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3 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

2-year project sought to bring Cascades expansion to Richmond County

Before Cascades Tissue Group announced a Scotland County expansion and the transfer of 50 to 60 Rockingham jobs, local leaders spent roughly two years trying to keep all regional Cascades operations in Richmond County.

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Related Topix: Scotland County, NC, Rockingham, NC

3 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Imaging center reopens at Richmond Memorial

Special to the Daily JournalLocal officials and the community gathered Aug. 18 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the newly renovated imaging center at Richmond Memorial Hospital.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC

3 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Schools name top teacher, principal

Contributed photoEighth-grade science teacher Jennifer O'Neal of Ellerbe Middle School was named Teacher of the Year during the Richmond County Schools convocation Thursday at Cole Auditorium.

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Related Topix: Ellerbe, NC, Hamlet, NC, Rockingham, NC

18 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Coal ash cleanup bill passes

A bill addressing the coal ash controversy following a spill into the Dan River earlier this year is on its way to the governor's desk.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Rockingham, NC, Raleigh, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Uniform shop sells approved school fashions

Daily JournalTeresa Hatcher, owner of The Golden Rule, organizes an assortment of school polo shirts at her store.

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Related Topix: Anson County, NC, Hamlet, NC, Montgomery County, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

DSS director coming home to Richmond County

Civitas MediaNew Richmond County Department of Social Services Director Robby Hall works in his Laurinburg office during his last week on the job as DSS director in neighboring Scotland County.

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Related Topix: Scotland County, NC, Laurinburg, NC, Rockingham, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

Our View: Homelessness calls for grace

We say it before meals, sing about it in church and associate it with a ballerina's bearing and poise.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Opinion

Richmond County Daily Journal

New eatery to hire 10

Daily JournalA 60-ton crane hoists one of four large air conditioners onto the roof of a new multipurpose building Wednesday on East Washington Street.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Life, Food, Dining, Pinehurst, NC, Moore County, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Mini-library promotes love of reading

Daily JournalSusan Furr stands in front of the Little Free Library at her home on Fairway Drive in Rockingham.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Rockingham, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

Group recognizes Commissioner Thad Ussery

Richmond County Commissioner Thad Ussery receives the 20-year service award from N.C. Association of County Commissioners President Ray Jeffers, a Person County commissioner and association Executive Director David F. Thompson at right.

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Related Topix: Person County, NC, Buncombe County, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

First day for Richmond County students is Monday

Kelly Russell, an 11th- and 12th- grade social studies teacher at Richmond Senior, puts up a Declaration of Independence poster in her classroom.

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Related Topix: Hamlet, NC, Ellerbe, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

Biofuels company eyes Richmond County

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCTEnviva - a company that produces wood pellets like these for utility companies to use instead of burning coal - has proposed to build three new facilities in the region, including one in Richmond County.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Sampson County, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

USDA recruiting veterans as farmers

Military veterans can learn to trade tanks for tractors at a U.S. Department of Agriculture event designed to help vets take up farming and ranching.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Veteran Affairs, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hudson

Richmond County Daily Journal

Richmond among worst counties for truck crashes

Daily JournalCordova Fire and Rescue volunteers contain fluid spilling from an overturned tractor-trailer Aug. 11 outside Rockingham on U.S. 1 South.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, North Carolina, Anson County, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

County workers' pensions are safe

Daily JournalRichmond County teachers belong to the state retirement system; changes in the way the GASB requires governments to report unfunded pensions is not expected to affect them directly.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Hamlet, NC, Education Etc.

Richmond County Daily Journal

Cascades to expand; 50-60 jobs shifting to Wagram

Cascades Inc., an international paper company with two facilities in Rockingham, announced Monday plans to expand its converting operations into Wagram.

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Related Topix: Wagram, NC, Rockingham, NC, Scotland County, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Richmond County Daily Journal

Teen accused of breaking into chuch

Richmond County sheriff's deputies say they saw a young man running from a church on Eason Drive while responding to an alarm around 5 a.m. Monday.

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Richmond County Daily Journal

Man charged with break-in at Richmond County school

James Edward Pankey, 50, forced his way into the school at 1426 Green Lake Road near Ellerbe on Thursday, according to a warrant for his arrest.

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Related Topix: Ellerbe, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Our View: Scams call for skepticism

You have about a 1 in 175 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Clemmons, NC, Opinion

Richmond County Daily Journal

Voters to decide on right to choose judge over jury

Voters in Richmond County and throughout the state will decide this November whether defendants in superior court should be able to waive their right to a jury trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

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