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  • United Way needs help to reach 2020 fundraising goal
    ROCKINGHAM — The United Way of Richmond County is nearing the end of their fundraising period for 2020 and needs help to reach their goal of $250,000, about 95% of which stays in the county to support their more than 17 service agencies. Michelle Parrish, executive director of the Richmond ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Rep. Bishop tours industry, meets county leaders
    ROCKINGHAM — Congressman Dan Bishop made a couple of stops in Richmond County Thursday as part of a week of meetings with local elected officials and business leaders in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. The first stop took him to the Richmond County Industrial Park for a tour of the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • County to consider becoming 2nd Amendment sanctuary
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution to make Richmond County a 2nd Amendment “sanctuary” at their monthly meeting Feb. 4. This is partially in response to the advancement of firearm restrictions in the Virginia legislature last week which sparked protests. Commissioner Ben Moss, a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • County to consider sanctuary status
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution to make Richmond County a 2nd Amendment “sanctuary” at their monthly meeting Feb. 4. This is partially in response to the advancement of firearm restrictions in the Virginia legislature last week which sparked protests. Commissioner Ben Moss, a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • Police: Man kills firefighter who was leaving wife’s home
    GRANITE QUARRY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man shot and killed a firefighter who stepped outside his estranged wife’s house, then walked inside the home and fatally shot himself after confronting the woman, officials said. The man parked a pickup truck in the driveway and was “lying in wait” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • North Carolina man sentenced for fast-food robberies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for robbing two fast-food restaurants with a pistol, according to authorities. Charlotte-based federal prosecutors said in a news release that Elijah Stevarus Hallman, 30, was sentenced Tuesday. He had been convicted in April by ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • Police suspect homicide in death LUMBERTON — The death on Tuesday of a woman who lived on Godwin Avenue is being investigated as a homicide. The body of 76-year-old Annette Hendren Ivey was found about 10 p.m. after Lumberton firefighters and city police answered a fire alarm at 1201 Godwin ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • Governor’s panel produces NC school funding improvement
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A panel created to help North Carolina comply with legal rulings on public school funding backed actions Thursday that align with recent recommendations from an outside consultant. The Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education, in approving its final report, called on increased state funding for ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • New consent order in Leandro case sets stage for educational reform
    The long-running Leandro case hasn’t led to a constitutional bombshell — as some experts feared — but, after years of waiting, presiding Judge David Lee has finally set the stage for action. Lee issued a 34-page order Tuesday, Jan. 21, during a meeting with the parties in the decades-old case. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway
    DETROIT — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The company says the 75,000-square-foot center will open by mid-2020 off Interstate 85 in Concord. GM says it’s still finalizing plans for the number of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • Ex-pastor serving life for murder charged in woman’s death
    STATESVILLE, N.C. — A former pastor serving a life sentence for a 2016 murder has been charged in the death of a woman whose skeletal remains were discovered almost three years after she was reported missing, a North Carolina sheriff said. Timothy Lavaun Crumitie, 54, was charged on Tuesday in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • Animal shelter says “world’s worst cat” is up for adoption
    BAKERSVILLE, N.C. — The “world’s worst cat” is available for adoption — just ask the Mitchell County Animal Rescue organization in North Carolina. The shelter about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northeast of Asheville is waiving adoption fees in the hope that someone will take the cat named Perdita off their ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • NC teachers want info before responding to pay impasse
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s chief lobbying group for teachers is seeking additional input from members before determining a response to the extended state budget stalemate, with a walkout among potential options, the group’s president said Thursday. A caucus within the North Carolina Association of Educators already has been ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-24-2020
  • Rep. Dan Bishop to make appearance in Richmond County
    ROCKINGHAM — Congressman Dan Bishop will visit Richmond County Wednesday to meet with the Chamber of Commerce and local industry. Bishop defeated Democrat Dan McCready to earn a seat representing the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina in September. He replaced Republican Mark Harris in a do-over election after Harris’ ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-22-2020
  • Two teenagers shot in Wadesboro after basketball game altercation
    The murder of a 16-year-old and potential paralyzation of his 15-year-old cousin on Martin Luther King Day has cast a dark shadow over Wadesboro. “We are just devastated,” exclaimed Pastor Steve Adams speaking not only of himself but of the community in general. “ And it was all over a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 01-22-2020
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