Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:41:18 EST 1800 Raiders ready to race into season ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior cross country coach Reggie Miller has a plan for his runners to compete with the likes of Pinecrest.He just hopes everything will come together. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:01:09 EST Tent city prepares for first residents ROCKINGHAM — Homeless advocates are pitching tents, sorting clothes and recruiting volunteers this week as they prepare to open the Place of Grace tent city on Saturday. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:37:09 EST Four SEC teams stay perfect ROCKINGHAM — The members of the Southeastern Conference continue to impress during the early part of the season. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:47:08 EST Biofuels plant seeks building permits Biofuels maker Enviva is in the process of getting construction permits for wood pellet plants in Richmond and Sampson counties and one in South Carolina, company officials said last week. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:15:11 EST Wildlife refuge to nix GMO crops WADESBORO — By 2016, national wildlife refuges across the country will discontinue their use of genetically modified crops and certain pesticides. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:06:10 EST Indian historic site offering tours, crafts MOUNT GILEAD — The Town Creek Indian Mound state historic site is offering area residents a chance to spend time with their grandparents and learn about local Native American history. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:01:22 EST In defense of the Southern drawl Dear Jennifer Adams: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:13:14 EST Getting government out of the way Wow. I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we wrap up Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I'm excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up and a little break from the heat. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:04:12 EST Howler monkey a pet from hell So you think you want a monkey? Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:16:12 EST Richmond stays perfect against Marlboro MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Richmond Senior remained undefeated following a commanding Friday night performance against Marlboro County. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:44:11 EST Wheelchair access questioned ROCKINGHAM — Haywood Morrison Jr. said he missed a former classmate's funeral because Providence Missionary Baptist Church isn't wheelchair-accessible. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:26:06 EST ‘The Sandra Bullock of county government’ retires ROCKINGHAM — As Labor Day weekend begins, Terry Richardson's career with Richmond County comes to an end. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:57:09 EST New fire chief at home in Rockingham ROCKINGHAM — A week after starting work as fire chief, Harold Isler Jr. made it official by taking his oath of office Friday afternoon. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:13 EST Overdose rescue kits available Sunday Those addicted to prescription painkillers and their loved ones can take home overdose rescue kits with potentially lifesaving medication at Sunday awareness events planned in Fayetteville, Greensboro and Franklin. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:03:10 EST Indie-rockers The Sammies come home to Anson County WADESBORO — Some people hear voices in their head. The Sammies hear music. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:46:15 EST FirstHealth oncologist helps lead ovarian cancer fight PINEHURST — This year, about 21,980 women will learn they have ovarian cancer. If they are diagnosed at an early stage, when the disease is still localized, about 94 percent of them will still be alive after five years. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:28:16 EST College to offer personal trainer course LAURINBURG — Fitness buffs who make the gym their second home can help others achieve their fitness goals as personal trainers through a new Richmond Community College course. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:17:11 EST Richmond Senior grad earns Perdue scholarship ROCKINGHAM — Mercedes Quick, daughter Ron and Terry Whittington of Rockingham, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, according to a release from the company. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:09:12 EST Theft a constant crime in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Theft is among the most common crimes plaguing Richmond County, police reports and court records show. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:04:22 EST Richmond County workers share Labor Day plans ROCKINGHAM — As people throughout the United States embark on Labor Day weekend, a few local workers shared their plans for the holiday and what Labor Day means to them. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:03:16 EST