The Richmond Observer

The Richmond Observer

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.

HAMLET – Joey Bennett wasn’t misleading listeners when he said on Good Morning Sandhills’ debut episode earlier this week that Richmond Community College’s Cole Auditorium and the DeWitt Performing Arts Series are keeping the schedule full this winter and early spring season.

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