Richlands is a farming community with a small-town charm. You will see crops of tobacco, corn and cotton. Every September on Farmer's Day, the townspeople get together and celebrate the harvest. It is also known for its annual crafts fair and antique auto shows in November. If you want to live away from Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River but still be able to commute to the bases approximately 30 minutes or less, Richlands is for you.
Richlands is the home of the Onslow County Museum and is the first town in the county to have a public library. Richlands is growing rapidly due to the new bypass that opened the area up as an alternative to living in Jacksonville.