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  • New job training course begins at Place of Grace
    ROCKINGHAM — The residents at the Place of Grace Rescue Mission attended the first day of Richmond Community College’s job preparation course now offered in Place of Grace’s new computer lab on Monday. The 20-hour course will train the residents in how to find, apply for and maintain a job. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-19-2019
  • Hamlet native Seaman hired as new musuem director
    HAMLET — Jennifer Seaman said before she was 4, she could name all the cars on a train. She said some of her first words were words like “engine” and “box car.” Seaman was born and raised in Richmond County and is a native of Hamlet. She said she grew ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-19-2019
  • All female group spreads ‘Positive Vibes Only’
    ROCKINGHAM — Growth is the process of increasing in size or the process of developing physically, mentally or spiritually, according to Oxford Dictionaries. And for the group Positive Vibes Only, the focus is to watch each other grow in the mental and spiritual sense of the word. Back in February ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-19-2019
  • Richmond County sheriff’s office dispatch to move to 911 center
    ROCKINGHAM – Beginning on the morning of Feb. 24th, Emergency Services will take the last step in the process to merge all four dispatch centers into a single dispatch point at the newly-minted Emergency Services Complex. Today, if you dial 9-1-1, the call will go to the Richmond County Emergency ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-19-2019
  • 3 charged after viral Peking Wok fight
    ROCKINGHAM — Three individuals have been charged in connection with a physical altercation that took place in Peking Wok in Rockingham on Monday. Adam Hildreth, 31, of Lilesville, Draco Hammonds, 21, of Wadesboro and Octavais Reid, 28, of Wadesboro were each charged with misdemeanor affray. A video of the incident ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-16-2019
  • Women’s conference in Richmnd County tackles trauma, how to deal
    HAMLET — From Feb. 21 – 23, First Baptist Church and Wayman Chapel Faith Center in Hamlet will be hosting a Women’s Conference themed “The Aftermath of War: I Survived.” “Some people go into war and they don’t make it out,” said the Rev. Michelle Ellerbe, who will be the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-16-2019
  • K-9 Edy retires from Hamlet PD
    ROCKINGHAM — After approximately eight years with the Hamlet Police Department, K-9 Edy will be spending his days in retirement with his handler, K-9 Officer Greg Stone. And although they’ve only spent a year and a half together, Stone considers 9-year-old Edy his second child. “I’ve really enjoyed having him ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-16-2019
  • Commisioner Bostic looking to change the narrative of Richmond County
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The web version is a longer version than in the newspaper. ROCKINGHAM — Tavares Bostic doesn’t have time for distractions. Discussing the recent viral post in the “One mans junk richmond county nc” Facebook group last month that devolved into a viscous racial back-and-forth and led to a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-16-2019
  • Seniors dance and get social at the Cole on Valentines Day
    HAMLET — Love and fellowship was in the air at the Richmond Community College Cole Auditorium Thursday afternoon for the second annual Valentines Social hosted by the Richmond County Aging Services and the Hamlet Senior Center. Seniors 55 years and older spent the afternoon snacking, dancing and playing games with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2019
  • Warrants: Hamlet woman had drugs in jail
    ROCKINGHAM — A Hamlet woman has been charged with possessing illegal drugs on jail premises after she was arrested for attempting to steal underwear from a store. Deana Poplin, 39, of Wilmington Street, allegedly concealed an article of women’s underwear in a store on Feb. 2 and resisted an officer ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2019
  • ‘These guys are wreaking havoc’: Richmond County sees increase of vehicle break-ins, thefts
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County law enforcement have seen a spike in vehicle break-ins and thefts in recent months, and events last weekend prompted the Hamlet Police Department (HPD) to issue a public service announcement to remind residents to lock their cars and to avoid keeping valuables in them. Captain Randy ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2019
  • Pair fled Hamlet police in truck reported stolen
    HAMLET — The Hamlet Police Department arrested a pair after they attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle. Paul Casey Bailey Jr., 29, of Battley Dairy Road, and Kymberly Steen, 34, of Hartsville, South Carolina, were on Veterans Drive on Feb. 5 when a HPD officer attempted to pull them ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2019
  • Regal Inn owners given ‘one more month’ to avoid demolition after rare 4-1 vote
    ROCKINGHAM — The City Council approved an additional month for the owner of the burned-out Regal Inn on Broad Avenue to meet their requirements to avoid demolition with a rare 4-1 vote as council members’ patience wears thin. The recommendation from city staff to the council was to give Ram ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2019
  • Lindsey resigns from Hamlet City Council
    HAMLET — City of Hamlet Council member David Lindsey resigned as of Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Bill Bayless said he received a note from Lindsey that states, “Due to personal issues, I hereby resign my position on the Hamlet City Council.” Bayless said the news came as a shock, but he ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2019
  • StarLab makes its way to Richmond County schools
    HAMLET — After touring schools in Rockingham — Washington Street Elementary, LJ Bell Elementary and Rockingham Middle — and schools in Ellerbe — Mineral Springs Elementary and Ellerbe Middle — the StarLab portable planetarium made its way to its last school stop at Hamlet Middle School on Wednesday. For two ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2019
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