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  • Toni Maples to replace Lee Berry in 2020 commissioners race
    ROCKINGHAM — Toni Maples will replace Lee Berry as a candidate for Richmond County Board of Commissioners this fall. The Richmond County Republican Party’s Executive Committee, of which Maples was a part prior to the vote, voted unanimously in support of her candidacy with a 2-0 vote Monday afternoon. Maples ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-03-2020
  • Lee Wallace appointed to RCC Board of Trustees
    ROCKINGHAM — Lee Wallace has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper as a member-at-large of the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees, Cooper’s press office announced Monday. Wallace is the Early Intervention Services Supervisor for the Sandhills Children’s Developmental Services Agency (SCDSA) in Rockingham. He is also a radio announcer ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 08-03-2020
  • Daily Journal, Aging Services partner on pet food drive for seniors
    The Richmond County Daily Journal and Richmond County Aging Services are teaming up to provide products for pets of seniors in need. “Former Richmond County Daily Journal Sales Manager Judy Cagle was a strong supporter of the Richmond County Humane Society and was concerned about the pets of senior citizens ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • Virus spread outpaced health department’s contact tracing
    ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department has hired two temporary part-time staff members to help conduct enough contact tracing to keep up with the new positive cases of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has put an unprecedented amount of pressure on local medical staff who are on the ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • NC Board of Elections: Absentee by-mail voting ‘safe and secure’
    RALEIGH – The North Carolina State Board of Elections office issued a statement this week about absentee ballot security in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet regarding delaying the November general election. Across the state, election officials have worked for many months to ensure accessible, safe and accurate elections in ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • School board to discuss athletics, reopening protocols
    HAMLET — With the first day of the fall semester now less than a month away, the Richmond County Schools Board of Education will gather for its regular meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Board of Education office, located at 118 Vance Street. The agenda includes an update ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • NC braces for Isaias; Hamlet hospital could be medical shelter
    ROCKINGHAM — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday signed a state of emergency declaration that he said will help the state prepare to deal with the potential effects of Hurricane Isaias. Cooper issued the declaration in order to issue transportation waivers to allow trucks and other supply carriers to move more ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • Interest in guns has spiked since March
    ROCKINGHAM — The amount of gun permits Richmond County Sheriff’s Office issued in from April to June was 261.8% more than the amount issued over that same period in 2019, a trend that local weapons instructors say is partially due a growing feeling of unease stemming from social unrest. In ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • ALE raids 5 illegal casinos in Richmond County
    ROCKINGHAM — In a series of raids Thursday, special agents from the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement division and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seized 14 illegal gaming machines, various documents and cash from five illegal casinos. The businesses raided were Ninas Mart in East Rockingham, Duncan’s Food Store in Cordova, ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
  • Majority of NC voters say census worth the money
    A new High Point University Poll finds that almost two-thirds (64%) of registered voters in North Carolina think that the Census is worth the money the government is spending on it, while only 25% think it’s a waste of money and 12% offer no opinion. Approximately half of registered voters ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 07-31-2020
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