Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:44:07 EST 1800 County Democrats seek boost in participation ROCKINGHAM — Wanted: More white Democrats involved in their local party, more African-American candidates for office and more young Democrats of all races. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:07:15 EST Different strokes: Artists’ guild forms in Rockingham ROCKINGHAM — Brenda Diggs dips her thin paintbrush into a mixed-color swatch of light green, the hue to brush blades of grass. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:05:14 EST Troopers on guard for Labor Day driving dangers ROCKINGHAM — Labor Day weekend, the end-of-summer holiday, is fast approaching and local law enforcement is reminding motorists to slow down. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:04:10 EST Housing authority offers landlord training ROCKINGHAM — Professional property managers and residents renting out their homes alike are invited to register for the Rockingham Housing Authority's third annual landlord training on Sept. 13. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:09 EST 2 men facing marijuana charges ROCKINGHAM — Two men are facing charges related to the manufacturing and selling of marijuana in separate cases, according to Richmond County sheriff's deputies. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:34:15 EST Deputies: Purse stolen from car ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of stealing a purse out of someone's car, according to Richmond County sheriff's deputies. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:12 EST Labor Day changes trash pickup ROCKINGHAM — Trash collection for the city will have an altered schedule next week due to the observance of Labor Day.Garbage on the Monday and Tuesday route will be collected on Tuesday and Thursday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:35:11 EST Construction zone: Richmond County projects under way ROCKINGHAM — Construction projects are popping up all over town — and especially along U.S. 74 Business. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:15 EST Sen. McLaurin, challenger McInnis lining up supporters ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:29:16 EST Vacancies fail to derail depot museum HAMLET — The city has no city manager or museum director and downtown coordinator, but that's not keeping the tourists off of Main Street or out of the Hamlet Depot and Museums and its many popular attractions. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:36:09 EST El Niño making summer’s dog days mild ROCKINGHAM — Cooler temperatures throughout the month in Richmond County have made some days feel more like early fall than mid-summer. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:03:11 EST Countywide fitness challenge kicks off Sept. 22 ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County businesses will once again enter a friendly competition to see whose employees can get fit in the RichmondFit – Ready, Set, Walk! challenge. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:43:07 EST Man dies in county line ATV crash CANDOR — Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Dale Goforth was hanging out with his brother and friend on Sunday when their early morning four-wheeler ride turned deadly. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:11:14 EST Take the sting out of Sandhills sandspurs Every year at the end of the summer, I get calls from homeowners asking how to get rid of sandspurs in their yard. Sandspur is an annual warm-season weed that masquerades as grass until the end of the summer when it flowers and sets seed, which is a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:10:12 EST Rep. Hudson stumps for Tillis in GOP visit LAURINBURG — Running for a second congressional term in November, U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson spoke with little concern for his own elected office as he addressed the Scotland County Republican Party on Monday night. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:59:15 EST Woman accused of child support card fraud ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of using someone else's child support card to go shopping, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:40:15 EST Deputies: Man killed friend in spray of gunfire ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff's deputies have charged a man with murder in the Monday shooting death of a 49-year-old Richmond County man. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:43:12 EST Hospital safety concerns prompt Medicare review HAMLET — Medicare and Medicaid recipients might not be able to get treatment at Sandhills Regional Medical Center after Sept. 5. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:39:09 EST New school year off to safe start;-bus-caution-urged ROCKINGHAM — The new school year is off to a great start, said Karen Allen, assistant principal at Washington Street Elementary School. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:02:09 EST Sen. Hagan rallies supporters LAURINBURG — During a Saturday visit, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan contrasted her work to boost employment and her support of education in North Carolina to the record of her opponent in the November general election. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:04:13 EST