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Friday, 29 June 2018 05:02

Current Events Warrant Attention

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ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to breaking news and/or items of immediate interest garnering attention across the nation.

HAMLET - From the patriotic music selections, to the red, white and blue of the orchestra conductor’s attire, patriotism was the welcome theme Tuesday night at The Kenneth L. & Elizabeth S. Cole Auditorium on the campus of RichmondCC.   Billed as the “Celebrate America!” concert, this was the second time this year the Charlotte Symphony has performed at the Cole Auditorium.  Their first offering of “The Musical World of Harry Potter” was performed by the symphony in January. 

Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:04

Two Vehicles Collide on Mizpah Road 

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EAST ROCKINGHAM - Emergency responders were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision around 11:50 a.m. Monday morning when one vehicle crossed the center line.

When responders arrived on scene each driver was requesting medical attention.

After paramedics checked out the patients they were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident occurred on Mizpah Road about 200 yards before the intersection with Highway 1 South.

An eye witness traveling behind the west bound vehicle stated that the east bound vehicle crossed the center line striking the other vehicle and causing it to spin numerous times before both vehicles ended up in a ditch.

Responding to the accident : Cordova Fire Rescue; ,First Health Richmond EMS; Richmond County Sheriff’s Office; and North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The accident is being investigated by The Highway Patrol.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS - Danielle Diggs, the Executive Director of FAR Community Services, along with a group of beautiful young ladies that are part of her special program, presented Fashion For A Cure Cancer Awareness on Friday evening, June 22, at the Dobbins Heights Community Center.

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to breaking news and/or items of immediate interest garnering attention across the nation.

LUMBERTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide over $11 million to buy out, elevate, or replace 119 flood-ravaged homes in Robeson County.

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to breaking news and/or items of immediate interest garnering attention across the nation.

EAST ROCKINGHAM - Before East Rockingham Fire Department personnel were able to get all their equipment back in service on the evening of Saturday, June 23rd, they were dispatched to their second fire.

Less that two hours after they were dispatched to a fire on Central Avenue, another call came in regarding a residence on  111 First Street (Aleo) where smoke was showing underneath a structure.

On arrival firefighters discovered that the residence was filled with smoke but no origin was detected.

A positive pressure fan was setup to push the smoke from the interior of the structure.

The owners were not at home when the call was made and had not returned at the time of this article.

Cordova Fire Rescue supplied mutual aid to East Rockingham also.

This was the third structure fire to which East Rockingham and Cordova Fire Departments responded within a period of 36 hours.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 05:06

Russell Seitz, Veteran of WWII, Camp Mackall

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ROCKINGHAM - Richmond County is fortunate to be the residence of a gentleman named Russell Seitz, originally from Wisconsin. He served in World War II, first joining the U.S. Army at the age of 18, then training in Arizona, and transferring to Camp Mackall at the age of 19. There he served as a private with the final group of soldiers and a member of the U.S. Glider Troops before the gliders were replaced with helicopters during World War II.

Hamlet, N.C. (June 25, 2018) – Direct Pack signed an agreement Monday with Richmond Community College to receive nearly $75,000 in state-funded training for its employees through the NCWorks Customized Training Program. 
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