ROCKINGHAM — Rep. Ben Moss, R-Richmond, made his rounds through the county Friday to deliver ceremonial checks to volunteer first responder agencies to reflect funding from the state budget.
Moss requested and was able to secure much of the local funding before the budget left the House of Representatives earlier in the session.
The budget was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on Nov. 18 after passing both chambers of the General Assembly.
Included in the budget was $10,000 each for the Cordova, Derby, East Rockingham, Ellerbe, Hoffman, Mountain Creek and Northside fire departments as well as for the Hamlet, Rockingham and Ellerbe rescue squads.
“When the Speaker appointed me to serve as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I vowed that I would fight for the priorities of the Sandhills region and deliver results,” Moss said in a press release. “I’m honored to spend time visiting with folks and delivering these checks to highlight all of the work we’ve done to deliver on the priorities of our community with our state budget.
“It’s also an opportunity for me to gain perspective, seeing these projects and initiatives in person further drives it home why we need this investment from the state,” Moss continued. “None of this success would be possible without the continued support and vote of confidence from my constituents, and I’m thankful for each of them.”
Moss also delivered checks to County Manager Bryan Land and outgoing Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris.
Rockingham is receiving $300,000 to help with the Food King redevelopment project and the county is getting a $750,000 grant for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
For more on state funding coming to Richmond County, read the RO’s budget story here.