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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:02

Rural and Agricultural Interests

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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 news garnering attention across the state and/or nation.  These particular links relate to items of interest in conjunction with NC’s rural communities and agricultural developments.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:01

Watch for Me NC Provides Tips for Halloween Safety

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety program, urges parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween. 

More than 2,200 pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and more than a third of those collisions occur in the evening or at night.

The Watch for Me NC program offers these tips to help make Halloween safer and more enjoyable:

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:04

Hillside Florist:  One Night, Two Free Events

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ROCKINGHAM - As the temperatures drop, the days become shorter, and the leaves begin falling from trees, it becomes time to put aside all hope of a second summer and begin focusing upon the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays that will inevitably be here before we know it.

Although this upcoming season is trademarked as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the consequential “to-do” lists that accompany such joyous gatherings can be rather daunting.  There are rooms to be cleaned and meals to be planned, and stacks of dusty boxes of decorations to be pulled out of the attic and their contents prominently put on display.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS - FEMA will have Disaster Survival Assistance team members available to assist citizens with applying for FEMA programs. These representatives will be available November 1st and 2nd from 1:00 PM until 8 PM. They will be located at the Dobbins Heights Community Center at 222 Earle Franklin Drive.

ROCKINGHAM — Two of Richmond County’s law enforcement agencies collected thousands of pills last week during Operation Medicine Drop.

Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office sat outside G-104 F.M. on Thursday and collected 50 pounds of medical drugs, according to Detective Maj. Jay Childers.

The bounty was a mixture of prescribed narcotics, over-the-counter drugs as well as solid and liquid non-narcotics, he said.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 16:44

4 Rockingham Officers Promoted to Sergeant

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ROCKINGHAM — Four of the city’s “boys in blue” were promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony at city hall Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Billy Kelly said the promotions were based on each officer’s years of service, the amount of training received beyond what’s required, commitment to the community and demonstrating the ability “lead, not just dictate” — all while balancing a family life.

City Manager Monty Crump thanked the family members who were in attendance for the support of their loved ones in law enforcement.

HAMLET— After waiting several days for a suspect to turn herself in, the Hamlet Police Department is going public.

Late Tuesday morning, the department posted on its Facebook page that officers are looking for Nancy Ingram, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for harboring a fugitive.

RALEIGH — State Sen. Tom McInnis was one of 16 members of the General Assembly recently appointed to a committee to “study options for flood mitigation involving river debris removal (and) spillways.”

The appointment was announced last week in a joint statement by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland.

According to a press release, the committee includes eight members each from the Senate and House of Representatives who will study “the means of mitigating flood damage caused by extreme rainfall events.”

PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is observing Orthopaedic Nurses Day on October 30, 2018. Orthopaedic nurses everywhere celebrate Orthopaedic Nurses Day. The tradition began in the United States Senate with a proclamation presented by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) in 1990 to then-President George H. W. Bush.

Hamlet, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – Leah Grooms of Rockingham has joined the staff at Richmond Community College as the Allied Health Programs coordinator over the nursing assistant, phlebotomy and medication administration courses offered through the Workforce & Economic Development (WED) division. 

Grooms graduated from RichmondCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program in 2010 and became a registered nurse. She has worked for Scotland Memorial Hospital, HealthKeeperz and most recently, Scottish Pines Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. She brings 10 years of experience in healthcare to the position.

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