After Saturday’s sun and high of 72 degrees, the latest forecast from National Weather Service indicates rain Sunday through at least Wednesday — some of it heavy, which could cause minor flooding in Richmond County.The NWS has issued a Hazard Weather Outlook for central North Carolina, including Richmond County.“Widespread rain will develop Sunday with rain likely to continue into the early part of next week,” according to the forecast. “Rainfall totals to around 1.5 inches may be sufficient to produce some minor flooding of main stem rivers.
By Melonie FlomerStaff WriterToys for Tots is getting a head start on this year’s donation drive by teaming up with Rockingham’s popular Thursday Plaza Jam concert series.The 11th annual Thursday Plaza Jam kicks off its 2014 season on May 1 at Cole Plaza beside Rockingham City Hall with the return of The Tams. The free community concert series takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month from May through October. The c...
Submitted photoKindergarten students at Washington Street School enjoyed a colorful breakfast provided by Joe and Cathey Richardson and Keith Taylor to celebrate National Read Across America Day. The children tasted green eggs and ham and listened to Dr. Seuss stories. In the picture, second-grader Madilyn Martin enjoyed green eggs and ham also prepared by her grandpa, Richmond County Board of Education member Joe Richardson.
Raven Newton is outgoing, carries herself with pride, and beams with hope and happiness. It’s not arrogance, it’s confidence.And she has the talent to back it up.The 10-year-old West Rockingham Elementary School student dreams of singing and dancing on stage. She wants to be a star, and it shows in her bright eyes and winning smile. Music will, inevitably, take her places.First, though, she needs an education — and she knows exactly where she...
Staff reportMelonie Flomer (nee McLaurin) has been hired as a new full-time general assignment reporter for The Richmond County Daily Journal. Her first day of work was Thursday.Flomer, 45, is a native of Rockingham and brings eight years of experience in education, including three years as a technology specialist and the last five as a classroom teacher. She attend Richmond Community College and then transferred to St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. From there, she g...
By Amanda Mossamoss@civitasmedia.comCroghan is giving a life lesson on the importance of canine companionshipThe German Shepherd has been at Boot Sessoms’ side since he was a 7-weeks-old pup. It wasn’t until recently that Croghan, now 15 months old, began to take up training as a service dog. Croghan has since helped change Sessoms’ life.
By Amanda Mossamoss@civitasmedia.comThe Richmond County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments on Tuesday upheld one appeal and approved two conditional use permits.Richmond County resident Scott Waters requested an appeal of a notice of violation for a nuisance problem at a mobile home located on Campbell Road in Hamlet.James Armstrong, county planner, said in an email to The Daily Journal that manufactured homes in the county must be built to Ho...
Matt Harrelson | Richmond County Daily JournalLeft to right, Emma Jean Broady, servant leader, Della Little, Robert Broady and Marlene Thomas of the Intercessory Prayer Group deliver water and Bojangle’s food on Wednesday to the homeless staying in the Economy Motel on South Hancock Street in Rockingham.
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