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  • Tillis backs medical marijuana study bill
    ROCKINGHAM — U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is throwing his support behind a federal bill that gives some advocates of medical cannabis hope for the future. Last week, Tillis signed on as a co-sponsor to the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, a bipartisan bit of legislation introduced by Sen. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Charcoal fire leads Richmond County Schools to ban 3D Youth nonprofit football team
    The Richmond County School System has banned 3D Youth from using its football fields indefinitely following a fire that broke out after a game on Aug. 26, but the founders of the organization say the punishment is unfair, citing a strong record of taking care of the field in the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Kids Cafe reopens at Leak Street
    ROCKINGHAM — The first meal at the after-school Kids Cafe was, apparently, a big hit. “I ate three hot dogs,” claimed one youngster. “I ate a hundred,” another countered, puffing up his chest. One or two probably was closer to the truth in each case, but the idea that children ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
  • 9/11 remembered with walk
    ROCKINGHAM — First responders from throughout Richmond County marched a little late and a little faster Monday morning, to remember the “3,000 souls that were taken from us” on Sept. 11, 2001. To the blaring of klaxons and clomp of brogans on pavement, about 50 marchers in fire and police ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-19-2017
  • Coltrane festival seeks musicians, writers, artists
    The ninth annual John W. Coltrane Edu-tainment Festival is seeking talent for its Oct. 7 show. Musicians — jazz and otherwise — are the core of the festival, but organizer G.A. Morrison also seeks singers, authors, poets and other artists. Morrison says he especially wants to highlight authors, both self- ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-18-2017
  • DOT seeks input on Richmond County connector road
    The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Sept. 26 on a proposal to create a connector road between U.S. 74 Business and U.S. 1, in order to reduce congestion in eastern Richmond County. The drop-in meeting will be 4-7 p.m., at Cole Auditorium, on the campus of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-18-2017
  • Former Rockingham principals to be honored with plaques
    The Rockingham High School Class of 1972 will present portrait plaques of three former principals during a special assembly at Rockingham Middle School on Sept. 30. The presentation, part of the 45th class reunion celebration, will honor J.C. Mulkey, John Langley and Linwood Huffman, all of whom had been principals ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-18-2017
  • Hamlet officers earn certifications
    HAMLET — Road sergeants David Ferron and Robert Carlisle Jr. of the Hamlet Police Department have earned intermediate law-enforcement certificates from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. “The more training they have, the better they’re suited to do their jobs,” police Capt. Marc Terry said Monday. Plus, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-18-2017
  • Group sues state over Enviva permit
    The Concerned Citizens of Richmond County allege in a lawsuit that a permit issued to Enviva by the North Carolina Department of Environment Quality on June 8 to correct the address of the plant as listed in the previous permit violated North Carolina environmental regulations requiring a public hearing prior ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-16-2017
  • ‘Joy Night’ at Pemberton Temple Church of God in Christ on Saturday
    The deadline for church briefs is 5 p.m. Thursdays for publication the next Saturday. Drop off items at 105 E. Washington St., Rockingham, or send an email to christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com with the words “Church News” in the subject line. Please be sure to include time, date and place of each event ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-15-2017
  • Monumentous melon sets off on road tour
    HAMLET — Jeremiah Johnson has a huge affection for his first successfully germinated watermelon, a member of the “moon and stars” variety that weighs a dense 44 pounds. That won’t keep him from eating the melon ultimately, but it has spurred him to submit it for adulation at the local ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-15-2017
  • Fox attack marks 7th case of rabies in Richmond County in 2 years
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department is warning residents to stay clear of animals they don’t know, in the wake of an attack by a rabid fox in Rockingham. According to a report filed by Rockingham police, the fox darted onto a porch on Mandella Lane on Monday, biting ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-15-2017
  • Rockingham police seek suspects in Walmart larcenies
    ROCKINGHAM — Police are asking for help in identifying two people suspected of separate larcenies at Walmart last month. The Rockingham Police Department say a man stole a flatscreen television from the retail store on Aug. 24. A female suspect is accused of taking $100 from another shopper on Aug. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-15-2017
  • Wildlife Commission encourages tree-stand safety
    RALEIGH — As deer season ramps up, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand. Accidents involving tree stands are the leading cause of hunting-related injuries. “Take adequate time to properly prepare your tree stand and be sure to follow the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-15-2017
  • FirstHealth 1in8K gives Hamlet cancer survivor the chance at an old goal
    PINEHURST — April Stewart had never done a breast self-exam until one of her two daughters told her about a high school class discussion about breast health. Although Stewart was only 35 and had no family history of breast cancer, the conversation with her daughter encouraged her to do a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 09-14-2017
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