The Richmond Observer

The Richmond Observer

HAMLET – While hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Hamlet Thursday for the city’s annual Christmas parade, there were others spreading something other than holiday cheer.

ROCKINGHAM — Big Lots, located on Broad Avenue in Rockingham, will permanently close on Jan. 13, 2018.

HAMLET - Due to inclement weather, Hamlet city manager Jonathan Blanton announced Friday morning that the city's "Old Fashion Christmas" activities planned for Friday night are canceled.

ELLERBE – The first meeting of the Sandhills AGInnovation Center Governing Board was held Tuesday, November 28, at the center’s location at 1298 Crawford Road.

RICHMOND COUNTY – The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.

Richmond Girls Basketball 

ROCKINGHAM – On Wednesday, the Lady Raiders varsity basketball team were on the road, and were defeated by Fairmont High School in a close contest 55-51. Sophomore guard Allexis Swinney lead the team with 12 points, and freshman Jakerra Covington followed up with eight of her own. Talia Wall chipped in nine points, while Hailey Miller and Keionna Love both provided five points each.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the use of taxpayer money for settlements in connection with sexual harassment or sexual assault involving Members of Congress.

Friday, 01 December 2017 10:19

Betty T. Brown

Betty T. Brown of Efland, 93, died November 24, 2017.  She was born in Richmond County, NC to Marshall M. and Dora B. Tilley and graduated from Hoffman High School in 1941.  In 1945, she graduated from Women’s College (now UNC-Greensboro).  Betty met Charles A. Brown in 1947 and they married in 1948.  Betty and Charlie had three sons.  Gordon was born July 1950 “on the way to the Korean War” since Charlie, a World War II veteran and Reserve officer, had received orders.  They moved to three duty stations before Charlie was posted to San Francisco, living in Berkeley.  Returning to North Carolina, they settled in Efland.  Doug was born in 1953 and Mike, in 1958.

CHARLOTTE – Former Congresswoman Sue Myrick, a Republican who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2013, has endorsed Dr. Mark Harris for the upcoming Republican primary election in May 2018.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 06:00

John McInnis Farm Named "Farm of the Year"

Rockingham, N.C. – John McInnis Farm was selected as the annual “Farm of the Year” by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Richmond County Center.

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