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  • RCC professor lets colors show
    ROCKINGHAM – She says she’s a well kept secret in Richmond County, but if you’re into portraits, and specifically jazz paintings and 3-D print art, then you’re probably familiar with who she is. Annie Renee Harden is an engineer, artist and teacher all wrapped up in one. She’s the chair ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-03-2020
  • Governor Cooper vetoes string of reopening bills
    RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a string of bills on Thursday passed in the Republican-controlled legislature to reopen businesses and help reignite parts of the economy most hurt by the coronavirus. With GOP lawmakers unlikely to have the votes needed to override the Democratic governor’s decision, amusement ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-02-2020
  • Lee Berry to host fireworks show, asks attendees to social distance
    ELLERBE — There will be a fireworks show in Ellerbe after all this weekend. Former Ellerbe Mayor and candidate for county commissioner Lee Berry said that he planned to hold his own fireworks show for the public if the Ellerbe Lions Club, which has put on a fireworks show for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-02-2020
  • Fourth of July a difficult time for veterans with PTSD
    ROCKINGHAM — Post-traumatic stress disorder is prevalent among veterans. The National Center for PTSD estimates that about 30 out of every 100 Vietnam veterans, for instance, have suffered from PTSD in their lifetime. PTSD is a mental health issue that results from witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. People with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-02-2020
  • Shooter arrested in downtown Rockingham, no injuries
    ROCKINGHAM — A suspect allegedly fired a gun at law enforcement after a confrontation in downtown Rockingham Thursday but was subdued without injuries to himself, officers, or bystanders. Reginald Deon Wall was arrested in the incident. He is charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-02-2020
  • Two killed while riding ATV Wednesday
    ROCKINGHAM — Two people died Wednesday night while riding an ATV, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday morning. The deceased have not yet been identified, but they included one adult and one child. The incident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night and occurred in a field on ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-02-2020
  • 11 more people arrested outside N.C. governor’s mansion
    RALEIGH — Police in North Carolina’s capital city arrested 11 more people Wednesday during demonstrations outside the Executive Mansion focused on urging Gov. Roy Cooper to veto a measure addressing death investigation records. Dozens of people have protested or camped out across the street from the governor’s residence since early ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-02-2020
  • Richmond County sees highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County saw its highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases Wednesday with an increase of 16 from the previous day. This peak comes in the same week that the county saw two residents die from the virus on back-to-back days, bringing the county’s death toll to seven. The ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-01-2020
  • Pembroke declares state of emergency
    PEMBROKE — Those wishing to march in protest against social injustice during the Fourth of July holiday weekend will not be able to do so in the town Pembroke. Two rallies scheduled this weekend were canceled after the town issued a state of emergency at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The order ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-01-2020
  • County Crime Report
    June 25 ROCKINGHAM — At 4:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Marigold Street following a report of a suspect using force to break into a building and steal assorted power tools, sockets, cordless drills, a skill saw and a shop vac, which were valued at $465 total. The ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-01-2020
  • Cooper delays decision on schools, backs in-person learning
    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday emphasized his desire to have North Carolina public schools open for in-person instruction this fall and said his instructions for school reopenings will be released “within the next couple of weeks.” Cooper previously instructed each district to construct plans for three different reopening ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-01-2020
  • Cooper expected to provide update on schools
    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to make an announcement Wednesday regarding which procedures North Carolina public schools should follow when classes resume this fall. Cooper previously instructed each school district to devise plans for three different reopening scenarios. Plan A will be used if schools are allowed to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-30-2020
  • 7th Richmond County patient dies from COVID-19, second in two days
    ROCKINGHAM — A seventh Richmond County resident has died from COVID-19, the second in two days, according to the Richmond County Health Department. The deceased was diagnosed with the virus earlier this month and passed on Tuesday, June 30. This person was being hospitalized outside of Richmond County, while the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-30-2020
  • ‘We are unified’: Mural serves to inspire youth
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Two “homegrown” artists, who had never worked together before, brought a mural to life over the last two weeks that will serve to memorialize the Black Lives Matter movement and what all black children need: the safety to play freely. The mural takes up the entire Earle ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-30-2020
  • Rockingham Planet Fitness nearing completion
    ROCKINGHAM — A Planet Fitness spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed that the company’s new franchise under construction in Richmond Plaza will be ready to open late this summer, although an exact opening date hasn’t been finalized. Planet Fitness is an operator of approximately 2,039 fitness centers around the country, including many ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-30-2020
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