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  • Gov. Roy Cooper signs Sen. Tom McInnis’ ‘grill bill’ into law
    RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis’ office announced Wednesday afternoon that his “grill bill” was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper. The new law allows licensed establishments to grill food outside without the expense of adding an indoor grill — something he said should bolster business. “I am very pleased that the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Richmond County fares better than others after storms
    ROCKINGHAM — Despite two days of storms moving across the state, Richmond County got by relatively unscathed. The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a severe thunderstorm warning Wednesday afternoon, which expired at 5:15 p.m., and a tornado watch effective until midnight. A flood watch issued on Tuesday was set ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Flag used in Richmond County sailor’s WWII burial to fly Memorial Day
    ROCKINGHAM — In honor of hometown, family and veterans, Tommy Easterling is making a special tribute to celebrate Memorial Day this year. He will be flying the flag of his late uncle, fallen soldier Archie Easterling, for the first time. Archie Easterling was a Roberdel native, who attended Rockingham High ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Rutherford Institute declares Richmond Early College High School yearbook confiscation an act of censorship
    HAMLET — Another civil rights organization is weighing in on a controversial decision to recall the yearbooks at Richmond Early College High School following what school officials said was the discovery of “inappropriate” senior quotes. In a May 17 letter to Principal Tonya Waddell, John Whitehead of the Virgina-based Rutherford ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • New Dobbins Heights town clerk to speak at Memorial Day event
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Memorial Day weekend will start early this year as one town moves its service up a few days. Town leaders in Dobbins Heights have scheduled the annual event for Friday morning at 9 a.m., with Regina Hamilton, the town’s new clerk, scheduled as a speaker. Hamilton, who ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Richmond County under flood watch until early Thursday
    ROCKINGHAM — Heavy rains sweeping across North Carolina throughout the day on Tuesday — and with more forecast to fall — prompted the National Weather service to issue a flood watch lasting until 3 a.m. on Thursday. “A very moist air mass in place over central North Carolina combined with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • McLeod Health breaks ground on new emergency department
    CHERAW, S.C. — McLeod Health held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency department at McLeod Health Cheraw on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Committed to providing excellent quality care and improving the health care of those it serves from the Midlands to the Coast, McLeod Health continues to invest in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-23-2017
  • Richmond Early College graduate speaks out about yearbook censorship
    HAMLET — The day after graduating, a now-former Richmond Early College High School student released a statement on Saturday on the debacle regarding her quote in the yearbook that catapulted the school into the national spotlight. Miranda Taylor said, as a senior, she was looking forward to graduating along with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-23-2017
  • McInnis ‘grill bill’ on the way to governor
    RALEIGH — A bill sponsored by a Richmond County lawmaker to allow restaurants to use outdoor grills has passed the state Senate and House. The legislation — Senate Bill 24 — by Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, will allow licensed establishments to grill food outside without the expense of adding an ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
  • Richmond Community College announces academic honor lists for spring semester
    HAMLET — Richmond Community College recently announced its honor lists for the Spring 2017 Semester. The following students received recognition for their academic achievements. PRESIDENT’S LIST The President’s List identifies students who earn an “A” in all courses and have a 4.0 grade point average while carrying 12 or more ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
  • ‘Maniacs’ transform Rockingham Dragway
    ROCKINGHAM – Horsepower yielded to human power Saturday at Rockingham Dragway where more than 4,500 hard-core fitness enthusiasts climbed, ran, crawled and jumped their way around a 3.1-mile obstacle course that is the centerpiece of the Rugged Maniac Series. At a venue where cars typically reach speeds in excess of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
  • Rockingham attorney offers free web development seminar for small business owners at RCC
    HAMLET — Attorney Bellonora McCallum will be speaking on “Easy Online Webpage Design” during a free seminar on Wednesday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet. In this seminar, participants will receive information about some of the options available to easily design a webpage ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-22-2017
  • Juvenile age bill lauded in Richmond County
    ROCKINGHAM — A bill making its way through the state legislature would change the age at which teens could be tried as adults. There are some in Richmond County who think it’s the way to go. “As the teen court supervisor for Richmond County and an advocate for children and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-20-2017
  • Running for a reason
    ROCKINGHAM — Twenty law enforcement officers from three departments were seen running down U.S. 74 Business late Friday morning — but they weren’t in hot pursuit. Deputies from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, troopers from the N.C. State Highway Patrol and probation officers from the N.C. Department of Public Safety ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-20-2017
  • Richmond Early College High SchoolClass of 2017 graduates
    Carsen Thomas Adams — Associate in Science, BETA Club Jamie Nicole Allen Kendra Aranda-Castillo — Associate in Arts, BETA Club Manasses Aranda-Rubio — Associate in Science, BETA Club Kinue Kpolo-Alvina Beugre — Associate in Arts, BETA Club Makaleb Noah Bright — Associate in Science Kelsye Butler Brenda Suzanne Campbell Shayla ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-19-2017
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