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Richmond County stars shine at Best of the Rock Awards

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Retired Rockingham fireman Wayne Covington delivers a short speech, the only one to do so, after winning Best Firefighter during the Best of the Rock Awards Thursday evening. Retired Rockingham fireman Wayne Covington delivers a short speech, the only one to do so, after winning Best Firefighter during the Best of the Rock Awards Thursday evening. William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

HAMLET — More than 40 Richmond County businesses and individuals were recognized as the top in their respective fields during the inaugural Best of the Rock Awards Thursday evening at Cole Auditorium.

The event, hosted by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce, featured six categories, each with several subcategories.

Chamber Vice Chairman Bob Young, of American Woodmark, served as the emcee and the awards were presented by Young, Tourism Director Meghann Lambeth, Chamber Chairwoman Caroline Goodwin, Past Chairman Neil Robinette, Chamber President Emily Tucker, Cole Auditorium Director Joey Bennett, Economic Developer Martie Butler and Commissioner Tavares Bostic.

The competition was open to non-Chamber members and the finalists were chosen through online voting.

Each winner and the other finalists in each category were given certificates.

The winners of the night were:


Best Boss - Chief Billy Kelly, Rockingham Police Department

Best Principal - Jim Butler, Richmond Senior High School

Best Teacher - Tammy Lambert

Best Public Servant - Robin Roberts

Best Police Officer - Lee Bailey, Rockingham Police Department

Best Server - Robin Roberts, Hudson Brothers Deli

Best Employer - Richmond County Schools

Best Fireman - Wayne Covington, Rockingham Fire Department (retired)

Best Volunteer - Robin Roberts


Best Landscaping Company - Hodges Lawn and Landscape

Best Plumber - Al’s Plumbing

Best Place to Buy a Car - Griffin Nissan

Best Car Salesman - Shannon Leviner

Best Insurance Agent - Jeff Graves

Best Bank - State Employees Credit Union - Rockingham

Best Realtor - Rusty Edwards

Best Large Industry - Cascades

Best Contractor - Hayden Construction

Best Auto Shop -Craven Collision Center

Best Place to Work - Richmond County Schools

Best Customer Service - Biscuitville

Best Social Media Presence - Richmond Observer


Best Pawn Shop - Ned’s Jewelry and Loan

Best Jewelry Store - Kay Jewelers

Best Retail - Pee Dee Outfitters

Best Florist - Boe’s Florist

Best Consignment Shop - Christian Closet

Best Grocery - Food Lion-US 1

Best Window Display - Gifts 4 All Seasons


Best Wings - Hudson Brothers Deli

Best Burger - Convenience Corner

Best Place to Get a Beer - Hudson Brothers Deli

Best Pizza - Godfather’s Pizza

Best Sweet Tea - Bojangle’s

Best Biscuits - Biscuitville

Best Breakfast - Biscuitville

Best Lunch - Seaboard Station

Best Dinner - La Cabana

Best Dessert - Dairy Queen-Rockingham

Best Ice Cream - The Berry Patch


Best Gym - Evolution Health Club

Best Chiropractor - Murphy Chiropractic and Wellness PA

Best Pharmacy - Walgreen’s

Best Place for a Massage - Murphy Chiropractic and Wellness PA

Best Home Health - Richmond County Hospice

Best Salon - Head to Toe

Best Dental Office - Marshall Brown DDS


Best Parade - Hamlet Christmas Parade

Best Kid-friendly Environment - Discovery Place Kids

Best Outdoor Recreation - Hitchcock Creek

Best Nonprofit - Place of Grace

Best Museum - Discovery Place Kids

Best Fundraiser - Relay for Life

Community Impact - Place of Grace

Best Place for Entertainment - Cole Auditorium


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