We commend you for taking the extra effort Dear Editor,
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you expressing our gratitude and appreciation for your generous support and participation in our Scholarship Golf Tournament. We commend you for taking the extra effort to ensure that the children of our community have a chance to receive higher education.
Through your generous efforts we were able to award $6,000 in assistance to twelve local high school and college stude...
Smart Start not only makes a difference, but also excels Dear Editor,
A study ranking Richmond County one of the state’s unhealthiest counties includes adult obesity, low high school graduation, unemployment and children in poverty as health factors where Richmond fails.
These are areas where Smart Start not only makes a difference, but also excels! Despite yearly cuts in funding, Smart Start programming, implemented through Richmond County Partnership for Children, addresses these issues throu...
With your support Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Hamlet Depot and Museums, I would like to thank you and your staff for the article and the Community Calendar listing of National Train Day.
With your support, we were able to tell the community about National Train Day, attracting around 500 participants!
Your support is truly appreciated.
Miranda Chavis Hamlet Depot and Museums Manager
Clusters of blossoms Dear Editor,
In most places the Dandelion is considered a noxious weed.
Richmond County, however, seems to honor the “weed,” and rightly so. Taraxacum Officinale, as it is technically known, is a beneficial herb used many places as food and medicine.
It is not native to North America having originated in Eurasia 30 million years ago.
In spring in Richmond County, yards, roadsides and fields are aglow with the small yellow blooms.
I do not understand Dear Editor,
My sister and I gave our dog a bath and then took her for a walk on Martin Street.
As we were walking, a dog that appeared to be a German Shepard came viciously barking and jumping at us and our dog. We didn’t know what to do.
We didn’t have our cells because we were using water and left them at home. When we finally made it home I called a number and a lady forwarded me to the animal control but I did not get an answer so ...
Yet you still voted for him Dear Editor,
Now you people knew before the last vote how ignorant this man was. Yet you chose to to re-elect him.
We all saw how this green energy mess failed. It was all about our money in certain people’s pockets because of politics. This man has never operated so much as a snow-ball stand.
Why do you think you have been paying such a high price for everything that is moved by transportation? Why do you wonder why your money goes now...
Imagine a ‘Savior’ being beamed down from a spacecraft Dear Editor,
It seems that in recent years the possibilities for massive disasters in the United States are escalating at an alarming rate.
Nuclear war ignited by North Korea, Iran, or some other nuclear power, terrorists using some of the missing Russian suitcase nuclear bombs, terrorists using chemical warfare, hackers or an Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb taking down our electronic grid system, possible skyrocketing prices of gasoline, the ...
Each year we look forward to this time Dear Editor,
On behalf of the Richmond County Adult Corrections, we would like to take this opportunity to thank several businesses for helping make lunch a success at this year’s Special Olympics at Richmond Senior High School.
Each year as our contribution, we enjoy serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and the fixings to the kids and adults of Special Olympics. This would not have been possible this year without the Food Lions of Rockingham an...
A smiling member of the community Dear Editor,
The obituary column in the Weekender noted that a well-known man in Richmond County died.
Jerry Hilton “Punky” Martin Jr. died at age 41.
Even in his later years confined to a wheelchair, Punky was always a smiling member of the community.
He is best known for traveling around the county raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Many generous people in the county rallied around him to be sure he had a house ...
Voting is a right not a privilege Dear Editor,
The Voter ID bill is simply an anti-Democracy tactic to suppress the God-given Constitutional right to vote in America. Representative Ken Goodman’s vote in favor of this bill is a monumental disappointment to those of us who subscribe to the doctrine of basic fairness.
Voting is a right not a privilege. Flying on a plane or buying a beer may require an ID but that is a privilege and not a right. Our democracy makes us unique...
See what happens Dear Editor,
The most quoted verse of scripture is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.”
Everyone likes to ignore (just 20 verses later) John 3:36, “He that believeth ...
The longer I live I see Dear Editor,
I want to thank Dawn Kurry for writing the featured story of Wade and my yard in the Thursday, April 25, Journal.
I really appreciate all The Daily Journal does as a hometown newspaper, especially for people like Wade and I that don’t have Internet or a computer.
We are of the “old school,” being born during the Depression era. We are grateful for that because we were taught how to appreciate life. Our parents were God fear...
It’s a crying shame Dear Editor,
I read in Saturday’s Weekender about these sorry dead beat dads that refuse to pay child support.
In my opinion, the judicial system should make these men be fixed so they can’t have more children that they’re not going to support anyway.
I grew up in a Godly home with family first. My parents loved me and my sisters and brother. It’s a crying shame that these men take this so lightly about responsibility.
I hope the peop...
To serve and protect Dear Editor,
I want to thank a police officer for a wonderful job he did on April 25, 2013.
He had to stop the busy traffic on Rockingham Road across from the old Winn Dixie, to help a family of geese get safely to the other side of the road. There was a mama, daddy and four tiny little babies.
It was truly a beautiful sight to see the police officer protect this little family.
Thank you Rockingham Police Officer Dustin Johnson.