The Richmond Observer

The Richmond Observer

This column was submitted to The Richmond Observer to the constituents of Congressman Robert Pittenger and the ninth district of North Carolina:

President Ronald Reagan once said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are:  “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”  Too often, the government’s “help” is more unnecessary regulations, more taxes, and an even bigger bureaucracy.

HAMLET – The stars keep getting bigger and brighter in the show line-up for the DeWitt Performing Arts Series. Headlining the 2017-18 season is a duet performance featuring Nashville recording artist Phil Vassar and country music darling Kellie Pickler on their special holiday tour.

HAMLET – Richmond Community College has announced its honor lists for the Summer 2017 Semester. The President’s List identifies students who earn an “A” in all courses and have a 4.0 grade point average while carrying 12 or more semester credit hours. The Dean’s List identifies students who attain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and earn no letter grade lower than a “B” while carrying 12 or more semester hours in a degree or diploma program. The following students received recognition for their academic achievements.

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) voted to fund President Trump’s $1.6 billion request for a border wall, provide the largest military pay raise in 8 years, and increase Defense spending by 13% to rebuild America’s military.

PINEHURST – Chris Ashworth (third from left) of Hallmark and Keyana Cotton (third from right) of the Daphne’s Hallmark store in Southern Pines’ Pinecrest Plaza deliver “Itty Bitty” stuffed toys to the pediatric unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Shown accepting the donation are (from left) Jane Claire Dawkins, R.N.; Rebecca McCashin, R.N.; Beth Hutchinson, R.N.; and Halona Elliott, R.N., of Moore Regional’s Women & Children’s department. Hallmark customers donate to the annual collection of “Itty Bitty” toys, which are then donated to social service organizations that serve children. This year, the Daphne’s store collected more than 800 “Itty Bitty” toys and donated 600 to Moore Regional for distribution to the hospital’s pediatric patients. Hallmark stores throughout the region collected more than 5,100 toys for distribution throughout the state.

Hamlet, N.C. (July 26, 2017) – Through its member-funded SECU Foundation, State Employees Credit Union has awarded five local students an SECU Continuing Education Scholarship valued at $750 to study at Richmond Community College.

PINEHURST – According to many medical authorities, including those with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there are many reasons to breastfeed.

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation, co-sponsored by Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), to nullify a controversial new rule which benefits trial lawyers at the expense of hardworking Americans.

ROCKINGHAM - A Romanian native accused of felony larceny at Capital Bank in downtown Rockingham has been captured.

HAMLET – Many jobs require a skilled office worker who is organized, good with math and analyzing data, and computer savvy. These are just a few of the skills that Morgan McBride of Hamlet and Katelynn Arner of Rockingham developed through Richmond Community College’s Office Administration program.

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