Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:10:17 EST 1800 GOP sheriff candidate questions decrease in county’s violent crime ROCKINGHAM — A candidate for Richmond County sheriff is questioning statistics on the county's crime rate. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:57:14 EST Deputies: Meth convict caught with precursor ROCKINGHAM — Eight days after her conviction on meth charges, sheriff's deputies say a Richmond County woman was caught with a key ingredient of methamphetamine. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:13 EST Police: Car thief broke into home HAMLET — A defendant accused in a rash of car break-ins has also been charged with forcing his way into a Hamlet home and raiding the fridge. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:10:11 EST Farming, forestry enjoy bright future Every five years, farmers are asked to complete a lengthy USDA Census of Agriculture form, and the most recent data (2012) is spurring new reports of a strong agricultural future for Richmond County. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:08 EST Rec center support builds ROCKINGHAM — Parents and business boosters are working to drum up public support for a local sales tax referendum for parks and recreation on the Nov. 4 ballot. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:36:22 EST Richmond County in top 100 for farming ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is one of the United States' 100 best places to farm, according to a magazine group's analysis of census data from more than 3,000 U.S. counties. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:39:20 EST Historian: Southern belles fought secession in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Eloquent as they were elegant, Civil War-era women of Richmond County took part in impassioned public debates, and many argued against North Carolina seceding from the Union. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:11:10 EST County residents give blood to save lives HAMLET — Richmond County residents rolled up their sleeves to help save lives Monday at First United Methodist Church. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:56:13 EST N.C. Supreme Court justice to speak Wednesday HAMLET — N.C. Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson will be the guest speaker for Richmond Community College's Constitution Day celebration on Wednesday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:20:12 EST Fire displaces family of 6 ROCKINGHAM — A family of six is out of their Richmond County home following a Sunday afternoon fire. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:10:13 EST Police: ‘Gang activity’ to blame for shootings LAURINBURG — A man was wounded and two houses struck during shootings over the weekend that Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams called a result of “escalating gang activity” throughout the city. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:33:16 EST 2 arrested in fights at Richmond Senior High ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond Senior High School students face criminal charges in two separate fights reported at the school on Friday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:13 EST College to offer free GED practice tests HAMLET — Individuals who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity from Sept. 22 – Oct. 3 to see if they possess the knowledge to obtain a GED. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST ‘Talladega Nights’ car on display at state museum RALEIGH — The stock car seen zooming around Rockingham Speedway in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” will be on display at the North Carolina Museum of History this fall. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:11:10 EST Arts, crafts fair seeks vendors WADESBORO — The Anson County Arts Council is seeking vendors for its fourth annual Christmas in November Art and Crafts sale on Saturday, Nov. 15. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:25:10 EST St. Andrews Writers’ Forum plans open-mic night LAURINBURG — The Writers' Forum at St. Andrews University will hold the first open mic of the semester Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:21:09 EST AG Cooper asks FCC to allow robocall-blocking RALEIGH — Technology is available to help block annoying robocalls and telephone companies should be using it, Attorney General Roy Cooper said this week. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:08:14 EST Carrying his cross: Ex-addict now an evangelist HAMLET — Gregory Locklear, a rising star at Outreach for Jesus Church in Hamlet, was just named as a staff pastor — but there was a time when church leaders had to ban Locklear from their community. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:25:10 EST Man accused of sexual battery HAMLET — A man accused of holding his neighbor down on a bed and taking his clothes off is facing assault and sexual battery charges. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:43:18 EST Victims’ advocates weigh in on Ray Rice scandal ROCKINGHAM — While NFL officials and sportscasters bicker over the Ray Rice elevator beating scandal, Amanda McKenzie says the issue of violence against women is larger than pro football. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:32:07 EST