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  • Dem Chairman touring rural NC, reflects on Richmond County’s growth
    ROCKINGHAM — When it comes to 2020, North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman and Richmond County-native Wayne Goodwin is focused on the “kitchen table” and “pocketbook” issues that affect all voters. “‘Are my kids going to have a better life than I did? Are they going to be able to attend ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-17-2019
  • State News Briefs: Aug. 16
    Water restored after main break in North Carolina town MAYSVILLE — Residents in a North Carolina town can drink the water again after a water main break led officials to shut off the supply. News outlets report the town of Maysville restored service on Thursday evening, and on Friday, town ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • City Lake improvements boosted by partnership with Vulcan
    HAMLET — The City of Hamlet has partnered with Vulcan Materials Company to provide improvements to City Lake at a reduced cost and crews began putting in large gravel along the shoreline on Friday. Vulcan, which produces construction aggregate, gave the city a discount on Rip Rap, a type of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Team Madison Blood Drive a success
    LAURINBURG — Team Madison held its first blood drive on Thursday and more than 80 people showed up in support of Madison Fedak. The local group teamed up with OneBlood, a nonprofit organization, to collect blood donations and sell Team Madison merchandise to support the Relay for Life. OneBlood sent ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Sorority elects new officers
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is an international historically black Greek-lettered sorority. In 1920, five women from Howard University envisioned a sorority that would raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members. These women believed ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Higher-ed goes to jail
    Northeastern Technical College is one of 64 colleges participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Program. The program allows eligible incarcerated individuals to receive Pell Grants to pursue postsecondary education. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with approximately 2.2 million people behind ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Prisoners get a second chance
    Northeastern Technical College is one of 64 colleges participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Program. The program allows eligible incarcerated individuals to receive Pell Grants to pursue postsecondary education. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with approximately 2.2 million people behind ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Rob Ransom named assistant principal and athletic director for RSHS
    ROCKINGHAM — Rob Ransom was named Assistant Principal/Athletic Director for Richmond Senior High School. The decision was made during a called board meeting Thursday evening. “I’m looking forward to combining my love of education with my passion for sports,” said Ransom, former Cordova Middle principal. Before being a principal, Ransom ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Candor man indicted for threats to witness
    ROCKINGHAM — A Candor man was indicted this week for threatening a witness in a case against him. Jessie Jaquan Pratt, 22, of Robinson Road is charged with one felony count of intimidating a witness and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. Pratt allegedly threatened to kill and inflict bodily ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Churches hold revival services, celebrate homecomings
    HAMLET— Many churches are celebrating homecomings and revivals this month. Mamie Bristow, chairman of the Trustee Board for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, says the church, which will celebrate its 22nd Annual Homecoming on Aug. 25, sprang from another in the area. “We started at my home church, Poplar Spring ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Winner of ‘Dirtiest Grill’ contest to carry on father’s tradition
    ROCKINGHAM — Brian Gardner has been named the winner of the Daily Journal’s Ugliest Grill Contest 2019 and this week received his new Char-Broil 5-burner propane grill from Lowe’s. Gardner, who was born in Rockingham but now lives in Charlotte, said the grates were stolen off his grill at the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • Earnhardt Jr. safe after plane crash in Tennessee, sister says
    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver’s sister tweeted. Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver’s wife, Amy, and 15-month-old daughter, Isla, also were on the plane ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-16-2019
  • State News Briefs: Aug. 15
    North Carolina transgender inmate moved to women’s prison RALEIGH — North Carolina officials have transferred a transgender inmate to a women’s prison. News outlets report the state Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that Kanautica Zayre-Brown was moved to Anson Correctional Institution in Polkton. The move comes after months of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2019
  • Hamlet approves deal to improve Memorial Park at no cost for labor
    HAMLET — The Hamlet City Council approved a budget of up to $10,000 to be put towards revitalizing the baseball infield at Memorial Park on Tuesday. The council approved the budget without a formal resolution after American Legion Post 49’s Chip Gordon offered to do the labor for free. “The ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2019
  • City manager touts progress on park project
    HAMLET — The Hamlet City Council met and were updated on city projects and park improvements at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Jonathan Blanton talked about the recent cleanup efforts made at South Hamlet Park, W.D. James Park and Memorial Park. “We have received the new playground equipment,” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-15-2019
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