, chicken wing fans in Richmond County finally have a place to call home. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:38:14 EST