Your Daily Journal- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:37:09 EST 1800 Bikers bring bounty for Pence Place kids ROCKINGHAM — Juan clutched his new teddy bear in a bear hug. David's eyes lit up along with the blinking lights on his Tonka fire truck. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:34:07 EST Navigators available to help with health insurance ROCKINGHAM — North Carolinians who need help enrolling in affordable health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act can schedule a free, in-person meeting with trained navigators who can guide them through the enrollment... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:24:03 EST 3 fashion felonies to avoid this winter As we all know, it's the holiday season and the weather is becoming more and more chilly. Some say there are no rules to fashion when you're cold, just be warm. STOP RIGHT THERE! That is a lie. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:29:07 EST Hopeful homeless: New shelter inspires county-wide support ROCKINGHAM — People in Richmond County once called the “hidden homeless” are now the “hopeful homeless,” thanks to a community that came together to establish a new shelter over a period of just a few... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:25:11 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. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:25:09 EST Ellerbe man accused of sexual battery ELLERBE — A 27-year-old convicted felon was arrested Thursday on a sexual battery charge. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:44:14 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 19:38:05 EST What’s going on in Richmond County? 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, 19 Dec 2014 18:59:07 EST Leak Street center serves up Christmas fun ROCKINGHAM — Children who attend the Kids' Café Program at the Leak Street Education and Cultural Center were treated with a meal and Christmas gifts on Friday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:57:04 EST 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 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 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 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 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 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