Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:43:06 EST 1800 Sandhills surgeon receives honor HAMLET — Dr. Alan Coulson of Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet has been included in the 2014 Consumers' Research Council of America's”Guide to America's Top Surgeons.” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:29:05 EST 3 collect prizes for shopping local ROCKINGHAM — Three lucky winners have already scored prizes in the Richmond Plaza “Shop Local and Win” contest. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:57:14 EST CommunityOne names chief auditor CHARLOTTE — CommunityOne Bank has named Bradley Lanier as chief auditor of the company effective Jan. 1. Lanier will be based in Charlotte and replaces Bill Turner, who is retiring on Dec. 31. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:48:09 EST Red Cross plans 2 local blood drives ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County residents will have two opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross when National Blood Donor Month kicks off in January. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:35:06 EST Meeting a need: Church, town team up for turkey giveaway DOBBINS HEIGHTS — “Faith, hope and charity. Of these three things, the greatest is love — charity.” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:35:05 EST Shooting into truck leads to attempted murder charge ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man faces an attempted murder charge after deputies say he shot into a moving pickup truck Monday. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:59:11 EST Perdue pitches in for Christmas HAMLET — Some underprivileged elementary school children will be pleasantly surprised on Christmas morning, thanks to the generosity of a group of kind-hearted associates from the Perdue Farms chicken plant in Rockingham. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:58:10 EST Lions Club to perform eye screenings ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Lions Clubs now have the ability to screen children's eyes for disease and irregularities. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:51:08 EST Alltel stores reopen under AT&T name ROCKINGHAM — Alltel customers in Richmond, Scotland and Anson counties will see the blue and white AT&T globe when they visit their local cellphone stores. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:32:08 EST Christie’s calling all ‘angels’ to help needy families ROCKINGHAM — When a local woman decided to do something to help one poor local family to provide Christmas gifts for their children, she never expected her efforts to snowball into a stockpile of toys and clothes. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:15:16 EST Letters to Santa arrive by the busload Children from all over Richmond County have brought their letters to Santa to the Richmond County Daily Journal office in downtown Rockingham. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:01:11 EST Leak Street seeks to boost support for food bank SOUTHERN PINES — J.C. Watkins of Richmond County's Leak Street Education and Cultural Center joined staffers from the Sandhills regional food bank for a recent breakfast with elected officials. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:43:11 EST County jobless rate declines ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County's unemployment rate dropped more than half a percentage point in October, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:51:06 EST Think twice before giving pets for Christmas The holidays are a wonderful time for giving to others and spending time with family. Shopping for gifts takes a lot of time and thought for each individual family member or friend. A gift that may seem fun and cute at the time might turn out to be a... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:50:10 EST Judicial district reshaped; Brewer named chief judge;-Brewer-named-chief-judge ROCKINGHAM — Although Richmond County's judicial district will soon be changing, its chief district court judge will not. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:50:09 EST McCrory, Sanford got payouts from broker CHARLOTTE (AP) — Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:10:08 EST Student leaders give back HAMLET — With no aisles to reach across in order to get things accomplished, student government representatives at Hamlet Middle School launched a successful campaign to collect dozens of canned and nonperishable food items — in only one... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:24:04 EST Big-hearted bikers bring Christmas cheer Contributed photo Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:40:10 EST DWI suspected in fatal crash NORWOOD — Toxicology results will determine what caused a 72 year-old Ansonville man to run off the road in a fatal Stanly County crash Dec. 4. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:20:13 EST Anson County leads N.C. in generosity WADESBORO — Anson County is the most generous county in the state, according to a recent report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a leading nationwide publication for nonprofit organizations and others involved in fundraising. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:14:06 EST