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  • Partnership could grow options for local farmers
    ELLERBE — Richmond County farmers could soon have new growing options if a partnership between the Sandhills AGInnovation Center and God’s Garden comes to fruition, an effort the Cooperative Extension began more than three years ago to increase profits for local farmers. Using the AGInnovation Center’s automatic pea sheller and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-23-2018
  • Collision takes out utility pole
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal A two-car collision Monday caused a truck to veer into a utility pole on U.S. 74. The drivers, Steve Taylor, 55, of Hamlet, and Wilbert Harrington, 62, of Rockingham, reported minor injuries. The pair were seen standing together after the wreck and had the same ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-23-2018
  • Community Calendar
    The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com, call her at 910-817-2673 or drop off your news at 607 E. Broad Ave., Suite B. Please send an email or call as soon as possible ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-23-2018
  • Crew makes room for college campus
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Shown is the front facade of the iconic R.W. Goodman building. The store will be gone by Tuesday, according to Paul Wright, who’s overseeing the demolition for the John M. Campbell Company. In its footprint will rise a new Richmond Community College campus, which is ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-23-2018
  • Steps taken against Alzheimer’s
    HAMLET — About 150 participants wore purple shirts, headbands, and twirled ribbons on Saturday for Richmond County’s inaugural Alzheimer’s Walk in the Cole Auditorium parking lot. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-23-2018
  • Tour offersa chance tofind ghosts
    HAMLET — Under a night sky laden with broken clouds through which the moon peaked ominously, 14 brave people went on the Hamlet Depot Ghost Tour on Friday with the Pee Dee Region Paranormal Group in hopes of talking with any earthbound spirits. The two-night tour covered the depot, tornado ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-23-2018
  • Hamlet’s Haunted History: A Collection
    The following are local ghost stories, as told by Barbara Wheeler Billingsley. Old Dr. Bill In the late ‘60s, I started working the night shift at Hamlet Hospital, our local hospital. One night, shortly after I began working, I was taking a break alone in a dimly lit second-floor ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-20-2018
  • Spooky stories seem to run in family’s blood
    ROCKINGHAM — For the Billingsley family, ghost stories are family heirlooms. Barbara Wheeler Billingsley remembers her grandfather telling a host of stories he had either heard or experienced himself, and she told those and her own stories to her children, who have passed them down two more generations. “She grew ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-20-2018
  • Two charged in string of ATV, dirt bike and gun thefts
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection with a string of larcenies including the thefts of multiple four-wheelers and guns. Deputies responded to a call of a break-in in progress at a residence on Bennett Road in Ellerbe on Oct. 14. The caller told ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-19-2018
  • VFW’s Veteran’s Day parade to go ‘all out’ on floats, beer and bands
    ROCKINGHAM — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4203 Auxiliary plans an even-packed celebration of Veterans Day this year. Starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the VFW on 106 Old River Road, Rockingham, they will hold a Veterans Day service followed by lunch at noon. Then from 1-2:30 p.m. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-19-2018
  • FEMA reps answer lingering questions about hurricane relief benefits
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — FEMA representatives met with about 20 people from Dobbins Heights on Thursday help them find remedies for the ravages Hurricane Florence wreaked on their homes. Mayor Antonio Blue asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hold the information session because many residents still didn’t know where to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-19-2018
  • BELINDA SMITH McGIRT ROCKINGHAM — Belinda Smith McGirt, 68, of Rockingham died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Hospice Haven. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Harrington Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., in the funeral hme chapel. Burial will be private. Harrington ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-19-2018
  • Enviva donates $1,000 to finance backpack meals
    HAMLET — Since 2007, Backpack Pals has provided food-insecure children in Richmond County Schools with backpacks brimming with easy-to-open, single-serving food items and snacks to eat over the weekend. And through a recent $1,000 donation made by Enviva Holdings, Backpack Pals will be able to continue providing 600 children in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2018
  • Hamlet Depot Ghost Tour set for a spooky weekend
    HAMLET — If you’re the kind of person who enjoys a good scare, the Pee Dee Paranormal Group’s Hamlet Depot Ghost Tour aims to fulfill all your spooky needs. During their third iteration of the tour, the tried and tested investigators will lead the group through the Hamlet Depot, the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2018
  • Hampton Inn coming to Rockingham by Christmas 2019, co-owner says
    ROCKINGHAM — A Hampton Inn and Suites will open on U.S. 74 across from Zaxby’s around Christmas next year, a co-owner confirmed Wednesday. The project was to have opened earlier, but Hilton — the parent company of Hampton Inns — ordered a change of building design after four months of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2018
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