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Monday, 03 July 2017 12:20

Ellerbe July 4 Event Still On As Planned

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Despite the cancellation of July 4 events in Hamlet, Ellerbe will still host their Jamboree and Fireworks display, all set to be held at Lions Club Park on Cemetery Road.

Monday, 03 July 2017 11:00

Richmond County: It's Where I Want To Be

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Well here we are! After months of speculation and anticipation, The Richmond Observer is finally here. I am grateful for your support up to this point, and hope you will enjoy our latest edition and stories Monday through Saturday of every week.

I grew up in Northampton County, NC, a county where the largest town is no bigger than Ellerbe, so when I moved to Richmond County I thought I had landed in "the big city". I am fully aware, nonetheless, that Rockingham nor any town in Richmond County is "the big city", and I am so thankful for it.

Too often, it may seem that professing Christians are busier doing church than being the church in our communities. Displaying the life of Jesus through his people, loving Jesus and loving others is the mantra that some local youth and their leaders carried in their hearts to Boone, N.C.

Monday, 03 July 2017 07:49

Jones Advances in the Workforce, Credits RCC

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HAMLET— Jimmy Jones of Maxton has used his recently obtained diplomas from Richmond Community College to further advance his career with Blue Scoop Buildings North America. Jones not only chose RichmondCC because of its convenient location, he also wanted to further his career, and gives RichmondCC the credit for their training, curriculum, and assistance.

Friday, 30 June 2017 05:00

Cindy's Cafe Cuts Ribbon in Ellerbe

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Cindi's Cafe recently held its ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce. Located on Main Street in Ellerbe, Cindi’s Café specializes in home cooking and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while also offering a soup and salad bar. 

Photo of Hinson Lake featured above was taken by local photographer and Richmond Observer contributor Chuck Thames.

Harold Dawkins, a local photographer and Richmond Observer contributor, took this photo in recent days at an accident in Richmond County. Dawkins is a member of Cordova Volunteer Fire Department and is a long-time resident of Richmond County.

 

ROCKINGHAM —Reaching out and helping others is a staple of the hospice community, and starting this week, Richmond County Hospice will be doing just that as it prepares to add onto its medical campus.

Referred to as a "homegrown organization," RCH broke ground Thursday morning for its new Hospice Haven facility at 1119 North US Highway 1 in Rockingham.

In attendance to celebrate the momentous occasion were RCH employees, community members, County Commissioner Don Bryant and Board President Neal Watkins, among others.

The new addition comes as the result of years of planning by CEO Kristina Leyden and her staff.

WASHINGTON – In an effort to restore law and order, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today voted to withhold certain federal grants from sanctuary cities, allow sanctuary cities to be sued by crime victims, and increase penalties for deported felons who illegally return to the United States.

Friday, 30 June 2017 22:49

Area Beta Clubs Bring Home National Recognition

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ROCKINGHAM —Walt Disney World is known to many as the most magical place on Earth, and for the members of the Rockingham and Hamlet Middle School Beta Club, the magic was all around. With a bus full, students and advisors traveled earlier this week to Orlando, Florida to compete against 30 teams from across the nation.

The National Beta Club exists to encourage character, service, academic achievement, and leadership in elementary and secondary school students. Thousands of people were in attendance to show their support and encouragement as Hamlet Middle School shined with creativity by bringing home a first place finish in tee shirt design. Students of Rockingham Middle, Carter Richardson and Will Thompson both brought home a third place finish for their work in visual arts, as well as speech. Lauren Lutz was prepared to rise to the challenge as the Director of Songfest, a competition in which the club is required to rewrite a song that must be under three minutes, while incorporating the Beta Theme.

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