Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:08:28 EST 1800 Special Response Team raids room for wanted man ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team raided a room at the Budgetel Inn around 8:30 Friday morning to arrest a man wanted in Charlotte. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:18:19 EST Troopers stress bus safety HAMLET — State troopers will have a visible presence Monday as students return to class across Richmond County, and 1st Sgt. A.K. Dietrich wants drivers to keep traffic safety laws for school buses and school zones in mind. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:18:15 EST ‘Warrior cops’ or community policing? Armored vehicles roll down the street as men with assault rifles — wearing flak vests and helmets — stand nearby.The air is filled with clouds of smoke as canisters of gas are fired all around. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:53:06 EST Richmond County courted Cascades project for 2 years ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County officials say Cascades Tissue Group's decision to shift paper converting operations to neighboring Scotland County followed a prolonged recruitment effort to keep the 50-plus jobs here Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:17:09 EST Free legal clinic on wills, advance directives ELLERBE — A will is one of the most important documents anyone should have ready, but many adults have never taken steps toward making their last will and testament. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:55:07 EST Imaging center reopens at Richmond Memorial ROCKINGHAM — Health care, government and business leaders gathered Monday to mark the opening of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital's newly renovated imaging center. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:57:14 EST Schools name top teacher, principal HAMLET – There was an air of anticipation at the Cole Auditorium as more than 600 teachers gathered Thursday for the 2014 Richmond County Schools Convocation. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:51:14 EST 2-year project sought to bring Cascades expansion to Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Before Cascades Tissue Group announced a Scotland County expansion and the transfer of 50 to 60 Rockingham jobs, local leaders spent roughly two years trying to keep all regional Cascades operations in Richmond... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:34:09 EST State, students salute retired teacher ROCKINGHAM —Betty Yount was “still in shock” a day after receiving the state's most prestigious service award, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:13 EST Coal ash cleanup bill passes ROCKINGHAM — A bill addressing the coal ash controversy following a spill into the Dan River earlier this year is on its way to the governor's desk. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:06:08 EST Uniform shop sells approved school fashions HAMLET — For 12 years, Richmond County Schools' uniform dress code has sent parents and students to Teresa Hatcher's store. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:21:09 EST Police: Men had meth in stolen truck ROCKINGHAM — Police say they caught two men with meth and meth ingredients in a stolen pickup truck. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:44:09 EST Richmond CC expands Scotland partnership HAMLET — As students are returning to school this fall, Richmond Community College and Scotland County Schools celebrated an expanded partnership between the two institutions that paves the way for more students to take advantage of free college... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:10:20 EST DSS director coming home to Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Robbie Hall will leave his job as Scotland County's social services director this week to return to Richmond County, where he will lead the social services agency in his hometown. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:09:07 EST New eatery to hire 10 ROCKINGHAM — Roughly six months before it serves its first sandwich, The Villager Deli is hiring. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:11 EST Mini-library promotes love of reading ROCKINGHAM — Dale and Susan Furr are the stewards of Richmond County's first Little Free Library, but they say the book box is really a testament to the man who built it — and the dad who inspired him. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:38:14 EST Group recognizes Commissioner Thad Ussery Richmond County Commissioner Thad Ussery was honored during the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners' 107th annual conference, which was held Aug. 14-17 in Buncombe County. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:02:12 EST Nonprofit to recognize drug prevention leader ROCKINGHAM — A nonprofit alcohol and drug counseling center wants to recognize an individual who has worked to prevent drug abuse in Richmond, Anson, Hoke and Moore counties. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:48:12 EST College offers plumbing certification course HAMLET — When people need plumbers, they usually need them urgently and are willing to pay the price for the work to be done. This dependency on the modern convenience of running water makes for excellent wages and job security in the plumbing... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:33:21 EST Police: Man stole school supplies ROCKINGHAM — Police have accused a man of stealing school supplies and nearly causing a wreck with an officer's car. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:13:16 EST