Richlands is served by the Onslow County School System. Richland students attend Richlands Primary School, Richlands Elementary School, Trexler Middle School and Richlands High School. Higher education is offered from nearby institutions, including Coastal Carolina Community College, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Cape Fear Community College, to name a few.
Events & Recreation
Farmer's Day is an annual celebration of the farming and agricultural roots of Richlands. For more than four decades, the Farmer's Day celebration features a parade, live music, local vendors, games and food. Nearby Sneads Ferry hosts the annual Shrimp Festival in the summer to honor the local seafood industry and support the purchase of American Shrimp. Recreational and historical points of interest include fishing, canoeing or kayaking in nearby bays and rivers, horseback riding in one of several area equine centers, or touring the Onslow County Museum. The populace can also hike through Hoffman Forest or head to several nearby seaside villages to dig into fresh seafood. Other attractions include Lynwood Park Zoo, 30 Acres and a Mule Farm, Rock Creek Golf and Country Club and Coastal Plains Raceway in nearby Jacksonville.
Among the most common industries in Richlands are healthcare, sales and service, retail, manufacturing, educational and social services. Top employers in nearby Jacksonville include Onslow County Hospital Authority, Platinum Corral, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Stanadyne Corporation, to name a few. Additional contributors to the job market in the Richlands and the surrounding communities include employment in tourism, arts and entertainment, public administration and recreation.
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