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ELLERBE -- One of Richmond County's most exciting and family-oriented fall activities will begin on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

PINEHURST, N.C. – April Stewart had never done a breast self-exam until one of her two daughters told her about a high school class discussion about breast health.

ROCKINGHAM -- A seventh case of rabies has been reported by the Richmond County Health Department since September, 2015.

ROCKINGHAM – In continuing to grow its digital newsroom to deliver Richmond County the news it deserves, The Richmond Observer is proud to announce the addition of Hayley Gordon to its “Live at 5” news team.

ROCKINGHAM – As Richmond County is nestled in the heart of the Southern Baptist Bible belt, Freedom Baptist Church in Rockingham, is excited to announce it will be hosting “Fearless,” an annual youth conference.

HAMLET -- The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce wants to remind local residents interested in signing up for the Richmond Leadership Institute that it's not too late.

HAMLET -- A seminar titled “Branding Basics” will be offered by the Small Business Center of Richmond Community College on Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet.

RALEIGH, N.C. – State Representative Ken Goodman (D-Richmond, Montgomery and Stanly) was named to the following legislative panels Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Capital Improvements; the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee and the House Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting; Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations;  the House Select Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions and the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee.

HAMLET – Last week, approximately 75 students from Richmond County School’s Early College gathered on Richmond Community College’s campus outside of the Lindsey-Petris building to celebrate the life of Christopher Michael Fore.

ROCKINGHAM – The Rockingham City Council held its regular monthly meeting at City Hall Tuesday night, which saw its political discussion overshadowed by the recognition of a local detective.

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