NEWS


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Richmond County libraries making plans for Christmas
US 1 truck route in the works through downtown Rockingham

US 1 truck route in the works through downtown Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM — A downtown wreck early Monday afternoon illustrated the need for an alternate truck route that city leaders have wanted for more th...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Casting call for Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Casting call for Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community Theatre is right in the middle of its six-show run of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but director Sh...

December 5th, 2016 |  


County commissioners take oaths

County commissioners take oaths

ROCKINGHAM — Three returning members of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners raised their hands and took their oaths of office early Monda...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Weekend shooting in Hamlet injures teen

Weekend shooting in Hamlet injures teen

HAMLET — Police are still investigating a weekend shooting that sent a teenager to a hospital.Detective Lt. Randy Dover of the Hamlet Police Dep...

December 5th, 2016 updated: December 5th, 2016. |  


Letters to Santa deadline set Dec. 9

Letters to Santa deadline set Dec. 9

ROCKINGHAM — Santa’s helpers at the Daily Journal want to make things easier on St. Nick by providing Richmond County’s Christmas li...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Parade, festivities planned in Richmond County to celebrate the legacy of MLK

Parade, festivities planned in Richmond County to celebrate the legacy of MLK

ROCKINGHAM — The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Committee met Thursday to plan and discuss activities scheduled for Jan. 15-18 in honor of the c...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Richmond Senior wrestling goes 4-1 at Raider Rumble 2

Richmond Senior wrestling goes 4-1 at Raider Rumble 2

ROCKINGHAM — Tommy Shelton’s victory over Hunter Baratta gave the Richmond Senior wrestling team an early 6-0 advantage in the team’...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Richmond Senior boys basketball takes down Union Pines

Richmond Senior boys basketball takes down Union Pines

ROCKINGHAM — Although it didn’t break the school record for most points in a game, or score 50 points in the fourth quarter, the Richmond ...

December 2nd, 2016 updated: December 2nd, 2016. |  


NCHSAA approves baseball pitch count, football offseason changes

NCHSAA approves baseball pitch count, football offseason changes

Members of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met in Chapel Hill on Thursday, with approving a pitch count for hig...

December 1st, 2016 |  


SPORTS BRIEFS: 14u Raiders start GoFundMe for trip to Nationals

SPORTS BRIEFS: 14u Raiders start GoFundMe for trip to Nationals

14u Raiders open GoFundMeROCKINGHAM — The 14u Richmond Raider Youth Football team is going to the AAU National Championship games next month in ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Track surface enhancement ends 2016 season at Rockingham Dragway

Track surface enhancement ends 2016 season at Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — In anticipation of a busy 2017 season, and with the intent of retaining its status as the Carolinas’ fastest track, Rockingha...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Richmond Senior boys basketball sets new school record

Richmond Senior boys basketball sets new school record

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior boys and girls basketball teams opened up their respective seasons Tuesday evening in Raider Gymnasium against ...

November 30th, 2016 updated: November 30th, 2016. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


A guide to holiday food gifts

A guide to holiday food gifts

Food often represents more than nourishment. It can be a way to share traditions, affection, and create a sense of togetherness. Many of the upcoming ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Ribbon cutting for Sandhills Behavioral Center taking place Thursday

Ribbon cutting for Sandhills Behavioral Center taking place Thursday

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at [email protected]..

December 6th, 2016 |  


Ellerbe Hometown Christmas Celebration taking place Tuesday on Main Street

Ellerbe Hometown Christmas Celebration taking place Tuesday on Main Street

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at [email protected]..

December 5th, 2016 |  


Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Hoffman to celebrate 63rd family and friends day

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Hoffman to celebrate 63rd family and friends day

The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Mount Pisgah Clothes Closet giving away clothes Saturday

Mount Pisgah Clothes Closet giving away clothes Saturday

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at [email protected]..

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Working on my dream of writing

Working on my dream of writing

When I was smaller, I wanted to create fairy tales like the ones I loved and cherished. I wanted to create novels that became a part of the reader. Th...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


OUR VIEW: Redistricting reform is needed in NC

OUR VIEW: Redistricting reform is needed in NC

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was commenting Monday on the court’s consideration of North Carolina’s congressional redistricting ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Thoughts on ‘The Golden Rule’

Thoughts on ‘The Golden Rule’

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” doesn’t mean you should assume that other people will like the same things as yo...

December 6th, 2016 |  


LETTER: The vote was about freedom

LETTER: The vote was about freedom

To the editor:Make no mistake about it, the American people do not want to be taken over by their government. No one man, no large group of well-paid ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


LETTER: A contrast of two Marines

LETTER: A contrast of two Marines

To the editor:John Lee, a former mayor of San Mateo, California, died on May 8, 2012, at the Palo Alto VA hospital. A Republican, this Marine combat v...

December 6th, 2016 updated: December 6th, 2016. |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Make America’s roads, bridges great again

TAR HEEL VIEW: Make America’s roads, bridges great again

If Donald Trump’s said it once this year, he’s said it a million times: He’s going to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and tun...

December 5th, 2016 |  


North Carolina’s most important lawyer

North Carolina’s most important lawyer

The most important lawyer in modern North Carolina history finally has a biography.This week, UNC Press is releasing “Julius Chambers: A Life in...

December 5th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Dance company makes bold move into downtown Rockingham
Hopeful hires brave heat for Rue 21 jobs

Hopeful hires brave heat for Rue 21 jobs

ROCKINGHAM — Hundreds of people braved Thursday afternoon’s heat to stand in line for a job with Rue 21.Forty-five minutes after the job f...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Monogramming on Main Street

Monogramming on Main Street

ROCKINGHAM — Another small business has taken up residency downtown — this time in the form of Simply Chic Monogram Boutique.Co-owners and...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


3 companies move under one roof

3 companies move under one roof

ROCKINGHAM — Tim and Nicole Hayden first went into business together in 1995 with Exit Realty after developing a mobile home park in Hoffman. Se...

May 31st, 2016 |  


Bank of America Stadium tour, Myrtle Beach trips planned for party bus

Bank of America Stadium tour, Myrtle Beach trips planned for party bus

ROCKINGHAM — Local youth soon won’t be able to complain about having nothing to do or anywhere to go during the summer.A Delightful Tour&#...

May 24th, 2016 |  


New greenhouse filling in for David’s Produce

New greenhouse filling in for David’s Produce

ROCKINGHAM — Cause and effect.David’s Produce in Ellerbe closed its doors in February after 33 years providing fruits, vegetables and plan...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 23rd, 2016. |  


Rockingham boutique getting back to its ‘roots’

Rockingham boutique getting back to its ‘roots’

ROCKINGHAM — A new southern-inspired apparel boutique has opened up on Fayetteville Road, and Tina Sugg says she’s got items for the whole...

May 12th, 2016 updated: May 12th, 2016. |  


SOCIAL MEDIA