Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:58:43 EST 1800 Lawmen capture federal fugitive after 2-week manhunt ROCKINGHAM — A man wanted on federal meth lab charges has been captured after a 13-day manhunt. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police: Stopping speeders saves lives ROCKINGHAM — At least four downtown drivers were caught speeding in a one-hour span Wednesday, and police say the traffic stops are part of an ongoing campaign to reduce crashes in the city limits. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC offers gift certificates for non-credit courses HAMLET — Skills training can be difficult to fit into some Richmond County residents' budget, but now it can fit in their Christmas stockings. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Area agencies join military training exercise LAUREL HILL — Those gathered on a playground or front porch near the Laurel Hill Community Center on Wednesday morning were privy to an odd sight — the arrival of two unmarked vans carrying a mix of uniformed soldiers and a somewhat motley... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Richmond County farm committee nominations due Aug. 1 ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County farmers and ranchers have about a week to nominate themselves or others to serve on local U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency committees. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LETTER: Sales tax hike raises gas bills To the editor: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Study shows athletes succeed in the classroom ROCKINGHAM — The NCAA is doing its best to debunk the stereotype of athletes being labeled as just “dumb jocks.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Davidson edges Rockingham in Pony tourney DAVIDSON — Rockingham Pony coach Jeff Ingram went away from his strategy of playing small ball for one inning. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Our out-of-state voter surge “Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hamlet resignations rattle residents HAMLET — Citing crime and perceived lapses in leadership, residents say they're concerned about their hometown's present path — and its future. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police: Man caught with drugs after Rockingham chase ROCKINGHAM — Police say a man with drugs led them on a car chase and gave a fake name to the officer who caught up with him. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Students wield SWAT shield ROCKINGHAM — Richie Watts is considering a career in law enforcement.That's why the 16-year-old said he signed up for his second year at the Rockingham Police Department's Junior Police Academy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Superheroes’ honing their skills ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community Theatre is in the midst of a superhero takeover as it hosts its two-week Young People's Theatre camp until Aug. 1. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern States to open area store MONROE — Southern States will open a 12,000 square-foot feed and farm supply store next month, the company has announced.The new store on East Roosevelt Boulevard in Monroe is scheduled to open for business on Aug. 29. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man charged with emailing child porn CHERAW, S.C. — A 76-year-old man is accused of emailing child pornography and faces more than a century in prison if convicted, South Carolina's attorney general said. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rockingham woman makes wishes come true ROCKINGHAM — Beatrice Biggs Parker makes wishes come true, but she's no fairy godmother. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Upcoming rule emphasizes academics for athletes ROCKINGHAM — It's like an earthquake in the middle of the ocean.Everyone knows the tsunami is coming, but they are helpless to do anything to combat it. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Leviner gives WCU verbal commitment ROCKINGHAM — Cody Leviner felt like it was “weight off of his shoulders.”What Leviner was referring to was his decision to verbally commit to Western Carolina University to play baseball. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ol’ Charley done found religion Last week, we left ol' Charley Perkins as mad as a setting hen 'cause he thought someone had poisoned his bear. Charley wasn't never much of a religious man anyway, no-sirree. Why, he never would go to Sunday school, church or... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST OUR VIEW: A better Ledbetter Lake “Voluntary tax” sounds like as much of an oxymoron as “dry lake.” But in Richmond County, the first seemingly contradictory phrase could be the solution for the second. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST