Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:54 EST 1800 Driver dies in U.S. 1 tractor-trailer crash WALLACE, S.C. — A driver died after veering into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer early Monday on U.S. 1, state troopers said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 03:06:51 EST Richmond Senior students take ACT today ROCKINGHAM — Across North Carolina, high school juniors have been preparing for today's ACT, marking the state's third year in requiring schools to administer the college placement test. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:01:52 EST County changes website, meeting days ROCKINGHAM — A newly revamped website for Richmond County's government is a tool that Martie Butler said will “be helpful to everyone.” Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:26:51 EST Former Raider Waddell implicated in UNC scandal Michael Waddell had a low grade-point average, no entrance exam score and was months past the deadline when an athletic official sought to have the football player admitted to UNC's graduate school in fall 2003. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:06:51 EST Ducks Unlimited banquet planned Thursday The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:26:52 EST Schools celebrate Dr. Seuss ROCKINGHAM — Students at Washington Street Elementary School celebrated the birthday of award-winning children's author Dr. Seuss on Monday with halls bedecked in colorful illustrations inspired by several of his books. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:26:51 EST Humanist inmate files discrimination suit POLKTON — An inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system for its refusal to allow an atheist and humanist group to meet at the Anson County facility. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:36:51 EST Rocking Trends under new ownership ROCKINGHAM — Rocking Trends Consignment Boutique is changing hands, but not much else. The new owner says she already has some exciting plans for the place but plans to keep things “business as usual” for customers. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:51:52 EST Deputies probe $4 million gold heist on I-95$4-million-gold-heist-on-I-95 WILSON — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a reported gold heist Sunday night from a truck off Interstate 95 in Wilson County. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:31:51 EST Free legal help available Friday North Carolina lawyers will give freely of their time and talent on Friday as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association's eighth annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:26:51 EST Officers seek fraud convict ROCKINGHAM — Probation officers are asking for the public's help to find a convicted felon accused of giving them the slip. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:11:51 EST Class to teach beekeeping basics ROCKINGHAM — Once considered a hobby for lovers of local honey, beekeeping could become a vital task to ensure a stable food supply. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:51:53 EST Police: Richmond County man caught with cocaine SOUTHERN PINES — Police say they caught a Richmond County man with cocaine and painkillers early Saturday. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:54 EST Scuba Steve pays tribute to the King of Pop Contributed by Vickie Daniel Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:36:51 EST Richmond County under freezing rain advisory ROCKINGHAM — Portions of Richmond County can expect freezing rain late Saturday and early Sunday, forecasters say. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:51:51 EST Love can overcome discrimination In the spirit of Black History Month, I am very thankful for all of my ancestors who bled and died for the sake of my freedom. Watching movies like “Selma,” “Malcolm X” and “Roots” make me a little emotional... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:51:51 EST Low-income seniors can seek tax breaks ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County senior citizens may be missing out on property tax exemptions they are not aware of, according to Nina Morrison of the county tax assessor's office. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:55 EST ‘Superbug’ a top health threat ROCKINGHAM — A class of “superbugs” collectively known as CRE are beating the world's strongest antibiotics, giving rise to deadly infections able to kill at alarming rates in places where outbreaks occur. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:53 EST Daily Journal staff wins 6 press awards ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has received a half-dozen awards for reporting and news coverage in a pair of statewide journalism contests. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:52 EST Vigil commemorates boy’s life LAURINBURG — Like most people, Chaka Davis Smith was totally in the dark about Jeune's Syndrome when a doctor diagnosed the rare disease in her 2-year-old child in 2010, the only case in all of North Carolina that year. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:31:51 EST