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Crash closes busy intersection

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ROCKINGHAM — A two-car crash at the intersection of East Broad Avenue and Long Drive sent two people to the hospital and blocked traffic for more than an hour Thursday as paramedics, police and firefighters assessed injuries and investigated.Rose Hawks, 52, of Ellerbe and driver Robert Snead, 86, of Rockingham were in a red Lincoln Town Car that struck a green Ford Fusion SEL that came to rest in the westbound lane of East Broad Avenue between Sonic Drive-In and the Hess station, according to Rockingham police.

 

Richmond to face off with No. 1 Butler

ROCKINGHAM — The top team in the state vs. an unranked opponent.Generally that is Richmond Senior against another school, but not this time.Butler, ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press, CarolinaPreps.com and NCPreps.com polls, will square off with Richmond 7 p.m. today at Providence High School in Charlotte.Last season, the Bulldogs pulled away for a 49-32 victory to win their fourth straight game against the Raiders. Butler now leads the all-time series...

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Hudson’s bill to limit airline fees passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson to limit the Transportation Security Administration’s air travel fees passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday.The bill, H.R. 5462, will amend section 4490 of the U.S. Code to read that passengers will be charged $5.60 for one-way flights and that charges should not exceed $11.20 for round-trip flights.An aide for Richmond County’s congressman said the TSA was charging passengers the one...

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Church feeds first responders

HAMLET — It’s been 14 years and seven days since the 9/11 terror attacks, but community support for people who work in emergency services is surging in Richmond County.Calvary Baptist Church in Hamlet hosted a spaghetti lunch for the county’s first responders Thursday, serving up more than 70 plates around midday to police, fire and rescue workers, emergency medical technicians, sheriff’s deputies and city and county employees who put the public interest fir...

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5 arrested in Hamlet Depot and Museums break-ins

HAMLET — Five suspects have been arrested in two separate snack machine break-ins.Police say the Hamlet Train Depot, and subsequently a snack machine, was broken into Aug. 30.The glass on the machine was broken, according to police, and a warrant shows $100 worth of “candy bars, crackers, cookies and other snacks and candies” were taken.After reviewing video from the security system, police say investigators identified the suspects as Miguel ...

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Rock City Wings to celebrate grand opening

ROCKINGHAM — After much anticipation, chicken wing fans in Richmond County finally have a place to call home.Rock City Wings, located in the former House of Fish building in Broad Street Square, was originally slated to open in July but will open its doors today at 11 a.m. to begin serving anyone and everyone looking to try out the restaurant’s new menu.On Thursday, owner Ursula Render held a tasting from noon to 2 p.m. so those in the community could get a p...

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Mayor hits bear near county line

HOFFMAN — Ellerbe Mayor Lee Berry was on his way home last Thursday when he made an unexpected stop — by hitting a bear.Berry said he and his son Coleman were traveling back from a 4-H goat show in Cumberland County when “out of nowhere, the bear appeared.”He said it happened around 10:30 p.m. on U.S. 1, about a quarter of a mile north of the Drowning Creek bridge in Moore County.“At the time I couldn’t believe what it was,&...

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What everyone should know about domestic violence

October is more than just the season for Halloween, it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And the Centers for Disease Control’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey tells a scary story.According to the CDC survey, more than a third of women and more than a fourth of men in the U.S. experience some form of physical abuse, sexual assault, and/or stalking within an intimate relationship. The same survey shows that about half of both women and men exp...

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Rep. Pierce to meet with elementary students

HAMLET — State Rep. Garland Pierce will meet with students at Monroe Avenue Elementary School on Monday as part of a back-to-school program sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislators.Pierce, D-Hoke, will be at Monroe Avenue at 9 a.m., the third of four schools he plans to visit through the America’s Legislators Back-to-School Program. The initiative gives elected officials in all 50 states the opportunity to meet personally with their young constituents a...

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RCC truck driving program plans orientation

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has entered a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute to offer truck driver training this fall.An orientation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, on RCC’s main campus in Hamlet. Registration for the class will be by appointment on Oct. 6, followed by classes beginning Oct. 8.“Caldwell (Community College and Technical Institute) is known statewide for its truck driver training, and...

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LETTER: The case for fast-food pay hikes

To the editor:This refers to the Sept. 13 editorial published in the Richmond County Daily Journal.Initially, let me state that I understand the editor’s position as he represents management and the benefits associated therewith. I, on the other hand, have been a lifelong advocate for the worker; accordingly, my opinion leans to the worker. Correspondingly, I also understand and recognize the value of management’s position. I am an arbitrator...

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New physician joins women’s health center

SOUTHERN PINES — Dr. Lee R. Lowery found just the medical practice he had hoped to join in the Southern Pines Women’s Health Center, a FirstHealth clinic.First was the location — close enough to his hometown of Pembroke to be familiar and for frequent visits. Then there were his new physician-colleagues and the “a good fit” he expects to be. Finally, there was the opportunity to practice the type of medicine he has wanted to do since high school....

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Raiders notch another shutout

LUMBERTON — The streak now stands at seven.Richmond Senior extended its season-opening winning streak to seven games with a 5-0 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Lumberton Wednesday night. The contest was called by officials with 11:05 remaining in the second half because of lightning in the area.Richmond is a perfect 3-0 in SEC play, while Lumberton falls to 5-5-1 overall and 1-2 in the conference.It was the second consecutive shutout by the Ra...

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2 arrested on cocaine charges

ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond County men have been arrested on cocaine charges in separate incidents.According to a warrant, Rockingham Police say Bryant Shauntel Harrington, 35, of 193 Crestway Drive, Rockingham had “1 dosage unit” of cocaine in July and allege he used his home for keeping and selling cocaine.Harrington was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance....

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Richmond Pines’ future in doubt

ROCKINGHAM — Once again, Richmond Pines Golf Course faces an uncertain future.After being re-opened 14 months ago by Anna and Burl Rose, Richmond Pines is set to close its doors on Sept. 30. The course went into foreclosure in the fall of 2011 and was purchased by Craig McNeill of McNeill & Associates Realty Company in January 2012.Since April of last year, the Roses have been leasing the property on U.S. 1.Anna Rose said the monthly expenses for running...

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Complaint alleges air pollution

HAMLET — Duke Energy’s Sherwood H. Smith Jr. energy complex off Airport Road is at the center of a civil complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed Wednesday.The Concerned Citizens of Richmond County and Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League launched into legal action after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources granted the power plant a permit in July that the groups allege violates numerous codes of the EPA’s Clean Air Act....

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Kids’ fishing event planned at McKinney Lake

HOFFMAN — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Richmond County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host a Greenwing kids’ fishing event at the McKinney Lake State Fish Hatchery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.The fishing event is one of eight events supported by the commission this year in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina.A $20 fee per participant is required. Registrants receive a rod and reel, fishing tackle and a one-y...

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Justice Jackson speaks on judicial role

HAMLET — A North Carolina Supreme Court justice made the trip from Raleigh to speak at Richmond Community College for Constitution Day on Wednesday.Justice Barbara Jackson, who was elected to the court in 2010, spoke to the crowd about the U.S. and state constitutions and the role of the judiciary.“The fun part of our job is speaking to students,” she said. “We’re all lifelong learners at heart, so we appreciate other people that are learnin...

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