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HAMLET, N.C. —  WGU North Carolina, an online, nonprofit, university, is demonstrating its continued commitment to increasing access to affordable education by establishing a partnership with with Richmond Community College.

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler released the following statement regarding Gov. Roy Cooper’s issuance of Executive Orders 51 and 52 in preparation for Hurricane Florence:

“With the potential impact of (Hurricane) Florence and the threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry and crops, I appreciate Gov. Cooper issuing a state of emergency for North Carolina.

At my recommendation and as allowed by state law, the Governor has directed the Department of Public Safety to temporarily suspend weighing vehicles used to transport livestock, poultry, feed and crops in the emergency area.

The order also waives the maximum hours of service allowed for people transporting essential fuels, food, water, medicine, feed for livestock and poultry and those transporting livestock, poultry and crops ready for harvest.

“These Executive Orders will allow our farmers the opportunity to harvest as much of their crops as possible before the storm hits.

The orders also will help ensure that livestock, poultry and feed can be moved as necessary.

“Although this storm may change course, we are monitoring the situation closely, and are working proactively because of the amount of crops still in fields. We urge everyone to take this situation seriously and take precautions as the storm moves toward North Carolina.”

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:02

News of Rural and Agricultural Interest

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ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of important 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 rural and/or agricultural developments that recently occurred.

Monday, 10 September 2018 05:04

Second Baptist Makes an Impact

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HAMLET - “Impact Backpack” began as an idea formulated by Justus Ellerbe and Brett Bowers, two college students at Second Baptist Church in Hamlet. As they returned home from college in May, they wanted to give back to students in their hometown. With a dream of collecting $2,000 in donations to supply families in need of backpacks and school supplies, that dream became a reality, collecting over $5,000 to help the students of Richmond County Schools and our community.

Monday, 10 September 2018 05:05

Motorcycle Wrecks on East Broad Avenue

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ROCKINGHAM - Saturday at 11:31 a.m. first responders were called in front of Bojangles where a motorcyclist had been struck by a vehicle entering the highway.  

Paramedics checked the rider for injuries and he did not need to be transported to the hospital.

Units responding : Rockingham Fire Department; First Health Richmond EMS; and Rockingham Police Department.

Fire and EMS personnel marked back in service at 11:48 a.m. and the Police Department remained on the scene investigating the accident.

Monday, 10 September 2018 05:02

News of Rural and Agricultural Interest

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ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of newsworthy events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to developments garnering attention across the state and/or nation.  These particular links relate to items of rural and/or agricultural interests in the news the past few weeks.

ROCKINGHAM - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will upgrade charges against a suspect in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 5th.

Clemmie Lee Covington, 59, of Pauline Drive in Rockingham was arrested and initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The victim of the shooting later succumbed to her wounds on Friday; Covington may now be charged with murder.

CORDOVA -First responders were dispatched Saturday morning around 8:15 a.m. to the railroad crossing behind the Vondrehle plant on Zion Church Road.

Upon arrival it was discovered that a vehicle crossing the tracks had been struck.

The vehicle was traveling south on the highway when it tried to cross the tracks with the signal arms down.

ROCKINGHAM - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office reports an arrest in connection with a shooting on Wednesday, Sept. 5th.

Clemmie Lee Covington, 59, of Pauline Drive in Rockingham was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On 9/5/2018, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a gunshot victim on Roberta Dr. in Rockingham.

Friday, 07 September 2018 05:02

Rural and Agricultural News

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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 state and/or the nation.  The Richmond Observer attempts to keep readers informed of pertinent issues and events associated with and/or affecting life in the rural areas of North Carolina.

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