U.S. Senate designates April 18 as ‘National Lineman Appreciation Day’ The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution designating April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Isakson (R-GA) and Bennet (D-CO), moved quickly and included support from Sens. Richard Burr (R) and Kay Hagan (D), of North Carolina. It serves two main purposes — it “recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety” and “supports the designation...
Graves Body Shop celebrates 50 years Louie Graves was 13-years-old 50 years ago when his father started Graves Body Shop in Hamlet.
The shop, now located on Vance Street in downtown Hamlet, was once on Gibson Smith Road.
According to Graves, his father worked at Bennett Chevrolet Buick when it was located where Graves Body Shop is now.
“My dad worked there for 22 years,” said Graves. “Then he quit and opened his own place. He spent 10 years there and we moved up here in 19...
Dawn M. Kurry Richmond County Daily JournalRichmond County Daily Journal
You could win a washer and dryer through Food Lion Food Lion is offering a $1,500 gift card for a washing machine and dryer, as well as a year supply of Home 360 Advanced Cleaning Laundry Detergent, to the grand prize winner of its “Take a Spin” contest this month.
The promotion, which ends April 30, will award 41 participants various prizes for testing Food Lion’s new private brand Home 360 Advanced Cleaning Laundry Detergent.To enter the sweepstakes for the grand prize, Food Lion MVP cust...
Men catch monster fish from river’s depths Jeff Moore and Rodney Honeycutt of Git-R-Done Garage didn’t know they’d catch a massive catfish when they left their shop Thursday morning around 8:30 a.m.
By noon, Moore and Honeycutt were hauling a 78-pound blue catfish onto their boat.
“We caught him on a noodle with shad,” said Honeycutt. “We caught a nice one. It’s the biggest fish I’ve ever caught in my life.”
Honeycutt and Moore have been fishing since they were little boys. They...
Rep. Pierce talks government with residents State Representative Garland Pierce, for the 48th District, gave Richmond County residents updates on Friday about the state budget and other legislative issues.
Pierce said although he can’t solve every problem, he wants people to know he cares. Pierce went over Governor Pat McCrory’s proposed budget and listened to concerns from the citizens about issues such at the Voter ID bill.
Pierce pointed out that although a little more than 54 p...
Laura Edington Richmond County Daily JournalRichmond County Daily Journal
Housing Authority had busy year The Rockingham Housing Authority had a busy year during 2012, as evidenced in the RHA 2012 Annual Report.
The report shows the Housing Authority experienced a 30 percent increase in the number of applications received last year: 259 Public Housing and 110 Housing Choice Voucher applications.
While applications increased, the number of vacancies decreased, the report shows.
Housing Authority Executive Director Chereka Belton-Odom present...
John Charles Robbins Daily Journal EditorRichmond County Daily Journal
Everett earns degree Jerry R. Everett of Rockingham graduated with a Associate of Science Degree in Turfgrass Science and Management from the Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Science on Dec. 22, 2012.
Jerry is currently employed as Assistant Superintendent on course 4 at Pinehurst Resorts in Pinehurst, N.C. He is married to Candace Everett.
Boston police: Bombing suspect is in custody WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. They later wrote, “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.”
Eileen Sullivan and Jay Lindsay Associated PressAssociated Press
Tornado watch in effect The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Richmond County until 9 p.m. Friday.
Other counties included in the watch are: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Robeson, Rowan, Scotland, Stanly, Union, Vance,...
1 of 2 suspects in Boston bombing killed WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.
The suspects were identified by law enforcement officials and a family member as Dzhokhar an...
Eileen Sullivan, Katie Zezima and Meghan Barr Associated PressAssociated Press