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During the month of March, the Sampson Community College Student Government Association (SGA) organized a collection drive for the Falcon Children's Home located in Falcon.
The Falcon Children's Home (originally Falcon Orphanage) is a fully accredited home that is licensed by the State of North Carolina and has been providing a home for children w

SCC Student Government Association gives back

During the month of March, the Sampson Community College Student Government Association (SGA) organized a collection drive for the Falcon Children's Home located in Falcon. The Falcon Children's Home (originally Falcon Orphanage) is a fully accredited home that is licensed by the State of North Carolina and has been providing a home for children w

I have some bad news for North Carolina politicians.
Some of your best friends are dying.
It is not people that I am thinking about.
It is restaurants.
In the small towns and cities in our state, candidates for public office still make campaign visits to the family-owned, home cooking eateries where locals have gathered for years for meals and

Mourning some dearly departed N.C. mainstays

I have some bad news for North Carolina politicians. Some of your best friends are dying. It is not people that I am thinking about. It is restaurants. In the small towns and cities in our state, candidates for public office still make campaign visits to the family-owned, home cooking eateries where locals have gathered for years for meals and

On April 29, Roseboro Salemburg Middle School's sixth grade AVID students visited Duke University in Durham. The students took a guided tour of the campus and visited various buildings while they learned the history of the college. Their guide took them to see the Chapel, Student housing, Fraternity/Sorority housing, K-Ville, Duke Sports Hall of Fa

On April 29, Roseboro Salemburg Middle School's sixth grade AVID students visited Duke University in Durham. The students took a guided tour of the campus and visited various buildings while they learned the history of the college. Their guide took them to see the Chapel, Student housing, Fraternity/Sorority housing, K-Ville, Duke Sports Hall of Fa

How many people remember favorite teachers from elementary school? What about from junior high or middle school?
From high school or even from the community college or college or university you attended? While serving as a mayor and a state senator, I spent countless hours in school classrooms talking with young people about citizenship, leadershi

This week, take time to thank a teacher

How many people remember favorite teachers from elementary school? What about from junior high or middle school? From high school or even from the community college or college or university you attended? While serving as a mayor and a state senator, I spent countless hours in school classrooms talking with young people about citizenship, leadershi

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Elections brought on a new assistant director on Monday who already has a lengthy track record behind her.
The board received 31 applications for the position after the April 1 resignation of Lindsey Adams “for personal reasons.” Adams was hired in June 2014.
The new hire, Rhonda Iacona,

Hamlet native to help run Scotland elections

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Elections brought on a new assistant director on Monday who already has a lengthy track record behind her. The board received 31 applications for the position after the April 1 resignation of Lindsey Adams “for personal reasons.” Adams was hired in June 2014. The new hire, Rhonda Iacona,

ROCKINGHAM — Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, members of Richmond County's Hispanic community are quick to explain.
The holiday commemorates the Mexican victory over the invading French forces of Napoleon III in 1892. Mexico declared independence from Spain on Sept. 16, 1810.
Many non-Hispanic people erroneously celebrate Mexi

Cinco de Mayo revelry unique to U.S.

ROCKINGHAM — Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, members of Richmond County's Hispanic community are quick to explain. The holiday commemorates the Mexican victory over the invading French forces of Napoleon III in 1892. Mexico declared independence from Spain on Sept. 16, 1810. Many non-Hispanic people erroneously celebrate Mexi

Crimewatch

(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff's Office daily jail report.) Arrests • May 1 — Joshua Childress, 27, of 10941 Old Mintz Hwy., Garland, was charged with communicating threats and harassing phone calls. No bond

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Chris Turner, left, Brian Baucom and Ryan Baucom were the winners of the first Tommy Britt Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg.

Winners of Tommy Britt Memorial Golf Tournament

Contributed Photo Chris Turner, left, Brian Baucom and Ryan Baucom were the winners of the first Tommy Britt Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg.

Special to the Daily Journal
ROCKINGHAM — After losing the first two races Sunday in a special Spring Civil Wars showdown with Yankee invader Carl Tasca, Carolina's Roy Hill earned a measure of revenge in the finale when he pushed his Cobra Jet Mustang to the quickest quarter mile in the history of the high-performance Ford breed.
Hill, a f

Hill sets mark at Civil Wars event at 'The Rock'

Special to the Daily Journal ROCKINGHAM — After losing the first two races Sunday in a special Spring Civil Wars showdown with Yankee invader Carl Tasca, Carolina's Roy Hill earned a measure of revenge in the finale when he pushed his Cobra Jet Mustang to the quickest quarter mile in the history of the high-performance Ford breed. Hill, a f

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather.
May 5
RICHMOND COUNTY HOSPICE LIGHT OF LIFE SERVICE at 6 p.m. at First Pres

Community Calendar

The deadline for all Community Calendar items is 4:30 p.m. the day prior to publishing. To list your event, email Matt Harrelson at mharrelson@civitasmedia.com or call 910-817-2674. Please send an email or call as soon as possible if your event is canceled due to weather. May 5 RICHMOND COUNTY HOSPICE LIGHT OF LIFE SERVICE at 6 p.m. at First Pres

I have good news and I have bad news. Personally, I like to hear the good news first because it gives me something to hold onto as I brace for the bad, so let's start there.
The good news is every week I've spent in Washington, I've been working with both Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to our nation's problems. From relieving regulato

U.S. budget can't run on autopilot

I have good news and I have bad news. Personally, I like to hear the good news first because it gives me something to hold onto as I brace for the bad, so let's start there. The good news is every week I've spent in Washington, I've been working with both Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to our nation's problems. From relieving regulato

Precision Tool owners Tart and Sue Lee made a visit to Sampson Community College recently to learn more about training and educational opportunities.
SCC President Dr. Paul Hutchins and SCC Foundation Executive Director Lisa Turlington gave a tour of the campus including the Animal Science Lab, the Nursing Simulator, the Building Construction Trad

Lees make visit to SCC

Precision Tool owners Tart and Sue Lee made a visit to Sampson Community College recently to learn more about training and educational opportunities. SCC President Dr. Paul Hutchins and SCC Foundation Executive Director Lisa Turlington gave a tour of the campus including the Animal Science Lab, the Nursing Simulator, the Building Construction Trad

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University graduated 144 students Sunday morning under a radiant sky of Scottish blue.
Commencement speaker Dr. Heath K. Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly, Presbyterian Church USA, cautioned the graduates, who included 14 with masters of business administration degrees, that they must “choose your s

144 graduate from St. Andrews

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University graduated 144 students Sunday morning under a radiant sky of Scottish blue. Commencement speaker Dr. Heath K. Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly, Presbyterian Church USA, cautioned the graduates, who included 14 with masters of business administration degrees, that they must “choose your s

Who the hell would want to be a law enforcement officer in this day and time? You tell me. Not I, said the Lee.
But let me tell you why: Pride. That's where we start. Pride in their community and wanting to live where they know you are safe. The soldiers at the gate. It's nothing new, it goes back tens of thousands of years throughout human histor

Thank those who protect and serve

Who the hell would want to be a law enforcement officer in this day and time? You tell me. Not I, said the Lee. But let me tell you why: Pride. That's where we start. Pride in their community and wanting to live where they know you are safe. The soldiers at the gate. It's nothing new, it goes back tens of thousands of years throughout human histor

When it comes to birthday celebrations, many children would hope to see party-goers bring gifts just for the birthday boy or girl. Not Sampson's Aaron Sessoms, though.
Sessoms thought about others, too. For his recent birthday party at the Pizza Inn, the 8-year-old asked friends and family members to bring nonperishable food items rather than a gi

Child turns party into act of giving

When it comes to birthday celebrations, many children would hope to see party-goers bring gifts just for the birthday boy or girl. Not Sampson's Aaron Sessoms, though. Sessoms thought about others, too. For his recent birthday party at the Pizza Inn, the 8-year-old asked friends and family members to bring nonperishable food items rather than a gi

Math teachers and guidance counselors from local high schools met with math instructors at Sampson Community College recently to discuss the concepts in Math 171, Pre-calculus Algebra, a course that many Career and College Promise students take at SCC during their junior or senior years in high school. Career and College Promise allows high schools

Math teachers and guidance counselors from local high schools met with math instructors at Sampson Community College recently to discuss the concepts in Math 171, Pre-calculus Algebra, a course that many Career and College Promise students take at SCC during their junior or senior years in high school. Career and College Promise allows high schools

STATE BRIEFS

Charlotte allows transgender people to choose restrooms CHARLOTTE (AP) — Officials in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are allowing transgender people to use the bathrooms of their gender identity in city and county-owned facilities. The Charlotte Observer reports the move comes after Charlotte City Council earlier this year refused to adop

The superintendent didn't want to address the issue, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there — because it is in a big way.
Just like pimple in the middle of your nose on prom night, you want to hide it, but instead everyone's attention goes directly toward it.
This is what the eight-person interview committee headed by Dr. Cindy Goodman, R

Back to square one for Richmond in coaching search

The superintendent didn't want to address the issue, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there — because it is in a big way. Just like pimple in the middle of your nose on prom night, you want to hide it, but instead everyone's attention goes directly toward it. This is what the eight-person interview committee headed by Dr. Cindy Goodman, R

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior girls soccer coach Bennie Howard has been pleading with Destiny Buie to shoot with her right foot.
The pair have been working on it in practice all season and Buie has been hesitant to do it in a game.
That was, until Monday night.
Buie used her right foot to send a shot past Hoke goalkeeper Mikayla Langhirt to

Raiders blank Bucks to advance

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior girls soccer coach Bennie Howard has been pleading with Destiny Buie to shoot with her right foot. The pair have been working on it in practice all season and Buie has been hesitant to do it in a game. That was, until Monday night. Buie used her right foot to send a shot past Hoke goalkeeper Mikayla Langhirt to

ROCKINGHAM — A group of local pastors brought several boxes of donated items as well as financial support to the Place of Grace homeless shelter Sunday afternoon.
The Rev. Dian Griffin Jackson of Mount Zion United Church of Christ was joined by Pastor Robert Mathis of Mount Pisgah A.M.E Zion and the Rev. Lester Chambers of Pleasant Hill A.M.

For homeless, a helping hand

ROCKINGHAM — A group of local pastors brought several boxes of donated items as well as financial support to the Place of Grace homeless shelter Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Dian Griffin Jackson of Mount Zion United Church of Christ was joined by Pastor Robert Mathis of Mount Pisgah A.M.E Zion and the Rev. Lester Chambers of Pleasant Hill A.M.





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