Opinion (71)

Raleigh – First, Republicans hid at the bottom of a constitutional amendment a breathtaking measure to grab power from the executive branch, one that would give them exclusive control over how people can vote, the cost of their energy bill, and the quality of their drinking water.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:01

Mark Harris Named Republican "Young Gun"

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CHARLOTTE - CNN is reporting that the National Republican Congressional Committee has named Mark Harris to their exclusive “Young Guns” program! 
According to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, this is due to the solid campaign we’re running in the 9th District and the outpouring of financial and grassroots support we have received since the primary.

Raleigh – Republicans have repeatedly shown that their priorities lie with desperately trying to hold onto their super-majorities and not with our students, teachers, and public schools, editorial boards and columnists around the state agree. Republicans are pushing vague and undefined changes to our state constitution that make it harder to vote, handcuff future generations ability to invest in public schools, and undermine the balance of powers all because they’re afraid of losing this November. North Carolina needs to vote down these constitutional amendments and break the super-majority to bring new legislators to Raleigh who put schools before power.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrat Party officials are destroying our USA, our constitution, and (y)our American flag. 

Democrat Party officials support unknown immigrants into the USA without background checks; allowing terrorists into our communities, promoting and supporting havoc onto our unruly streets.

Representative Ken Goodman’s General Assembly Report

ROCKINGHAM - As part of the ongoing mission of the Richmond Observer to provide expansive coverage of current events of interest, we offer the following news release from State Representative Ken Goodman.   



Things wrapped up here in Raleigh Friday, June 29th after a short but busy session.

Friday, 13 July 2018 05:00

Church Announcements

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ROCKINGHAM - The following church announcements have been submitted for publication in the Richmond Observer:

Friday, 13 July 2018 05:03

Are You Afraid of Friggatriskaidekaphobia?

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HAMLET - Do the words "friggatriskaidekaphobia" or “paraskevidekatriaphobia” sound familiar?  Probably not, but studies indicate that approximately 20 million Americans (and up to 33% of Britons) suffer from it (the words have the same meaning).  No, it is not one of those sexually transmitted infections or a variant strain of the bubonic plague; rather, it is nothing more than the fear of Friday the thirteenth.

Raleigh – Sen. Ralph Hise has pending ethics complaints before the state Board of Elections for a number of campaign finance and ethics violations, including illegally paying himself more than $10,000 from his campaign account and failing to disclose a number of contributions from PACs.
But that didn’t stop him from shepherding through the Senate sweeping changes to the very same state agency responsible for investigating those violations.

PROVIDENCE, RI - It is no secret that professional soccer is not the most popular sport in the United States. It may not even make the top five. For the rest of the world, however, soccer (or football, as non-Americans say) is by far the favorite, especially during the FIFA World Cup.