Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:43:01 EST 1800 Police: Man caused ruckus at McDonald’s playground ROCKINGHAM — A homeless man is accused of flying into a rage and causing a disturbance at a McDonald's playground on Saturday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:46:51 EST County GOP convention set March 19 ELLERBE — The Richmond County Republican Party will hold its annual precinct meetings and county convention on Thursday, March 19, at the Ellerbe Springs Inn. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:06:51 EST Water-skiing on the Pee Dee Looking back at my childhood it seems that a lot of my fondest memories involve time my family spent in and around water. When we lived in Lumberton, we started visiting White Lake on a regular basis. It wasn't that far from Lumberton and we... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:56:52 EST 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 Ardrey Kell avoids upset CHARLOTTE — It was exactly what any coach would want.A chance to tie or win in the final seconds. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:11:51 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 McLaughlin earns SEC honor ROCKINGHAM — Zelda McLaughlin was the lone Richmond Senior girls basketball player to snare all-Southeastern Conference honors this season. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:41:52 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 Flipstars earn 8 first-place finishes at event Contributed Photo Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:56:51 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 Judge, DOT boss pen captivating tales It is a dream come true for me — a mixture of North Carolina public affairs and North Carolina books. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:36:51 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 LETTER: Sunday no substitute for biblical Sabbath To the editor: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:51 EST