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ROCKINGHAM — The season didn't get off to the best start for the Richmond Senior boys tennis team.
Union Pines blanked Richmond 9-0 Monday afternoon, but coach Mike James took it all in stride.
“Honestly, we're probably not going to face a better team all year except maybe Pinecrest,” James said. “Pinecrest might be as goo

Raiders ready to vie for title

ROCKINGHAM — The season didn't get off to the best start for the Richmond Senior boys tennis team. Union Pines blanked Richmond 9-0 Monday afternoon, but coach Mike James took it all in stride. “Honestly, we're probably not going to face a better team all year except maybe Pinecrest,” James said. “Pinecrest might be as goo

The county heeded pleas from the Sampson Department of Social Services on Wednesday, approving 14 new full-time employees as well as other staffing and equipment needs to be paid for through state and federal reimbursements.
Not only is the county not expected to pay a dime, the funding left after reimbursements, when accounting for revenues, will

DSS expands staffing

The county heeded pleas from the Sampson Department of Social Services on Wednesday, approving 14 new full-time employees as well as other staffing and equipment needs to be paid for through state and federal reimbursements. Not only is the county not expected to pay a dime, the funding left after reimbursements, when accounting for revenues, will

HAMLET — A man accused of stealing automatic weapons from a sheriff's office car last month is facing new charges in a pair of car break-ins.
Aaron Michael Dohogn, 32, of Rollins Avenue, Hamlet, was identified as the suspect in thefts from cars on Bauersfield Street and Madison Avenue in Hamlet four days after his Feb. 21 arrest in the gun t

Gun theft suspect charged in 2 more car break-ins

HAMLET — A man accused of stealing automatic weapons from a sheriff's office car last month is facing new charges in a pair of car break-ins. Aaron Michael Dohogn, 32, of Rollins Avenue, Hamlet, was identified as the suspect in thefts from cars on Bauersfield Street and Madison Avenue in Hamlet four days after his Feb. 21 arrest in the gun t

HAMLET — High-achieving Richmond Community College students told the school's trustees Tuesday that attending RCC has been a life-changing experience.
Students Christi Miles and George Yandle received the Academic Excellence Award for their academic accomplishments and leadership ability. Each spring semester, students from each community co

RCC board hears from high-achieving students

HAMLET — High-achieving Richmond Community College students told the school's trustees Tuesday that attending RCC has been a life-changing experience. Students Christi Miles and George Yandle received the Academic Excellence Award for their academic accomplishments and leadership ability. Each spring semester, students from each community co

Lakewood softball coach Dave Yarasheski says he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding his 2015 Lady Leopard team. His team posted a 4-14 record last year and lost 3 seniors to graduation. Six players who have previously lettered are back this year.
In addition, the leopard coach expects freshmen Krislyn Bullard and Maelievonn Knowles to

Lakewood softball and baseball eager to start 2015 season

Lakewood softball coach Dave Yarasheski says he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding his 2015 Lady Leopard team. His team posted a 4-14 record last year and lost 3 seniors to graduation. Six players who have previously lettered are back this year. In addition, the leopard coach expects freshmen Krislyn Bullard and Maelievonn Knowles to

Before supermarkets, city had groceries galore

To the editor: First off, let me say that this is not a negative letter; I have no bones to pick with anyone. I am 90 years old and have spent 99 percent of my life in and around Rockingham. Like a lot of older people, I like to remember the past, so here goes: In downtown Rockingham we now have one grocery store; in the late '30s and early '40s,

Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley is cautioning residents about the latest scam to hit the city and possibly beyond, one that involves use of a Police Department telephone number as a way to lure unsuspecting victims into their financial lair.
“If someone gets one of these calls,” Tilley warned, “simply hang up and contact us. Don'

Police chief: Beware of latest scam

Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley is cautioning residents about the latest scam to hit the city and possibly beyond, one that involves use of a Police Department telephone number as a way to lure unsuspecting victims into their financial lair. “If someone gets one of these calls,” Tilley warned, “simply hang up and contact us. Don'

HAMLET — Richmond County Schools 2015 Arts Alive! program will feature gallery tours and a Friday night concert at the Cole Auditorium adjacent to Richmond Community College.
Organizers say Arts Alive!, now in its 14th year, is expected to draw crowds and please audiences just as it has in past years.
The Arts Alive! program was started for

Student arts showcase begins

HAMLET — Richmond County Schools 2015 Arts Alive! program will feature gallery tours and a Friday night concert at the Cole Auditorium adjacent to Richmond Community College. Organizers say Arts Alive!, now in its 14th year, is expected to draw crowds and please audiences just as it has in past years. The Arts Alive! program was started for

If lessons from other states are any indication, get ready for scandals, the wasting of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, dreadful student achievement and maybe even fraud next fall as North Carolina turns over the education of thousands of students to a company with an astoundingly spotty record.
And amazingly, not many people seem too worri

A school scandal in the making

If lessons from other states are any indication, get ready for scandals, the wasting of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, dreadful student achievement and maybe even fraud next fall as North Carolina turns over the education of thousands of students to a company with an astoundingly spotty record. And amazingly, not many people seem too worri

The county is faced with a daunting $3.7 million task to give employees raises, of which well over $1 million in permanent cuts will have to be made in upcoming budgets to ensure the process is carried out in full.
On Wednesday, the Sampson Board of Commissioners heard from a few of its employees during a special session and again discussed some o

Pay plan concerns aired

The county is faced with a daunting $3.7 million task to give employees raises, of which well over $1 million in permanent cuts will have to be made in upcoming budgets to ensure the process is carried out in full. On Wednesday, the Sampson Board of Commissioners heard from a few of its employees during a special session and again discussed some o

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Vulcan Materials Co. completed its United Way campaign with an increase in employee giving by pledging $7,058. Employees and corporate representatives who participated are, front row, Roy Earp, Gene Albert, Robert Callahan, Charles Heatherly and Michelle Parrish, United Way of Richmond County. Back row are Tim Helms, Jerry Scott,

Contributed photo Vulcan Materials Co. completed its United Way campaign with an increase in employee giving by pledging $7,058. Employees and corporate representatives who participated are, front row, Roy Earp, Gene Albert, Robert Callahan, Charles Heatherly and Michelle Parrish, United Way of Richmond County. Back row are Tim Helms, Jerry Scott,

RCC's economic impact tops $100 million

HAMLET — Richmond Community College delivers a solid return on investment, according to a study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International. The study found that the overall impact on the local business community during the 2012-13 analysis year was $104.3 million: the sum of the college's $17.3 million operations budget and the

HAMLET — State Rep. Garland E. Pierce will be hosting “The Women's Voice” luncheon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 in the Cole Auditorium at Richmond Community College, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave.
Pierce, D-Scotland, represents portions of Richmond, Scotland, Robeson and Hoke counties in House District 48. The six-term lawmak

Pierce to host 'Women's Voice' luncheon

HAMLET — State Rep. Garland E. Pierce will be hosting “The Women's Voice” luncheon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 in the Cole Auditorium at Richmond Community College, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. Pierce, D-Scotland, represents portions of Richmond, Scotland, Robeson and Hoke counties in House District 48. The six-term lawmak

ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff's deputies arrested at least seven people on meth charges this week and wrapped up a six-month investigation targeting county meth cooks.
Five Richmond County men were arrested Tuesday.
Richmond County sheriff's deputies, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alco

UPDATE: Richmond County meth busts net 7 arrests

ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff's deputies arrested at least seven people on meth charges this week and wrapped up a six-month investigation targeting county meth cooks. Five Richmond County men were arrested Tuesday. Richmond County sheriff's deputies, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alco

ROCKINGHAM — Five Richmond County men were arrested on meth charges Tuesday following a six-month investigation.
Richmond County sheriff's deputies, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, conducted the sweep, serving two search warrants in Elle

ROCKINGHAM — Five Richmond County men were arrested on meth charges Tuesday following a six-month investigation. Richmond County sheriff's deputies, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, conducted the sweep, serving two search warrants in Elle

Economic, community and government leaders packed into the Ingram Room at the Lockhart-Taylor Center on Wednesday for the second Anson County Economic Development Summit, sponsored by South Piedmont Community College and Duke Energy.
The theme of the event was “Ushering in a New Era,” and many of the speakers touched on just that as th

Anson's second economic summit 'ushers in a new era'

Economic, community and government leaders packed into the Ingram Room at the Lockhart-Taylor Center on Wednesday for the second Anson County Economic Development Summit, sponsored by South Piedmont Community College and Duke Energy. The theme of the event was “Ushering in a New Era,” and many of the speakers touched on just that as th

Obama-bashing reflects poorly on paper, community

To the editor: We are truly disappointed in some of the letters that you allow to run in your paper. A recent one by Mr. Fred Caudle was indeed written in poor taste. I do believe in freedom of speech, but some free speech crosses the line. If we Americans bash our president and show him no respect, people in other countries will not respect him

William R. Toler | Daily Journal
Sheriff's Detective Gary Carter, right, stands with Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. holding his criminal investigator's certificate from the N.C. Justice Academy. Carter makes six of nine investigators who are certified. Capt. Jay Childers said the rest should have their certifications by the end of t

William R. Toler | Daily Journal Sheriff's Detective Gary Carter, right, stands with Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr. holding his criminal investigator's certificate from the N.C. Justice Academy. Carter makes six of nine investigators who are certified. Capt. Jay Childers said the rest should have their certifications by the end of t

ROCKINGHAM — After battling through ice and snow, the Richmond Senior spring sport coaches are having to deal with another weather problem — rain.
Thursday's rain forced officials to postpone the softball game against Jack Britt as well as the boys tennis team's Southeastern Conference opener with Hoke.
Richmond softball coach Wendy W

Rain changes RSHS schedules

ROCKINGHAM — After battling through ice and snow, the Richmond Senior spring sport coaches are having to deal with another weather problem — rain. Thursday's rain forced officials to postpone the softball game against Jack Britt as well as the boys tennis team's Southeastern Conference opener with Hoke. Richmond softball coach Wendy W

Crimewatch

Arrests 3/2 - Robert Arnold Raynor, 47, 306 Ridgeway St., Clinton, simple non-physical assault. No bond; court date March 31. 3/2 - Stacey Ann Hill, 26, 961 Redwood Drive, Asheboro, failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked, failure to reduce speed, driving while impaired. No bond or court date listed. 3/2 - Charlie Phillip H





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