Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:44:17 EST 1800 Richmond County seniors celebrate Christmas HAMLET — More than 1,000 seniors from all over Richmond County got their chance to get in the holiday spirit on Thursday during the 36th annual Senior Christmas Party held at Cole Auditorium. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:31:11 EST Report: Medicaid expansion would help 2,700 in Richmond County ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County could see more than 2,700 people insured by 2017 and 152 jobs by 2020 if Medicaid was expanded in North Carolina, according to a recent report. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:27:10 EST Locklear earns professional designation FLORENCE, S.C. — A Rockingham property manager earned the certified site manager certification this month at the company's annual territory meeting. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:28:12 EST Norton named to all-state squad Richmond Senior offensive lineman Kevin Norton was named to the all-state team it was announced Friday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:37:06 EST Holiday in the Pines tournament pairings Holiday in the PinesAll Games at PinecrestDec. 27Middle Creek vs. Richmond, 2 p.m. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:31:24 EST Goodwin says no to insurance rate hike RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:07 EST Legal Corner: Protect yourself from online scams Hopefully, everyone has made their preparations and is celebrating the holiday season. With the holidays comes time with family, lots of food, gifts and — unfortunately — constant theft. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:42:07 EST Mineral Springs names high achievers ELLERBE — Mineral Springs Elementary School has released its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:14:05 EST Overcoming the stress of final exams A good portion of teenagers will endure anxiety when facing their final exams. Students at Richmond Community College are currently prepping for their finals or have already completed them. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:01:07 EST Tip leads to meth lab bust CHERAW, S.C. — Police and sheriff's deputies say a 36-year-old woman was caught with a makeshift meth lab in her Cheraw home last week. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:29:10 EST A close brush with itchy insulation You open up the door to little Billie's bedroom , he's laying there all warm and safe and you say to yourself, “He's such a good child! He will always make us proud.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:58:06 EST College names Kevin Parsons as new vice president HAMLET — Richmond Community College math instructor and department chairman Kevin Parsons has been promoted to vice president of instruction for the college. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:23:06 EST OUR VIEW: Museum discount opens new worlds to young learners In the season of giving, an undercurrent of petty jealousy sprang up this week in response to a well-meaning gesture of welcome for poor families. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:15:10 EST Officials celebrate Diggs Tract upgrades ROCKINGHAM — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission showed off the completion of the new renovations to the Diggs Tract that is part of the Pee Dee Game Land on Thursday to local dignitaries. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:17:06 EST Local boxers seek support for event ROCKINGHAM — It was a learning experience for everyone from The Dungeon boxing club.Boxers Jamell Brown and Nicholas Wood qualified for the WSB and World Championships Team Trial earlier this month in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:11:06 EST Raiders claim 1st win ROWLAND — It may have taken seven games, but Richmond Senior finally broke into the win column. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:03:09 EST Woman killed in crash WALLACE, S.C. — A Rockingham woman died early Thursday after a single-car wreck in South Carolina. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:37:04 EST Chamber hosts Christmas After Hours HAMLET — Everyone was in the holiday spirit Thursday night at Cole Auditorium as local business leaders and their families gathered for the Christmas After Hours event sponsored by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, Superior Cranes Inc. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:25:08 EST Thrift store opens doors ROCKINGHAM — Despite being open just a week, Tenisha Morgan says business at Blended Blessings has been good. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:59:09 EST Sandhills surgeon receives honor HAMLET — Dr. Alan Coulson of Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet has been included in the 2014 Consumers' Research Council of America's”Guide to America's Top Surgeons.” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:50:08 EST