Press Release

Press Release

WADESBORO - Pee Dee Electric is seeking applications from high school students willing to step out of their comfort zone and “SAY YES” to the opportunity of lifetime: The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. 

The Youth Tour allows students to experience the nation’s capital like they never have before. Tourists can expect to take part in adventures like laying a flag at the Vietnam War Memorial, visiting the Washington Monument, meeting elected officials and touring Smithsonian museums, all while building connections with peers and future leaders from across the nation.

RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:02

Rural and Agricultural Interests

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to news garnering attention across the state and/or nation.  These particular links relate to items of interest in conjunction with NC’s rural communities and agricultural developments.

Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:01

NCDA&CS Offers Soil Management Guidance

RALEIGH – Hurricane Florence inundated southeastern NC with record rainfall and left many fields saturated and flooded for days, while fields in other areas of the state received only a few inches of rain. Although storms like this have complex effects across the landscape, two general effects are most important to consider: 1) soil disturbance, including erosion loss plus accumulation of soil and debris and 2) soil nutrient losses. 

“It is important to factor in soil disturbance and nutrient loss in your soil and crop management plans to lessen the impacts on upcoming growing seasons,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Our Agronomic Services Division can help with advice and testing services.”

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:02

Rural and Agricultural Interests

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to news garnering attention across the state and/or nation.  These particular links relate to items of interest in conjunction with NC’s rural communities and agricultural developments.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety program, urges parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween. 

More than 2,200 pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and more than a third of those collisions occur in the evening or at night.

The Watch for Me NC program offers these tips to help make Halloween safer and more enjoyable:

DOBBINS HEIGHTS - FEMA will have Disaster Survival Assistance team members available to assist citizens with applying for FEMA programs. These representatives will be available November 1st and 2nd from 1:00 PM until 8 PM. They will be located at the Dobbins Heights Community Center at 222 Earle Franklin Drive.

RALEIGH – The following are highlights from the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The stories below are featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:02

Agricultural and Rural Interests

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events, we offer the following links to allow ease of access to news garnering attention across the state and/or nation.  These particular links relate to items of interest in conjunction with NC’s rural communities and agricultural issues as well as ongoing developments.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service encourages landowners and others to exercise caution when assessing possible damage to their woodlands from Hurricane Florence. Landowners concerned about the health of their woodlands should seek advice from their county ranger or other registered foresters prior to making any final decisions. 

“Woodlands that appear to have been severely damaged in a storm can often recover.  We are encouraging landowners to be fully-informed prior to making any significant decisions about their land,” said David Lane, state forester. “A professional can help you with determining if your woodlands need a plan for managing damaged timber.”

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