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Morehead High School’s Army JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets were named an Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD), the highest selection a JROTC unit can receive, placing them among the top 10 percent of JROTC programs in the nation. The JROTC was established as part of the National Defense Act of 1916. According to Title 10 of the U.S. Code, the purpose of JROTC is to foster students’ sense of personal responsibility and accomplishment and the value of citizenship

and service to the United States. Now more than 1,685 Army JROTC programs exist in high schools across the nation. Every three years, Army JROTC units participate in a national formal inspection. Cadets are evaluated in several areas, including curriculum knowledge, staff briefing, community service/service learning projects, military customs and traditions, citizenship, marching drill performance, and a question-and answer session. Based on their JROTC... Continued to Page 5

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According to the July 2012 edition of the CountyLines, Rockingham County is one of only 15 counties in North Carolina with a decrease in taxes this year! Per the publication’s 2012-13 Tax Rate Survey of North Carolina Counties, taxes in Rockingham County and 14 other counties decreased; taxes in 11 counties increased; taxes in 73 counties had no change; and taxes in one county had an interim status. Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler explained: "Rockingham County reduced taxes while improving services and high standards of achievement through performance management." Rockingham County Board of County Commissioners Chair W. Keith Mabe has been constantly leading the charge to do more with less. Mabe said he and the other Commissioners have continued to stress lower taxes. "We're out in the community talking with taxpayers all the time," Mabe said. "We're mindful of every dollar spent because we understand how tough economic times are affecting citizens' pocketbooks.

¶ PAGE 2 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, SEPTEMBER 2012 Dear Editor, Governor Perdue has proclaimed September 2012 as Citizens Awareness Month in NC. The goal of this proclamation is to provide North Carolina citizens with every opportunity to register to vote. The Rockingham County Board of Elections office will be conducting Voter Registration Drives at various locations/events throughout the county in September. • Sept. 6 - Rockingham County High School 11:10 - 1:20pm • Sept. 8 - Madison 1st Friday Cruise In 5pm - 8pm • Sept. 10 - McMichael High (voter education) 8:05 - 3:05 • Sept. 11 - Reidsville High - 11:40 - 1:40pm • Sept. 13 - Morehead High - 11:25am - 1:40pm • Sept. 14 - Reidsville Cruise In (5:30 - 9pm • Sept 14 - Eden Riverfest 5pm - 10pm • Sept. 15 - Eden Riverfest 10-am - 10pm • Sept. 19 - McMichael high 11:26am - 1:26pm • Sept. 29 - Reidsville Festival 10-am - 11pm • Sept. 29 - Eden Concert in the Park 6:30pm - 8:30pm If any groups wish to partner with the Board of Elections office and hold a Voter Registration Drive in September please contact us as soon as possible. Tina Cardwell, Senior Deputy Director Rock. Co. Board of Elections (336) 342-8110 Phone • (336) 342-8228 Fax Dear Editor, The Will of the People will be chartering a coach to attend the Central Carolina Coalition Constitution Day Rally, at the Jomeokee Park, Pinnacle, N. C. One of the largest rallies of its kind in the area. (A little over an hour's drive.) There will be great speakers including: N. C. Justice Paul Newby, Jan Morgan, Texas TV Anchor and North Carolina's Bill Flynn. The rally is Sept.22, 2012. The cost is $15.00 per person.R eserv., payment must be received

no later than Sept. 8, 2012. The coach will leave promptly at 11:00 a.m. from the County Governmental Center parking lot, Highway 65, in Wentworth, N. C. Everyone is welcome to join us! As this will be festival seating, please bring chairs or blankets. Questions? Call 336-342-7651. Make check payable to Will of the People and mail to: Barbara Cooke 136 Hearthstone Trail Reidsville, NC 27320

Letters to the Editor Do you believe every child deserves a family? Thousands of children in America live day to day moving from home to home, without the love and care of a permanent family. We celebrate all forms of adoption as a wonderful way to create or extend families and rightly so; as our world has more than 147 million orphans. But today, I would like to draw attention to a very specific group of children right here in Rockingham County who desperately need families. In Rockingham County there are 30 children waiting to be adopted and 130 children in foster care. Currently, there are only 40 homes licensed through DSS as foster homes, and they are mostly people interested in fostering to adopt. There is a tremendous need for adoptive and short term temporary homes; especially those that would be willing to take in sibling groups. Currently, sibling groups are being separated, children are moved to different neighborhoods and schools, some of our children are being placed in surrounding counties 2 and 3 hours away. This is a definable and very solvable problem. Rockingham County has more than 240 churches; nearly 2 churches for every child that needs a family. Collectively we can fix this problem. DSS has the next Orientation Meeting for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockingham County Department of Social Services, in Wentworth. Call 342-1394 ext.7065 for details. If EVERY church in our County would send 2 families to the meeting, EVERY child in our county that needs a family will have one. Churches, are you up to the challenge? Are there 2 families in your church willing to offer the same grace and unconditional love to a child that they themselves have received? Why 2 families from a church? So, they can offer encouragement and support to each other. Foster Care Facts: • Children enter foster care through no fault of their own as victims of child abuse, neglect and abandonment. • Over 90% of the children removed by Child Protective Services never return to their birth parent(s). • Average age of a child in the foster system: 9.7 • Average age of a child waiting to be adopted: 8 • Average length of stay in the foster system: 26.7 months • Number of caring adults it takes to make a life-long difference for a child in the foster system: 1 • Adopting from foster care is affordable & permanent The need has never been greater. More children enter foster care every year than leave the system. Sadly, these children often wait five years or more to be adopted, can move three or more times in foster care and frequently are separated from siblings. Generating public awareness is the first step to finding forever families for children waiting in foster care. Bottom line: Foster Care Adoption is not about you, it is about a child that needs a family. If you are willing to unconditionally love and open your heart and home to a child, consider foster care adoption. Sincerely, Stephanie Long Mom blessed by adoption

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Fall means a time for change It’s September. In our house that means football games and soccer games. It takes some scheduling to make sure Hanson and Larson get to practice, do their homework and still get home for supper and in bed. It takes Amy and me plus Nana to make it through Thursdays. Hanson’s games are at 4:00, four games played at Morehead and four games played somewhere else in the county. Larson’s games on Thursdays are either 5:30 or 6:20 plus I teach spinning at 7:15. It seems like a lot but it is fun to watch how much better the kids get each season. It’s not just my kids, we have been playing with the same group for years but this year it’s all starting to change. Larson is finally old enough to be playing in his friend’s age group rather than his brother’s. Hanson has improved his skills in football plus had a growth spurt which makes him a great lineman. We’ll miss Jacob at the Y soccer field because he made the Holmes’ team. Jordan has made the jump from Middle School to High School and Kaylan has become a Cheerleader at Holmes. There is not a season that either my kids or my friend’s kids do not play something, but there is just something about a HOME Football game on a cool Fall Friday night. There is something about living in a small town and sports. I have told you that I never played sports in school but that hasn’t stopped me from changing my ways as an adult. I want to challenge Eden to support our

White school’s sports teams. For a couple of years now the Morehead staff has worn red and black on Fridays. Let’s take this citywide. What a boost it would be for school spirit if students and teachers saw red and black everywhere they went on Friday. Let’s support our school. So you don’t like football? The band is great and I promise you will run into somebody you haven’t seen in a while. If Spring means new and Summer means growth then Fall means change. The weather changes, the leaves change, the light even changes from glaring to golden in the Fall. There is a time for change and for my family August brought a big change. A Cleaner World is under new management after belonging to my family for the last 45 years. I worked there all through high school and full time since 1993. The changes at the cleaners will be minimal. Lea and Kevin Lawson, the new family, have been in the cleaning business for years so they understand the customer needs and will continue to carry on a high quality business. As for me and my family the changes are huge. I get to take my kids to school, I cook supper almost every night and my washing machine and dryer are actually getting used. What am I going to do next? Stay tuned. I am sure it will be fun.

The City of Reidsville will be conducting a Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, starting at 8:45 a.m. at Market Square located in downtown Reidsville.

Location: Market Square, Downtown Reidsville Event Date: September 11, 2012 Time: 8:45 AM At the event, City Public Safety Officials will honor the memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and the strength and courage of their families and friends, who still continue to mourn their loss. Fire Chief David Bracken and Police Chief Edd Hunt will open the ceremony, followed by the posting of colors. Rhonda Wheeler will be performing the National Anthem. The event will be concluded by a moment of silence to pay respect to those who lost their life on that horrific day. The ceremony is open to the public, and all are encouraged to join us and participate in this Remembrance Ceremony as we remember the day and celebrate the lives of over 3,000 victims of those tragic terrorist attacks. “NEVER FORGET 9/11”

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RCC & Chambers to host Candidates Forum A candidates forum is scheduled for Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Advanced Technologies Building at Rockingham Community College. The event is part of the college’s “See You in September” series and is sponsored by RCC and the Eden, Reidsville, and Western Rockingham Chambers of Commerce. The forum will include an invitation to all candidates vying for county, state, and national offices elected on November 6. The forum will be open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend. The format will allow questions from the audience to be written and submitted at the beginning of the forum. Questions will be selected from the audience by the leadership of the three Chambers and Rockingham Community College. Following the forum, a reception for all of the candidates will be held in the building’s lobby. Due to a scheduling conflict, candidates for school board will not participate in the forum but have been invited to the reception, which is estimated to start at 9 p.m.

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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Evelyn Frances Martin Amburn, 92 Bessie Mae Shelton Barham, 85 Sandra Lee Brinkley Barker, 65 - Mayodan Ruby Stewart Blackwell, 78 - Rockingham County Ruby Jones Clark, 51 - Rockingham County Agnes Welch Chandler, 90 Ulysses Curtis, 61 - Eden Robert S. Carter, 79 - Eden Lois Cain Cox, 74 - Ruffin Ruth Saunders Cross, 75 - Reidsville Pauline Fallen Collins, 88 - Madison Walter Campbell, 76 - Eden Clara Turner Dodson, 94 - Ruffin Virginia Pauline Travis Doyle, 86 Dr. Paul Anthony Fiore, 68 Phillip Kayden Griggs, 79 - Rockingham County Benjamin Lee Gibson, 78 - Reidsville Joseph "Scott" Glasgow, 59 Ethel Frances Fuqua Hill, 85 - Ruffin Emmett Franklin “Early” Hayden, Jr., 75 Sallie M. Johnson, 90 - Madison Mamie Myrick Johnson, 90 - Reidsville Mary Daniel James, 99 Gary Armstead “Indian” Jessup, 67 Johnnie Sherwood Johnson, 75 - Eden J. Darlene Kelly, 54 - Reidsville Annie Roach Keever, 79 - Reidsville Thomas Douglas “Doug” King, 77 Lee Gordon Lewellyn, 79 Thomas Preston Lawrence - Ruffin Stella Page Graham Lineberry, 100 - Ruffin Curtis Eugene “Gene” Larimore, 73 - Reidsville Gladys Matthews Lundeen, 100 - Mayodan William Franklin “Mott” Lemons, 72 - Eden Martha Wray Lemons, 59 - Rockingham County Guy Charleston Lester, 87 - Rockingham County Alice Victoria Lowe, 66 - Eden Lucy E. Moore, 95 - Stoneville Florence Holland McCollum, 65 - Eden Doris Moore Manring, 86 - Reidsville Aaron Harold Manuel, 59 - Stoneville Katie Cox McBride, 77 Edward Washington Mooney Jr., 83 - Stoneville Frances Ann Brown McNeal Earnest Andre Mitchell, 45 - Eden Caroline Gardner Martin, 44 - Reidsville Michael “Micky”Allen Mansfield, 39 - Reidsville Florence Louise King Meeks, 93 James Moyer Nelson, 55 - Rockingham County Wanda Hopper Neugent, 57 - Madison Lois Norman, 85 - Rockingham County Virginia Doris Brammer Odell Marian Talley Pyrtle, 74 - Reidsville Charles Michael Patterson, 33 - Eden Garland Junior Priddy, 71 Jessie "Ann" Martin Price, 75 - Rockingham County Bobby Odene Parrish, 66 - Rockingham County Elizabeth W. Robinson, 84 - Reidsville Audrey Sartin Roberts, 89 - Reidsville Lenora Dodson Ray, 80 - Reidsville Mary Ann Kirkman Rickman, 83 Mildred Lee French Richardson, 93 - Rockingham County Harold Ray Smith, 88 William Eugene “Bill” Slaughter, 65 Samuel “Russell Stultz, 72 - Eden George Wesley Scales, 82 Shirley Ann Spencer, 65 Thomas “Tommy” Carlton Stone, Jr., 41 - Reidsville Mildred McBryde Adkins Strader, 85 - Reidsville Aldine Shaffer, 79 James Sherwood Smith, 88 - Madison Mary "Louise" Gammon Santos, 80 - Eden Henry Lee Sanders, 72 - Eden Sturks Taylor, 64 Marian Lovelace Thomas Chester Joseph Vernon, 74 - Eden Iris Newman Vaden, 96 - Mayodan Dwayne Paul Wood, 47 - Eden Billy E. Walker, 74 Edmund Franklin “Cotton” Williams, 79 - Madison Charlie McCants Wise, 83 James Taylor Williams, 83 - Rockingham County

SEPTEMBER 2012 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 5 ¶ JROTC... Continued from Page 1 cumulative scores, Army JROTC units can earn one of three rankings - Merit Unit, Honor Unit, or Honor Unit with Distinction. Only the top 10 percent of Army JROTC programs earn the necessary 960 to 1,000 points to become an Honor Unit with Distinction. After marching drill performances, a presentation by the cadets, a question-and-answer session with evaluators, as well as a test and several inspections, the Morehead High Army JROTC Panther Corp of Cadets scored 970 points (97% average),

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mance measures. Tracking the performance of the state’s community colleges was mandated by the N.C. General Assembly more than 20 years ago. Since then, each college’s performance has been annually assessed. Over time, the assessment has evolved into eight core accountability standards. These are: • Progress of basic skills students • Passing rates on licensure and certification exams • Performance of college transfer students • Passing rates in developmental courses • Success rate of developmental students in college level courses • Satisfaction of program completers and noncompleters • Curriculum student retention • Client satisfaction with customized training Receiving the Exceptional Institutional Performance rating


RCC named exceptional school For the 2010-11 academic year, Rockingham Community College once again received recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance, the highest level of distinction given to any NC community college for its performance. Among the system’s 58 colleges, only 15 others received the distinction. The North Carolina Community College System annually assesses the performance of each of its colleges, measuring their success in critical areas such as performance of community college transfer students and student passing rates on licensure and certification examinations. The results are published annually in the system’s Critical Success Factors report. The most recent report shows a slight systemwide rating increase in critical success factors. In addition, 27 colleges met or exceeded the system standard on all seven perfor-

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indicates RCC met or exceeded the above eight designated core performance measures, did not have a student passing rate less than 70 percent on any licensure exam, and its four-year college transfer students met or exceeded the performance level of native University of North Carolina system students. “The results of this year’s Critical Success Factors report shows the increased emphasis our community colleges are placing on ensuring our students are well prepared for the workplace or for additional educational opportunities,” said Dr. Scott Ralls, NC Community College System president. “We congratulate our colleges as they strive to meet the continually changing needs of their citizens and communities while keeping a strong focus on the success of their students.”

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New red curtains adorn Best Auditorium Seeing is believing the new red curtains replacing the brown ones at the entrance to the lower level of the R. Duane Best Auditorium! Donations for the 2011 Golden Anniversary projects given from 2009 to date continue to benefit Morehead High School and the community. Franklin Studios, Ridgeland MS matched the stage curtains' color! Ken White of A Cleaner World sewed them! Members and friends of the Duane Best Scholarship Fund hung them. Morehead High School guests in the Best Auditorium can also expect to see a new wide screen on stage and new tile in the dressing room thanks to Rockingham County Schools. In addition, the Auditorium project donors have replaced dressing room bathroom fixtures. On Monday, August 6, new Principal Al Royster and the MHS staff hosted the Rockingham County Schools' administration and faculties (1,200) for a joint meeting for the 2012-13 school year. Each time that someone passes the donors' Wall of Honor in the lobby, he sees a reflection of himself in the shiny panels.

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E vents To Your Health MOREHEAD MEM. HOSPITAL Preregistration is required for ALL classes unless instructed otherwise. Morehead Hospital, of Eden offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge to anyone. Call the following numbers for details about the listed classes...

ARE YOU SLEEPY? 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 3 Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classroom Sleep is vital to our health and well being, yet millions of us are not getting enough sleep or are suffering from a sleep disorder. Join ENT Dr. Ewain Wilson, director of the Morehead Sleep Center, as he discusses our bodies need for sleep, good sleep habits and the variety of sleep disorders. Free and open to the public. Reg. is req. / lunch will be provided to those who register by Mon., Oct.1. call 336-627-8510. INFANT CPR 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 2 Morehead Hospital Main Conference Room. A class for expectant parents and grandparents to learn the basic techniques of infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Demonstrations and practice sessions provided. Instructors certified by the American Heart Association. • CHRONIC DISEASE MANG. PROGRAMS Cardiac Rehab & Maintenance Morehead Hosp. Diabetes Education Classroom. Call 336-627-0409 to register - Diabetes Management Program Morehead Hosp.Diabetes Ed. Classroom Call 336-627-0409, to register - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Morehead Hospital Diabetes Ed. Classroom Call 336-627-0409 to register • HOUSE CALLS - RADIO SHOW 1490 WLOE AM • WMYN AM 11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Wednesday • ANNIE PENN HOSPITAL Annie Penn Hospital of Reidsville, offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge to anyone. Call the following numbers for details about the listed classes... MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Look Good…Feel Better – Annie Penn Hosp. Female cancer patients are invited to a FREE beauty makeover. Each female cancer patient receives a FREE makeup kit worth $200. Classes on First Wednesday of each month. To register, call 951-4584. – Total Joint Education Class 2nd Thursday of each month. Information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. Call 951-4357. – Alzheimer’s Support Group 2nd Monday of month from 1 p.m. to 2:30


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p.m. in South Day Room of the Penn Nursing Center. For family, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. Call 951-4674. – Free Diabetes Classes Held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Dining Room A on Annie Penn Hospital’s Ground Floor, and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. Each class will covers: Portion size, food labels, carbohydrate sources, carbohydrate counting, and weight management. No appointments necessary. Call Jennifer Kayan, RD, LDN at 951-4673. • DIABETIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR EVERYDAY LIVING Eden Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 3rd Thursday of every month, 3 pm. No reservations necessary, FREE to the public! Pete Crouch, owner of Eden Drug, speaks on different topics monthly. Please call the store if you have questions: 627-4854. RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile 349-3434 WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday at 7pm. FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

Youth Concerns TEEN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Leaksville UMC. For information, contact Ashley May at 623-6002. FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY Osborne Baptist Church Children’s Worship Area. A ministry for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month 6-7:30pm. Registration Required call Kevin Bedard. 336-623-6064

p.m. at Shiloh Airport. Call Charlie Spratt at 336-537-3115 or 336-520-7886.

MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Alcoholics Anonymous 8 p.m., every Wednesday Morehead Mem. Hosp.Dining Room Open meeting - for those interested in recovery from alcoholism. For info. call 336-623-9315 or 336-613-2551. - Al-Anon - Fri’s 8pm - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist. Wed’s Morehead Hosp. Dining Room - Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm - NA (Narcotics Anon.) Meets 5 days a week at the REMMSCO Annex, 108 N. Main St, Reidsville. Includes a noon meeting on Monday and 8 PM meetings Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 1 hour meetings, open to all. - Alzheimer’s Support Group 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20 Morehead Nursing Center (call for location) MNC Recr. Services Director at 336-623-9712, ext. 2619 or by email at - Look Good - Feel Better - EDEN 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, September 17 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center To register, call 336-623-9713. - Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 18 Morehead Hosp Main Conf. Room For more information call 336-627-6199. - Special Young Adults, A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 4 & 18 Hosp Downstairs Classroom. Call Brenda Moore at 336-623-1077 or 336613-5174 after 6 p.m.

CLUBS WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Monnette Rich 336-951-2526 or Mary Jo Boswell 336-342-4346

SPECIAL POPULATION DANCE The Arc Of Rockingham County sponsors a special population dance monthly (the 2nd Thurs. of month RCC, Whitcomb Student Center. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Refreshments. 336-627-7565

STONEVILLE RURITAN CLUB Meets at the VFW Hut, N. Glenn St. 3rd Tuesday or the month - 7pm Call Dot Ellington 573-2093 or Ricky Craddock 336-453-7005

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUP. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394

GENEALOGY: The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 NC 14, south of Eden, open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.Wed.. A professional genealogist at the Tuesday morning sessions 623-7154.

CIVIL AIR PATROL The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is seeking volunteer members to help perform emergency services (including search & rescue and disaster relief operations) Aerospace education; and cadet programs for teens. Every Thursday at 6:30

MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC.EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - Eden Chamber of Commerce, Van Buren Rd. Call Butch-627-7600

PFC JERRY L. MCKINNEY GROUP - Detachment of Marine Corps League All Marines, former Marines and their spouses are invited to attend the monthly meeting: the 2nd Thursday of each mo. at 7:00 pm at the Leaksville Christian Church, 1010 Washington St., Eden. (next to Dick’s Drive In) For info call Chet Chrismon 336-552-8760 THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 63 new location: Agricultural Building located at 525 HWY NC 65 in Wentworth, this is the old Wentworth School. Room 180 Meetings on 2nd Monday at 6pm in conference room. We can help provide transportation. Office hours are 10 AM until 3 PM Mon - Fri and after hours by appt.only for those who cannot get there during regular hours. Ready to help any veteran who needs help filing a claim for disability with the VA. Contact (336) 394-0080 or 349-6040 or Email at Daniel Apple, Public Information Officer Rockingham County Chapter of the DAV CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION OF EDEN The Wray Centre, 432 Bridge St., Eden. Call for date and times $10 at the Door. Call Shelby Baker 9392230 or Mary Robertson 342-1524 for res. MOPS - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” (Madison) Meet every 2nd Thursday of month 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg You Do Not have to be a vet to attend. RC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Monthly Meetings held 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of month. Red Cross Bldg 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville. 573-3317 or 548-2027 EDEN EVENING LION’S CLUB Invites you to visit and join! They meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of month at Santana’s, Eden at 6:30am. AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Monthly meetings on Second Saturdays at 10 am at the legion. For more information, call Richard at 623-8122 and leave a message. AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 Reidsville, Meets the 1st Monday each month at 7pm at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. 336-342-6433.

GOODWILL RESOURCE CENTER GED, Intro to Computers, ESL, Adv. Computer, Employability Skills (HRD) classes Network Room, Resume assists. • Eden - Call 336-637-1010 or 336 6233007 to reg. • Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes AMVETS- Local group. All Veterans and service men & women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or DAV AUXILIARY 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11 AM until Noon at the Agricultural Bldg in Wentworth located at 525 HWY NC 65, Suite 6. There is always a need for volunteers/members . Your membership strengthens the DAV Auxiliary Deborah Brady, Membership Chair—336-5737037/ NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES – Rockingham County Chapter 1161 – meets the 3rd Wed.of every month at the MAYFLOWER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 1641 Freeway Dr., Reidsville, 11:30 a.m. All federal active and retired employees & spouses (including postal and military) are welcome. Call Tom Lovell – 336-623-1081.

APSRC - Monthly meeting for the Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County (APSRC) held from 2 to 4 pm the third Sunday of every month at Hospice of Rockingham County, 2150 Hwy 65, Wentworth, in the patient building to the left. For more information, visit, email or call (336) 791.4606.

MEALS MEALS WITH FRIENDS! Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Anyone 60 years of age and over Activities, good food & fun Hot Nutritious Lunches, donations are gladly accepted if you are able. • HUNTSVILLE NUTRITION 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206 Site Manager-Donna Fulp • LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION Bridge St. Rec. 400 Bridge St. Eden Site Managers- Mildred Cochran Kay Ramsey 623-5343 • MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., May. - 445-9840 Rita Hunt • REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Reidsville Rec./ RHS Apartment 201 N Washington St., Reidsville Site Manager- Diane Clark 349-9757 • SALVATION ARMY Hungry? Come by and have a meal on us! Mon. thru Fri. 12:00-12:30 at 314 Morgan Rd, Eden Sun. 9:30 worship, 11am Sunday School.

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A New feature of Eden’s Own / Rockingham County Star Church Events is for Special Occasions that Churches in the county offer the public such as Revivals, Music, Guest Speakers, Programs, Vacation Bible Schools and more. For 10 Lines or less the fee is $10 The listing will be in the public’s hands for a full month, so be sure to tell the public what your place of worship has to offer them. Call 336-627-9234 and ask for Elizabeth or Lisa.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS' SERVICE Saturday, September 8 - 4:00 p.m. North Spray Christian Church 521 Washburn Avenue, Eden, NC The pastor will bless each pet and its owner. Everyone and every pet is welcome! You may even bring a picture of a pet, a collar, a favorite toy, or a stuffed animal. For more information, visit FISH FRY - AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES 241 Peter Hill Rd., Eden - 336-623-1984 Sept 8th - 10am - Until Sandwiches or plates and drinks available. • Delivery Available 2012 MEN’S CONFERENCE - WINNING THE WAR WITHIN AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES 241 Peter Hill Rd., Eden - 336-623-1984 Saturday, Sept. 22 - Continental Breakfast & Reg. begin at 8:30am Lectures begin 10am - Fee: General Offering. No Reg. fee. Lunch Served as well

1ST UMC DRAPER - HOMECOMING Sunday Sep. 16,2012 with the Rev. Steve Joyce. After the Sermon we will all meet in the fellowship hall for dinner. Please all come & bring your favorite dish & fellowship with us.Our Revival will begin at 7 P.M. this night & go through Sept. 18 th. with Rev. Steve Joyce a former minister of our church. Special music will be provided.


E vents HAPPENING THIS MONTH ... RIVERFEST – September 14 & 15, 2012 – Washington St. Area, Eden. MAYODAN HOMECOMING FESTIVAL September 8, 2012 – Downtown Mayodan. ARTS ON THE SQUARE – Sept.8, 2012 – Market Square, Reidsville. THEATRE GUILD OF R.C. • September 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Dracula Auditions RCC Student Center (downstairs) See our website for additional information • September 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Dracula Auditions.RCC Student Center (downstairs) See our website for information • September 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Camp Rock Performances RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building See our website for additional information • Sept. 15, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Camp Rock Performances RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Bldg. • September 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Disney’s Camp Rock Performances RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Bldg. SHRED DAY! The Eden Public Library will be holding a shred day on Saturday, September 15th from 9am until 1pm. The library is located at 598 South Pierce Street, Eden. For more information, please call 336-6233168 FALL GOLF OUTING Morehead Hospital Foundation 12:45 Friday, Oct.5, 2012, Oak Hill Golf & event Center (Formerly Meadow Greens) NCSTEP KICK-OFF EVENT At the Stage behind the Gazebo on Murphy Street, Madison Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 5pm-9pm STONEVILLE FALL FESTIVAL September 29, 2012 – Downtown MAYODAN ANTIQUE FESTIVAL September 21 & 22, 2012 – Farris Memorial Park, 2878 Park Rd., Mayodan. HOSPICE OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY will hold Volunteer Training Classes on September 25 27, OCT 2, 4, 9, 11 from 69:00pm. For additional info or to register, call Barbara Moore at 427-9026 x 402. THE ARC OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY Will meet on Mon., Sept. 10, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at Rouse's Group Home, 5949 NC 135, Stoneville, NC. The public is invited. The Arc of Rockingham County, Inc. works with and for people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. COMMUNITY SHRED DAY Saturday, Sept. 15. 9am-1pm - Eden Library Parking Lot. REIDSVILLE DOWNTOWN HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL – September 28 & 29, 2012 – Downtown Reidsville. HOSPICE OF R. C. VOLUNTEER TRAINING CLASSES Held at the Hospice Home Community Room September 25, 27, Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, please call Barbara Moore at 427-9026 x 402 EDEN’S CONCERT’S IN THE PARK Sat., Sept. 29. - 6:30 p.m. - The Bullet Band FREE Concerts In The Park 2012 at City Of Eden’s Freedom Park are sponsored by Eden Parks & Recreation. Each event is located on the corner of Stadium and Edgewood Eden Kiwanis Amphitheater. Bring your lawn chairs or


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4 – Fitness on the Square CARDIO Aerobics with Wendy 6 – Fitness on the Square Line Dancing with Connie 7 – Evening With Melvin Houston Black Tie Ticket Event 8 – Arts on the Square 11 – Fitness on the Square, CARDIO Aerobics with Wendy 13 – Fitness on the Square Line Dancing with Connie 13 – Outdoor Movie 14 – Cruise In – Downtown 18 – Fitness on the Square CARDIO Aerobics with Wendy 20 – Fitness on the Square Line Dancing with Connie 22 – Concert – Castaways 25 – Fitness on the Square CARDIO Aerobics with Wendy 27 – Line Dancing with Connie 28-29 – Reidsville Downtown Festival Date and events are subject to change and events will be added. Public parking lots are available in the 200 block of E. Morehead St. across from the Police Station, in the 200 block of Gilmer St., in the 100 block and 200 block of W. Market St., and Market Square. Street parking is reserved for customers and is limited to 2 hours. Street parking will be strictly enforced. Fines increase with repeat parking violations. For more information please call Reidsville Downtown Corporation 336347-2307.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS DAN RIVER ART MARKET & GALLERY Open Thurs’ 10-4 and Fri. 11-2 Second Saturdays 11-2 and by appt! Watch for Studio Tour 2013! Artists interested in putting your artwork in can find info here. Find us on Facebook! Sign up for our free Newsletter! CAROLINA COUNTRY SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE 126 Ruffin School Road 9 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Band: Rawhide Under New Management $7 for members, $10 for non-members Come Have Some Fun! SENIOR DANCE - EDEN Monday, September 24th Last Monday of every month CB Hut on Boone Rd., Eden $5 entry. Door prizes and 50/50. Sponsored by City of Eden Recreation, Everyone welcome. Band starts at 7pm. Free line dance lessons at 6. COLUMBIAN CENTER DANCE Ridgeway, Va. Music every Monday & Saturday 7pm - 9:30pm. For More info call Wayne at 276-340-6212 SENIOR DANCES AT REIDSVILLE EVENTS CENTER Downtown Reidsville @ 223 S. Scales St. - Monday 7:pm - 9:30pm Southern Breeze - Country Variety featuring Eddy Irving on Sax - Tuesday - Bluegrass Night 7pm - 9:30pm - Thursday - Classic Country with the City Limits Band 7pm:9;30pm For more info contact Bob or Myra Tudor at 336-342-6770. EDEN HABITAT RESTORE 249 The Boulevard/Irving Ave. ReStore: 1st SATURDAY monthly [8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.]. Weekly: MON. and THURS. [1 to 3 p.m.] Find new and used household, construction items. Welcome taxdeductible items and donations. Recycle goods to benefit buyers and to build houses. Call the Office [627-0160] for large load or large item pickup. MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & Jam sessions. Free to public. Sept. 7 - Southern Gentlemen

Sept. 11 - Piedmont Bros. Sept. 18 - Hard Times • Sept. 25 - Southern Gentlemen Saturdays at “The Barn” (6PM Covered Dish) Sept. 8 7:00PM “Heart to Heart” Sept. 25 7:00PM “57 Express” *Barn Dance * Saturday, September 15th 7:30 ‘til 10:00PM music will be provided by “Southern Gentlemen” *Benefit* for Timmy Martin Saturday, September 29th; 4:00 – 9:00PM For Information contact Jerry Wilson 336-706-1018. or Debbie Wilson 336-706-2144. CASCADE COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE Doors open 5:30 pm, Concessions available. Music every Friday night: From 710 pm by Cascade Express and Friends and the 1st and 3rd Saturday night is BlueGrass Music. ROCK. CO. HUMANE SOCIETY Some really loving dogs at the Humane Society need your help. There are several older dogs that need a good loving home. All are on the small side, some a little too heavy, but still small breed dogs. Please consider taking one of these dogs into your home. Call 336-623-4428 (11am 4pm Mon, Tues, Thur., Fri. and Sat. Closed on Wed. & Sun.) We Need Volunteers! FREE and Low Priced CATS. Neutered and all shots. For caring people with good homes. Call 336-623-4428, or visit 205 Boone Rd., Eden. NEW BEGINNINGS 653 Washington St., Eden This thrift shop’s proceeds support the Rockingham County Women’s Shelter. Please donate your unneeded items. They especially need Children’s Infant Toddlers plus women’s Plus Sizes. They are also in need of Jewelry (even if broken), Phone: 336-627-5003

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SALVATION ARMY -EDEN Donations are accepted at 346 Kings Hwy. Mon. through Sat., 10. a.m. - 4.p.m. For information regarding the new store in Eden, please contact or 336-349-4923. REIDSVILLE PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION will begin meeting on a regular monthly schedule on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of City Hall, 230 W. Morehead Street, Reidsville.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS MADISON HERITAGE FESTIVAl – October 6, 2012 – Downtown Madison. -Fall Festival – OCTOBER 27, 2012 – Freedom Park, 121 N. Edgewood Rd., Eden. OLDE LEAKSVILLE SHOPPING DISTRICT Wedding Show – November 3, 2012 – Olde Leaksville Shopping District, 663 Washington St., Eden. 2ND ANNUAL OPEN DOOR STUDIO TOUR – November 9, 10, 11, 2012 – Locations Throughout The County. U.M.M. COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET Oct. 6th, 2012 The United Methodist Men will have a Community Flea Market, Oct. 6, 2012, 130 Main St. (Draper area) on the church grounds next to the church. They will be serving sausage biscuits for breakfast and hot dogs beginning at 11AM – until. You can rent spaces 12 by 20 for $8.00 and pay in advance $6.00. Rain date the following week, Oct. 13, 2012. For information or reserving space; call Barry Cruise @ 336-589-1183 or 336635-8573. Rockingham Community College will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day. The college will reopen September 4 at 8 a.m. If you have questions, call 342-4261.

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September is Citizens Awareness Month 2012 The State Board of Elections and the 100 county Boards of Elections are embarking upon an effort to reach these unregistered citizens; By exercising the right to register and vote, citizens of this state can have an impact on the direction of policies affecting North Carolina. By educating our citizens about the importance of voting, election officials can encourage people to register. During the month of September 2012, the State Board of Elections and the 100 county Boards of Elections will conduct the thirteenth Statewide Voter Registration Drive during Citizens Awareness Month, pursuant to General Statute 16382.25; Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor of the State of North Carolina, proclaim of September 2012, as “Citizens Awareness Month” in North Carolina. I urge our citizens to take this opportunity to register to vote and participate in the statewide Voter Registration Drive efforts being conducted by county Boards of Elections across the state. The right to vote is a sacred privilege afforded to the citizens of this state and nation; and this privilege is magnified by the sacrifices of our men and women in the military who defend the freedoms of our country every day; and In order to exercise the right to vote, a person must register with the local Board of Elections. In North Carolina, we have potentially more than one million unregistered eligible voters, including younger citizens who historically have lower voter registration and voter participation rates; and Those citizens between the ages of sixteen and seventeen may now preregister to vote in North Carolina.



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Valuable Painting purchased at Oakridge Goodwill Shopper Beth Feeback to be Presented with Gift from GICNC Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina (GICNC) will welcome shopper, Beth Feeback for a tour of the Greensboro Community Resource Center and the presentation of a gift. Ms. Feeback recently purchased a painting at GICNC’s Retail store in Oak Ridge. As an artist, her plan was to recycle the canvas for one of her own personal works of art. Upon further inspection and research, Ms. Feeback discovered that the painting was an original work of art by the abstract artist, Illy Bolotowski. The painting is now in New York at Sotheby’s for a planned auction later this year. “This is an amazing find and Ms. Feeback’s purchase will help those in the local community continue to get job training services,” said Christopher Gorham, Marketing Director. “We hope that the attention of this special find will encourage other shoppers to visit our stores and further our mission.” GICNC will held the presentation on July 31, 2012 at the Corporate office at 1235 S. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC. ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL NC Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. Last year Goodwill served almost 10,000 people in the community and helped place over 1,600 into competitive employment. Almost 90 cents of every dollar earned at our 20 retail stores goes into job training for residents of the Triad. For more information about Goodwill, visit

Red Cross Needs Volunteers Interested In Volunteering? We May Have What You’re Looking For! You’ve heard a lot about the Red Cross, but what exactly does it mean to be a volunteer for the American Red Cross? Are you the type of person who wants to help in times of Disaster or Emergencies? Can we talk to you about our Emergency Services? Would you like to teach CPR/First Aid or other Health & Safety processes and procedures? Would you like to assist blood donors during our Blood Drives, or be a blood donor? How about helping with fundraisers and/or office support? Would you like to help out with food distribution in our Food Pantry? Join us for a Volunteer Orientation Class to learn more about the History of the American Red Cross, our Services and how you fit in. Orientation is held at the American Red Cross Office, 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, NC 27320, on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. If you’d like to find out more, choose a convenient date and register by calling 336-349-3434 or email 2012 Orientation Class Dates: August 8 & 22, Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 14 & 28, Dec. 12 & 26.

Reidsville Man Sentenced Under New Statue In July 36 year old, Rex Walker of Reidsville was sentenced to 48 – 70 months in prison this week under the State’s relatively new Habitual Breaking and Entering statue. Walker pled guilty to 2 counts of Felony Breaking/Entering, 3 counts of Felony Larceny, and 1 count of Obtaining Property by False Pretense in Rockingham County Superior Court. Each Offense is a Class H felony, but under the new law, qualifying offenders can have their sentences enhanced to Class E felonies. “The Habitual Breaking and Entering statue holds repeat offenders accountable in a significant way,” said Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. “Criminals who continue to break into homes and businesses to steal what other people have worked hard to acquire are subject to substantial prison sentences, not just a slap on the wrist.”

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The Rockingham County Leads Group will meet Wednesdays, 12 noon at El Parrel Mexican Restaurant located at 734 South Van Buren Road in Eden. The Rockingham County Leads Group is a grass root, member run, networking association. We offer the opportunity to meet with and get to know others in the Rockingham County area. While our

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Reidsville’s Market Square is proud to present beach sensations, The Castaways and the high energy disco group, The Groove Train, on Saturday September 22nd, 2012. Come and dance the night away at 303 S. Scales Street Reidsville, NC 27320. Admission is FREE. The Castaways hit the stage at 7:00 PM followed by Groove Train at 8:30 PM. Known throughout the south, The Castaways possess over fifty years of experience in the beach music industry. They have been pleasing audiences with their unique flavor of Beach, Soul, and Rock N' Roll for generations. Recipients of the Carolina Beach Music Awards in 2006 and 2009, The Castaways have proven to be a favorite among fans both young and old! Interactive, high energy, and

Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 8 main focus is business we do invite organizations such as non-profits and those interested in Rockingham County. At each meeting members will have the opportunity to deliver a sixty second “Infomercial” about their business. Also one member will have the opportunity to make a ten minute presentation about their business. We encourage members to come early and stay late, bring their business cards, flyers, brochures and other advertising materials. A lot of business and business contact is accomplished before and after meetings as we get to know each other. Our first two meetings have been encouraging with business people coming from Greensboro, Burlington and Reidsville and we hope to see more from Rockingham County.

Alert ID Provides Free Sex Offender Alerts AlertID, Inc., which provides a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, today announced that it provides alerts from state sex offender databases (“SODs”) to 166 million people or more than half (53%) of the US population. AlertID’s sex offender alerts are now available to residents in North Carolina. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children? (“NCMEC”) reported in its Map of Registered Sex Offenders dated November 4, 2011 that there were more than 745,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. States are required by The Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to provide public access to their SODs but are not required to notify residents if an offender’s information, such as his or her address, changes. With AlertID, members can view a local map showing where registered offenders are in their neighborhoods. If an offender moves into their neighborhood or near their school, AlertID will automatically send an alert. Also included in each alert are important safety tips. If traveling to other areas, members can access the same information with AlertID’s free mobile app. “We are committed to providing universal access to SOD information and alerts, because it helps families protect their children,” said Ken Wiles, AlertID’s Chief Executive

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always fun, The Groove Train loves to perform, and it shows! No one can resist the dance floor when they take the stage. The Groove Train will captivate you with an exciting blend of music from the days of disco, groovy costumes, outrageous hairstyles, and a show that will have you on your feet all night. This is the last concert of the summer concert series so put your dancing shoes on and come enjoy a great show at Market Square! The beer and wine garden will be open. For information, call 336-349-1099 or visit Train will captivate you with an exciting blend of music from the days of disco, groovy costumes, outrageous hairstyles, and a show that will have you on your feet all night.

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ADTS Are Accepting Applications For The Following Positions: • Certified Nurses Assistants (C.N.A.'s) • Drivers with CDL passenger endorsements • Nutrition Site Manager (P/T limited benefits) If you are compassionate, reliable and want to work we want to talk to you. Visit our website for an application or stop by our office located at 105 Lawsonville Ave, Reidsville to fill out an application. We offer paid holidays, paid vacation, limited health benefits and starting pay depends on experience.

Boys & Girls Club updates The Boys & Girls Club of Eden, located at 1026 Harris St., Eden, wants to inform you of their club updates. Build a Backpack binds are stationed at Wal-Mart. All donations will be given to our members so stop by and donate if possible. School started August 13th!! School hours are 2:15 to 8:00PM Monday to Thursday and 2:15 to 7:00PM on Fridays. We ask parents to please come inside and update your contact information as many numbers and addresses have changed. If you are wanting your

You Can Help the Eden Library! The Eden Library Friends are sponsoring a Community Shred on Saturday, Sept. 15, 9am-1pm in the Eden Library Parking Lot. You can help by setting aside a paper bag, or recycle bag, to fill with junk mail, empty envelopes, catalogs – any paper you would usually put in the trash, or take to recycling. Save the bag to bring to the library on the 15th of Sept. Start today! No newspapers, please. Why bring it to the library? The more we fill the truck, the less this community service will cost the Friends. The bags you bring will be unloaded for you by a volunteer in our drive-up services. Volunteers are from Friends, MHS JROTC, and MHS Honor Society. Better yet – clean those file cabinets, get rid of those old bank statements, receipts, expired documents – anything you have been holding onto that could be an identity risk for you. This even falls on the same day as RiverFest. So mark your calendar to ride through the library parking lot, and then head on out to the festival downtown. SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY AND YOUR COMMUNITY.

child to ride the Club Van from Central, please call 627-7960 as space is limited to 14 riders. Cost is $8.00 per week and payment is due 1 month in advance. Welcome Steve Woodruff, Bette Hutchens, Joanie Carl and Denise Smith to the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. To Contact the Boys & Girls Club call 336-627-7960 or email, or visit their website at

A Month of Festivals and Celebrations RIVERFEST – September 14 & 15, 2012 – Washington St. Area, Eden. MAYODAN HOMECOMING FESTIVAL September 8, 2012 – Downtown Mayodan. STONEVILLE FALL FESTIVAL September 29, 2012 – Downtown MAYODAN ANTIQUE FESTIVAL September 21 & 22, 2012 – Farris Memorial Park, 2878 Park Rd., Mayodan. ARTS ON THE SQUARE – Sept.8, 2012 – Market Square, Reidsville. REIDSVILLE DOWNTOWN HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL – September 28 & 29, 2012 – Downtown Reidsville. See page 7 for more info on festivals in county


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Divorce Recovery & Support Group Someone You Know Is Hurting Tell him or her about Divorce Care, a special weekly seminar and support group for people who have been touched by separation or divorce.

Call today for more information: 336-558-5947 GriefShare & Divorce Care groups meet every Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 533 Greenwood St., Eden

Grief Recovery Support Group Comfort & Care For Those Left Behind. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/ support group for people grieving the death of someone close.

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Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent, Jarrett Barts, Lydia Ryan, Lorrie Norwood, Ahmad Walker, Rahyma Walker, Damien Percell, Ricky Abbott II, Caleb Graves, Robert King III, Perry Graves, 4-H Volunteer.

County 4-H members bring home numerous awards A delegation from Rockingham County attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress July 9-11, 2012 at UNC Wilmington. Approximately two hundred 4-H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from across the state attended the three-day event. Since 1947, Progress Energy, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. Youth attend workshops on electricity and electric safety over the three days. The highlight of the event was during the awards ceremony. Rockingham County 4-H was awarded with the State 4-H Electric Program Award as well as the Duke Energy Territorial Award. Lorrie Norwood was awarded with third place Electric Territorial Award. The delegation of volunteers and 4-H youth included Nancy Norwood, Ginger Walker, JC Mallard, Emily Holmes, Lorrie Norwood and Kayla Walker. After Electric Congress,

twenty-two Rockingham County 4-Hers competed at the NC 4-H State Horse Show. The youth, volunteers and their horses traveled to Raleigh for the five day long event on July 11-15, 2012. We had youth representing just about every division in the show; adaptive riding, western, huntseat and jumping. The youth and their horses represented Rockingham County proudly! The next stop for our Rockingham County 4-Hers was NC 4-H Congress. Nine Rockingham County 4-H youth, one 4-H volunteer and 4-H Agent attended NC 4-H Congress in Raleigh at NCSU on July 16-19, 2012. More than 560 4-Hers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents from around the state attended 4-H Congress. Congress is a four day conference focused on leadership and community service in our youth. 4-Hers heard from a variety of speakers including 4-H alumni, a Holocaust survivor and many more. The youth completed a community service project that will help many people in NC; they bagged thousands of bags of dry soup to be given to the hungry. Youth also had a lot of

social, fun time with their new friends from other counties across NC. From Rockingham County there were nine youth attending representing three 4-H clubs. The youth were Lorrie Norwood, Lydia Ryan, Ricky Abbott II, Caleb Graves, Ahmad Walker, Rahyma Walker, Jarrett Barts, Damien Percell and Robert King III. Among Congress activities are contests designed to test 4Hers’ knowledge of a range of subjects. Rockingham County had a 4-Her win gold in her presentation category. Lorrie Norwood won gold with her presentation on Volunteerism in the 14-18 year old category of Community Service and Volunteerism. Lydia Ryan also participated in the state 4-H presentations contest with her presentation on Border Collies in the 14-18 year old category of Small and Companion Animals. Also during the week, Lorrie Norwood was inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-Her can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony on Monday, July 16. Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than half of 1 percent of NC 4-Hers are selected for membership yearly. We are so proud of the Rockingham County 4-H youth and volunteers this summer. They have represented our county with pride and brought home lots of honors! If you are interested in 4-H in Rockingham County, contact Morgan Maness, Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent at 342-8230 or

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NC Sheriff’s Association honors Sam Page with Service Award On July 24, 2012, Sheriff Sam Page received a service award for significant contributions and ten or more consecutive years of dedication and service as sheriff to the State of North Carolina and the citizens of Rockingham County. The award was given at the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s 90th Annual Training Conference held at the Sea Trail Convention Center in Sunset Beach, NC. The Association’s Camden and Page newly-installed president, Sheriff Tony Perry of Camden County, presented the awards to 23 sheriffs and said, “Sheriffs play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the citizens of North Carolina, and it is a great privilege to honor those who have served for ten or more consecutive years in their communities.” This is the first time in the history of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association that a service award has been presented to members, and it is a symbol of the organization’s commitment to serving the sheriffs of North Carolina. Sam Page has been Sheriff of Rockingham County since 1998. He served as President of the NC Sheriffs’ Association from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Since then, Sheriff Page has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the NC Sheriffs’ Association. “It continues to be my honor to serve the citizens of Rockingham County and my fellow Sheriffs across North Carolina.” – Sheriff Sam Page. \

GIVE SHELTER GIVE HOPE Fundraiser to Help Transfer Animals to Different Rescue Agencies The Rockingham County Animal Shelter has a new fundraising campaign, GIVE SHELTER GIVE HOPE Merchandise, to raise monies to help transfer animals to different rescue agencies. The money generated will go towards paying for the animals’ health certificates, veterinarian services, and for transfer fees. Merchandise being sold to help transfer animals: Give Shelter, Give Hope Bracelets: $2 “Pet Magic” Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator: $2 Pet Odor 7oz Sprays – Multi Scents: $6 Pet Odor Candles – Multi Scents: $8 The Rockingham County Animal Shelter is located at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd., Reidsville (next to the Business & Technology Center). For more information, please call 336.394.0075 or visit:

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United Way announces Sawri as new Director The United Way of Program Executive Board. Rockingham County is excited to A native of Rockingham announce Dr. Cindy Wall Sarwi County, Cindy is familiar with as our new Executive the people of the counDirector. ty and their growing Cindy joins the needs. Cindy is quotUnited Way with subed as saying, “My stantial experience in familiarity and loyalty articulating vision and to Rockingham goals to secure funding County coupled with and bolster achievemy qualifications and ment. Her experience experience will help as the Alumni and me fulfill my role as Parent Relations the new director. Sarwi Director at Elon Growing up in University in the Office Rockingham County of Institutional Advancement shaped me into the person I am provided a solid base for her role today and allowed me to grow at United Way. In fact, the per- and advance in my personal life centage of giving and the total and career. As Executive gifts raised among alumni and Director of the United Way, I parents reached an all-time high. would be able to give back to my Cindy’s leadership experi- community by supporting the ence integrates her university programs in the county that directorship role with extensive invest in education, support community college and sales financial stability, and provide accomplishments including healthcare access to citizens.” senior level administration, proCindy resides in the Bethany gram development, and donor Community and her young and community relations. In daughter, Katelyn, attends recent years, Cindy held leader- Rockingham County Schools. ship positions at the local, state, Johnny Farmer, President of and national levels including the United Way of Rockingham State President and Regional County stated “this is the beginCoordinator of the American ning of an exciting, yet challengAssociation for Women in ing era for all of us. Cindy’s Community Colleges. Her pas- energy and abilities will help us sion for leadership has remained build a more engaged and effecvibrant as she presently serves as tive Board of Directors. We are President of Delta Kappa Gamma proud of our county and want to Society International for give back the very best”. Rockingham and Caswell The United Way of Counties. In addition, she was a Rockingham County serves as a member of the First Inaugural conduit to raise funds, awareness Institute for Senior and recruit volunteers to meet the Administrators for the North needs of the community. The Carolina Community College United Way of Rockingham System and the North Carolina County supplies support to agenCommunity College Leadership cies such as Madison Mayodan

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Give Shelter, Give Hope Merchandise Sold Helps To Transfer Our Animals Into Different Rescues Out Of The Shelter. Thanks For Your Continued Support! • Give Shelter, Give Hope Bracelets: $2 • “Pet Magic” Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator: $2 • Pet Odor 7oz Sprays – Multi Scents: $6 • Pet Odor Candles – Multi Scents: $8 Money generated goes towards paying for the animals’ health certificates, veterinarian services, and for transfer fees.

Summer graduation held for RCC students Michael S. Helmick, president of Rockingham Community College, conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates to over 100 individuals during the July 27 summer graduation exercises held at 10 a.m. in the Keys gymnasium. Graduates are listed below by city of residence; degree, diploma or certificate earned; and name. Browns Summit Degree: Practical Nursing – Nora Eredapa Iwunze, Brook Lynne Maisonneuve. Eden Degree: Associate in Arts –Haleigh Evans, Taylor Morgan Whaley; Accounting –Melissia Barber (also a Business Admin. degree), Elizabeth Blankenship Kallam; Business Admin. – Tracy Lavonne Moton (also Receptionist cert.), Sari-Alyse Williams; Computer Information Technology – Megan Johnson Jones; Medical Office Admin. – Penny Hopkins Morton. Diploma: A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Technology –Patrick Allen Billings, Benjamin Jett Wingfield, Jr.; Practical Nursing – Ebtesaim Alrimi, Katrina Deniz Graves, Leah Danielle Hopper, Kimberly Yvette Jumper, Tammy Long, Latisha Moyer (also Early Childhood Ed. cert.); Surgical Tech. – Lalita AnJanette Broadnax, Lisa Foley Price, Jessica Dawn Skeens; Early Childhood Ed. – Julia Pulliam. Certificate: Ind. Automation – Kevin Wayne Pulliam; Early Childhood Ed. – Judy Carter; Infant-Toddler Care – Julia Pulliam. Elon Diploma: Practical Nursing – Curtis Leroy Lynch.

Greensboro Degree: Computer Information Tech. – Michael Scott Jones; Criminal Justice Tech. – Robert Bridge, Shameca Nicole Scales. Diploma: Practical Nursing – Janette Tonya Davis, Andorina Zac-Williams; Surgical Tech. – Megan Elizabeth Smothers Byrd. Haw River Degree: Associate in Arts – Jason Everette Groce. Kernersville Diploma: Practical Nursing – Jennifer LeAnn Bowers. Lawsonville Diploma: Practical Nursing – Fredricka O’Neal Martin. Madison Degree: Associate in Arts – Travis Lee Alley, Suzanna Jane Williams; Computer Information Tech. – Travis Dennis Guerra; Medical Office Admin. – Teresa Rhodes; Early Childhood Ed. – Teresa Kay Hundley. Diploma: Practical Nursing – Tabatha Parker Vernon. Mayodan Diploma: A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Tech. – Bobby Ray Lineberry, Jr.; Practical Nursing – Angel Nicole Wilson; Surgical Tech. – April Michelle Manring. Certificate: Industrial Automation – Jerry Allen Hobbs, II; Phlebotomy – Stephanie Fleshman. McLeansville Diploma: Practical Nursing – Leah Christine Fantauzzo. Oak Ridge Degree: Practical Nursing – Kristin Bowman Palmer. Reidsville Degree: Associate in Arts – Michael Jamar Adams, James Dunn, Brooke Lee Purgason; Medical Office Tech. – Brandi LaShay Bethel, Cheri Booth Davis, Dolores Pegram; Office Admin. – Shannon Marie Gibson,

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Kim Summers; Electronic Engineering Tech. – Kyle Daniels; Criminal JusticeFinancial Crime/Computer Fraud – Jennings Bryan Reid. Diploma: A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Tech. – Matthew Todd Isley, Jake Nathaniel Johnston, Oscar Gregory Purcell; Practical Nursing – Starlena Breeze, Stacy Cook, Kathy Reynolds Davis, Ashley Leigh Dickerson, Megan Leigh Eaton, Kristina Marie Extrand, Lisa Mooney Fitzgerald, Stephanie Kell, Amanda Critzer Norman; Surgical Tech. – Heather Hayes Barber, Brittany Nicole Fincanon, Erica Michelle Fowler, Nikita Hazuga, Paris Marie Roach. Certificate: Horticulture Crop Prod. – Rodney Bell; Medical Office-Billing/Coding – Karen Landrum; A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Tech. – Bobby Cooke, Frank Wiseman Rogers; Industrial Automation – Maurice Deoan Carroll, Michael Ray Dunn, Patrick David Evans, Glenn Hanes Vernon; Welding – Harold Alexander Walker; Early Childhood Education – Marietta Lawson, Inez Silva. Ruffin Degree: Electronics Engineering Tech. – Nicholas Tyler Thacker. Diploma: Horticulture Tech. – Robert Keith Shaw. Certificate: A/C Heating, & Refrigeration Technology – James Costain. Sandy Ridge Diploma: Industrial Systems Tech. – Tony Woods. Stokesdale Degree: Computer Information Tech. – Linda Jane Chambers. Diploma: Practical Nursing – Ivy Monique Martin. Certificate: A/C, Heating, & Refrigeration Tech. – Kenneth Bagby. Stoneville Degree: Associate in Arts – Jessica Leigh Baker. Certificate: Medical OfficeBilling/Coding – Debra Lankford. Thomasville Degree: Electrical/Electronics Tech. – William Christopher Miles Smith. Tobaccoville Diploma: Surgical Tech. – Mary Elizabeth Knabel. Walkertown Degree: Associate in Science – Zachary Aaron Royals.

Public Art Project Complete at Market Square The City of Reidsville is pleased to announce a public art project at Market Square. is reaching completion The three dimensional brick sculptures located on the ends of the digital sign depict the main activities of Market Square with a seated girl admiring her farmer's market purchases and a musician getting ready to take the stage. The musician is a blues guitarist, inspired by the wide variety of musical styles being showcased at Market Square. This sculpture was part of the original design with the intent to soften the high tech impact of the electronic marquis. It is harmonious with the rustic design of the pavilion and also relates to the sculpture "Meet me at the Square" on the entryway walls, which was sculpted by artist Brad Spencer in 2009. Those figures sculpted in low relief show people of all types entering and enjoying activities at Market Square Market Square events bring in several thousand people to Reidsville every season. It is a place for the community to come and relax, have lunch, work on their computer or enjoy one of the many activities offered throughout the year. According to Mayor James Festerman, “The events held at this facility offer entertainment and culture to our citizens and bring in guests from our region, state and states surrounding us. That’s a good thing for our community. It provides economic development through shopping, overnight stays, eating in our restaurants and more. These sculptures embody our vision for the park. They were part of the original plan and the funds for them were designated when the park was first built. Our sculpture Brad Spencer, a resident of Reidsville, was so busy with other projects; we had to wait in line. We are very excited that this is yet another avenue to embrace art in our community.” Brad Spencer is a professional sculptor with an MFA from UNCG and has been working in the brick medium since 1989. He and wife Tammy operate their sculpture studio and live in downtown Reidsville. Spencer is becoming widely known for his three-dimensional brick sculptures and currently is working on similar projects to the Market Square sculptures in Greensboro, Cary and Atlanta. A photograph of his sculpture in Charlotte, "Life is An open Book" was recently published in a German language book about unique walls and fences.

Six people recently completed training as volunteer tutors with the Rockingham County Literacy Project. Sitting, left to right, are graduate Veronica Brown and tutor trainer Joyce Burgart; standing, left to right, are graduates Valencia Abbott, Penny Dixon, Blanche Hailey, Ray Case, assistant trainer Kathy Chase, executive director Jean Light Kinyon, and graduate Ruth Leeper. They will tutor local adults in reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language. The Rockingham County Literacy Project works with volunteer tutors to provide these skills to adults who need and want them, and provides instructional materials free of charge to the students. For more information, contact Jean Light Kinyon at 627-0007, or visit

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left to right: first row - Ebtesaim Alrimi, Latisha Moyer, Tabatha Vernon; second row Tiffany Morris, Allied Health dean, Ivy Martin, Janette Davis, Ashley Dickerson, Andorina Zac-Williams, Caroline Baird, nursing instructor; third row - Fredricka Martin, Kathy Davis, Stacey Cook, Tammy Long, Angel Wilson, Kristin Palmer; fourth row - Kim Jumper, Leah Hopper, Nora Iwunze, Brook Maisonneuve, Megan Eaton, Kristina Extrand, Amanda Norman; fifth row, Katrina Graves, Jennifer Bowers, Lisa Fitzgerald, Leah Fantauzzo; sixth row, Stephanie Kell, Curtis Lynch, Starlena Breeze. Photo by Heather Glidewel

RCC Caps and Pins Practical Nursing Graduates During a July 23 evening ceremony, 27 Rockingham Community College practical nursing students received their caps and pins. During the ceremony, special awards were given to the following: Kathy Davis, who received the Peer Award; and Janette Davis who received the Faculty Award. The practical nursing candi-

dates for graduation are: Nora Iwunze and Brook Maisonneuve of Brown Summit; Ebtesaim Alrimi, Katrina Graves, Leah Hopper, Kimberly Jumper, Tammy Long, Latisha Moyer, all of Eden; Curtis Lynch of Elon; Janette Davis and Andorina ZacWilliams of Greensboro; Fredricka Martin of Lawsonville; Leah Fantauzzo of McLeansville; Jennifer Bowers and Tabatha

Vernon of Madison; Angel Wilson of Mayodan; Kristin Palmer of Oak Ridge; Starlena Breeze, Stacy Cook, Kathy Davis, Ashley Dickerson, Megan Eaton, Kristina Extrand, Lisa Fitzgerald, Stephanie Kell, Amanda Norman, all of Reidsville; Ivy Martin of Stokesdale.

Durham Receives Staff Person of the Year Award For obvious reasons, a pres- gave her exposure to a broad ident’s assistant is privy to confi- range of topics, including busidential information. As ness management. This was folExecutive Assistant to the lowed in 2002 with a Bachelor in President at Rockingham Science degree from Limestone Community College, College in Gaffney, Kathy Durham is no SC. exception. But discreIn the years tion, judgment and prosince earning her fessionalism are halldegree from RCC, marks of someone in Durham said the role that role and Durham of administrative exhibits those qualities assistant has evolved. daily. In addition, as a The most surprising faculty member noted, change, she said, is she is never seen losing the increasing indeDurham her composure and is an pendence of adminisexceptionally kind and trators. Instead of warm individual. It is no sur- asking assistants to create docuprise, then, that Durham was ments for them to sign, they now named Staff Person of the Year create their documents with the for 2011-12. expectation that their assistant “I was surprised,” Durham will add the finishing touches. said. “And excited. And appreShe says her time at RCC ciative of the recognition.” has been a pleasure. “It’s so Although an Eden native, interesting to be a part of issues Durham lived most of her adult with broad perspectives. Even if life outside of North Carolina. it is simply ensuring timely inforShe returned to Rockingham mation gets to those who will be County in 2006 and began work- making decisions, I feel like I ing at RCC as executive assistant have had a role in bringing about to now retired RCC President, changes that could beneficially Dr. Robert Keys in 2008. She impact people’s lives.” was retained in that role when Dr. In announcing Durham’s Michael Helmick became the award, Helmick said “The recipicollege’s president in 2011. ent of this award must be truly Durham is an RCC alumnus. exemplary and this year’s recipiIn 1973 she earned an associate ent is no exception.” in applied science degree which

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Students named to academic lists Rockingham Community College announces those named to the summer semester 2012 President’s List and Dean’s List. President’s List. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) and maintain a 4.0 grade-point average. Belews Creek – Brooke Ann Guyer; Eden – Lalita Anjeanette Broadnax; Phillip George Brooks; Greensboro – Megan Smothers Byrd, Michael Scott Jones, Jason Christoper Vaughn; Kernersville – Jennifer Leann Bowers; Mayodan – April Michelle Manring, Angel Nicole Wilson; McLeansville – Leah Christine Fantauzzo; Oak Ridge – Kristin Bowman Palmer; Pelham – Carla Parris Lipscomb; Reidsville – Brittany Nicole Fincanon, Nikita Louise Hazuga; Ruffin – Deborah Elizabeth Newton; Stoneville – Jessica Leigh Baker, Wendy Boyte Watkins. Dean’s List To qualify, students must be fulltime and maintain a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. Eden – Bonnie Rector Campbell, Danny Ray Dodson, Darryl Keith Griffin, Kristi Rae Hensley, David Eastman Powers, Jessica Dawn Skeens. Greensboro – Jermany Lynn Mabe; Mayodan – Pamela Lee Green; Reidsville – Heather Hayes Barber, Erica Michelle Fowler, Paris Marie Roach, Kimberly Chance Stout; Stoneville – Michael Ray White; Tobaccoville – Mary Elizabeth Knabel

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Mayodan to kick-off NC Step program at festival As a part of the Mayodan Homecoming Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, Mayodan town leaders will formally accept a Small Town Economic Prosperity Program Street Banner. Mayodan was recently accepted into the state-wide grant program managed by the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center (NC Rural Center). The North Carolina Small Town Economic Prosperity Program (NC STEP) helps revitalize small towns through a combination of community coaching, economic planning and targeted grants. It is designed for municipalities with fewer than 7,500 people within the state’s 85 rural counties. “We feel that it is a great idea to kick-off our community outreach effort by introducing the program at Homecoming- when the whole Town comes together to celebrate our history” stated Mayor Bud Cardwell, “We are looking for a lot of citizen participation to develop or plan, so this is a great way to get started.” Festivities begin at 10:00am on the main stage with a flag presentation by McMichael High School ROTC. Later, representatives from the NC Rural Center will be on-hand to make a few remarks and present the Street Banner with the NC STEP logo “Embracing Change, Taking Charge” to Mayor Cardwell. The Banner will provide a constant reminder to citizens that in order to recover our local economy we must prepare for changes and be willing to accept responsibility for our Town’s future. In addition to the formal presentation, volunteers from the community will be at an information booth in front of Ernie’s Coin Shop on Main Street throughout the day. Citizen participation is critical for this planning process, so we are asking everyone to stop-by and talk to us about the program, the process, and to provide their thoughts on the future of Mayodan. Information collected at this event will be used over the next two to three years in a demanding process leading to the development and implementation of an economic development strategic plan. The Homecoming Festival is celebrating its 26th year of providing good, family-friendly, entertainment, music, and activities in Downtown Mayodan. The Festival begins at 10:00 and finishes after the street dance (9:00 pm) Saturday night. Please join us and come out and enjoy a beautiful fall day in Mayodan

State reports on tourism’s impact on county The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced that domestic visitors to and within Rockingham County spent $60.05 million in 2011, an increase of 5.2% from 2010. “We are really pleased with these results,” said Robin Yount, vice president of tourism for the Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority. “It shows that our tourism industry is thriving and remains a vital segment of our local economy.” Tourism impact highlights for 2011: The travel and tourism industry directly employs more than 520 people in Rockingham County. Total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Rockingham County was $9.58 million. State tax revenue generated in Rockingham County totaled $3.23 million through state sales and excise taxes, and taxes on personal and corporate income. Some $1.45 million in local taxes were generated from sales and property tax revenue from travel-generated and travel-supported businesses. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced in May that visitors to North Carolina spent a record $18.4 billion in 2011, an increase of 8.2 percent from 2010. These statistics are from the “2011 Economic Impact Of Travel On North Carolina Counties.” The study was prepared for the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association. Statewide highlights include: State tax receipts as a result of visitor spending neared $1 billion in 2011 and have increased nearly 52 percent in the last 10 years. Visitors spend more than $50 million per day in North Carolina and contribute over $4.3 million per day in state and local tax revenues as a result of that spending (nearly $3 million in state taxes and over $1.5 million in local taxes). The travel and tourism industry directly employees nearly 200,000 North Carolinians.

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Notes from RCC Totten nominated for excellence in teaching award Chemistry and developmental helping them understand commath instructor, Melissa Totten, plex ideas, I love it. I feel the has been nominated by same about my developmental Rockingham Community math students. Most are afraid of College for the failing at first. I love Excellence in Teaching watching their confiaward. Each year, one dence grow as the instructor at each of semester progresses.” North Carolina’s 58 Maybe great community colleges is teachers are simply nominated for the presborn to the role. Totten tigious award. Of says her mother’s those, one is selected favorite story is about for the state award. the first day of kinderEach nominee, howevgarten when Totten Totten er, is invited to attend came home saying, ‘I the NISOD (National love school. I never Institute for Staff and want to leave school. I’m going Organizational Development) to be a teacher!” meeting held each May in Austin, She didn’t at first. Upon the Texas. Totten will attend the advice of a university professor, meeting in May 2013. Totten took a job after graduation Students nominate the facul- as a chemist in an industrial setty member of their choice for the ting. She loved it. But when she honor and for most faculty nomi- finally took a teaching job, she nees, that makes the award spe- realized how much better she is cial. Those who nominated at teaching the principles and Totten said they wanted to do applications of chemistry something special for her because of her work in industry. because she does so much for As she gains experience in them. the teaching realm, Totten is also Totten says she does not coming to the realization that one have a specific teaching philosophy. of the greatest legacies of teach“I have a high expectation of ing is the extent to which you myself and I want them to feel affect another person’s life. the same about themselves,” said Therefore, she said, “It Totten. “Most people do not look meant a lot to receive the award. forward to taking chemistry. It means a lot to be appreciated Usually they come into the first by the students and the college. I class dreading it. But when I can love working at RCC raise their self-confidence by Rockingham Community College Controller, Terry Bailey, left, works on a budget with Vice President of Administrative Services, Steve Woodruff, a Triad Business Journal CFO of the Year award recipient.

Small Business Center Receives Center of Excellence Award Six Small Business Centers from across the state were announced as centers of excellence during the July 20 meeting of the State Board of Community Colleges. The Small Business Center at Rockingham Community College was selected as the recipient of the Piedmont/Triad Regional Center of Excellence. On hand to receive the award were Cathy Wheeler, director of the Small Business Center and Dr. Michael S. Helmick, RCC president. During his report to the State Board, N.C. Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls, made reference to the state and national unemployment issue and called the community college Small Business Centers “an unsung army at the front lines” of the issue. “Our SBCs are led by expe-

rienced, dedicated professionals who daily work with potential entrepreneurs through counseling, free training programs, business plan development and connections to financing and other resources,” said Ralls. “Our counselors are at the right hand of folks creating jobs in every corner of our state, not just for themselves, but also for thousands of other North Carolinians.” In 2012, the RCC Small Business Center helped 3 new businesses, helped create or retain 125 jobs, and provided 274 hours of business counseling to 112 clients. From 2010-2012, The RCC Small Business Center assisted 19 startup businesses, and helped create 94 jobs and retain 31 jobs. The Center offered assistance through the GATE scholarship program, How To Start and/or Stay in Your Own

Business classes, free weekly seminars, and free business counseling for startup and existing businesses. “We are understandably proud of the work done by the SBC at Rockingham Community College and their efforts to foster and grow small businesses in the region,” said Helmick. “If we are to prosper in this county it will be due, in no small measure, to the efforts of the small business owner. Whatever RCC can do to help develop and nurture these individuals we will do. I commend the outstanding efforts of Cathy Wheeler and her staff member, Debi Joyce, on winning this award, doing their jobs well, and helping rebuild Rockingham County one small business at a time.”

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Woodruff named CFO of the Year Every year, Triad Business Journal solicits nominations for the Chief Financial Officer of the Year in several categories. Submissions in each category are boiled down to three finalists. From those three, a winner is chosen. This year, the winner in the education category was Steve Woodruff, Vice President for Administrative Services at Rockingham Community College. “I am honored to have been named CFO of the Year by the Triad Business Journal,” said Woodruff. “This award is the result of the many outstanding employees I work with in the college’s administrative services division.” Recently Woodruff and the other winners, along with the finalists in each category, were treated to a reception at Bridger

George Millsaps, NC Community College System Small Business Center Network Director; Scott Daugherty, Small Business Commissioner and Executive Director of the SBTDC; Scott Ralls, N.C. Community College System President; Dr. Michael S. Helmick, RCC President; Cathy Wheeler, RCC Small Business Center Director; Hilda PinnixRagland, State Board of Community Colleges Chair; Linda Weiner, N.C. Community College System Vice President of Engagement and Strategic Innovation.

Field House at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. During the reception, it was noted that Woodruff has helped make RCC one of the most financially secure rural colleges in the state. His office develops and administers an annual budget of $26 million in federal, state and local funds which includes student financial aid. During his 17 years at RCC, the college has enjoyed an unblemished record in annual audits. And for those reasons, Triad Business Journal judges felt Woodruff was a strong chief financial officer and worthy of an award. Away from the job, Woodruff is an avid Tarheel fan. The father of four also coaches sports, volunteers at the Eden YMCA, and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Eden.

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Mayodan unveils facebook page The Town of Mayodan has spent the past month redeveloping and overhauling the Town’s internet presence to better serve the citizens of Mayodan. The new site has been completely reworked and now includes a calendar of meetings and events, a news feed about various happenings, events, or updates for the community, and access to various documents such as agendas and minutes. The site is more user-friendly and provides more up-to-date information. Internally, it is easier for staff to use, which will lead to more efficient use of staff resources and more timely updates for citizens. There is even an on-line contact form which citizens can use to file code enforcement complaints, comment on Town activities, or submit ideas for the website. While the site does carry the same domain name as before,, any bookmarks for the old site may need to be reset to work properly. The site is still under construction so everyone is encouraged to check back often. In addition to having a new website, the Town has also joined the social media realm by creating a Facebook Page at Town of Mayodan, NC. This site will provide updated information about Town events and activities that may be important to citizens, including meeting notices, emergency water cut-offs, and similar events. Of special interest will be information about activities related to the NC STEP Economic Development Planning program that Mayodan is currently undertaking. These efforts are part of our ongoing focus to provide open and effective communication between the Town government and our citizens. We are excited by these new communication tools, and hope that our citizens find that they are better able to keep up to date with the Town of Mayodan. For more information about the website, Facebook, or the NC STEP program please contact Lessa Hopper (, Town Clerk, or Michael Brandt (, Town Manager.

YEE-HAW-LAPALOOZA 2012 YEE-HAW-LAPALOOZA – It’s the South’s largest pasture party!!! Imagine, a 280-acre farm in Where: Stokesdale Rockingham County transformed for Rockingham County one night into the Triad’s biggest When: Sat., October country festival starring some of coun13, 2012, beginning try music’s hottest superstars: at 1 p.m. • Chelsea Sorrell (Top 25 contestant on Season 11 of “American Idol”) • Love & Theft (#1 hit with “Angel Eyes”) • Colt Ford (current hit is “Back,” “Dirt Road Anthem” and many more) • Montgomery Gentry (“Where I Come From,” “Lucky Man,” “Something to be Proud Of,” “Hell Yeah” and many other hits), • and a Country Music Legend from North Carolina returns!!! Five country stars…one stage…one amazing day/night of country music! Don’t Miss – Chelsea Sorrell, Love & Theft, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, and A North Carolina Country Legend Returns (name will be released September 14th, 2012). Tickets on sale starting Friday, August 10th at 10am at or – tickets are ONLY $45.00 – kids 10 and under get in FREE with a paying adult. Directions to the Farm: The Bennett / McAnally Farm - 313 Bennett Farm Road, Stokesdale, NC 27025 (just as NC 68 turns into US 220 at the Guilford / Rockingham county line). For information Call Chuck Marsh – 336.926.3141 or – working for CoCo Promotions.

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From September through April, the Small Business Center at Rockingham Community College offers free seminars for small business owners and for those interested in becoming entrepreneurs. In addition, “How to Start and/or Stay in Your Own Small Business” is offered. This 10-week course covers every aspect of a business plan – from marketing to budgeting. By the end of the course, participants have a completed business plan. The course fee is $65. “How to Start and/or Stay in Your Own Small Business” will begin on Monday, Sept. 10 and end Nov. 12. Classes will meet on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Advanced Technologies building, room 105.

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Rockingham County Employees: Dan River Boat Race Winners! Several Rockingham County employees were big winners at the Aug. 4th Dan River Boat Race! Timmy Shelton, EMS - 1st place in the men's sit on top division; Robert Cardwell, Fire Marshal and daughter, Caity first place in mixed kayak division (first time Caity has been in tandem kayak); Chloe Lester, daughter of Mayodan's Assistant Fire Chief, Clifford Ellington 1st place in the female 16 and under division. The Dan River Boat Race, sponsored by the MadisonMayodan Recreation Department, was a 2-1/2 mile race from Lindsey Bridge Access

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RCC, It’s not your typical Community College A growing partnership the college campus and were able between Rockingham to experience hands-on learning. Community College and local One hundred came and many left representatives of Carolina excited about what they had seen. College Advising Corps fits right The collaborative efforts worked in with the college’s new mes- so well, Kristen Marsh, RCC sage: RCC, it’s not your typical assistant director of enrollment community college. The mes- and Sarah Evans, RCC assistant sage has its roots in a growing list director of financial aid were of unique courses, initiatives, and invited to Chapel Hill in July to partnerships such as the advising present at the annual meeting of corps, a group of UNC-Chapel the Carolina College Advising Hill graduates who work in high Corps. schools in targeted “Most, if not areas, advising disadall of the Corps Once CCAC and advisors in the state, vantaged students who RCC joined went straight from want to go to college. When RCC stuforces, things high school to the dent development staff university,” said members learned that began to happen Marsh. “This was Carolina College an opportunity to Advising Corps members were in educate them about Rockingham all but one of the high schools in Community College in particular Rockingham County, they recog- and the community college sysnized an opportunity to educate tem as a whole. They had a milthose students about the college: lion questions.” its certificate, diploma and The purpose of the advising degree programs; financial aid corps is to get as many people in and scholarships; success cen- college as possible. By presentters, peer tutors and assistance ing at their conference, Evans labs; organizations and clubs; said they were able to promote state-of-the-art gymnasium and Rockingham Community athletic programs. College and showcase the collabOnce CCAC and RCC orative efforts going on in joined forces, things began to Rockingham County to help happen. They partnership imme- ensure current graduates receive diately planned an RCC Day, in the education they need to be which Rockingham County high marketable in today’s job force. school seniors and juniors toured

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School Resource Officer Woodall receives recognition McMichael High School Resource Officer Shane Woodall received a Certificate of Recognition on July 9, 2012 from the NC Association of School Resource Officers. He was recognized for his “unquestionable dedication and constant generosity shown to the students and educators of North Carolina”.

Shane Woodall has been a Deputy with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office since 1999. He has been the School Resource Officer at McMichael High School since 2003. Woodall was nominated for this award, in part, due to his efforts to raise money to help with the funeral expenses of two McMichael students that died last year.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 16 The following free seminars will be offered in September from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center, room 206: Sept. 4: “How to Start a Landscape-Mowing Business,” by Steve Carver Sept. 11: “Using Social Media, Social Networking & Online Connections to Enhance Your Business” by Martin Brossman & Associates Sept. 18: “How to Find New Customers in a Tight Economy,” by Mike Collins Sept. 25: “Lessons Learned From a Real Small Business Startup” by Wendell Roth. For more information, call the Rockingham Community Small Business Center to reserve your seat at 342-4261, ext. 2316.

RCATS & RCC Partnership to aid students Rockingham Community College students will soon have another option for transportation, thanks to a partnership between the college and RCATS, a service of Aging, Disability, and Transit Services of Rockingham County (ADTS). “This service could make a difference for many of our students looking for ways not only to come to college but to stay in college,” said Dr. Michael Helmick, RCC president. “We really appreciate this partnership.” Once details are finalized, individuals will be allowed to use their financial aid funds, including Pell grants, to pay for transportation to and from the college. The arrangement is expected to be available this fall. "We are excited,” said T. Lee Covington, ADTS executive director. “While we have provided services to a limited number of students in the past, this will allow us to serve many more." After signing a contract with RCATS, financial aid recipients may request the college to withhold some of their funds for transportation. These funds will then be sent to RCATS. “We hope this will help ease the students’ burdens, allowing them to stay in school and accomplish their goals”, said Meggan Odell, ADTS Senior Director of Transit Services. “We will be able to bring or pick up students at 8 a.m., 12 noon, and 4 p.m., and more times may be added if needed. For more information about the new transportation option, call RCATS at 3472287 (34R-CATS).

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Western Rockingham County will soon have a new 21st Century Library! Rockingham County Public Library is excited and thankful to Rockingham County, the towns of Madison and Mayodan, Western Rockingham Friends of the Library, and local residents because Western Rockingham will soon have a new 21st century library! The Madison-Mayodan Library will serve as a centerpiece for Madison and Mayodan. The $2.3-million construction project will start later this year. Thanks to local community fundraising, grants, collaborations, and partnerships, the Madison-Mayodan Library has become a reality! The Library and Western Friends are planning a library groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5th, to celebrate this tremendous community support. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking at 611 Burton St. in Madison. The new library will include an enlarged genealogy room, community room, children’s room, computer lab, and up-to-date networking. The facility will provide literacy classes, basic com-

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“Many Thanks … We did it!” Western Rockingham County Will Have A New 21st Century Library! Groundbreaking Ceremony Sept. 5th Government Commission to finance the funding. FABCO Construction was approved by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners to erect the facility. The Western Friends are still

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Students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus can now recycle various materials by placing them in one container instead of multiple ones. Twenty-one years ago, the college established a recycling program on campus. Paper and cardboard could be collected in one container, but plastic, aluminum, and glass had to be collected in a separate container. Last spring, the college received a state grant to buy more recycling containers and learned that single-stream recycling was becoming available in the area. Single-stream recycling means that paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and plastic and glass bottles can all be collected in the same container. So this summer when RCC went out for proposals on its trash and recycling service, it made single-stream recycling a

preference. In early August, the college awarded the contract to a North Carolina vendor, Waste Industries. New recycling dumpsters have been placed on campus, and the college now has more than 90 new recycling containers in classrooms and hallways. Paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and glass can be disposed of in the same container. “We expect the quantity of materials we recycle to increase, and at the same time we expect the amount of trash taken to the Rockingham County landfill to decrease,” said Dr. Tony Gunn, associate vice president for facilities and external affairs. Gunn commended the efforts of the college’s maintenance staff and Sustainability Committee for their support of this effort.

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RCC offers concert by Catalinas For decades, beach music lovers had danced to the sounds of the Catalinas – performers of the number four beach music song of all time, Summertime’s Calling Me. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, beach music lovers and those who love concerts of any kind can spend an evening outside in the Rockingham Community College Apple Amphitheater listening to the sounds of summer from none other than the Catalinas. Admission is free. Known especially in the southeast where they continue to perform, the Catalinas entertain all ages with their own music and a host of classics from performers such as Chairman of the Board, Doobie Brothers, and Kool & the Gang. The Catalinas started in 1957. Since then, over 60 performers have been members of this perpetually popular band. Their music can take you to another time and place. Thursday, Sept. 6, with the Catalinas kicks off the college’s “See You in September” series. This series of Thursday events is a cross-section of cultural and/or educational activities: a tour and lecture of Andrew Martin paintings, a political forum for candidates in the upcoming elections, and an evening highlighting “Civil War Days.”

County Commissioners Chair & Youth Services on Radio The Chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, W. Keith Mabe, and the Rockingham County Youth Services Director, Tara Pierce, will be special guests on WLOE/WMYN Radio’s "Community Accents." They will be interviewed by Dr. Mable Scott, Rockingham County’s Public Information Officer, at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31st. The radio show will air from 8:30 to 9 a.m., live, on 1490 WLOE (Eden/Reidsville), and 1420 WMYN Mabe (Madison/Mayodan/Stoneville); rebroadcast Tuesday evening at 6:30; and streamed worldwide at Mabe will talk about the On the Road County Commissioners’ meetings and Pierce will discuss Youth Services in Rockingham County. The Board of Commissioners wants to give citizens an opportunity to attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners in various locations across the county. Local residents are invited to attend the following meetings: a 6:30 p.m., Sept. 24th meeting at the Madison/Mayodan Recreation Center, 300 S. Pierce Second Ave., Mayodan, NC 27027; and a 6:30 p.m., Oct. 22nd meeting at the Monroeton Volunteer Fire Department, 9252 Highway 158, Reidsville, NC 27320. Rockingham County Youth Services is an agency of county government whose purpose is to provide counseling and other community alternatives for school-aged youth and their families. A variety of prevention and intervention programs and continuum of services are available on an as-needed basis as identified by the county’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. These programs are funded by the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Rockingham County Government and other sources, including grants. The show is re-broadcast as a video on; on Rockingham Community College’s Educational Public Access Channel 2, and on Rockingham County Government's YouTube site.

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Reidsville businesses collect supplies for Lawsonville Ave. Elem. In just two short weeks, the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce and the local business community collected over 20 boxes of schools supplies for Lawsonville Avenue Elementary School. The idea for the project came out of a focus group meeting that the United Way of Rockingham County was hosting at the Chamber of Commerce. During the discussion, the needs of local students were addressed and how the business community could be involved. “We just want to see that each student begins with the same tools. We want to help.” said Cindy Smith, HR Manager of Amcor Packaging. After the focus group concluded, the Chamber staff approached Amcor about putting together a school supply drive for Lawsonville Avenue Elementary and they eagerly agreed to participate. The Chamber quickly reached out to their membership for help and immediately received an overwhelming response. Many Reidsville businesses participated, including Walgreens Drug Co. who offered a discount of 15-20% on select items when purchased in their store. Other retail shops such as A. Nicole’s gave their customers a large discount on jewelry when they brought in school supplies for the drive. The businesses who participated in addition to Amcor were Walgreens Drug Co. of Reidsville, A. Nicoles, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., BB&T, Belk of Reidsville, La Boutique, Reidsville Bicycles, Century 21 The Knowles Team, and Powell-Barefoot Agency, Inc. The school supplies were delivered on Friday, August 10th. The school staff was overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the business community. In a letter to the Chamber and its membership Principal Wayne Moore stated “We felt especially blessed by the Chamber’s outpouring of donations. Our teachers were delighted to receive the supplies before the students returned so that they had them for the very first day of school.” The Chamber of Commerce has an ongoing relationship with Lawsonville Avenue Elementary school and the Leader in Me program. This school supply drive was something members and staff of the Chamber wanted to do in addition to the Leader in Me support. Members have already expressed an interest in doing something for more schools next school year. The Reidsville Chamber of Commerce welcomes community participation. For further information about the Chamber, Lawsonville Avenue Elementary School or the Leader In Me program, please contact the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce at or 336-349-8481.

Governors Award signs unveiled The Rockingham County Business & Technology Center (RCBTC) today announces the unveiling of road signs recognizing Rockingham County as a Governor’s Innovative Small Business Community. A ceremony will be held in Wentworth, on NC 65 just west of the Governmental Center at 10:00 AM on August 20, 2012. NC Small Business Commissioner Scott Daugherty will officially unveil the signs with Rockingham County Commissioners in attendance. Two signs will be located in Wentworth along NC 65 approaching the County Governmental Center, and four signs will be added to the “Welcome to Rockingham County” signs along US 220 and US 29. Rockingham County won this award late in 2011 for the entrepreneur-focused work of the RCBTC. The Center started in 2005 and has since then helped create 196 businesses and 370 jobs, while securing $2.7 million in grants. The RCBTC is designed to create an entrepreneur-focused, technology-enabled, future-driven environment in Rockingham County. The Center helps entrepreneurs learn how to plan, start and grow businesses, while making sure they understand how to use technology to be competitive in today's global marketplace. For more information call (336) 342-7853 or visit their web site at

Two complete tutor training Two people recently completed training as volunteer tutors with the Rockingham County Literacy Project. They are Carole Heffley and Jim Hicks, of Stokesdale. They will tutor adults in the Stokesdale, Summerfield, and Western Rockingham County areas in reading, writing, math, and GED subjects. The Rockingham County Literacy Project works with volunteer tutors to provide these skills to adults who need and want them, and provides instructional materials free of charge to the students. For more information, contact Jean Light Kinyon at 627-0007, or visit

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Today America stands on the brink of a cliff in greater danger than at any time in our history. The members of Will of the People are pledged to do everything we can, however minor, to keep us from making that long and dreadful fall. We realize that America has many enemies within our borders. Some are Americans and some foreigners whom we have foolishly welcomed in our midst. We have been led by people without backbones, without common sense, without foresight, and blind to the lessons they should have learned from history. Many of you do not know of Will of the People, how it was originally formed to stop an unwise property tax revaluation. Later, we helped to stop a foolish equestrian center project which had grown in estimated cost from Five Million Dollars to Twenty-seven Million Dollars (which was no more than a figure snatched from the air by people who should have known better). We have virtually stopped the landfill and are still working that that cancer not be inflicted on us. For several years now we have fought for all the people of Rockingham County, and we feel that all the people should be members of Will of the People. Annual dues are Five Dollars; we meet once per month; our members are kept informed as to issues in the county and, in the words of the Greensboro Daily News, we have changed the face of politics in our county. We are non-partisan and welcome any Rockingham County resident. Everybody needs to do his or her part in what has become the final fight. We have got to try to save our country for future generations. We may not get another chance. Abraham Lincoln said that America would never fall to attacks from outside, and if America ever fell it would be from attacks inside our boundaries. Never doubt it; we are under attack The President says he must have North Carolina. Will of the People is determined that North Carolina shall be the rock on which Obama’s ship is wrecked.. Thomas Harrington, Chairman Will of the People


County Schools 2011-2012 Test Results and Graduation Rates The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) released information on school performance, for the 2011-2012 school year, as measured by the state’s ABCs of Public Education, Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) under the federal "No Child Left Behind Law" (NCLB), and high school graduation rates. ABCs of Public Education In Rockingham County, 11 elem. schools, three middle schools, and four high schools met the minimum growth expectations by the state. Twelve schools in the County met expected growth: Bethany Elem., Central Elem., Huntsville Elem., LeaksvilleSpray Elem., Monroeton Elem., Moss Street Elem.., South End Elem., Wentworth Elem., Holmes Middle, Rock. County Middle, Western Rock. Middle, and

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Rockingham Early College High. Six schools in the County met high growth. Schools that met high growth are as follows: Lawsonville Avenue Elem., Stoneville Elem., Williamsburg Elem., McMichael High, Reidsville High, and Rockingham County High. In the recognitions category, Rockingham Early College High earned the designation of an Honor School of Excellence. In order to meet the requirements to be an Honor School of Excellence, 90 to 100 percent of students must test at or above Level III and the school must make expected or high growth. Rockingham County High was recognized as a School of Distinction. To qualify as a School of Distinction, 80 to 89 percent of students must test at or above Level III and the school must make expected or high growth. Furthermore, 16 schools in Rockingham County earned the designation of Schools of Progress – Bethany Elem., Central Elem. , Huntsville Elem. Lawsonville Avenue Elem., Leaksville-Spray Elem., Monroeton Elem., Moss Street Elem., South End Elem., Stoneville Elem., Wentworth Elem., Williamsburg Elem., Holmes Middle, Rock. County Middle, Western Rockingham Middle, McMichael High, and Reidsville High. In order to meet the requirements to be a School of Progress, 60 to 79 percent of students must test at or above Level III and the school must make expected or high growth. Dr. Rodney Shotwell,

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Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools states, “The ABC results indicate that County Schools are on a path of continuous improvement. The results are indicative of the commitment by students, teachers, and parents to do whatever it takes to assist students to grow academically. I am proud of our results; however, we have more work to do.” 2012 RCS Performance Composite Highlights • One school posted a composite score of more than 90 percent: Rockingham Early College High School achieved a composite score of 99.5% • Four schools had ample gains of 1 - 1.9 percentage points: Monroeton Elem. , Moss Street Elem., Western Rockingham Middle, and Rock. County High • Four schools had impressive gains of 2 - 4.9 percentage points: Central Elem., Lincoln Elem., Stoneville Elem., and McMichael High • Two schools had notable gains of 5 percentage points or more: Lawsonville Avenue Elem. and Rockingham Early College High Since the 2007-2008 School Year (2008 was the first year of the renormed test): • Schools showing substantial gains of 20 percentage points or more since 2008: Moss Street Elem. – 26.6 McMichael High – 24.8 • Schools showing significant gains of 10-19.9 percentage points since 2008: Rockingham Early College High* - 18.9 (*since 2009 – RECHS established year) Leaksville-Spray Elem. – 17.6 Lincoln Elem. – 15.3 Stoneville Elem. – 15.1 Reidsville Middle – 13.6 Draper Elem. – 13.0 Western Rock. Middle – 12.6 Wentworth Elem. – 12.5 Rock. County Middle – 12.2 Monroeton Elem. – 12.0 Williamsburg Elem. – 12.0 • Schools showing considerable gains of 5-9.9 percentage points since 2008: Reidsville High – 9.3 New Vision School – 7.9 Rockingham County High – 7.8 Huntsville Elem. – 5.9 Holmes Middle – 5.7 Douglass Elem. – 5.3 Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) The U.S. Department of Education announced in late May that North Carolina was granted flexibility from some of the longstanding requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). North Carolina’s waivers allow the state to move away from the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measure that was a “one-size-fitsall measure” which required all school subgroups reach 100 percent proficiency by 2014. Under the ruling, North Carolina is able to focus on rewarding those schools making improvement and distributing resources to help all schools move forward. The waivers afforded North Carolina the important flexibility needed in order to proceed with efforts to improve schools and support opportunities to close achievement gaps and improve learning for students. No Child Left Behind divides students into ten subgroups: 1) School as a Whole (all students), 2) White, 3) Black, 4) Hispanic, 5) Native American, 6) Asian, 7) Multiracial, 8) Economically Disadvantaged Students, 9) Limited English Proficient Students, and 10) Students with Disabilities.

While schools will still be measured against Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) calculated and reported under NCLB, it will no longer require 100 percent proficiency for each subgroup. The new AMOs provide a specific achievement target for each subgroup. The number of targets a school has depends on its varied student population. In order for a school to meet their AMOs, a) every subgroup must meet their specific achievement target in both reading and mathematics, b) schools must have at least a 95% participation rate in the assessments for each area, c) elem. and middle schools must meet their attendance target goal, and d) high schools must meet their graduation rate target goals for each subgroup. “With the new Annual Measurable Objectives we will spend considerable time refocusing our planning and individualizing each school improvement plan – as each school will have different targets to reach over the next five years,” states Shotwell. North Carolina is moving from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, on which the assessments are based, to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and North Carolina Essential Standards (NCES). “This shift has really presented a challenge for schools as we are transitioning curriculum in the classroom to align to the new standards, while being held accountable to an assessment based on an outgoing curriculum,” said Dr. Shotwell. “We will closely examine the results of the EOGs and EOCs, but are thankful that North Carolina was granted the waiver removing the consequences for not reaching unrealistic, one-size-fits-all targets.” AMO Results: In the 2011-2012 school year, five of 25 traditional schools or 20% met all AMOs. Schools meeting all AMO target goals include: Huntsville Elem., New Vision School, McMichael High, Rockingham County High, and Rockingham Early College High. Schools meeting all reading AMO targets include Huntsville Elem. , Moss Street Elem. , New Vision School, McMichael High, Morehead High, Reidsville High, Rockingham County High, and Rockingham Early College High.

Schools meeting all AMO targets in math include Central Elem., Huntsville Elem., Lawsonville Avenue Elem., Leaksville-Spray Elem., Monroeton Elem. , New Vision School, Stoneville Elem., Wentworth Elem., Western Rockingham Middle, McMichael High, Reidsville High, Rockingham County High, and Rockingham Early College High. Reidsville High met all targets in reading and math but fell short of meeting all AMO targets by .4 of a percentage point in the graduation rate target. Although their black subgroup has consistently showed impressive gains (2008 - 64.4%, 2009 - 70%, 2010 - 76.9%, 2011 - 78.2%, 2012 79.6%) they did not meet the mandated 2% improvement or 80% four year graduation rate needed to meet the target. Graduation Rate The four year graduation cohort percentage indicates the percentage of students who entered ninth grade during the 2008-2009 school year and graduated in the district four years later with the Class of 2012. The five year graduation cohort percentage indicates the percentage of students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 20072008 and earned a diploma in May 2012. This year 76.0% of RCS seniors graduated within four years of entering ninth grade in 2008-2009 and 76.9% of RCS seniors graduated within five years of entering ninth grade in 2007-2008. 2012 Graduation Rate Highlights • RCS as a whole gained 7.2 percentage points from the 2011 four year graduation rate (68.8%) • Every RCS high school showed significant gains in their 2012 graduation rates: McMichael High – 6.1; Morehead High – 7.7; Reidsville High – 4.8; Rockingham County High – 6.8. "I am proud of our students, counselors, drop-out prevention coordinators, administrators, and staff who are working hard to continue to raise graduation rates for all students and remain committed to our goals," Shotwell said. "Higher graduation rates are critical to the success of our students, district and to the future of our local economy."

American Red Cross Bloodmobile Schedule for September • Sat. Sept. 1st - 9:00am to 1:30pm - Grace Baptist Church, 3097 US Hwy 311,Madison - Call Rhonda Hill 445-2031 • Wed. Sept. 5th - Reidsville YMCA 504 South Main St., Reidsville - Call Chapter 349-3434 • Thurs. Sept. 6th - Leaksville Spray Elem. School, 415 Highland Drive, Eden - Call School Office 627-7068 • Thurs. Sept. 6th - 2:00pm to 6:30pm - Eden YMCA, 301 South Kennedy St., Eden - Call Chapter 349-3434 • Wed. Sept. 12th - 10:00am to 2:30pm - RCC-Whitcomb Center, County Home Rd, Wentworth - Call Chapter 349-3434 • Fri. Sept. 14th -10:00am to 2:30pm NCDOT, 191 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth Call Brenda Joyce 634-5642 • Fri. Sept. 21st 10:00am to 2:30pm - American Red Cross, 3692 Hwy 14,Reidsville - Call Chapter 349-3434 • Sat. Sept. 22nd -11:00am to 3:30pm - Yanceyville Rd. VFD, 3361 US Hwy 158 East, Reidsville - Call Jerri Bowles 951-9630 • Mon. Sept. 24th - 3:00pm to 7:30pm Madison Methodist UMC, 110 West Academy St., Madison Call Church Office 548-6658 • Mon. Sept. 24th -11:00am to 3:30pm Rockingham County Gov. Center, 371 Hwy 65, Wentworth Call :Mark Holzer 342-8365 or Call :Cindy Herring 342-8374 • Thurs. Sept. 27th -11:00am to 3:30pm - Remington Arms, 870 Remington Drive, Madison - Call Oralia Johnson 548-8508


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Free Community Health Fair Success Draper 1st United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall was the setting for The 1st Community Health Fair, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Eden. The attendance was steady during the hours of 9am – until noon. Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacist, Audiologist, Dietitian, and Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab gave their free time, to give this service to our community. Screenings were courtesy Morehead Memorial Hospital and mammograms and cervical cancer screenings provided by grant from Susan G. Komen’s Org. Screenings included diabetes, prostate, spine, grip strength,

body index, hearing, blood pressure, bone density, posture, cancer awareness, colorectal, mammograms and cervical cancer screenings. Vet. Jerry Booth had an exciting booth for our pets! How to care for them and free information and booklets to take home for awareness to keep our animals safe and healthy. A dog can help you take a bite out of poor life by not only lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, but also discoursing divorce, helping you make new friends and keeping you very active and living longer life. Two Chiropractors were on hand doing screenings of spine

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For The Fun Of It Southern cops have a way with words These are actual comments made by South Carolina Troopers that were taken off their car videos: 1. "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through." 2. "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while." 3. "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document." 4. "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired." 5. "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you." 6. "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?" 7. "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?" 8. "Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket." 9. "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?" 10. "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs and step in monkey poop." 11. "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven." 12. "In God we trust; all others we run through NCIC." ( National Crime Information Center ) 13. "Just how big were those 'two beers' you say you had?" 14. "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can." 15. "I'm glad to hear that the Chief (of Police) is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail." 16. "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here."

What if Dr. Seuss Wrote Technical Manuals? If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report! If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, And the double-clicking icons put your window in the trash, And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash, Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash! If the label on your cable on the gable at your house, Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, But your packets want to tunnel to another protocol, That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall. And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse, Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, ‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang! When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk, And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC, Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM, Quickly turn off your computer and be sure to tell your mom!

The Theory of Cat Behavior LAW OF CAT INERTIA - A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force, such as the opening of cat food. LAW OF CAT MOTION - A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction. FIRST LAW OF CAT ENERGY CONSERVATION - Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will, therefore, use as little energy as possible. LAW OF BAG/BOX OCCUPANCY - All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond. LAW OF FURNITURE REPLACEMENT - A cat’s desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture. LAW OF CAT COMPOSITION - A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-matter + It Doesn’t Matter. LAW OF CAT OBEDIENCE - As yet undiscovered

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The teacher asked the students to bring one electrical appliance for “Show & Tell,” and the next day every kid had something. The teacher asks Wendy: What did you bring? “I brought a Walkman.” “And what is it for?” “You can listen to music with it!” “That’s nice Wendy. What did you bring Kenny?” “I brought a ‘lectrical can opener, it opens cans!” “Well done, Kenny. Umm, Johnny, I see you didn’t bring anything!” “Yes, I did. It’s in the hall.” So the entire class goes into the hallway. “Umm, Johnny, what is that?” “It’s a respirator. Hospitals use it to breathe for you.” “Whoa. What did your father say about you bringing this?” “He said, ‘AAAARRRGGGH!!!’”

A couple was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. At the party, everybody wanted to know how they managed to stay married so long in this day and age. The husband responded “When we were first married, we came to an agreement to share. I would make all the major decisions, and my wife would make all the minor decisions.” “But do you know what I just realized?” “In 60 years of marriage I don’t think we have never needed to make a major decision.”.

The Remote Jennifer watched as the cashier rang up her purchases. “Cash, check or charge?” She asked after folding the items Jennifer had bought. As she fumbled for her wallet The cashier noticed a television remote control in her purse. “Do you always carry your TV remote?” The cashier asked. “No,” she replied, “but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the best retaliation.”.

Special Day Over breakfast, a woman said to her husband, “I’ll bet you don’t know what day this is.” “Of course I do,” he answered, as if offended, and left for the office. At 10:00 a.m., a dozen red roses arrived at the house. At 1:00 p.m., a two-pound box of chocolates was delivered. The designer dress arrived at 3:00. When her husband came home, the woman ran to meet him and threw her arms around his neck, “I’ve never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!”.

Advice from Mothers to Daughters Don’t imagine you can change a man - unless he’s in diapers. What do you do if your boyfriend walks out? You shut the door. If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them all up there. Never let your man’s mind wander - it’s too little to be out alone. Go for younger men. You might as well - they never mature anyway. Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so that you can tell them apart. Definition of a bachelor: A man who has missed the opportunity to make some woman miserable. Women don’t make fools of men - most of them are do-it-yourself types. Best way to get a man to do something is to suggest they are too old for it. Love is blind - but marriage is a real eye-opener. If you want a committed man, look in a mental hospital. The children of Israel wandered around the desert for 40 years. Even in biblical times, men wouldn’t ask for directions. If he asks what sort of books you’re interested in, tell him checkbooks. Remember a sense of humor does not mean that you tell him jokes; it means that you laugh at his. Sadly, all men are created equal.















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Leaksville-Spray Elementary named Title 1 Reward School Congratulations are in order to Leaksville-Spray Elementary (LSE) on being recognized by the State Board of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a Title I Reward School. Based on the past three years of data, LSE was designated for this recognition as part of the new accountability and support model in North Carolina. A “reward school” is a school that, based on the most recent data available, has been identified as among the highest ten percent (10%) of all Title I

schools in one of two categories. A reward school is: • a Title I school considered to have sustained the highest performance on student achievement over a number of years; or

• a Title I school that has made the most progress in improving student achievement over a number of years. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, 120 Title I schools

comprise the State’s list of reward schools. Eighty-one (81) schools are identified as highestperforming and thirty-nine (39) schools are identified as highprogress. LSE was identified as a

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Veterans Stand Down planned The second annual Veterans Stand Down sponsored by the Rockingham County Veterans Coalition will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the National Guard Armory in Wentworth, North Carolina from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be free services provided to homeless and needy veterans that include: haircuts, veterans services, a dental van, eye exams, legal services, county and community services, clothing, and a hot meal. Transportation will be provided from Eden, Reidsville, Madison, Mayodan, and Stoneville to the armory. The schedule of pick-up times follows: • Eden: Salvation Army 8-8:15 a.m., Draper Fire Department 8:30-8:45 a.m., • Eden Library 9-9:15 a.m. • Reidsville: Municipal Building 8-8:15 a.m., Salvation Army 8:30-8:45 a.m. • Harrison Street & Vance Street intersection 9-9:15 a.m. • Stoneville, Mayodan, & Madison: Big Clock in Stoneville 8-8:15 a.m., • Woodbine Baptist Church 8:308:45 a.m. • Hardees in Mayodan 9-9:15 a.m. • Exxon 311 in Madison 9:309:45 a.m. We hope all churches and community organizations will assist in letting citizens know about this event. Please contact Curtis Pierce at 336-6239481 for more information.

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LT Clint Simpson was the speaker at the August Eden Noon Lion's Club. His topic was Project Lifesaver. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, and other related conditions or disorders. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized

tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderers area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from days and hours to minutes. In over 2072 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths and the recovery time averages 30 minutes. The Project Lifesaver

bracelet is much more than a passive ID bracelet. It is an one ounce, battery operated wrist transmitter, emitting an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. The signal is tracked on the ground or in the air over several miles(depending on terrain). Each bracelet has an unique radio frequency, allowing the Project Lifesaver search team to positively locate and identify the person who has wandered away from home or the care facility.

45 Years of Dry Cleaning and still going Gray and Judy White opened One Hour Martinizing in Meadow Greens Shopping Center March 21, 1967. By the mid 80’s the White’s contacted a company in High Point who was headquarters for A Cleaner World to become part of their company as a franchisee. Aside from quality dry cleaning, training, they were doing programs to give back to the community. One of the first that we become involved in was the Give a Kid Coat campaign which Rockingham County has always supported, along side

Eden Historic Museum Be sure to come to the Eden Historical Museum at RiverFest to see the opening of the special exhibit: Taking Flight, Eden's Aviation History, which will run through December. We will have activity packets for kids, TShirts, and gifts. There will also be a paper airplane contest on RiverFest Saturday. Don't miss this exhibit. We guarantee you will be surprised at our town's aviation history!

with Salvation Army they have given anywhere from 500 to 1200 coats in one season. “Gray and I were always involved in the goings on in the Meadow Greens Shopping Center, antique car shows, Annual Craft Shows even some Carnival Rides, etc.”, White said. In the mid 90’s A Cleaner World moved from one end of Meadow Greens Shopping Center to a free standing building to update and add a drive-thru. White notes, “In 1998 Gray was taken home to live with Jesus. But as we look back at all the preparation he did to see that Kenneth and I along with the A Cleaner World would be able to continue giving quality service with a smile to all of you folks. Kenneth and I got lots of help from the home office and Kevin

was a part of all of that.” A Cleaner World has been a great company to be involved with and keeping us up with today’s market requirements. On August 6, 2012, J u d y leased the business to Kevin and Lee Lawson. Kevin has been with A Cleaner World since the mid 80’s. He has serviced our store for many years actually set all the equipment at the building we are currently in. Service will continue to be held as a high standard. The White’s has just gave Eden another family to become part of you. White said, “You will still see me there from time to time, can’t keep me away I thank you for all your friendships and care through all these years and most of all your business.”

County 4-H Youth attends NCACC Youth Summit A 4-H’er from Rockingham County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Raleigh, North

Carolina August 17-18, 2012. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the third year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government. The 4-H’er who attended from Rockingham County was Lydia Ryan. Over 110 youth and adults from over 65 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. For more information on the 4-H program in Rockingham County, please contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent at 336-342-8230 or The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,400 adult and youth volunteers.

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RiverFest 2012 offers lots of fun! By Cindy Adams, Tourism and Special Events Coordinator

High Flying Purina® Incredible Dog team to perform St. Louis, MO-The high-flying Purina® Incredible Dog Team, a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines, will entertain fans at venues across the country throughout 2012. On Saturday September 15 the Purina® Incredible Dog Team will be performing extraordinary acrobatic tricks right in your area at Riverfest in Eden, NC with performance times of 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm. Besides watching an exciting performance by the team, participants can also learn about some slithery cold-blooded animals along with the Little Miss Riverfest pageant. Laura Moretz will be performing with her incredible team of dogs, representing the Purina® Incredible Dog Team. The Team is comprised of four trainers with more than 15 outstanding dogs. The Purina® Incredible Dog Team demonstrates Purina’s passion for pets by delighting crowds across the country with amazing freestyle flying disc routines. These dogs are not only incredible, but also in excellent physical condition, whether they’re puppies, adults or seniors. Utilizing a high-energy performance set to music, the trainers and their dogs entertain while also educating people about responsible pet care and how proper nutrition and good training can bring out the best in any dog, at any life stage. The Team stresses the “incredible” potential in every dog, which is reflected in a number of canine team mem-

bers who were adopted at animal shelters and rescue groups around the country. The athletic feats performed by the team include rolling back catches, twolegged balancing acts on the trainer’s feet and vaulting off of their trainer’s body to snare a flying disc. For more information about Riverfest, visit To learn more about the Purina® Incredible Dog Team, visit their site at: incredible-dog/incredibledogteam or visit their Facebook page at: For more information, contact Dan Koehler at Nestle Purina PetCare Co. at 314-982-3523 or About Nestlé Purina PetCare Company: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swissbased Nestlé S.A., the world's largest food company.

This year’s RiverFest promises to be the best ever. We have added several new elements to our award winning festival: • New Kids Adventure Zone $10 Wristband gets you in all day • Hot Air Balloon sponsored by BB&T • Wells Fargo Stagecoach • Old Fashioned Photos • New Food Vendors • Monster Trucks • Purina Incredible Dog Team Returns Some of our traditional activities will be back again, including Cold Blooded Encounters, Carolina Raptor Center, Gem Sluice, Little Miss RiverFest, Models of RiverFest,

over 100 artisans and crafters and so much more. Finally, we have two stages of music all day with our headliners Too Much Sylvia Friday night and America’s favorite 80’s tribute band The Breakfast Club Saturday night. The City of Eden and the

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From The Desks Of CITY HALL Eden’s Main Street program supports our local economy By Mike Dougherty, Economic Development Director

Eden joined the North Carolina Main Street program in June 2003. Main Street is best defined as economic development in the context of historic preservation. Eden is unique in that it has two downtown areas Draper Village and Historic Leaksville. Over the last several years, there have been streetscape improvements with new lighting, benches, planters and crosswalks. Most recently, the planters installed in Draper Village and crosswalks in Historic Leaksville came from a N.C. Department of

Transportation grant. The planters and benches in Historic Leaksville resulted from the downtown tax district revenue. The Historic Leaksville Downtown Clock was funded by the generous contributions of Home Savings Bank, MillerCoors, Shaw Power Group and the downtown property owners. Roger Hair donated the beautiful brick base on which the clock stands. The last year has seen numerous new downtown businesses including The Village Print Shop,

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Olde Leaksville Gun Shop, Jumper’s Auto Service, North Carolina License Plate Agency, Hometown Scrubs, and soon to come, June Marie Boutique. Mr. Hair, owner of 646 Washington St., built a second apartment in his building to meet the increasing demand for downtown housing. There has also been a significant amount of downtown investment. The aggregate numbers since the program has started are: Façade improvements 43 Building renovations 55 Net new jobs 125 Net new businesses 49 Business expansions 14 Public investment $1,376,521 Private investment $4,384,544 Total investment $5,761,544 Eden’s traditional business areas are successful because of the hardworking entrepreneurs who put their blood, sweat and tears into their enterprises. The City of Eden Planning and Inspections Department should be recognized for coordinating the new sidewalk and streetlights and for seeking and obtaining the grant funding for the recent streetscape improvements. The city and private business community are working together to make these historic business areas attractive to area consumers. Please support these local businesses!

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Pictured from left, Major Abner Bullins, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Frank Moore, Stoneville Police Department; Chief Edd Hunt, Reidsville Police Department; Chief Perry Webster, Madison Police Department; Inez O’Dell; Chief Reece Pyrtle, Eden Police Department; Sgt. Barry Earles, N.C. Highway Patrol; and Chief Charles Caruso, Mayodan Police Department.

Eden’s Quilt Lady designs quilt for cops Inez O’Dell of Eden recently created a quilt to be shared by Rockingham County’s law enforcement agencies. The quilt, with tabs to be hung on a wall, is made up of 28 squares designed of patches from each policing agency in the county. O’Dell presented the quilt at a meeting of the police chiefs in Reidsville on Aug. 16. “Ms. O’Dell’s support for our local police departments is outstanding,” Eden Chief Reece Pyrtle said. “She not only cares for people in the community, she cares for the people who protect them. This beautiful quilt is one of those ways she lets us know she is thinking and praying for those of us in law enforcement.” The quilt is currently on display at the Reidsville Police Department but will be rotated through each department. “All of our agencies in Rockingham County work well together,” Pyrtle said. “This donation is one of those things that express the cooperation we have. We are so appreciative to Ms. O’Dell for showing that through her work.”

Thompson honored by NC State Association Sheralene S. Thompson, City Clerk of the City of Eden, North Carolina, has been awarded the prestigious designation of “NORTH CAROLINA CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK” (NCCMC) from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks, along with the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for achieving its high educational, experience, and service requirements. Ms. Thompson attained her designation as a NC State Certified Clerk through the completion of the NC Association of Municipal Clerks Program conducted by the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an established member of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC), Ms. Thompson joins the first class of municipal clerks from North Carolina who are receiving this State designation – “North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk.” The NCAMC is a professional organization of city, town and village clerks from across the state, dedicated to the continued growth and development of clerks and their municipalities. Established on November 5, 1975, the Association, among other things, promotes education-

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The Eden Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program on Wednesday, September 5th at 4:00 PM at Freedom Park. The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 1011, 12-13, and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. The

PPK program is free – both to organizers who host a local competition and to every youngster who wants to participate! With more than three million boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs. The Eden Parks & Recreation Department will begin practices for it Girls Fall Volleyball League on Tuesday, September 11th at 4:00 PM at the Mill Ave. Center. This league will be for girls aged 9 thru 15 and will be played on Tuesdays and Thursday.

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Royals wins NJCAA Award Rockingham Community North Carolina Community College alumni, Zachary Royals, College System Recognition for received the NCJAA (National Academic Excellence. Junior College Athletic As a left-handed pitcher for Association) Award for the RCC Eagles, Royals racked Exemplary Academic up equally impressive Achievement for 2011statistics: 75.1 pitched 12. innings overall and an On and off the o u t s t a n d i n g field, Royals set his Sophomore year with sights high. As a stu31 innings pitched, 18 dent, he was twice strikeouts, two wins, selected to the Dean’s one loss and a 3.48 list with a 3.53 and earned run average. 3.62 grade point averAs a student age and to the athlete, Royals heads Royals President’s List with a to Greensboro College 4.0 grade point averin the fall, a USA age. His overall grade point South Conference NCAA average upon graduation was Division III school. 3.68. He was named to the Who's The coaches who nominated Who Among Students In him for the national award – head American Universities And baseball coach Chris Johnson and Colleges and nominated for the athletic director Dean Myrick –

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Broadband coverage increasing in County The Rockingham County Business & Technology Center (RCBTC) today announces its work to increase broadband coverage in Rockingham County is bearing fruit. The Center has attempted several methods of increasing coverage for local businesses and citizens that have been unserved by broadband, and it operates in an ever changing legal environment that has altered what it can legally do to stimulate broadband expansion. Even though, the RCBTC

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Eden Kiwanis donate dressing rooms for amphitheater Members of the Eden Kiwanis Club have stepped up again to improve Eden. The group recently made a donation to the city in the amount of $23,000 for the construction of dressing rooms at the Eden Kiwanis Amphitheater at Freedom Park. This donation will bring the Eden Kiwanis Club funding total for the amphitheater to $48,000. The Eden Kiwanis donated $25,000 in September 2006 when the amphitheater was first built. At that same time, they began saving funds to add the dressing rooms at a later date. Club members presented a ceremonial check for the dressing rooms to the City Council at its Aug. 21 meeting. “We are grateful that this esteemed organization created such a quality facility for outdoor performances in Eden,” Johnny Farmer, Eden Parks & Recreation director, said. “Thousands of people have enjoyed the Kiwanis Amphitheater and the addition of dressing rooms will allow an even more varied range of entertainment.” Plans are for the dressing rooms to be completed by March.

Rockingham County Public Information Officer Mable Scott, Animal Shelter Supervisor Brittany Hughes, Head Start Director Ricky Graves, along with their furry friend, Andy, promote the Head Start program and the Animal Shelter via video.

Promoting Head Start & Animal Shelter on radio Rockingham County Head Start Director Ricky Graves, Animal Shelter Supervisor Brittany Hughes, and their furry friend, Andy, are promoting the Head Start program and the Animal Shelter via video. They were interviewed by Rockingham County Public Information Officer Mable Scott, for WLOE/WMYN Radio’s August "Community Accents" show. Graves described the Head Start program and the application process while Hughes highlighted available dogs and cats for adoption at the Animal Shelter. Rockingham County Head Start, a federally funded program for preschool age children from low income families, is recruiting for the 2012-2013 school year. Applications are being accepted for children who are at least three-years-old on or before August 31st. There is no cost to families accepted into the program. You may obtain an application at the central office, 591 NC Hwy 65, in Wentworth. The office is located on the ground floor of the old Wentworth Elementary School Building. You can also download an application and obtain information about the program from the Rockingham County Head Start website at The Rockingham County Head Start program offers services in the following areas: Education, Nutrition, Health, Disability, Mental Health and Family Services. Head Start provides a comprehensive program to prepare children and their families for kindergarten. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with moderate to severe disabilities. Limited bus transportation is provided as well. For more details, call the Head Start Main office at 336-3494762. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Rockingham County Animal Shelter is trying to find new forever homes for dogs and cats. The shelter is located at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd., Reidsville, (next to the Business & Technology Center). For more information, call 336.394.0075 or visit: The Animal Shelter has a new fundraising campaign, GIVE SHELTER GIVE HOPE Merchandise, to raise monies to help transfer animals to different rescue agencies. The money generated will go towards paying for the animals’ health certificates, veterinarian services, and for transfer fees. Merchandise being sold to help transfer animals: Give Shelter, Give Hope Bracelets: $2 “Pet Magic” Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator: $2 Pet Odor 7oz Sprays – Multi Scents: $6 Pet Odor Candles – Multi Scents: $8 The show is re-broadcasting as a video on Rockingham Community College’s Educational Public Access Channel 2, and on Rockingham County Government's YouTube site:

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Party in Pink ™ Zumbathon ® Charity Event Sat. Oct. 13th At Trinity Wesleyan Church Gym 186 E. Aiken Rd., Eden, NC 10am - 12:30pm Registration 9:30 - 10:00 Party starts at 10am and goes til 12:30pm Break and light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $5 Other donations accepted and greatly appreciated!

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Melessa K. Hopper, Town Clerk of the Town Mayodan, North Carolina, has been awarded the prestigious designation of “North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk” (NCCMC) from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks, along with the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for achieving its high educational, experience, and service requirements. Ms. Hopper attained her designation as a NC State Certified Clerk through the completion of the NC Association of Municipal Clerks Program conducted by the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an established member of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC), Mr.

Hopper joins the first class of municipal clerks of North Carolina who are receiving this State designation, “North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk.” The NCAMC is a professional organization of city, town and village clerks from across the state, dedicated to the continued growth and development of clerks and their municipalities. Established on November 5, 1975, the Association, among other things, promotes educational and professional development opportunities for municipal clerks to enhance their knowledge and effectiveness. This is no small task, considering the wide array of duties performed by municipal clerks, which often vary from municipality to municipality. The Association partners with the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) to meet the needs of each individual municipal clerk. The North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk Program is a five-year designation with requirements for continuing education to sustain and develop the ever changing knowledge of the profession of municipal clerks. The NCAMC, together with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, strives to promote educational and professional development to enhance the clerk. The State Certification Program was developed with the assistance of the UNC School of Government at Chapel Hill and will be administered by the School of Government. Qualification of applicants are reviewed and approved by the NCAMC State Certification Committee.

SEPTEMBER 2012 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 33 ¶ • Dance at the CB Hut - August 27th from 7-9:30. Come enjoy the music of The Bullet Band. Admission is $5 at the door. Come at 6:00 for line dance lessons. Everyone welcome. • Line Dance Lessons Free at the CB Hut on Mondays from 10:15-11:15 am. 508 Orchard Ave, Eden - Call • Friends Club Meet the second Tuesday of each month at the center for our 627-4711 for information on any meeting. We meet for lunch at a local restaurant on the 4th Tuesday of each of the following month. Anyone is welcome to come join the fun and fellowship. • Legal Aid will be September 13 at 10:00 am call 1-800-951-2257 to make an appointment • Come walk our track anytime 5 laps=1mile on the Senior Center Track.

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Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Walking Group meets at the track on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00-8:30am. Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Rook or Hand and Foot card games – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot or Rook please show up at the Garden of Eden Senior Center before 1:00pm on Wednesdays. • Bingo Bash at 9:00 on Monday, September 17th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. • Computer Classes are held at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up. Call 627-4711 for more information Seniors younger than 65 may pay and attend classes. Facebook/social networking • Discover the computer • Basic computer level II • Discover the internet • Free Concert in the Park- Sat., Sept. 29th at the Freedom Park Kiwanis Amphitheater from 6:30-8:30. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket

Reidsville Senior Center 201 N. Washington Ave., Reidsville

Call 349-1088 for Information on any of the following listings: Our main office is now located in the former Salvation Army Community Building at 708 Barnes Street, Reidsville - Phone # 394-4841 our Fitness Classes are held at The Reidsville Recreation Department Gymnasium. Following is a list of all happenings and there location along with phone numbers. COMPUTER CLASSES! Computer Classes are held at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up

• MONDAYS: 8:30-11:30-Painting-Free- at Salvation Army Location 9:00- 10:00-Senior Aerobics—Free –at Recreation Gym 10:00-10:15-Rusty Hinges Exercise-Free-at Recreation Gym 1:00-Senior Strikers Bowling at Reidsville Lanes 1:30-3:00- Pegs and Jokers Card Game- Free- at Salv. Army Location • TUESDAY: 9:00-11:00- Crochet Class- Free- Salvation Army Location 10:00-11:30- Dance Class- Free- Recreation Gym 10:00-4:00-Phase-10 & Rook Card Players- Free- Salv. Army Location 1:00-4:00- Canasta Card Players- Free- Salvation Army Location 9:30-2:30- Tax Assistance-Free-Teen Center • WEDNESDAY: 9:00-10:00-Senior Aerobics- Free- Recreation Gym 10:00-10:15- Rusty Hinges Exercise- Free - Recreation Gym 9-12- Internet Class- Teen Center 1:30-4:30- Windows-7 Comp.Class- Teen Center Call Paula 394-4864 2:00- 4:00- Jewelry Making Class- Free - call for list of items needed • THURSDAY: 8:30-11:30-Paint Class- Free Salvation Army Building 1:00-2:30-Dance Group- Free- Recreation Gym 1:30-3:00-Pegs and Jokers Card Game- Free-salvation Army Building Bingo-1:00 Every Third Thursday at Salvation Army Location • FRIDAY: 9:00-10:00-Senior Aerobics-Free-Recreation Gym 9:30-2:30-Tax Assistance-Free- Teen Center Address and phone #’s for all locations listed: • Reidsville Senior Center-Salvation Army Community Bldg.. 708 Barnes St, Reidsville #-336-394-4841 • Reidsville Teen Center - 506 Sprinkle St., Reidsville #-336-394-4864 • Recreation Gym - 206 N. Washington Avenue, Reidsville, Call 336-394-4841

Madison / Mayodan Senior Center 300 S. Second Ave., Mayodan. Inside Madison/Mayodan Rec. Dept. Building. Call 548-2789, 548-9572 • Dance Program: The M-M Rec. Dept. is now holding registration for Dance! This program is for ages 2 Teens. Classes will be held Mon., Wed., & Thurs. and will begin on Sept. 5th. Class schedules and monthly fees will vary upon the age of the child and which class or classes they participate in. Taught by Deana DeHart and Elizabeth Carter. Call the M-M Rec. Dept. at 548-2789 for info • Piano Program: Registration is now being held for Piano Lessons at the M-M Rec. Dept. Lessons are every Thurs. for youths and adults and will begin on Sept. 6th. Each session is a 20 minute one-on-one lesson with our instructor, Dr. James Deere, who has an extensive background in piano. The cost for lessons is $40 per-month, as well as a small fee for books. Spots are limited, so call today for availability. Contact the M-M Rec. Dept. at 548-2789. • Senior Tap Dance Program: Registration is now open for Senior Tap Dance Lessons at the M-M Rec. Dept. taught by experienced dance instructor, Deana DeHart. The program is scheduled to begin on Sept. 6th. Classes will be held on Thurs. from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. The cost is $25 per-month for ages 55 and older. Call the M-M Rec. Dept. at 548-2789. • Zumba Fitness Program: Come and try out the exercise craze everyone is talking about – Zumba! The MM Rec. Dept. would like to invite new participants to join this fun program! Classes are held at a variety of times and only cost $3.00 per class! Zumba is taught by certified instructors, Britta Younts, Amy Poe and Benita Lindstrom. Come and join the party and have fun while getting fit! Contact the M-M Rec. Dept. at 548-2789.

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Western Rockingham County will have a new 21st Century Library! Rockingham County Public munity room, children’s room, Library is excited and thankful to computer lab, and up-to-date netRockingham County, the towns working. The facility will proof Madison and Mayodan, vide literacy classes, basic comWestern Rockingham Friends of puter classes, and health educathe Library, and tion programs. local residents “Many Thanks … Rockingham County because Western officials received We did it!” Rockingham will approval from the Local Western soon have a new Rockingham County G o v e r n m e n t 21st century Commission to finance Will Have A New the funding. FABCO library! 21st Century The MadisonConstruction was Mayodan Library approved by the Library! will serve as a Groundbreaking Rockingham County centerpiece for Ceremony Sept. 5th Board of Commissioners Madison and to erect the facility. Mayodan. The The Western Friends are $2.3-million construction project still looking for funds for landwill start later this year. scaping and furnishings. They Thanks to local community plan to sell brick pavers for $50 a fundraising, grants, collabora- piece which can be given In tions, and partnerships, the Memory of, In Honor of, or Madison-Mayodan Library has Presented by. The pavers will be become a reality! The Library placed in the front of the new and Western Friends are planning library along with the inscripa library groundbreaking ceremo- tions. For more information ny at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. about the pavers, please contact 5th, to celebrate this tremendous Sue Joyce at 336.548.9720 or community support. The public Rosa McCombs at 336.427.5108. is invited to attend the ground- Paver forms are available at the breaking at 611 Burton St. in Madison Library, the Mayodan Madison. Library, the Friends Bookstore in The new library will include an Mayodan (103 2nd Ave.), and enlarged genealogy room, com- online at

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TGRC will “Start the Party: as “We Rock” the new season By Dale Smith

The Theatre Guild of Rockingham County is ready to kick off another fabulous season of live theatre. The shows for this season include Dracula, Seussical, Tom Sawyer, and Annie. We are beginning this year with a pre-season show which is Disney’s Camp Rock. The annual mailers have been mailed all over the county with information about this season. If you are interested in joining TGRC and supporting us, please visit our website at for additional information on advertising and purchasing season tickets. Disney’s Camp Rock is a musical based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. A classic story of rivalry and power, Camp Rock opens with everyone arriving at camp ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. The director of Disney Camp Rock is Susan Simmons Fike. Ms. Fike is a TGRC veteran and has been active since 1993 when she was cast in Fiddler on the Roof. She also held the roles of Wendy in Peter Pan and she was the original orphan Annie in Annie. She is now married and teaches High School English in Greensboro. Because of her experience with TGRC she has empathy for the young people who audition because she remembers what it was like auditioning and performing in shows. She also said being involved in TGRC teaches responsibility, how to interact with adults, and builds confidence. Her Mother, Beth Simmons, is the Stage Manager for Disney Camp Rock. Ms. Simmons was active with TGRC when they first became a non-profit organization. She has served on the Board of Directors as President, Vice-President, and Treasurer in past years. In addition to serving as a Board Member, she also assisted with shows as Stage Manager and Props. Ms. Simmons, along with Ms. Collins, was instrumental in starting the Children’s Theatre with TGRC because she felt we need-

ed something for the children/youth of our community. The first performance by the Children’s Theatre was Babes in Toyland and it was performed in December. Until the Children’s Theatre was initiated, the Guild normally had two performances in a year which included a straight play and a musical. Most of the roles for those two shows were for adults or older teens, so she began developing a relationship with the schools which led to the Grass Roots funding. It was during this time that RCC and TGRC formed their partnership and TGRC has been performing their shows in the RCC Auditorium since. Ms. Fike and Ms. Simmons have been involved with TGRC for over twenty years. Ms. Simmons said this was the one thing her entire family could do together. Susan and her brother performed in shows, while Ms. Simmons would be the stage manager or props, and her husband would work backstage. She said their family pet was even Sandy in Annie. She is a firm believer that TGRC is a family event and there is something that everyone can do to be involved in the shows. Disney Camp Rock is the second show they have worked on together as Director and Stage Manager, with A Little Princess, being the first. This fabulous Mother/Daughter team has been working very hard with the cast members on this show and they have so much talent to offer each cast member. The cast has been practicing and every practice is exciting. They will definitely liven up the stage as they perform for the audience. The performance dates are Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. You can reserve your tickets now by calling 336-6270228. All tickets are $7.00. Come out and support the cast of Disney Camp Rock and see what they have been doing for the last month and rock with them. The first show of the 20122013 season will be Bram

Stoker’s Dracula. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. downstairs in the Whitcomb Student Center at Rockingham Community College. The script has been posted on the Dracula page of our website at All potential cast members are encouraged to read the script before auditioning. The 2012-2013 season promises to be a spectacular year for live theatre in Rockingham County. We need your support as we try to keep theatre a “LIVE.” TGRC UPCOMING EVENTS Sept. 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Dracula Auditions RCC Student Center (downstairs) See our website for additional information Sept. 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Dracula Auditions RCC Student Center (downstairs) See our website for additional information Sept. 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Camp Rock Performance RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Tech.Building See our website for additional information Sept. 14, 2012 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. TGRC Sonic Night 1570 Freeway Drive, Reidsville, NC TGRC receives 10% of all purchases Sept. 15, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Disney’s Camp Rock Performances RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Tech. Building Sept. 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Disney’s Camp Rock Performance RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Tech.Building See our website for additional information


“The Hero and the Innocent” Whatever happened on that fateful day When life changed from the expected norm All awoke to do their chores Not prepared for the looming storm It came upon them without a warning Like vultures searching for their prey Few were aware of the coming horror That would befall them that fateful day What was conceived for evil pleasure Changed the hearts of mortal man We found we lived among God’s heroes For now the coward could not stand There were the heroes in the stairwells Climbing high through all the clatter Who was that brave one unrecognized To him his identity didn’t matter In planes on high more heroes found Fighting fiercely for control We’ll never forget those immortal words Are you ready now “It’s time to roll!” And still others sat behind their desks Military staff working on the ground When out of nowhere horror struck In Pentagon ashes they would be found So when looking back on that painful day It’s not with horror but with pride we see Those men and women who took a stand Gave of themselves sacrificially They stood tall against mounting evil Their own lives now were of no concern Their love flowed out for their fellow man This is but a lesson for us to learn It’s not in wealth or our status that counts Or even in the color of our skin It’s what lies in the heart of man That makes us strong from deep within And for all of those who died that day Their souls now sealed in death together The Hero and the Innocent Rose as heaven’s most precious treasure “BLB” Bari Bair

Veterans Stand Down planned The second annual Veterans Stand Down sponsored by the Rockingham County Veterans Coalition will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the National Guard Armory in Wentworth, North Carolina from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be free services provided to homeless and needy veterans that include: haircuts, veterans services, a dental van, eye exams, legal services, county and community services, clothing, and a hot meal. Transportation will be provided from Eden, Reidsville, Madison, Mayodan, and Stoneville to the armory. The schedule of pick-up times follows: • Eden: Salvation Army 8-8:15 a.m., Draper Fire Department 8:30-8:45 a.m., • Eden Library 9-9:15 a.m. • Reidsville: Municipal Building 8-8:15 a.m., Salvation Army 8:30-8:45 a.m. • Harrison Street & Vance Street intersection 9-9:15 a.m. • Stoneville, Mayodan, & Madison: Big Clock in Stoneville 8-8:15 a.m., • Woodbine Baptist Church 8:30-8:45 a.m. • Hardees in Mayodan 9-9:15 a.m. • Exxon 311 in Madison 9:30-9:45 a.m. We hope all churches and community organizations will assist in letting citizens know about this event. Please contact Curtis Pierce at 336-623-9481 for more information.

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Mayodan Homecoming Festival to include kickoff of NC STEP program The Mayodan Preservation League and our fine family of sponsors are proud to continue the tradition of bringing to the community the Mayodan Homecoming festival. The 26th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, September 8 in downtown Mayodan from 10am until 9pm. Homecoming offers an opportunity for the entire community and beyond to come together for a day of fun and enjoy a wide variety of food, arts and crafts, kid’s activities, live entertainment and more. The 2012 event will also serve as kickoff for Mayodan’s participation in the N.C. Small Towns Economic Prosperity

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what steps you would like to see Mayodan take into the future. One of the highlights of Homecoming is the awesome array of live on-stage entertainers. Don’t miss a minute of the lineup beginning at 10:00am and continuing into the evening until 9:00pm. Entertainment for all ages and genres is scheduled throughout the day. Opening ceremonies at 10am features the McMichael High School marching band, along with the ROTC unit presenting our nation’s colors. Following the NC STEP kickoff, the McMichael High School Choral Ensemble students perform featuring their unique blend of vocal harmony. At 11:15, the Beulah Baptist Church Men’s Chorus offers gospel and inspirational selections. Performing at 12:15 is the crowd pleasing CC and Co. dance students. These talented youngsters range from beginners to more experienced dancers and are guaranteed to wow the crowd with their lively routines. At 1:00 the Homecoming stage welcomes local favorite Hubert Lawson and the Country Bluegrass Boys featuring the best in traditional bluegrass and country tunes. The 2:00 time slot features the Showstompers dance team from the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department. This award winning, high stepping group of seniors are definitely local area favorites. The 3:00 segment features Homecoming newcomers Second Time Around Band with the newest in country selections. Kicking off the evening street dance at 5:00 is the return to the Homecoming stage of the ALLSTARS OF SOUL. If you saw them at last year’s festival, you know they are a very versatile and high energy dance band. Their musical styles range from Motown, soul, R&B, jazz, blues, top 40, dance and techno. They have opened for Parliament Funkadelic and performed for International Furniture Market and International Black Film Festival. Mayodan welcomes the All Stars of Soul back to Mayodan for an encore performance that you won’t soon forget. Rounding out the day is none other than THE IMPACTS featuring your favorite rock and roll oldies and beach dance tunes. The band is widely known in piedmont and coastal North Carolina and southern Virginia. Their hit single “Beach Blanket,”

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written by band member Billy Smith, climbed to #8 on the beach music charts. They were voted crowd favorite at the 2010 Hot Fun in the Summertime beach music festival in Stuart, Virginia. The Impacts can be found on beach music radio like On The Beach with Charlie Brown and Carolina Sounds with Butch Halpin. The Impacts are no strangers to the Homecoming stage. Welcome them back for an evening of dancing and shaggin’ on the streets of Mayodan. Visit or follow their Facebook page for information and bookings. Lots of fun and excitement for all ages is offered at Homecoming throughout the entire day. As always, a variety of Homecoming vendors offer food including hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, fries, smoked sausages, fresh homemade baked goods, snow cones and ice cream, funnel cakes, and more to tempt your taste buds. Many talented crafters will be on hand with a variety of hand-made accents for your home and wardrobe including candles, jewelry, glassware, seasonal decorations, and purses, among others. Opportunities abound to support church, civic and school organizations that offer special fundraisers. Collectible and antique vendors offer rare finds that you will not want to miss. Youngsters will delight at carnival rides, games, rock climbing, face and hair

p o p u l a r Bingo games sponsored by t h e Preservation League offer a wide variety of prizes donated by area merchants. Visit the Preservation League booth and see what is available in specialty Mayodan logo items including t-shirts and the next in the series of Mayodan Christmas ornaments. The 2012 ornament features the former Mayodan train depot. Supplies are limited, so get there early to take advantage of this great collectable. Also at the League booth you will have an opportunity to document your special Washington Mills memories and stories to keep in the archives as a lasting tribute to the former textile giant. These and other surprises await the entire family in the main festival area. The Mayodan Preservation League invites you to bring your lawn chair and spend the day with friends and neighbors at Homecoming. This is your day to enjoy and have fun in downtown Mayodan. Come see why so many of your friends like calling Mayodan home. For more information call 336-548-2241 or 336-548-6776. PLEASE NOTE: Limited handicapped parking is available behind Town Hall off North 3rd Avenue. Also for the safety of all Homecoming patrons bicycles, skateboards, scooters or pets are permitted inside the festival area.)

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