The Richmond Observer

The Richmond Observer

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.

CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) consultant Paul Shumaker released a statement Thursday evening to The Richmond Observer's story relating to WBT Radio's "fact-check" on a recent Pittenger television ad that the Harris campaign essentially deemed as erroneous and misleading.

RALEIGH - Speaker Tim Moore has appointed State Representative Garland E. Pierce as a member of the House Select Committee on School Safety.

CHARLOTTE -- Mark Harris, conservative Republican candidate for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, will officially file for Congress today at 4:00pm at the NC State Board of Elections in Raleigh.

ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond Observer announced today that Kyle Pillar will transition to the role of Sports Editor, and C.K. (Chuck) Craven will become the next Managing Editor for Richmond County’s most-read news publication.

ROCKINGHAM -- Rockingham Police Department Narcotics agents received information that an occupant at a Rockingham residence (108 Colonial Drive) was manufacturing methamphetamine.

ROCKINGHAM – Rockingham businessman Ken Goodman (D-Richmond, Montgomery and Stanly Counties) filed for re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives yesterday.  Rep. Goodman is seeking his fifth term to the State Legislature.

ROCKINGHAM – State Senator Tom McInnis (R-Richmond) representing District 25, filed for re-election to the State Senate Monday, citing the need for strong representation in Moore County and its southern, more rural neighbors: Richmond, Scotland and Anson Counties.

APEX, N.C. – It was a successful weekend for Richmond County middle school cheerleaders, as two different squads placed in the North Carolina Cheerleading Coaches Association (NCCCA) 2018 State Championship.

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