Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:49 EST 1800 Flurry of N.C. bills filed RALEIGH — State lawmakers gathered in their respective chambers Wednesday to kick off the first day of the 2015 legislative session. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:16:51 EST Chamber to recognize McLaurin, McQueen HAMLET — The Cole Auditorium will turn into Bourbon Street Thursday night when the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce presents its 32nd annual meeting and recognition night with a Mardi Gras theme at 6:30 p.m. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:01:52 EST Enrichment pageant seeks contestants HAMLET — Richmond County Enrichment Corp. will be hosting its first-ever Enrichment Pageant from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on March 14 at Richmond Community College's Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:52 EST Jones on Main brings soul food to downtown Hamlet HAMLET — Jones on Main opens Feb. 19 in the building formerly known as Cafe on Main, and while the restaurant has a brand new name, customers of Rockingham's Country Kitchen will be delighted to find Yvette Jones' delicious soul food... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:16:52 EST School choice in spotlight ROCKINGHAM — This week, Richmond County public and private education leaders and homeschooling families joined schools across the state and nation in a yearly forum known as School Choice Week. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:56:51 EST Temple Christian names honor-roll students Members of Temple Christian School's elementary A/B honor roll are, front row, left to right, Solomon Scott, Chance Singletary, Reagan Brigman, Kennedy Hargrove, Opal Webb, Harley Locklear, Logan Iacovone and Erin Fields. Back row, left to... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:51 EST ‘Frozen’ helps kids learn computer code ROCKINGHAM — It didn't take long for Washington Street School fifth-graders to catch on as they learned to navigate the character of Elsa from Disney's “Frozen” in a special presentation called “An Hour of... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:52 EST RCC dean Bill Council retires HAMLET — Bill Council, Richmond Community College's dean of institutional effectiveness and accountability, will be calling it a career at the end of January after 12 years at the college. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:06:51 EST Coleman graduates from UNC-Charlotte Danny Ray Coleman, 51, of Hamlet, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in December 2014. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:26:51 EST 4-H to develop tractor club The tractor — a longtime emblem of human advancement and agriculture — will be the project concentration for the development of the newest 4-H club in Richmond County. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:51 EST Past projects didn’t pan out ROCKINGHAM — The plan to purchase Rockingham Speedway to convert it into a veterans' facility isn't the New York-based group Vets-Help's first attempt to provide jobs and assistance. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:01:51 EST Correcting 4 common exercise myths We are bombarded by misinformation about exercise and nutrition these days. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:36:51 EST Physician assistant to join FirstHealth neurosurgery team PINEHURST — A physician assistant with a background in sports medicine and athletic training will join FirstHealth Neurosurgery in March. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26:52 EST Reps. Goodman, Pierce named committee vice chairs RALEIGH — Richmond County's state representatives have each been appointed to leadership roles in two North Carolina House committees. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:06:51 EST Local ‘Idol’ Karla Davis goes to Hollywood Some area residents may have noticed a familiar face on a recent episode of “American Idol.” Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:36:51 EST Construction worker wins $100K lotto prize$100K-lotto-prize RALEIGH — Kal Jackson, a construction worker from Darlington, South Carolina, plans to save the $100,000 prize he won playing the $1 Million Jackpot game to help buy a house. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:26:50 EST Leading from the center: Moderate Dems unite for party’s future ROCKINGHAM — State Rep. Ken Goodman will lead a dozen moderate Democrats in a new legislative caucus to push for pro-business policies and woo independent voters in swing districts. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:31:52 EST ‘Super Bowl’ fundraiser benefits the arts ROCKINGHAM — More than 111 people turned out at Strikers Bowling Alley Monday evening for Arts Richmond's 'Super Bowl for the Arts' fundraiser, an event coordinated by Dennis Quick. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:16:51 EST Teen recovering from pedestrian crash with SUV ROCKINGHAM — A 14-year-old boy is recovering at home after being hit by an SUV while crossing the street last week. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:26:51 EST Patrons pack theatre for ‘Bridesmaid’ ROCKINGHAM — Opening night for Richmond Community Theatre's “Always a Bridesmaid” was a slow one with less than half the seats filled, but director Shelly Walker said Sunday afternoon's turnout more than made up for... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:01:51 EST