The Tuesday edition of the Daily Journal featured stories which once again personified the best of the Richmond County community.
The county has stepped in to lend a hand with repairs at the struggling Humane Society Animal Shelter, with which the county has a contract to support. “We’re trying to partner with them and help them in any way we can,” said Rick Sago, county manager.
That was a wonderful picture of Cub Scouts in a tug-of-war contest at Rockingham Speedway where Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were holding a Camporee in the infield. I cannot think of a more perfect place for this event.
It is inadequate to just say that Andy Hillenburg has opened his heart to this community and worked to bring us all together.
The Town of Norman has done it again. Leadership in that town has shown for the third year how by working together as a community much can be achieved. People and vendors were attracted from all over Richmond County and surrounding communities.
October is a busy month in Richmond County. The next public event will be the Roar at the Park held Saturday by the Rockingham Lions Club at its park on U.S. 220 North of Rockingham. Then we will have the annual Seaboard Festival in Hamlet. And, no doubt a few other community events somewhere in between.
Cascades Tissue of Rockingham demonstrated its support of the Industrial Systems Technology training at Richmond Community College with a contribution to the Forte Building Capital Campaign. Such training will grow in importance in this community.
And, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office continues its service to the community visiting students in our county schools renewing its commitment to our children.
Yes, I am once again an unabashedly proud and thankful resident today of Richmond County.