Incest, sex crime suspect jailed

Incest, sex crime suspect jailed

ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County habitual felon is now facing sex crime charges.Deputies say 39-year-old Larry James Swinnie Jr. had sex with a re...

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  


Local Forest Service officials headed west to fight wildfires

Local Forest Service officials headed west to fight wildfires

With an average of 65 wildfires burning right now in the western United States, forestry personnel from across the country are converging on states su...

August 28th, 2015 |  


No lack of ‘Helping Hands’

No lack of ‘Helping Hands’

By Tom MacCallum | For the Daily Journal There has been no lack of “Helping Hands” in Richmond County for the past eight years of the Backpack ...

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


9/11 memorial walk planned

9/11 memorial walk planned

ROCKINGHAM — Taking the first step 14 years following the nation’s greatest tragedy since Pearl Harbor, first responders from across Richm...

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Notable Neighbor: From user to counselor

Notable Neighbor: From user to counselor

ROCKINGHAM — For alcoholics and drug abusers, a turning point in a life gone rock-bottom can sometimes lead to recovery. For Robert Smith, it led...

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


National NAACP march to pass through Richmond County

National NAACP march to pass through Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — As part of a rally for voting rights, national NAACP leaders will make their way through Richmond County over the weekend on their ...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Son guilty in parents’ deaths

Son guilty in parents’ deaths

ROCKINGHAM — Three and a half years after deputies say he shot his parents to death, an Ellerbe man has pleaded guilty.Clad in an orange jumpsui...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Pastor Richardson goes to Raleigh

Pastor Richardson goes to Raleigh

Contributed photoPastor and Mrs. Gary Richardson of New Life Church are pictured with state Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, in the North Carolina Senate...

August 26th, 2015 |  


Nominees sought for drug prevention awards

Nominees sought for drug prevention awards

ROCKINGHAM — A local nonprofit is looking for input on Richmond County’s top cops.Alcohol and Drug Services is planning to honor law enfor...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Sniffing out a meth lab

Sniffing out a meth lab

ROCKINGHAM — As meth cooks trend toward manufacturing their caustic cocktails using the one-pot, or “shake-and-bake,” method, a lab ...

August 22nd, 2015 |