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Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM -- According to Rockingham Police Department Detective Shawn Paxton, a local man was arrested late last month on felony child abuse charges stemming from a thorough investigation.

RALEIGH -- From North Carolina's Attorney General Josh Stein, N.C. constituents, and those included in Richmond County, should be aware of a new scam that affecting people all across the state.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 23:17

Agriculture Cost Share Funding Now Available

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ROCKINGHAM -- The Richmond Soil and Water Conservation office has announced that local farmers and agricultural landowners can now receive agriculture cost share funding.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:09

Ellerbe Town Council Faces Tough Decision

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ELLERBE – The Ellerbe Town Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night September 5, 2017, at Town Hall on Page Street.

EAST ROCKINGHAM -- The East Rockingham Fire Department was dispatched Tuesday afternoon to a motor vehicle accident at Entwistle Street and Mill Road. First Health Richmond EMS was also dispatched, but no one was transported to the hospital. North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Stay tuned to the Richmond Observer for more forthcoming details.

RALEIGH — Representative Garland E. Pierce has been reappointed to serve on the Joint Legislative Emergency management oversight committee for another term.

HAMLET -- The tribute band Classic Journey Live describes itself as presenting the nation’s most authentic Journey experience, and Richmond Community College is inviting the community to this free concert during the President’s Club Kick-off Celebration on Sept. 28 at the Cole Auditorium.

HAMLET -- More than 69 percent of the public uses some type of social media. In the “old” days, most unhappy customer’s complaints did not reach thousands of people. Now, they do. How your business chooses to respond to these reviews can either help or damage your business’ reputation.

RICHMOND COUNTY – It wasn’t too long ago that the Sandhills region of North Carolina was in need of help from neighboring states when Hurricane Matthew ravaged the eastern seaboard in October, 2016. The storm left a path of devastation and destruction in its wake, leaving millions of people across the state in need of disaster relief. And now the time for Richmond County and the state of North Carolina to step up to the plate has come.

ROCKINGHAM – Richmond County Schools’ students have successfully completed the first week of the 2017-2018 school year. For some, success meant being prepared for class with needed school supplies.

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