Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:14:24 EST 1800 Education key in state Senate race ROCKINGHAM — Which state Senate candidate is at the head of the class on issues facing North Carolina public schools? Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:58:07 EST What’s going on in Richmond County churches this weekend? 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, 24 Oct 2014 17:03:06 EST Voters to decide on sales tax increase ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County roadsides are dotted with blue signs exclaiming “Vote Yes for Parks and Rec” and “Vote Yes for Jobs and Growth.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:44:06 EST Report reveals details in Hamlet police car crash HAMLET — An Oct. 16 crash involving a tractor-trailer, a marked police cruiser and a passenger car left a damaged Hamlet Police Department car and minor injuries in its wake. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:15:09 EST Group to honor former Hamlet city manager HAMLET — Unity for the Community Richmond County will sponsor its third annual charity and scholarship event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cole Auditorium, 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:29:08 EST Sportscaster Billy Packer to speak at McInnis campaign event ROCKINGHAM — Emmy-winning sportscaster Billy Packer and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson will speak at a campaign event for Republican state Senate candidate Tom McInnis on Tuesday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:16:09 EST On lapel pins and politicians Anyone who's had a decent conversation with me knows my thoughts on government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:10 EST 6 candidates vie for 4 seats on county board ROCKINGHAM —Four seats are up for grabs on the Richmond County Board of Commissioners this year and six candidates are competing for those spots. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:13:16 EST Voter turnout high ROCKINGHAM — A steady stream of voters flowed in and out of the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office Monday for the first day of early voting. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:17:09 EST Libertarian Haugh challenges Hagan, Tillis ROCKINGHAM — Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are set to go head to head in November's midterm elections. But they are not the only contestants in this year's volatile race. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:20 EST Creepy Creek Paddle offers frightful fun ROCKINGHAM — Mari Bennett of LMO Rentals is scaring up a few thrills this weekend at the Roberdel entrance to the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail with an inaugural Creepy Creek Paddle starting Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:18 EST FirstHealth introduces Home Care car fleet PINEHURST — FirstHealth Home Care observed Home Care Month a little early this year (in October instead of November) with the Oct. 21 delivery of an entire fleet of 30 cars ordered from Enterprise Fleet Management. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:04:09 EST FirstHealth Fitness-Richmond names new manager ROCKINGHAM — With a decade of experience in managing group fitness and personal training programs — including a program with multiple locations — in his background, Jonathan Pope brings leadership, problem-solving and critical... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:59:11 EST Chamber seeks nominees for Citizen of the Year HAMLET — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce is asking for nominations for the Richmond County Citizen of the Year, an award given each year to a person for his or her devotion to community service in Richmond County. Deadline for submitting... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:57:08 EST Richmond resident leads ‘Steel Magnolias’ cast WADESBORO — Richmond County resident Lindsay Melton will lead a local cast in the Ansonia Theatre's Nov. 7 production of “Steel Magnolias.” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:51:12 EST 4-H showmen win N.C. State Fair pins Richmond County 4-H members made a strong showing in the N.C. State Fair's junior doe goat show and junior doe showmanship competition. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:44:06 EST Early voting starts at 3 locations ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County voters can get a head start on this year's election cycle as early voting begins today. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:41 EST Blue challenges Hudson for U.S. House seat ROCKINGHAM — Of the two houses of Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives is often called “The People's House.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:20:09 EST Close race for county’s N.C. Senate seat ROCKINGHAM — The race for Richmond County's state Senate seat is on Raleigh's radar. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:09 EST Seaboard Festival on track HAMLET — Main Street will see its busiest foot traffic of the year on Saturday as Richmond County celebrates the 32nd annual Seaboard Festival. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:26:09 EST