Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:35:08 EST 1800 Church bells to chime for Constitution Day ROCKINGHAM — Bells will be ringing in Richmond County and across the country this afternoon. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:36 EST GOP sheriff candidate questions decrease in county’s violent crime ROCKINGHAM — A candidate for Richmond County sheriff is questioning statistics on the county's crime rate. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:57:14 EST Deputies: Meth convict caught with precursor ROCKINGHAM — Eight days after her conviction on meth charges, sheriff's deputies say a Richmond County woman was caught with a key ingredient of methamphetamine. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:13 EST Police: Car thief broke into home HAMLET — A defendant accused in a rash of car break-ins has also been charged with forcing his way into a Hamlet home and raiding the fridge. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:10:11 EST Farming, forestry enjoy bright future Every five years, farmers are asked to complete a lengthy USDA Census of Agriculture form, and the most recent data (2012) is spurring new reports of a strong agricultural future for Richmond County. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:08 EST Rec center support builds ROCKINGHAM — Parents and business boosters are working to drum up public support for a local sales tax referendum for parks and recreation on the Nov. 4 ballot. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:36:22 EST Richmond County in top 100 for farming ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of the United States' 100 best places to farm, according to a magazine group's analysis of census data from more than 3,000 U.S. counties. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:39:20 EST Historian: Southern belles fought secession in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Eloquent as they were elegant, Civil War-era women of Richmond County took part in impassioned public debates, and many argued against North Carolina seceding from the Union. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:11:10 EST County residents give blood to save lives HAMLET — Richmond County residents rolled up their sleeves to help save lives Monday at First United Methodist Church. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:56:13 EST N.C. Supreme Court justice to speak Wednesday HAMLET — N.C. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson will be the guest speaker for Richmond Community College's Constitution Day celebration on Wednesday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:20:12 EST Fire displaces family of 6 ROCKINGHAM — A family of six is out of their Richmond County home following a Sunday afternoon fire. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:10:13 EST Police: ‘Gang activity’ to blame for shootings LAURINBURG — A man was wounded and two houses struck during shootings over the weekend that Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams called a result of “escalating gang activity” throughout the city. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:33:16 EST 2 arrested in fights at Richmond Senior High ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond Senior High School students face criminal charges in two separate fights reported at the school on Friday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:13 EST College to offer free GED practice tests HAMLET — Individuals who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity from Sept. 22 – Oct. 3 to see if they possess the knowledge to obtain a GED. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST ‘Talladega Nights’ car on display at state museum RALEIGH — The stock car seen zooming around Rockingham Speedway in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” will be on display at the North Carolina Museum of History this fall. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:11:10 EST Arts, crafts fair seeks vendors WADESBORO — The Anson County Arts Council is seeking vendors for its fourth annual Christmas in November Art and Crafts sale on Saturday, Nov. 15. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:25:10 EST St. Andrews Writers’ Forum plans open-mic night LAURINBURG — The Writers' Forum at St. Andrews University will hold the first open mic of the semester Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:21:09 EST AG Cooper asks FCC to allow robocall-blocking RALEIGH — Technology is available to help block annoying robocalls and telephone companies should be using it, Attorney General Roy Cooper said this week. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:08:14 EST Carrying his cross: Ex-addict now an evangelist HAMLET — Gregory Locklear, a rising star at Outreach for Jesus Church in Hamlet, was just named as a staff pastor — but there was a time when church leaders had to ban Locklear from their community. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:25:10 EST Man accused of sexual battery HAMLET — A man accused of holding his neighbor down on a bed and taking his clothes off is facing assault and sexual battery charges. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:43:18 EST