A flood of hometown pride status updates has swept Facebook, with folks proudly listing the cities and towns where they grew up and sharing memories from “back in the day.”
When we noticed the trend, we asked folks following the Richmond County Daily Journal on Facebook to tell us why they’re “so Richmond County.” Their responses, some of which are shared below, didn’t disappoint.
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I am so Richmond County, I remember going swimming and camping at the Pee Dee River every weekend.
I’m so Richmond County, I left as a 17-year-old single young man and came home as a 30-year-old husband and father. This will always be home.
I am so Richmond County, all I want is a double-wide, a Toyoya pickup and a bass boat on a lot full of pine trees.
OK, with Raider football right around the bend, I’m so RCO that I was at the very first Richmond Raider football game in the fall of ‘72 because my brother Bennie Howard and his best friend Bryan Sexton were on the team!
I’m so Hamlet, I remember living in the blue trailer that sat on the lot where WilcoHess is. That was my great-grandma’s house.
I was so Richmond County (lived there 1988-2011) that I once bought a bicycle from the old hardware store that was run by Jimmy Maske and the late John Cadieu (was it Economy Auto). I miss John and I think the world of Jimmy!
I’m so Richmond County, I remener the teen Christian hang out called The Rock, The Orange Bowl and where DSS is use to be a shopping center.
Julie Baxley Wilkes
I’m so Hamlet, I remember going to Hamlet JUNIOR High!
I am so Richmond County, I remember J&M Skating Center…where teens actually had a place to go and have a good time on the weekends!
Meagan Ammons Pearson
I am so Richmond County, I remember eating at the Brown Derby on Friday nights and Revels Sunday buffet after church with my grandparents. Great memories!
Amanda Bailey White