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HAMLET - The much-anticipated accountability results for North Carolina’s Public Schools were released by the state board of education following its meeting on Sept. 7, 2017.

CORDOVA — On Tuesday evening an unexpected hailstorm made its way through Cordova.


The National Weather Service issued a Flashflood Warning for Richmond County around 7:30p.m. This was followed by heavy rain and a hailstorm in the Cordova area that lasted for only a matter of minutes; however, the damage left in its wake has residents questioning if the storm was something more.

ROCKINGHAM— The Children of Freedom Baptist Church and Freedom EDGE have a challenge for Richmond County as they continue to try to spread “Buckets of Love”.

ROCKINGHAM—The City of Rockingham and the Rockingham Police Department will be teaming up to host the annual "National Night Out" event.

Millions from around the country take part in "National Night Out", the annual community-building campaign that is geared towards building police and community partnerships in an effort to provide a safer community. In years past, this event has also proven to be a great opportunity to bring the local police department and neighbors together.

ROCKINGHAM — Last week, Rockingham Detectives assisted the Cheraw Police Department in conjunction with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in the apprehension of two fugitives.

Deandre Malskie Byrd, 18, and Shareef Ali Kelly, 21, were both involved in a shooting that occurred in Cheraw, S.C. on Independence Day.


Byrd later turned himself into the Rockingham Police Department and Kelly was apprehended at a residence located in East Rockingham. 

ROCKINGHAM— Taking your dog or puppy to the Dog Days of Summer wash at the Richmond County Animal Shelter may help your furry friend, as well as other dogs who may need the services Richmond County Animal Advocates provide.

ROCKINGHAM—  The Rockingham Police and Fire Department partnered this week to provide a better understanding of law enforcement and fire safety to 61 young cadets.

Children from 11 to 17-years-old attended classes throughout the week, where they learned the importance of traffic laws, fire department operations, and even crime scene investigations.

ROCKINGHAM—When a patient passed away two short weeks ago, one of the largest hospice providers came together to see how they could grant their last wish.

Miss Greater Sampson County, Victoria Huggins, recently became the 80th Miss North Carolina to take the crown. And this past weekend, she granted The Richmond Observer a live interview

Huggins said that growing up in a small town has helped her prepare for the platform as Miss America. The St. Pauls native of Robeson County is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and mass communications. She previously served as a producer and reporter for Carolina in the Morning at WECT in Wilmington, NC.

ROCKINGHAM– A recent Richmond Senior High School graduate is using her summer to learn the ropes of journalism.

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