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  • Creek Runners help Habitat
    HAMLET — Chris Stovall says he was raised to help others in need. That’s why he and several other members of the Creek Runners Club volunteered to work on James White’s future home for Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills. Stovall, along with Tiffanee Conrad, Chris LoCasio, Shane Glaze, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-25-2017
  • Richmond County Senior Games stalled due to rainy weather
    HAMLET — Although there were no games played on opening day, seniors were able to enjoy food — catered by Seaboard Station — and hear some encouraging words from a number of guest speakers Monday afternoon. Steady rainfall moved the first day of the 27th annual Richmond County Senior Games ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-25-2017
  • Chambers is semi-finalist in oratorical contest
    INDIANAPOLIS — Maggi Patrice Chambers of Rockingham was one of nine semi-finalists Saturday in the National American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program here. The three finalists were selected Sunday for final places from first to third place. While Maggi’s advancement ended as a semi-finalist, she received $3,000 more in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-25-2017
  • Hamlet police charge 3 in undercover narcotics investigation
    HAMLET — Operation March Madness continues into April as police make three more undercover drug arrests. According to Detective Capt. Randy Dover, Hamlet investigators served a search warrant at Davis Detailing on Friday following an undercover buy of cocaine and arrested the owner, 57-year-old Jackie Bright Davis. They also served ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-25-2017
  • Pierce, Goodman weigh in on hog odor bill
    LUMBERTON — A bill to limit the financial liability of hog farms stinks if you ask state Rep. Garland Pierce, the senior member of Robeson County’s five-member legislative delegation. House Bill 467, which has passed the House and is now moving through the state Senate, limits the civil penalty that ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-22-2017
  • 2 Richmond schools added to elite list
    ROCKINGHAM — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on Thursday announced that three state schools — including two in Richmond County — have been named “Schools to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. Both Ellerbe and Rockingham Middle schools join Newton-Conover STEM Middle as the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-22-2017
  • Masons award scholarships
    The 29th Masonic District Masons, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge North Carolina, recognized 26 local high school and college students with scholarships on April 14. Eighteen of the awards were made by lodges from Richmond County: • Poplar Hill 331 — 10 scholarships; • Day Springs 44 — five ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-22-2017
  • Ellerbe complex to host state youth shooting competition
    RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 40th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament — the state championship for pre-collegiate shooting sports — on April 29 at the John F. Lentz Hunter Education Complex in Ellerbe in Richmond County. The Wildlife Commission conducted nine district competitions in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2017
  • FirstHealth offering screenings for Kids’ Day
    The 2017 Kids’ Day and National Safe Kids Day program will be hosted by FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. This annual special day for children will feature numerous health screenings as well a variety of fun activities and the opportunity for kids ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2017
  • Richmond County Chamber of Commerce prepares for annual Business Expo
    More than 40 businesses and organizations will pour into the Cole Auditorium on Tuesday for the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Expo. The event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and feature tastings, demos and giveaways from members of the Chamber. Partnering with Richmond Community College, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2017
  • Richmond County office staffers to be honored at luncheon
    HAMLET — The 2017 Office Professionals Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 26, at the Cole Auditorium. This annual event is held to honor the office personnel from Richmond County businesses. Rick’s Catering will provide the meal for the event sponsored by Swink Quality Oil and Gas, Classic Apparel, Tri ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2017
  • Cascades employees complete certification at RCC
    HAMLET — Six Cascades Tissue employees at the Rockingham facility recently completed Six Sigma Green Belt certification through Richmond Community College’s customized training program. Earning their Six Sigma Green Belt certification were Craig Knight, Jake Elder, Corey Wyand, Anthony Nessell, Mike Kopel and Michael Hurst. These employees are on process ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2017
  • Richmond County Girl Scouts exceed selling average
    RALEIGH — Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines announces that Anna Jasper of Rockingham is the area top seller for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Jasper sold 1,491 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual program that ended in March. Haras Lockhart of Rockingham placed second with 1,296 boxes ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2017
  • RCC drone class simulates flying experience
    HAMLET — How would you like to explore the friendly skies without ever leaving the ground? That’s exactly the experience you’ll get when you sign up for the Drone Technology and Operation course offered at Richmond Community College on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “If you’ve ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-20-2017
  • Teams still being recruited for Richmond County’s Relay for Life event
    HAMLET — The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Richmond County on Friday, May 5 at the Richmond Community College’s Cole Auditorium. It is not too late to assemble some friends, co-workers, neighbors, or fellow church members and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-20-2017
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