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  • Bus Ministry takes homebound and elderly to church
    ROCKINGHAM — About an hour before church every Sunday morning, a handful of members of Abundant Life Church are out of their houses and on a mission: bringing those who can’t travel to church — any church. These same drivers — though they may shuffle others in depending on availability ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-19-2019
  • Report details Rockingham Housing Authority’s FY2019
    ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Housing Authority (RHA) operated at a net loss of about $20,000 in the last year but reduced the amount of residents receiving public assistance and utility reimbursements, an annual report released last week shows. The RHA provides affordable housing and services through partnerships with public and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-19-2019
  • Toys for Tots accepting donations
    ROCKINGHAM — The Marine Toys for Tots toy drive is off to a bit of a slow start — possibly due to the late start to the cold weather — with more than 200 families in need submitting applications to the Department of Social Services and about 50 at Dobbins ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2019
  • Roadside Christmas tree returns
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal The Christmas tree that was put up along U.S. 220 North last year by an anonymous resident has returned, this time with a solar panel to power the lights at night. The Daily Journal contacted the person behind the tree last year, who said he ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2019
  • Bright Ideas grants to fund ‘hand-on’ learning projects
    ROCKINGHAM — Pee Dee Electric has awarded its Bright Ideas grants to six teachers in Richmond County. The teachers applied from April to September for grants of up to $2,000. The applicants submit their plans for projects that would give students a chance to get “hands-on” experience and get creative. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2019
  • Toy drive seeks to teach kids about Jesus
    ELLERBE — The Ellerbe First Baptist Church will be the sole drop off location in Richmond County for Operation Christmas Child this year, and collections begin this Sunday. The donation drive, sponsored by Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, sends toys and religious literature to parts of the world that have not ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2019
  • Students hold Thanksgiving feast
    Contributed photo Students at LJ Bell Elementary School share a Thanksgiving feast on Friday. The students decorated their own traditional Native American clothing and headdresses, and shared what they were thankful for this year. Contributed photo Students at LJ Bell Elementary School share a Thanksgiving feast on Friday. The ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-17-2019
  • Toy Run moved to Sunday due to weather forecast
    ROCKINGHAM — The Toy Run benefiting the Sandhills Children’s Center will be moved to Sunday due to weather forecasts, according to the event’s organizer, Sarah “Sassy” Holder. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. at Family Cycle Sales located at 1 West Hamlet Ave. in Hamlet. Kickstands go up at 2 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-15-2019
  • Seniors play with puppies
    Contributed photo Members of the Hamlet Senior Center got to play with a group of Labrador puppies from K2 Solutions in Derby on Thursday. The puppies showed off some of their training and played with a tennis ball. In a Facebook post, the senior center said, “Did you know that ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-15-2019
  • School district reforms become law without Copper’s signature
    RALEIGH — Reforms to the Innovative School District are here to stay after Gov. Roy Cooper allowed Senate Bill 522 to become law without his signature. S.B. 522 made several changes to the Innovative School District, a school turnaround program which gives an outside group authority for five years over ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2019
  • NC Dem Chair Goodwin running for insurance commissioner again
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s insurance commissioner from 2009 through 2016 wants the job again. Democrat Wayne Goodwin announced Tuesday he’ll run for commissioner next year, setting up a potential rematch with current Commissioner Mike Causey, the Republican who beat him in 2016. Causey already announced he’s seeking a second term. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2019
  • Veterans, Scouts dispose of flags
    Members of American Legion Post 147 and Boy Scout Troop 1215 retire flags on Monday in honor of Veterans Day. 1st Vice Commander Carlton Hawkins said they retired about 500 flags that had been submitted to the Legion. There are drop boxes at the VFW in Rockingham near the tank, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2019
  • Hamlet to take new steps to address animal complaints
    HAMLET — The City of Hamlet has continued to receive complaints about the prevalence of aggressive stray dogs and on Tuesday the City Council directed staff to use existing resources to address the problem, as well as to seek further training from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Tommy McMasters ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2019
  • Suspect in theft of Ponder Project trailer located in South Carolina
    HAMLET — The suspect in the theft of The Ponder Project’s trailer and gear was apprehended at a hospital in Greenville County, South Carolina and is being held on numerous charges, including those filed by the Hamlet Police Department. Darrin Coke Bryant, 44, of Greenville, South Carolina was in a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-14-2019
  • Downtown improvements continue
    ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham City Council heard an update on the work being done downtown to improve the former Food King property and Mayor Steve Morris issued a proclamation naming November “Hospice and Palliative Care Month.” Though the Food King property remains vacant, the city will work over the next ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 11-13-2019
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