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  • MOTORCYCLE MANIA
    ROCKINGHAM — There’s nothing like a close brush with death to get the juices pumping. Take it from Sam White, championship Nitro Harley rider from Chapin, South Carolina, who was the main attraction at this weekend’s 19th annual SmokeOut Rally: “It will change who you are, it’s hard to explain.” ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-19-2018
  • Goodwin listening to rural voters’ concerns
    ROCKINGHAM — The head of the state Democratic Party swung through his home county Monday during a four-stop day on his “Rural N.C. Listening Tour.” Hamlet native Wayne Goodwin, who was elected state chairman in February 2017, met with Richmond County residents at Liberty Place to hear what they have ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-19-2018
  • Hamlet, Ellerbe prep for Fourth of July festivities
    HAMLET — The city promises twice the traditional spectacle for this year’s Fourth of July celebration, with the release of a two-year stash of glittery explosions. And Ellerbe once again will go with the tried and true: watermelon grabs, three-legged races, and plenty of hot dogs, burgers and cool drinks. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-18-2018
  • Richmond County sheriff’s deputies: Woman had meth precursors around kids
    ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly having key ingredients for meth around children. Investigators with the sheriff’s office were investigating complaints of methamphetamine possibly being cooked in a home on Hatcher Road, southeast of Rockingham, on June 11 when they say the found several ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-18-2018
  • Hoptober Fest tickets on sale
    ROCKINGHAM — Tickets are on sale for Rockingham’s fourth annual Hoptoberfest which features craft beer samples, live music, and a chicken wing competition. Seth Allen, membership and communications director for the Richmond County of Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber has added tickets from last year’s event which had more ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-16-2018
  • Soul in the Hole basketball tournament in Dobbins Heights set for end of month
    DOBBINS HEIGHTS — For a community looking for more unity, Dobbins Heights is taking up an ambitious new venture: a monthly basketball tournament. The idea had been brewing independently in the minds of Mayor Pro Tem Tyré Holloway and his old friend Tiger Stanback to put the Dobbins Heights blacktop ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-15-2018
  • Thrift store expands to 2nd location
    HAMLET — Molly and Rodney Grooms will open a second 32 Thrift location Saturday morning, moving their furniture sales to make room for more second-hand clothing, shoes and purses. The “new” redbrick building at 120 Raleigh St. will house used and new furniture — on Friday, a Deco “waterfall” vanity ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-15-2018
  • Hot air on the Square
    ROCKINGHAM — Visitors to Thursday’s Affair on the Square didn’t find the rain of past years, but the oppressive heat did send them into and out of air conditioning. Which, apparently, helped a few people find shops they hadn’t known were there and were glad to find. “I like the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-15-2018
  • Motorcycle ride to send Special Olympics athlete to national games
    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is coming together to support one of its own who is going to represent North Carolina in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. On Sunday, VFW Post 4203 and Ol’ Skool Tribe motorcycle club will team up to hold the Special Olympics Team NC Bike ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-15-2018
  • Rockingham Rotary awards $44K in grants to 23 groups
    ROCKINGHAM — Over the last two weeks, the Rockingham Rotary Club has donated a total of $44,818 in grants to 23 organizations and causes in Richmond County. Justin Clark, president-elect of the club, said the total grant money was lower than they expected but that it’s “wonderful to give to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-14-2018
  • Mother in SC missing-baby case facing murder charge
    CHESTERFIELD, S.C. — A young mother accused of lying about the abduction of her daughter who was later found dead is now facing a murder charge. According to online court records, 19-year-old Breanna Denise Lewis is charged with murder/homicide by child abuse. Records show she was arrested June 8 and ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-14-2018
  • Just passing through
    Richmond County residents lined the sidewalks Thursday morning, waving as a line of muscle cars and classic autos filled the streets with the sounds of honking horns and revving engines. The Hot Rod Power Tour passed through downtown Rockingham as drivers made their way from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-14-2018
  • Hamlet police chief listens to public’s concerns over coffee
    HAMLET — Call it “Coffee with a Cop Times Seven.” Scott Waters finally got to do what he has craved doing since becoming police chief in 2014: share a cup of coffee and conversation with the community — on Wednesday morning, with about a dozen visitors to the Hamlet Senior ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-14-2018
  • Rockingham to borrow $6.1M to build RCC downtown campus
    ROCKINGHAM — The City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to move forward with applying for a $6.1 million loan to pay for the construction of the new Richmond Community College Campus in downtown Rockingham. The project will go out to bids on June 26, according to Mayor Steve Morris. ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-13-2018
  • Hamlet council members exchange barbs on Facebook post
    HAMLET — In a contentious Facebook back-and-forth Wednesday afternoon, three City Council members rehashed their opposing votes on the town’s fiscal 2019 budget, with one member calling another out for missing what he said were three recent council meetings. The exchange began when commenter Greg Haywood of Rockingham said he ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 06-13-2018
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