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14 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Ledbetter Lake owners need $2.3 million to repair dam10:38 am | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalThe dam at Ledbetter Lake developed leaks in 2012 and as a result, the lake was drained.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, East Rockingham, NC

14 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

Breaking ground10:36 am | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalTim Hawks, left, Carlos Zamora and Evan Hawks, on the front loader, begin construction of new restrooms at the Steele Street access to Hitchcock Creek.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Officials recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month9:38 am | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalLocal law enforcement officers turn out for the Richmond County Sexual Assault Team presentation, "No More."

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Related Topix: Hamlet, NC, Rockingham, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

Rockingham man charged with cooking meth9:37 am | 0

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested Corey William Byrd, 29, on April 3 for being in possession of materials used to cook meth and having possession of meth.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Drugs

Anson Record

Anson County's unemployment drops 1.1 percent in February

Anson County's unemployment rate took a steep drop in February, down to 7.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

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Related Topix: Anson County, NC, Graham County, NC, Orange County, NC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

3.67 miles of team building9:24 am | 0

Saturday's coverage for Richmond County Daily Journal staff proved that work doesn't always have to seem like - well, work.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Education Etc., Opinion

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Lopez: Golden Egg hunt 'quite an adventure'9:24 am | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalVictoria Lopez, 20, of Rockingham, discovered the Golden Egg on Friday near some gravestones along Cagel Grave Road outside of Ellerbe.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Ellerbe, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

New vision, life for Ellerbe Springs inn and campgroundApril 12th | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalEllerbe Springs Inn as it looks today. Mark and Donna Bucheridge have already started on some repairs to the property.

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Related Topix: Ellerbe, NC, Home Listing, Home

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Pig virus drives bacon prices upApril 12th | 0

Submitted photoThe pigs in these stalls at Chris Yaklin's farm in Ellerbe are healthy and strong.

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Related Topix: Ellerbe, NC, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Duplin County, NC

Richmond County Daily Journal

FracturedApril 12th | 0

In many cases the towns themselves are what haunt people with their abandoned buildings and crumbling facades.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC

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Stop for school buses - it's the lawApril 12th | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalThese two vehicles pass Bus 203, and at the same time violate state law, as the bus is clearly stopped, emergency lights are flashing and the stop signal is fully extended.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

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Rankin Museum to remember Andr the GiantApril 11th | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalGail Benson, museum curator at the Rankin Museum in Ellerbe, sorts through Andre the Giant's memorabilia that the museum just acquired.

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Related Topix: Ellerbe, NC, The Princess Bride, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Andre the Giant

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Bus leaves passenger at medical clinicApril 11th | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalAn elderly Richmond County woman on her way home from a medical appointment was denied permission to board an Area of Richmond Transit vehicle on Monday because she lacked the $1 fare.

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Books for everyoneApril 11th | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalMonica Terry, Hamlet Public Library assistant, and Carmella Johnson, library supervisor, work on getting the many books out in preparation for the book sale.

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Related Topix: Hamlet, NC

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Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinchedApril 11th | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalThe Rockingham location is one of three Family Dollar stores in Richmond County, with a fourth planned for East Rockingham.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Anson Record

Anson County's unemployment drops 1.1 percent in February

Anson County's unemployment rate took a steep drop in February, down to 7.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

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Related Topix: Anson County, NC, Graham County, NC, Orange County, NC

Anson Record

Wadesboro Council denies RV park, increases fire taxApril 8th | 0

The Wadesboro Town Council voted for an increase in a fire district tax and voted down a proposed RV park during its meeting on Monday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wadesboro, NC, Robeson County, NC

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Ken Lyerly named Volunteer of the Year9:34 pm | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalLisa O'Neal, volunteer coordinator, presents Ken Lyerly with the Mary Heavner volunteer of the year award at the Richmond County Hospice Volunteer Recongnition Banquet in downtown Hamlet.

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Related Topix: Hamlet, NC, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

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Easter Egg dash10:29 am | 0

Richmond County Daily JournalSam Thompson, 7, of Ellerbe, dashes out of the fellowship hall Wednesday as the annual Easter egg hunt begins at Pee Dee United Methodist Church.

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Related Topix: Ellerbe, NC

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a oeThank youa RCC10:27 am | 0

Submitted photoHamlet Mayor Bill Bayless, right, presents a proclamation to Richmond Community College President Dale McInnis in recognition of the school's 50 years in operation.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Hamlet, NC

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