Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/NEWS http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/NEWS Fri, 22 May 2015 18:19:02 EST 1800 Griffin Toyota ‘a feather in the cap’ for Hamlet http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews2/153667025/Griffin-Toyota-a-feather-in-the-cap-for-Hamlet HAMLET — Richmond County Chamber of Commerce leaders as well as Hamlet and county officials gathered Friday afternoon for the grand reopening of Griffin Toyota on U.S. 74 East. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:41:52 EST Social worker: Richmond County needs more foster parents http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews5/153637728/Social-worker:-County-needs-foster-parents ROCKINGHAM — Theressa Smith is looking for a few good parents.Smith, who works with foster care licensing through the Department of Social Services, says the 11 licensed homes in the county aren't enough. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:36:52 EST Memorial Day program set for Saturday http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/community-news-news/153667294/Community-Calendar 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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:36:51 EST Churches to celebrate Pentecost Sunday http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/lifestyle-religion-news/153566392/Church-Briefs The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:56:51 EST Cops on the run http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews5/153660208/COPS-ON-THE-RUN ROCKINGHAM — Law enforcement officers from four agencies in Richmond County ran a little more than a 5K Friday morning in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:31:52 EST Cheerleaders named All-State http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/153665434/ Contributed photo Fri, 22 May 2015 15:21:51 EST McLaurin, Purcell to advise Main Street Democrats http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/153664206/McLaurin-Purcell-to-advise-Main-Street-Democrats ROCKINGHAM — Former state Sens. Gene McLaurin of Rockingham and Bill Purcell of Laurinburg will join a 21-member panel that will advise the Main Street Democrats Legislative Caucus. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:11:51 EST School grading scale bill signed into law http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/153663916/School-grading-scale-bill-signed-into-law RALEIGH — A bill allowing North Carolina public schools to continue receiving A-F school performance grades based on a 15-point scale was signed into law this past week, state Sen. Tom McInnis announced Friday. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:41:51 EST Crime-fighting artwork http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/153662799/ Contributed photo Fri, 22 May 2015 13:56:52 EST Absconder caught after 7 years http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews4/153658622/Absconder-caught-after-7-years SOUTHERN PINES — A Richmond County man accused of absconding from probation seven years ago was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants from 2008 and 2009. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:11:52 EST Raiders claim awards, honors http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153641506/Raiders-claim-awards-honors ROCKINGHAM — It was like Oscars night at Richmond Senior High School Thursday evening as the Academic Awards Banquet kicked off at 7 p.m. attended by those outstanding students who waited patiently, anticipating what scholarships and recognition... Thu, 21 May 2015 21:06:51 EST Bank pays off speedway taxes http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews5/153644409/Bank-pays-off-speedway-taxes ROCKINGHAM — Farmers and Merchants Bank shelled out more than a quarter-million dollars within six months, paying four years worth of taxes and interest on Rockingham Speedway, according to county tax records. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:31:51 EST Reading club lets students try teaching http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153644103/Reading-club-lets-students-try-teaching ROCKINGHAM — What began as an incentive to increase attendance at East Rockingham Elementary School on Fridays blossomed into a cooperative education experience that made reading fun — the “Rocking Readers'... Thu, 21 May 2015 18:51:51 EST 4 charged in robbery, shooting http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news/153645757/4-charged-in-robbery-shooting PAGELAND, S.C. — Police have arrested four men in connection with the shooting of a store clerk during a Sunday robbery. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:06:52 EST Warrant: Machete used in assault http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews1/153635585/Warrant:-Machete-used-in-assault ROCKINGHAM — Police have arrested a man accused of using a machete in a late March assault. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:56:52 EST FirstHealth offers new spinal surgery http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news/153638367/FirstHealth-offers-new-spinal-surgery PINEHURST — The three neurosurgeons with FirstHealth Neurosurgery are now using a new medical device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two-level cervical disc replacement surgery. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:56:51 EST Memorial Day program set for Saturday http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/community-news-news/153638136/Community-Calendar 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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is... Thu, 21 May 2015 16:51:51 EST Scoop shop credits RCC for sweet success http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news/153642878/Scoop-shop-credits-RCC-for-sweet-success LAURINBURG — Shalonda Taylor, owner of the Scoop N Dip ice cream shop, is seeing early success in her business thanks in part to advice she received from free one-on-one counseling and free workshops offered through Richmond Community... Thu, 21 May 2015 16:41:53 EST Cummings tabbed as UNCP chancellor http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-news/153637580/Cummings-tabbed-as-UNCP-chancellor CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robin Cummings has been named the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:16:51 EST Grand opening, Giant exhibit http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews3/153613862/Grand-opening-Giant-exhibit ELLERBE — As Rob Reiner's 1987 film “The Princess Bride” played on a wall-mounted television, about 100 fans and friends of Andre the Giant filed into the Rankin Museum of American Heritage Tuesday night to see a new exhibit on... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:26:52 EST