Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:31:13 EST 1800 Police: Richmond County man caught with cocaine SOUTHERN PINES — Police say they caught a Richmond County man with cocaine and painkillers early Saturday. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:56:51 EST ‘Superbug’ a top health threat ROCKINGHAM — A class of “superbugs” collectively known as CRE are beating the world's strongest antibiotics, giving rise to deadly infections able to kill at alarming rates in places where outbreaks occur. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:31:51 EST Vigil commemorates boy’s life LAURINBURG — Like most people, Chaka Davis Smith was totally in the dark about Jeune's Syndrome when a doctor diagnosed the rare disease in her 2-year-old child in 2010, the only case in all of North Carolina that year. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:31:51 EST Low-income seniors can seek tax breaks ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County senior citizens may be missing out on property tax exemptions they are not aware of, according to Nina Morrison of the county tax assessor's office. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:16:52 EST A Thunder-ous turnout Melonie Flomer | Daily Journal Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:21:51 EST Daily Journal staff wins 6 press awards ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Daily Journal has received a half-dozen awards for reporting and news coverage in a pair of statewide journalism contests. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:46:52 EST Relay For Life yard sale set for Saturday 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... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:52 EST Moss-Godfrey named to Realtors committee Jamie Moss-Godfrey has been appointed to the North Carolina Association of Realtors' Contract and Forms committee. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:26:51 EST Legal Corner: Understanding IRAs and 401(k)s Last week, the Legal Corner discussed employment tax regulations for employers and how to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. This week we will discuss the different types of retirement plans available to individuals through... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:21:51 EST First Baptist to host Pepper Choplin in concert Sunday 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, 27 Feb 2015 16:11:52 EST $25K available for food, shelter agencies$25K-available-for-food-shelter-agencies ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County has been chosen to receive $25,005 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, the local United Way has announced. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:16:53 EST Chase crosses 3 county lines LAURINBURG — A high-speed police chase passed through Richmond County on Thursday morning before coming to an end in McColl, South Carolina, when the 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:21:52 EST Snowstorm skirts Sandhills ROCKINGHAM — What was supposed to be an overnight snowpocalypse for Richmond County turned into February showers. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:36:52 EST Random acts of kindness Contributed photo Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:46:51 EST Pierce: Don’t close community centers RALEIGH — State Rep. Garland Pierce and his colleagues on the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus are opposing a plan from university system leaders that would close three college-affiliated community learning centers. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:41:52 EST Early college grad lands 3-D gig HAMLET — Wearing a college hoodie paired with jeans and tennis shoes, Ben Dibble looks like your average 18-year-old. But the recent Richmond Early College graduate is anything but ordinary. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:31:53 EST Golf tournament funds Searcy memorial scholarship ROCKINGHAM — John Searcy was well-known in Richmond County as a police officer and magistrate before his sudden and tragic death due to a heart attack last October. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:31:51 EST Snowstorm to slam Sandhills ROCKINGHAM — Tuesday's snow barely had a chance to melt away before the second winter storm in a week took aim at the Sandhills, with forecasters predicting another round of snow and ice in Richmond County. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:01:51 EST Police: SUV rear-ends school bus HAMLET — A woman was taken to the hospital after her SUV slammed into the back of a Fairview Heights Elementary School bus Wednesday morning, school officials said. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:46:52 EST Felon charged with drug trafficking ABERDEEN — A Rockingham man with a laundry list of criminal convictions was arrested on drug trafficking and impaired driving charges early Wednesday. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:11:51 EST