The Richmond Observer

The Richmond Observer

Hamlet – Going to school full time and working full time was quite a challenge for Winslow Ratliff, but he didn’t let that stop him from graduating with an associate degree in Business Administration from Richmond Community College in 2015. A former resident of Scotland County, Ratliff is now a financial sales representative with a bank in Raleigh.

PINEHURST – The pain specialists at FirstHealth Back & Neck Pain have begun to offer thermal radiofrequency treatment to relieve chronic moderate-to-severe knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA – For the 3rd year in a row, beer and chicken wing lovers will gather in Richmond Plaza Shopping Center for the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Hoptoberfest.

The following is US Congressman Robert Pittenger's (NC-09) weekly column:

National newscasts seem obsessed with drama and intrigue.  While Americans are being fed a steady diet of overdone outrage, my House Republican colleagues and I have been hard at work, turning in a busy and productive first six months of 2017.  Let’s take a look.

ROCKINGHAM - Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Hamlet City Manager Jonathan Blanton published an open letter to the citizens of Hamlet and the surrounding communities yesterday on the city's Facebook page, defending the city's decision to cancel July 4 festivities. Below is the complete transcript of that letter:

HAMLET – A urogynecologist with FirstHealth Urogynecology in Hamlet, Dr. Harris-Hicks is seeking patients to participate voluntarily in a clinical trial involving a study drug for overactive bladder.

ROCKINGHAM - The Church of God of Prophecy in Rockingham celebrated 85 years of ministry the first Sunday in May and burnt its bank note to proclaim itself "free of debt".

ELLERBE - With the cancellation of Hamlet's July 4 activities, Ellerbe's 4th of July Jamboree and Fireworks becomes the only Independence Day event in the county today, and it will likely prove to be a huge turnout and success.

The City of Hamlet on Monday announced their event would be cancelled as a result of heightened security concerns related to a recent homicide in the town. City Manager Jonathan Blanton said it was an "important call" to make for the safety of those who may attend.

PINEHURST – FirstHealth of the Carolinas achieved a unique milestone in its near 90-year history with its successful July 1 conversion to Epic information systems technology. The initiative is largest in terms of dollars and resources ever to be undertaken by the 15-county health care network.

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