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Matt Harrelson

Position: Reporter - Business, community news
E-Mail Address: mharrelson@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-817-2674
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About Matt Harrelson

Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, new businesses, business trends, church news, civic groups, obituaries, towns of Hoffman and Norman

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 21
ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Se

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 21 ROCKINGHAM DOWNTOWN CORP. will meet at noon at the Agricultural Se

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 18
COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 18 COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at Pee Dee United Methodist

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 17
EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is serving a soup, salad a

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 17 EAST ROCKINGHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is serving a soup, salad a

HAMLET — People bounced from booth to booth throughout Cole Auditorium Thursday checking out products from local businesses — some edible, some not. Others were collecting items featuring companies' names and logos to take home.
That's the purpose of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Buy Local Business Expo — to brin

Shops connect with customers at business expo

HAMLET — People bounced from booth to booth throughout Cole Auditorium Thursday checking out products from local businesses — some edible, some not. Others were collecting items featuring companies' names and logos to take home. That's the purpose of the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Buy Local Business Expo — to brin

HAMLET — A healthy mix of students, adult job-seekers and employers looking for help converged on Cole Auditorium Wednesday for Richmond Community College's annual career fair.
The event, which lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is an opportunity to help out students, said Cole Auditorium Director Joey Bennett, and he and his staff looked forwar

Job-seekers, employers mingle

HAMLET — A healthy mix of students, adult job-seekers and employers looking for help converged on Cole Auditorium Wednesday for Richmond Community College's annual career fair. The event, which lasted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is an opportunity to help out students, said Cole Auditorium Director Joey Bennett, and he and his staff looked forwar

ROCKINGHAM — First observed in 1958, National Library Week is a national event sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.
It's a time to celebrate the contributions of the nation's libraries and librarians, says Leath Memorial Library event coordinator Debbie Knight, and to promote library use

'More than just books'

ROCKINGHAM — First observed in 1958, National Library Week is a national event sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It's a time to celebrate the contributions of the nation's libraries and librarians, says Leath Memorial Library event coordinator Debbie Knight, and to promote library use

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 15
McDONALD'S will be honoring community heroes including all police,

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 15 McDONALD'S will be honoring community heroes including all police,

HAMLET — Business owners and managers from around the area will come together for the 10th year in a row during the 2015 Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's annual Buy Local Business Expo from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cole Auditorium.
Chamber President Emily Tucker said the expo gives local businesses an opportunity to advertise and showcas

Local business expo set Thursday

HAMLET — Business owners and managers from around the area will come together for the 10th year in a row during the 2015 Richmond County Chamber of Commerce's annual Buy Local Business Expo from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cole Auditorium. Chamber President Emily Tucker said the expo gives local businesses an opportunity to advertise and showcas

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 14
RICHMOND COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS will meet at 1 p.m. at Pat's Kitche

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 14 RICHMOND COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS will meet at 1 p.m. at Pat's Kitche

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 email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News.
SATURDAYA BETTER DAY MINISTRIES INC. invites the women of the Marlboro County, South Carolina area to the second stop of t

Church Briefs

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 email to mharrelson@civitasmedia.com, with the subject line of Church News. SATURDAYA BETTER DAY MINISTRIES INC. invites the women of the Marlboro County, South Carolina area to the second stop of t

ROCKINGHAM — Opening day for the Rockingham Farmers' Market is coming up on April 25, and according to Susan Kelly of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office, there are some new changes coming as well.
“The Rockingham Farmers' Market is a producer-only market, ensuring the freshest produce and plants, eggs, honey and other food

New location, new vendors for farmers' market

ROCKINGHAM — Opening day for the Rockingham Farmers' Market is coming up on April 25, and according to Susan Kelly of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office, there are some new changes coming as well. “The Rockingham Farmers' Market is a producer-only market, ensuring the freshest produce and plants, eggs, honey and other food

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 10
OLD-FASHIONED DAY/FUNDRAISER from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Directi

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 10 OLD-FASHIONED DAY/FUNDRAISER from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Directi

ROCKINGHAM — Owners Tammy and Thirun Dawkins of 4T's Diner operate the best restaurant in Richmond County, according to a popular website that critiques Southern cuisine.
The Rockingham restaurant, located at 2086 Old Aberdeen Road, was named the county's best eatery by Charleston Food Bloggers earlier this week.
The honor was part of the f

Critics choose 4T's Diner as county's best

ROCKINGHAM — Owners Tammy and Thirun Dawkins of 4T's Diner operate the best restaurant in Richmond County, according to a popular website that critiques Southern cuisine. The Rockingham restaurant, located at 2086 Old Aberdeen Road, was named the county's best eatery by Charleston Food Bloggers earlier this week. The honor was part of the f

ROCKINGHAM —A photography and digital medium art show is set to open Monday at the Leath Memorial Library's Calvin Little Exhibit Room. The display will be open through June 5.
A reception to open the exhibit and allow residents to meet and greet with local artists will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the library located at 412 E. Frank

Pictures worth a thousand words

ROCKINGHAM —A photography and digital medium art show is set to open Monday at the Leath Memorial Library's Calvin Little Exhibit Room. The display will be open through June 5. A reception to open the exhibit and allow residents to meet and greet with local artists will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the library located at 412 E. Frank

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 9
THURSDAY PAINT-IN GROUP will be hosting a showing of the movie on t

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 9 THURSDAY PAINT-IN GROUP will be hosting a showing of the movie on t

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce will do things a little differently this month as its members join business leaders from Anson, Scotland and Moore counties for April's Business After-Hours event held at the Rockingham Dragway.
The event, which will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be held at the dragstri

Start your networking engines

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce will do things a little differently this month as its members join business leaders from Anson, Scotland and Moore counties for April's Business After-Hours event held at the Rockingham Dragway. The event, which will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, will be held at the dragstri

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 4
COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church,

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 4 COUNTRY BREAKFAST from 7 to 10 a.m. at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church,

ROCKINGHAM — Sealed Air Corp. has sold its Richmond County manufacturing plant to Chicago-based Novipax, the companies announced this week.
Novipax is a new company formed by Atlas Holdings of Greenwich, Connecticut, with the acquisition of Sealed Air's facilities in Rockingham, Indianapolis, Paxinos, Pennsylvania, Reading, Pennsylvania and

Sealed Air sells its Rockingham production plant

ROCKINGHAM — Sealed Air Corp. has sold its Richmond County manufacturing plant to Chicago-based Novipax, the companies announced this week. Novipax is a new company formed by Atlas Holdings of Greenwich, Connecticut, with the acquisition of Sealed Air's facilities in Rockingham, Indianapolis, Paxinos, Pennsylvania, Reading, Pennsylvania and

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal
The Rev. Tommy Legrand, of Prayer and Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Hamlet, continues his Easter street crusade throughout Richmond County. Legrand has visited Hamlet, Rockingham, Dobbins Heights and Ellerbe over the past week holding services off the back of a flatbed truck. Said Legrand, “I wanted t

Preaching in the streets

Matt Harrelson | Daily Journal The Rev. Tommy Legrand, of Prayer and Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Hamlet, continues his Easter street crusade throughout Richmond County. Legrand has visited Hamlet, Rockingham, Dobbins Heights and Ellerbe over the past week holding services off the back of a flatbed truck. Said Legrand, “I wanted t

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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
April 3
RICHMOND COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES are closed for the Good Friday E

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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 mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. April 3 RICHMOND COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES are closed for the Good Friday E





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