Letter to the Editor Contributor

Letter to the Editor Contributor

To the editor:

I have seen so many posts about people complaining about the Animal Shelter. I am here to offer a solution to you: Get involved! Donate and/or volunteer!

Thursday, 27 December 2018 17:57

LETTER: Don't forget to thank a lineman

To the editor:

Cut-outs, single-phase, tri-phase, jibs and transformers. If you recognize these terms, then you may be a lineman. And if you don't know these terms, thank a lineman. 

To the editor:

With a recent increase in non-permitted foodservice establishments in the county, Richmond County Health Department would like to provide information as how to legally operate a foodservice establishment such as a pop-up, catering event, or delivered meals in North Carolina.  

First, contact Richmond County Health Department Environmental Health Section at 910-997-8320 to obtain an application for the type of foodservice establishment desired to operate. Prior to beginning construction, renovation or operation of any facility that sells potentially hazardous foods, you must obtain approval from the Health Department.

To further explain, if a person prepares and sells potentially hazardous foods such as milk and milk products, meat, fish, poultry, cheese, raw seed sprouts, melons and a number of vegetable products, they will need to submit an application to the Health Department for prior approval. The application is a process which includes explaining where the food was purchased, how and where it will be prepared and cooked, and how and where the food will be served.  These questions are important to public health and safety.

Once the applicant meets all of the criteria required for the type of permit they are applying, approval will be granted for a foodservice establishment.

Although a person may have other licenses or certifications, they are not permitted or legally selling food in North Carolina without a valid permit from the Health Department. Therefore, be safe and know what you are eating has been inspected for your health and safety.

For more information, contact Holly Haire, director of environment and general services at 910-997-8320.


Richmond County Health Department


To the editor:

What a beautiful sunny day we had from morning to night — 73 degrees for the daytime and a cool 65 for when the sun went down. It had been a few years that rain was not in the forecast. Our crowd was fantastic. Dealing with the hurricanes the weeks before, l think we all were ready to enjoy an outing of some kind. 

RICHMOND COUNTY - The Richmond Observer received the following "Letter to the Editor" in conjunction with the upcoming election and the endorsement of a particular candidate:

ROCKINGHAM – Dr. Rick Watkins, a longtime educator and current assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Wingate University, filed papers with the Board of Elections on Wednesday to run for the Richmond County Board of Commissioners.

Monday, 26 February 2018 13:26

Harris' Camp Challenges Pittenger Reports


February 23rd, 2018


CONTACT: Andy Yates
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Pittenger Ad Challenged by Harris in Congressional Race
Supporters of Mark Harris are challenging aspects of a recent television ad by Robert Pittenger.  In a press release, Harris' camp contends that an independent "fact checker," Mark Garrison of WBT Radio in Charlotte, found flaws in the statements.
The news release reads as follows:
WBT Fact Checks Pittenger’s New TV Ad. See What They Found!

Charlotte, NC - Last Week WBT Radio’s Mark Garrison fact checked Robert Pittenger’s new ad and guess what he found?  It’s NOT True!  Please take a listen to Mark Garrison’s special fact-checking report on the ad, forward this email to your friends, and share on Facebook:


Here are some excerpts from Mark Garrison’s report:

“Well Robert Pittenger may have approved the ad but it’s not clear he did any fact checking on it.”

“Clearly don’t take everything literally you see in a Pittenger ad.”

They acknowledged they made up a headline:

“Last week we were talking about the Russians putting out false ads in political campaigns. Truthfully, US politicians are doing the same thing.”

“When we fact-checked Pittenger’s against Mark Harris In Pittenger’s latest commercial they did not stack up.”
It should be noted that the views expressed in this press release are solely those of the "Mark Harris for Congress" campaign and should not be construed to reflect any political affiliation of or by the Richmond Observer publication.
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