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  • Nearly 250 take advantage of early voting
    ROCKINGHAM — Two-hundred and forty-seven Richmond County residents have already cast their ballots for the upcoming primary and school board elections since early voting began Thursday. The polls are located at the Richmond County Cooperative Extension office, 123 Caroline St., Rockingham. Polls are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2018
  • Coming back to her roots
    NORMAN — Richmond County’s smallest municipality is planning a big event on April 28 — its Chick-n Pick-n Bluegrass/Country Jamboree — but it couldn’t plan the path one its performers took to get back to her former home. Abigail Dowd always wanted to be the best, or at least that’s ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2018
  • Richmond County investigators charge man with selling weed, cocaine
    ROCKINGHAM — An investigation by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit into alleged cocaine and marijuana dealing resulted in the arrest of a Rockingham man last week. Detectives used two confidential informants to purchase cocaine and marijuana from Steven Jones, 45, of Skipper Street in Rockingham on April 11, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2018
  • Sparks named Hamlet’s top dispatcher
    The detectives, officers and dispatchers of the Hamlet Police Department have voted Stacey Sparks their dispatcher of the year. Sparks, a 2012 graduate of Richmond Early College High School, has served with the department for two years. She received her award at a recent recognition dinner honoring law-enforcement dispatchers throughout ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-21-2018
  • Morrison inmates sing for prison volunteers
    HOFFMAN — During an evening of repeated thank-yous, a plethora of paper certificates and a free baked-chicken dinner, inmates and their keepers at Morrison Correctional Institution this week honored the volunteers who bring with them weekly the hope of redemption. But what brought the dozens of predominantly church folk in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-20-2018
  • Ellerbe man wanted for failure to appear in Georgia court on meth trafficking charges
    MADISON, Ga. — One of two local men facing meth-related charges in the Peach State is now considered a fugitive. A bench warrant was issued Tuesday for the arrest of Gerald Allen Smith for failing to appear in Morgan County Superior Court on Monday. His $20,000 surety bond was forfeited ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-20-2018
  • Richmond, Scotland high schools take precautions after shooting threat
    ROCKINGHAM — An anonymous call made to Scotland High School Thursday morning described a “rumor” of a shooting threat to both that school and Richmond Senior High School, school officials said. The caller said there was “going to be a shooting at Scotland High School and a Richmond County senior ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-20-2018
  • Ellerbe Mayfest organizers to encourage healthy decisions
    ELLERBE — The Mineral Springs Improvement Council wants to lead visitors down the garden path during this year’s Mayfest celebration, but there’s no deception involved in the May 5 event — only delight. The recent beneficiary of a $9,000 grant, the council is about to plot and plant a 2½-acre ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-20-2018
  • Warrant: Man wielding machete tried to take kids
    HAMLET — A Laurinburg man has been charged in connection with an attempt to kidnap his own children from their mother while wielding a machete the day before a domestic violence protection order between the two expired. Early Sunday morning, 38-year-old Damon Mason Giles, of Laurinburg kicked open the door ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-18-2018
  • Kicking the competition
    ROCKINGHAM — They — whoever “they” are — say that nice guys always finish last. Apparently, they forgot to tell Kyle Goodwin. A junior at Richmond Senior High School, Kyle will visit Boston next week to compete as one of 60 contestants for a $12,000 scholarship awarded by the fraternal ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-18-2018
  • Job seekers find help at expo
    HAMLET — If you didn’t have a resume ready at Richmond Community College’s annual Career and Business Expo on Tuesday, you were in luck: the NC Works Career Center brought its mobile office along, allowing job-seekers to stop in and workshop their resumes for free. “You need a resume instead ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-18-2018
  • Nearly paid for, Hamlet sewage treatment plant needs upgrades
    HAMLET — Sitting on 10 acres of lush lawn within hearing distance of the trucks whizzing by on the U.S. 74 Bypass and the birds twittering in the neighboring pines looms Hamlet’s next big expenditure: its wastewater-treatment plant. Built 38 years ago with money from a bond issue carrying ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-18-2018
  • Anson pair charged in Hamlet robbery
    HAMLET — Police have charged two suspects wanted in connection to a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery of the 74 Fast Shop convenience store on U.S. 74 near Richmond Community College. Hamlet Police Chief Scott Waters said 17-year-old Jaylan Deshawn Smith, of Wadesboro entered the store but left when he saw ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-17-2018
  • Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrest 5 on drug charges
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested five individuals on separate drug charges last week involving heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, Xanax pills and marijuana. William Alexander Cox, 22, of 4th Avenue Aleo in East Rockingham allegedly sold a total of 0.9 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant between March 13 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-17-2018
  • Let the games begin
    HAMLET — Two hundred of Richmond County’s finest athletes aged 50 and older celebrated the opening of the 2018 Senior Games on Monday with an Olympic march, hot dogs and a good deal of booty-shaking. That last came from the Delusional Divas, a group of hugely bossomed and bottomed women ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 04-16-2018
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