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  • Laurinburg pastor calls for unity following shootings
    LAURINBURG — Over the past couple of weeks there have been of a string of unrelated shootings in Laurinburg, and one local pastor is asking for the community to come together before tragedy strikes. The Rev. Michael Edds is a known name in the community as the pastor for Cross ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-21-2019
  • The Rock: ‘We’re going to be here’
    ROCKINGHAM — The Rock Speedway and Entertainment Complex offered to take less money in a deal with Epicenter Festival-promoter Danny Wimmer Presents after months of radio silence were broken only by the promoter saying that they would be leaving Rockingham, according to an account of the negotiations by an executive ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-19-2019
  • Report: RCC cyber attack was first successful of this scale at NC community college
    RALEIGH — The cyber disturbance that temporarily took out all of Richmond Community College’s internet-based services in July and apparently stunted the college’s fall enrollment was part of a nationwide ransomware attack on higher education institutions that, in one case, lead the governor of Louisiana to declare a state of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • Volunteers lead fundraising event to benefit underserved youth
    ELLERBE – Pickin’ in the Pines, a barbecue and Bluegrass concert featuring three outstanding Bluegrass acts, including four-time banjo-player of the year Kristin Scott Benson with The Grascals, will be hosted on October 19, 2019 from 5-11pm by the Millstone 4-H Camp Advisory Council to raise funds to provide scholarships ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • UNCP counsel exits under cloud of records request
    LUMBERTON — When Joshua Malcolm walks away Thursday from his job as general counsel for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke he will be leaving as the campus and the UNC system are embroiled in a lawsuit related to him. Gray Media Group Inc., the parent company of Charlotte-based ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • Early voting for municipal elections open
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Early voting in Richmond County’s local elections in Rockingham, Hamlet, Ellerbe, Hoffman and Norman began Wednesday and only 65 people have voted since. The polls, located at at 123 Caroline St. in Rockingham, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week day ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • ‘Sanders Family’ returns to Theatre in new play
    Brian Bloom | Daily Journal The Richmond Community Theatre holds a rehearsal for its performance of Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming, which features the Sanders Family from Sanders Family Christmas, this time preparing to send Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe off on a good note as he heads to a new church ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • NC officials emphasize voting security efforts
    RALEIGH — Countering any voter anxieties about the integrity of the ballot box, North Carolina officials embarked Thursday on a public campaign to highlight current safeguards and strategies against interference entering the 2020 elections. The “Your Vote Counts NC” effort will emphasize social media to make the state’s 6.8 million ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • Alzheimer’s Walk increases fundraising goal in second year
    HAMLET — The Richmond County Dementia Capable Action Team will hold its 2nd Annual Alzheimer’s Walk Saturday to raise money to support efforts to train individuals, businesses and organizations to better serve those who suffer from the disease. Registration for the walk will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-18-2019
  • Ghost Walk to reveal Historic District secrets
    ROCKINGHAM — This year’s Rockingham Ghost Walk will lead paranormal explorers down a new path through the city’s dark past: Fayetteville Road. Scott Tomestic, a co-lead investigator with the Pee Dee Paranormal Group, said that, with the help of a Richmond County history expert in Mayor Pro Tem John Hutchinso ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-17-2019
  • Siren returns to Hamlet Fire Department, to be used as weather warning
    HAMLET — The siren that could be heard all over Hamlet has returned to the Hamlet Fire Department and will soon begin serving as a warning for extreme weather events and will be tested every Saturday at noon — just like the old days. The department estimates that the siren ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-17-2019
  • Habitat visits church to build volunteer base
    Gavin Stone | Daily Journal Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills Amie Fraley speaks at a Habitat Lunch at First United Methodist Church in Rockingham on Wednesday as part of the organization’s ongoing effort to network with faith communities to build support. The lunch focused on ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-17-2019
  • Police, students join seniors in Bingo
    HAMLET — The City of Hamlet has kicked off a program that will bring regular visitors in to see the elderly at The Hamlet House and the Richmond Pines retirement facilities. “Bingo with the Thin Blue Line” will have officers and high school interns spending time with the residents of ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-16-2019
  • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond birth announcements September 2019
    The following parent/s has authorized the release of the births of their children at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC: September 1, 2019 Jeffrey Brown Jr. and Chonna Thomas, Rockingham, a son, Jeffrey Jareese Brown III September 4, 2019 Jonathan and Terri Gibson, Hamlet, a son, Mason Wayne Gibson ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-16-2019
  • RCC hosts cyber security expert to share tips for individuals and businesses
    HAMLET — Richmond Community College hosted a Cyber Security Summit on Tuesday in the wake of the college’s recovery from its own cyber security breach this summer which affected all of the college’s internet-based services. Daniel Farmer was the guest speaker for the event, offering his guidelines for how businesses ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 10-16-2019
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