Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:53 EST 1800 First day for Richmond County students is Monday Teachers all over Richmond County have been preparing their classrooms and their minds as students of all ages head back to school Monday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:14:12 EST Biofuels company eyes Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — A Maryland-based biofuels company wants to build several new facilities in the region, including one in Richmond County. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:08:07 EST Church offers homeless ‘place of grace’ ROCKINGHAM — Three months after the Baker House homeless shelter's demolition, two Richmond County men have prepared a place where those in need can dwell in safety. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:07:12 EST City honors retiring fire chief Charles Gardner ROCKINGHAM — Today is Charles Gardner's last day as a fireman.The Rockingham Fire Department chief will be hanging up his helmet for good at the end of the day. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:17:12 EST USDA recruiting veterans as farmers ROCKINGHAM — Military veterans can learn to trade tanks for tractors at a U.S. Department of Agriculture event designed to help vets take up farming and ranching. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:16:11 EST Local 4-H’ers excel in showmanship circuit The 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is well under way with three shows behind us. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:48:04 EST Richmond among worst counties for truck crashes ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is the third-worst county in North Carolina for tractor-trailer crashes that result in injuries, state traffic data shows. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:04:15 EST 2 accused of selling cocaine ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond County men are accused of selling cocaine on multiple occasions, according to sheriff's deputies. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:56:22 EST Neighborhood unites against crime In the photo at left, Victor Griffith speaks to a crowd about his turnaround — from being in jail for breaking and entering to becoming of member of Richmond Community College's student government — at a vigil against violence on... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:53:14 EST Police: Landlord arrested in illegal eviction WADESBORO — Police arrested Joan Taylor of Norwood on multiple felony charges last week stemming from what authorities say was an unlawful eviction. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:09 EST Officers rammed with man’s car at city nightclub ROCKINGHAM — Police say a man rammed two officers with his car and damaged a police cruiser outside a nightclub early Sunday. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:29:13 EST Cascades to expand; 50-60 jobs shifting to Wagram ROCKINGHAM — Cascades Inc., an international paper company with two facilities in Rockingham, announced Monday plans to expand its converting operations into Wagram. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:29:10 EST Town votes — again — to keep basketball court closed DOBBINS HEIGHTS — The town basketball court will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:28:11 EST New N.C. chief justice named McCrory names new chief justice Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:26:06 EST Woman wins Prada handbag A Moore County woman has won a new Prada handbag in the Dare to be Different 4-H group's raffle drawing. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:53:08 EST County workers’ pensions are safe HAMLET — Richmond County Schools finance officer Pam Satterfield said the Government Accounting Standards Board's pension reporting changes will not affect local school district employees. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:47:06 EST More clarity on public pensions A new government accounting rule will for the first time let taxpayers know how much each local government body has racked up in unfunded public pension liabilities. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:46:13 EST RCC welding class starts next month HAMLET — A 12-week class covering all the basics of welding will be offered at Richmond Community College this fall.Randy Cox will teach the class, and he said it will offer something for everyone. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:28:09 EST Teen accused of breaking into chuch ROCKINGHAM — A teenager is accused of breaking into a church after deputies say they saw him running from it. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:23:09 EST Cascades Tissue bringing 68 new jobs, $62M to area$62M-to-area WAGRAM — Cascades Tissue Group will open a new Scotland County manufacturing facility, state officials said Monday morning, bringing 68 new jobs to the region and investing $62 million over the next three years. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:57:13 EST