The Richmond Observer

The Richmond Observer

HAMLET — The “Reason for the Season” will be on full display Friday night as First Baptist Church reenacts the birth of Christ.

ROCKINGHAM — Outages for one of the largest cellular networks could interrupt emergency communications, according to county officials.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:39

Richmond County DSS offering heating help

ROCKINGHAM — With temperatures beginning to drop as winter draws near, some low-income families may need help keeping warm.

The Richmond County Department of Social Services announced this week that it will soon be taking applications for assistance.

HAMLET — One Richmond County school is being re-designated as a “School to Watch,”  one of 400 across the nation.

The district announced Monday that Hamlet Middle School has earned the distinction for 2019 from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.

ROCKINGHAM — Award-winning journalist William R. Toler has been named managing editor of the Richmond Observer.

Toler, who joined the RO staff in late August, replaces Chuck Craven, who will stay on as senior writer.

RALEIGH — State Sen. Tom McInnis was one of 16 members of the General Assembly recently appointed to a committee to “study options for flood mitigation involving river debris removal (and) spillways.”

The appointment was announced last week in a joint statement by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland.

According to a press release, the committee includes eight members each from the Senate and House of Representatives who will study “the means of mitigating flood damage caused by extreme rainfall events.”

Dan McCready and Mark Harris will debate again Wednesday night, this time on Spectrum News, allowing voters in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District (with cable) a chance to see both candidates answer — or tiptoe around — questions regarding national and foreign policies.

However, one candidate in the race won’t be there.

Libertarian Jeff Scott announced at the Richmond Young Professionals’ Pints and Politics forum last week that he was not invited to the debates, the first sponsored by the Charlotte Observer and WBTV-TV.

Friday, 12 October 2018 15:34

Familiar Faces to be Found at Norman Fest

NORMAN — The northernmost town in Richmond County is gearing up for its annual fall festival.

Norman Fest, now in its ninth year, will feature a few familiar faces in terms of musical acts and display booths on Saturday.

The Sand Band once again headlines the event, performing on the town’s outdoor stage from 7-9 p.m. Musical acts earlier in the day include the Randy Clay Band and Wayward Reason on the main stage and traditional country music in the town’s community building.

ROCKINGHAM — A group of Richmond County motorcycle riders raised more than $5,000 last month for the Andy’s Foundation.

On Wednesday, Chris Cox of Ol Skool Tribe Riding Club presented a check for $5,042 to J.R. Cottle of Hwy 55 in Rockingham following a ride on Sept. 22.

Cox said this was the second time Ol Skool Tribe has made a charitable run for the Foundation.

ROCKINGHAM — For nearly 20 years, one local church has combined grilling and singing for a a family friendly outdoor event.

First United Methodist Church is gearing up for its 19th annual Holy Smoke Barbecue and Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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