Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:09:18 EST 1800 Wheelchair access questioned ROCKINGHAM — Haywood Morrison Jr. said he missed a former classmate's funeral because Providence Missionary Baptist Church isn't wheelchair-accessible. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:26:06 EST ‘The Sandra Bullock of county government’ retires ROCKINGHAM — As Labor Day weekend begins, Terry Richardson's career with Richmond County comes to an end. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:57:09 EST New fire chief at home in Rockingham ROCKINGHAM — A week after starting work as fire chief, Harold Isler Jr. made it official by taking his oath of office Friday afternoon. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:13 EST Overdose rescue kits available Sunday Those addicted to prescription painkillers and their loved ones can take home overdose rescue kits with potentially lifesaving medication at Sunday awareness events planned in Fayetteville, Greensboro and Franklin. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:03:10 EST Indie-rockers The Sammies come home to Anson County WADESBORO — Some people hear voices in their head. The Sammies hear music. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:46:15 EST FirstHealth oncologist helps lead ovarian cancer fight PINEHURST — This year, about 21,980 women will learn they have ovarian cancer. If they are diagnosed at an early stage, when the disease is still localized, about 94 percent of them will still be alive after five years. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:28:16 EST College to offer personal trainer course LAURINBURG — Fitness buffs who make the gym their second home can help others achieve their fitness goals as personal trainers through a new Richmond Community College course. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:17:11 EST Richmond Senior grad earns Perdue scholarship ROCKINGHAM — Mercedes Quick, daughter Ron and Terry Whittington of Rockingham, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, according to a release from the company. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:09:12 EST Theft a constant crime in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Theft is among the most common crimes plaguing Richmond County, police reports and court records show. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:04:22 EST Richmond County workers share Labor Day plans ROCKINGHAM — As people throughout the United States embark on Labor Day weekend, a few local workers shared their plans for the holiday and what Labor Day means to them. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:03:16 EST Vouchers not about helping poor kids After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy, unaccountable private-school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:59:12 EST Hagan, Tillis enter homestretch RALEIGH — Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for re-election for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, outgoing speaker of the North Carolina House, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:57:10 EST Local museums offering free admission HAMLET — Richmond County's historic railroad depot museum will offer free admission on Sept. 27, joining more than 1,500 museums across the country in a Smithsonian cultural education initiative. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:56:11 EST Market offers farm-fresh food Customers converged at the Rockingham Downtown Farmers Market Wednesday to sort through the selection of farm-fresh produce from local vendors. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:09:12 EST State predicts increased traffic for local cities HAMLET — Roads in Richmond County's two cities could have to accommodate heavier traffic by the year 2040, local leaders learned Thursday. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:07:16 EST Renewing an old rivalry ROCKINGHAM — Both coaches like the other team's athleticism and the ability to fly to the football.But only one is going to be able to walk off the field at Doug Shaw Stadium with a smile on their face. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:56:13 EST Raiders fall in season opener ROCKINGHAM — The initial match of the season and first under new coach Allie Goodman didn't end the way the Richmond Senior supporters wanted. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:33:17 EST County Democrats seek boost in participation ROCKINGHAM — Wanted: More white Democrats involved in their local party, more African-American candidates for office and more young Democrats of all races. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:07:15 EST Different strokes: Artists’ guild forms in Rockingham ROCKINGHAM — Brenda Diggs dips her thin paintbrush into a mixed-color swatch of light green, the hue to brush blades of grass. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:05:14 EST Troopers on guard for Labor Day driving dangers ROCKINGHAM — Labor Day weekend, the end-of-summer holiday, is fast approaching and local law enforcement is reminding motorists to slow down. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:04:10 EST