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  • Attorney: ‘State has ample revenue to pay’ judgement
    HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education will take its case against the state to the highest court in North Carolina. The promise from the schools’ attorney comes on the heels of a N.C. Court of Appeals ruling that said the court could not order legislators to pay $272,300 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Sandhills AGInnovation Center aims to help farmers’ produce sales
    Three thousand square feet of concrete and roofing near Ellerbe may just hold the future of Richmond County farming. Scheduled to open in September, the Sandhills AGInnovation Center — a team effort between Richmond and Moore counties and the N.C. Cooperative Extension — will offer opportunities for local farmers to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Share Night with American Legion at Captain D’s
    The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day before publication. To list your event, email Christine S. Carroll at christinecarroll@yourdailyjournal.com or call 910-817-2673. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled. Today AMERICAN LEGION POST 147 Share Night, 5-8 ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Richmond Community College President’s Club kick-off rescheduled for Sept. 28
    HAMLET — The grand celebration and membership drive kick-off for the President’s Club of Richmond Community College will now be held Sept. 28 starting at 6 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium. The President’s Club is an exclusive club for alumni and other individuals interested in supporting and connecting with RichmondCC. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Chambers awarded scholarship
    Courtesy photo Maggi Chambers, center, is awarded the James H. Underwood Jr. Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors of African-American decent seeking to further their education by either attending a historically black college or university or majoring in primary, secondary or post-secondary ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Duke Energy Foundation grant supports Richmond Community College’s growing substation program
    HAMLET — Duke Energy continues its investment in Richmond Community College’s Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology program to help build a skilled workforce for the energy industry. The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the College’s Foundation to expand the curriculum of the EUSRT program that prepares ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • Plans changed in Seaboard stage offer
    HAMLET — The Seaboard Festival has shifted into neutral its plans to build a $15,000 permanent stage and deed it to the city. Instead, festival board members voted Tuesday to build on another, larger site and decide later whether to give it away. In June, Seaboard Festival president Kim Lindsey ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-19-2017
  • 2 incumbents yet to file for Hoffman election
    ROCKINGHAM — One more Hoffman council member filed for re-election on Tuesday, leaving two more with only two and a half days to throw their proverbial hats in the ring. Rory Kevin Jones filled out his paperwork at the Richmond County Board of Elections, according to Elections Director Connie Kelly. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-18-2017
  • A film for ‘progressive thinkers’
    Once, Michael Brewer was a fourth-grade student in a segregated elementary school in Hamlet. Staying with his grandparents for a year’s sojourn from New York City, he saw how blacks and whites experienced their worlds differently. More than 50 years later, Brewer, 64, has used his experiences — and his ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-18-2017
  • Court: Judges can’t force state to transfer money to schools
    RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina legislators violated the state constitution by diverting traffic fine revenues to pay for jails instead of schools, but a state appeals court ruled Tuesday judges can’t make officials cough up the money that should have helped educate students. The judges ruled unanimously that the Richmond ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-18-2017
  • More file for upcoming Richmond County municipal elections
    ROCKINGHAM — With less than a week to go, two incumbents from Hoffman filed their intent to run for office again at the Richmond County Board of Elections Office. Mayor Tommy Hart and councilwoman Cynthia Northcutt both filed on Monday, along with Ellerbe’s Corey Brewington, according to elections director Connie ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-17-2017
  • 2 Rockingham men charged in Cheraw, SC shooting on July 4
    ROCKINGHAM — Two men were awaiting extradition to South Carolina Monday, charged with a non-fatal shooting in Cheraw. Police responded to a call of shots fired at the Alco store just after 9 p.m. on July 4, according to Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas. He said initially, first responders thought ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-17-2017
  • Professor, wife, gift $2.1M to UNCP
    PEMBROKE — The largest donation in the history of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has come from one of the campus’ own. Ben Bahr, UNCP’s William C. Friday chair and distinguished professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and his wife, Alyson, an accomplished artist, have donated $2.1 million ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-15-2017
  • Mining at the museum: New flume promises gemstone finds in Ellerbe
    ELLERBE — Thar’s no gold at that thar flume, but thar’s emeralds, sapphires and amethyst. Or, rather, there will be when the new flume at the Rankin Museum of American Heritage cranks up next weekend. (Thar’ll be fools’ gold, too, so folks should be mindful of bein’ bamboozled.) The first ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-15-2017
  • Richmond County Animal shelter open house aims to increase pet adoptions
    ROCKINGHAM — Nothing is more frustrating than chasing a wet, soapy dog around the house after it has escaped the bathtub. So why not let the Richmond County Animal Shelter do the washing today? The shelter will hold an open house from noon to 5. At the event, they’ll offer ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-15-2017
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