Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:45:00 EST 1800 Missing man found CARTHAGE — Sheriff's deputies located a missing Moore County man within an hour of a statewide Silver Alert being issued. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 01:05:08 EST 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 ‘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 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 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 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 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 Ice-bucket challenge is top online story of 2014 ROCKINGHAM — The rapid spread of a viral video dare across Richmond County was the newspaper's most popular story among online readers in 2014. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:03:08 EST Fugitive captured after 13-day search ROCKINGHAM — Following a nearly two-week manhunt, a federal fugitive wanted on meth charges was captured in a neighboring county this summer. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:28:04 EST Voters swap state senators, reject sales tax hike ROCKINGHAM — A Republican tide swept state Sen. Gene McLaurin out of office and seven in 10 Richmond County voters rejected a quarter-cent sales tax hike for parks and recreation in last month's general election. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:25:04 EST N.C. poet laureate has links to Sandhills RALEIGH — An award-winning writer from Johnston County who will serve as North Carolina's next poet laureate has strong ties to the Sandhills. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:48:09 EST Holiday dance set Saturday at Cole Auditorium The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:41:07 EST Anson County woman wins $200K in N.C. lottery$200K-in-N.C.-lottery RALEIGH — Constance Quick, a resident of Wadesboro in Anson County, is the latest player to win $200,000 playing the $ game. She purchased her lucky $5 ticket at the Anson Mart on East Caswell Street in Wadesboro. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:39:06 EST