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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.

RALEIGH — NCDOT’s Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers this Thanksgiving week about their responsibility to buckle up when behind the wheel.

Law enforcement will be out patrolling North Carolina roads as part of the Thanksgiving ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, underway Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 25.

EAST ROCKINGHAM — The halls of Place of Grace were decked with Christmas cheer this past weekend as brightly lit trees, along with decorated wreaths, greeted all those who entered.

The Forest of Hope event, which raised around $17,000, was centered around Christmas and created to support— as well as expand — the rescue mission’s services which are provided to the homeless. 

ROCKINGHAM – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond has earned straight “A’s” from the Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades that were announced Nov. 8, 2018 by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the United States health care system.

HAMLET — The Richmond Community College Foundation recognized more than 250 scholarship recipients during its annual awards banquet on Thursday at the Cole Auditorium. The recipients were also given the opportunity to meet donors to thank them for their generosity in helping cover the cost of tuition and textbooks.

WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is awarding $13,566 in Bright Ideas education grants to eight teachers to fund engaging classroom learning projects. More than 3,000 students at schools in Anson, Richmond, Scotland and Stanly counties will participate in Bright Ideas projects funded by Pee Dee this year.

ELLERBE — Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were in town several hours before the parade Saturday investigating a break-in.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will launch a new online payment platform so customers can complete several types of vehicle registration transactions online beginning Saturday.

Customers will eventually be able to use the myNCDMV platform to complete other services, in addition to vehicle registration transactions. The new online platform marks an improvement because people who currently conduct business online with the NCDMV must complete one transaction and then log in again to complete a second transaction.   

ELLERBE — Classic and modern tractors will roll down Main Street on Saturday for the annual Farmers Day Parade.

The event, now in its 23rd year, kicks off Farm-City Week — a time for city folk to thank farmers for their toil of the soil to provide food for the rest of the world.

ELLERBE - Thursday, November 8th, was the date of Ellerbe Middle School’s fourth semi-annual Career Day Job Fair, and once again, their faculty and staff facilitated a superb event that focused upon student awareness of what the “real world” holds, at least in direct relation to employment and job requirements.

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