Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:37:03 EST 1800 Ferguson hits close to home for many in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Ferguson was the talk of the town Tuesday as locals went about their daily actives in the shadow of Monday night's grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen more than 800 miles... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:04:06 EST Friends find golden football ROCKINGHAM — Two friends are all smiles after winning the Richmond County Daily Journal's Golden Football Hunt. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:25:13 EST Age just a number for spry 100-year-old ROCKINGHAM — “I'm a mess, ain't I?”Not exactly the words you'd expect to hear from someone who just turned 100, but Beatrice Williams said just that. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:22:09 EST 4 hurt in rollover wreck ROCKINGHAM — An early evening wreck that turned an SUV on its side sent four people to the hospital Monday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:39:10 EST In praise of the sweet potato One of the staples of the Thanksgiving meal is the sweet potato, usually as a casserole or “candied” — cooked with lots of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:29:11 EST Electric grant sparks Discovery Place Kids programs ROCKINGHAM — Discovery Place Kids is charged up to bring energy-related lab programs and classes to the community thanks to Pee Dee Electric's Care to Share grant program. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:19:11 EST Chamber seeks Citizen of the Year nominations HAMLET — The Dec. 1 deadline for Richmond County Citizen of the Year nominations is fast approaching, and the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce is still seeking referrals from the community. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:09 EST Storied singers to co-host Cole Christmas show HAMLET — Two renowned singer-songwriters, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, will co-headline the third show of the 2014-15 DeWitt Performing Arts Series on Dec. 4 at the Cole Auditorium on the campus of Richmond Community College. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:29:14 EST Ferguson businesses, police cars torched in protests FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:37:05 EST 2 arrested in disturbance at G-Spot nightclub ROCKINGHAM — A man and woman were arrested early Sunday after police were called to a reported disturbance at the G-Spot nightclub. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:21:06 EST Homeless advocates join forces ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Rescue Mission and the Place of Grace have joined forces in a merger of the county's two largest homeless advocacy agencies. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:20:11 EST New Hamlet chief plans focus on community policing HAMLET — Scott Waters became chief of the Hamlet Police Department during a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Monday and immediately began work on short-range objectives while planning for “great, new things in the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:20:09 EST Luncheon caps Farm-City Week festivities ELLERBE — Machines made for the fields made their way down Main Street Saturday morning for the 19th annual Farmers' Day Parade. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:19:07 EST Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson cop in shooting FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:52:10 EST Police: Man cut girlfriend with razor LAURINBURG — A Bennettsville, South Carolina man has been charged with attempting to kill his Laurinburg girlfriend, according to Laurinburg police. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:49:07 EST School admins sweep spelling bee HAMLET — Leave it to a group of educators to win a spelling bee. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:45:07 EST Police: Man stole Razor scooter from Walmart ROCKINGHAM — Police have charged a Richmond County man with stealing a kids' scooter from Walmart. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:38:06 EST Giving back: Former gang member feeds, clothes homeless ROCKINGHAM — James Pickard knows what it's like to be homeless.When he was 16, the New Jersey native said his mother kicked him out of the house because he didn't want to follow the rules. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:15:09 EST Rep. Tim Moore nominated as N.C. House speaker ASHEBORO — Republican lawmakers have nominated state Rep. Tim Moore to serve as speaker of the North Carolina House next year. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:18:10 EST 2nd escaped Hoffman inmate captured MARION — Authorities chased down the second of two escaped Richmond County inmates in a McDowell County junkyard Saturday afternoon. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:29:10 EST