NEWS


10:27 pm |    
NCDOT rolling out REAL ID
Chamber hires Dewitt

Chamber hires Dewitt

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce has hired Melanie Dewitt as director of operations.In a press release, the Chamber cited he...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Hamlet city employees granted Christmas bonus

Hamlet city employees granted Christmas bonus

HAMLET — Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Buie was in a giving mood — and was dressed for the occasion — Tuesday night, proposing to award cit...

December 12th, 2017 |  


FirstHealth warns of caller ID ‘spoofing’ scam

FirstHealth warns of caller ID ‘spoofing’ scam

PINEHURST — Some Richmond County residents may be getting a call from someone purporting to be from a regional health care provider — and ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Cooper appoints McLaurin to Economic Development Partnership of NC

Cooper appoints McLaurin to Economic Development Partnership of NC

ROCKINGHAM — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Rockingham mayor and state senator Gene McLaurin to the Economic Dev...

December 12th, 2017 |  


3D Youth players honored at banquet

3D Youth players honored at banquet

HAMLET — “How do you feel?”“Great!”“How do you feel?” Mike Littles, coach of the 8U Richmond Warriors team, ...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Giving back with a free breakfast

Giving back with a free breakfast

ROCKINGHAM — Scores of Richmond County residents came out on a dreary Saturday morning for a first-ever community breakfast whose aim was to gat...

December 11th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Athlete of the Week (Dec. 4-9): Lexyonna Ingram

Athlete of the Week (Dec. 4-9): Lexyonna Ingram

ROCKINGHAM — Lexyonna Ingram has been named the Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday, Dec. 4.Ingram is a senior forw...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Wake Forest wins 4AA title, Scots fall in 4A championship

Wake Forest wins 4AA title, Scots fall in 4A championship

ROCKINGHAM — The NCHSAA 4AA and 4A State Championship games, which took place in Winston-Salem this past Saturday, featured two opponents from t...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Raider wrestling places 2nd without 5 starters

Raider wrestling places 2nd without 5 starters

WADESBORO — The Raider wrestling team made the most out of Anson’s “Cat Fight” Tournament, which was cut short to due to weath...

December 10th, 2017 updated: December 10th, 2017. |  


Richmond lands 11 on All-SAC football team

Richmond lands 11 on All-SAC football team

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond had a conference-high 11 players make the 2017 All-Sandhills Athletic Conference football team that was officially announc...

December 10th, 2017 updated: December 11th, 2017. |  


Lady Tigers dominate Woodland Baptist

Lady Tigers dominate Woodland Baptist

ROCKINGHAM — Although the Showcase of Champions tournament was cut short, the Lady Tigers made the most of their appearance at Tabernacle Christ...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Big nights from Stanback, Love not enough vs. Pinecrest

Big nights from Stanback, Love not enough vs. Pinecrest

ROCKINGHAM — Despite Malik Stanback’s career night, in which the junior knocked down five three-pointers on his way to a game-high 21 poin...

December 9th, 2017 updated: December 9th, 2017. |  


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LIFE


Locals win Partnership’s ‘Rudolph Run’

Locals win Partnership’s ‘Rudolph Run’

ROCKINGHAM — Early on the cold morning of Dec. 9, the woods around Hinson Lake were filled with reindeer skipping and jumping gleefully along th...

December 15th, 2017 |  


‘New and improved’ is anything but

‘New and improved’ is anything but

I went out not long ago to buy a replacement for a product I had used for years. I had purchased a few of them over the years and even once bought a f...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Harbor Freight donates torch to RCC program

Harbor Freight donates torch to RCC program

HAMLET — Harbor Freight Tools recently donated a torch kit to Richmond Community College’s Heating & A/C Technician program, allowing ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Make room for camellias

Make room for camellias

One of the classic shrubs of the southern garden is the camellia. Camellias are evergreen, and bloom through fall and late winter with a wide variety ...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Trimming the Christmas tree

Trimming the Christmas tree

Right after Thanksgiving, my husband and I got our Christmas decorations out of our storage building. Every year when we go through this process, I sa...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Carolina leader sides with Christmas

Carolina leader sides with Christmas

RALEIGH — Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story ...

December 11th, 2017 |  


OPINION


10:06 pm |    
Surveillance that never ends
We need a new state contract

We need a new state contract

For most of the 241 years since North Carolina adopted its first constitution there have been arguments about the proper balance and separations of po...

December 13th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Wars continue in the memories of survivors

LETTER: Wars continue in the memories of survivors

To the editor:History teachers would do well to share Robert Lee’s Dec. 9 column with students when studying World War II. He capsules America&#...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Government should leave bakers alone

Government should leave bakers alone

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case stems from the refu...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Good book ideas for the folks you forgot

You forgot somebody, didn’t you?Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you?Here a...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Sacrifice of the expendable ones

Sacrifice of the expendable ones

The word expendable has several definitions. In this case, we are talking about its military application. That being: capable of being sacrificed in o...

December 8th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Give God’s gift of love

LETTER: Give God’s gift of love

To the editor:To most Christians around the world, Christmas and Easter are two very important days of God’s love for us. He gives us a chance t...

December 7th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


8:26 pm
Updated: 8:33 pm. |    
Helms back in business
10:08 pm
Updated: 11:33 pm. |    
Helms to reopen soon
Home decorator turns to retail

Home decorator turns to retail

ROCKINGHAM — One of Richmond County’s own will realize a vision she put on hold for more than two decades on Oct. 3 when Christie’s ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


New Rockingham business hopes to clean up

New Rockingham business hopes to clean up

ROCKINGHAM — With any luck, Reese Bostic will become a household name. Or, at least the “Reese” part.An instructor at Richmond Commu...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Rockingham native Morgan Denham wins advertising award

Rockingham native Morgan Denham wins advertising award

WILMINGTON — Morgan Denham, a Rockingham native, recently earned a bronze Healthcare Advertising Award for excellence in social media. The award...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Long-time employee buys Rockingham pawn shop

Long-time employee buys Rockingham pawn shop

ROCKINGHAM — Broad Street Jewelry and Loan at Broad Street Square in Rockingham has long been an established place to buy, sell and trade. Start...

July 24th, 2017 |  


New Hamlet dealership uses resources from RCC’s Small Business Center in start-up

New Hamlet dealership uses resources from RCC’s Small Business Center in start-up

HAMLET — Anthony Fuller decided to open Premier Auto Imports in downtown Hamlet after doing some research about the need for a foreign car deale...

July 21st, 2017 |  


New Rockingham businesses opening soon

New Rockingham businesses opening soon

ROCKINGHAM — The signs, they are signaling new businesses on the south side of Broad Avenue.A “fresh Mexican grill” is promised for ...

June 29th, 2017 |  


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