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  • More than 80,000 doses of unused meds collected
    ROCKINGHAM — Police and sheriff’s deputies collected nearly 86,000 doses of unused and unneeded medication during last month’s Operation Medicine Drop, part of the 13 tons the State Bureau of Investigation has delivered to be burned. Rockingham Police collected 27,290 doses of controlled substances, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, said ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-21-2017
  • Warrants: Man used stolen card to buy auto parts
    ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man is facing multiple counts of identity theft, in addition to charges in eight other counties. Steven Wayne Crowley, 26, allegedly stole a credit card, or credit information, which he then used to make 19 purchases, totaling $13,442.55, from the Auto Zone and Advance Auto ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-21-2017
  • Malfunction shuts down Rockingham Sonic
    ROCKINGHAM — Sonic Drive-In was forced to turn away more than 30 customers Monday evening after a fire detection system malfunctioned, potentially contaminating the food. “It went off by itself,” said Sandy Faircloth, owner and operator of the 1115 East Broad Ave. restaurant location. “(We) had to stop serving food ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-20-2017
  • Honoring a county tradition
    City slickers and rural folk alike have found something to savor during Farm-City Week, held each year in Richmond County to celebrate food and the people who grow it. For townies — especially kids — it was the candy thrown from floats in the annual parade Saturday in Ellerbe, featuring ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-20-2017
  • Scientists: Wood pellet industry a threat
    ROCKINGHAM — The facts are not with Enviva, according to more than 100 scientists from North Carolina and across the world who signed a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper arguing that the wood pellet processing industry is damaging to the environment. “We are writing in our individual capacities to urge ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Ellerbe Middle Honor Roll recipients
    ‘A’/’B’ Honor Roll recipients Sixth grade: Johnathan Aquino Dominguez, Anah Brown, Luz Carmen Gaspar, Konner Carter, Kevin Cortes, Diamond Cotton, Zionah Dumas, David Francisco-Pascual, Mariana Gomez Rubio, Vance Goodwin, Liliana Jaimes Benitez, Dylan Johnson, Jaziah Liles, Bethzaira Lopez Zapata, Brittany Manis, Yoselin Martinez, Faith Massey, Breonikia McKoy, Tru’ McLean, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • East Rockingham church preps Saturday meals for seniors
    ROCKINGHAM — For the cooks of East Rockingham United Methodist Church, a Thanksgiving meal intended to feed 75 people at the senior center across the street has become a feast that serves 2,500. No loaves and fishes are involved. Just 40 pre-roasted turkey breasts, 55 pans of dressing (containing 30 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Tillis’ VALOR Act awaits president’s signature
    WASHINGTON — This week, legislation introduced by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Tom Cotton, R-AR unanimously passed the Senate and will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law, according to Tillis’ office. The Veteran Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act would increase access to apprenticeship-training programs for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Hamlet files complaint with IRS over Seaboard politicking
    HAMLET — Following the wishes of the city council, Hamlet’s city manager has sent the IRS a formal complaint about the actions of volunteers and board members who wore campaign paraphernalia during the recent Seaboard Festival. Those volunteers included council member David Lindsey and his wife, Kim, the latter of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Seaboard donates to soup kitchen
    HAMLET — With the help of $5,000 from the Seaboard Festival, Richmond County’s soup kitchen will be able to accommodate more than two volunteer cooks at a time. And, maybe, buy a commercial-grade stove that will hold the large pots needed to cook and serve at least 60 meals each ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Addressing the opioid crisis
    ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein held a meeting Thursday with a slew of Richmond County leaders, law enforcement officials, medical professionals and school staff to discuss the intersecting challenges presented by the opioid crisis. Professional experience often went hand-in-hand with personal experience, with many in the room ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Judge dismisses Enviva permit lawsuit
    ROCKINGHAM — An administrative law judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County which charged that the state issued — and reissued — a permit to Enviva without providing residents a chance to voice concerns about the plant being brought into the community. In ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2017
  • Slow start to free-book signups
    ROCKINGHAM — Dolly Parton wants to give free books to 926 more young children in Richmond County. Or, rather, her Imagination Library does, through a grant with the N.C. Partnership for Children. The Richmond County Partnership office held an open house Wednesday to encourage parents to sign up their children, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Moving down the road
    HAMLET — Usually when you move, you don’t take your house with you. Lella Oates Jones on Wednesday walked alongside her house as it was guided two-and-a-half miles down the road by remote control to her and her husband, Billy Jones’, new address on Ghio Road where they will be ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
  • Farmers Day Parade, lawn mower racing this weekend
    ELLERBE — Ellerbe’s famous racing lawn mowers will zoom across the last finish line of the season Saturday, providing a noisy ending to Farmers Day festivities. Gates at the Lions Club track — at 306 Millstone Road, Ellerbe — will open at 3 p.m. for racers who want to scope ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-16-2017
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