Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:22:44 EST 1800 Chamber to recognize McLaurin, McQueen HAMLET — The Cole Auditorium will turn into Bourbon Street Thursday night when the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce presents its 32nd annual meeting and recognition night with a Mardi Gras theme at 6:30 p.m. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:01:52 EST Enrichment pageant seeks contestants HAMLET — Richmond County Enrichment Corp. will be hosting its first-ever Enrichment Pageant from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on March 14 at Richmond Community College's Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:52 EST Jones on Main brings soul food to downtown Hamlet HAMLET — Jones on Main opens Feb. 19 in the building formerly known as Cafe on Main, and while the restaurant has a brand new name, customers of Rockingham's Country Kitchen will be delighted to find Yvette Jones' delicious soul food... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:16:52 EST School choice in spotlight ROCKINGHAM — This week, Richmond County public and private education leaders and homeschooling families joined schools across the state and nation in a yearly forum known as School Choice Week. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:56:51 EST Births for Jan. 31 Coleman sonAxle Riley Coleman and Heaven Lacey Coleman, Rockingham, announce the birth of a son, Axle Robert Coleman, born Dec. 1, 2014.Terry son Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:26:51 EST Temple Christian names honor-roll students Members of Temple Christian School's elementary A/B honor roll are, front row, left to right, Solomon Scott, Chance Singletary, Reagan Brigman, Kennedy Hargrove, Opal Webb, Harley Locklear, Logan Iacovone and Erin Fields. Back row, left to... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:51 EST ‘Frozen’ helps kids learn computer code ROCKINGHAM — It didn't take long for Washington Street School fifth-graders to catch on as they learned to navigate the character of Elsa from Disney's “Frozen” in a special presentation called “An Hour of... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:52 EST RCC dean Bill Council retires HAMLET — Bill Council, Richmond Community College's dean of institutional effectiveness and accountability, will be calling it a career at the end of January after 12 years at the college. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:06:51 EST Coleman graduates from UNC-Charlotte Danny Ray Coleman, 51, of Hamlet, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in December 2014. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:26:51 EST Free speech under attack RALEIGH — Freedom of speech is one of the core values of a free society. It ought to be appreciated and protected by Americans across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it is not. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:51 EST 4-H to develop tractor club The tractor — a longtime emblem of human advancement and agriculture — will be the project concentration for the development of the newest 4-H club in Richmond County. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:51 EST OUR VIEW: Today’s session brings potential for compromise State lawmakers will tackle teacher pay, consider tax breaks to lure new industry to North Carolina and take a hard look at building roads and bridges this year. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:06:51 EST Sports briefs Hamlet to hold baseball fundraiser Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:01:52 EST Scotland knocks off Richmond ROCKINGHAM — Before the rivalry game started, there was a logjam for first in the Southeastern Conference.At the end of the Richmond Senior-Scotland contest, there is one for second. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:06:51 EST Scots run away from Raiders ROCKINGHAM — The Scotland girls basketball team has showcased moments of brilliance this season, but its also had spurts that have left coach Janie Hodges exasperated on the sidelines. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:21:52 EST Past projects didn’t pan out ROCKINGHAM — The plan to purchase Rockingham Speedway to convert it into a veterans' facility isn't the New York-based group Vets-Help's first attempt to provide jobs and assistance. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:01:51 EST Correcting 4 common exercise myths We are bombarded by misinformation about exercise and nutrition these days. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:36:51 EST Physician assistant to join FirstHealth neurosurgery team PINEHURST — A physician assistant with a background in sports medicine and athletic training will join FirstHealth Neurosurgery in March. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26:52 EST Reps. Goodman, Pierce named committee vice chairs RALEIGH — Richmond County's state representatives have each been appointed to leadership roles in two North Carolina House committees. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:06:51 EST Mowing memories at the DOT Last time, I wrote about the ice storm that hit the Sandhills in 1968. Well if that wasn't enough ice, we had another big one in February 1969. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:06:51 EST