Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:55:16 EST 1800 Woman dies in house fire ELLERBE — An early morning fire Monday claimed a Richmond County woman's life. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:08:15 EST Jazz legend Coltrane’s Hamlet birthplace finds new life HAMLET — Jazz lovers and novices alike know the name John Coltrane. What most people don't know about “Trane” is that he was born in Richmond County. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:08:12 EST Rep. Pierce teaches, learns in school visits HAMLET — State Rep. Garland Pierce spoke with the fourth-graders of Monroe Avenue Elementary School Monday before making a brief stop at the Richmond County Ninth-Grade Academy. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:33:11 EST Rotarians donate dictionaries to county schools Free dictionaries were delivered to third-grade students around Richmond County on Friday as a part of the Rockingham Rotary Club's annual initiative. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:00:08 EST Police: Man caught with meth, pills ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man has been arrested on multiple drug charges, including having methamphetamine and prescription pills. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:57:14 EST 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 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 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 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 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 Rockingham Speedway faces foreclosure or owner auction 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 11:09:15 EST Hudson’s bill to limit airline fees passes U.S. House WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson to limit the Transportation Security Administration's air travel fees passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:38:07 EST