Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:02:49 EST 1800 Fire rips through family’s garage ROCKINGHAM — Fire Chief Harold Isler said a blaze that broke out in the garage of a 907 Walnut Lane home Tuesday afternoon could have been much worse. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:16:52 EST With 4-H, giving goes a long way 4-H began as a way to improve the lives and fortunes of rural youth across the country and became the youth outreach arm of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H is a youth development organization with a national membership of more than 6... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:01:52 EST Man dies in tractor-trailer crash WALLACE, S.C. — A local man died after veering into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer early Monday on U.S. 1, state troopers said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:11:51 EST Pat’s Kitchen pitches in for Place of Grace ROCKINGHAM — Marshall Berry and Pat Britt of Pat's Kitchen will host another of their famous local fundraisers Saturday, and this time the proceeds will go to the Place of Grace homeless ministry to help fund new construction. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:26:51 EST RCC work force classes evolve to meet new needs HAMLET — It's been nearly four years since Robbie Taylor traded in his Richmond County Sheriff's Office badge for a Richmond Community College ID badge, but he still carries the cool demeanor of a 13-year law enforcement... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:21:51 EST Police: 2 stole TVs, jewelry, beer ROCKINGHAM — Police have charged two men with stealing flat-screen TVs, jewelry and beer in a December break-in at a Rockingham woman's home. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:11:52 EST 100-mph chase suspect caught HAMLET — Two months after police say he sped away from a drunken-driving checkpoint and led officers on a 100 mph wrong-way chase, the law has caught up with Anthony Littles. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:11:51 EST Police: Man caused ruckus at McDonald’s playground ROCKINGHAM — A homeless man is accused of flying into a rage and causing a disturbance at a McDonald's playground on Saturday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:46:51 EST County GOP convention set March 19 ELLERBE — The Richmond County Republican Party will hold its annual precinct meetings and county convention on Thursday, March 19, at the Ellerbe Springs Inn. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:06:51 EST Driver dies in U.S. 1 tractor-trailer crash WALLACE, S.C. — A driver died after veering into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer early Monday on U.S. 1, state troopers said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 03:06:51 EST Richmond Senior students take ACT today ROCKINGHAM — Across North Carolina, high school juniors have been preparing for today's ACT, marking the state's third year in requiring schools to administer the college placement test. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:01:52 EST County changes website, meeting days ROCKINGHAM — A newly revamped website for Richmond County's government is a tool that Martie Butler said will “be helpful to everyone.” Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:26:51 EST Former Raider Waddell implicated in UNC scandal Michael Waddell had a low grade-point average, no entrance exam score and was months past the deadline when an athletic official sought to have the football player admitted to UNC's graduate school in fall 2003. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:06:51 EST Ducks Unlimited banquet planned Thursday 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... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:26:52 EST Schools celebrate Dr. Seuss ROCKINGHAM — Students at Washington Street Elementary School celebrated the birthday of award-winning children's author Dr. Seuss on Monday with halls bedecked in colorful illustrations inspired by several of his books. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:26:51 EST Humanist inmate files discrimination suit POLKTON — An inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prison system for its refusal to allow an atheist and humanist group to meet at the Anson County facility. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:36:51 EST Rocking Trends under new ownership ROCKINGHAM — Rocking Trends Consignment Boutique is changing hands, but not much else. The new owner says she already has some exciting plans for the place but plans to keep things “business as usual” for customers. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:51:52 EST Deputies probe $4 million gold heist on I-95$4-million-gold-heist-on-I-95 WILSON — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a reported gold heist Sunday night from a truck off Interstate 95 in Wilson County. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:31:51 EST Free legal help available Friday North Carolina lawyers will give freely of their time and talent on Friday as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association's eighth annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:26:51 EST Officers seek fraud convict ROCKINGHAM — Probation officers are asking for the public's help to find a convicted felon accused of giving them the slip. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:11:51 EST