NEWS


7:23 pm
Updated: 7:24 pm. |    
Holiday spirit in the streets

Remembering days of Hamlet’s Christmas past

HAMLET — Back in the day, every shopfront in Hamlet decked out its panoramic front windows with holiday displays. Merchants advertised their bri...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Christmas on the Square slowed by rain

Christmas on the Square slowed by rain

ROCKINGHAM — Nobody dreams of a “wet” Christmas on the Square, but that’s what Rockingham residents got on Saturday.Now in its...

December 4th, 2017 |  


Seed planted for Strawberry Festival

Seed planted for Strawberry Festival

ELLERBE — Monday night’s Town Council agenda was short: Swear in recent election winners — the mayor, two incumbent council members ...

December 4th, 2017 updated: December 4th, 2017. |  


Federal program aims to keep seniors warm

Older residents who need help with a heating bill may apply this month for the federally financed Low Income Energy Assistance Program.Households cons...

December 4th, 2017 |  


Trials start in April for nuisance cases targeting hog farms

RALEIGH (AP) — Trials that could alter the operations and profitability of eastern North Carolina’s pork industry will start in April, a f...

December 4th, 2017 |  


Letters to Santa deadline set Dec. 13

Letters to Santa deadline set Dec. 13

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

December 4th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


12:28 pm
Updated: 12:31 pm. |    
Raider wrestling places 2nd without 5 starters
11:24 am
Updated: 11:55 am. |    
Richmond lands 11 on All-SAC football team
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. |  


Richmond boys, girls sweep Swett in home opener

Richmond boys, girls sweep Swett in home opener

ROCKINGHAM — It was a slow start for the Raiders, but they eventually found their groove and then used that momentum to earn its first win of th...

December 5th, 2017 updated: December 5th, 2017. |  


Athlete of the Week (Nov. 27-Dec. 2): Joey Nicholson

Athlete of the Week (Nov. 27-Dec. 2): Joey Nicholson

ROCKINGHAM — Joey Nicholson has been named the Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Monday, Nov. 27.Nicholson is a sophomor...

December 5th, 2017 updated: December 5th, 2017. |  


Raiders rumble in home meet

Raiders rumble in home meet

ROCKINGHAM — It was another flawless day for senior Brandon Nifong, who pinned all four of his opponents in convincing fashion, but the Raider w...

December 4th, 2017 |  


NCHSAA makes several ‘positive changes’ at annual meeting

NCHSAA makes several ‘positive changes’ at annual meeting

CHAPEL HILL — After the fiasco that happened on the day it announced the football playoff bracket, the North Carolina High School Athletic Assoc...

December 1st, 2017 |  


SPORTS BRIEFS: Norton named Second-Team All-MWC

SPORTS BRIEFS: Norton named Second-Team All-MWC

Norton named All-MWCCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Alex Norton, native of Hamlet, was recently named Second-Team All-Mountain West Conference for his...

December 1st, 2017 updated: December 1st, 2017. |  


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LIFE


The thrill of the chase

The thrill of the chase

We all have memories of our past — some good, some not so good. As our minds wander back, special times and people stand out because they have a...

December 5th, 2017 |  


FirstHealth weight-loss program demonstrates the Weigh2Be

FirstHealth weight-loss program demonstrates the Weigh2Be

PINEHURST — Tim Moore wasn’t looking for a quick-fix diet when he decided to lose weight.He wanted a program that would provide support an...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Making a ‘Meat Calendar’ for holiday meals

Making a ‘Meat Calendar’ for holiday meals

Like most of you this week, I have a lot of leftovers. I believe this stems from the fact that I would rather have more food for our holiday guests th...

November 30th, 2017 |  


DHHS secretary, professor tapped as commencement speakers

DHHS secretary, professor tapped as commencement speakers

PEMBROKE — Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and UNCP English professor Dr. Richard Vela will serve as ...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  


Richmond County farmers count

Richmond County ranks 25th in North Carolina counties in total value of agricultural products sold. How do I know this? Because in 2012, our farmers c...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Richmond County farmers count

Richmond County farmers count

Richmond County ranks 25th in North Carolina counties in total value of agricultural products sold. How do I know this? Because in 2012, our farmers c...

November 29th, 2017 |  


OPINION


2:19 pm |    
John Lennon was right
Remembering those lost at Pearl Harbor

Remembering those lost at Pearl Harbor

On this Pearl Harbor Day, the story of my father, now deceased, provides a link between two ships — the USS Maine and the USS Arizona — wh...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Time to talk about acceptable behavior

Time to talk about acceptable behavior

There are moments when you just know that history is being made and the recent revelations of sexual misconduct and harassment indicate we are in such...

December 6th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Diplomats a worthwhile investment

LETTER: Diplomats a worthwhile investment

To the editor:Robert Lee’s Dec. 2 narrative about America’s founding years segues well into some considerations about the powerful global ...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Time for a new political party

Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues &...

December 5th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Belk’s swift reversal shows consumers still wield immense power

TAR HEEL VIEW: Belk’s swift reversal shows consumers still wield immense power

The clang of the Salvation Army’s bells and the clink of coins in red kettles have returned to Belk stores after loyal shoppers expressed suppor...

December 5th, 2017 |  


NC could learn from Alabama’s election

NC could learn from Alabama’s election

What could we North Carolinians learn about ourselves when we sort out the results of the Dec. 12 Alabama special U.S. Senate election?Nothing, you sa...

December 4th, 2017 updated: December 4th, 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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