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Friday, 26 February 2021 17:46

Richmond Observer wins 11 press awards

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Observer staff was honored Friday with nearly a dozen awards by the North Carolina Press Association during the 2021 Editorial and Photojournalism Contest.

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ROCKINGHAM — In an effort to expand coverage of local sports, the Richmond Observer announces the creation of the RO Sports Network, premiering later this month. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Award-winning journalist William R. Toler has been named managing editor of the Richmond Observer.

Toler, who joined the RO staff in late August, replaces Chuck Craven, who will stay on as senior writer.

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ROCKINGHAM – As the Richmond Observer has already made history with starting the first ever live nightly news program in the county, it announced at its grand opening Thursday several more programming initiatives aimed at delivering the news Richmond County deserves.

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ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond Observer (RO) will hold its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m. at its main location in downtown Rockingham.

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Richmond County Schools will host the 9th Annual "Stuff the Bus" event on Friday, August 25th, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Walmart in Rockingham.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:25

RO Taps Jimmy McDonald as Sports Photographer

ROCKINGHAM -- The Richmond Observer announced today that it has tapped Jimmy McDonald as its new sports photographer.

"Jimmy is a tremendous photographer," said Lance Jenkins, co-founder of The Richmond Observer and agency manager at Farm Bureau. "We are grateful to have someone of his caliber on our sports team, and it really raises the bar for what we can provide our viewers."

McDonald's other photography work is highlighted in downtown Rockingham restaurant Patton's Grille, where his photos of landmarks in the Richmond County area line the walls. He also owns his own business, Jimmy McDonald Photography.

For more information, visit jmacphoto.com.


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ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond Observer announced this morning that it has promoted a regular contributor to the head of its newsroom.

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ROCKINGHAM– A recent Richmond Senior High School graduate is using her summer to learn the ropes of journalism.

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The following is US Congressman Robert Pittenger's (NC-09) weekly column:

National newscasts seem obsessed with drama and intrigue.  While Americans are being fed a steady diet of overdone outrage, my House Republican colleagues and I have been hard at work, turning in a busy and productive first six months of 2017.  Let’s take a look.

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