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ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton-Richmond Senior baseball game was just as advertised — a hard-fought, nail-biting contest.
With two Division I players locked in a pitchers' duel, the outcome was decided by one team's execution on the basepath.
Courtesy runner Devon Hunt stole home with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of fourth

Raiders 'steal' one from Pirates

ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton-Richmond Senior baseball game was just as advertised — a hard-fought, nail-biting contest. With two Division I players locked in a pitchers' duel, the outcome was decided by one team's execution on the basepath. Courtesy runner Devon Hunt stole home with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of fourth

SOUTHERN PINES — A Richmond County man was jailed Saturday on domestic violence-related charges in Moore County.
John Henry Swain, 40, of 172 Meadow Lane east of Hamlet, faces two counts of violating a domestic violence protective order. The alleged violations took place on March 11, according to Moore County Detention Center booking records

Man accused of violating protective order

SOUTHERN PINES — A Richmond County man was jailed Saturday on domestic violence-related charges in Moore County. John Henry Swain, 40, of 172 Meadow Lane east of Hamlet, faces two counts of violating a domestic violence protective order. The alleged violations took place on March 11, according to Moore County Detention Center booking records

ROCKINGHAM — Police say a Richmond County man fired two gunshots into a city home in an attempt on a man's life.
James Q. Ratliff, 26, of 135 Watkins Loop Road northeast of Rockingham, was arrested Wednesday and jailed on a $100,000 secured bond in the Sunday shooting attempt.
Ratliff is accused of shooting into a home on the 100 block of B

Man charged with shooting into house

ROCKINGHAM — Police say a Richmond County man fired two gunshots into a city home in an attempt on a man's life. James Q. Ratliff, 26, of 135 Watkins Loop Road northeast of Rockingham, was arrested Wednesday and jailed on a $100,000 secured bond in the Sunday shooting attempt. Ratliff is accused of shooting into a home on the 100 block of B

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal
Brother and sister Larry Capel and Carol Nicholson are dressed up for their prom picture at the Community Home Care and Hospice's senior prom held Friday night at Cole Auditorium. Tonya Freeman, with Community Hospice, said they were expecting 100 people to attend the Mardi Gras-themed event. Local businesses For All

Seniors get a second prom night

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal Brother and sister Larry Capel and Carol Nicholson are dressed up for their prom picture at the Community Home Care and Hospice's senior prom held Friday night at Cole Auditorium. Tonya Freeman, with Community Hospice, said they were expecting 100 people to attend the Mardi Gras-themed event. Local businesses For All

Makin' the grade

Restaurant GradesWeek of March 23, 2015Glenna's — 93 Cape Fear BBQ & Chicken — 95.5 Bonnetsville Grill — 93.5 Justice Academy — 96

ROCKINGHAM — A woman accused of causing a Thursday disturbance at Food Lion is charged with threatening a police officer and punching him in the head.
Pauline Little Harris, 54, of 600 Gore Drive, Rockingham, faces four misdemeanor charges after police say she struck Officer David Goodson in the ear and “stating she would whip his ass,

Police: Woman punched officer

ROCKINGHAM — A woman accused of causing a Thursday disturbance at Food Lion is charged with threatening a police officer and punching him in the head. Pauline Little Harris, 54, of 600 Gore Drive, Rockingham, faces four misdemeanor charges after police say she struck Officer David Goodson in the ear and “stating she would whip his ass,

ROCKINGHAM — The final two jury alternates were chosen Friday in the murder trial of Alexander Ingram.
A Navy veteran and mother of two will join the 12 jurors and other alternate, following a weeklong jury selection process.
Ingram is accused in the 2012 beating death of Michael Collins at the Normal General Store. He — along with co

Murder trial to begin on Monday

ROCKINGHAM — The final two jury alternates were chosen Friday in the murder trial of Alexander Ingram. A Navy veteran and mother of two will join the 12 jurors and other alternate, following a weeklong jury selection process. Ingram is accused in the 2012 beating death of Michael Collins at the Normal General Store. He — along with co

RALEIGH — Richmond County's state senator wants to put North Carolina college professors back in the classroom.
McInnis, R-Richmond, filed a bill Thursday that would require professors to teach at least eight classes during each academic year to ensure that students in the state's public universities are not primarily taught by student assis

McInnis: Profs should be teachers first

RALEIGH — Richmond County's state senator wants to put North Carolina college professors back in the classroom. McInnis, R-Richmond, filed a bill Thursday that would require professors to teach at least eight classes during each academic year to ensure that students in the state's public universities are not primarily taught by student assis

The announcement of Paul Hoggard taking the head football coaching position at John A. Holmes in Edenton was a bit of a shock at first, but then again, it shouldn't have been too surprising.
During his eight years on the sideline as the head coach at Richmond Senior, Hoggard compiled a solid 89-19-1 record and won the school's seventh state champi

Patience could be the call for next Raider coach

The announcement of Paul Hoggard taking the head football coaching position at John A. Holmes in Edenton was a bit of a shock at first, but then again, it shouldn't have been too surprising. During his eight years on the sideline as the head coach at Richmond Senior, Hoggard compiled a solid 89-19-1 record and won the school's seventh state champi

Every now and the, something happens to remind us that we, as a nation, need to face our history, confronting the difficulties we have to fulfilling America's promise of true equality and justice for all.
The most recent reminder of our country's horrific past and history of violence, mainly targeting black men, was the racist chant by the Univers

Lynching is no laughing matter

Every now and the, something happens to remind us that we, as a nation, need to face our history, confronting the difficulties we have to fulfilling America's promise of true equality and justice for all. The most recent reminder of our country's horrific past and history of violence, mainly targeting black men, was the racist chant by the Univers

Learn how to live healthier at free Wayne Memorial event

“Eat, Move, LiveWell” is the topic of a free event March 31 that will include a healthy cooking demonstration by one of Wayne Memorial Hospital's registered dietitians and a panel discussion featuring local physicians and individuals who have changed their lives with diet and exercise. More than 125 people have already registered to at

The North Carolina Governor's School selected the following two students for the 2015 Summer N.C. Governor's School experience. Karley Thornton will attend Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston Salem in the area of dance and Sydney Simmons will attend Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh in mathematics.

The North Carolina Governor's School selected the following two students for the 2015 Summer N.C. Governor's School experience. Karley Thornton will attend Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston Salem in the area of dance and Sydney Simmons will attend Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh in mathematics.

ROCKINGHAM — The lure to be closer to his parents was too much for Paul Hoggard to resist.
After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Hoggard stepped down Friday to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton.
“Paul in the last year lost his brother and his parents are older,” Richmond at

Hoggard steps down at Richmond

ROCKINGHAM — The lure to be closer to his parents was too much for Paul Hoggard to resist. After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Hoggard stepped down Friday to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton. “Paul in the last year lost his brother and his parents are older,” Richmond at

Last week, we reviewed the start-up process for limited-liability companies. This week, let's focus on the beginning steps for successfully forming a corporation.
A corporation is a business structure that is owned entirely by the shareholders. Shareholders (stockholders) are individuals, companies or other institutions that own at least one share

Incorporating your small business

Last week, we reviewed the start-up process for limited-liability companies. This week, let's focus on the beginning steps for successfully forming a corporation. A corporation is a business structure that is owned entirely by the shareholders. Shareholders (stockholders) are individuals, companies or other institutions that own at least one share

During the March funding cycle, South River Electric Membership Corporation's foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $64,900.50 in grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
Organizations to receive $5,000 grants were: Godwin-Falcon Volunteer Fire Department; Herring Volunteer Fire Department; Sampso

Cooperative Foundation awards over $64,000 in grants

During the March funding cycle, South River Electric Membership Corporation's foundation, the Community Assistance Corporation, or CAC, awarded $64,900.50 in grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Organizations to receive $5,000 grants were: Godwin-Falcon Volunteer Fire Department; Herring Volunteer Fire Department; Sampso

Clinton High School Basketball standout Mikayla Boykin has been invited to participate in trials for the 2015 U16 USA National Team in Colorado Springs, Colorado to be held May 21-25. USA Basketball, the governing body for the sport in the United States, invited 33 girls from across the country to participate in the tryouts for one of 12 spots on t

Boykin prepares for USA Basketball tryout

Clinton High School Basketball standout Mikayla Boykin has been invited to participate in trials for the 2015 U16 USA National Team in Colorado Springs, Colorado to be held May 21-25. USA Basketball, the governing body for the sport in the United States, invited 33 girls from across the country to participate in the tryouts for one of 12 spots on t

When 16-year-old Dee Jordan and her family finally emerged from the floorboards of their damaged car into the darkness, just a few moments had passed, but what had happened in that time and what they saw altered their lives and the lives of many others forever.
In a matter of moments, they experienced what would be deemed the worst tornado to hit

Life altered overnight

When 16-year-old Dee Jordan and her family finally emerged from the floorboards of their damaged car into the darkness, just a few moments had passed, but what had happened in that time and what they saw altered their lives and the lives of many others forever. In a matter of moments, they experienced what would be deemed the worst tornado to hit

ROCKINGHAM — After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Paul Hoggard stepped down today to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton.
Hoggard led Richmond to its seventh state championship in 2008 when it rallied to defeat Jack Britt 38-35.
During his tenure as the head coach with the Raiders, Hogg

Hoggard resigns at Richmond, hired at Holmes

ROCKINGHAM — After eight seasons leading the Richmond Senior football team, Paul Hoggard stepped down today to accept the head coaching position with John A. Holmes in Edenton. Hoggard led Richmond to its seventh state championship in 2008 when it rallied to defeat Jack Britt 38-35. During his tenure as the head coach with the Raiders, Hogg

An autopsy is expected to be conducted today on the body of a 51-year-old female found dead in her home Thursday afternoon. Sampson Sheriff's authorities are treating the incident as a possible homicide but few details have surfaced about the incident and an official cause and time of death is pending the autopsy, to be performed by county Medical

Body found; probe under way

An autopsy is expected to be conducted today on the body of a 51-year-old female found dead in her home Thursday afternoon. Sampson Sheriff's authorities are treating the incident as a possible homicide but few details have surfaced about the incident and an official cause and time of death is pending the autopsy, to be performed by county Medical

With his family present, William B. Sutton Jr. took the oath of office as District Court Judge for the 4th Judicial District, which covers Sampson, Duplin, Onslow and Jones counties. The oath was administered by Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons, District 4A. He was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fulfill a vacancy left by the retirement of

Sutton takes oath

With his family present, William B. Sutton Jr. took the oath of office as District Court Judge for the 4th Judicial District, which covers Sampson, Duplin, Onslow and Jones counties. The oath was administered by Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons, District 4A. He was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fulfill a vacancy left by the retirement of





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