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  • United Way of Richmond County asks agencies for letters of intent
    ROCKINGHAM — United Way of Richmond County is looking for agencies to partner with to meet “the critical health and human needs” in the county, according to a letter from Michelle Parrish. Parrish, executive director, said United Way’s goal is to “create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-22-2017
  • Pok√©mon player relives childhood with trendy game
    ROCKINGHAM — Although the streets aren’t filled with as many Pokémon Go players as last year, the cellphone game still has some Richmond County residents out and about. Wednesday afternoon, Antwan Page, of Hamlet, was standing in front of the Daily Journal office where he had just caught a few ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-22-2017
  • Dogwood Alliance, Concerned Citizens of Richmond County mount last-ditch opposition to Enviva pellet plant
    HAMLET — Environmental activists have expressed last-minute opposition to a wood pellet-processing plant to be built near Dobbins Heights. Richmond County commissioners approved plans for the plant three years ago, and construction has begun. On June 15, the Dogwood Alliance released a video called “Rising Up with Richmond County,” which ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • Rockingham Lidl will fire latest salvo in grocery price war
    ROCKINGHAM — When the German grocer Lidl opens its doors this summer, Richmond County shoppers will have more neatly laid out options and promises of lower prices. Consumers may consider that good news, but it’s unlikely to stir the same feelings for Lidl’s across-the-road neighbor Walmart, which has had profit-leaching ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • Kelly named co-recipient of community development award
    The Southern Rural Development Center recently named Susan Kelly as the 2017 co-recipient of the Bonnie Teater Community Development Early Career Achievement Award. Kelly worked as the county faculty and extension director in Sumter County, Florida, from 2005 to 2013 when she then became the county extension director in Richmond ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • From student to teacher
    Now that those in the class of 2017 have turned their tassels, new Richmond Senior High School alum Zainab Bhatti is reflecting on graduation and where she plans to go from here. What was your favorite part about graduation? “Definitely getting my diploma, it felt surreal” she said. “I also ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-21-2017
  • Feds put Hamlet nursing home on notice
    HAMLET — Richmond Pines Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center will not be allowed to seek Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements for inpatient care as of July 2, unless it corrects deficiencies noted during a recent inspection. A federal office charged with ensuring patient well-being announced the determination in a legal advertisement placed ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Aging Hamlet garbage truck leads trashy life
    HAMLET — Like her biblical namesake, Jezebel has insatiable appetites — but not for power and, erm, romance. Rather, Jezebel loves trash. Mounds of it. Bags of it. Curbside carts full of it. “(She) likes to eat,” confirms Ray Ellerbe, half of the two-member crew who rides with the lumbering ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • NC Wildlife officer: Littering causes hazards at Blewett Falls at Anson, Richmond county line
    LILESVILLE — Beer cans. Glass bottles. Drug paraphernalia. Guests are likely to find those and more when visiting Blewett Falls Lake, according to Josh Freeborn, a senior officer with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Freeborn said he often sees visitors to the area toss their trash to the side ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Melvin family establishes $1,000 memorial scholarship at RCC
    HAMLET — Students attending Richmond Community College in the summer will now have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help offset the costs of tuition, books and fees. Kenny and Leah Melvin established the Dr. R. Kenneth Melvin Memorial Scholarship in memory of Melvin’s father, who served eight ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Richmond County deputies charge 10 following raid in East Rockingham
    ROCKINGHAM — Ten people are facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor drug charges following a raid on an East Rockingham home last week. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Response Team executed a search warrant at 149 Hannah Pickett First Ave. on June 15, seizing an unspecified amount of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Richmond County Board of Education makes changes to uniform policy
    HAMLET — Shirts embroidered with tiny galloping ponies are “in” for next school year, thanks to changes in the school district’s uniform policy. So, too, are alligators, flags and sailboats. Intending to open up clothing options and to “promote safety,” the Richmond County School Board has approved several changes to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • 2 charged in robbery, shooting
    HAMLET — Two Stanly County men are facing robbery and assault charges after allegedly shooting a man last week. According to investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call the night of June 14 in reference to a gunshot victim on Sellers Drive, off of Battley Dairy ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-20-2017
  • Former textile worker credits RCC for career change
    HAMLET — Eight years ago, Faye Quick of Hamlet found herself in a position that no one wants to be in — laid off. Quick was working in the textile industry when her job moved overseas. Her education had stopped with high school, and the idea of going to college ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-19-2017
  • American Legion installs new officers
    Courtesy photo New officers for Rockingham-East Rockingham American Legion Post 147 for 2017-2018 are, from left to right, front row, Chaplain David Williams, Judge Advocate Jeff Joyner, Commander John R. Carr; Adjutant/Finance Philip Bradley, 1st Vice Commander Wayne Johnson and 2nd Vice Commander Carlton Hawkins; second row, Installing Officer David ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-16-2017
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