Chuck Thames

Chuck Thames

Thursday, 13 September 2018 05:05

Council Awards Contract for RCC Downtown Campus

ROCKINGHAM- Monty Crump, Rockingham City Manager brought a request to the council Tuesday evening to award the contract for construction of the new Richmond Community College downtown campus.  According to Crump, the bids were opened on June 26 with the lowest responsible bidder being John M. Campbell Company of Monroe, NC.   The  low bid of $11,521,000 was over the planned budget.  The city then worked with the low bidder on value engineering adjustments in order to bring the bid in line with the budget.

ROCKINGHAM- The Richmond County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday evening and heard from several county staff members including County Manager Bryan Land. 

Land began his update on county happenings by reading the recent press release from last Friday concerning the $2.8 million purchase of the former NC Speedway by investors from Raleigh.   According to Land, “This venue will help strengthen not only Richmond County but regional economies by generating opportunities for local businesses to expand and thrive.”

Land went on to say, “We’re anticipating a multi-million dollar impact to our local economy." According to Land this deal has been months in the making and he is continuing to work closely with the new owners as they make preparations for the future.

ROCKINGHAM- The Richmond County Board of Commissioners received an update on Richmond Community College at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening. 

Dr. Dale Mcinnis, President of Richmond Community College, began his review by saying the college’s enrollment is growing.  By contrast, many of the colleges in the state are seeing a decline as a result of the economy and the strong job market.  “Thanks to the support and partnerships we’ve had here in the county, we’ve been able to hold our own and remain stable,” McInnis stated. 

ROCKINGHAM- Thursday marked a new beginning for a school building with a rich history in Richmond County.  Rohanen Middle School in East Rockingham was removed from service by the school board in 2017 and recently sold to Richmond County for $100 as surplus property.  Gary Richardson, pastor of New Life Church and director of Place of Grace Rescue Mission, saw this as a great opportunity to expand the services he has been providing.  In a property exchange deal Thursday, Richardson’s organization parted with their former location on Airport Road (across from Direct Pack) in exchange for the former Rohanen Middle School located less than two miles away.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 05:06

Therafirm to Host Career Fair This Week

RICHMOND COUNTY, NC - An employment opportunity is coming at Therafirm.  The former Knit-Rite Company is now located at 167 Marks Creek Lane in Hamlet and is looking for some motivated future employees to join the current team. The Career Fair will be held this Wednesday, July 18, from 8-10 a.m. and again from 1- 4 p.m. at the plant.  A tour of the facility will be included for those who are interested.  

MARLBORO COUNTY, SC - Each year, during the week of July 4th, while many families are enjoying a relaxing vacation, there is group of very special volunteers from all across South Carolina who descend on Marlboro County, SC to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.  These volunteers are quick to tell you though, they get even more out of the experience than they give. 

ROCKINGHAM- The Richmond County Board of Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 10 at the Judicial Center in Rockingham.

Dr. Dale McInnis, President of RCC, Addresses the Rockingham City Council Tuesday Evening

 

ROCKINGHAM- The Rockingham City Council held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening May 8.  Mayor Steve Morris opened the meeting, followed by an invocation led by Rev. Gene Alexander, Pastor of First Assembly Of God Church.  

ROCKINGHAM- The Richmond County Board of Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 5 at the Judicial Center in Rockingham. 

The June agenda was a busy one with 20 items to cover.  The most significant item of the evening was the final approval of the county’s 2018/2019 budget.

ROCKINGHAM- The City of Rockingham met for their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening May 8.  Following an invocation by Rev. Jim Nelson, Pastor of First Baptist Church, the board approved the consent agenda.

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