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Report details cause of 8 child deaths, outlines prevention
ROCKINGHAM — Eight Richmond County children died in 2017, according to a report released earlier this month by the Child Fatality Prevention Team, which found that none of the deaths were the direct result of failures in the county’s family and child care systems.
Hamlet man molested child of guest, warrants say
HAMLET — A Hamlet man has been charged with committing a sex act on the child of someone staying at his home. Howard McLauren, 47, of Hylan Avenue, and his girlfriend allowed a relative of the girlfriend’s and her 4-year-old child to stay at their home when McLauren allegedly committed a lewd and la
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The Rockingham County Tax Administration will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, to answer any questions residents may have on the upcoming 2019 Revaluation of Real Property in Rockingham County.
Holiday in the Pines Tips Off Thursday
Two nights of some entertaining high school basketball starts Thursday at Pinecrest. The return of the annual First Bank Holiday in the Pines Invitational has a bit of a wrinkle this season, as it will offer both varsity and junior varsity action.
Raider boys fall in thrilling home opener, girls lose to Reagan again
Leon Hargrove Jr. | Daily Journal Reagan's Taniya Ford (30) goes in for a layup as Richmond's Jayla McDougald (10) and Allexis Swiney (14) looks on during Monday's contest. Ford scored nine points and helped Reagan take down Richmond 44-28.
Man arrested following threat against deputy, sheriff’s office
ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a Rockingham man that posted a threat to a sheriff’s deputy and the sheriff’s office in general saying “they should all be drug out in the street and shot.” William Andrew Sanders, 34, of Safie 2nd Street posted the threat on his F
Another 18-wheeler rolls over on U.S. 220 South
ELLERBE — A tractor-trailer rolled over on the on-ramp to U.S. 220 South across from The Berry Patch on Monday, notching the third truck claimed in the same area since July and the fourth since Fall 2017.
$1,000 donation to provide Christmas for homeless students
ROCKINGHAM — During the Poplar Hill Lodge Prince Hall Mason’s annual Christmas dinner, group members donated a $1,000 check for the homeless students of Richmond County Schools.
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In North Carolina For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in North Carolina are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in North Carolina
Officer injured after assault at Scotland Correctional Institution
LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) – An officer was transported to a local hospital after being assaulted Monday night at Scotland Correctional Institution, according to news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Crash on NC 79 and US 74
Jael Pembrick|The Laurinburg Exchange Two people, an unnamed male and female, were taken to hospitals after a crash on NC 79 S and US 74. The car veered over the right side of the road into a deep embankment where first responders had to use rope and ladders to retrieve them. Highway Patrolman First
Third man charged in murder case
LAURINBURG — A third suspect has been charged in the deadly shooting that took place on Dec. 9 along Lees Mill Road. On Thursday, Benjamin Tart, 19, of Old Lumberton Road was charged and arrested in connection to the death of 31-year-old Brandon Brooks. Tart was charged with conspiracy to commit mur
Rockingham radio schedule, Dec. 16-21
This is the final schedule for Rockingham County Radio. Listen at 1420 and 1490 AM live or on-demand at RCR24.com. Tuesday: Jerry Carlton, Mayodan town manager visits with Maggie Duggins, age 99, who shares her memories of Avalon. Originally broadcast in September 1993.
Former Rockingham quarterback Lonnie Galloway named UNC assistant coach
CHAPEL HILL – Lonnie Galloway, a 1989 graduate of Rockingham County High School, and former quarterback on the Cougars football team, was one of three new hires on University of North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown’s coaching staff on Tuesday.
Ex-United States caretaker boss Dave Sarachan joins North Carolina FC
Dave Sarachan, who led the United States on a caretaker basis for nearly all of 2018, has signed with USL side North Carolina FC to become the team's next manager, the club announced on Monday.
Rockingham County Schools to operate on 3-hour delay Friday
Rockingham County Schools plan to operate on a three-hour delay for students on Friday, Dec. 14. School buses will not travel down gravel roads. Childcare will open at 9 a.m. All employees should review their options regarding reporting to work.
The story behind the decorated tree on Highway 220 North
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 a
Man fatally shot before flight at North Carolina airport
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man is accused of shooting and killing another man outside a small airport. Citing a Greenville police release, news outlets report 52-year-old Joseph Pate died at the scene outside Pitt-Greenville Airport early Sunday. Airport Director Betty Stansbury says P
There’s Only One Remaining Train Station Like This In All Of North Carolina And It’s Magnificent
North Carolina has a rich history in the railroad industry. The very first railroad was chartered in 1834 and ran from Wilmington to Raleigh. Soon, others were chartered and built as well, each with the potential for many stations along the route. One such station, built in 1900, is the only histori
For Chief District Court Judge Amy Wilson, the law is “in her blood”
ROCKINGHAM — Practicing law was in her blood, but Amy Wilson never thought she would be a chief District Court judge. Wilson was appointed to the position by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina Mark Martin in October and she took office on Dec. 1. She will now take on more administr