Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:41:35 EST 1800 The good that surrounds us This week and next, the House is in recess so it is great to be back home in North Carolina. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Richardson seeks re-election to BOE Editor's note: This is a first in a series of candidate profiles for the May 6 primary election to be published between now and April 30 in The Daily Journal. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The long road to calvary Melonie Flomer | Richmond County Daily Journal Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Eggs mean springtime, renewal and fun The egg has been a symbol of spring since ancient times, signifying new life as the earth renewed itself after long, cold winters. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bacon is not a vegetable You can't encourage other people to eat a diet that's better for them and the planet by getting all vegangelical on them.As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Raiders hope for fresh start at the beach ROCKINGHAM — It is not the way Richmond Senior thought it would head into spring break. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wallace plans on keeping same approach ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior coach Wendy Wallace doesn't plan on varying from her blueprint.And why should she? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Circles Sheila Crouch, of Rockingham, took this photo for the Richmond County Photography Group's April assignment, “Circles.” Crouch took this image of bicycles lined up at Walmart in Rockingham on Saturday using a Nikon D5100. Her photo... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kelly: Voters do not need photo ID in 2014 elections Voters will not need to produce any voter identification for this year's election. The requirement for a photo identification card will not be in effect until 2016. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids get tough on bullying HAMLET — Some Richmond County students are working to put bullying in its place. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Search for Kimberly Thrower continues The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is again asking for the public's help to locate Kimberly Thrower, who was 16 when she disappeared from Laurinburg on April 29, 2004. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A little bit of nourishment My earliest memory happened when I was about 2 years old. I was sitting in our hallway, leaning against the wall, and feeling quite frustrated that I couldn't get these little eggs out of a toy carton. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST My first wreck I had just turned 16 years old on Dec. 24, 1956. I had to wait until Jan. 3, 1957 to get my N.C. driver's license. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What you said Readers posted online at and on The Daily Journal's Facebook page in response to staff writer Matt Harrelson's story on Wednesday, “Hoggard, McKenzie seek $50,000 from commissioners” to create a... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST $50,000 for football? Let’s list our priorities$50000-for-football-Lets-list-our-priorities To the editor, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pirates drop Raiders into 2-way tie for 1st LUMBERTON — If last week's shutout loss at Pinecrest was stomach-turning for the Lumberton Pirates, then Thursday's 3-1 win over Richmond was the ideal remedy heading down the stretch in the Southeastern Conference championship race... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Raiders clinch SEC title in shutout LUMBERTON — It was fitting that the Richmond Senior softball team clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season title with a shutout.After all, the Raiders have yet to lose this season. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bad judgement leads to bad play In the scorebook it looks like a harmless 3-2 putout to end the fourth inning, but in reality it could have been more.Much, much more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ledbetter Lake owners need $2.3 million to repair dam$2.3-million-to-repair-dam ROCKINGHAM — Property owners adjacent to Ledbetter Lake would have to borrow $2.3 million over the next 30 years to get the dam repaired and the lake — well, back to a lake again. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST McLaurin hosts Young Leaders Advisory Council WADESBORO — Sen. Gene McLaurin wants to hear from its younger movers and shakers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST