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  • Langley estate donates land
    ROCKINGHAM — A 1.4 acre property on Love Lane, owned by the estate of the late Dr. John and Hilda Langley, will carry on their passion for the arts and community service with its donation to the City of Rockingham which will protect the site from future development. The Langley’s ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-17-2018
  • Deputies charge 2 in Sunday shootout in East Rockingham
    ROCKINGHAM — Two men have been charged following an altercation that led to a Sunday shootout outside of one of the men’s homes. Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots being fired by two weapons in the area of 229 Aleo 7th Ave., according to the search ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-17-2018
  • UNCP investigates student in blackface on social media
    PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has released a statement after a racially insensitive photograph of a student was posted on social media. A photograph shows a white student, identified as Kayla Rowe, pictured in blackface with the caption: “When you just wanna fit in with the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-17-2018
  • More challengers enter county, state races
    ROCKINGHAM — Two candidates with educational backgrounds have thrown their proverbial hats in the ring in separate county races. Longtime educator Daryl Mason is vying for a seat on the Richmond County Board of Education. Mason began his career as a health and physical education and physical science teacher. In ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-16-2018
  • 2 felons charged following controlled drug purchases
    ROCKINGHAM — Two men are facing felony drug charges after allegedly selling narcotics. Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say 43-year-old Andrew Jermaine Watkins, of Sarah Drive in Rockingham, sold suspected crack cocaine during two controlled purchases, according to a press release issued Thursday. Watkins was arrested Monday and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • McLaurin Vocational Center in Hamlet temporarily closed pending re-licensing
    HAMLET — The McLaurin Vocational Center — which provides training for mentally and physically disabled adults in Richmond, Anson and Scotland counties — has been closed temporarily because it failed to renew its state license on time. The N.C. Department of Health Service Regulation sent two reminders — on Nov. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • Former Hamlet hospital becoming RCC nursing simulation center
    HAMLET — FirstHealth Moore Regional-Hamlet will become a nursing simulation center next fall, allowing students at Richmond Community College to participate in hands-on training without needing human patients. FirstHealth acquired Sandhills Regional Medical Center in late 2016 and stopped providing clinical services at the hospital Nov. 3. It recently gave ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • Felon on federal release charged in Rockingham assault
    ROCKINGHAM — A man released from federal prison less than a year ago could be going back. Devin Lee Tillman, 27, of Tillman Road, is accused of pulling a handgun on a victim in a Franklin Street parking lot on Monday, according to a press release from the Richmond County ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • Construction of new Richmond Community Campus in Rockingham to begin this fall
    ROCKINGHAM — Construction will begin this fall on the downtown campus of Richmond Community College, replacing the old R.W. Goodman store with RCC’s new School of Business and Information Technology. RCC board members voted earlier this month to advertise for bids on the project by May. Last year, Rockingham City ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • Next generation of farmers uncertain
    ROCKINGHAM — Like everybody else, Richmond County farmers aren’t getting any younger. Their average age was in the high 50s, last time anybody figured it. But the problems that come with aging are different for them: Who’ll want their land, if anyone? Will their farms have to go to people ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • Planners suggest ideas for improving Hoffman’s prosperity
    HOFFMAN — State economic-development planners presented Hoffman officials and residents Wednesday with four recommendations they said could maintain the town’s rural “soul” while enriching its coffers. Bruce Naegelen and Jeff Emory of the N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center, a division of the N.C. Department of Commerce, will make ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-15-2018
  • Police charge man after finding meth lab in Rockingham home
    ROCKINGHAM — While the number of methamphetamine labs has been on the decline in Richmond County and across North Carolina, police have discovered evidence of at least two so far this year. Narcotics officers with the Rockingham Police Department recently received information that someone living at 108 Colonial Drive was ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2018
  • Reward increases in Hamlet murder case
    HAMLET — Richmond County Crime Stoppers has doubled to $1,000 the reward for information leading to an arrest in a fatal shooting last June. Tierrell Martin, 20, was gunned down outside the Circle B convenience store in Hamlet around 12:15 a.m. June 28. Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2018
  • Crump: Dam removal will restore creek
    ROCKINGHAM — The city council has moved forward on two major question marks for Rockingham: What to do with the long-idle Midway Dam and the vacant Food King building on East Washington Street? The city has entered an agreement with Cascades Tissue Group to remove the dam. By removing it, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2018
  • Strickland named new Hamlet clerk; council denies rezoning for business
    HAMLET — City Council whole-heartedly welcomed a new clerk and reluctantly put the kibosh on a new business Tuesday night. During a workshop meeting earlier in the afternoon, council members decided 5-0 to replace longtime City Clerk Tammy Kirkley — who resigned Jan. 18 after 17 years with the city ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 02-14-2018
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