Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:19:51 EST 1800 Body found in Aberdeen Creek; autopsy set Monday;-autopsy-set-Monday ABERDEEN — A Monday autopsy will help authorities identify the body of a woman found Friday in Aberdeen Creek and determine what caused her death. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:15:07 EST Raiders tame Mustangs SOUTHERN PINES — It took a little time for Richmond Senior to get going after a week off.Just as it did in winning the Robeson County Shootout last week, the Raiders fell behind early before mounting a comeback. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:03:05 EST ‘Beauty is God’s handwriting’ “…and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:08:12 EST Garage, impounded cars catch fire ROCKINGHAM — Four cars and the side of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office impound garage caught fire Friday when a trash fire spread from a nearby resident's yard. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:04:09 EST Nichols helps Wolfpack to bowl win Staff reportST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Former Richmond Senior football standout Dakwa Nichols helped North Carolina State win its bowl game against Central Florida Friday night. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:23:07 EST Raiders ready to return ROCKINGHAM — The only bad thing about Richmond Senior winning the Robeson County Shootout was having to wait a week to get back onto the court. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:31:08 EST Photos of the Year From festive parades to Friday night football to fires, wrecks and other emergencies, the Daily Journal works to document Richmond County's news in photographs as well as words. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:19:14 EST A wasted season for the NFC South teams Let's be honest — no one from the NFC South deserves a spot in the playoffs. But because the division has to have a representative, it will be either Atlanta or Carolina. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:01:04 EST New Year’s Eve gala to fund Kiwanis scholarships ROCKINGHAM — Those who are looking for something to do on New Year's Eve and give to charity at the same time can attend the fourth annual Kiwanis Club's New Year's Eve Gala. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:14:11 EST Marriage for all: Ruling clears way for local couples to wed ROCKINGHAM — Same-sex couples throughout North Carolina won the right to marry in early October, and a Richmond County pair wasted no time in tying the knot. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:18:16 EST Murder convict maintains innocence ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man sentenced to life in prison as a teenager could have his conviction overturned. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:54:16 EST What’s happening at Richmond County’s churches? The deadline for all church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Items may be dropped off at our office at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or sent to us via email to, with the subject line of Church News. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:31:19 EST LETTER: Haughtiness undercuts economic argument To the editor: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:28:29 EST Legal Corner: How to stop identity theft in its tracks Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed how consumers can protect themselves from theft, fraud and scams. Now let's discuss identity theft and fraud and what options you may have if you unfortunately become a victim. In addition to consumer... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:34:09 EST Man convicted in train crash death RALEIGH — A Laurinburg man was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Wake County earlier this month in the death of his girlfriend. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:58:09 EST Teacher shortage looms It might not be a surprise given the decisions made by the General Assembly in the four years, but North Carolina faces a teacher shortage in the not too distant future and lawmakers keep doing things to make the problem worse. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:26:07 EST Echoes of past speak through cemetery As I sit here today and put my thoughts and feelings to pen and paper, I am haunted by the past and somewhat saddened. But I know the one I write about would not want this. It's not my past, but the far, far-away past of another. To some, my... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:21:08 EST RCC names top achievers HAMLET — Richmond Community College on Friday released the President's List and Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:49:13 EST Sandhills Farm School comes to Rockingham ROCKINGHAM — N.C. Cooperative Extension agents will offer an introductory course in farming to residents in the Sandhills region beginning in February. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:40:11 EST Veteran takes honor flight to D.C. WADESBORO — An honor flight for military veterans recently whisked local pharmacist William C. Bias to the nation's capital to tour war memorials and the Arlington National Cemetery. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:40:09 EST