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  • Richmond County man charged with rape twice in 14 months
    ROCKINGHAM — A man with a history of assaults — spending the better part of the last 16 years behind bars — is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor rape-related charges. According to records with the Richmond County Jail and the N.C. Court System, 49-year-old Lency Donnell August has been charged ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-23-2017
  • Richmond Co. Sheriff’s office, FirstHealth team up to collect meds
    ROCKINGHAM — Operation Medicine Drop kicked off Wednesday at G104 FM on Airport Road manned by officers from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and representatives of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. Amy Forester of FirstHealth said about a dozen people had stopped by to drop off unused or expired prescription and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2017
  • FirstHealth brings outpatient behavioral services to Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet
    HAMLET — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is bringing new services to the former Sandhills Regional Hospital, whose emergency room was permanently closed on March 6 after FirstHealth purchased the facility. Mary Silverman, director of FirstHealth Behavioral Services, said this expansion will make certain kinds of specialized care available to patients ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2017
  • Specialist to discuss autism
    WADESBORO — Connections Family Support Program is hosting guest speaker Nancy Nestor on Thursday, April 6 at the Hampton B. Allen Public Library in the Pritchett Room, located at 120 S. Greene St. in Wadesboro from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nestor will be speaking on the topic of autism. She ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-22-2017
  • Farmers Market comes to downtown Hamlet
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Farmers Market Association dished on plans for growth during Tuesday’s meeting at the county agricultural services center. According to association president Nora Hudson, the Downtown Hamlet Farmers Market will open from 4 to 8 p.m. beginning on Thursday, May 4, at Hamlet Depot Park. “It’s ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-21-2017
  • Richmond County Chamber of Commerce boasts more than 40 booths at upcoming Business Expo
    HAMLET — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce announces the 2017 Business Expo will be Tuesday, April 25 on the campus of Richmond Community College at the Cole Auditorium from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and free to attend. From food and beverage vendors ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-21-2017
  • 2 collection sites planned in Richmond County for unused, expired medications
    ROCKINGHAM — Two of Richmond County’s law enforcement agencies are holding events to safely dispose of medications. Both the Rockingham Police Department and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are participating in Operation Medicine Drop, providing locations to drop off unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The sheriff’s office event will ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2017
  • Batty beginning to school week
    ROCKINGHAM — Three schools dismissed students at 2:15 Monday after bats were found in Richmond Senior High School. RSHS, the Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy and Richmond Early College High School sent students home early, but Richmond Sr. was the only school affected by the bats. “There’s no reason to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2017
  • $15 minimum wage bill faces climb in Senate
    The sponsor of an act to raise the minimum wage said Friday she doesn’t believe the bill will ever come to a vote. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, introduced Senate Bill 210, which seeks to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022, on March 8. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2017
  • Goodman appointed to committee
    RALEIGH — North Carolina Speaker of the House of Representatives Tim Moore has appointed State Rep. Ken Goodman of Rockingham to the Council of State Governments Fiscal and Economic Development Public Policy Committee. CSG’s Fiscal & Economic Development Public Policy Committee provides a forum for state leaders to address emerging ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-20-2017
  • Local legislators tour Leath Memorial Library for ‘Day in the District’
    ROCKINGHAM — More than 50 library lovers gathered in the conference room at Leath Memorial Library Friday for a presentation on all of the digital and analog resources the Sandhill Regional Library System has to offer. Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris and Hamlet Mayor Bill Bayless joined state Sen. Tom McInnis ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-18-2017
  • Richmond County Rescue Squad gets underwater camera from auto businesses, riding club
    ROCKINGHAM — Two local businesses and motorcycle club presented an underwater camera to the Richmond County Volunteer Rescue Squad on Friday. Reliable Auto and Towing, owned by Mike Stokes, Dunn’s Auto Sales, owned by Steve Dunn, and Steel Wheels Motorcycle Riding Club came to the squad’s rescue with the camera ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-18-2017
  • Richmond County pair charged with trafficking meth
    ROCKINGHAM — Crystal Juanita Dellinger and John Ingram Diggs are accused of distributing methamphetamine out of a brick house on Cartledge Creek Road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators, along with the vice/narcotics unit and strategic response team, served a search warrant on the home Thursday afternoon — ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-17-2017
  • March against Atlantic Coast Pipeline set to end in Hamlet Saturday
    PEMBROKE — A group of about 40 people walked Thursday from Red Springs to Pembroke to show their opposition to a pipeline. Some began their trek on March 4 at the the Virginia state line to oppose the planned 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The protesters have environmental and economic reasons ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-17-2017
  • Seminar teaches basics of selling on Amazon
    HAMLET — Dreaming of working from home? Looking for a way to earn additional income? The Small Business Center of Richmond Community College will be offering a free seminar, “How to Sell on Amazon for Business Owners,” on Wednesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Scotland County Economic ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 03-17-2017
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