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Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:42

East Rockingham Senior Center Unveils New Walking Trail

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EAST ROCKINGHAM – Walking, a simple, but important task, is now more readily available for local seniors and community members.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:29

Motorcycle Charity Ride Benefits the Andy's Foundation

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ROCKINGHAM – Members of the local motorcycle club, Ol Skool Tribe, let up their kickstands this week outside of Highway 55 to ride in support of the Andy’s Foundation.

ROCKINGHAM – With Halloween’s festivities right around the corner, Richmond County’s youth will have the chance for a fun and safe one-stop shop for trick-or-treating.

MT. GILEAD, N.C. – The stars aligned over Town Creek Indian Mound Saturday night as the historical landmark hosted its “Under the Stars” event.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:38

EPA to the Rescue in Richmond County

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RICHMOND COUNTY – Richmond County is an environmentally cleaner place thanks to regulations enforced in the past. Concern has been expressed, however, that North Carolina may be falling behind in such protections.

DOBBINS HEIGHTS – The wood pellet manufacturer Enviva proposed, and Richmond County officials have accepted, so it would now seem that this matrimonial union between industrial “progress” and the local community is imminent; all that remains for consummation of the pact is a matter of formality.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:50

Local Business Spotlight: Willow Tree Antiques and Gifts

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In a new column in the Richmond Observer, contributor Cleve Baxley will showcase a local business in Richmond County each week. The question-and-answer format is to highlight what local businesses are doing in the community, and the RO being a large supporter of small businesses, encourages you to nominate a local business to be featured in this new weekly column.

ELLERBE – As fall rolls around, the aroma of festival food will soon fill the air, and like the expected change in the season, one of Richmond County’s longest-standing annual events is set to take place.

ROCKINGHAM – Anyone seeking adventure can see a whole new side of Richmond County with the newest event from the Richmond Young Professionals.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:59

Fire Report: Structure Fire

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ROCKINGHAM -- On Tuesday afternoon, the Rockingham Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire on the corner of Baker Street and Richmond Road.

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