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Fairview Heights Elementary School recently announced its honor roll and Terrific Kids lists for the first nine weeks.

Students making A Honor Roll are pictured and named above.

Students making A/B Honor roll are:

Third Grade: Lennox Allen, Destiny Benel, Kaleigh Bowden, McKayla Brown, Nevaeh Caulder, Genesis Cordova Mendoza, Dannah Dickinson, Daryl Dobson, Johnny Freeman, Audrey Graves, Jacob Hall, Brandon Langley, Jonathan Leak, Amonie McNeil, Corrine McPhaul, Jose Mendoza Ramirez, Addison Moore, Jaiden Pruitt, Mackenzie Quick, Anitra Russell, Aeriona Smith, Hannah Smith, Korben Smith, Rhyls Stewart, Madison Taylor, Isys Teeter, Katriona Tullis, Allyana Wilson, Kaylon Wynn and Geovanna Zapata Morales.

Fourth Grade: Anthony Aguilera, Makayla Bostick, Devin Brigman, Jymir Brown, Sulleigh Bruce, Krystina Chavis, Drew Gause, Pilar Gomez Morales, Shamari Hailey, Destiny Ingram, Keyshaun Johnson, Payton Keyes, Samantha Langley, Riley McDonald, Hope McFayden, Grace McFayden, Cailin Moore, David Morton, Layla Nichols, Iriana Pasley, Adrion Pore, Hannah Sewell, Jaxsen Squires, Camryn Stubbs, Sophia Terry, Warren Terry, Khristion Thomas, Makayla Wilson and Yoselyn Zapata Garcia.

Fifth Grade: Rose Armstrong, Willie Breeden, Janessa Brown, Jake Coble, Sara Davis, Ryan Dickinson, Jacob Elvis, Jason Hall, Elijah Hernandez, Nykeim Malachi, Jazyn McDonald, Faith McFayden, Bree Rape, Hayden Robinson, Brett Robinson, McKenna Rorie, Joshua Russell, Emma Spencer and Daila Waddell.

Those making the Terrific Kids list are:

Pre K: Khaniyah Alfred, Kameron Jiles, Ikemeion Smith and Jamie Smith.

Kindergarten: Aubrey Cooper, Fatima Gonzalez Vides, Temperance McGowan, Eli Quick, Kenneth Smith, Claire Stedman, Akeem Wall and Destyuan Williams.

First Grade: Masiah Leak, Dezarae Lockley, Aden McPherson, Lillian Rogers, Rylan Sell, Judah Sibley, Synecere Teeter and Aldo Zapata Garcia.

Second Grade: JahZaiah Brown, Lillie Coble, Ulises Cordova Hernandez, JaVonni Galbreath, Peyton Maree, Liam Mitchell, Benjamin Sibley and ThuTran.

Third Grade: Bayden Bendell, Jacob Hall, Cameron Hunt, Tate Jones, Jeramiah Sloan, Madison Taylor, Isys Teeter and Geovanna Zapata Morales.

Fourth Grade: Jymir Brown, River Bruce, Ronnie Dougherty, Jace Evans, Pilar Gomez Morales, Braelyn Nettles, Michael Osentowski, Camryn Stubbs and Zachary Stubbs.

Fifth Grade: Willie Breeden, Janessa Brown, Lily Bunn, Luis Gomez Gonzalez, Kimahri Johnson, Prosper Kirven, Faith McFayden, Christopher Pegues and Jeanette Vazquez Lopez.


East Rockingham Elementary School recently named its honor roll for the first nine weeks.

On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, Sheriff James Clemmons presented Deputy Braxton Greene his Advanced Law Enforcement certificate awarded by the N.C. Sheriffs Training and Standards Commission.

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 15:18

Ellerbe Middle Names Honor Roll Students

Ellerbe Middle School has named its honor roll for the first nine weeks. Students making the A Honor Roll are as follows:

Sixth Grade: Gavin Applewhite, Alexander Bahneman, Mikayla English, Mariana Estrada, Ashly Gonzalez Aguilar, Mia Green, Joaquain Jackson, Ayden Locklear, Garret Mabe, Kenneth McCormick, Sarah Meacham, Charlotte Morrison, Jaden Oliver, Jason Perez Zapata, Payton Powell, Randall Ramirez, Leslie Reyes, Alexandra Russell, Dylan Santiago, Chad Sauls, Kamryn Simmons, Breanna Smith, Symone Terry and Ava Thompson. 

Seventh Grade: Nadira Brown, Zonia Contreras Gonzalez, Caroline Hunsucker, Gracie Mabe, Cheyenne McDonald, Breonikia McKoy, Natalie Meacham and Melissa Morales.

Eighth Grade: Ashlyn Bouldin, Kevin Dominguez, Yuliana Gonzalez, Diezel Green, Guadalupe Juarez Jimenez, Ethan Locklear, Kailey McInnis, Elijah McLean, Bryan Morales, Kimbrly Quick, Stephen Reams, Kadia Rucker, Kaiten Sauls, Carley Shepard.

Students making the A/B Honor Roll are as follows:

Sixth Grade:  Amy Aguirre Basurto, Candra Butler, Nayely Carrillo, Zackary Cassidy, Kayla Chabot, Ivey Craven, David Curiel Palomera, Camila Grijalva, Cassie Locklear, Madelyn Maree, Deloris McDonald, Dario Mendoza Gonzalez, Mason Murray, Nora Perez Zapata, Brayan Pineda Jimenez, Genesis Pratt, John Puckett, Kylie Williams and Landon Wilson.

Seventh Grade: Jonathan Aquino Dominguez, Ellen Carrillo Mayoral, Emma Cooper, Diamond Cotton, Adena Gibson, Vance Goodwin, Tae’nia Horne, Emily Juarez, Wendy Lopez Cruz, Brittany Manis, Jasmin Martinez, Yoselin Martinez, Faith Massey, Alalee Maynor, Vernan McDonald, Shawn Morrison, Alec Shaw, Kaleigh Strickland, Dakotah Tschudi and Thomas Young.

Eighth Grade:  Cesar Aguirre Basurto, Rebeca Avalos, Tamia Capel, Emily Collins, Curtia Crump, Eveie Futrell, Lyrlie Goodwin, Sylvester Harding, Akeya Harrison, Layla Hayden, Akira Jackson, Bryan Juarez Zapata, Riley King, Walter Lee, Juan Llamas Ramirez, Emoni McBride, Jocelyn Mercado Vargas,Charity Morrison, Carl Russell, Logan Sheffield, Maurce Singley, Nyla Stroman and Cadence Thompson.

Seventh-grade students, from left-  Front row: Breonikia McKoy, Natalie Meacham, Melissa Morales and Cheyenne McDonald.

Second row: Caroline Hunsucker, Nadira Brown, Gracie Mabe, Zonia and Contreras Gonzalez.

Eighth-grade students, from left- Front row: Elijah McLean, Ethan Locklear, Guadalupe Juarez Jimenez and Kadia Rucker.

Second row: Bryan Morales, Kevin Dominguez, Ashlyn Bouldin, Yuliana Gonzalez and Kailey McInnis.

Third row: Carley Shepard, Curtis Reams, Diezel Green and Kimbrly Quick.

Not pictured: Kaiten Sauls.


Wednesday, 07 November 2018 15:07

12 Named to Honor Roll Lists at Ashley Chapel

ROCKINGHAM — A dozen students made honor roll for the first nine weeks of the school year at Ashley Chapel Educational Center.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 05:04

Helen Merz, Teacher Extraordinaire, Turns 105

ROCKINGHAM - Editor's note:  This particular article by Dr. Jim Burns is presented in direct recognition of the positive influence that teachers have upon their young students.  We sometimes fail to even recognize, much less properly acknowledge, how these students subsequently grow to adulthood having incorporated and internalized imparted ideals and knowledge into their own set of values and personal understanding of the world.  It is due to the efforts of teachers such as Helen Merz that students (e.g., Jim Burns, et al.) hopefully develop the qualities necessary to precipitate the perpetuation of the positive facets of our society.

Monday, 15 October 2018 05:04

Ansonia Theatre Features "Our Town"

WADESBORO - I had the pleasure of revisiting the community of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire by seeing the play “Our Town” Wednesday night when Director Tommy Wooten graciously let me sit in on a dress rehearsal.

The play opened Friday night at the Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro.

While you may have seen “Our Town” before, like I had, you haven’t seen THIS production of “Our Town.” 

LAUREL HILL – This article is presented in honor of the linemen who braved staggering conditions while laboring long and hard to restore electrical power in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Sunday, 30 September 2018 16:53

Bobby James Nicholson, 74

HOFFMAN  - Bobby James Nicholson, 74, of Hoffman, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018. He was born July 7, 1944 in Hoffman, North Carolina to the late James and Lillie Bell (Blyther) Nicholson. He was the oldest of eleven siblings, one of whom (Dennis C. Nicholson) preceded him in death.

Bobby accepted Christ and joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He had a quiet, calming nature and was the family’s peacekeeper. We loved and will surely miss him!

Bobby attended Beaver Dam Elementary School, Hoffman, North Carolina and Mineral Springs High School, Ellerbe, North Carolina. He earned an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and he was a great chef.

Later in life, Bobby was employed with the firm, Myers Investigative and Security Services. A proud man, Bobby thoroughly enjoyed his employment in Law Enforcement and was the recipient of numerous awards and letters of commendation for his superior work in the Security and Investigative Services Industry. Receiving the Official Certificate of Merit from former Richmond County Sheriff Dale B. Furr on November 21, 2006, was a highlight of his law enforcement career.

Bobby was known for his love of music, especially playing the guitar which was “almost” as good as BB King. He loved listening to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. He always showed love for his family.

Bobby leaves to mourn his passing: nine siblings; Hubie (Ann) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lula Mae (Frank, deceased), Alfred (Hazel), Hughlean (William), Clayton (Audrey), Willis and Arvis Lorenzo, all of Hoffman, North Carolina, Maxine (Freddie) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Joyce (Ronald) of Rockingham, North Carolina; God daughter and niece; Shalanda Smith; three nieces he mentored and often joked around with; Dorothenia N. Criswell, Deshonna Mills and Lillian Mills, a nephew; Laron Covington,  a host of other special nieces, nephews, friends and several special friends from Sanford, North Carolina; Alter Mae Hatley, Betty Pearson, Roland Cotton and Dale Thomas.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 3921 US Highway 1, Hoffman, North Carolina, with Rev. Robert L. Dockery officiating and Rev. Dr. Michael A. Isaac delivering the eulogy.  Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Hoffman, North Carolina. The family visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Jones and Little Funeral Services, Aberdeen, North Carolina assisted the family.

Editor's note:  This notice was not received in time for earlier publication but, in deference to the deceased and his family, the Richmond Observer respectfully denotes it in today's publication.

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following news release from State Representative Ken Goodman:

Please take appropriate steps right now to protect yourself, your family and your property from the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.  Pay attention to local weather advisories and tune into local news media outlets for bulletins and information on the hurricane. 

During this storm, I will suspend my campaign activities until the storm passes.

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