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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale Folwell is demanding Gov. Roy Cooper waive executive orders that ban citizen-owned utilities from charging customers for services. Folwell plans to put the issue to a vote at the next Council of State meeting July 7.

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RALEIGH — Elizabeth City could go broke in August if Gov. Roy Cooper doesn’t lift restrictions on utility payments.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s local governments face a grim financial future. Tyrrell County may offer a sobering preview.

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ROCKINGHAM — One Richmond County Commissioner has come up with a potential compromise in a situation that has pitted the county government against all six municipalities in recent weeks.

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Local government leaders who lobbied to make police body camera video confidential might lack the stomach for secrecy when loose lips could land them behind bars. 

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Few fireworks-related incident…

ROCKINGHAM — As Richmond County residents celebrated Independence Day with their own fireworks this weekend, there were several incidents that resulted in fire crews being called out. Read more

Fire destroys mobile home near…

HAMLET — Two Richmond County fire departments responded to a mobile home fire in East Rockingham late Sunday morning. Read more

COLUMN: Choice should guide sc…

If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter... Read more

Kevin Harvick gets Indianapoli…

In an action-filled afternoon of NASCAR Cup Series racing in Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records, Kevin Harvick held off the field in a overtime... Read more

Cowick goes 'next level,' sign…

ROCKINGHAM — Playing just three of Richmond Senior High School’s nearly 20 regular-season baseball games this spring wasn’t what Dallas Cowick had in mind. Read more

Benny Parsons, a legacy who li…

ROCKINGHAM  — Benny Parsons would celebrate his 79th birthday next Sunday, and although the late NASCAR driver passed away in 2007, his legend lives on. Read more

Man goes live on Facebook whil…

HAMLET — A passerby driving down Boyd Lake Road around midday Sunday stopped to put out a porch fire. Read more

VIDEO: Remembering Coach Jason…

HAMLET — After a successful series honoring former Richmond Senior High School teacher and coach Jason Norton, the Richmond Observer is proud to announce it will be featuring more tribute... Read more

N.C. sets new one-day record f…

ROCKINGHAM— While Richmond County experienced a lower number of new COVID-19 cases on Friday, North Carolina reported nearly 2,100, setting a new record-high. Read more

TOP STORY: Man goes live on Facebook while putting out Hamlet fire Read more