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Local Author of “Betrayed by Attorney’s holds book signing As well as question and answer session at Eden Library The Eden Public Library will They decided to write a book be host to a book signing and ques- to tell their side of the story in tion and answer period with both detail, and they named it Betrayed Robert and Carol Rorrer on By Attorneys, Because They Could. Monday, July 9th from 6 p.m. – 8 The story of how lawyers abanp.m. The Rorrers invite everyone in doned their duty to them in the the public, and a special Rorrer’s hour of need. invitation is open to The Rorrers want others lawyers, and those in the to learn from their mismedical field who would take of trusting what the like a question and lawyers told them and answer session. putting their livelihood in Robert Rorrer and attorney’s hands. Their Carol Pulliam of Eden hope is to see that some were two ordinary rules and laws will be Morehead High students changed to prevent this who met at the local skatfrom happening to others. ing rink in Eden. A few This riveting Rorrer short years after marbook with familiar names riage a simple medical and places kept in tact, treatment led to a change will keep you wondering, in all their lives. Imagine going in what is a layman to do in a simple for a simple operation and coming but highly technical lawsuit; and out with your life changed forever. how someone can be so blatant as That’s what happened to Carol to lie to your face about what they Rorrer, 28 years old, when she went said directly to your face. into Moses Cone for a simple recently sillectomy and adenoidectomy. released a book review on Betrayed According to the Rorrers, the and said, “This inspiring true story doctor committed an off the scale examines how corrupt the legal sysmedical malpractice on Carol that tem is and why it should be adjustresulted in tongue paralysis. It also ed to always protect the just.” resulted in years of trauma of a difSince the book was released in ferent kind, with lawyers, specialBetrayed... ists and red tape.

Mayor John Grogan unveils the new Historic Leaksville Clock located oin the pocket park on Washington Street, Eden. On June 19th locals gathered at the pocket park on Washington Street in Eden to help Mayor John Grogan unviel and dedicate the new Historic Leaksville Clock.

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of Eden graciously participated in the project and expressed appreciation for the efforts and donations of everyone. The Kiwanis Club, Eden Woman’s Club and the Alpha Alpha Chapter of ADK gave extra support for special events. Also, the Eden Chamber of Commerce rallied behind the two-year project for seats and curtains. It helped

raise the $251,000 through the Eden Chamber Expo 2010. Morehead High School bestowed a first-time volunteer award. "Simply the Best" was given to Duane and Gloria Best for their project leadership to improve the auditorium's conditions for its Golden Anniversary 2011. As the last proud parent exit-

ed the Duane Best Auditorium, someone glanced at John Motley Morehead III’s, “Uncle Mot’s,” portrait in the lobby. Was that a wink? Perhaps it was a wink of approval for scholarship, achievements and community. President Lynn Tuttle MHS Duane Best Scholarship Fund

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Three Rivers Chapter AACA and the staff of Eden Cruise would like to offer a special thanks to the following individuals and businesses who have went above and beyond for the cause. • William & Shannon Chilton of Chilly’s for the banner changes, tshirts, graphic design/logos, and production of our “Pit Crew” shirts. • Ronnie Overby, D.J. and MC • Deanna Hunt, logo and flyer designs • Subway at Eden Centre - Andy Strand, Tina Cohen and staff • Sarah’s Alteration Place - Sarah Sutton for alterations of “Pit Crew” shirts. • Diamonds-N-Dust - Bev Coleman for creative advice • Eden’s Own Journal - Lisa & Elizabeth Doss for Layout & Design. • David Price Auto Works - equipment storage • Cindy Adams; City of Eden- event planning • Kevin Coates & staff of Tri-City Automotive (our main sponsor 3 yrs running!) • Rodney Carter, event sanatation containers • And of course all our 39 sponsors for 2012. Note their ads in The Eden Cruise sponsor booklet at locations & events throughout the area. Again, thank you all, you are appreciated. Sincerely, Tim Lancaster, Eden

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on each side of the front door entrance and one in the center of the door entrance. The YMCA staff watered daily and the plants starting growing and flower blooms in each flower pot. Each pot was exactly the same way. Many people noted how nice the YMCA looked now.everyone enjoyed the new look that went to the YMCA, adults and children, enjoy the daily front view for at least 3 weeks, and then b e t w e e n Sunday, May 27, 2012 after 5pm to Monday, May 28, 2012, u n t i l 5am.(between 12 hours) it happened – the YMCA staff management noticed that the flower pots were stolen on Monday 28 at 5am. Someone or (more than one) pulled right up to the front doors and stole all three large heavy pots. What is this world coming to? We cannot leave anything without it being nailed or chained or cemented down and have cameras right on each item and then they still steal the items. The audacity of stealing from a Christian organization as the YMCA. The YMCA does so much for the children and teens every day of the year. Also they have great programs just for the seniors. If we don't ban together to stop crime like this, it will just get bigger or more each moment of the day. Start a community watch program in your area, if you see anything like this going on, call the police, or it will be your flowering pots next, then everything else out in view. If anyone has any information on these three beautiful flower pots, please call the Eden police department as soon as possible or call the YMCA and bring it up to the management team. If the person or person(s) that stole these flowering pots would just bring it back as they took it, would be so grateful so everyone can enjoy them again. If you have just started seeing these flowering pots appear at a yard sale or flea market, call the Eden police department, or the YMCA management Renee Trogdon at 623-8496

Graduation 2012! As the school year ended and students graduated at Morehead High School, graduates and their guests were sitting comfortably in seats donated by over 1,470 alumni and friends. Thank you, again, Donors! The All-America 2011 City

You will not believe this! On May 3rd, 2012, a group of senior citizens of the "Out Our Way Garden Club" of Eden,NC decided that this year's special spring project to help the community, would be to improve the face (front) appearance of the YMCA of 301 Kennedy Street, Eden,NC. The ladies, (most of them retired in their 80's), improved the front entrance of the YMCA. We hoed, raked, and bushes were trimmed up very nice and even planted beautiful flowers in the front so everyone in the community could enjoy the new beautiful look. The ladies of the club purchased (3) large clay colored flowering pots for the door entrance of the YMCA. The pots were filled with beautiful flowering plants that would last all year round and for years to come. They were placed

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Historic Clock... continued from Page 1 Mike Dougherty of the City of Eden welcomed guests and Jean Harrington recongnized the sponsors of the new downtown feature including Home Savings Bank, MillerCoors, Shaw Power Group, Olde Leaksville Property Owners and Roger Hair. Other improvements in the downtown streetscapes were brought to light by Jim Burnette, City Council representative on the Eden Downtown Developement Board of Directors.

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Call 434-441-2468 Betrayed... continued from Page 1 January 2011 the Rorrers have had outstanding response to the book and met many people with similar situations. They hope that this event in July will also bring light to the problem of medical malpractice and the lawyers who protect the physicians instead of the patients they claim to represent.

There will be books on hand to purchase at the event as well as online. Betrayed By Attorneys, Because They Could, by Robert & Carol Rorrer, is available on and at Or you can call 1-800-834-1803. Already in the Eden Library, the couple hopes to soon have the book in

local bookstores and is working to make sure the public learns what can happen in real life, to anyone who puts their lives into the hand of others. For now there will be a few copies available for purchase at Eden’s Own Journal by the second week of April, call 336-627-9234.

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17th Annual July 4th Fun Parade On Wednesday, July 4th the fun will return with the ever popular July 4th Fun Parade held by Neil and Ann Fair of Fair Funeral Home in Eden. The patriotic gathering will meet in the parking lot of Fair Funeral Home and he parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. The route meanders through the neighborhood with children and adults alike enjoying the leisurely walk which ends with cool slice of watermelon. So, dress in your best red,

white and blue, decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, golf carts or floats and join in on the fun. There are prizes for the best float, group, family, costume, golf cart, stroller, bicycle, tricycle, wagon, go cart, dog, and much more. There will also be prizes for the most creative, most original, most unique and the list goes on! For more information on the parade call Ann or Alice Fair at 627-8918.

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Poker Run to cover funeral expenses of infant On July 14, 2012 at 1 p.m. will be a Poker Run at Summer Bar, located at 220 W. Kings Hwy. Suite A (Kingsway Plaza) benefiting the Mullins Family to help with funeral & headstone expenses. This poker run is for McKinley Gayle Mullins, 3-month-old baby who passed away on April 25, 2012, the granddaughter of Gene & Teresa Mullins and daughter of Jacy Mullins. The ride will start and end at Summers in Eden, NC. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the ride begins at 1 p.m. $10 per driver and $5 per rider. All of the proceeds will be given to the Mullins Family! Cash donations can go to Fair Funeral Home or Ridge View cemetery. Gather all your friends, and come on out and help out with this great cause! Cycles/Cars/Truck, come one, come all. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Hot dogs and baked beans will be served. Food is free for riders, $5 a plate for everyone else. I have Contacts A policeman pulled a female driver over and asked to see her license. After looking it over, he said to her, “Lady, it stipulates here on your license that you should be wearing glasses.” “Well, I have contacts,” the woman replied. “Look lady, I don’t care who you know,” snapped the officer. “You’re getting a ticket.”.


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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Percy “Buddy” Dewey Adkins, Jr. - Reidsville Donna Marie Adams, 42 - Reidsville Arnold Jackson Bailey, Jr., 56 - Rockingham County Marguerite Webb Barford, 93 - Reidsville Dorothy B. Broadnax, 81 Colleen Chrismon Beville,83 - Reidsville Laura Lee Duncan Brim, 91 - Madison Brenda Barnes Burris, 64 - Reidsville Linda Faye Taylor Bare, 64 Linda Kinzer Busick, 65 - Madison Alice Lockwood Craft, 79 Robert Lee Coe, Sr., 68 Virginia Cantrell Citty, 85 - Reidsville Elaine Walker Thomas Dyckman, 72 James Edwin “Ed” Daniels, 77 - Reidsville Garnet Hudson Darnell, 84 - Rockingham County Lois Bullins Edwards, 85 - Rockingham County Robert Charles Funderburk Sr. 63 Thomas Dewey “Tom” Fox, 67 - Mayodan Johnny Richard Fritts, 64 Phyllis Wall Frye, 85 Scott Davis Grogan, 47 - Madison Dagan Matthew Gammon, 5 months old Essie McCormick Gilley, 89 Bobby Ray Harris, 76 Sondra Reneé Clark Hill, 43 - Mayodan Eva Lou Taylor Hazelwood, 56 - Madison Maxine Pike Hill, 82 - Mayodan Charles Richard Hoskins, 87 - Reidsville Billy Frank Hall, 74 - Reidsville Cary Oneil "Fuzz" Hairston Mildred Wilson Jones, 87 - Rockingham County James Melvin “Pee Paw” Lamkin, 67 Wesley Columbus Landreth, 25 Donna Jarrell Linnabery, 56 - Eden Roberta Johnson Mitchell, 71 - Stoneville Melissa "Lynn" McCollum Moore, 41 - Eden Mary Ellen J. McCollum, 91 - Stoneville William Stuart Morrison, 81 Marjery Ivey Moore, 65 - Eden Nancy Hanks Meeks, 74 Santiago R. Mungaray, 43 Avery "Tiny" Emmett Merrell, Jr., 65 Mary Ann “Poochie” Minervino Olsen, 60 - Reidsville Earl Thomas Odell, 70 Jason Christopher Robbins, 33 Campbell Burton "C. B." Rogers, 80 - Rockingham County Mildred Stewart Rayford, 79 - Reidsville Herbert Dillard "H.D." Rorrer, 75 - Eden Kathleen Roland, 87 Mike Reynolds, 65 Lucille Hooker Roberts, 91 - Rockingham County Ronald Shane Ratliff, 52 - Eden Rebecca "Becky" Jane Shropshire, 76 - Rockingham County Wanda Jones Stephenson, 83 - Reidsville Clem Bryant Shelton, Jr., 62 - Reidsville Hazel Elizabeth Smith Shaffer, 86 - Stoneville Clifford Maryland Sands, 84 - Madison Jamie Danielle Scales, 31 - Madison Robert “Bobby” Fulcher Shelton. 70 Ronald James Scott, 65 - Eden Arthur Joseph “Joe” Tyson, Jr., 59 - Reidsville Dorothy Pippin Bennett Trent, 85 - Reidsville Wilbur D. Talley, 89 - Reidsville Mary Everlyn Duggins Taylor, 90 - Madison Christine Harris Tart, 66 - Stoneville Reuben Steven Vaden, 88 - Mayodan Nathaniel Welch Sr. John Daniel “Johnny” Wilson, 68 - Madison Berkeley Fletcher Williams, 71 Ray E. Warner, 103 Marian Gray Taylor Watford, 86 Virginia Beatrice Bullins Woods, 93 - Rockingham County


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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... LIVING WILLS Wednesday, July 24 - 1:00 p.m., Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classroom 6:00 p.m., Morehead Hospital Main Conference Room Learn about current NC legislation related to Advance Directives and prepare your Advance Directive for a Natural Death and Health Care Power of Attorney documents. Each session begins with an informational discussion. Those attending are assisted in finishing their documents. A notary and two witnesses are present to finalize the completion of the documents. There is NO CHARGE for this community service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - preferably at least one week in advance. Call Marcia McQueen, director of Chaplaincy Services to register: 336-623-9711, Ext. 2482. The NC Advance Directive Documents are utilized and will be sent to you when you register so you can begin reading and thinking about your wishes.


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• CHRONIC DISEASE MANG. PROGRAMS Cardiac Rehab & Maintenance Morehead Hosp. Diabetes Education Classroom. Call 336-627-0409, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to register - Diabetes Management Program Morehead Hosp.Diabetes Education Classroom Call 336-627-0409, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to register - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Morehead Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education Classroom Call 336-627-0409, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to register INFANT CPR Available upon request 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. Please call 336-627-6323 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

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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 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 appointmentz necessary. Call Jenifer 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 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 FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUP. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 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 p.m. at Shiloh Airport. Call Charlie Spratt at 336-537-3115 or 336-520-7886.

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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, July 19 Morehead Nursing Center (call for loca-

Church Events 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.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Now Holding Summer Worship Schedule Through September 2. There will be one blended worship service at 9:45 am. Sunday School is at 9:00 am. Nursery is provided. Everyone welcome! tion) MNC Recr. Services Director at 336-623-9712, ext. 2619 or by email at - Look Good - Feel Better - EDEN 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, July 16 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center To register, call 336-623-9713. - Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 17 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, July 3 & 17 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 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 GENEALOGY: The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 NC 14, south of Eden, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. A professional genealogist will be on hand at the Tuesday morning sessions. Information: 336-623-7154. 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 the Marine Corps League All Marines, former Marines and their spouses are invited to attend the monthly meeting: the 2nd Thursday of each mo. at 6:30 pm at the Leaksville Christian Church, 1010 Washinton St., Eden. THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 63 Have a new location for their monthly meetings and office to conduct business. This location is in the Agricultural Building located at 525 HWY NC 65 in Wentworth, this is the old Wentworth School. The office is in room 180 and they will be opened for business on June 1st, office hours are 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM Monday through Friday and after hours by appointment only for those who cannot get there during regular hours. We are ready to help any veteran who needs help filing a claim for disability with the VA. Contactt 349-6040 or via Email at CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION OF EDEN Invites all ladies to the Wray Centre, 452 Bridge St., Eden. for our “Hurray, for the Red, White and blue” brunch. Thursday, July 19th from 9:30am - 11am. Beth Nance of Consigning Women of Eden and Rebecca Wombone with “Beyond a Cinderella Story”, will speak. Musice by Drew Walker. $10 at the Door. Call 939-2230 or 342-1524 for reservations MOPS - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info

AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 3rd Thur. of month. 6:30pm. All Vets Welcome. 147 N. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden “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 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 Assistance. • 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 NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES – Rockingham County Chapter 1161 – meets the third Wednesday of every month at the MAYFLOWER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 1641 Freeway Drive, 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.


E vents HAPPENING THIS MONTH ... DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION'S FIRST SATURDAY OUTING, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 7 6.5-mile float on Dan River in Kibler Valley, VA, from private put-in to Low Water Bridge. Meet at 3121 Kibler Valley Rd. off VA Rt. 648 (Kibler Valley Rd.) (GPS 36.380497W, 80.272012N). Bring boat, life jackets, lunch, and water. Dress in layers of synthetic fabric or wool; be prepared for wind or rain. Free and open to the public Contact: Will Truslow, 336-547-1903, More information: EDEN RECREATION CONCERT IN THE PARK Freedom Park, Eden Saturday, July 28 6:30pm Troublesome Hwy Call 627-4711 for scheduled artists Free to the public, bring a blanket or lawnchairs! TOUR OF REIDSVILLE BIKE CRITERIUM – July 1, 2012 – Downtown Reidsville. GIRLS DIXIE YOUTH STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – July 12-18, 2012 – Eden Family YMCA, 301 Kennedy St., Eden. REIDSVILLE DOWNTOWN EVENTS - JULY July 1 – Tour of Reidsville Bike Race 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. July 7 – Sidewalk Saturday July 13 – Cruise In – Downtown July 21 – Free Concert/Market Square July 28 – Shagging at Market Square Event (Tentative) July 29 – Local Spotlight 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 and tickets will be issued. Fines will increase with repeat parking violations. Thanks for making Reidsville such a special place to live, work and play! For more information please call Reidsville Downtown Corporation 336-347-2307.

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County Commissioners Adopt 2012-13 Budget In a 4-1 vote in June at the Rockingham Governmental Center, the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners adopted next year's budget following a budget public hearing. One citizen spoke during the public hearing. The new budget will be in effect July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The new tax rate is 69.6 cents per $100 of property value which is a 0.2 cent tax rate decrease. The Rockingham County Budget takes into account two primary concerns expressed by County Commissioners: 1) Maintain quality services and 2) Do not add to the economic stress of county citizens and businesses.

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Rockingham County Animal Shelter is working to solve some growing problems … the rising rate of unwanted litters throughout the county and the increasing rate of intake seen at public shelters. Rockingham County Animal Shelter will partner with Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic of Greensboro to bring Rockingham County a community spay and neuter program. The cost will be $75 per dog and $65 per cat. It will be by appointment only so please call the Animal Shelter at 336.394.0075 to schedule your appointment. Dates for the public clinic are: July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov 19 You MUST bring proof of a current rabies vaccination with you at the date of the surgery or the veterinarian on staff will provide one at an extra cost of $10. For more information about the Rockingham County Animal Shelter, at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd., in Reidsville, call 336.394.0075 or check the website at

Project Safe Rockingham County Project Safe Rockingham County is coordinated through ReDirections of Rockingham County. This program is a partnership between community representatives and probation, prosecutors, law enforcement and the criminal justice system in Rockingham County. The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for all residents of Rockingham County by employing a comprehensive countywide strategy to reduce gang related violent crime and illegal gun possession. The plan of this program is to identify repeat, violent, and group offenders, particularly those who illegally possess and use firearms. To notify those identified that it is time to stop the violence. To assist those who want to change their lifestyle. To respond aggressively to further acts of violence. To vigorously prosecute in State and Federal court those involved in group and gang related violent or serious criminal behavior. To review every group or gang involved gun or ammunition case for State or Federal prosecution. The message of Project Safe is; this is not a promise to forgive offenders for serious criminal activity in the past… it is not immunity. It is a strategy to vigorously prosecute group and gang related offenders who continue to engage in violent activity or illegal gun possession. It is an offer by the community to assist those who want to change their lifestyles by connecting them with available resources. Project Safe Rockingham County, including the District Attorney’s Office, Division of Community Corrections, US Attorney’s Office, and the six local law enforcement departments, will work to aggressively deal with anyone who illegally carries guns, commits violent acts, or associates with a group that engages in violence. Assistance is available to help connect offenders with community resources in order to change their criminal lifestyles. Some of these resources include: GED, school, job training, employment, parenting, alcohol/drug treatment, counseling, anger management, housing, medical care, transportation, help for your family. If you need assistance to change your lifestyle, or know someone who does, please contact the Rockingham County Resource Coordinator at 336-637-1010 at Goodwill Industries of Reidsville. For more information about Project Safe Rockingham County please contact the Program Manager at the Redirections of Rockingham County at 336-342-5238 ext. 12.

RCS Names New Principals Rockingham County, NC – The Rockingham County School Board of Education officially approved two principal appointments at the Board of Education Meeting on June 11, 2012. Congratulations to the following administrators on their new appointments: • Principal - New Vision School Debbie Smith - current principal at Wentworth Elementary School previously assigned to Monroeton Elementary for the 2012-2013 school year. • Principal - Monroeton Elementary School, Cecil Kemp - current assistant principal at McMichael High School • Assistant Principal - McMichael High School, Duane Whittaker current assistant principal at Eastern View High School in Culpepper County, Virginia Smith and Kemp will assume their new duties on July 1, 2012.

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The Eden Police Department is issuing an alert to the general public concerning resurgence in the old sweepstakes scam. Unsuspecting victims are targeted by phone, standard mail, email and even text. Notifications are made that an individual has won an extremely large amount of money in a sweepstakes. However, in order to claim the money "the Winner" must pay taxes following a specific set of instructions before any disbursement. If someone believes they have really won the prize and follows through with the payment they never receive the money. They only receive more calls or emails instructing them to send more money. If "The Winner" doesn't comply with the further

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Face-to-Face Meeting with county officials The Rockingham County Building Inspections, Environmental Health and Planning Departments are proud to announce a unified initiative to better serve the citizens of Rockingham County. Every Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., a Building Inspector, Environmental Health Specialist and Land Use Planner will be available to answer all questions regarding property development. Meetings will be held in the Planning Dept., suite 100, on the first floor of the County Governmental Center, 371 NC 65. This is your opportunity to have one meeting with three departments to have all of your questions answered! Interested parties may simply show up during the allotted time or call 336-342-8117 or 336-342-8364 to streamline the meeting. As always, an appointment can be scheduled with all three departments at other times during the week.

On The Road meetings planned by County Commissioners The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners want to give Rockingham County citizens an opportunity to attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners. Local residents are invited to attend the following meetings scheduled at various locations across the County: • AUGUST 27, 2012 – 6:30 P.M. Reidsville City Hall, 230 W. Morehead Street, Reidsville, NC . • SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 – 6:30 P.M. Madison/ Mayodan Rec. Center, 300 S. Second Avenue, Mayodan, N . • OCTOBER 22, 2012 – 6:30 P.M. Monroeton Volunteer Fire Department. 9252 Highway 158, Reidsville, NC . The Board meets on the second Tuesday and fourth Monday of each month. Additional meetings and workshops are announced and held as needed. Second Tuesday - 6:30 pm Governmental Center 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners' Chambers, Second Floor, Reidsville NC Fourth Monday - 6:30 pm - see above locations

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instructions then the sweepstakes communicator begins to use vulgar language, harass and even threaten the victim with jail time. They will go as far to tell the victim "they know where they live and there is someone watching them." Many victims are scared and believe the threats as the caller seems to know a lot about them such as their name, address and other household members and eventually give in to the threats and send more money. Before they even realize it the victim could be out thousands of dollars, much of which could be a life savings, without ever receiving a penny from the sweepstakes. Recent calls to unsuspecting people have been coming in from other states such as New

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Creating a state-of the art museum, housed in the old Rockingham County Courthouse is quite a daunting task, but it is a work of love for Kim Proctor. With the title of Director of the new county museum, Proctor is working diligently to secure grants, inventory artifacts, and finding additional funding for the project. The courthouse, built in 1907-08, was recently replaced by a newly constructed facility just a few miles up the road. The older building is being lovingly converted to a much-awaited county museum that will house memorabilia and important historic artifacts from our local history. When Kim became aware of the county’s mission to create a museum complex, she noted that the vision included pooling together artifacts from all over the county into one centrally located repository. Proctor received her master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in public history museum studies. She also has a full business background to complement that knowledge. She completed a historic preservation internship at Old Salem in Winston-Salem,

where she was invited to stay and complete a project on the Belo House. A brief that Proctor wrote about this property was published in the spring and summer 2010 edition of Old Salem’s magazine. With her background in business, Proctor will be taking a look at the museum’s financial records, and pushing to complete the inventory as well as working towards the accreditation with the American Association of Museums which will provide the museum more opportunities with grants, and funding programs. There are so many small things that have to be taken into consideration, some as simple as the temperature and humidity in order to protect some sensitive items. Proctor’s contract is for three and a half years, which she considers enough time to successfully establish a Rockingham County Museum. She and others are presently working to secure a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian. The project is unique in that the museum will have a villagecompound aspect and will feature history programs for students and smaller children. This villagecompound will include the Wright Tavern.

First United Methodist Church Announces Father Of The Year. First United Methodist Men Honor, Bob Boone with Father Of The Year award. Mr. Boone is a member of United Methodist Church Men. He serves on the Board Of Bob Boone Trustees, a lay leader, serves on the Welcome Committee and Family and Older Adults Ministries. He started “God’s Little Coffee Shop” to reach out to the community in fellowship. He volunteer’s at Morehead Hospital, and other community services. He is a native of Danville, VA. Before moving to Eden. He is married to the former Melvene Gillie.

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Eden celebrates first anniversary of All-America City Award At the June Eden City Council meeting, Mayor John Grogan recognized the first year anniversary of the 2011 Eden AllAmerica City Award. Eden received the award on June 17, 2011 in Kansas City, Mo. Last year, 34 Eden and Rockingham County residents travelled to Kansas City to join 22 other finalists in a very competitive award process. “I want to again thank the sponsors who made our trip to Kansas City possible and the participants who pulled off a fantastic win,” Mayor Grogan said. This year, 32 finalists are competing in Denver, Colo., for the 2012 All-America City Award.

Happy First Birthday! To Tyler Lee Tucker born July 13, 2011 From his two proud parents Amber & Jeremy Tucker! A whole year has passed and there are many more to come. From the moment I found out that your were in my tummy, my heart has only grew bigger and bigger. I never knew that there was such a love like this. You would think that I would know how to tell you how much I love you, but I’m sorry to disappoint you my son, because I honestly can’t find the words that are powerful enough to describe this love in my heart that I have for you! This year with you has been enough happiness to last millions of life times. I want you to know that whether you are one-year-old or one hundred-years-old, I will always be here for you, to help you, support you, provide for you, teach you, grow with you, and most importantly love you with all my heart. This day is so special in so many ways to all of us. It is such a blessing that I have had you in my life for a year; it is also our first year spent as a family, and also the marker of your first year of life. Through this first year of your life, I have been blessed to witness all of your “firsts” up to this point. The best part about “firsts” is that during your life you will continue to experience many different firsts, which I will be there for. The other best part about firsts is you will never do something again and it be the first time. Firsts are a one-time thing and that is what makes them so special! I’ll never forget the day you were born and the first time I laid eyes on you. Seeing that precious baby that was only an arms length away made a peaceful feeling come over me. I had never known anything as beautiful and fragile in my life. I am so proud to have you as my son. I love you with all my heart and I will continue to love you even after the end of time. I thank God everyday to have you in my life. God certainly knew what he was doing when he blessed me with you! You are the greatest gift anyone could ever give me! Happy First Birthday, my son!

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County Some of the 2012 finalists include the cities of Richmond and Roanoke in Virginia; San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.; Providence, R.I.; San Antonio, Texas; Louisville, Ky.; Baltimore, Md.; Indianapolis, Ind.; and the State of Arizona. The presence of such large communities and the entire State of Arizona illustrates how coveted and prestigious this award has become in recent years. Mike Dougherty, Eden Director of Economic Development and captain of the 2011 Eden All-America City Award team, met with representatives of the City of Asheboro recently to share Eden’s experience with them. Asheboro is going to compete in the 2013 award competition. “After I discussed all that is required to compete in this process, the Eden award-winning presentation was shown,” Dougherty said. “The woman sitting behind me remarked that we should proud of the students who shared their positive and emotional stories.” The Kansas City judges advised the Eden contingent that the students made the difference in Eden winning the award. “We are indeed very proud of those kids and the relationships we have established with them have continued over the last year,” Grogan said. Those wishing to view the Eden All-America City presentation can do so by visiting the City of Eden web site at

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 9 (Unless Otherwise Stated) – Public Hearings - Second Tuesday Only - 7:00 pm Public Comment Period - every meeting - 6:30 pm – Official Contact Information for Board of Commissioners: Pamela M. McLain, MMC, NCCCC, Clerk to the Board PO Box 101, Wentworth NC 27375 Phone; (336) 342-8102 • Fax: (336) 342-8105 Email:

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County 4-H Member Attends 2012 Citizenship North Carolina Focus A representative from Rockingham County 4-H attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Lydia Ryan, the 4-H member from Rockingham County returned home from three days in which more than 200 youth and adults representing over 75 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the different levels and branches of government. Lydia Ryan represented Rockingham County at the June 11-13 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well participated in budget simulation sessions and learned how to be active in the area of citizenship. Delegates also worked with their county 4-H Agent to develop an action plan based on a local need in their community to implement upon returning home from the conference. The highlight of the conference was the Legislative Breakfast where delegates had a chance to meet and have photos taken with their elected officials. Following the breakfast, delegates traveled to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff. 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives – Touchstone Energy. North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program. For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent in Rockingham County at 336-342-8230.

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On June 4, 2012 Senator Phil Berger came to the Leaksville Nutrition Site on Bridge St, Eden, NC for a SURPRISE lunch visit with Margarette Trent known to all as "GRANNY TRENT" to help celebrate her 91st birthday. Granny was surprised and thrilled beyond any expectation. He presented her with a flower.

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PROMOTING NEW CITIZENS’ ACADEMY & NEW MUSEUM Rockingham County Commissioner Harold Bass and Museum & Archives of Rockingham County Executive Director Kim Proctor promote a new Citizens’ Academy and a new museum via video. They were interviewed by Rockingham County Public Information Officer Mable Scott, for WLOE/WMYN’s June "Community Accents" radio show. The show will re-broadcast as a video on and on Rockingham Community College’s Educational Public Access Channel 2, and on Rockingham County Government's YouTube site: Bass gave an overview of the County’s new Citizens’ Academy, to be launched in Sept., and he encouraged residents to complete the online application by July 31st. Proctor discussed the July 4th Celebration in Wentworth; the Grand Opening of the Rockingham County Historical Society Museum, and the Smithsonian Exhibition/Journey Stories. Scott hosts “Community Accents” the first Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 9 a.m., live, on 1490 WLOE (Eden/Reidsville), and 1420 WMYN (Madison/Mayodan/Stoneville); rebroadcast Tuesday evening at 6:30; and streamed worldwide at

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Local Independent Sales Director Earns Mary Kay Career Car Mary Kay Independent Sr. Sales Director Rosiland Jones of Eden, N.C., is on the road to success. Jones earned the use of a new Chevy Malibu sedan during the month of June, as a result of her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business. The Chevy Malibu sedan is offered in a fresh white color. In addition to the Chevy Malibu sedan, the Mary Kay Career Car Program includes the Chevy Equinox crossover in black, the Toyota Camry sedan in black and the exclusive pearlized pink Cadillac, a coveted symbol of personal success. Since the program’s inception in 1969, more than 120,000 independent sales force members have either qualified or re-qualified to earn the use of a Mary Kay career car. Currently, more than 5,600 Mary Kay career cars are on the road nationwide. “The Career Car Program provides the independent sales force

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Notes from RCC Major renovations planned at RCC Renovations that would combine health sciences programs into one building and create a simulated hospital environment for students are being planned at Rockingham Community College. Preliminary designs for renovations to the Jerry Owens Human Services Building are being submitted to the college by the Charlotte architectural firm Clark Patterson Lee. College trustees approved selection of the firm in January. “In many health care practices, such as hospitals and nursing homes, health care practitioners of various disciplines interact continuously in order to provide optimum care for their patients,” said Tiffany Morris, dean of RCC’s Health Sciences Division. “By housing all of our health care programs in one building within a simulated hospital setting, we will be able to realistically reproduce that environment for our students.

“This will not only foster interdisciplinary collaboration within our programs, but will enable our students to make a seamless transition into the work environment after graduation. It is the best possible learning scenario.” As part of the overall project, Clark Patterson Lee also is designing renovations to the second floor of the Advanced Technologies Building, which currently houses the associate degree and licensed practical nursing programs. This space will convert to classrooms and offices for the Rockingham Early College High School, allowing for consolidation of the high school classes on campus. According to Dr. Tony Gunn, RCC’s associate vice president for facilities and external affairs, the college would like to begin renovations by the summer of 2013. Funding is being sought from grants and private donors. Preliminary estimates put the

instructor and administrator, this is what I can take with me: I feel like I have had a positive impact on hundreds of lives – patients, students and families. That’s very satisfying.” After his discharge from the U.S. Navy, a former high school friend told him about a new program of study – inhalation therapy – at the Community College

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Harding, Dean of Health Sciences, Retires Tom Harding, retiring Dean of Health Sciences at Rockingham Community College, is happy - and happy to tell you why. “At the end of a career individuals tend to ask themselves, ‘What footprint did I leave? What impact did I have?’” He then says, “Looking back over 40 years as a respiratory therapist,


of Philadelphia, Harding thought, “Why not?” and looked into it. As the saying goes, the rest is history. After earning certification to practice inhalation Harding therapy ( l a t e r renamed respiratory therapy), Harding returned to school and obtained credentialing as an advanced practitioner. Later, he earned a bachelor of arts in health care administration from Ottawa University and then a master of science in organizational management from Pfeiffer University. He has worked as a therapist and/or administrator in hospitals and as a preceptor. As preceptor, Harding helped train St. Petersburg Junior College students during their clinical work. “I liked seeing the light bulb go off when they understood what I was teaching,” said Harding. “I liked seeing their faces light up when they realized, ‘I can do this.’” In 1998, he came to Rockingham Community College to do the same. After 40 years, though, he is ready to retire. “I won’t go home and sit,” said Harding. Indeed. He will indefinitely crisscross the country fulfilling consulting and short-term teaching commitments. He has mini trips planned with his wife, Linda. But first, he has a special trip planned. It is the fulfillment of a dream since his youth – to hop on his motorcycle and travel across the country and then down the west coast. He anticipates the trip will take six weeks, but in retirement, time bends.

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MARC holds An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration On Wednesday, July 4th, from 2pm until 6pm, the MARC (Museum and Archives of Rockingham County) will partner with the Town of Wentworth and Rockingham Community College to celebrate the 4th of July holiday at the Historic Village on the RCC campus. Admission is free. The Village, consisting of a tobacco factory, tobacco barn, corn crib and schoolhouse, is located on County Home Road in Wentworth behind the college campus. • The first 500 visitors will receive an American flag and a rolled Declaration of Independence as souvenirs of the day. Free snow cones, cotton candy, and bottled water will be provided. • The Farmer’s Market, local artisans, craftsmen, and food vendors will have items for purchase and county organizations will have information booths to peak your interest. • There will be plenty of traditional games for the kids to enjoy like tug of war, sack races and three legged races, quoits and horseshoes. There will even be a modern bounce house that’s sure to please the younger set. • A homemade ice cream contest will offer awards of $50 to $100 for winners chosen by event attendees. In addition, prizes will be awarded in pie-eating and hot-dog-eating contests. • A variety of activities will take place on the event stage: local musicians will provide music, guest speakers will offer perspectives on the significance of the holiday, and at 2pm, citizens from throughout the county will recite the Declaration of Independence, followed by celebratory musket and cannon fire courtesy of visiting re-enactors, and a special guest’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. • Throughout the Village, historians and costumed interpreters will help you imagine 19th century life here in Rockingham County. Visit the Grassy Springs Schoolhouse, where a teacher of the period will conduct mock classes with materials of the era for the children to experience. County Historian Bob Carter is excited about the use of the Village for this event. "It's a wonderful use of the Village site that hasn't seen a lot of use since the days of the Folk Festival. I'm glad to see events like this taking place's a perfect use of the Village." Wentworth Town Administrator Brenda Ward noted that "The Town Council is very excited about Wentworth's first July 4th celebration. We hope that everyone will come out and have a blast, because it is a wonderful opportunity for families who are feeling the economic pinch to enjoy a good time at basically no expense." MARC Executive Director Kim Proctor remarked, “We don't have many chances to come together as a community to have fun and learn about our history. Can you imagine being in the crowd when we declared our independence? Here's your opportunity to have a small taste of that experience.”

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DRBA plans July 7th Paddle The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) will paddle on Talbott Reservoir near the Blue Ridge Parkway for its July 7 First Saturday Outing. Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Poor Farmers Market, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, participants will carpool to the put-in near Talbott Dam. Coordinator for the out-and-back paddle is Wayne Kirkpatrick, past President of DRBA. Kirkpatrick notes that DRBA last held a First Saturday Outing at Talbott Reservoir two years ago. Boat

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Five join RCC Foundation Board Five individuals Rockingham from across the counCounty (incoming ty recently joined the vice president), Rockingham Center for Creative Community College Leadership (menFoundation Board: tor), Guardian Ad Susan Britt, Peggy Litem volunteer, Connolly, Johnsie Museum and Hayes, Jeffrey Parris, Archives of and Catherine Smith. Rockingham Britt, of County volunteer Reidsville, is vice and advisory comFive individuals from across the county have president of Carolina volunteered to be on the RCC Foundation Board. mittee member with Apothecary. Active the International Left to right, Jeffrey Parris, Catherine Smith, in the community, Civil Rights Center Susan Britt, Peggy Connolly, and Johnsie Britt has served on and Museum in Hayes. the Free Clinic of Greensboro. Rockingham County Board, a Commission (chair). She is a Smith, of Reidsville, is a member of the Junior Service member of the Reidsville financial advisor with Edward League, and has been involved in Federation Woman’s Club, Hoe Jones Investment in Madison. fund raising for Rockingham and Hope Garden Club, and is She has served on the boards of County Hospice and registrar with the United the Madison/Mayodan chamber Daughters of the Confederacy. of Commerce and Liberty Rockingham Com. College. Connolly, of Madison, is the Hayes has volunteered with a University Board of Regents. director of liturgy at Saint Paul number of community projects Eugene Russell, President of the Apostle Church. A graduate including food drives and the the RCC Foundation Board of of UNCG, Connolly has been Rockingham Free Dental Clinic. Directors, said, “I am happy Parris, of Eden, is a retired these talented and committed liturgist on the Charlotte Diocese RCIA Commission, has been an educator. A graduate of UNCG individuals have chosen to be a elections assistant, volunteered and North Carolina A&T State part of the good work that the her services at the St. Francis University, Parris earned a mas- Foundation does to support Springs Prayer Center, and assist- ters in educational administra- Rockingham Community ed with RCC Foundation cam- tion. His community involve- College and to help students ment includes service with ARC change their lives for the better. paigns. Hayes, of Reidsville, is of Rockingham County (vice The addition of their energies and retired from Rockingham County president), Bethany Community talents will strengthen the government. She serves on the Middle School (vice president), Foundation and enhance its Annie Penn Hospital Foundation Rockingham County Democratic efforts to benefit the college and Board (secretary) and the Party (treasurer), ADTS (Aging, our county.” Reidsville Appearance Disability and Transit Service) of

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Notes from RCC RCC employees promoted, retire Recently, individuals at Rockingham Community College have been promoted. Another has retired. Following is a list of personnel changes: Robert Brandon, assistant professor of English, has been promoted to associate professor of English and English Department Chair, both effective

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 12 rentals and shuttle may be arranged through Three Rivers Outfitters of Eden, 336-627-6215, Located in the wild Dan River Gorge south of Meadows of Dan in Patrick County, Virginia, the reservoir is the primary catchment and storage area for water that drives the City of Danville's Pinnacles Power Plant at the head of Kibler Valley. The Dan River's entrenched meanders, broadened by waters backed up by Talbott Dam, are a favorite resort for anglers and boaters. Visitors to the area are required to have a permit, and for safety reasons, park regulations do not allow swimming, camping, hunting, firearms, pets, or alcohol. DRBA will be responsible for obtaining group's permit. Water released from Talbott Dam, referred to locally as the Upper Dam, spills into a natural stream bed before being diverted six miles downstream by Townes Dam, known as the Lower Dam. Both reservoirs, with Talbott being the larger, are located near the scenic Pinnacles of Dan mountain peaks rising from the Dan River Gorge. Between the two reservoirs, the river flows through a deep gorge, which, according to the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, "has been dubbed the Grand Canyon of Virginia, rugged and spectacular country that appeals to the hardy." Trout fishing in the six-mile section between Talbott Dam and Townes Reservoir is called "first class." More information is at At over 2600 feet of elevation, Talbott Reservoir, called a "wellkept secret," also offers some spectacular scenery that few persons ever see. Access is gated and restricted to hand-carry boats, assuring a clean, quiet, and undisturbed setting for paddlers. Only a short distance upstream from Talbott Dam is the Great Bend of the Dan, just one of the many meanders of the river through the gorge. A few turns further upstream is Big Ivy Creek, site of Willie Knowles' Bottom, which Forrest Altman, author of The Dan River Book, notes is a favorite launching place for local fishermen. Participants in the outing are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Poor Farmers Market, 2616 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, (36.73541, -80.40978). They should supply boat, paddles, life jacket for every boater, water and lunch; wear sunscreen and water-shedding artificial fabric or wool; and provide a back-up change of clothing. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Directions: Take US 58 (Jeb Stuart Highway) to Meadows of Dan. Continue on Jeb Stuart Highway, US 58 Business, toward the Blue Ridge Parkway for 0.8 mile. Poor Farmers Market is on the left. Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are free and open to the public. For more information about the trip, contact trip coordinator Wayne Kirkpatrick,, 540-570-3511 or 276-694-4449 For membership and other information about the Dan River Basin Association visit

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 14 growing up. Brandon then sang a new song, “Diamond.” He acknowledged 10, 20, and 30-year wedding anniversaries. He then introduced and invited to the stage the Saturday evening bride and her groom to join him. They were married only one hour prior to the concert. The newly wedded couple danced on stage while Brandon sang “Love Will Be Enough.” This same song was a part of their wedding ceremony. The audience responded with roaring applause and “Oooh’s.” Brandon told them he would have sung for them at their wedding but he didn’t know beforehand. He sang about the love and kindness of his granddad, Paul Brown Petty, who equipped a wagon with a steering wheel, and turned it around backward. It seemed that Brandon drove the toy wagon while his granddad walked in front of him. The next song Brandon sang, “It’s Only Water” told the true story about water and how it changes everything without any power of its own. Next, he invited The Church Sisters to join him on stage to sing a hymn with him, “I’ll Fly Away.” “Follow You” is the next song that filled the evening air. Brandon spoke about traveling to Cambodia with other musicians for the “Follow You” Tour. It was easy to hear Brandon’s smile as he thanked the volunteers who wore “highlighter t-shirts” for the Market Square event. “They’re like my background dancers.” “You Put the Light in Me, Give Me Your Eyes, Your Love,” preceded the prophetic song, “All You Need is Love.” That concert is now a sweet and fond memory.

Urgent plea from Red Cross Blood donations are down in the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period last year. And, there is only about half the amount of readily available blood in the Red Cross inventory at this time. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for types O negative and positive, B negative and A negative blood donations. The declining inventory of available blood products is most significant for types O negative and positive, B negative and A negative blood – the blood types most in demand because they can be potentially transfused to Rh positive and negative patients. The mission of the American Red Cross is to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply through voluntary donations. To do this, it’s important that coordinators achieve blood drive collection goals. Below are key messages you and your recruitment committee can relay to donors with types O negative and positive, B negative and A negative. Please contact your Red Cross representative if you need any additional support in achieving your drive’s goal. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for your blood type. • Deliveries of blood products are outpacing donations in some cases. • It’s the blood on the shelves that helps save patients’ lives. • Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. • Blood can be used for trauma victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients and premature babies, when there are complications during childbirth. • Recently, a new mother at a hospital served by the American Red Cross needed 32 units of red blood cells, 10 units of platelets, 10 units of plasma and 15 units of cryoprecipitate. Thanks to dedicated Red Cross donors, these products were available for these patients.

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The disabled American Veterans Department North Carolina held their State convention 7 to 10 June in Raleigh. Walter McNeil was installed as the 6th District Committee Chairperson for a two year term. While at the Convention Ron Melanson received an award as the outstanding service officer, and Walter McNeil received the Distinguished service award. At the chapter Meeting on June 11th installation of chapter officers by Passed commander Dan Apple, New officers are: Commander; Glen Johnson, SNR Vice Cmdr; Don Haynes, JR Vice Cmdr; J.C. Cobb, Treasurer; Ron Melanson, Adjutant; Walter McNeil, Chaplain; Ronnie Lewis, Asst Chaplain; Billy Underwood, Sgt at Arms; Monk Barton. The next Chapter meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. July 9th at 525 NC HWY 65, Suite 6.

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Mayodan plaque prsentaion, l-r Gov. Beverly Perdue, Mayor James (Bud) Cardwell, and Gentleman on the Right is Billy Ray Hall, President of the NC Rural Economic Center

Mayor leads Mayodan delegation as NC STEP process begins Mayor James “Bud” Cardwell led a delegation to Raleigh June 6 and 7 to officially begin Mayodan’s journey through a two-year revitalization process with the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center. During ceremonies Thursday, Gov. Beverly Perdue and Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall presented Cardwell a plaque recognizing Mayodan as a participant in the N.C. Small Towns Economic Prosperity Program. Joining Cardwell in representing the town were Michael Atkins, Patrick Fitzgerald, Mike Stewart and Frankie Legaux. Mayodan also was recognized with a brick bearing the town’s name on the Rural Center’s Town Square. On the Town Square, part of a courtyard at the center, a sundial is surrounded by bricks bearing the names of the 67 towns that have participated in NC STEP since the program was launched in 2006 Mayodan was one of 11 towns selected to join the program this year. “You’ve got to inspire your people to believe that good things can happen in little bitty places,” Perdue told them during the ceremony. Representatives of towns that joined the program in 2010 offered words of encouragement and counsel. “This process will bring together people who truly believe in the value of your town and what it can become,” said Dan Ryan, a town council member from Maysville in Jones County, but there will be obstacles. “STEP challenges business as

usual,” he said. “It means change, and change is scary.” NC STEP assists struggling small towns on the path to economic renewal. It incorporates community coaching, leadership training, planning assistance and grants. The next steps for Mayodan include the creation of a leadership team, which must represent all sections of the community, and a kickoff event to increase awareness of the program and invite widespread participation. Towns that joined the program earlier have seen over 1,800 volunteers participate in the strategic planning process and project implementation. Approximately 660 jobs were created through the first 200 projects implemented. The volunteers also have learned to find and leverage resources, totaling nearly $19 million so far. Through these efforts, they see community pride and growing optimism that their towns can have a brighter economic future. The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop sound economic strategies that improve the quality of life in rural North Carolina, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources. The center operates a multifaceted program that includes conducting research into rural issues; testing promising rural development strategies; advocating for policy and program innovations; and building the productive capacity of rural leaders, entrepreneurs and community organizations.

The American Legion Post 534 of Eden now has a Legion Riders Group led by Joe Steadman. The newly formed group will hold the First Annual Legion Riders Car/Bike Show To Honor Our Hometown Heroes on July 21st. This new event will take place at Tractor Supply Parking Lot on Van Buren Road in Eden. To honor our own local fallen hero, there will be special awards and flags presented to the grandparents of SSG Brandon Eggleston. There will be multiple car, truck and motorcycle classes, concessions, trophies for each class and a best of show for motorcycle and car/trucks. Kids will have fun stuff to do as well and there will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle throughout the day. Registration starts at 9am until 11am. Judging begins approximately at noon. Trophies and prizes will be given at 4pm. Fees are $20 to pre-register, $25 registration day of show. Pre-registration ends the night before the show. The Eden American Legion Post #534 is located on Fieldcrest Road in Eden. The Commander is C.D. Grant. For more information contact Joe Steadman (336) 2011572, Jamie Flint at (336) 3444138 or Don Laster at (336) 2029724.

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On Saturday, June 9 owners of Eden Drug, Pete & Debbie Crouch, invited the community to come out and help the to celebrate the businesses 30 years serving the area. Mayor John Grogan had the honor of cutting the ribbon in celebration as family, friends, Chamber and city officials joined in. Located at 103 W. Stadium Drive, the drug store offers a hometown pharmacy atmosphere where “everybody knows your name.”

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Tree Board presents Arbor Day program at Douglass Elementary School Members of the Tree Board and staff from the City of Eden conducted an Arbor Day program for 4th graders at Douglass Elementary School on Friday, April 27, 2012. The program teaches students about the history of Arbor Day and the importance of trees to the community and the environment. The program also educates the students on litter and why it is harmful to the environment. Students were given bags containing information on trees, along with pencils and wristbands for Earth Day and Arbor Day. Each student was also given a dogwood seedling to take home and plant. The Board also planted a white Crape Myrtle tree on the school campus. This is the fourth year the Tree Board has conducted this program for the elementary schools in Eden. The Board holds an Arbor Day observance each year as part of its Tree City USA requirements. The City of Eden has been recognized as a Tree City for 17 years. Board members and staff participating in the program were Paul Dishmon, Tree Board Chairman; Mike Ayers, Tree Board member; Cindy Adams, City of Eden Tourism and Special Events Coordinator; and Debbie Galloway, City Planner. The Tree Board deals with matters relating to trees on public property. The Board makes recommendations on matters relating to the planting, growth and protection of trees within the City. The Board is involved with issues such as the planting and maintenance of street trees, investigating sight obstructions, and removal of dead or dangerous trees in the public right of way. The Board also develops and makes recommendations on ordinances dealing with tree planting requirements for parking lots and other developed areas, and for ordinances on clearing (timbering) of large areas of forest. Anyone with questions about pruning, planting or other tree related matters are welcome to call Paul Dishmon at 623-5800.

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Put Reidsville Downtown Homegrown Festival on calendar Everyone Mark Your Calendar for the Reidsville Downtown Homegrown Festival. Friday, September 28th, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29th, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.! There was so much competition with other festivals on the second weekend of October 2012; it was difficult to find entertainment that would draw people from across the state to Reidsville, as entertainment, bands & vendors were already booked. The RDC found this new weekend date to be the most advantageous to make every effort that we have the biggest & best crowds in history to insure your success as a vendor. To advertising please contact or 336-347-2307. Food vendors will be positioned around Market Square. Food and craft vendors may set up on Friday night however, the official event does not begin until Saturday morning. Saturday set-up will be 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and the festival will open at 10 a.m. The kids area, rides and games will be positioned on Market Street for safety reasons. For liability & insurance purposes vendors may not leave until the festival is over on Saturday night. As a huge draw we have arranged exciting name entertainment for Friday night and all day Saturday. We are seeking new food items, unique arts, crafts, & homegrown foods & plants

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Madison transformed into Hollywood set Pictures Submitted By Charity Naud For a few short days in June, downtown Madison was transformed into Aronburg, Pennsylvania, complete with Amish buggies. During three days in June, Madison’s Downtown area was

coming into town in late June. The early part of the process, including choosing the locations, took place months before. Buildings as well as street signs and more were changed to reflect the fictional town of Aronburg,

In the background, Owen Wilson takes a minute to look over his lines. filled with activity of a new kind. The cast and crew of “You Are Here” were a bustle on Murphy Street at the corner of Market Street. Onlookers found it fascinating and were eager to catch a glimpse of the stars on scene. The production even offered a few extra’s a chance at being in the movie. Weeks of preparation led up to the actual cast and film crew

Pennsylvania. The locations chosen for the filming were Scotton Shoes and an empty building along side, properties owned by local Bobby Pleasant. Both buildings went through a major renovation project with the facades and interiors. Scotton Shoes and the empty building beside became Baker Country Market, the setting for the movie.

The film, written and directed by Matthew Weiner (creator of Emmy and Golden Globe winning series Mad Men, writer/executive producer of The Sopranos) will star Owen Wilson (Midnight In Paris, Wedding Crashers and many more) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date), and co-star Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation). The movie’s is about two roommates, in their 30’s, dodging the responsibilities of adult life. When one loses his father he suddenly and reluctantly becomes the new owner of a general store, a country home, and Amish farmland. The film is set to be released in 2013. The production in our local area has brought a lot of additional business to the restaurants, shops and salons. The publicity it can provide as well as the immediate cash flow is sure to be a boon for the area. It is a sure bet that the movie will do well in our area when people try to catch a glimpse of the local terrain and people. Some 220 million was brought into our state by the film industry in 2011, from over 800 films and 14 TV series using our state as a backdrop.

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Explosion rocks National Sheriff’s Confernece Rockingham County, NC sponsored by the D.H.S. Sheriff Sam Page has been in Immigration Foundation. Shortly attendance this week at the before 8:30 p.m. there was an National Sheriff's Association explosion that occurred not far Annual Conference in Nashville, from the Reception Hall. Sheriff Tennessee. This is a yearly train- Page stated that there was a loud ing conference for noise, the floor Sheriffs from started shaking across the Nation and a shock wave to converge and from the blast was address issues felt through the affecting their local banquet room. jurisdictions and Following the beyond. blast Sheriff Page At the foreand the attendees front of this year’s exited from the conference are Opryland Hotel issues surrounding and were shuttled illegal immigration by Immigration and the security of Sheriff Sam Page with Agents to a secure our Nation’s Director John Morton area. While waitBorders. Sheriff ing outside the Page sits on the facility, Sheriff National Sheriff’s Association’s Page was able to overhear hotel Border Security and Immigration staff commenting that the blast Committee. Also in attendance at was possibly caused by a gas the conference this year are leak, and an electrical problem in Immigrations Officials from the a mechanical room near the U.S. Department of Homeland Convention Center of the Hotel. Security (D.H.S.) These reports have not yet been Last night Sheriff Page and confirmed. Luckily no one was wife Kathy were in attendance at injured in the explosion. a reception at the Opryland Hotel “This has been a tremendous annual training conference where I have had the opportunity to network with my fellow Sheriff’s and participate in a panel discussion on immigrations programs that we can utilize in North Carolina and across America. The The damage to the Opryland Hotel networking and

training classes were very helpful, and D.H.S. Immigration officials that presented were excellent” said Sheriff Sam Page. “Last night I had the opportunity to meet with Director John Morton of U.S. Immigrations, shortly before the hotel explosion that literally ‘ROCKED’ the event! I always appreciate the opportunity to attend these National events and try to bring back knowledge and a big picture perspective back to my Sheriff's Office to assist us in our efforts to better protect the citizens of Rockingham County.”

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funding for PSRC. Ferrell stated, "Thanks to the RAF’s farsighted support the citizens of Rockingham County have been able to benefit from innovative criminal justice programs like Project SAFE Rockingham County . This second year of funding will enable PSRC to continue the national safe neighborhoods strategy and secure permanent funding." Rockingham County District Attorney Philip Berger, Jr. was pleased to hear that the GCC had elected to renew the grant for a second year, stating, "The Crime Commission recognizes the value of Project SAFE Rockingham County. The focused-deterrence initiative will continue to make our community a safer place in which to live, work and raise families." Project SAFE Rockingham County is an exten-

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The ROCKINGHAM sion of a previous grant, the 17-A Gang Prevention and Crime Scene Unit Project, which was begun two years ago under Berger. PSRC is one of ten sites in the U.S. Middle District, all of whom conduct notifications, or call-ins. At these meetings ultimatums are given to violent offenders, and PSRC has conducted two such meetings in its first year. All total, nearly 200 violent offenders, most of them gang affiliated, have been delivered the violence warning by county, state, and federal criminal justice officials. To date, the success has been noteworthy as only one of the 200 offenders has violated the "prohibited offenses" warning by recommitting a firearms-related offense. PSRC is a collaboration of the Rockingham County criminal justice system, resource volunteers, and community leaders, and operates under the banner of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a U.S. Department of Justice initiative aimed at reducing gun and gang-related violence. Assistant United States Attorney Robert A.J. Lang, who coordinates the PSN effort in the U.S. Middle District of the state, has been pleased with the PSRC effort, and glad to see the renewed grant. Lang stated, "The GCC has been a longtime supporter of the violence reduction work in the North Carolina Middle District. It's a credit to all the hard work going on across Rockingham County that in these tough economic times the GCC has made this award. We are in a good place with this additional year of funding." Guilio Dattero, a retired Reidsville Police Officer, serves as the Law Enforcement Liaison for PSRC. "There are a number of indicators to show that the initiative is working and working well," Dattero noted. "A second year of funding will enable us to continue our focus on gang prevention and suppression efforts, while keeping pressure on the most violent offenders in the county, and persuading them to turn from gun violence to educational, vocational and other opportunities offered by our resource partners. There is still much work to be done." For more information on PSRC, visit www.redirections,org or contact Dattero at ReDirections of Rockingham County at 336.342.5238 ext. 12.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 to make out festival more exciting than ever! We will also be recycling and going green! Applications for food and craft vendors will be avalible online or by mail. For questions, suggestions or concerns please contact the RDC at 347-2307.

Mayodan named N.C. STEP Community The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center recently accepted Mayodan into the N.C. Small Towns Economic Prosperity Program, also known as NC STEP. The program 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. The center’s board of directors approved the selections April 18. A total of 37 towns had applied for admission to the program. Towns are chosen primarily on economic need, capacity to grow and commitment. “I am excited about this opportunity” stated Michael Brandt, Mayodan’s new Town Manager, “Mayodan can use this planning tool to start the process of recovering from the closure of our mills and begin planning for a brighter future that will secure Mayodan’s prosperity for the next generation.” For the next two to three years, townspeople will be involved in a demanding process leading to the development and implementation of an economic development strategic plan. The first major step will be the formation of a leadership team that represents all segments of the community. The team will be responsible for engaging more of the town in a planning process that identifies strategies for progress and specific projects the town will undertake. The town is eligible for $12,500 to apply toward planning activities. During the implementation phase of STEP, the town will be expected to carry out the projects identified in its strategic plan. It will be eligible for up to $50,000 to implement projects but is expected to raise additional funds. A Rural Center coach will work closely with the leadership team. Leadership development training and peer learning meetings with other STEP communities also are part of the process. Other towns accepted into the program this year are North Wilkesboro, St. Pauls, Murphy, Rutherfordton, Liberty, Spring Hope, Fremont, Madison, Roseboro and Garland. The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop sound economic strategies that improve the quality of life in rural North Carolina, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources. The center operates a multifaceted program that includes conducting research into rural issues; testing promising rural development strategies; advocating for policy and program innovations; and building the productive capacity of rural leaders, entrepreneurs and community organizations.

81 Year Old Reidsville Woman Robbed at Her Home On Saturday, May 25th 2012 at 2:54pm, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Ruth Wilson Knighten, 81, of 1947 US 29 Business Reidsville, NC that she had just been robbed by two men at her home. According to the report, Knighten answered her door after a slender Caucasian Male knocked. The unknown male told Knighten that he and another heavy-set Caucasian Male were there to work on the lines (though he did not allude to exactly what lines they were there to work on). Knighten said she was told by the unknown slender male to go and get a piece of paper so she could write down some information and she then shut and locked the storm door to go and get some paper, leaving the two on the porch. When she returned, she saw that the two males had forced their way into the house. Knight told Deputies she asked them what they were doing in her house and then attempted to call 911, when the heavyset male pulled the phone line out of the wall and grabbed her by the arm, forced her into an adjoining room and made her set in a chair. The two males then entered Knighten’s bedroom and removed three steel lockboxes and left travelling in a Gray two door pick-up truck headed towards Reidsville. The last three digits of the license plate of the truck may be “275”. Knighten was treated and released from Moses Cone Hospital for bruises and swelling to her forearm. Knighten advised she is not familiar with either of the two male that robbed her.

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County Government Launches Its First Citizen’s Academy The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, during its April 10th meeting, approved a proposal for a Citizens’ Academy. This free, comprehensive, ten-week program will help Rockingham County citizens learn and better understand how County Government operates. The Inaugural Fall Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, Sept. 6 – Nov. 8, at Rockingham County Governmental Center, Rockingham Community College (RCC), or other locations per topic. Participants graduate Nov. 13. The Spring Class is from Feb. through April 2013. Citizens’ Academy applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a Rockingham County resident or business owner. Online applications and information may be found on the

County’s website at http://www. Completed applications for the Inaugural Class must be received by midnight, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Chosen participants are expected to participate with the entire program (each session and graduation). Those needing a printed application or more info about the Citizens’ Academy may contact Mable Scott, Public Information Officer (PIO), Suite 210, Rockingham County Governmental Center, 371 NC 65, Reidsville, NC 27375. Phone: 336.342.8342. Email: The Citizens’ Academy’s steering committee includes County Commissioner Harold Bass, RCC President Michael Helmick, County Manager Lance

Metzler, and PIO Mable Scott. The Academy was developed: 1. To inform, educate, engage, and empower local citizens with a thorough, behind-the-scenes view of Rockingham County Government in order to help grow and develop future County Governmental leaders; 2. To personally meet and talk with County elected officials, department heads, appointed Board/Committee leaders, and staff to better understand how County Government operates. Eventually, this will enable Academy graduates to be actively involved with County Government; 3. To gain a working knowledge about the County’s overall organization, vision, mission, goals, objectives, budget, policies, procedures, and day-to-day func-

Eden’s Noon Lion’s Club honors local citizens The Eden Noon Lion’s club held their annual awards banquet at Whistle Jacket Grill in June welcoming guests and esteemed members to witness the “changing of the guard” of the officers for the year and to honor those who have been exceptionally helpful over the past 12 months. Dr. Bill McCloud was named as a Lion of the Year. President Robbie Johnson said, “Bill really is a great Lion. He is quiet, but come time for Brunswick Stew he gets his Sons involved and they work the night away taking turns stirring or adding stuff to the stew!” Pat Steed was presented the Jack Stickley Fellowship award for attending meetings through his chemo even wearing a toboggan when he had no hair from chemo and treatment of leukemia. The Jack Stickley Fellowship is an honored and cherished award given to its recipient. While honoring a special person, it also helps North Carolina Lions provide more services to those in need. This recognition program is available to everyone. Lions and non-Lions may become a Jack Stickley Fellow. It can be presented by individuals, clubs, employers, family members, or bought personally. It is ideal to recognize accomplishments, service, friendship, memorials, Honorariums, or any special occasion. All Fellowship funds are placed in an endowment with only the interest being used by the North Carolina Lions Foundation. The long-term goal is to generate enough money in the Fellowship endowment for the interest to pay all of the Foundation’s administration costs. This will allow every dollar raised by the Lions to be spent on services for the blind, visually and hearing impaired. The recipient will receive a letter from the President of the North Carolina Lions, Inc, a numbered personalized plaque, a Stickley Fellow pin, and a numbered wallet identification card. The recipient’s name will be placed on an honor

tions to create civic ambassadors who may enlighten others about County Government. The Fall and Spring Classes will include a total of 25 participants representing a diversity of Rockingham County citizens. Efforts will be made to attempt to meet special accommodation or dietary needs. The Board Chairman and the County Manager will send a letter to all applicants by mid-August to communicate if they will be in the Fall 2012 Class or an upcoming class. The Citizens’ Academy will consist of ten programs/tours focusing on a major County Governmental topic. A short video will introduce each session followed by County experts. Then, the class will do a problem solving exercise, hypothetical

example, or case study. The main dialogue will involve the participants’ solutions and exchanges with the experts. The introductory videos will also serve as educational tools for the general public and will air on the County’s YouTube, on RockinghamUpdate, and RCC’s Educational Public Access Channel 2. Citizens’ Academy participants will complete homework assignments from each session and evaluations will be done by Academy students and presenters. A final evaluation of the Fall and Spring Classes will be presented to the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.

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RCS High Schools 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative “Roll Out” Dates The Rockingham County School System is pleased to announce that students in all high schools will be part of a 1:1 mobile learning initiative beginning in August for the 2012-2013 school year. Since 2006, RCS has been paving the way to become a 21st Century School System – fiber optics have been installed at all schools, classrooms were equipped with LCD projectors, document cameras and ACTIVBoards, all schools became wireless environments, all certified staff were provided laptops and funding was obtained through the Golden LEAF Foundation and the Reidsville Area Foundation for our high school 1:1 mobile learning initiative. For the past year, RCS administrators, teachers and technology staff have been researching, visiting other schools in the state of NC that have implemented similar initiatives and implementing 1:1 mobile learning classrooms to find the best fit for students and teachers. The dream has finally become reality and all

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Can you spare 3 hours per week to help your fellowman or woman? We can show you how! Volunteer tutors help adult students in Rockingham County to learn to read, write, or do basic math. Tutors may also assist students who are working on their GED certificates or learning English. Volunteer tutors are greatly needed at this time, as many students are on a waiting list and are having to wait months and years for tutors. The Rockingham County Literacy Project can serve more students only with your help! Plan to attend: • Adult Literacy Tutor Training Mondays, July 9 and 16, 5-8

p.m.; and Wednesdays, July 11 and 18, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. • English as a Second Language Tutor Training Monday, July 23, 5-8 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 25, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Participants should plan to attend both sessions and must have completed Adult Literacy Tutor Training prior to enrollment. Held at the Rockingham County Literacy Project 705-A Washington Street, Eden. C a l l Jean Light Kinyon at 627-0007 to pre-register, or visit for more information.

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2012 4-H County Activity Days Rockingham County 4-H had their County Activity Days on May 15 and May 24. 4-H had 35 entries for presentations, public speaking, fashion revue, artistic talent and nutrition fair. County activity days are contests held to qualify our 4-Hers from the ages of 5 – 19 for the North Central District 4-H Activity Day which are the same contests except 17 different counties are competing together. On May 15, we had presentations given on a variety of topics such as Border Collie dogs to Life Guarding. 4-Hers were judged and were awarded with certificates and scholarship money. We have 8 youth moving onto the District 4-H Activity Day. On May 24, we held the 4-H Fashion Revue, artistic talent show and 4-H nutrition fair. The talents of the youth are amazing! We had artistic talent categories that allowed 4-Hers to show off their artistic talent. We had a variety of categories; sewing, painting, drawing, woodworking, photography and many more. We had great participation for this artistic talent portion, every item in the categories were very different and unique. We held the 4-H Fashion Revue as well that evening. The 4-Hers got the chance to model the garment that they made. Our 4-Hers showed off their modeling moves while showing off their hand made items. There were five fashion items made; glove, pocket book, dress, skirt, shorts and shirt. They showed off their expertise while walking


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down the runway! We have one youth with a full garment moving onto the first ever district 4-H clothing competition. Also this night we held our 4-H Nutrition Fair. 4-Hers from ages 5-18 displayed their recipes and food dishes. There were 8 youth participating in the contest! 4-Hers prepared a food dish in one of the 5 categories such as salad, snack, dessert, main dish or beverage. Some examples of food displayed were quiche, sausage dip and yogurt smoothie. The 4-Hers not only had to prepare their dishes; they had to share their knowledge to the judges. The judges taste tested 4H dishes and asked questions about the preparation and display of the food. Youth had to tell the judges about the nutrition of their dish and what nutrients were in their dish. The 4-Hers then shared their food with one another before the awards were presented. 4-H participants received certificates and a 4-H cooking apron so they could continue their cooking experiences. Rockingham County 4-Hers culinary skills shined brightly at the Nutrition Fair! 4-H would like to thank all of our 4-H presentation and Share the Fun judges that volunteered their time at these events. We are very proud of all of our 4-H entries from our County Activity Days. We wish all of our 4-Hers luck at the District Activity Day. Our youth will be representing Rockingham County 4-H on June 19 in Granville County. We would also like to thank our funders for their help in these programs. United Way of Rockingham County and Rockingham County Farm Bureau were wonderful supporters of this program. For information about 4-H; please contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent at (336)342-8230 or

Over a month ago, Rockingham County Governmental employees started collecting their spare change in jars to sponsor dinner for Camp Carefree youngsters on Thursday, June 21st. Due to overwhelming support, employees will serve a delicious dinner at 6:30 p.m. plus provide a monetary donation to Camp Carefree. "We have been blessed so we wanted to reach out and make a difference," said the project coordinator Kelly Burton (deputy finance officer). "County employees gave money for food, drinks, paper products, and desserts plus several businesses contributed." County employees will serve dinner to the campers at Camp Carefree, located in Stokesdale, off 220 North. Since 1986, Camp Carefree has provided a free, one-week camping experience for kids with chronic illnesses. Dinner volunteers are: Kerry Taylor, Tina Massey, Donna Fulcher, Kim Wallace, Amy Land, Mable Scott, Stephanie Kingston, Debbie Swartzlander, Amanda Crumpler, Raina & Darryl Holliday, and Kelly Burton. Special thanks for support from: Food Lion in Reidsville & Mayodan, Costco's in Greensboro, Elizabeth's Pizza in Wentworth, Hundley's Convenience Store in Stoneville, Barnes Brothers Grading & Paving in Eden, BPG Fun Celebrations in Eden, Brenda Sutton, Rebecca Cipriani, and Rodney Stewart & Emergency Medical Services. The entire project was supported by County employees and local businesses. No County funds were involved.


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From The Desks Of CITY HALL City’s Fighting Crime, Fighting Cancer campaign nets more than $2,300 When she was tasked with raising money for the American Cancer Society earlier this year, Sgt. Rhonda Shelton had no trouble deciding what her concept would be. Thinking of her many male co-workers in the Eden Police Department, Shelton decided to focus on raising awareness of a cancer that affected men. According to estimates, nearly 242,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States this year alone. More than 28,000 will die this year of the disease. “Even though it’s usually a slow-growing cancer, prostate cancer can be as devastating to a man as breast cancer is to a woman,” Shelton said. Shelton created and coordinated the campaign, including designing and selling T-shirts. She also recruited volunteers to organize a successful poker run.

After all the proceeds were totaled, more than $2,300 had been raised to donate to the American Cancer Society for prostate cancer awareness. Shelton credits many people and businesses for helping the campaign in its success. Especially helpful as always was Officer Jim Robertson, who created a badge logo. Many city employees purchased or sold shirts and helped advertise the campaign. Businesses Shelton credits with invaluable help are Summer’s Bar, Railroad Café, Screen Print Plus, Womack Electric, Big Mikes, Rio Grande, Car Quest and Eden’s Own Journal. “In the end, this was a community-supported campaign,” Shelton said. “I am thankful to serve in such a giving city that is making a difference in the world.”

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Eden Police Department holds oath, promotion ceremony On June 18, an administrator and four detectives received promotions in an official Eden Police Department ceremony at Eden City Hall. John Edwards, a member of the department’s administrative team, was named a police department captain. From the detective division, Clint Simpson and Richie Jeffries were named lieutenants and Paul Moore and Anthony Welch were named sergeants. Chief Reece Pyrtle is proud that the officers have moved up in the ranks. “Each of these individuals have demonstrated professionalism in the field and dedicated service to the citizens they serve,” Pyrtle said. “I am proud of each of their accomplishments to date and I look forward to their continued success in the future.” Mayor John Grogan also officially swore in Eden’s three newest police officers. Mark Guillen, Frank Wyatt and Chris Davis took their oaths of office during the ceremony.

State grant funds owntown improvements By Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development The City of Eden received a North Carolina Department of Transportation grant exceeding $250,000 to complete streetscape improvements in the Draper Village and Historic Leaksville downtown areas, the Cook Block commercial area and the Spray traffic circle. The funds are being used for the following: · Crosswalks, planters and decorative trees in the triangle at the corner of Main Street and Fieldcrest Road

· Crosswalks on Washington Street · Sidewalk improvements on Morgan Road and adjacent streets · Improved lighting at the Spray traffic circle The grant provided improvements that complement the city’s downtown revitalization and overall beautification efforts.

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As of June 1, the Eden Community Resource Center (ECRC) had provided services for 1,042 people and 147 had found jobs as a result of this assistance. The ECRC is the collaboration of the City of Eden, Rockingham Community College, Centurylink Communications and Goodwill Industries. It opened on Oct. 31, 2011 in Kingsway Plaza. The ECRC offers a range of classes to help people upgrade their skills and is a place to apply for jobs. Classes include computer training, human resource development, GED and English as a second language. Classes are also offered on Excel, Quickbooks, Power Point and Word computer programs. Many classes at the center are free of charge and

scholarships may be available for some students. “We continue to see this center act as a refuge for people who need to upgrade their employment skills and research employment opportunities,” Eden Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Tuggle said. Tuggle proposed the creation of the ECRC with fellow Councilman Jim Burnette. “We are very pleased that almost 150 of our citizens have found jobs as a result of this center,” Burnette said. “It has been a tremendous addition to our economic development efforts.” For more information on the Eden Community Resource Center, call coordinator Darryl Womble or assistant coordinator Dot Dunlop at 623-3007.


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Citizens Academy plans progressing By Sheralene Thompson, City Clerk A citizens academy is a 10-week program where residents are given the opportunity to meet with various municipal leaders and department heads and gain insight into city services and government operations. Citizens receive a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at how services and programs are provided and get a much better understanding on what is needed to run a municipality. Citizens have the opportunity to connect with other citizens in a comfortable environment. Many citizens go on to organize neighborhood coalitions, volunteer at city hall, serve on an appointed city or county board, or run for elected office. When asked what they hoped to learn from the Citizens Academy, last year’s applicants wrote: “I want to see how things work so I can work to better my community.” “I want to gain understanding of city government/services and learn about volunteer and community involvement services.” “I would like to learn more about how city government works and in the future may pursue a more active role.” “I’m interested in learning about departments – where they are and how they function.” “I hope to learn about the structure of the City Council and ways in which the average citizen can be a part of the decision making process.” “This is a unique opportunity to learn about our local government and to meet those who serve our community.” Selection is on a first-come basis and applicants have to live within the city limits or the ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction). Sessions last at least two hours and a light meal is served. Interested participants should submit an application and be at least 18 years old. Class size will be limited to 20 participants. There is no cost to individuals who attend the sessions, but the city strongly encourages participants to commit the time to attend each program. The sessions begin Sept. 6 and will be held each Thursday evening from 6 to 8 for 10 weeks at various city locations. Site visits will include trips to the public works, police and fire departments, parks and recreational areas. If you wish to learn more about the City of Eden’s Citizens Academy, please contact me at 623-2110, option 8, or email The deadline to apply is Aug. 24. Applications are available at City Hall, the Eden Chamber of Commerce or apply online at

Eden Director of Planning and Inspections Kelly Stultz worked with NCDOT to secure the funding to complete these projects. “The City of Eden has been fortunate to receive grant funds to improve our traditional downtown areas,” Stultz said. “The improvements are having a significant impact to the appearance of these important areas. The projects have been entirely funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and we are very grateful for their support toward the quality of life in our community.” Eden became a Keep A m e r i c a Beautiful affiliate in 2011. Its Community Appearance Team works tirelessly to remove trash, maintain landscaping and complete other projects to improve Eden. The grant funding has given the city infrastructure improvements to continue these beautification efforts. For more information on the streetscape project, call Stultz at 623-2110, option 2.

Meet your Eden city employees: Chris Davis – Police Dept. The Eden Police Department is proud to introduce the community to Officer Chris Davis. He joined the department June 5. The son of Lisa Davis, Chris has two brothers, Jonathan and Doug, and a fiancée, Nikki Cochran. He lives in the Ruffin community and Davis is a 2005 graduate of Rockingham County High School. Chris enjoys playing sports and training with Team R.O.C. Eden. Davis is a member of the December 2011 graduating class of the Basic Law Enforcement Training at RCC. He is excited to be working for Eden PD and looks forward to a long career here. For All Your Advertising Needs Call Eden’s Own Journal featuring The Rockingham County Star 336-627-9234


Bella Donna Antiques and Interiors Many new items have just arrived at the store. Stop by their 646 Washington Street location. Call Eddie or Mark at 336-6230984 for more information. Bellaggios Ice Cream/Sandwich Shop Business - For Sale This successful ice cream and sandwich shop, located at 660 Pierce Street Suite B in Eden is for sale. Call Carlos Portalatine at 770-558-7789 or call the shop at 336-623-3005 for more information. Tropical Delights Tropical Delights is now open at 245 W. King’s Hwy (next to Chaney’s Restaurant.) They will sell all flavors of smoothies and a full line of ice cream. Call 336623-4238 for more information. Olde Leaksville Gun Shop Owner Barry Carter has a full line of firearms and accessories

at his 632 Washington Street location. As a former law enforcement officer, Barry has a wealth of knowledge about firearms and their safety. Call Barry at 336-623-2324. 17th Annual July 4th Fun Parade Come join the July 4th parade starting at 9:30am in the parking lot of Fair Funeral Home on Boone Road. Dress in your red white and blue. Decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, golf carts and floats. This parade is a little bit of Americana in our community started by Ann and Alice Fair. After seventeen years, it has become an Eden institution.

The official ribbon cutting at Dr. Hugh Dowdy’s newly located dental office at 253 W. Kings Hwy. took place in June. The office is located between DaVita Dialisis and Hand & Rehab. Dr. Dowdy performs general dentistry and is welcoming new patients. For more information or to make an appointment call 336-623-1640.

Ruby Tuesday Over 30 entrees come with a free trip to their famous salad bar. Visit the Eden Ruby Tuesday, located at 706 S. Van Buren Road. Call 336-623-7920 for takeout.

Di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar held their official ribbon cutting in June with friends, family and city officials helping celebrate this very popular meeting place. Located in Meadow Greens Shopping Center next to SM&OC, this upbeat and casual gathering place is sure to be a hit with everyone. They offer self-serve frozen yogurt as well as any topping you can imagine. There is free Wifi, several tv’s and a warm welcoming atmosphere. For more information call 623-5155.

Actors Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Melissa Rauch, and Amy Poehler will be taking a little bit of Rockingham county back to Hollywood. The group spent time in Madison filming the movie "You Are Here". To send them back to California with memories from NC, Western Rockingham Chamber President Anne Griffin presented the stars with gift baskets. The baskets were filled with local products, including Autumn Creek wines, Catdaddy moonshine, tees, and hats, and other assorted goodies. The baskets were created by Gloria and Mel Hall of The Front Porch in Eden. What a great tribute to our county! ow that these Hollywood celebrities are enjoying local products, please join them in supporting our local businesses as well.

Berger Discusses Project Safe Project SAFE Rockingham County is a focused-deterrence program designed to promote safer communities by targeting resources for specified offenders. Cooperation between the US Attorney’s Office, federal authorities, local law enforcement, probation officers, and the District Attorney’s office allows us to communicate effectively about dangerous and repeat offenders. In our most recent call-in, we targeted chronic offenders. Our message was simple. Put down your guns, change your behavior, or go to prison. Period. If you commit a prohibited offense, Assistant US Attorney Rob Lang and I will talk about who can get you the most prison time under the law at our month-

ly gun screenings. These meetings are designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of gun crimes here in Rockingham County , and part of that discussion is prison time for notified offenders. Guilio Dattero, our project director, has been instrumental in shaping this initiative. He has worked closely with UNC-G and other focused-deterrence sites to make certain we are operating the program efficiently and effectively. Without his dedication and hard work, Rockingham County would not have this program. Philip E. Berger, Jr. Rockingham County District Attorney Post Office Box 35 Wentworth, NC 27375 336-634-6069 336-634-6011(fax)

Rockingham County’s newest License Plate Agency opened it’s doors in June with an official ribbon cutting. The new North Carolina license plate agency opened on June 12th at 712 Washington Street in the former Bible Book Store location. The agency owners promise excellent customer service to make your transaction a pleasurable experience. They will have a bilingual representative on staff soon. Please support this vital Eden business.

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“The Prosecutor says she can produce five witnesses who saw you running from the bank with the money bags,” a defense lawyer confided to a suspect. “That’s’s nothing,” said the suspect. “I can produce five hundred witnesses who didn’t see me running from the bank.”

On their third date, the guy was astounded that the girl of his dreams had actually acceptped his hasty proposal of marriage. “Gee…I…I’m so flattered,” he stammered. “I know I certainly don’t deserve you. I don’t even have much money, and I realize I’m not the greatest-looking fellow around, either.” “Oh, don’t worry about all that,” she said with a wave of her hand. “you’ll be away at work twelve or fourteen hours everyday.”

Repeat Offender Judge, to repeat offender: “What are you charged with this time, Mr. Smith?” Smith: “I was just trying to get my Christmas shopping done early.” Police Officer: “Yes-before the store opened, Your Honor.”

Exits Several security guards were scratching their heads in the aftermath of a bank robbery. “But how could they have gotten away?” one wondered aloud. “We had all the exits guarded.” “I think they must have gone out the entrance,” suggested another.

Not Me “That’ll be ten years,” then judge announced harshly at the conclusion of a robbery trial. “Does the defendant have anything more to say to the court?” “Your Honor,” the defendant pleaded, “there’s no way I could’ve been the guy who robbed that bank I swear I was all the way across town holding up a convenience store at exactly the same moment the bank was being heisted.” “Make that twenty years,” said the judge.

Typewriter Judge: “You’re accused of stealing a typewriter. How do you plead?” Defendant: “I’m innocent, Your Honor. That whole thing was a mistake.” Judge: “How so?” Defendant: “I thought it was the cash register.”

Loudness The first morning of a general sessions court term brought scores of defendants, police officers, prospective jurors, and lawyers into the courtroom. The hubbub was so impossible that the presiding judge cracked her gravel. “I’ll throw out the next person who makes a sound!” To which a chorus of criminals and their defense lawyers roared, “Hurrah!”

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Dinner Party A couple were enjoying a dinner party at the home of friends. Near the end of the meal, the wife slapped her husbands arm. “That’s the third time you’ve gone for dessert,” she said. “The hostess must think you’re an absolute pig.” “I doubt that,” the husband said. “I’ve been telling her it’s for you.”

A poor bookseller walked through Central Park on his way home each evening. One Monday, a masked man jumped from behind a tree. “Give me your money!” “I have no money. I’m just a poor bookseller. Here’s my wallet see for yourself.” Finding the wallet and the victim’s pockets all empty, the bandit grumbled and ran off into the darkening shrubbery. The next Monday, the same bandit accosted the bookseller. “Give me your money!” Again he made off without a dime. This happened each Monday evening for a month. Finally, the bookseller said to him, “Look, you recognize me. You know I’m only a poor bookseller, and I don’t carry any money at all. Why do you waste your time and risk getting caught every Monday?” The robber replied, “I’m still practicing, and you don’t seem to mind much.”

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A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?" "I give it to them," replied the lawyer, "and then I send them a bill." The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.

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A group of girlfriends is on vacation when they see a 5-story hotel with a sign that reads: "For Women Only." Since they are without their boyfriends and husbands, they decide to go in. The bouncer, a very attractive guy, explains to them how it works. "We have 5 floors. Go up floor by floor, and once you find what you are looking for, you can stay there. It's easy to decide since each floor has a sign telling you what's inside." So they start going up and on the first floor the sign reads: "All the men on this floor are short and plain." The friends laugh and without hesitation move on to the next floor. The sign on the second floor reads: "All the men here are short and handsome." Still, this isn't

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good enough, so the friends continue on up. They reach the third floor and the sign reads: "All the men here are tall and plain." They still want to do better, and so, knowing there are still two floors left, they continued on up. On the fourth floor, the sign is perfect: "All the men here are tall and handsome." The women get all excited and are going in when they realize that there is still one floor left. Wondering what they are missing, they head on up to the fifth floor. There they find a sign that reads: "There are no men here. This floor was built only to prove that there is no way to please a woman."

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Hear Our Voices With Our Hands Joseph Garcia, an American Sign Language interpreter, educator and independent researcher, developed one of the first programs for teaching Sign language to hearing children after researching the use of Signs by per-verbal children in the mid1980's. Garcia found through his research that children are able to communicate sooner using Sign lanreaders, have an easier guage, which involves time mastering other only manual dexterity. languages, enjoy He claimed that masterreading, and have ing spoken communicaenhanced vocabulartion is a different skill ies and test taking requiring the maturity of skills. The combina200 muscles in the face tion of signing and and throat. However, as Mitchell speaking, keeps chilsome may think, using dren's attention and Sign language does not delay the speech process. Instead, stimulates both sides of the brain children easily make the transi- for visual (right side) and auditotion from sign to spoken words ry (left side) learning. more quickly. Research shows Hearing people brought up in that Sign language hastens deaf families who speak both speech development, reduces American Sign language and frustration in young children by English can come close to speakgiving them the means to express ing both of their languages simulthemselves before they know taneously, although they do not how to talk. A 2000 study funded have to choose between the synby the National Institutes of tax of one. Research on bilingual Children Health and Human speakers done at San Diego State Development, shows that young University found distinct cognichildren who learn Sign language tive benefits: Bilingual American speak sooner than their non-sign- Sign language/English speakers ing peers.Children communicate had improved spatial memory non-verbally before they learn to and stronger ability to discrimispeak, even after they talk, chil- nate between faces. For aging dren use gestures. Signals are a subjects, learning more than one universal language in themselves, language builds their "cognitive so teaching young children Sign reserves", the capacity that helps language is an easy way to facili- adults maintain their mental tate communication and has skills as the brain deteriorate. many other benefits as well. Sign Babies exposed to multiple lanlanguage is easier than traditional guage do not get confused, but verbal language for most children quickly learn to distinguish between languages and build a to learn. Children naturally mimic stronger "perceptual vigilance". motions, and mastery will help Bilingual babies pay attention to them express themselves. When visual information whether it is children are young, they are still specific to their language or not learning how to manipulate their stated from the Infant studies body and develop fine motor center at the University of British skills. Sign language will facili- Columbia. While signing for the tate growth of motor skills and hearing children and children dexterity that children need for with developmental issues has basic skills such as holding pen- grown it has been applauded by cils, tying shoes and pick up most medical and childcare prosmall items. Sign language helps fessionals, some see signing as a children communicate their "Fad" because they don't realize desires before they mastered a the true long term benefits of spoken language. They will feel signing with children. These benmore confident in the ability to efits include enhanced bonding express themselves; therefore, and communication, developchildren who express themselves ment of fine motor skills, and at young ages with Sign language assistance with reading and comhave a greater appreciation of prehension well into the communication and are stronger Elementary school years and

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beyond. Mr Rivette is running for N.C Senate 38 wants to provide incentive through school choice by the state will provide schools vouchers to every family with "equal" amount of money for each student, school employees will no longer be state employees they will bargain for their own employment just like the rest of us when we go on job interviews, each district will continue to run their own HR functions which will include salary and benefit negotiation, tenure of any kind will be eliminate, no public school administrator or superintendent will earn more than three times the lowest paid full-time teacher and teacher and teacher student ratio should not exceed eight students per instructor or assistant in every class each child can excel beyond expectation. He believes American sign language will help students experience what will be foreign language with immediate real world application. It will help accelerate their learning in other areas as the dynamic nature of linguistic learning, and subjects like music, math, and art are shown to improve educational development in math, science, and first language skills please check out his web page at DontforgetvoteRivetteforNCStat eSenateDistrict38. Hear our voices with our hands have started private lessons if interested please call 336-627-3283 or email me at Come visit our web page Hear our voices with our hands.

The Eden Kiwanis are gearing up for this years Fun Forth Celebration. This is the 43rd year Eden has celebrated this Historical event. The Event will be held at Morehead High School Stadium as usual, with Fun Time Amusements setting up the rides for the fair portion of the fun. New and Larger rides again this year. This year’s event will be a 2 day celebration beginning on Tuesday evening 6:00 pm - 10pm, July 3 with a one-price ride-all special on the amusements Rides. Also the ever popular Beach Bingo an Professional Wrestling exhibitions both days. A Cornhole Tournament will begin at 2pm on July 4th as well as vendors of all kinds and food for every taste. ADMISSION IS FREE for both days. Wednesday July 4th festivities will include : 2pm-3:30pm Troublesome Hwy 4pm-6pm The Bullet Band 7pm-10pm The HOLIDAY BAND Followed by the Areas LARGEST FIREWORK Display in the area at approximately 10PM.

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Charlie Poole Music festival winners named Several new vocal categories proved extremely popular at the Seventeenth Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival and drew many contestants at the day-long competition on Saturday. Competitors came from within Rockingham County, but also in large numbers from Durham, Greensboro, and many Virginia towns. Festival visitors included folks from Arizona, Florida, Ohio and California. The most exciting win was by Matthew Turman, who won the Grand Prize in the Old-Time 3-Finger Banjo competition. Matthew had first taken up banjo as a result of attending the Tenth Anniversary Festival, and the festival staff has watched his progress with pride. Winners' List: • Youth Instrument : Jeremiah Jobe • Youth Vocal: 1st ... Hannah Jeffries ... Eden, NC 2nd... Levi Jobe ... Sneads Ferry, NC 3rd ... Nora McPherson ... Reidsville, NC 4th ... Isie McPherson ... Reidsville, NC Adult Competition: • Open Instrument: 1st... Jesse Smathers ... Eden, NC 2nd... Matt Nelson ... Littleton, NC

3rd ... Ben Seymour ... Tryon, NC 4th ... Bryan Smith ... Reidsville, NC 5th ... Leigh Rudner ... Greensboro, NC • Flatpick Guitar: 1st... Jesse Smathers ... Eden, NC 2nd... Glenn Craver ... Winston-Salem, NC 3rd... Wayne Seymour ... Wentworth, NC 4th ... John Moore ... Chapel Hill, NC 5th ... Jeremiah Jobe ... Reidsville, NC • Fingerstyle Guitar: 1st... Glenn Craver ... Winston-Salem, NC 2nd... Stan Whaley ... Goochland, VA 3rd ... Wayne Seymour ... Wentworth, NC 4th ... Bret Hart ... Eden, NC 5th ... Marvin Cash ... Eden, NC • Bluegrass Banjo: 1st... Matthew Turman ... Eden, NC 2nd... Seth Swingle ... Earlysville, VA 3rd ... Jim Eanes ... Eden, NC 4th ... Ronald Smith ... Reidsville, NC 5th ... Jesse Smathers ... Eden, NC • Clawhammer Banjo: 1st... Terry Burtyk ... Durham, NC

2nd... Seth Swingle ... Earlysville, VA 3rd... Ben Riesser ... Greensboro, NC 4th... Trig Brown ... Chapel Hill, NC • Old Time Fiddle: 1st... Charles Pennell ... Cary, NC 2nd... Brandon Lambert ... Kernersville, NC 3rd... Tim Litchfield ... Madison, NC 4th... Leigh Rudner ... Greensboro, NC 5th... Mark Brumsey ... Pittsboro, NC • Bluegrass Fiddle: 1st... Katie Griffin ... Eden, NC • Solo Vocal: 1st... William Christian ... Reidsville, NC 2nd... Jesse Smathers ... Eden, NC 3rd... Jared Gallamore ... Asheville, NC 4th... Leigh Rudner ... Greensboro, NC 5th... Jamie Rowen ... Greensboro, NC • Duet Vocal: 1st... Ben Seymour & Becky Cleland ... Tryon, NC 2nd... Dave Smathers & Jesse Smathers ... Eden, NC 3rd... Ed Norman & John Moore ... Durham, NC 4th... Wayne Seymour & Fred Reynolds ... Wentworth, NC

5th... Jamie Rowen & Leigh Rudner ... Greensboro, NC • Folk Song: 1st... Bret Hart ... Eden, NC 2nd... Stan Whaley ... Goochland, VA 3rd ... Leigh Rudner ... Greensboro, NC 4th... Jesse Smathers ... Eden, NC 5th... Ed Norman ... Durham, NC • Charlie Poole Song: 1st... Jared Gallamore ... Asheville, NC 2nd... Jesse Smathers & Matthew Turman ... Eden, NC 3rd... Tim Litchfield ... Madison, NC 4th... Leigh Rudner ... Greensboro, NC 5th... Jamie Rowen ... Greensboro, NC • Bluegrass Band: 1st... Eden's Drive ... Eden, NC 2nd... Riders in Disguise ... Durham, NC • Old Time Band: 1st... The Skillet Pickers ... Greensboro, NC 2nd... Carolina Whippoorwills ... Cary, NC 3rd... Heather & the Boys ... Durham, NC GRAND PRIZE: OLD TIME 3-FINGER BANJO MATTHEW TURMAN EDEN, NC

Obama responds to Sheriff Page on his concerns about border security,criminal illegal aliens For two years now, Rockingham County North Carolina Sheriff Sam Page has been very vocal on his concerns regarding the state of our porous Southern National Borders and Criminal Illegal Aliens operating within the United States. In August 2010, while President of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, Sheriff Page travelled to the Arizona Border to see firsthand the problems faced by local law enforce-

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the U.S., which eventually finds its way to “Small Town, U.S.A.”. Sheriff Page has also reached out to President Barack Obama, mailing him a letter in 2010 and recently sending him an email addressing his concerns regarding these issues. On Thursday May 31, 2012, Sheriff Page received an emailed response from President Obama. After careful review of President Obama’s response, Sheriff Page fears he that may not fully understand the massive influx of Criminal Illegal Aliens and contraband entering the U.S. daily, or is otherwise woefully misinformed on the situation. According to the Federation for Immigration Reform (F.A.I.R.), there are over 11 million Illegal Aliens currently residing in the United States, an estimated 410,000 of which live in North Carolina. Mexican

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HOME SAVINGS DONATES $2000 TO CHARLIE POOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL First row: Home Savings Bank President Jonathan Jobe hands the check for $2000 to Vivian Phillips, Treasurer, and Louise Price, President of Piedmont Folk Legacies and Manager of the Charlie Poole Festival. Second row: HSB Directors Ted Hopkins, Bobby Wharton, Mike Shaffer, J.D. Murphy, and Philip K. Price. The gala old-time music festival, with great performers, workshops, vendors and free camping, will be held at the Governor Morehead Park, Eden, June 8 and 9. For complete information, see, or phone 336-623-1043.

Karastan awards scholarships to two Morehead students Karastan, Division of Education / Mathematics. Mohawk Industries in Eden has School Activities: Spanish awarded two Scholarships to Club, Key Club, Interact Club, Morehead High School Seniors. Environmental Club, National Since 1994, Karastan Honor Society, JV has awarded more Softball, Cinderella than $200,000 in Project, Yearbook, scholarships to high Tennis, Tutoring schools seniors who Community Activities: are either children or Volunteer at YMCA grandchildren of curMark Bailey rent or retired Grandson of Richard Karastan employees. Bailey (Dyeing Scholarships are Department), a graduate awarded on the basis of Morehead High Ward of scholastic School was awarded a achievement, comKarastan 4-Year munity and school Scholarship to attend involvement, citizenNorth Carolina State ship and character. University, where he will Each applicant goes pursue a Bachelor's through an interview degree in Engineering. process with a panel School Activities: of Interviewers that National Honor Society, are currently workElectric vehicle team, ing in or retired from Science Olympiad, Youth Bailey the school system. basketball coach The Scholarships Community Activities: were awarded to the two recipi- Youth basketball coach ents listed below at the Morehead “We are proud of all of the High School Awards Ceremony students who have been awarded on May 17, 2012. Karastan Scholarship Awards Winners of the 2012 since 1994. We are honored to be Karastan Scholarships are: apart of the future success of the Mary Katherine Ward very special children and grandDaughter of Kathy Ward, children of Karastan employees (Product Design), a graduate of and retirees,” says Megan Morehead High School was Arrington, Human Resources awarded a Karastan 4-Year Relationship Manager II, Scholarship to attend UNC, Karastan, Division of Mohawk Chapel Hill where she will pur- Industries, Inc. sue a Bachelor's degree in

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¶ PAGE 30 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, JULY 2012 Contiued From Page 28. Cartels are known to operate in over 200 American cities. Earlier this year, within one month’s time, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the D.E.A. and North Carolina State Highway Patrol, seized over one ton of Marijuana, a million dollars in cash and two firearms, arresting five Criminal Illegal Aliens with ties to the Mexican Cartels operating within Rockingham County, NC. “I would challenge President Obama to do as I did, actually go to our Southern Border and see the problem for yourself. I doubt many Law Enforcement Officers in those areas would agree with your synopsis that the Border is ‘more secure than ever with more law enforcement personnel working along it than at any time in American history’ as chronicled in the President’s emailed response. More MUST be done! It’s not about politics; it’s about national security and public safety. Criminal Illegal Aliens are trafficking large amounts of drugs and other contraband across our porous Southern Borders DAILY. In two to three days, it goes from the Border to our backyards, which as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Rockingham County North Carolina, is unacceptable to me.” - Sheriff Sam Page, Rockingham County North Carolina. The Letter Is Below: Dear Samuel: Thank you for writing. I have heard from many Americans concerned about immigration, and I appreciate your perspective. Americans are rightly frustrated with our Nation's broken immigration system, and I share that frustration. We need an immigration system that meets America's 21st century economic and security needs, and that can only be achieved by putting politics aside and coming together to develop a comprehensive solution that continues to secure our borders, holds businesses responsible for who they hire, strengthens our economic competitiveness, and requires undocumented immigrants to get right with the law. That is how we can reaffirm our heritage as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. My Administration has invested an unprecedented amount of resources, technology, and manpower to secure our borders, and our efforts are producing real results. Today, our Southern border is more secure than ever with more law enforce-

Updated governmental organizational chart developed An updated Rockingham County Governmental organizational chart has been developed by Rockingham County Manager Lance L. Metzler. It graphically illustrates the structure of Rockingham County Government and how various departments operate with each other in regards to relationships, authority, and responsibility (see attachment). Metzler said, "we are trying to improve efficiencies within our organization and provide more direction so that our staff is well

ment personnel working along it than at any time in American history. Along with significant reductions in the number of people trying to cross the border illegally, crime rates along the border are down, and we have seized more illegal guns, cash, and drugs than in years past. In addition to doing what is necessary to secure our borders, my Administration is taking action against employers who knowingly exploit people and break the law, and criminal immigrants who pose a threat to the safety of American communities. I remain deeply committed to working in a bipartisan way to enact immigration reform that restores accountability and responsibility to our broken immigration system. The Federal Government has the responsibility to continue to secure our borders. Those immigrants who are here illegally have a responsibility to pay taxes, pay a fine, learn English, and undergo back-


equipped to carry out the direction of the County while maintaining optimal insight in providing quality customer service." The County Manager explained that all department heads and staff have developed departmental goals and objectives to support the overall vision and direction set by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The Rockingham County mission/vision statement includes the following:

ground checks before they can be considered for legalization. At the same time, we need to provide businesses a legal way to hire the workers they rely on, and a path for those workers to earn legal status. Stopping illegal immigration also depends upon reforming our outdated system of legal immigration. We should make it easier for the best and brightest immigrants to stay here and help create jobs in America. The law should also stop punishing young people who were brought to this country illegally as children by giving them a chance to stay and earn a legal status if they pursue higher education or serve in our military. By creating a 21st century immigration system that is true to our principles, our Nation will remain a land of opportunity, prosperity, and freedom for all. To learn more about my Administration's efforts regarding immigration, or to read our Blueprint for Immigration Reform, please visit: migration. For additional information and resources on current immigration and enforcement efforts, I encourage you to visit or call 1-800-3755283. Sincerely, Barack Obama

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Roy Sawyers is a hardworking man dedicated to bringing the county government right to your fingertips via computer. The creator of RockinghamUpdate and RCENO, Sawyers covers the meetings that most of us would love to attend but can’t find the time for; recording the events that create the laws and rules of our community for the citizens to view at their leisure. He asks that you get involved in your local government, by watching what decisions are being made by your elected officials, even if you can’t be there every time. Be sure to watch for Roy at local events, ribbon cuttings and more as he tries to bring the community together by providing all the information possible. If you can’t get there, Roy makes sure you can see it on your computer! Actual meeting dates are as follows: • County Board of Commissioners meets twice a month: on the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 and at the 4th Monday at 6:30.

• School Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm • Reidsville City Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3pm • Eden City Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm • Madison Council meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm • Mayodan Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of month at 7pm • Stoneville Town – 1st Tuesday of month at 7pm (no July meeting) • Wentworth meets the 1st Tuesday of month at 7pm • Citizen’s Academy recordings – will be uploaded in September through November. Sawyers covers every meeting possible, although some have conflicting schedules at times and he is only able to be at one of the meetings. If you can’t make it out to the meeting of your choice, in a few days after each meeting check out and the feed will be up on his website.


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EDEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT MINOR LEAGUE CARDINALS Kneeling L to R - Bob Hauserman, Ben Hauserman, Isaac Falcon, Lucas Durham, Tristen Smith, Monte Mitchell & Skylar Neri. Standing L to R - Tyler Horton, Ashton Jones, Alondre Simpson, Tremain Williams, Richard Jumper, Christian Jackson and Tavon Gibbs. Are rear - Coach Larry Hauserman and Coach Roni Gaudin.

EDEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT PEANUT LEAGUE PIRATES Front Row - Kneeling L to R -Ibon Chavarria, Dequay Matthews, Jaden Scales and Eyona Graves. Second Row L to R - Coach Gary Pruitt Jr., Brayden Pruitt, Nick Williams, Kyvon Thompson, Kaitlyn Kendrick and Ashley Kendrick. Not pictured - R J Thompson, Shadow Heffinger and Ethan Edwards.

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Three more locals have signed to play basketball at RCC during the 2012-13 women's basketball season. L-R: Jazmaine Johnson, 2012 Reidsville HS graduate; Shay Jones, 2010 Reidsville HS graduate; Olivia Siler, 2011 Rockingham HS graduate. Standing, women's basketball coach, Stewart McClintock.

Three commit to RCC’s basketball program On May 16, three local women signed to play basketball at Rockingham Community College for the 2012-13 season. The three – Jazmaine Johnson, a 2012 graduate of Reidsville High School; Shay Jones, a 2010 graduate of Reidsville High School; and Olivia Siler, a 2011 graduate of Rockingham High School – join Amber Dalton, Cassadee Dosher, Adrienne Graves and Pelaura Hairston who signed letters of intent in April. Although women’s basketball is not new at RCC, the upcoming season will be the first time the program has operated since 2002. At the time the program ended, interest had waned. But RCC

Director of Student Life and Athletics, Dean Myrick, said he recently began having questions from students about resurrecting the program so he brought it back. “We will face stiff competition,” said coach McClintock. “As part of our schedule, we will be competing against GTCC, Patrick Henry Community College and Louisburg Junior College. All three were ranked in the top five in the country at one time or another during this past season.” But he is pleased he has been able to pull together a program using local talent and looks forward to growing the program in the upcoming years.

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Candice Corcoran and her teammates from the Greensboro United U15 Girls Navy team representing the state of North Carolina defeated the Dallas Texans representing the state of Texas (North Texas) by a score of 1-0 recently to win the US Youth Soccer Region III (Southern) Championships and earn a spot in the US Youth Soccer National Championships that will be played July 11-15 in Sacramento, California. The Greensboro United U15 Girls Navy team is a part of the Greensboro United Soccer Association (GUSA). Candice and her teammates earned the right to represent the state of North Carolina by winning the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association Presidents/Kepner State Cup. After three long weekends of tournament play all over the state of North Carolina Greensboro United traveled to Wilson, North Carolina where they defeated the hometown Wilson Explosion in the semifinal game when Corcoran scored the only goal of the match with just over six minutes to play off of a corner kick. Greensboro United then claimed the State Championship in November 2011 when they defeated New Bern in a penalty kick shootout after battling to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtimes. The key penalty kick in that game was made by Madison Ward, granddaughter of J.W. and Carol Ward here in Eden. On June 7th the top 120 teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups from Region III converged on Greensboro for the three-day Championship at the Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Greensboro. The teams competing at the Region III Championships were US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and selected wildcard teams through the US Youth Soccer Region III Premier League. Region III represents the State Associations of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,

North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee. Greensboro United won a spot in the semifinals against Tennessee on in June by winning all three of its Group C games. Behind an explosive offense and

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a very stingy defense, GUSA outscored its first three opponents 10-1. The U15 GUSA Navy team defeated the FSA Freedom of Florida 2-0, blanked the South Lakes Cosmos of Oklahoma 4-0 and went on to beat the ASC Dragonflies of Arkansas 5-1. On the Greensboro United U15 Girls Navy defeated Tennessee’s East Ridge Express 2-1 in a thrilling semifinal match that wasn’t decided until the final minutes of the game. Greensboro United fell behind East Ridge 1-0 mid-way through the first half, but evened the score on a secondhalf penalty kick with 15 minutes remaining and then scored the winning goal on a rebound with less than two minutes remaining on the clock. “We were determined to win and we never gave up”, said Corcoran. The Championship game was set-up as a battle between two great defenses. During the first four games Greensboro United pitched two shutouts while limiting their opponents to just two goals and the Dallas Texans had done the same. Boosted by solid team defending all weekend, led by Corcoran (Morehead High School), Ward (Northern Guilford High School),

Elizabeth Crutchfield (Page High School), Carli Downing (Northern Guilford High School) and goalie Krystan Coble (Burlington Williams High School), GUSA unleashed a relentless attack at the Texans’ goal. A final scare for Greensboro United came with about three minutes to play when the Texans tried to mount a comeback and had a ball on its way to the net after a hard rebound and the GUSA goalie on the left side of the goal. Corcoran ran in front of the goal from the right side and saved the sure score by kicking the ball up the field and away from the Texas offense. “I saw the hard rebound on the left and could see the ball coming towards the right corner of the goal from the Texas striker and knew I needed to do whatever it took to help Krystan and make sure Texas didn’t score,” said Corcoran. “I am very proud of the girls and the way we played all weekend against tremendous competition,” said Greensboro coach Julie Isley. “From the very start, they were making plans to go Sacramento,” said Isley. “I tried to tell them that we had some very tough games ahead of us that would require their very best. But they were adamant that they were going to win and go to California. I couldn’t be happier for them. This team has a great deal of heart and determination and they don’t know how to lose. They always find a way to come out on top,” said Isley. US Youth Soccer has divided the United States into four regions so the Greensboro United U15 Girls Navy team representing the state of North Carolina and the 11 other states that makeup the US South will be one of four U15 teams vying for the National Championship in Sacramento that will take place at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex on July 11 – 15th.


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“TEAM JAX” OSBORNE BAPTIST BLACK - MEN'S CHURCH SOFTBALL "A" BRACKET PLAYOFF CHAMPS AND SEASON RUNNER UP Kneeling L to R - David Myers, Bobby Young, Brian Fulp, Rob Robbins and Stephen Griffith. Standing L to R - Hal Young, Jonathan Moore, Dustin Stultz, Brandon Fisher, Josh Cochran, Ryan Cunningham and Mike Brown. Not pictured: Grant Brown, Josh Evans and Kevin Bedard.

EDEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT PEANUT LEAGUE ORIOLES Front Row : Bryson Toler, Tony Hatcher, Zoriah Martin, CJ Wilson. Second Row : Scott Bruins, Kaito Woods, Daniel Bruins, Seth Stratton, Kallie Phillips, Tammy Vernon. Not Pictured : Keegan Neri & Kameron Davis.

NEW BEGINNINGS - MEN'S CHURCH LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS AND "A" BRACKET PLAYOFF RUNNER UP Kneeling L to R - Collin Paschal, Brad Martin, Ray Gatewood & Jeffery Roberts. Standing L to R - Eli Roach, Greg Lunsford, Tommy Lunsford, Chris Evans, Don Hayes, Darren Gatewood & Brian Sexton. Not pictured - Jeff Moore, Brandon Belton, Trent Draughn, Dinky Robertson, Corey Smith and Daryl Paschal.

Eden YMCA Hosts Dixie Youth Girls Softball State Championship Approximately 2,500 people will be attending the Dixie Youth Girls Softball Tournament July 13-18 for a weekend of fun and excitement. Some of softball’s top players, representing 43 teams from all regions of North Carolina, will descend upon the Eden Family YMCA on July 13th. The tournament kicks off with an opening ceremony on Friday at 5 p.m. By hosting the tournament, the YMCA is able to collaborate with many local businesses, hotels, and restaurants. The Eden Family YMCA would like to thank all of our sponsors for their help in making this event possible. “It’s a surreal feeling to bring this magnitude of tournament to Eden, North Carolina,” said Barry Mabe, Eden Family YMCA CEO. “The YMCA’s goal

is to promote the city, create enthusiasm, and most importantly, unite the people of Eden in these harsh economic times.” While many events are held at the Eden Family YMCA throughout the year, this event is unparalleled by any of the others. To bring 2,500 people to Eden for five days represents a turning

point for the Eden Family YMCA and the city of Eden in the midst of these trying times. The tournament is sure to be filled with excitement, food, fun, and softball! If you’d like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Barry Mabe at 623-8496 or 613-9622 or his email at

EDEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT CUSH'S CRUISES & TRAVEL - DIXIE SOFTBALL DARLINGS DISTRICT 3 CHAMPS First row L to R - Thalianna Casper, Paydon Reynolds, Abbey Corbin, Dakota Mabe & Emma Craig. Second row L to - Chloe Annas, Haley Joyce, Hailey Blackwell & Alexis Denny. Third row - Coach Kevin Joyce, Coach Rocky Craig, Manager Koury Gibson & Coach Suzanne Frazier. Not pictured Jouzlyn Falcon.


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County employees have Walk/Run for Eating Smart, Moving More program Rockingham County Governmental Employees are prioritizing good health, behavior, and lifestyles. Employees and their families participated in the 2012 First Annual Spring Walk/Run after work on May 17th. The 5K-2mile-1mile course gave supporters an opportunity to cheer walkers and runners moving past the Governmental Center area, Rockingham Community College Campus, and County areas on Cherokee Camp Rd. Safety & Risk Manager Mark Holzer promoted the “Eat Smart, Move More” theme

by saying: “good health is a personal choice but we all need to work together to inspire people to take care of themselves. We all have families that love us very much and they depend on us to stay healthy.” The County Employees’ Wellness Program is a voluntary project involving activities, incentives, free annual health risk assessments, group walking, bowling leagues, Weight Watchers, Lunch & Learn Classes, Holiday Challenges, and free Zumba classes.

Scenes from county employees Walk/Run for Eating Smart, Moving More program County Manager throws first pitch at Grasshoppers’ game Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler will throw out the first pitch for Friday night’s Greensboro Grasshoppers’ baseball game at NewBridge Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro.


Over 100 Rockingham County employees and family members will be in the stands cheering for him. The June 15th game begins at 7 pm, gates open at 6 p.m. Metzler is an active, physically fit, Rockingham County Wellness enthusiast who runs almost every day. The annual Greensboro

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RCS CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATE ACHIEVES PERFECT ATTENDANCE RECORD Rockingham County, NC – Lindsay Tucker, a 2012 graduate of McMichael High School, was the elite graduate of approximately 900 Rockingham County Schools’ (RCS) graduates that walked across the stage on May 26, 2012 with a perfect attendance record for her entire school career. For 2,340 total days, from kindergarten - 12th grade, Lindsay never missed a day of school. The Rockingham County Board of Education recognized Lindsay for her dedication and commitment to education at the Board of Education meeting on June 11, 2012. Grasshoppers Field Trip for Rockingham County Employees, children and grandchildren has been a special event for fun and fellowship. Last year, 142 Rockingham County employees, friends, and family enjoyed great weather and great camaraderie at

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Plea for help from Girl Scouts For 100 years Girl Scouts has been instrumental in helping girls build character, courage, confidence, and making the world a better place. In July 2012, Troop # 41218 (Juniors and Cadets Troop) in Eden have been given the opportunity to take a three day trip to New York City. While there, the girls will have a chance to visit historical sites, such as the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero (World Trade Center). This trip would be one that would have a lasting impression on the girls. We will be having a men's softball tournament at Draper Ball Park on July 7, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m. The concession stand will be open. We will have approximately 30 girls and 8 chaperones taking this trip in the summer. We are

asking that you please make a donation to ensure that each Girl Scout is able to attend. Any donations made will be greatly appreciated and donations are tax deductible. Please make check payable and mail to: Girl Scouts, Troop # 41218. 1215 Robin Rd. Eden NC 27288. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact: Alicia Keller, Cadet Troop Leader at 336-254-0826 or Dawnya Florence, Junior Troop Leader at 336-520-0646.

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RCC RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION. L-R, Joe Thompson, John Crutchfield and Ken Capps, retired Rockingham Community College professors, were each conferred the title professor emeritus during the May 22 Board of Trustees meeting at RCC. To date, five others have been bestowed the honor. The title is given to individuals who have provided outstanding service to the college and community. Each of the designees continue to be active in the life of the college through an organization they helped create: the RCC Retired Employees Assoc.

At a recent Eden’s Noon Liion’s Club meeting County Fire Marshall Robert Cardwel and Fire Marshall John Cruise came to demonstrate the talents of Phoenix the Accelerant Dog. Phoenix and her handler John Cruise are on the left and Robert Johnson and Murphy are on right

Arson Dog featured at Eden Noon Lion’s Club meeting At the May meeting of the Eden Noon Lion’s Club, Fire Marshall Cardwell discussed fire fighter techniques and the state of Fire Fighting and Prevention as well as arson cases and how they are investigated. He explained items used to set fires for the purpose of causing deliberate damage and told of arson cases. The department recently aquired an Arson (Sniffer) Dog, Phoenix, from the ranks of retired FBI dogs. This special K9 was offered to Marshall Cardwell and the Rockingham County Fire Marshall's Office. Stoneville Fire Marshall John Cruise was chosen to be the handler of Phoenix. Phoenix stays with Marshall Cruise all the time basically and Cruise is usually the only one to feed, groom, or work him.

Cruise explained that every single time Phoenix the Sniffer Dog eats it is only as a reward. So at feeding time for Phoenix morning or evening Cruise hides a piece of cloth and when Phoenix finds the material hidden then Marshall Cruise can then feed him. This discipline is to keep the dog calm and to prevent him from taking food from others or at inappropriate time such as in restaurants. After the meeting Pheonix wanted to visit Eden Noon Lion’s Club President, Robbie Johnson’s service dog, Murphy, yet the two remained very professional. For more information on the Lion’s Club, blindness or guide dogs, visit

Lorrie Norwood, 16, gave her 4-H presentation on Volunteerism to the Eden Kiwanis Club in May. Lorrie

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volunteers with the Eden Kiwanis July 4th celebration, Fishing Rodeo and pancake supper. Both her father, John, and grandfather, Ron, are members of the Eden Kiwanis Club and exemplify the spirit of community volunteerism. Lorrie's presentation highlighted her volunteer work with Rolling Ridge Therapeutic Riding. Lorrie prepares the horses for riding, leads horses and sidewalks for rider safety. Kathryn Davis, a licensed physical therapist, is the Executive Director of the non-profit organization. Rolling Ridge Riding, Inc. is a therapy based horseback riding program for children with disabilities that serves children with special needs free of charge. Children and volunteers come from Rockingham, Stokes, Caswell, Alamance, and Guilford counties in order to make this special project work. The Eden Kiwanis Club and President Garry Tudor presented Rolling Ridge Therapeutic Riding's Kathryn Davis with a $500 donation following Ms. Norwood's presentation. Lorrie volunteers at Rolling Ridge because she loves working with the horses and wants you to find something you are passionate about and volunteer. The Eden Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday night at 6pm at Santana's Restaurant. They invite you to volunteer with them in helping to accomplish the Kiwanis International motto, "Serving the Children of the World".

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County Government Launches Its First Citizen’s Academy The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, during its April 10th meeting, approved a proposal for a Citizens’ Academy. This free, comprehensive, ten-week program will help Rockingham County citizens learn and better understand how County Government operates. The Inaugural Fall Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, Sept. 6 – Nov. 8, at Rockingham County Governmental Center, Rockingham Community College (RCC), or other locations per topic. Participants graduate Nov. 13. The Spring Class is from Feb. through April 2013. Citizens’ Academy applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a Rockingham County resident or business owner. Online applications and information may be found on the County’s website at http://www.

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615 Henry St., Eden Completed applications for the Inaugural Class must be received by midnight, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Chosen participants are expected to participate with the entire program (each session and graduation). Those needing a printed application or more info about the Citizens’ Academy may contact Mable Scott, Public Information Officer (PIO), Suite 210, Rockingham County Governmental Center, 371 NC 65, Reidsville, NC 27375. Phone: 336.342.8342. Email: The Citizens’ Academy’s steering committee includes County Commissioner Harold Bass, RCC President Michael Helmick, County Manager Lance Metzler, and PIO Mable Scott. The Academy was developed: 1. To inform, educate, engage, and empower local citizens with a thorough, behind-the-scenes view of Rockingham County Government in order to help grow and develop future County Governmental leaders; 2. To personally meet and talk with County elected officials, department heads, appointed Board/Committee leaders, and staff to better understand how County Government operates. Eventually, this will enable Academy graduates to be actively involved with County Government; 3. To gain a working knowledge

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The ten-week sessions will include: 1. Welcome, introductions, purpose, County Board of Commissioners, Appointed Boards/Committees, County Manager, County Government’s organizational chart, County Government 101, Civics in Action 2. Geography, History, Population, Culture, Quality of Life 3. Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Services, Gang Prevention, Day Resource Center 4. Public Health, Environmental/Engineering, Soil & Water Conservation, Code Enforcement, Animal Shelter 5. Department of Social Services, Veterans Services, Youth Services, Head Start 6. Cooperative Extension, Business & Technology Center, Partnership for Economic & Tourism Development, Chambers of Commerce 7. Board of Elections, Register of Deeds, Library 8. Human Resources, Safety/Risk, Legal, Information Technology, Public Information Office 9. Planning/Inspections, Geographic Information Systems, Airport, Tax Department 10. SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis, Finance, Purchasing, Lean Management

about the County’s overall organization, vision, mission, goals, objectives, budget, policies, procedures, and day-to-day functions to create civic ambassadors who may enlighten others about County Government. The Fall and Spring Classes will include a total of 25 participants representing a diversity of Rockingham County citizens. Efforts will be made to attempt to meet special accommodation or dietary needs. The Board Chairman and the County Manager will send a letter to all

applicants by mid-August to communicate if they will be in the Fall 2012 Class or an upcoming class. The Citizens’ Academy will consist of ten programs/tours focusing on a major County Governmental topic. A short video will introduce each session followed by County experts. Then, the class will do a problem solving exercise, hypothetical example, or case study. The main dialogue will involve the participants’ solutions and exchanges with the experts. The

introductory videos will also serve as educational tools for the general public and will air on the County’s YouTube, on RockinghamUpdate, and RCC’s Educational Public Access Channel 2. Citizens’ Academy participants will complete homework assignments from each session and evaluations will be done by Academy students and presenters. A final evaluation of the Fall and Spring Classes will be presented to the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.

Properly using garbage disposals By Melinda Ward, Wastewater Superintendent - Eden This article will inevitably upset many who rely on this little household device more than is necessary but it is important to know that many issues can arise from misuse. The main point to bring away from this is that first and foremost a garbage disposal is not a trashcan. The name sounds like it is since it says that it can dispose of garbage, but in actuality a garbage disposal is designed only to assist in the process. The concept of this device is simple: install in the kitchen sink to break apart any solid food particles that may go down the drain so that the pipes will not clog. However, many people take this too far and dump all of their scrap food into the sink knowing that the garbage disposal will take care of it before it becomes a problem for them. The best practice in using this device is to scrape as much food as you can into the garbage can. Then if there is any food left, your garbage disposal can serve as a protection for your pipes. This will serve to extend the life of your garbage disposal as well as prevent the wrong things from entering your sewer. In case I’m confusing you, this article was written to help prevent stopped up sewers and the inconvenience that they can cause and not to help save the garbage disposals. I am trying to make clear the ramifications of allowing the wrong stuff to go down the drain. When you force too much food down the drain, even in a chopped up consisten-

cy, you are allowing grease and excess organic matter to go down the drain as well. With many people doing this in residential areas, it leads to clogged pipes downstream of these neighborhoods which can then lead to overflows of sewers. No one wants this to happen and the city wants to help stop it as well so that our land and water won’t become more polluted. We need your help. We need for our residents to realize the impact they have on our daily processes. Individually, each resident may not do enough to cause an issue, but in neighborhoods that we all live in, we are collectively creating problems that can be prevented. Each person that reads this message, understands it, and shares it with their neighbors can significantly help the area they live in. Realistically, I know that not everyone will stop doing what they have done for years, but any improvement is a start. Education is key and there is no way for me or my staff to contact each family and make clear what is needed. All I can do is put out one letter or article at a time until the message is out there. And this is all I’m asking of you is to make one change at a time. Some cities have tried to ban the installation of all new garbage disposals to try to phase out the use of these devices. It generally doesn’t happen because people are used to the convenience and do not wish to change their habits. Our citizens need to be aware that this is a real issue with real consequences.

I’m not just talking to the residents either. Small businesses, kitchens, any facility that does any kind of food handling and has a garbage disposal needs to read this and understand their impact. If residential homes have a small impact, then larger kitchens generally have a much larger impact. Sometimes one facility can cause enough of an issue to clog the sewer lines by themselves and be a direct cause of an overflow. Again, this should never happen because this is all preventable. Most of these facilities should have some type of grease interceptor to help prevent the grease from reaching the sewer, but these do not fix the problem either. Many times facilities that have garbage disposals find that their grease interceptors are full faster than they should be and have to be pumped out. Most of the time, it is not even from the grease but from the excess amounts of food that have been flushed down the drain. This is an added expense that could be reduced by facilities educating their employees and following best management practices. If you are willing to try something different, then consider composting. It can be done fairly easily and you can incorporate most of your food scraps that you would normally try to force down the drain. This is just one way to take a bad situation and make it better. For more information, you can contact me at 627-1009, ext. 130.


Red Cross askes you to “Find The Hero In You” Summer has become synonymous with superhero blockbusters, but there’s no need for tights and a cape to be someone’s hero. The Red Cross is asking local citizens to “Find the Hero In You” by giving blood or hosting a blood drive. By supporting the Red Cross, anyone can be a hero to a neighbor in need of lifesaving blood. “I want to thank our local heroes who make it a priority to give back by giving blood and hosting blood drives,” states Delisa English, interim chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. ”Summer tends to keep many donors away from blood donation centers and blood drives, but the Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products.” High schools and colleges account for about 22% of Red Cross blood collections throughout the Southeast. With schools being closed for the summer, the Red Cross loses a large portion of its donor base at this time every year. Vacations, travel, weather and busy summer schedules are some of the other reasons donations decline. Unfortunately, the need for blood does not take a vacation. Approximately 1,600 blood donations are needed daily in the Carolinas Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for local hospitals. Area Blood Drives are: - Thursday, July 5th; 2:00 – 6:30 pm, Eden Community at Eden YMCA, 301 S. Kennedy Street, Eden, Call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment - Wednesday, July 11th: 2:00 – 6:30 pm, Reidsville Community at Reidsville YMCA, 504 S. Main Street, Reidsville, Call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment - Friday, July 13th; 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Jacob’s Creek Nursing Center, 1721 Baldhill Loop, Madison, Call Tabitha Vernon at 548-9658 for an appointment - Tuesday, July 17th; 2:00 – 6:30 pm, Woodbine Baptist, 7546 NC Hwy 135, Mayodan, Call the Church office at 427-2600 for an appointment - Thursday, July 19th; 10 am – 7:00 pm, Wentworth Fire Department, 8365 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville, Call the Fire Station at 951-7796 for an appointment - Friday, July 20th; 10 am – 2:30 pm; 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, Call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment - Friday, July 20th; 10 am – 2:30 pm; NC DOT; 191 Hwy 65, Wentworth, Call Brenda Joyce, 634-5642 - Wednesday, July 25th; 10 am – 2:30 pm, Whitcomb Student Center, Rockingham Community College, Call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment - Thursday, July 26th; 2:00 – 6:30 pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 4751 NC

Hwy 14, Reidsville, Call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment - Monday, July 30th; 2-6:30 pm, Stoneville Community at Vera Holland Center, 203 East Main Street, Stoneville, Call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment - Monday, July 30th; 3 – 7:00 pm, Lowes United Methodist, 3191 Hwy 87, Reidsville Call Carolyn Pegram 349-3805 for an appointment By donating early in the season, blood donors in our community can donate two or more times during the summer months, helping ensure blood is available for patients throughout this critical time. There are thousands of people in our community who will NOT make it a priority to donate blood this summer; the Red Cross asks if you will find the hero in you and help save lives. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger and all high school students must also meet specific height and weight requirements. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate, please contact the Rockingham County Chapter at 336-349-3434 or visit Call 1-877975-2835 to make an appointment to donate platelets.

Commissioner Bass receives State Leadership Award Rockingham County Commissioner Harold Bass was honored by receiving a state leadership award in Raleigh. The North Carolina Council of Community Programs presented him with the 2012 County Commissioner Leadership Award on June 18th at the Hilton North Raleigh. The leadership and service Bass has provided the Rockingham County community was explained during the Leadership Awards Program presentation: “It’s easy to understand that Harold is a public servant who has a heart for people with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance abuse, based on hi years of service and his continued choice to advocate for positive changes. However, his dedication extends even beyond.” Betty Taylor, CEO/Area Director of CenterPoint Human Services, said: “The task of a leader is to get followers from where they are to where they have not been. Commissioner Bass certainly rises to that challenge and has done so again and again. He led Rockingham County merger efforts smoothly and sought to revamp the provider landscape.” For nearly three years, Bass has served as a member of the CenterPoint Board of Directors and has remained an advocate for

Bass with award increased quality of services. Eight years ago, Bass began serving as the Commissioner Liaison for the former Rockingham County Area Mental Health Program and was instrumental in the formation of AlamanceCaswell-Rockingham LME. In 2009, when Rockingham County chose to affiliate with CenterPoint Human Services, he was a leading force in the transformation process. It was highlighted that: “During all of these transitions, Harold could have simply shown his support through vote, but that’s not like him at all. Harold chose to serve on the transition team when the area mental health pro-

gram became an LME, and again when Rockingham County became a part of CenterPoint’s catchment area.”

Want To Support Team Jaxx? Team Jaxx Bass Fishing Derby Tournament! July 14, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lake Townsend $50 per boat. There is a five-fish limit with a big fish prize. For more info contact 520-5576

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Eden Senior RCC faculty receive higher ranking Hometown heros honored by Center Rockingham Community Faculty Promotion Committee. American Legion Car & Bike Show 508 Orchard Ave, Eden - Call

College faculty members, Celeste Allis, Robert Brandon and Cristy Waugh-Ellis have met the requirements necessary to increase their faculty ranking. Ranks consist of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Effective Aug. 13, Allis (math/science division dean) will become a professor, Brandon will become an associate professor, and Waugh-Ellis an assistant professor. The faculty rank system at RCC is administered by the

The ranking system acknowledges an instructor’s longevity, work related accomplishments, and the increasing value of service provided by full-time faculty members. Consideration for academic rank are based on qualifications such as job related activities, professional accomplishments and service, academic degrees and time spent in each rank. Points are awarded for degrees held in the related field beyond the minimum requirement for employments and for job related activities.

Veterans may be eligible for education assistance Unemployed veterans may be eligible for the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). The program provides up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate of the Montgomery GI Bill—Active Duty program. In addition to meeting criteria set up by the VRAP program, recipients must enroll in a VA approved educational program offered by a community college. The program must lead to an associate degree, diploma, certificate, or non-college degree (NCD) and provide training in a high demand occupation. At Rockingham Community College, VA approved programs include computer integrated machining, early childhood education, global logistics, horticulture, surgical technology, air conditioning and refrigeration, cos-

metology, entrepreneurship, industrial automation, welding, phlebotomy, medical office billing and coding, and much more. Basic law enforcement training qualifies as a non-college degree. To read course and program descriptions of eligible programs, visit and click on Current & Future Students for the Curriculum Catalog or Continuing Education Courses link on the homepage. For more information about the VRAP program and its eligibility criteria, go to For more information about VRAP, RCC’s approved programs, and RCC admission information, call 342-4261, ext. 2319 or go to

Bring them back to their former glory with photo restoration from Barbour Studio & Gallery. Makes a great gift for Grandparents Day or any day.

The local American Legion, William Johnson Post #534 of Eden will present the 1st Annual Legion Car & Bike show to honor our hometown heros in the Tractor Supply Parking Lot, Eden. This event will take place on July 21st. There will be a special ceremony in which awards and flags will be presented to the grandparents of SSGT Brandon Eggleston. The show will feature multiple car, truck and motorcycle classes, with trophies for each class and best of show for motorcycle and car/trucks. There will be concessions, kid’s stuff, and vendors and drawings for door prizes, and

50/50 raffles. Registration starts at 9am until 11am. Judging begins approximately at noon, and trophies and prizes given at 4pm. Pre-registration ends the night before the show. Legion riders nor any sponsor/donors are responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or property..

Vendor spots and pre-registration available: $20 to pre register, $25 registration day of show For more information call Joe Steadman(336)954-0706 Jamie Flint (336)344-4138 Don Laster (336)202-9724

Reidsville Downtown Events JULY EVENTS 1 – Tour of Reidsville Bike Race 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. 4 – Independence Day 7 – Sidewalk Saturday 13 – Cruise In – Downtown 21 – Free Concert/Market Square 28 – Shagging at Market Square Event (Tentative) 29 – Local Spotlight

AUGUST EVENTS 3 – Downtown Shopping Night 4 – Sidewalk Saturday 9 – Outdoor Movie “War Horse” 10 – Cruise In – Downtown 18 – Free Concert – American Aquarium 28 – Local Spotlight

RCC Center for Active Retirement Located on the RCC Campus and open to ALL SENIORS CALL 342-4261, ext. 2163 for details and directions. ONGOING EVENTS & SERVICES • Cosmetology, haircuts, shampoos, and manicures are available Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Room 105 in the Science Building. No appointments needed; first come, first served. Call 342-4261 ext. 2163 or ext. 2192 for more information. • Gerald B. James Library, the RCC Library houses a wealth of information. Hours are Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. and closed on weekends. • The Rockingham County Bookmobile, the Bookmobile is at the Owens Human Services Building form 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. the 4th Monday of each month. Books, DVD’s, videos and magazines are available. • Blood Pressure Screening, a nurse from Bayada comes to C.A.R. the 1st Tues. of month 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. in Room 110 in the Owens Building. • Games such as: Bingo is held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Room 110 in the Owens Building. Rook is held Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 102 in the Owens Building. • Senior Aerobics are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in Room 110 in the Owens Building. We use a variety of videos in the free course. MEALS ON WHEELS NOTICE Meals On Wheels goes private pay! Due to ever-increasing waiting lists, home delivered meal are now available on a private pay basis. Cost is $4.50 per meal, $22.50 weekly, or $90.00 monthly. Private pay transportation is now available for medical out-of-town trips. Call 349-2343 for more information.

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Happy 4th Of July!!!

Energizer Bunny Why was the Energizer Bunny arrested? He was charged with battery.

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Dance at the CB Hut July 30th 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. Friends Club Meet the second Tuesday of each month at the center for our meeting. We meet for lunch at a local restaurant on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to come join the fun and fellowship. Landscape/One Stroke paint classes Register now. Classes are on Thursdays from 9-12. Legal Aid will be July 12th at 10:00am call 1-800-951-2257 to make an appointment Come walk our track anytime 5 laps=1mile on the Senior Center Track. 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, July 16th 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

Eden’s Concerts In The Park 2012 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 Amphitheatre. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Dates: Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – Troublesome Hwy. Saturday, August 25, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – Veronica Jones Saturday, September 29, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – The Bullet Band Saturday, October 27, 2012 – TBA – Fall Festival Saturday, November 24, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – Rain Date


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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 Computer Class- Teen Center (Call Paula at 394-4864 for more info) 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 Building 708 Barnes Street, Reidsville, NC 27320 #-336-394-4841 • Reidsville Teen Center - 506 Sprinkle Street, Reidsville #-336-394-4864 • Recreation Gym - 206 N. Washington Avenue, Reidsville please call 336-394-4841 for questions about the Senior Center happenings at this location

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American Monument & Stone to open new showroom in Eden Marty White would like to invite you to brighten up your life, and your home with natural and synthetic stones. White is the owner of American Monument and Stone, located on Monroe Street in Eden in the historic Post Office building. Marty White may be a familiar name to many in town. Marty graduated from Morehead High School and has returned to the school as a wrestling coach. The former owner of Piedmont Surfaces in Eden, White is one of the first original fabricators in the area, with 17 years experience and service to the community. He is now hard at work putting together a state of the art showroom that will feature samples from his huge selection of stone and cabinet works. The new showroom is scheduled to be open in mid July, so be sure to stop in and check out the products and services he can offer. Specializing in granite countertops, American Monument & Stone also works in tile flooring and resurfacing of cabinetry. In addition to these they provide custom showers, vanity tops, fireplaces, bars and more. They pride themselves in the ability to provide the kitchens and baths dreams are made of, with affordable pricing and countless options. White notes the versatility, low maintenance and durability of his flooring products and hopes that when you decide to treat yourself to new flooring, you will consider checking out his showroom for the finest of tiles and grouts. American Monument and Stone is located at 634 Monroe Street, Eden. To reach Marty and his team, call 336-398-7143.

Madison / Mayodan Senior Center 300 S. Second Ave., Mayodan. Inside Madison/Mayodan Recreation Dept. Building. Call 548-2789, 548-9572 for Information on any of the following listings: PIANO LESSONS: every Thursday, all ages. 20 minute one-on-one lesson with instructor, Dr. James Deere. $40.00 per month, as well as a small fee for books. Contact the Dept. at 548-2789. SENIOR TAP DANCE: Lessons taught by Deana DeHart. Held on Thursdays from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. $25.00 per month for ages 55 and older. For info 548-2789. ZUMBA FITNESS : Classes are held at a variety of times and only cost $3.00 per class! Taught by certified instructors, Britta Younts, Amy Poe and Benita Lindstrom. For class schedules call 548-2789. YOGA CLASSES: Classes now being offered. • Mon. 8:30am – 9:30am • Wed. 6:30pm – 7:30pm • Thurs. 8:30am – 9:30am • Sat. 9:00am – 10:00am $3.00 per class. Taught by Tabitha Southard. 548-2789. COMPUTER CLASSES! Computer Classes at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up

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Don't you just love meaningful on the course. Hmmm. Just take song lyrics from the 80's. Try a deep breath and swim. NO and remember back to a time PROBLEM. So now I am out of before iPads and iPhones. Try the water and I put on my shoes and remember when I meant "I" and bike helmet and ride for 15 as in me, myself and "I". I don't miles. This shouldn't be that hard mean that you should do this in a except have you seen any flat selfish way but look at it in a way ground in central North that before you can look after Carolina? I am hoping for 45 someone else you need to know minutes. Not an unrealistic goal but it will push my what your own needs. limits especially after I started exercising the swim. Now the fun because my father had a part after getting off bad heart. I keep exerthe bike I get to run 3.1 cising because it turns miles on a trail through out that once I got over the woods. I not only the initial shock of signed up for this but I soreness that it turns am paying to do this. out its pretty fun. I am making Never would I have White fun of this race but it thought that I would be will be a challenge. a part-time fitness instructor; you see, I hated PE in You see I am not in it to beat anyschool. Turns out what I didn't body but myself. My goal time is like was playing ball sports. I run to keep it as close to 90 minutes pretty good as long I don't have as possible. I am running this to catch or throw a ball. race for nobody but ME. I, me, I have signed up to run in the myself will have to get through Mission Man Triathlon on July the swim. I, me, myself will 21st. I have never run a race this pedal my bike to finish so that I long before and it will be inter- can run through the woods. I esting to see how this works out. will proudly wear the t-shirt with The first thing I have to do is the race logo on it. You see it swim 750 meters across a lake. turns out it wasn't the physical In theory that is 15 laps in the part of PE that I didn't like, it was pool and I can on a good day do the kind of physical activity I that in 15 minutes. So my worry didn't like. Now instead of exeris what happens if it's not a good cising because I have bad genes day and I am in the middle of the from my family, I exercise lake. There are no sides, no ropes because I like it. and the lifeguards are in canoes

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After 50+ Years Uden’s Shoe Center Is Going Out Of Business!

Sale Starts Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Thank You All For The Wonderful 50+ Years Of Business!

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