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  • Hamlet man molested child of guest, warrants say
    HAMLET — A Hamlet man has been charged with committing a sex act on the child of someone staying at his home. Howard McLauren, 47, of Hylan Avenue, and his girlfriend allowed a relative of the girlfriend’s and her 4-year-old child to stay at their home when McLauren allegedly committed ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-15-2018
  • $1,000 donation to provide Christmas for homeless students
    ROCKINGHAM — During the Poplar Hill Lodge Prince Hall Mason’s annual Christmas dinner, group members donated a $1,000 check for the homeless students of Richmond County Schools. Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, “homeless children and youths” are defined as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Man arrested following threat against deputy, sheriff’s office
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a Rockingham man who posted a threat to a sheriff’s deputy and the Sheriff’s Office in general saying, “they should all be drug out in the street and shot.” William Andrew Sanders, 34, of Safie Second Street, posted the threat ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Man arrested following threat against deputy, sheriff’s office
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a Rockingham man that posted a threat to a sheriff’s deputy and the sheriff’s office in general saying “they should all be drug out in the street and shot.” William Andrew Sanders, 34, of Safie 2nd Street posted the threat ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Man arrested following threat against deputy, sheriff’s office
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a Rockingham man that posted a threat to a sheriff’s deputy and the sheriff’s office in general saying “they should all be drug out in the street and shot.” William Andrew Sanders, 34, of Safie 2nd Street posted the threat ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • A Christmas concert at LJ Bell
    Students and parents filled the LJ Bell Elementary auditorium to hear their classmates sing several Christmas carols. The program started off with the recorder band, followed by the third, fourth and fifth-grade LJ Bell chorus. The group sang several songs including “Don’t Stop Believing,” “The Hallelujah Chorus,” and “Crazy Carol” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Local leaders recognized at annual regional awards ceremony
    PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments celebrated 46 years of excellence and recognized several individuals for their time and energy towards the work of the LRCOG on Dec. 13. Two residents from Richmond County — Ellerbe Mayor Lee Berry and Richmond Community College President Dale McInnis — were ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Governor appoints local pioneer for MLK Commission
    LAURINBURG — In a special ceremony on Thursday, Walter Rodgers was sworn into the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission at the Scotland County Courthouse, sworn in by District Court Judge Chris Rhue. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Rodgers to the role in November and his term expires June 30, 2021. “I ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Appeals Court panel revokes Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit
    RALEIGH — Quoting a Dr. Seuss character, a panel of 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges vacated a vital U.S. Forest Service permit developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline need to continue work on the 604-mile natural gas transmission line from West Virginia to North Carolina. The matter was ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • The story behind the decorated tree on Highway 220 North
    ROCKINGHAM — Among the barren trees along Hwy. 220 North heading towards Ellerbe stands a small green tree festively decorated with ornaments, a red bell, garland and a large ornament that reads “Merry Christmas.” The man behind the tree, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he saw the tree about ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • For Chief District Court Judge Amy Wilson, the law is “in her blood”
    ROCKINGHAM — Practicing law was in her blood, but Amy Wilson never thought she would be a chief District Court judge. Wilson was appointed to the position by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina Mark Martin in October and she took office on Dec. 1. She will ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Dolly Parton’s Smart Start donates millionth book to NC children
    ROCKINGHAM — Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Smart Start delivered its one-millionth book to the home of a young child in North Carolina this month. There are 1,262 children in Richmond County who are registered with Smart Start, a program funded by $10.5 million over two years from the state ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-14-2018
  • Contributed Photo The Rev. Brian Perry, right, won a birdhouse made by military veteran Thomas Schonover, left, in a raffle held by the Rockingham American Legion Post 147. Contributed Photo The Rev. Brian Perry, right, won a birdhouse made by military veteran Thomas Schonover, left, in a raffle held ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • Deadline for federal Florence assistance now Dec. 19
    RALEIGH – The deadline for North Carolinians to register for disaster assistance has been extended one week to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19. FEMA granted the extension at the request of Gov. Roy Cooper. “We want to make sure that our hurricane survivors get the help they need to get ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Derek Chappell with the Place of Grace campus cuts tin Thursday morning on the site of the next Habitat for Humanity home which is being built for Nikki and Ellis Pittman of Hamlet. Chappell was one of 12 Place of Grace residents to assist with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
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