Jordan named Regional Principal of the Year On Feb. 15, students and teachers gathered in the auditorium at Mineral Springs Elementary School to surprise their principal, Wendy Kelly Jordan, of her selection as the 2013 Wells Fargo Sandhills/South Central Regional Principal of the Year. Jordan walked into a room filled with people cheering for her as she received a letter informing her of the distinct honor she had been given.
Jordan was selected as Principal of the Year for Richmond...
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office - complaints for Feb. 26, 2013 Recent incident reports from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office include:
• Domestic dispute and possession of a firearm by a felon were reported on Feb. 21 at a residence on Charles Street in Hamlet.
• Damage to personal property was reported on Feb. 21 at a location on U.S. 1 South.
• Assault was reported on Feb. 21 at a location on Mill Road.
• Larceny was reported on Feb. 21 at a residence on Lake Road.
• Larceny was reported o...
Discovery Place KIDS - Rockingham opens An interactive learning museum for children opens up in downtown Rockingham.
For the first time, children from the greater Sandhills region are coming to downtown to learn and play on brand new high-tech exhibits. Smiles and laughter filled what was the Old McKenzie Furniture building that stood empty and silent for years.
A hustle and bustle greeted Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham staff on their first day, which they said was exciting, des...
Barbecue sale The Richmond Thunder Softball team will hold its fourth annual barbecue sale on March 1 at the Browder Park at 1311 Rockingham Road, Rockingham.
The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. until the barbecue is sold out. Barbecue plates can be delivered but five or more must be purchased for deliveries.
A barbecue plate is $7 and will be either barbecue pork or barbecue chicken. The plate will include coleslaw, baked beans and a roll.
Rockingham welcomes Discovery Place KIDS The brand new interactive children’s learning museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham, opened Saturday at 233 E. Washington St. in downtown Rockingham. The facility offers exhibits where children from all over the region can learn, play, explore and build on skills.
Hutchinson joins RCC Board of Trustees John Hutchinson of Rockingham has been named, by the Richmond County Board of Commissioners, to the board of trustees at Richmond Community College in Hamlet.
He is a Senior Vice President/Investment Officer with the Hutchinson and Vaughn Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, L.L.C. in Rockingham.
A graduate of Davidson College, Hutchinson earned his master’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and his juris d...
The missionary and the cure How Vancomycin was discovered and now used in healing wounds The following article was submitted by Alan Coulson, M.D., a panel physician at the Sandhills Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine in Hamlet. He is board certified in hyperbaric medicine and a certified wound care specialist.
The year was 1950 and a young missionary, Reverend William Bouw, his wife and three-year-old daughter, set sail from Los Angeles to cross the Pacific Ocean to the distant island of Borneo.
Bouw was dete...
Get ready, get set … play! The greater Sandhills region’s children will now be able to visit and benefit from Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham.
The brand new interactive children’s learning museum, located at 233 E. Washington St. in downtown Rockingham, will offer exhibits where children from all over the region can learn, play, explore and build on skills.
Discovery Place KIDS–Rockingham grand opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a rib...
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Volunteer firefighters take RCC’s LP Gas Emergency Course Imagine facing a wall of flames three stories high with just the spray from a fire hose. It takes courage and training to safely fight fires. Monday night, firefighters from Northside, Ellerbe, Mt. Creek, and Cordova Fire Departments participated in a LP Gas Emergencies course offered by Richmond Community College, to learn how to approach and extinguish this type of fire. The course was free to active volunteers.
David Laviner, with Advanc...
Rockingham wants your input John Charles Robbins
Daily Journal Editor
… And the survey says!
City officials in Rockingham continue to encourage citizen participation in a survey that will ultimately guide the course of the city — its blueprint for the future.
As part of the city’s update of its long range land use plan, officials are seeking the opinions and ideas of city residents through a written survey.
The plan, “Shaping Our Future: 2012,” was adopted in ...
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Rockingham man arrested The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office recently made the following arrest:
Cleveland Beauford Gainey, 50, of 7th Ave. Aleo, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with selling prescription medication on three different occasions. Gainey was placed under a $2,000 secured bond.
Arrest reports published in the Richmond County Daily Journal are copied from local law enforcement records. Reports include both arrests and criminal summons such as ci...
Siblings union, a long time coming Five siblings were united for the first time in 29 years Thursday in Dobbins Heights, after a year-long search and nearly a lifetime of unanswered questions.
Former school teacher, Elizabeth Johnson of Melbourne, Fla., decided to begin a search to find out about her birth mother about a year ago. She always knew she was adopted.
Sometime in the mid-1980s, Elizabeth was left along with two other siblings, Constance and John, at a police st...
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Meth bill passes State House House Bill 29, short titled Methamphetamine/Offense/Penalties, passed the State House on Wednesday and moved on to be heard in the Senate on Thursday.
The bill would make it a felony for any convicted meth cook to possess products containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient needed to make methamphetamine.
State Attorney General Roy Cooper, who supports the bill, said criminals who make meth could face more jail time and be banned from ...
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Registration for Senior Games approaches Registration for the Senior Games of Richmond County is Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Hamlet Senior Center. Registration continues until 5 p.m. on March 25. There is a registration fee of $11.
The local games will begin on April 15 and end on May 2.
The Senior Games of Richmond County gives seniors a chance to showcase their skills in competitions such as arts and crafts, sports and many other categories.
The seniors participate in games suc...
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Legal Aid Intake Day approaches Legal Aid of North Carolina will be holding a local Legal Aid Intake Day next week.
From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Ellerbe Town Hall, 108 West Page St., Ellerbe, will be holding Legal Aid Intake Day. Cases accepted are housing evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence, unemployment, Medicaid disability denials and other public benefits denials, testamentary wills, power of attorney, health care power of attorney, and l...
Health Insurance Smart NC awarded for helping people find coverage State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced on Thursday that Health Insurance Smart NC is the winner of Inclusive Health’s 2012 John Friesen Award for a consumer advocacy organization.
Smart NC, a consumer assistance program of the Department of Insurance, was recognized for its outstanding work in helping North Carolinians find affordable health insurance through Inclusive Health, the health insurance risk pool in North Carolina, ...
‘Anne of Green Gables’ to be staged The cast of Encore! Theatre’s latest production is currently preparing to bring the story of “Anne of Green Gables” to the stage in Laurinburg.
They will perform Peter Delaurier’s adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s 1908 novel, the story of an orphan girl adopted by a single man and his spinster sister on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. The cast, directed by Gary Gallman, is rehearsing thrice weekly, with Rachel Gallman playing the lead role of ...
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