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ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of 2018 Tuesday evening.

RICHMOND COUNTY -- Something the Richmond Observer prides itself on is being able to deliver newsworthy stories that have a positive impact on the community. And the third installment of the “Top Stories of the Year” series is just that.

ROCKINGHAM – Christmas has come and gone, the crystal ball has dropped, and a new year has officially commenced.  And while the first week of a new year gets underway, millions of people are setting out, determined to make their resolutions stick, and striving to turn their ideas into an improved reality.

HAMLET – Emergency crews were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 38 South Tuesday afternoon where it intersects with Baltimore Drive.

ROCKINGHAM – Good Morning Sandhills, the flagship morning program owned and produced by The Richmond Observer, will debut on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

RICHMOND COUNTY – With 2018 is officially here, and as the Richmond Observer celebrates six months of giving Richmond County the news it deserves, the RO newsroom wants to reflect back on it top-five most read and headlining stories since its inception.

ROCKINGHAM – After spending almost two decades based in North Carolina, Mitch Hibbard, certified physician assistant (PA-C) and Lt. Col. in the United States Army Reserves, ventured to Nevada for a position closer to relatives.

ROCKINGHAM – Culture builder, team player, and lifelong learner.  These are three character traits that can be used to describe Richmond Senior High School Principal Jim Butler.

Ellerbe - The Ellerbe Downtown Merchants Association has been looking for new ideas to bring people to the small town on the north side of Richmond County. And now it’s looking to one of the area's No. 1 crops for inspiration - strawberries.

ROCKINGHAM – Passed down furniture, questionably valuable collectibles, old clothing that can’t quite be parted with, and relics from years past - all things that people traditionally keep in their storage lockers.  But at 2206 Fayetteville Road in Rockingham, within one of American Storage Company’s largest units, Errol Hood houses something very different. 

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