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  • Contributed photo Chief Magistrate Cleve Baxley, left, receives the first Mason on the Year Award from the Rockingham Masonic Lodge No. 495. Baxley has been with the lodge since 1999, and said this year his main contributions were organizing Red Cross blood drives with his daughter, Faith, and organizing a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • ROCKINGHAM — Among the barren trees along Hwy. 220 North heading towards Ellerbe stands a small green tree festively decorated with ornaments, a red bell, garland and a large ornament that reads “Merry Christmas.” The man behind the tree, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he saw the tree about ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • Pipeline panel hires investigators, gets records request from Cooper
    RALEIGH — A team of former federal special agents with a rich background investigating public corruption and fraud will dig through documents and interview members of Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to determine whether his $57.8 million Atlantic Coast Pipeline discretionary fund was a political pay-to-play scheme. “This matter is not ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • Elections bill, including possible 9th District primary, goes to governor
    RALEIGH — Once again lawmakers would require a primary if the state elections board calls for a new election in the 9th Congressional District after they scrapped the provision yesterday during a committee meeting. Wednesday, the House and Senate approved House Bill 1029, a conference report which not only would ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • Rockingham, Hamlet received good audits
    ROCKINGHAM — Both Rockingham and Hamlet received positive audit reports at their respectively monthly meetings Tuesday evening, with Rockingham reaching a 99.06 percent tax collection rate. That surpasses the state average. Hamlet posted a 100 percent vehicle tax collection rate for the past two years. Ken Anderson, a CPA with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-13-2018
  • Man bought drugs and alcohol with stolen cards, warrants say
    ROCKINGHAM — A Hamlet man is accused of stealing the financial cards of three women in order to buy clothes, alcohol and cigarettes. Anthony Terrell Wall, 32, of Johnathan Stanback Road, allegedly stole a 2015 Honda Pilot worth an estimated $20,000 belonging to one victim on Nov. 26, along with ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-12-2018
  • Santas go on display at RCC
    HAMLET — For two years, biology instructor Stephen Beck has spread holiday cheer in the Lee Building at Richmond Community College through his Santa display near the visitor’s desk. Approximately 30 santas are arranged in a wooden display case, all with traditional red hats and some with additional add-ons like ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-12-2018
  • New 9th District primary removed from election-board bill
    RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers unveiled a new bill at a Tuesday news conference which would return the Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement to two separate boards after years of court battles over the merger. And then they made a major change while the bill was in committee. Sponsors ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-12-2018
  • Driver killed in Wiregrass Road wreck identified
    ROCKINGHAM — The driver killed in a head-on collision with a logging truck Tuesday has been identified as Susan Harrill McCaskill of Hamlet. McCaskill, 62, was travelling south on Wiregrass Road near Adetha Lane around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she crossed the center line, striking the logging truck, according to ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-12-2018
  • Hudson Brothers back in business
    ROCKINGHAM — When he walked into Hudson Brothers Deli on the Monday after Hurricane Florence hit, Rex Hudson didn’t know if the downtown Rockingham staple would recover. “I thought we were done,” Hudson said. But over the course of the next 11 weeks, his staff and friends, along with more ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 12-12-2018
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