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“Pale faces used to be characteristic of country children, but that condition no longer exists.”

That was said in a 1935 article in the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, describing results of years of efforts of home demonstration work in Richmond County.

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HAMLET – In an effort to educate local teenagers about how to successfully navigate everyday life, the Richmond County Health Education Department held its inaugural “Kickback at the Cole” event Saturday.

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HOFFMAN – There’s something special about casting a fishing line into a lake and watching the water ripple waiting to hook the next big fish. And luckily for Richmond County’s youth, that opportunity is just around the corner.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:57

Backpack Pals Program is Gearing Up

HAMLET – In a few weeks, Richmond County’s Backpack Pals program will be in full swing. Backpack Pals is a nationally recognized program created to ensure needy students have food to eat over the weekend.

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:56

RCS Open House Schedule

HAMLET -- Richmond County Schools will host its annual "open house" event Thursday, August 24, 2017.
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ELLERBE -- Breaking news from The Richmond Observer: a double murder occurred sometime mid-morning Sunday just outside of Ellerbe.

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ROCKINGHAM – Pastor Gary Richardson has lengthy experience working with those afflicted by addiction and/or homelessness, having once been affiliated with the Dream Center of Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:15

Supporting a Door-to-Door Salesman

Many years ago, it was a common occurrence for door-to-door salesman to come knocking to try and get you to buy something you just couldn’t live without. Those items included such things as hairbrushes, liniment, vanilla flavoring and even vacuum cleaners.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:29

Chamber Seeks Board Nominations 

The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2018 board of directors.  Four board seats with three-year terms each are now open. Board Chairman Chuck Cobb has appointed board member Ken Hartley of Therafirm, as the Committee Chair.  Serving with Hartley on this year’s nominating committee are: Neil Robinette of Tri-City, Kenny Melvin of Farm Bureau and, Terry Lewis of Maness Tire, Bruce Hamilton of Duke Energy and Chris Sachs of Sachs Enterprises.

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ROCKINGHAM -- Dawn Grooms has participated in Richmond County Special Olympics (RCSO) since she was 10 years old; Dawn is now 49 years old. She competes in all the local competitions and has made it to the state level numerous times. When asked what her favorite game was, she stated “bocce.” Dawn has helped with many fundraisers for RCSO throughout the years, which includes Buddy Roe’s Bike Ride Fundraiser each May. This inspired Dawn to take the initiative to start a fundraiser on her own.

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