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ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond County residents, a student and a teacher, move on to the state finals in their respective categories after being named winners on both the local and district levels through the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Program.

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HAMLET — The family of the late Roger Staley recently established a scholarship in his name at Richmond Community College. 

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HAMLET — Ashley Lupfer, art teacher at Rockingham Middle School, was named North Carolina Art Education Association’s 2020-2021 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year. Lupfer received her plaque in the mail and she will attend a virtual conference this weekend where the award will be presented.  

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ELLERBE — Angela Baker, a seventh-grade English Language Arts teacher at Ellerbe Middle School, has been named Richmond County Schools’ 2020-2021 Beginning Teacher of the Year.

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HAMLET — Stephen McQueen had been looking forward to the start of this school year for a long time. He was going to be an elementary school teacher with his very own classroom where he would meet parents and welcome wide-eyed students to a new grade level.

However, COVID-19 changed all that.

Published in Lifestyle
Friday, 04 September 2020 13:55

Richmond County Schools staff, parents honor Pillar

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Observer Sports Editor Kyle Pillar thought he was covering the unveiling of a new building at Richmond Senior High School on Thursday — but no such unveiling occurred. 

Published in Lifestyle
Friday, 21 August 2020 12:01

COLUMN: Cowboys, teachers and 'Father Fix-it'

Where do cowboys come from? In my family’s case, they came from a farm in Ohio. My cousins Del and Dana were raised on that farm but had an itch to go to rodeo school out in Texas. And in due time they became cowboys, the real kind, cowpokes who fix fences, brand cattle, and sleep soundly in a bunk house after a 14-hour work day. When you’re young, you can do that kind of thing.

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PEMBROKE — Homecoming is a time when alumni, faculty and friends reflect on UNC Pembroke’s storied past while taking part in time-honored traditions such as bonfires, tailgating and parades.

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Monday, 30 September 2019 13:43

COLUMN: Change how we pay teachers

About this time last year, progressive activists and Democratic politicians were trumpeting the news that North Carolina was 49th in the country in friendliness to teachers, according to a study by the website WalletHub. The state’s low ranking proved that Republicans disliked public education, they alleged.

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RALEIGH — A bill introduced this year by state Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, to keep teachers in the classroom was signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday.

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