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  • Prosecutors seek death for former Raider
    The prosecution in the case against a Rockingham man accused of murdering the mother of his unborn child has announced they will seek the death penalty. Brian Lovon Little, 18, is charged with first-degree murder and murder of an unborn child. On the night of April 8, police found the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-10-2018
  • Stuff the Bus spends its 10th anniversary at Walmart
    The Richmond County community did its part Thursday to help children in need get school supplies during the 10th annual Stuff the Bus drive. Using money from sponsors and individual donors, Beta Club members bought mountains of items from Walmart, to be distributed to students at all Richmond County schools ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-10-2018
  • MAUDE HUGHLEEN GREENE ELLERBE — Maude Hughleen Greene, 84, of Ellerbe died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Hospice Haven. Greene was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Hugh Pate and Pearl Davis Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-10-2018
  • CARRIE QUICK ROCKINGHAM — The Rev. Carrie Quick, 88,of 191 Ledbetter Road, Rockingham, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at home. Public viewing will 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at McNeill Funeral Home, 1101 Rockingham Road, Rockingham. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at New Bethel A.M.E. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-10-2018
  • Waltrip Blvd marker on the move
    A construction worker lifts a concrete slab marking an entrance to the Rockingham Speedway’s parking area as “Darrell Waltrip Blvd,” after the legendary NASCAR driver on Tuesday. The area was named in honor of Waltrip’s wins and contributions to the track over the years but had to be removed as ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-09-2018
  • Senator makes sure Recovery Center gets state funding
    ROCKINGHAM — Sen. Tom McInnis included a $50,000 one-time appropriation in this fiscal year’s budget to support the construction of Samaritan Colony’s new campus, the Samaritan Women’s Recovery Center. The Women’s Recovery Center will be the first residential addiction treatment center for women in Richmond County. Samaritan Colony, a nonprofit ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-09-2018
  • RCC to take on fight against illiteracy
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Community College President Dale McInnis told to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday that the college plans to begin a two-year initiative to improve negative trends in literacy in the county. According to reports from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, 20 percent of the population of Richmond ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-09-2018
  • Firefighters keep drivers away from gas leak
    The Rockingham Fire Department evacuated a block in downtown Rockingham on Tuesday morning, after a car clipped a meter on the Dave’s Welding building, spewing gaseous fumes for more than an hour. Dave’s Welding and Serrano’s Tires are the only occupied buildings on the block. Fire Chief Harold Isler said ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-08-2018
  • At long last, county OKs bid for Old Cheraw waterline
    The Richmond County Commission approved bids for a project more than 20 years in the making Tuesday night. The Old Cheraw Waterline Construction project has been on the agenda since before many on the board held their current positions, and has been delayed and delayed because of a lack of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-08-2018
  • Children learn the science of sound through touch, magic
    Wendal Wandell, Wordsmith of Wonder, sang to a room full of young children gathered at the Leath Memorial Library on Tuesday, then displayed a number of magic tricks so they could feel how sound works. The Wordsmith, whose name is T.J. Shimeld on his day off, guided the children from ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-08-2018
  • Artist celebrates the wonders all around her
    ROCKINGHAM — Her time at Richmond Senior High School may not have been the best of her life — she was a “weird kid” — but April Harmon returned to Rockingham anyway and found it an oasis. She comes back about every four years to her parents’ property on Sandhill ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-07-2018
  • U.S. 1 widening takes out old speedway sign
    A piece of Rockingham’s racing heritage became a casualty of daily commuters Monday. The Rockingham Speedway sign, which was encased in a brick stand and has been a fixture on the way to Hoffman and on to Moore County for decades, found itself in the way of the planned U.S. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-07-2018
  • Back to School Block Party hands out 150 bags full of supplies
    Smiling, well-fed young faces clamored up to the stage at Dobbins Heights Community Park on Saturday, not to meet an athlete or a musician but to get ready for school. New pastor for New Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church in Dobbins Heights, Pastor David Gadsden and his wife, June, threw a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-07-2018
  • Police follow Facebook tips to arrest shooting suspect
    Rockingham Police followed tips from Facebook users to arrest an Ellerbe man they think was involved in a shooting on John F. Kennedy Drive last month. Antuan Latice Zeigler, 17, shot one victim on July 30 and fled in a vehicle, Lt. George Gillenwater said Monday. On July 31, the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-07-2018
  • Sheriff’s Office frees one suspect in strong-arm robbery
    One suspect has been cleared of charges connected to the strong-arm robbery of a man at a Cashpoint earlier this month. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office determined that Sarah Kay Hunt of Hoffman — who was charged with common-law robbery, attempted kidnapping and assault inflicting serious injury — in fact ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-03-2018
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