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  • County Crime Report
    May 22 ELLERBE — At 2:12 p.m., deputies responded to a parking lot on Main Street following a report of a suspect breaking into a vehicle and stealing tools and supplies valued at $100. James Edward Pankey, 56, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, as ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-28-2020
  • Local students receive scholarships
    Pee Dee Electric Awareness Committee recently awarded $8,000 in college scholarships to eight students across its service area who are seeking to further their academic goals. The scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and live in a home served by Pee Dee Electric. The recipients are: — ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-28-2020
  • Bill overturning bar closures by Cooper clears N.C. Senate
    RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina legislators are wading into Gov. Roy Cooper’s business reopening decisions, as the state Senate voted Thursday to let bars serve customers again despite his recent executive order keeping them closed due to COVID-19. With support from members of both parties, the legislation approved overwhelmingly that ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-28-2020
  • Crump: Rockingham in a ‘gun to the head’ situation, proposes $0.10 tax increase
    ROCKINGHAM — The City of Rockingham’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 includes spending cuts and and a tax increase to accommodate both the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated losses in sales tax revenue resulting from the Richmond County Board of Commissioners’ decision to change ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
  • Dragway holding events without spectators
    ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Dragway is holding events again, but the only way you would be able to see them is if you’re a competitor or a crew member. The venue has held some private tests over the last few weeks and held its 22nd Annual Big John Memorial Nationals ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
  • Restaurant workers learn about COVID-19 compliance
    ROCKINGHAM — Several groups of Richmond County restaurant workers got an in-depth look Wednesday at what they need to do to comply with coronavirus-related guidelines and restrictions. Richmond Community College hosted four free compliance seminars in a conference room at Cole Auditorium. Representatives from Griffin Marketing Group, an independent manufacturer’s ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
  • Officer and suspect injured in shootout Tuesday night
    WADESBORO — An officer from the Wadesboro Police Department and a suspect were injured in a shooting that took place in the Wadesboro Housing Authority’s Myrtlewood Apartment Complex off Myrtlewood Drive on Tuesday, May 26. Both injured parties are in serious but stable condition. The officer was flown to Charlotte ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
  • John Coltrane mural saved from cuts, work to begin next week
    HAMLET — The planned John Coltrane mural will be coming to Hamlet after all. The project was a part of the roughly $700,000 in last-minute cuts the Hamlet City Council made to their 2020-2021 budget in order to help withstand the hit from the Richmond County Board of Commissioners’ vote ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
  • Trump’s convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge
    CHARLOTTE — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as coronavirus cases surge in the host county and statewide. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has refused to give in, though, responding with a ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
  • Bars could serve outdoors in bill clearing N.C. Senate panel
    RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina bars — their doors still shuttered by executive order — could serve patrons outdoors during the pandemic in legislation that cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday. One approved measure attempts to increase the customer base for restaurants and breweries that have been allowed to partially ... read more
    Source: Daily JournalPublished on 05-27-2020
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