Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:52:41 EST 1800 Library: Give banned books a look ROCKINGHAM — Sunday marked the beginning of Banned Books Week, that annual span of time dedicated to the celebration of the right and freedom to read and, in the U.S., seeks to ensure the availability of books that have been challenged for... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:37:08 EST St. Andrews’ team wins in horse show LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Western Team earned two wins at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Western Shows over the weekend. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:24:09 EST LETTER: $15 fast-food minimum wage is unrealistic$15-fast-food-minimum-wage-is-unrealistic To the editor:This is a response to John Hancock's letter concerning fast-food pay hikes in the Sept. 19 paper. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:40:10 EST The cost of censorship Finally, a week not to be celebrated with glee. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:16:11 EST Proof that bipartisanship still exists I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina's Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:02:10 EST Daily Journal parent names regional advertising director Veteran newspaper executive Kent Kilpatrick has been named a regional business development director for Civitas Media, effective Monday, Sept. 15. The announcement was made by Michael Bush, president and CEO of the Davidson-based... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:53:10 EST Raiders shock Bulldogs in OT CHARLOTTE — When Benjamin LeMay walked into the end zone from 17 yards out with 1:39 left in the fourth quarter, top-ranked Butler appeared set to escape with a hard-fought victory over Richmond Senior. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:24:12 EST Hamlet native plans book-signing PINEHURST — Hamlet native Betty James Montgomery will speak and sign copies of her book “A Four-Season Southern Garden” next month at Sandhills Community College. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:55:09 EST Racing’s revival short-lived at ‘The Rock’ It has been a tough few days for the Richmond County sports world as both Richmond Pines Golf Course and Rockingham Speedway face uncertain futures. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:18:08 EST UPDATE: Rockingham Speedway owners seek auction to avoid foreclosure ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:13:17 EST Pet boutique opens new location A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the relocation of Aunt Bessie's Pet Boutique. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:27:10 EST Richmond County Chamber endorses sales tax for rec project ROCKINGHAM — A ballot initiative to raise the county's sales tax for the construction of a recreation complex has gained the support of area business leaders. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:26:10 EST 160 take ice-bucket challenge ROCKINGHAM — Two bright yellow fire trucks from the East Rockingham Fire Department rolled onto the football field at Rohanen Middle School Friday to spray faculty, staff and students with ice cold water from a hose on one of the trucks to help... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:39:11 EST Subway employees charged with embezzlement HAMLET — Police have arrested three employees of the Subway restaurant in Hamlet on embezzlement charges. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:29 EST Former N.C. poet laureate to speak at St. Andrews LAURINBURG — Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will be the featured reader at the St. Andrews University Writers' Forum on Thursday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:25:13 EST Ellerbe native reappointed as RCC trustee HAMLET — Willa Spivey begins a second term serving on Richmond Community College's Board of Trustees this month after being reappointed by the Richmond County Board of Education. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:13 EST Richmond-Butler postponed ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior-Butler football game scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Providence High School in Charlotte as been postponed.The contest will now kickoff at 7 p.m. Saturday at Providence. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:13 EST Books bound for Guyana ROCKINGHAM — Earl Rose never intended to become a missionary. The idea of providing medical care to the ill in foreign and developing countries or getting his hands muddy building schools and huts just never appealed to him. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:07 EST Sheriff’s detective receives advanced certificate In the photo at left, Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. congratulates Detective Dennis Allen Smith Jr. for his completion of the advanced law enforcement certificate program, which required a diligent effort to complete required training. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:39:22 EST Signs of suicide clearer in hindsight I awoke this morning to panic and bewilderment. The bewilderment was due to the panic of the bewilderment, and not knowing what was taking place in my mind in those first microseconds of being awake. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:16 EST