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  1. Richmond County domestic violence victims remembered at annual vigil -Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Community members gathered at the old Richmond County Courthouse Monday night to hold a vigil for the victims of domestic violence and share their own stories as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There have been 62 deaths from domestic violence in North Carolina so far this year, and three in Richmond County, according to Kelly Cunningham, domestic violence and sexual assault advocate and adult services coordinator for New Horizons Life and Family Services.


  2. Ellerbe native Henry Frye among African-American justices honored -Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Courtesy photo Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr., left, and Dobbins Heights Mayor Antonio Blue, center, pose with the African-American N.C. Supreme Court justices, past and present. From left: Clemmons, Patricia Timmons-Goodson, James Wynn Jr., Blue, Cherie Beasley, Michael Morgan and Ellerbe native Henry Frye, the first African-American chief justice of the state supreme court.


  3. Richmond County sheriff on gambling: a Our hands are tieda - 9:04 pm updated:Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Richmond County's top cop said he wants residents to know he is aware of illegal gambling in the area - but, for now, can't do anything about it. Sheriff James Clemmons said Thursday that his "hands are tied" in regards to enforcing laws against the use of video gambling machines following a July amendment to a court order that has temporarily barred any legal action against users or owners of the machines.


  4. Richmond County, Rockingham officials sign rafters of new 911 center -Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    City and county officials held a "topping off" ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate the fact that the new Emergency Services Complex had reached its maximum height. "Topping off" buildings is a tradition dating to ancient Scandinavia, in which leaders who contributed to a project raised a flag or a fir tree above the building when it reached maximum height.


  5. Solving the gang problem -Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    While some in Richmond County refuse to acknowledge a local gang problem, the nation's highest law enforcement officer did so at a statewide gang conference. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Thursday that sanctuary cities contribute to problems with drugs and violent gangs, adding that cracking down on illegal immigrants is his priority.


  6. 11 charged in Operation Summer Thunder -Read the original story

    Jul 28, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Operation Summer Thunder was a one-day operation throughout the county, with teams completing 17 searches and making 11 arrests, according to statement from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Participating agencies included DPS Community Corrections, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Rockingham Police Department, Hamlet Police Department, N.C. State Highway Patrol, the N.C. Information Sharing and Analysis Center, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the DPS Special Operations and Intelligence Unit.


  7. Gang affiliation suspected -Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    An officer with the Hamlet Police Department had gone to the Piggly Wiggly grocery store to provide an escort to the bank when he smelled the odor of marijuana, according to Detective Capt. Randy Dover.


  8. Laton reflects on his time at RichmondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Former Richmond Senior head boys basketball coach David Laton quoted another former Raider early Wednesday morning when talking about his time in Richmond County. "Al Davis of the Raiders said that after eight to ten years, the coach needs a change - and the team probably needs a change, too," Laton said.


  9. Running for a reason -Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Daily Journal Trooper Justin Sewell carries the torch up Hancock Street in his first run, flanked by Richmond County Sheriff's Office Detective Dustin McQueen, left, and Trooper Eddie Sampson. More photos are available with the online version of this story at


  10. 2 collection sites planned in Richmond County for unused, expired medications -Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Both the Rockingham Police Department and Richmond County Sheriff's Office are participating in Operation Medicine Drop, providing locations to drop off unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The sheriff's office event will be Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at G104 FM on Airport Road, while the RPD will be collecting at Medical Center Pharmacy on Long Drive from noon to 4 p.m. Operation Medicine Drop is a collaborative effort - spearheaded by the N.C. Department of Insurance - to "reduce the number of accidental poisonings, curb drug abuse and protect our waters from pharmaceutical contamination," according to a brochure from Safe Kids North Carolina, another partner in the program.


  11. Richmond County pair charged with trafficking meth - 8:09 pm updated:Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Crystal Juanita Dellinger and John Ingram Diggs are accused of distributing methamphetamine out of a brick house on Cartledge Creek Road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Investigators, along with the vice/narcotics unit and strategic response team, served a search warrant on the home Thursday afternoon - following an investigation to complaints the pair was distributing the drug - resulting in the seizure of more than 200 grams of suspected meth.


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