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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke graduate Octavia Johnson was among 21 students nationwide selected to participate in the 2021 National Association of Black Journalists Student Multimedia Project. 

Published in Lifestyle

To the editor:

Trust in facts is a cornerstone of American democracy. Disinformation and distrust of the media have been major contributors to our socially, politically and economically polarized society.

Published in Opinion

ROCKINGHAM —  Two local journalists have been charged with contempt of court for reportedly violating a standing judicial order barring recording devices.

Published in Local News

ROCKINGHAM — Award-winning journalist William R. Toler has been named managing editor of the Richmond Observer.

Toler, who joined the RO staff in late August, replaces Chuck Craven, who will stay on as senior writer.

Published in Local News

HAMLET -- Announced Monday afternoon by Richmond County Schools public information officer Briana Goins, RCS will operate on a two-hour delay schedule as the effects of Hurricane Irma move into the region overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.

Published in Local News

FAYETTEVILLE -- As strong severe storms wreaked havoc across the Sandhills region Friday, the Richmond Senior High School football team will have to wait to try and redeem its 38-13 loss to No. 1 4AA powerhouse Wake Forest High School.

Published in Local Sports

RICHMOND COUNTY – In a week that has seen the powerful demonstrations of Mother Nature devastate several regions across the country, residents of Richmond County experienced their own “perfect storm” late Friday afternoon and early evening. 

Published in Local News

ROCKINGHAM—  The Rockingham Police and Fire Department partnered this week to provide a better understanding of law enforcement and fire safety to 61 young cadets.

Children from 11 to 17-years-old attended classes throughout the week, where they learned the importance of traffic laws, fire department operations, and even crime scene investigations.

Published in Local News
Monday, 03 July 2017 11:00

Richmond County: It's Where I Want To Be

Well here we are! After months of speculation and anticipation, The Richmond Observer is finally here. I am grateful for your support up to this point, and hope you will enjoy our latest edition and stories Monday through Saturday of every week.

I grew up in Northampton County, NC, a county where the largest town is no bigger than Ellerbe, so when I moved to Richmond County I thought I had landed in "the big city". I am fully aware, nonetheless, that Rockingham nor any town in Richmond County is "the big city", and I am so thankful for it.

Published in Local News