Community Health Assessment to be conducted The Richmond County Health Department is preparing to conduct the 2013 Richmond County Community Health Assessment.
A key component of the assessment is a community health opinion survey. From May 9 until May 11 the Public Health staff, along with student volunteers from Richmond Community College, and other Richmond County health professionals, will conduct door-to-door surveys throughout the county to get citizens’ thoughts on the most pr...
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The first Keep America Beautiful Contest ended at East Rockingham Elementary School on Friday, April 26, with numerous fourth graders taking home various cash prizes.
The event was sponsored by East Rockingham and the Richmond County Keep America Beautiful Club and included a speech from Brenda Ewadinger, executive director for Keep NC Beautiful, and presentations from Jackie McAuley, adminis...
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National Day of Prayer goes strong for 20th year The National Day of Prayer will be held May 2 on the Richmond County Courthouse steps in Rockingham, and will celebrate its 20th year.
The National Day of Prayer Committee Chairperson Cathy Wilson said she and Sherrill Jackson began the Day of Prayer in Richmond County in 1993, and feel blessed to have been able to continue the event for so long. Last year the committee installed a billboard on Highway U.S. 1 that calls on people to be prou...
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office - complaints for April 30, 2013 Recent incident reports from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office include:
• Larceny of motor fuel was reported on April 24 at a location on Main Street in Ellerbe.
• Structure fire was reported on April 25 at a residence on High Street in Ellerbe.
• Forgery and uttering was reported on April 25 at a residence on Harrington Road.
• Damage to property and trespassing were reported on April 25 at a location on U.S. 1 North in Hoffman.
Pierce comes to hear concerns from residents State Representative Garland Pierce, for the 48th District, and Judykay Jefferson, director of community and constituent service for North Carolina, are coming to the area to hear concerns from residents on Monday, May 6.
They will be in the Town of Red Springs at 10 a.m., in the Community Building located at 122 Cross St., Red Springs, and at Richmond Community College at 1 p.m., located at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.
The two will discu...
Raider talks success with youths Contributed photo
Senior Tyrone Crowder, a football player for the Richmond Raiders, spoke with a room full of students at Big Pine Retreat in Hamlet on Friday, April 26. Crowder talked about his path to success, as well as the importance of maintaining good grades, good behavior and knowing how to face challenges in a positive way. “For me, there are people in the stands — teachers, families, my coaches — and I’ve got to be a good example ...
FirstHealth to recognize its first DAISY nurse Special to the Daily Journal
A family hoping to memorialize a young life claimed by an autoimmune disease decided the best way to do that would involve a nurse recognition program.
And so the DAISY Awards came to be.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is now a hospital partner in the DAISY program and will recognize its first DAISY Awards nurse in May.
“DAISY Award honorees personify FirstHealth’s extraordinary patient experience,” said Dea...
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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office - arrests for April 30, 2013 The following arrests were recently made by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office:
• Clyde Wayne Butler Jr., 26, of Meacheam Road, Wadesboro, was arrested and charged with first degree kidnapping, assault on a female and larceny of a motor vehicle, according to the arrest report. Butler was charged with assaulting the female and not allowing her to leave, lawmen said. After the incident, Butler allegedly took a vehicle. He was placed in Rich...
Summer Day Camp program to begin registration The City of Rockingham Parks and Recreation will begin accepting registration for the 2013 Summer Day Camp Program Wednesday, May 1.
The camp will start Monday, June 1 and conclude on Friday, Aug. 9. Cost will be $65 per week with an additional $6 for the first week only for insurance. The camp will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To register or for further information call 895-6810. A deposit is required at the time ...
Legal Aid Intake Day approaches Legal Aid of North Carolina will be holding a local Legal Aid Intake Day on Wednesday, May 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Dobbins Heights Town Hall, 172 Earle Franklin Road, Hamlet.
Cases accepted are housing evictions, foreclosures, landlord issues, consumer issues, domestic violence, unemployment, Medicaid disability denials and other public benefits denials, testamentary wills, power of attorney, health care power of attorney and living will...