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Miss Greater Sampson County, Victoria Huggins, recently became the 80th Miss North Carolina to take the crown. And this past weekend, she granted The Richmond Observer a live interview

Huggins said that growing up in a small town has helped her prepare for the platform as Miss America. The St. Pauls native of Robeson County is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and mass communications. She previously served as a producer and reporter for Carolina in the Morning at WECT in Wilmington, NC.

Monday, 10 July 2017 10:59

Recent RSHS Graduate to Join Richmond Observer Staff

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ROCKINGHAM– A recent Richmond Senior High School graduate is using her summer to learn the ropes of journalism.

Monday, 10 July 2017 10:34

New Yoga Studio Opens in Hamlet

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HAMLET— A Richmond County native has returned from Hunstersville, NC to open a yoga studio on Main Street in Hamlet.

The following is US Congressman Robert Pittenger's (NC-09) weekly column:

National newscasts seem obsessed with drama and intrigue.  While Americans are being fed a steady diet of overdone outrage, my House Republican colleagues and I have been hard at work, turning in a busy and productive first six months of 2017.  Let’s take a look.

Saturday, 08 July 2017 09:39

PHOTO: Wreck on 74 Bypass

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On Friday Morning Cordova Fire Rescue was dispatched to a 10-50 on 74 ByPass in the West bound lane.

Reef-lined beaches, lush rainforests and reggae music are visions that often come to mind when one thinks of Jamaica. Youth group leaders from Mt. Olive Baptist Church recently gained a different perspective of this island.

ROCKINGHAM - Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Friday, 07 July 2017 09:54

THIS WEEK'S FEATURE STORY: A Walk for Life

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Inspiration can take many forms. For Rev. James Brigman, Jr., pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church and his wife, Lori, it comes in the form of a child. The child is their 9-year-old daughter, Lauren Faith Brigman, who is a CAP/C (Community Alternative Program/children) child. This means Lauren is considered medically fragile for life.

The CAP/C program is a Medicaid waiver program created to provide services for medically fragile children under 21 who are at risk of institutional care. It allows children who need long-term nursing care to stay at home with their family instead of having to stay in a nursing home or hospital. This program allows Lauren Faith to receive in-home services while her parents work. The Brigmans are concerned that cuts will be made in Medicaid, endangering the CAP/C program that her mother says has kept Lauren Faith alive since her birth in Chapel Hill as a 1 lb. 11 oz. preemie. During her 2nd month of pregnancy, Brigman contracted a rare virus, which affected the development of her unborn child’s brain.

ROCKINGHAM - With the heat index around 101, all ages still showed up at the Plaza Jam to see The Entertainers. The 7 member group was founded in 1980 and originated in R&B as well as Beach Music. They also played a diverse selection to suit everyone, and encouraged people to get up and dance. They have played at some of the finest places in Myrtle Beach as well as along the East Coast, and they have their own albums.

ROCKINGHAM— The magic was in the air as the Richmond Raiders traveled to the National Beta Club Convention in Orlando, Florida to showcase their unique talents and academic abilities.

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