Matt Harrelson

Matt Harrelson

ROCKINGHAM — With the weather warming up, the City of Rockingham's annual free Plaza Jam concert series was set to start next month, but with the coronavirus pandemic still keeping some businesses closed and groups of people to less than 10, organizers have been forced to cancel the May event.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 17:41

Richmond County Girl Scouts donating cookies

ELLERBE — Payten Shepheard, 11, is in her second year of being a Girl Scout with Troop 4372.

Payten — along with her mother, her scout sisters and others in Richmond County — is trying to sell off the troop's remaining cookies so they can donate them to local nursing homes, first responders and hospital staff.

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called for several types of businesses to shut down — including hair salons — during a press conference Monday, and locally that has many local hair stylists facing mixed emotions.

It also had their salons trying to cram in as many clients as possible before the official closing time of 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

ROCKINGHAM — With North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordering restaurants to close up shop inside, some have closed altogether while those that remain open are relegated to drive-thru, curbside pick-up or delivery only.

DoorDash, the online food-delivery service app, has continued to operate with their Dashers still bringing people their orders straight to their front door across America.

Dashers in Richmond County are no different. 

ROCKINGHAM — COVID-19 is heightening the need for a ready blood supply as businesses and schools continue to shutdown across the nation. On Monday, Roberdel Baptist Church did its part in helping to bring in donors while practicing social distancing at the same time.

ROCKINGHAM — After the Richmond Community Theatre's first Improv Night in January raised $285.25, Director Merrie Dawkins was already thinking about the next one.

HAMLET — Calling all brides and grooms: Cole Auditorium is set to host the ninth annual Piedmont Bridal Show, as it has for the better part of the past decade.

ROCKINGHAM — Usually Richmond County residents come to the community theatre to audition on stage, but Saturday evening, it was the theatre that was trying out something new — an improv night.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:49

McDonald starts Richmond County GIS project

ROCKINGHAM — In the winter of 2018, while updating his North Carolina Breweries map, Richmond County native and Associate Planner for the City of Charlotte Chris McDonald got the idea to start the Facebook page Small Town GIS, thinking it would give him a location to populate all the random projects he'd been working on in the past and what he'll be working on in the future.

HAMLET — With a new semester starting up for 2020, recognition was the main specialty for the Richmond County Board of Education's January meeting held last week.

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