Your Daily Journal- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:43:11 EST 1800 Richmond Memorial plans wellness screening fair ROCKINGHAM — Between the years 1976 and 2007, influenza-related deaths in the United States ranged from an estimated low of 3,000 to an estimated high of 49,000. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:26 EST Senate race more interesting in fiction While you are watching U.S. Senate campaign television ads, occasionally interrupted by brief segments of programming, do you ever wonder what goes on inside the candidates' campaign organizations? Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:02:07 EST LETTER: Obama, Holder advance creeping socialism To the editor: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:56:11 EST LETTER: Why should county tax pay for city rec complex? To the editor:I have seen signs up in and around Rockingham for a new tax. The signs say that this will bring growth and employment to the county. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:44:09 EST Pinecrest wins SEC match ROCKINGHAM — Pinecrest found itself once again atop the conference leaderboard.The Patriots posted the best team score for the third time in four Southeastern Conference matches Tuesday afternoon at Richmond Pines. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:20:13 EST Richmond sweeps Purnell Swett ROCKINGHAM — Bre McKinnon and her teammates know where they stand in the conference.And they don't have any plan on slipping out of contention for one of the automatic berths into the 4A state playoffs. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:15:15 EST Business, government laud industry leaders HAMLET — Business leaders and government officials mingled Tuesday night at the 17th annual Business and Industry Appreciation dinner. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:10:08 EST Raiders moving up the AP poll ROCKINGHAM — Despite the two teams ranked ahead of it last week were victorious, Richmond Senior climbed two spots in the Associated Press Top 10 poll. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:14:09 EST Senate race complicates school visit ROCKINGHAM — When a state lawmaker's opponent happens to be on the school board, something as routine as an annual class visit takes on political undertones. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:47:12 EST New assistant district attorney sworn in ROCKINGHAM — The Honorable Lisa Thacker swore Patrick McCrary in as an assistant district attorney Monday at the Richmond County Judicial Center. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:04:13 EST Wreck victims suffered severe injuries HAMLET — Two South Carolina women remain hospitalized following a Monday morning wreck. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:28 EST Compost can help Sandhills’ sandy soil For people interested in gardening in the Sandhills, one of the most important practices is adding organic matter to your soil by using compost and cover crops. Organic matter is created with decomposed plant and animal manure residues. Compost is... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:03:17 EST Sports briefs All-Chevy show set for 'The Rock' Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:24:22 EST Cooking for a cause: Barbecue plate sale planned Friday ROCKINGHAM — Volunteer firefighters are cooking up a ton and a half of barbecue to raise money for community service projects. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:40:12 EST Gentle mare becomes bucking bronco Last week, I talked about wheeling and dealing with small animals. This week we're moving on up to horses. You see, buying and selling horses has been going on just about ever since man rode or worked the first horses. Why, it seems like people... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:15:12 EST Former POW knows how to handle tough times Lee Ellis was an Air Force pilot, 24 years old, flying his 53rd combat mission over North Vietnam on Nov. 7, 1967. He rolled his F-4C Phantom jet into a dive-bomb pass and dropped a heavy payload toward the enemy's guns below. Suddenly, an... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:05:23 EST Raiders post another shutout ROCKINGHAM — While he and Cory Smith will receive most of the credit, Richmond Senior goalkeeper Joseph Griffith is quick to give praise to his teammates. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:58:10 EST SEC goes undefeated in Week 6 ROCKINGHAM — It was a undefeated week for the Southeastern Conference football teams. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:53:17 EST 7 sent to hospitals after 4 wrecks ROCKINGHAM — Four adults and three children were rushed to hospitals Monday following a day of wrecks that kept emergency crews busy.Two people were airlifted to Chapel Hill after a Monday morning wreck. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:55:08 EST Law and gospel: Court clerk plans to record 4th album ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County's clerk of superior court is also a gospel singer with three studio CDs under her belt and plans for a new album early next year. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:40:12 EST