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Monday, 14 August 2017 17:24

"Live at 5" Episode 6 (Monday, August 14)

Watch the Monday, August 14 edition of Live at 5, Richmond County's nightly news. Special guest executive producer and college football and NASCAR analyst Russell Parker.

HAMLET – Newly appointed Richmond Community College Board of Trustee Dr. John S. Stevenson of Rockingham attended his first board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning protesters pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham on Monday evening:

Monday, 14 August 2017 08:36

4H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

4-H’ers from Richmond County attended the seventh annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Durham, North Carolina August 11-12, 2017. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the eighth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government.
Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:45

"Live at 5" Episode 5 (8/11/17)

Watch Friday's edition (8/11/17) of Live at 5, Richmond County's official and exclusive nightly news program! Special guests Blake Altman and Kyle Brubaker of Evolution Health Club in Rockingham.

CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is excited to announce nine town hall meetings for August.

Friday, 11 August 2017 07:32

"Live at 5" Episode 4 (8/10/17)

Watch episode 4 (8-10-17) of Live at 5, The Richmond Observer's nightly news program below or by visiting the Richmond Observer YouTube Channel!

ROCKINGHAM -- The Richmond Observer announced today that it has tapped Jimmy McDonald as its new sports photographer.

"Jimmy is a tremendous photographer," said Lance Jenkins, co-founder of The Richmond Observer and agency manager at Farm Bureau. "We are grateful to have someone of his caliber on our sports team, and it really raises the bar for what we can provide our viewers."

McDonald's other photography work is highlighted in downtown Rockingham restaurant Patton's Grille, where his photos of landmarks in the Richmond County area line the walls. He also owns his own business, Jimmy McDonald Photography.

For more information, visit


Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:29

Chamber Seeks Board Nominations 

The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2018 board of directors.  Four board seats with three-year terms each are now open. Board Chairman Chuck Cobb has appointed board member Ken Hartley of Therafirm, as the Committee Chair.  Serving with Hartley on this year’s nominating committee are: Neil Robinette of Tri-City, Kenny Melvin of Farm Bureau and, Terry Lewis of Maness Tire, Bruce Hamilton of Duke Energy and Chris Sachs of Sachs Enterprises.

Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for Disaster Recovery Funds. These funds will Cost-Share on Agricultural Pond Repairs, Non-Field Farm Road Repairs, and Stream Debris Removal (for government agencies or Non-governmental agencies).

The opportunity to apply for these funds closes Friday, September 1st, 2017.


Come see Kelsey Lovin at the Richmond Soil and Water Conservation office in the Richmond County Ag Center for assistance.

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