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Morehead Hospital Recieves New Accreditation from DNV Healthcare Morehead Memorial Hospital announced that is has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the only hospital accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. DNV’s accreditation program requires hospitals to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout its facilities and take measured steps to improve when it is warranted. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses. ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. “The DNV program is consistent with our long-term commitment to patient safety and total quality,” said W. Carl Martin, President and CEO. “There has not been a new approach to hospital accreditation in a very long time. The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality disciplines with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.” DNV hospital accreditation addresses the demands of today’s hospitals dedicated to patient-centered care. As part of the accreditation process, DNV surveyors will visit Morehead Memorial Hospital annually instead of every three years as was done previously. They will monitor the hospital’s adherence to patient safety criteria established by CMS and evaluate processes that impact patient care across various departments and facilities of the hospital. “It’s a much more holistic system,” Mr. Martin said. “DNV is very thorough and their surveyors are very collaborative during the survey process. The DNV program helps us find opportunities throughout the organization to improve every day.

Hospital leadership shown with the Morehead Memorial Hospital Certificate of Accreditation from DNV Healthcare include, left to right, Physician Chief of Staff Jim Parsons, Board Vice Chairman Jim Burnett, Board Chairman Scott Barham, and President and CEO W. Carl Martin. This is a welcomed change. We now look upon accreditation as a strategic business tool and as a mechanism to empower our staff.” Being accredited by DNV allows Morehead Memorial Hospital to receive reimbursement for its patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The DNV accreditation program was authorized by CMS in 2008, and today DNV provides not only hospital accreditation but also Primary Stroke

Center Certification. Morehead Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 108-bed, community hospital located on a 22-acre campus in central Eden. An active medical staff of 55 physicians and a consulting/courtesy staff of 35 physicians serve patients in the North Carolina

Accreditation... Continued on Page 4 Sheriff Sam Page leads the ceremony at the Rockingham Sheriff’s Office in memory of 9/11. The flags were lowered to half staff in honor of those lost on September 11, 2001 and in the wars following.


Letters to the Editor condition, whether the defendant is intoxicated, the defendant's length of time in the community, record of convictions, history of flight, and any other factor relevant to bail. I consider safety of the public and the safety of our victims as highly-relevant to the conditions of bail. On September 1, 2012, a new bond policy went into effect in Rockingham County. It is customary for judges to develop these types of policies and procedures through what are called Administrative Orders. These types of orders are entered in the judges' discretion, and often the public doesn't know about them, or the potential impact these procedural issues can have on cases. This is the type of order that was entered for the new bond policy. Under this Administrative Order, determination of bond is based on data entered on a "Risk Assessment" chart prepared by the "Pre-trial Release Program." This program is a taxpayer-funded county agency, and a county bureaucrat has been placed in the position of gatekeeper for the county jail. (the "Risk Assessment" chart follows). There is not one factor utilized by Pre-Trial Release that takes into account the weight of the evidence against the defendant, threat to the victim, prior vio-

Why Are We Outsourcing Public Safety? District Attorney’s statement on Pre-Trial Release in Rockingham County Like most lines from government, it sounds like a good idea on the surface. The desire to expand government, the lure of easy money, and the false hope of increased security is often too hard to resist. But, does outsourcing public safety make Rockingham County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family? The primary goal of any government is the protection of the people and their property. The Rockingham County Pre-Trial Release program does not and cannot meet this goal, and emptying the Rockingham County Jail to house inmates from other counties jeopardizes public safety, victims' security, and swift justice. When a defendant is charged with a crime, he is entitled to bail. Bail is set by magistrates and judges based on a number of factors. North Carolina General Statute ~15A-534(c) requires that magistrates and judges consider: the nature of the offense charged, the weight of the evidence against the defendant, the defendant's family ties, employment, resources, character, and mental

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Citizens of Rockingham County, Freedom Park will be the site of the LIBERTY RALLY AT FREEDOM PARK on Saturday, October 6th. The Rally is open to the public and will be from 12:00 pm til 4:00 pm. This is one month before election and is an important time. The speakers will be speaking on the issues we citizens face today. Shane Krauser, Phoenix, AZ,Harvard Law graduate and professor on the Constitution, Dan Zimmerele, Nashville, Tn, - Radio Talk Show Host and Author, James Johnson, Wade, NC - Immigration are just a few of the many speakers lined up. There will be a band, entertainment and good food served by the Eden Evening Lions Club. A large crowd is expected to attend this event from Southern Virginia and North Carolina. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHAIRS and be prepared for an afternoon of family fun and information. Dot Bush, Eden lence against the victim, or safety of the community. While judges still have discretion to determine an appropriate bond, the presumption, based on the factors used by the "Pre-trial Release Program" is that most defendants will be released from custody while they are awaiting trial. The new bond policy created such an influx of potential clients for the Pre-Trial Release Program that after only one weekend of releasing defendants back into the community, the program asked for additional taxpayerfunded positions from the county commissioners. Without any performance measures, why would our county commissioners consider an expansion of this program? Interestingly, in a 2011 report, Pre-Trial Release in Rockingham County boasted a 56% success rate. That might be good enough for government work, but should we really trust county bureaucrats with supervision of drug-traffickers, impaired drivers, domestic abusers, and child molesters? Throughout North Carolina, there are only about 30 counties that have a pre-trial release program. That means that approximately 70 counties don't believe in this type of program, or its effectiveness. So, why has this program caught fire here in Rockingham County? The answer is a simple question that was asked at a recent county commissioner meeting: How much revenue can we generate by housing inmates from other counties? County officials are

interested in using the newly created vacancies in the jail to house inmates from outside Rockingham County. But, we were housing inmates for other counties prior to the new bond policy. Jail capacity in Rockingham County is 225 inmates, and we were averaging approximately 180 inmates per day. The inmate population consisted of both pre-trial defendants and individuals who are serving active sentences of 180 days or less. So, on an average day, the Rockingham County jail could have accommodated an additional 45 defendants. The county's new plan appears to be to clean out the jail of pre-trial Rockingham County defendants in favor of pre-trial out of county defendants (we are currently housing at least 9 pretrial defendants for other counties). In other words, put criminal defendants back on the streets here, while we help clean up the streets elsewhere. Rockingham County should not have a policy of outsourcing public safety. The law-abiding public and victims of crime here in Rockingham County appear to be taking a back seat to the safety and security of neighboring counties, all in the name of increasing revenue for politicians to spend and government to grow. The primary role of government is the protection of the people and their property. Individuals making decisions on our behalf should focus on protecting the citizens of Rockingham County.

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4th Annual Eden Rotary Masquerade Ball

Mark your calendars for the Eden Rotary Club’s 4th Annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 27, at beautiful Willow Oaks Plantation, located 1.7 miles east of Eden at Highway 770 and Willow Oak Drive. Enjoy a fun evening of dancing, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and much more. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available. Costumes are preferred—black tie optional. Entertainment will be provided by The Fantastic Shakers, a group of seasoned musicians from Lincolnton, NC, which has been known as the “South’s Finest Show Band” since their beginning in 1978. Since its inception, the band has performed over 6,000 engagements including over 400 wedding receptions, 700 conventions, and clubs too numerous to mention. They have performed from New York to Florida and all throughout the Southeast. South Carolina's Grand Strand has become the band's summer home and their hit single "Myrtle Beach Days" catapulted The Shakers to the top of the Carolinas musical groups. This combination of experi-

ence and longevity has allowed The Fantastic Shakers to possess a level of versatility few other groups can match. With five lead vocalists and up to three horns, they can perform almost any style of music from up-tempo dance and rock to the smooth easy listening for the more subdued occasions. The music is great but what sets The Fantastic Shakers apart is the personality of the group. From start to finish every performance becomes a PARTY! The fun starts at the first note and doesn’t stop until the last. A performance by The Fantastic Shakers is not just a party, it is an EVENT! Tickets for the Masquerade Ball are $25 for adults; for children age 15 and under, tickets are $12. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Jill Tate at 336932-3862. Additionally, e-mail inquires may be sent to or Proceeds from the Masquerade Ball support Eden Rotary Club projects in Rockingham County. Major projects include: • Providing scholarships for three high school seniors each year.

Senior’s Dance - Eden Come join us for a good time from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the CB Hut in Eden. Come at 6 p.m. if you want to practice line dancing. Friends, fellowship and fun!

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Eden’s Concert’s In The Park 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

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• Sponsoring the Rotary Interact Club at Morehead High School. The Interact Club is Rotary International’s service club for youth ages 12 to 18. Interact gives its members the opportunity to participate in community service projects, attend regularly scheduled meetings, develop leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, and understand the value of individual responsibility and hard work. • Sending a student to the Rotary Youth Leadership Program in Greensboro. This program emphasizes leadership, personal growth, and citizenship. It also aims to demonstrate Rotary’s concern and respect for youth, provide effective training experience for potential leaders and selected youth, encourage leadership of youth by youth, and recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities. • Hosting more than 50 students in Rotary Shadow Day, in which students spend the morning with a professional in a vocation that interests them and then share their experiences with the entire Rotary Club at lunch. “This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening of dancing and entertainment while at the same time supporting youth and community projects,” said Rotary Masquerade Ball Chairperson Faye Shelton. “The Eden Rotary Club’s first three Masquerade Balls were a big success. We thank past sponsors and participants for their support! Without the ongoing support of the community, many of these projects would not have been possible.

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Accreditation... Continued from Page 1 Piedmont Triad area and South Virginia. The hospital is the largest employer in Eden and the second largest employer in Rockingham County, with more than 1,000 full and part-time employees and annual payroll and employee benefits of more than $50 million. Services include a state-of-the-art emergency department, intensive care unit, birthing center, cardiac rehabilitation, physical rehabilitation, chronic disease management, and a modern surgery center. The John Smith, Jr. – Dalton McMichael Cancer Center, located on the main campus, provides advanced, high quality, easily accessible cancer care, including chemotherapy and radiation oncology services, as well as community education and screening programs, support groups, nutritional support counseling and patient referral. It is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Morehead Nursing Center, located on the hospital’s main campus, is a 121-bed long-term care facility. Major amenities provided by the center include short-term rehabilitation, a rest home unit for residents with separate dining room and day room, nursing home beds with separate dining rooms and day rooms, and an enclosed courtyard for residents and families. The Wright Diagnostic Center, 618 S, Pierce St., houses outpatient laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, a wound healing center, breast imaging center, the Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation, and patient financial services. About DNV Healthcare DNV Healthcare Inc. is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Det Norske Veritas, a global independent foundation dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. For more information about DNV Healthcare and its NIAHOR hospital accreditation program, visit

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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Ronald Earl Atwood, 77 - Stoneville Annie Lee Adams, 88 Edward Lorenzo Brown Jr., 69 Ralph Berkley Biggs, 81 - Mayodan Elizabeth Gray Thomasson Bailey, 83 - Spray Deeward "Cookie" Allen Bateman, 81 - Eden Cynthia Bailey Compton, 53 Betsy Hall Craig, 60 - Rockingham County Brandon Lee Creasy, 23 - Eden Eva Marie Mullins Crouch, 96 John Elbert Coleman, Jr., 71 - Rockingham County Richard Haywood Chilton, 67 - Reidsville Lois Stone Childress, 75 - Reidsville Barbara Jean Clark, 76 Kathleen "Kathy" Ruth Fitch Davis, 57 Paula Marie Hunt DeGraff, 56 - Reidsville June Aaron Durham, Jr., 66 - Rockingham County Alec Warren Epperly, 95 Hazel Pratt Estes, 85 Edith Leake Gentry, 89 - Reidsville William David Gardner, Jr., 26 Theda Herbin Gerringer, 92 Margaret Smith Grant, 88 - Rockingham County Terry Hubbard, 50 - Reidsville Mary Jeanette Holt, 74 - Rockingham County Howard Lee Hooker, 69 - Stoneville Charles Loftin Harris, 74 - Madison Sallie Brown Hughes, 75 Robert Allen Hopkins, 40 Ollie Eunice Payne Jenkins, 95 Evergene Martin James, 88 - Madison Virginia" Preston" Meadows James, 79 - Eden Bernadine Millicent Kelley, 75 - Eden William David Long, 70 - Eden Elinor Aline Miller Lewis, 95 Hazel Smith Lester, 92 - Stoneville Jane E. Martin, 51 - Madison Clara Long Mabe, 67 Arthur Edward Moore, 74 - Stoneville Maritza Renee Norris, 45 - Eden James Edwin Odell, 84 - Eden Lafaye Hampton Price, 38 Erma Sutton Paschal, 102 - Reidsville Ronald Eugene Peoples, 59 Henry Allen Pendleton, Sr., 82 Herman L. Patterson, 96 - Eden Calvin Price, 81 - Mayodan Manchhaben Patel, 94 - Reidsville Josephine McGuire Pruitt, 75 - Rockingham County Hilda Osborne Pruitt, 85 Nancy Waller Rogers, 75 - Mayodan Curtis Ellington Riggs, 85 Lillian P. Russell, 68 - Eden Rachel Carter Richardson, 83 - Madison Jewel Christine Cook Smith, 74 - Madison Clara Depew Sutton, 111 - Madison Ricky Odell Smith, 55 - Madison Ruth Dodson Spencer, 83 Doris Thomas Arthur Lee “Pee Wee” Vernon, 77 - Mayodan William Desmond “Flubb” Webb, 75 - Madison George Junior Wilkins, 83 Clyde J. Wigington, 82 - Mayodan James "Mark" Wilson, 43 - Eden Cindy Gibson Witty, 50 - Reidsville Grady Alvis Wilson, 75


Nominations being accepted for Eden Citizen of Year What do Peggy Good, Homer Wright and Duane and Gloria Best have in common? They each have been named “Citizen of the Year” by the Eden Chamber of Commerce. Do you know someone who exhibits traits worthy of being named “Citizen of the Year” for 2012? It might be someone who works behind the scenes and quietly takes care of logistical operations. Or it could be someone who works as an advocate to promote and support Eden to its residents, businesses and the rest of the state. It may be someone who graciously gives time and resources to support civic and non-profit organizations. Think of the Eden Chamber

of Commerce mission to “promote, support and enhance the business interests of its members, the quality of life of its citizens and the solicitation of development for continued growth.” Who comes to mind? Take time to nominate that

person for the 2012 award. Submit your nomination letter, complete with background information and examples to support your nominee, to or mail it to Eden Chamber of Commerce, 678 S. Van Buren

2012 Rockingham County Candlelight Vigil The 2012 Rockingham County Candlelight Vigil will be held Saturday, October 20 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Madison. This event is held in memory of domestic violence victims, in honor of victim

survivors, and in tribute to the officers who serve them. Featuring former Fox 8 News anchor and Christian Speaker, Kim Carpenter Knight, bringing a message of hope, peace, and purpose to hurting people.


Rd., Eden, NC 27288. Deadline for submitting a nomination is November 2, 2012. The Eden Chamber of

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ARE YOU SLEEPY? 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 3 Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classroom Sleep is vital to our health and well being, yet millions of us are not getting enough sleep or are suffering from a sleep disorder. Join ENT Dr. Ewain Wilson, director of the Morehead Sleep Center, as he discusses our bodies need for sleep, good sleep habits and the variety of sleep disorders. Free and open to the public. Reg. is req. / lunch will be provided to those who register by Mon., Oct.1. call 336-627-8510. LEARN THE FACTS: CERVICAL CANCER 12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 23 Morehead Memorial Hospital Downstairs Classroom It is estimated that approximately 12,170 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2012 and 4,220 women will die from cervical cancer this year. Join obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Kent Hjerpe as he discusses cervical cancer including screening, early detection and treatment. Free and open to public. Reg. required, lunch will be provided to those who register by Mon, Oct. 22. To register, please call 336-627-8510. LIVING WILLS 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. -OR- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tues., Oct. 23 Morehead Memorial Hospital Main Conference Room Learn about current NC legislation about and prepare your Advance Directive for a Natural Death and Health Care Power of Attorney. Session begins with an informational discussion and assistance in finishing their documents. A notary and two witnesses will be present. NO CHARGE . 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 will be sent to you when you register so you can begin reading and thinking about your wishes. INFANT CPR 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 2 Morehead Hospital Main Conference Room. A class for expectant parents and grandparents to learn the basic techniques of infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Demonstrations and practice sessions provided. Instructors certified by the American Heart Association. MOREHEAD ART EXHIBIT IN HALLWAYS Display through October 25 Meet the Artist Reception 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25 Morehead Memorial Hospital Dining Room The Studio Group of Rockingham County will be holding their annual art exhibit throughout the month of October. The exhibit may be viewed during normal hospital visiting hours, and most of the art will be available for purchase. If interested in making a purchase, please contact Ann Hanline at 336-623-9711, Ext. 2308. COMMUNITY OF HOPE CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAM 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center Conference Room A group designed to help patients and their families/caregivers/friends cope with cancer. Family concerns, financial concerns and spiritual concerns and needs will be addressed. For more information, call Susie Pool at 336-623-9711, Ext. 2662. • CHRONIC DISEASE MANG. PROGRAMS Cardiac Rehab & Maintenance Morehead Hosp. Diabetes Education Classroom. Call 336-627-0409 to register - Diabetes Management Program Morehead Hosp.Diabetes Ed. Classroom Call 336-627-0409, to register - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

• ANNIE PENN HOSPITAL Annie Penn Hospital of Reidsville, offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge to anyone. Call the following numbers for details about the listed classes... MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Look Good…Feel Better – Annie Penn Hosp. Female cancer patients are invited to a FREE beauty makeover. Each female cancer patient receives a FREE makeup kit worth $200. Classes on First Wednesday of each month. To register, call 951-4584. – Total Joint Education Class 2nd Thursday of each month. Information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. Call 951-4357. – Alzheimer’s Support Group 2nd Monday of month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in South Day Room of the Penn Nursing Center. For family, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. Call 951-4674. – Free Diabetes Classes Held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Dining Room A on Annie Penn Hospital’s Ground Floor, and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. Each class will covers: Portion size, food labels, carbohydrate sources, carbohydrate counting, and weight management. No appointments necessary. Call Jennifer Kayan, RD, LDN at 951-4673. • DIABETIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR EVERYDAY LIVING Eden Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 3rd Thursday of every month, 3 pm. No reservations necessary, FREE to the public! Pete Crouch, owner of Eden Drug, speaks on different topics monthly. Please call the store if you have questions: 627-4854. RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile 349-3434 WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday at 7pm. FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

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

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

Monthly Meetings held 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of month. Red Cross Bldg 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville. 573-3317 or 548-2027

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, October 18 Morehead Nursing Center (call for location) MNC Recr. Services Director at 336-623-9712, ext. 2619 or by email at - Look Good - Feel Better - EDEN 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, October 15 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center To register, call 336-623-9713. - Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 16 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’s, Oct. 2 & 16 Hosp Downstairs Classroom. Call Brenda Moore at 336-623-1077 or 336613-5174 after 6 p.m.

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.


DAV AUXILIARY 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11 AM until Noon at the Agricultural Bldg in Wentworth located at 525 HWY NC 65, Suite 6. There is always a need for volunteers/members . Your membership strengthens the DAV Auxiliary Deborah Brady, Membership Chair—336-5737037/

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, open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.Wed.. A professional genealogist at the Tuesday morning sessions 623-7154. MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC.EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - Eden Chamber of Commerce, Van Buren Rd. Call Butch-627-7600 PFC JERRY L. MCKINNEY GROUP - Detachment of Marine Corps League All Marines, former Marines and their spouses are invited to attend the monthly meeting: the 2nd Thursday of each mo. at 7:00 pm at the Leaksville Christian Church, 1010 Washington St., Eden. (next to Dick’s Drive In) For info call Chet Chrismon 336-552-8760 THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 63 new location: Agricultural Building at 525 HWY NC 65 in Wentworth, (old Wentworth School. Room 180) Meetings on 2nd Mon. at 6pm in conference room. Transportation available. Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM Mon - Fri and after hours by appt. only. We can help file a claim for disability with the VA. Contact (336) 394-0080 or 349-6040 or Email at Daniel Apple, Public Information Officer Listen to The Rockingham County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) on WLOE 1490AM or WMYN 1420AM, Rockingham Radio on the second Monday of each month at 11:00am-11:30am.Commander's Call with the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) talks about programs that the D.A.V. and other service organizations have to offer our county veterans. CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION OF EDEN The Wray Centre, 432 Bridge St., Eden. Call for date and times $10 at the Door. Call Shelby Baker 9392230 or Mary Robertson 342-1524 for res. MOPS - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” (Madison) Meet every 2nd Thursday of month 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg You Do Not have to be a vet to attend. RC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Monthly meetings on 1st Monday Of Every Month at 7 pm at the legion. For more information, call Richard at 623-8122 and leave a message. AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 Reidsville, Meets the 2nd Saturday each month at 10 am at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. 336342-6433. GOODWILL RESOURCE CENTER GED, Intro to Computers, ESL, Adv. Computer, Employability Skills (HRD) classes Network Room, Resume assists. • Eden - Call 336-637-1010 or 336 6233007 to reg. • Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes AMVETS- Local group. All Veterans and service men & women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES – Rockingham County Chapter 1161 – meets the 3rd Wed.of every month at the MAYFLOWER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 1641 Freeway Dr., Reidsville, 11:30 a.m. All federal active and retired employees & spouses (including postal and military) are welcome. Call Tom Lovell – 336-623-1081.

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

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

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

ANNUAL MISSIONS HARVEST SALE BETHLEHEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1891 Bethlehem Church Road, Reidsville Saturday, October 6, 2012 • 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakfast 8:00 Lunch 10:30 a.m. BBQ & Chicken Home Baked Goods • Cakes, Pies, Cookies Jams and Jellies • Dried Apples • Crafts and More! • YARD SALE AND STEW AT BETHLEHEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1891 Bethlehem Church Road, off Hwy 14S of Eden Saturday, October 20th. Stew can be pre-ordered by calling 623-2073. Price is $4.75 per quart. Pre-ordering is preferred or you can call the church 623-4072 or come by 1pm on day of stew to check on availability. • FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STEW 130 Main St., Draper Area October 20, 2012 - 12 Noon Until Sold Out- $5 quart For Orders Call Sue Myers at 635-1871 or Kenneth Cruise 623-8511 • THE UMW OF 1ST UMC (DRAPER AREA) FALL BAZZAR, white elephant, bake sale, Nov. 3, 2012, at 130 Main St., in the Fellowship Hall (basement). The doors will open at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Breakfast biscuits and coffee will be served 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Hot dogs, chips, & drinks will be served 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This will be a good time to Christmas shop. Come and Fellowship with us. • WENTWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH REVIVAL 1308 Hwy. 65, Wentworth (below Old Courthouse) October 14, 15, 16, 17 – 7 p.m. Nightly Featured Speaker: Charles Penley Come join our church family for an old fashioned revival! • TRUNK OR TREAT Wednesday, October 31, 5:30-8:00pm in the parking lot of CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 233 E. STADIUM DRIVE IN EDEN An opportunity for the children (Ages 5th Grade & under) to wear costumes and receive Halloween treats! We invite the children to be our guests... (Of course, moms & dads feel free to accompany the children!!). For those arriving by car, please park in our front parking lot (the back parking lot will be closed off for the event). - As you arrive, we will direct you to the "starting point."


E vents HAPPENING THIS MONTH ... CANDIDATES FORUM October 2nd - 7pm -9pm Whitcomb Student Center - RCC Wentworth. Public is invited to attend Sponsored by Aging, Disability, and Transit Services of Rockingham County MADISON HERITAGE FESTIVAL – October 6, 2012 – Downtown Madison. -Fall Festival – OCTOBER 27, 2012 – Freedom Park, 121 N. Edgewood Rd., Eden. REIDSVILLE’S DOWNTOWN OCTOBER EVENTS 6 – Junk in Your Trunk 27 – Halloween Downtown FLOAT DOWN THE RIVER Dan River Basin Association's First Saturday Outing, 10:00 a.m., Sat., Oct. 6. 2-mile NC Big Sweep Cleanup on Smith and Dan rivers from Island Ford Landing to Eden Wildlife Access. Meet at Island Ford Landing, West Meadow Road, Eden, NC (GPS 36.502168, -79.756086). Bring boat, life jackets, lunch, and water. Dress in layers of synthetic fabric or wool; wear gloves and close-toed shoes. Trash bags will be provided. Free and open to the public. Contact: T Butler, 336349-5727, More information: PRIDE OF MOREHEAD BAND COMPETITION Come out and enjoy the sounds of Fall from bands from across the state at Morehead High. Oct. 13th starting at 2pm. Awards will begin at 8:30pm. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children and children under the age of 6 are free HAUNTED TRAIL - EDEN Eden @ Freedom Park Beginning and ending at Amphitheatre Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27. Dusk Until 11pm $5 Adm. (Kids $3 Oct. 26 & 27 only) MONSTER MASH & HAUNTED HUNT (MUSIC & FUN) @ Freedom Park- Saturday, Oct. 27th at the Kiwanis Amphitheatre. Music by The Impacts from 3:00 -6:00 Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be available. Costume contest at 6:00 for Adults and children. Haunted Hunt begins after the contest. Kids bring your flashlight for hunting candy. TGRC SONIC NIGHT Oct. 12 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sonic Drive-In (1570 Freeway Drive, Reidsville, NC) TGRC receives 10% of all proceeds DRACULA PERFORMANCES Oct. 26, 27, 28, and 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m Nov. 1, 2, and 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m Performed by the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County Rock. Co. Agricultural Center See our website for additional information OCTOBER BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore 103 2nd Ave., Mayodan 50% off members sale the entire month of October. Hours: Fridays 10-5 Saturdays 10-2. Memberships may be purchased at the door. Sale prices are: hardbacks-$1.00, Paperbacks-.50 Children-.10-.25


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FALL GOLF OUTING Morehead Hospital Foundation 12:45 Friday, Oct.5, 2012, Oak Hill Golf & event Center (Formerly Meadow Greens) EDEN’S CONCERT’S IN THE PARK Sat., Oct.boer 27th - 6:30 p.m FREE Concerts In The Park 2012 at City Of Eden’s Freedom Park are sponsored by Eden Parks & Recreation. Each event is located on the corner of Stadium and Edgewood Eden Kiwanis Amphitheater. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. U.M.M. COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET Oct. 6th, 2012 The United Methodist Men 130 Main St. (Draper area) on the church grounds. Serving sausage biscuits for breakfast and hot dogs beginning at 11AM – until. You can rent spaces 12 by 20 for $8.00 and pay in advance $6.00. Rain date the following week, Oct. 13, 2012. For information or reserving space; call Barry Cruise @ 336-5891183 or 336-635-8573.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS DAN RIVER ART MARKET & GALLERY Open Thurs’ 10-4 and Fri. 11-2 Second Saturdays 11-2 and by appt! Watch for Studio Tour 2013! Artists interested in putting your artwork in can find info here. Facebook! Newsletter! CAROLINA COUNTRY SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE 126 Ruffin School Rd. 9 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Band: Rawhide Come Have Some Fun! $7 for members, $10 for non-members SENIOR DANCE - EDEN Monday, October 29th Last Monday of every month CB Hut on Boone Rd., Eden $5 entry. Door prizes and 50/50. Sponsored by City of Eden Recreation, Everyone welcome. Band starts at 7pm. Free line dance lessons at 6. COLUMBIAN CENTER DANCE Ridgeway, Va. Music every Monday & Saturday 7pm - 9:30pm. For More info call Wayne at 276-340-6212 SENIOR DANCES AT REIDSVILLE EVENTS CENTER Downtown Reidsville @ 223 S. Scales St. - Monday 7pm - 9:30pm- Southern Breeze Country Variety w/ Eddy Irving on Sax - Tuesday - Bluegrass Night 7pm - 9:30pm - Thursday - Classic Country with the City Limits Band 7pm:9;30pm Bob or Myra Tudor at 336-342-6770. EDEN HABITAT RESTORE 249 The Boulevard/Irving Ave. ReStore: 1st SATURDAY monthly [8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.]. Weekly: MON. and THURS. [1 to 3 p.m.] Call the Office [627-0160] for large load or large item pickup. MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & Jam sessions. Free to public. October 2 “Bobby Atkins, Michelle Sharp, & the Countrymen” October 9 “Southern Gentlemen” October 16 “Hard Times” October 23 “Southern Gentlemen” October 30 “Snow Creek” *Gospel Day* Saturday, October 13th 2PM ‘til 8:30PM (Concessions) *Barn Dance * Saturday, October 20th

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7:30 ‘til 10:00PM music will be provided by “Southern Sunday ” Sat’s at “The Barn” (6PM Covered Dish) October 27 will be Closed Contact Jerry Wilson 336-706-1018. or Debbie Wilson 336-706-2144. CASCADE COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE Doors open 5:30 pm, Concessions available. Music every Friday night: From 710 pm by Cascade Express and Friends and the 1st and 3rd Saturday night is BlueGrass Music.

NEW BEGINNINGS 653 Washington St., Eden This thrift shop’s proceeds support the Rockingham County Women’s Shelter. Please donate your unneeded items. They especially need Children’s Infant Toddlers plus women’s Plus Sizes. They are also in need of Jewelry (even if broken), Phone: 336-627-5003 SALVATION ARMY -EDEN Donations are accepted at 346 Kings Hwy. Mon. through Sat., 10. a.m. - 4.p.m. For information regarding the new store in Eden, please contact or 336-349-4923.


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BETRAYED BY ATTORNEYS Because They Could by ROBERT & CAROL RORRER A true account of a local family betreayed by attorneys. Books available: Also limited supply available at Eden’s Own Journal - 336-627-9234

OLDE LEAKSVILLE SHOPPING DISTRICT Wedding Show – November 3, 2012 – Olde Leaksville Shopping District, 663 Washington St., Eden. 2ND ANNUAL OPEN DOOR STUDIO TOUR – November 9, 10, 11, 2012 – Locations Throughout The County.

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REIDSVILLE’S DOWNTOWN NOVEMBER EVENTS 11 – Veterans Day 16 – Holiday Tree Lighting Downtown 17 – Christmas Parade FALL FAIR Rockingham Co.Extension Volunteers November 17, 2012 - 9 a.m to 2 p.m. 525 Hwy 65, Reidsville - Ag Building in Wentworth.Handmade Items, Jams & Jellies, Raffles and Silent Auctions (Rent-A-Table available) SEUSSICAL AUDITIONS Held by The Rockingham County Theatre Guild - November 8-9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building. See our website for additional information


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and Wednesdays, October 17 and 24, 3-6 p.m. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. • English as a Second Language Tutor Training Monday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 31, 3-6 p.m. Participants should plan to attend both sessions and must have completed Adult Literacy Tutor Training prior to enrollment. At the Rockingham County Literacy Project, 705-A Washington Street, Eden. Call Jean Light Kinyon at 627-0007 to pre-register, or visit for more information. 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!

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Leaders discuss local workforce The topic on the minds of everyone gathered in the upper lounge of Rockingham Community College’s Whitcomb Student Center in late August was the same: “What is a Skilled Workforce?” It quickly became clear that the answers varied. Soft skills – the ability to communicate, read, write, and perform basic math – were uniformly needed. Specialized skills – computer, welding, industrial mechanics, electronics, chemistry, etc. – were company specific. But the big admission from industrial leaders was that they have a hard time finding local people to fill local jobs. And that is why county leaders in government, industry, and education came to RCC for a meeting of the Rockingham County Manufacturers’ Association. They wanted to shed light on industrial needs and how the educational and governmental sectors can help. RCC President, Dr. Michael Helmick, explained the importance of providing that help in his welcoming comments. “We are poised for growth,” he said. “We want to improve the business climate in Rockingham County, so this meeting is an opportunity for manufacturers in the county to determine how the rest of us can improve the local workforce.” The meeting began with a panel discussion from local industrial leaders and moderated by Justin Catanoso, director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University and former editor of The Business Journal. Panelists were Marc Bumgarner, site manager of DyStar LP; Ed Handy, plant manager of Plastic Revolutions, Inc.; Stan Koonts, plant manager of Keystone Foods; and Peter Mitchell, president of TigerTek Industrial Services. Concerning their needs and observations, the panelists made several key points: wages in the county need to be more competitive; the high work ethic in the county is a big selling point to business owners; and not every individual hired needs education beyond high school. To that last point, however, they made it clear that to be eligible for higher wages and more skilled work, employees do need further education. And while some manufacturers provide certain in-house training, those who need employees already equipped with particular skills are having a hard time finding qualified employees. Their search takes them to the employment division of the department of commerce and to community colleges within a large region. Rockingham Community College, they said, is equipped to train those future employees and provide them with the skills manufacturers need. And yet, when asked if the college’s classrooms are full, Helmick said no. Industrial leaders said they would like to see public schools take a more active role in touting skills valued by local manufacturers. Governmental leaders said they would like the industrial community to let them know what governmental services they need to grow their businesses – broadband, water, sewer, cell, grants, facility reuse, etc. Talk turned to internships, mentoring and industrial presence in local schools at events like job fairs. Discussion turned to the local idea that the education at community colleges is substandard. Mention was made that the health of the manufacturing industry is not dire, it has just changed – hence the need for more skilled workers. And some ventured into the need for blurring the lines between four-year and technical educations because the lines are becoming somewhat blurred in the workplace. The Rockingham County Manufacturers’ Association is in its infancy with no designated leadership or clear cut plan of action. Those in attendance understood the need for both. Catanoso was emphatic in his directive that county manufacturers must lead the charge to grow the county’s economy. County manager, Lance Metzler, added that government was there to provide assistance. Helmick said he wanted to help by making the community college a force for economic improvement. In conclusion, it was noted that the change will require everyone working together. That is the key.

Red Cross Needs Volunteers Interested In Volunteering? We May Have What You’re Looking For! You’ve heard a lot about the Red Cross, but what exactly does it mean to be a volunteer for the American Red Cross? Are you the type of person who wants to help in times of Disaster or Emergencies? Can we talk to you about our Emergency Services? Would you like to teach CPR/First Aid or other Health & Safety processes and procedures? Would you like to assist blood donors during our Blood Drives, or be a blood donor? How about helping with fundraisers and/or office support? Would you like to help out with food distribution in our Food

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 8 Pantry? Join us for a Volunteer Orientation Class to learn more about the History of the American Red Cross, our Services and how you fit in. Orientation is held at the American Red Cross Office, 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, NC 27320, on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. If you’d like to find out more, choose a convenient date and register by calling 336-3493434 or email 2012 Orientation Class Dates: Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 14 & 28, Dec. 12 & 26.

Leads group needs you The Rockingham County Leads Group will meet Wednesdays, 12 noon at El Parrel Mexican Restaurant located at 734 South Van Buren Road in Eden. The Rockingham County Leads Group is a grass root, member run, networking association. We offer the opportunity to meet with and get to know others in the Rockingham County area. While our main focus is business we do invite organizations such as non-profits and those interested in Rockingham County. At each meeting members will have the opportunity to deliver a sixty second “Infomercial” about their business. Also one member will have the opportunity to make a ten minute presentation about their business. We encourage members to come early and stay late, bring their business cards, flyers, brochures and other advertising materials. A lot of business and business contact is accomplished before and after meetings as we get to know each other. Our first two meetings have been encouraging with business people coming from Greensboro, Burlington and Reidsville and we hope to see more from Rockingham County.

RCS Names Administrators Rockingham County Schools has named three additional new administrators for the 2012-2013 school year. Promotional transfers have created administrative openings in the district. Congratulations to the following administrators on their new appointments: Director of School Administration Charles Perkins - current principal at

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The Plant Viola Viola is a perennial which can reach a height of 8” - 12”. Blooms mostly from May August/ September. The flowers have a faint, fine fragrance.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library comes to County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that mails books each month to Rockingham County children from birth until their fifth birthday is now accepting enrollment. To register a child, visit or call the Partnership for Children at 342-9676. Support for this program comes from the Reidsville Area Foundation, United Way of Rockingham County, the Rockingham County Education Foundation and the

Thrives in sun or half-shade and will survive winter frosts. Remove flowers as they wither. Cut back only if growth has become too open and leggy. The Viola family is very large with about 500 species. LAST SHOT CLINIC OF THE YEAR Oct. 13 - 1pm - 3pm.

Rockingham County Partnership for Children, which is the agency managing the program. Representatives from those agencies are assisting with funding because they believe that the literacy rate in the county can be improved by making quality, age-appropriate books more accessible to children early in life. “Studies show that being exposed to books is one of the ways pre-literacy skills are established,” says Heather Adams, executive director of the Rockingham County Partnership for Children. “Children who enter kindergarten with strong pre-literacy skills are more likely to be reading on grade level by the end of third grade, which is a huge predictor of academic success. It is our hope that families across the county will be reading together and enjoying these books in their homes,” she says. The Partnership for Children welcomes tax-deductible donations from those who wish to support the program. Gifts can be made in honor of individuals or groups. “A $25 donation will ensure that a child receives 12 books during a year,” says Adams. “We believe this is an ideal way to show appreciation to a teacher, a school volunteer or any group or individual whom someone might want to honor.” Donations may be mailed to the Rockingham County Partnership for Children at P.O. Box 325, Wentworth, NC 27375.

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“Time is of the Essence” UW Campaign Kicks Off In late August the Rockingham County United Way kicked off their 2012-2013 campaign with a breakfast and expo featuring the many entities they work with to support the community. “Time is of the Essence is the theme for this year’s campaign. Before the breakfast, guests strolled around the tables set up by the partner agencies, discussing the services offered by each. Tables were featured by the Y M C A’s , Student Health Centers, Smart Start, Literacy Project, Help, I n c . , Recreation departments, Eden Boys & Girls Club, Red Cross, Rescue Squad and many more. These and others support common goals of the community including helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and ensuring care that promotes independence and good health.

The goal of this year’s campaign is $1,000,000. The former years campaign took until April to attain the goal. Noting the 98% of every



Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 9 Reidsville High (Board of Education approved 08.13.12) • Perkins will assume his new duties upon the hiring of the new Reidsville High principal Exceptional Children’s Curriculum Coordinator • Kristi Harris - Exceptional Children’s teacher at Moss Street Elementary (Board of Education approved 08.13.12) • Harris assumed her new duties August 14, 2012. Assistant Principal - Reidsville Middle School (Board of Education approved 08.27.12) • Karen Hester - current Instructional Coach at Moss Street Elementary RCS will name the principal of Reidsville High at a later date.

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Johnny Farmer, President of the Rockingham County United Way describes the event to Carl Mrartin, CEO of Morehead Hospital.

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McMichael High Teacher wins national award Jon Williams, social studies teacher at McMichael High, was selected as the 2012-13 recipient of the Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award, Secondary Level. Williams will receive a $20,000 cash prize, one of the largest monetary prizes of any teaching award in the country. The Waddill Award is presented annually to two outstanding public or private school teachers who are Wake Forest alumni. A panel of judges select one elementary and one secondary teacher from dozens of nominations from across the country. The award, named for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Marcellus Waddill, was created in 1994 and is funded by his son, David Waddill. Williams was honored with a surprise visit from Mary Lynn Redmond, chair of Wake Forest University’s Education Dept., at McMichael High’s faculty meeting on August 27. Redmond presented Williams with a plaque and his first installment check. He will receive his second installment check in the spring and will be recognized at Wake Forest’s Founders’ Day Convocation next February.

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5th Annual Donate for Diamonds Kicks off The 5th Annual Donate for of food will receive a voucher to Diamonds canned food have five jewelry items drive to help local cleaned free of charge Eden and Rockingham by Diamonds ~N~ Dust County food pantries staff. Those donating kicks off on Monday, ten cans will be eligible October 1, 2012 from to register for a dia10:00am-3:00pm at mond giveaway or a Diamonds ~N~ Dust $250 gift certificate at 430 W. King’s the store. “We are Highway in Eden, NC. pleased to help collect Former host of Girl food for the individuals Brown Talk on WXII TV and families in our Mary Beth Brown will community that need be at the store to help help,” stated Diamonds start the food drive. The drive ~N~ Dust owner Bev Coleman. supplies food for the Lord’s Food “It is a pleasure to do this each Pantry, American Red Cross, year and we hope the generous Eden YMCA, area churches and people of Eden and Rockingham Cooperative Christian Ministries. County will once again support It runs from October 1st to their neighbors who need a helpDecember7, 2012. ing hand.” Those who donate five cans Anyone hoping to contribute

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The plant that just keeps growing Just a simple small plant bulb bought at Wal-Mart two years ago has taken on a life of it’s own at the home of Lawrence (Landy) Hairston just outside Eden. His Elephant Ear plants are now reaching a whopping 6 foot 6 and still growing. Actually, he and his dad Tommy Scales are planning to transplant these because of their size. Hairston is a familiar face at the Eden YMCA.

Looking into the world of Andrew Martin A stroll through the halls of the Rockingham Community College Administration building will take you deep into the world of artist Andrew Martin The artist’s work is a donation from the Maggie and Lionel Cooke collection. Although the exhibit includes a Picasso serigraph (a print made using the silk screen process), a Mel Steele painting, Japanese art and more – many in antique frames - the bulk of the exhibited pieces are the works of Andrew Martin. From 1964-95, Martin was employed as an art professor at UNCG. Born in Paris, Martin was trained in the European academy style of art. His formal studies took place at the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Freedom Park to host frightening Halloween fun Oct. 27 By Johnny Farmer, Parks & Recreation Director

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County Kiwanis Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 3 until 7 p.m. Enjoy festival food, a costume contest, a haunted candy hunt and live entertainment. The Impacts will be on stage performing some great – and spooky – tunes from 3 until 6, followed by the costume contest. The contest will be divided up into the following ages with trophies and prizes for winners in each group: infant-2 years old, 3-5 years old, 6-12 years old, 13-18 years old and adult. The Haunted Hunt, following the contest, will give kids up to 12 years old the chance to find candy hidden in the area. This event, sponsored by Eden Parks & Recreation, is free! For more information, give our department a call at 623-2110, option 3.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 10 Charles E. Robertson, chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Elections. The nomination was approved by Gary O. Bartlett, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Her appointment started today. “I love what I do and I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to serve the citizens of Rockingham County as Director of Elections,” Cardwell said. She began working part-time in the Rockingham County Board of Elections Office in 1992 and has worked in the Office or as a Precinct Official since then. She was hired as full-time Deputy Director in 2005; became certified in 2010; and was promoted to Senior Deputy Director in 2011. Cardwell served as Interim Director from August 1 until being officially appointed today. A Ruffin resident, she is married to Scott Cardwell. Their son, Mason, is a sophomore at Rockingham County High School. She loves animals, the UNC Tarheels, and bowling.

2012 Queen Pageant Winner PHA District #28 Miss OES Pageant was held on Saturday August 18, 2012 at the Pelham Community Center in Pelham NC. The Beauty of Madison, Chapter #383’s contestant, Gloria L. McKiver was crowned Miss OES Queen for the year 2012. Kacine Graves, Miss Pride of Locust Hill #624 was Runner up and Angela Wilson from Miss Estelle Chapter #627 was the 2nd runner up. All proceeds from the benefit will go to District # 28’s OES Scholarship Fund.


REIDSVILLE LADIES NIGHT OUT Reidsville Ladies Night Out was held September 6, 2012 at Café 99 by Edward Jones, Cat’s Meow, Massage and Body Work Therapy, & Paul Mitchell representatives. The event started at 6 p.m. at which time Cat’s Meow owner showed about 25 guests the many ways you can where a scarf. Kalynn Roland with Edward Jones talked about the many different services Edward Jones offers. Erica Peoples from Massage and Body Work Therapy gave us all many tips on how to relax our body and mind. Paul Mitchell representatives spoke of many different ways to style your hair with their products.

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Beth Ewing, McMichael High School Exceptional Children’s lead teacher, is Rockingham County School’s 2012 Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence in the North Carolina Ewing Department of Public Instruction's Exceptional Children Division annual recognition program. Ewing has taught elementary education and exceptional children in Rockingham County since 1995. The Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence award is to recognize teachers as leaders in service to the school system through innovative instructional programs and/or methodologies that demonstrate positive outcomes for students with disabilities. Their leadership, dedication, and service in extracurricular and nonacademic activities improve the quality of education for exceptional children and convey a positive reflection on the education profession. As the district’s EC Teacher of Excellence, Ewing will be recognized at the North Carolina Department of Public Education’s EC Division’s 62nd Conference on Exceptional Children at the Khoury Convention Center in Greensboro held November 14-16.

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What is a grease program? This may not be the type of topic that interests most people, but it does affect us all in some way. In 1994, the City of Eden developed a Sewer Use Ordinance to spell out how our sewer system can be used, the rates that apply, what is allowed and not allowed, and what happens when the ordinance is violated. Mostly, the ordinance was designed to define rules, regulations, and penalties for any local industries, but it is also good information for everyone to know before they flush or use a drain. Our main focus right now is with the grease program. In 2005, a separate section was added to the Sewer Use Ordinance that focused on fat, oil, and grease. We have a lot of issues of grease causing problems in our sewer lines, and this section of the ordinance gives us the authority to regulate food service establishments, such as restaurants, small kitchens, and group living kitchens. We probably have more problems with some neighborhoods, but we can only educate the average household, so you don’t have to worry about inspections or fines. After this section of the ordinance was adopted by the City Council serving during this period, our pretreatment staff sent out information to every food service establishment that was operating at the time. The information included the section of the ordinance that pertained to their type of business, information on what is not allowed down the drain, and a poster describing best management practices for restaurants to reduce the amounts of grease and trash washed down the drain. Up to this time, we had not had the proper staff to conduct the inspections that were required to monitor each facility. Recently though, we have trained new per-

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sonnel on how to reach out to the different types of restaurants and begin the inspection process to get each facility familiar with what is required and how their facility looks. We hope to visit all of the restaurants in the city by the end of the year. Most have either not received the information that was mailed out previously or do not remember the information. Our first inspections will be about being recognized as enforcement officers with the city, helping each facility get everything in place to comply with the ordinance, and showing them how to prevent problems in the future. We will still have to enforce the ordinance if we find violations that could cause issues, but since most of this is new to some, we are trying to work with

each owner/manager as much as we can. Once every facility has been visited, we will begin routine inspections of all facilities that show a need. The reason for all of this in the first place is that fat, oil, and grease cause us a lot of problems. We have had many backups and even a few overflows that were caused either directly or indirectly by grease collecting over time and blocking the pipes. Many times, grease is disposed of improperly along with food particles that eventually build up in the lines until the pipe is too clogged for the wastewater to flow through. When this happens, we can have wastewater flowing out of manholes and in yards or even nearby streams. We clean the pipes as soon as we can, but

usually by the time we discover a problem, the damage has been done. And don’t believe the myth that hot water will flush it through and keep it liquefied. It only stays hot for a short distance and will quickly cool and harden. Sometimes we do find that something else is blocking the line such as roots or rags, but when grease is present, it collects on the obstruction making the blockage worse. All of these causes are looked at by the state and Environmental Protection Agency when determining if we should receive any fines for a sewer overflow to a stream. They realize that we cannot control what goes into our sewers, but they at least want to see that we are doing all that we can to educate the public and our

local businesses and industries. They are currently looking at us very closely now because we have had so many issues. It’s really not an unusual thing either. Many cities put their sewer systems in years ago and forgot about them. They were only really designed to last for about 20 years, so it is understandable that they are having problems. Also, the number of restaurants has increased over the years, and the lines were never designed to handle this type of waste. We are correcting our problem areas as fast as we feasibly can right now, but most of this is not a quick fix. With the fat, oil, and grease program, we can at least try to

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Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Nominations are now being accepted from Rockingham County for the 2013 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. This year marks the 34th anniversary of this program that showcases North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, North Carolinians have proven their concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local communities. Each county selects five individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the five recipients will be nominated to receive the Governor’s Medallion Award for volunteer service. A local committee evaluates the nominations. Nomination forms are available in Rockingham County at the Cooperative Extension Office, 525 NC 65, Suite 200, Reidsville NC 27320 (336-342-8230) or via e-mail Please return the completed forms to Brenda Sutton at the Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Office no later than Monday, October 29, 2012 . Take advantage of this opportunity to honor citizens who have shown concern and compassion for their Rockingham County neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.

Rockingham County Schools Website Recognized Nationally The Rockingham County Schools’ website ( is the honorable mention recipient of the Best of the Web 2012 award from The Center for Digital Education in the category K-12 District Education Website. The district website was judged in several categories including uniqueness, innovation, accessibility, functionality, and security. The Best of the Web honorable mention is the third award the RCS website has received in the past four years. In 2008 the site won a North Carolina School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Reward and in 2011 the site placed second in the National SchoolE Best of School District Websites Contest. The site was created as part of the district’s initiative to develop better communication channels with parents, community members, students, and staff. In the past four years RCS has made dramatic improvements to the site's content and design, resulting in more than 200,000 visitors per month and over 2,000,000 page views in the 2011-2012 school year. Many departments contribute to the site's effectiveness by maintaining their department’s content. Visitors to the site can view information about schools and departments, learn about the happenings around Rockingham County Schools, obtain tips for families to help students achieve academic success, access surveys, post recognitions, and access school board agendas, meeting times, and minutes. “Rockingham County Schools is honored to receive this award,” said Public Information Officer Karen Hyler. “We are committed to finding new ways to reach and involve our community and during a time of diminishing financial resources, good communication is part of supporting and maintaining a great community. From our school board and superintendent to our classroom teachers, bus drivers, parents and students, our website has become a daily tool critical to the success of our school district. This award tells me we are on the right track in providing effective communication to our community. ” Superintendent Dr. Rodney Shotwell added, “This national award shows our commitment to communicating with our families, students, staff, and the community that supports Rockingham County Schools. We are pleased to receive this award, and will continue to make use of technology to communicate the exciting things going on each and every day in our district.” The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K- 12 and higher education technology. Visit for additional information on the CDE or the Best of the Web award.

Free Books For Youngest Children A new program will put free books in the hands of some of Rockingham County’s youngest children. Enrollment is under way for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that mails books each month to Rockingham County children from birth until their fifth birthday. Support for the program comes from the Reidsville Area

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Lindsey joins elite group of basic skills professionals Margo Lindsey, director of basic skills at Rockingham Community College, has successfully completed an intensive Leadership Excellence Academies training program and is now a Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI). This is the first certification of its kind in the adult education and literacy field and signifies membership in an elite group of professional managers. Dr. Lennox McLendon, executive director of the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium, said, “We are proud to have Margo as

one of the nation’s select group of CMPIs. We believe that your community and the adult education and literacy students in these programs are fortunate to have such a high-quality professional working on their behalf.” The Leadership Excellence Academies is a program jointly developed by the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and ProLiteracy. The foundation of the program is based on research, theory, professional wisdom and best practices. Training occurs over two years involving interim activities and learning projects.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 14 Foundation, United Way of Rockingham County, the Rockingham County Education Foundation and the Rockingham County Partnership for Children, which is the agency managing the program. Representatives from those agencies are assisting with funding because they believe that the literacy rate in the county can be improved by making quality, age-appropriate books more accessible to children early in life. “Studies show that being exposed to books is one of the ways preliteracy skills are established,” says Heather Adams, executive director of the Rockingham County Partnership for Children. “Children who enter kindergarten with strong pre-literacy skills are more likely to be reading on grade level by the end of third grade, which is a huge predictor of academic success. It is our hope that families across the county will be reading together and enjoying these books in their homes,” she says. The Partnership for Children welcomes tax-deductible donations from those who wish to support the program. Gifts can be made in honor of individuals or groups. “A $25 donation will ensure that a child receives 12 books during a year,” says Adams. “We believe this is an ideal way to show appreciation to a teacher, a school volunteer or any group or individual whom someone might want to honor.” Donations may be mailed to the Rockingham County Partnership for Children at P.O. Box 325, Wentworth, NC 27375. To register a child, visit or call the Partnership for Children at 342-9676.

McMichael High School to Present High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge in DNC Legacy Village Get ready to start your engines and plug in! On September 3 students from Charlotte’s Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology worked together with Rockingham County’s McMichael High School to convert a 1992 Ford Mustang to a street legal, full-sized electric vehicle. Working with the national EV Challenge program and educators from Discovery Place, the students worked to convert the vehicle over a four-day period in the Mayor’s Legacy Village, located adjacent to the Harvey B. Gantt Center. The conversion will kick off during CarolinaFest, the family-friendly, community celebration that launches the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. When the vehicle was complete, it was be driven to Discovery Place and plugged into the electric vehicle charging station located in the Museum’s Parking Deck. Since 1995, the EV Challenge has been providing a unique opportunity to engage high school students with a hands-on, real world solution to national transportation problems. Any vehicle using electricity as either its primary fuel, or in collaboration with a conventional engine to help improve its efficiency, can be referred to as an electric drive vehicle. With President Obama's goal of one million PEVs on the road in the United States by 2015, commercial and consumer plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will become increasingly more available in the next few years. by Centralina Local high school Clean Coordinated Fuels Coalition and Centralina students get Council of Governments, the EV hands-on with Challenge is hosted by Discovery Place as part of the Museum’s ongoing science, technology, efforts to help students of all ages engineering, and understand how to use science to solve problems. Planning for the mathematics, all real-world exhibit was supported by Advanced while learning Energy, Ampmobile Conversions, the about an emerging North Carolina Plug?In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Taskforce, NC State industry in North University and the Advanced Transportation Energy Center (ATEC), Carolina and media partner WBTV. The program would not be possible without the students and faculty advisors from McMichael High School in Mayodan, NC and Phillip O. Berry Academy in Charlotte, NC. About Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition The Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition (CCFC) has been in existence in the Greater Charlotte Region for over 10 years and was designated in April of 2004 as a US Department of Energy Clean Cities program. The Coalition is made up of local, regional, and state government agencies, private companies, non-profit organizations, and interested individuals who are dedicated to reducing petroleum dependence, improving air quality, and expanding alternative fuel use and technology. For information visit

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Come stroll the streets of Madison on October 6th from 10am – 8pm for the 7th Annual Madison Heritage Festival, as they are completely filled with artists, crafters, exhibitors and displays starting in the Historic District of the town, at the town's historic clock tower and radiating throughout downtown. Madison’s Heritage Festival is a profit event and there's no parking or admittance fees charged. In the past few featuring years the festival has continue to grow and is a wellestablished tradi-

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Market Square to host Junk-N-Your Trunk Reidsville’s Junk-N-Your Trunk is back! This fall event is designed for members of the community to come out and sell their “stuff”. It will take place Saturday October 6. You must register in advance. The cost is $10 for every two tables you set-up. Set-up does not begin until 6:30 am. You must be registered and pay in advance in order to participate. This is open to churches, non-profits and individuals. No dealers! Please note that you cannot sell baked goods, canned foods or produce unless you met all criteria required for the regular market. You may register on line at, and then look for Market Square. Registration must be completed by Wednesday October 03. For more information, contact 349-1099.Setup will begin at 6:30 am,sale begins at 7-12 noon. This yard sale event is held in conjunction with the farmer’s market. Limited space, so register now!!!

Would-Be Copper Thief Sentenced to Prison Christopher Bailey, 24, pled guilty to First Degree Burglary, Attempted Larceny, and Injury to Real Property in Rockingham County Superior Court. Bailey was sentenced to 44-65 months in prison by Judge Todd Burke. On January 10, 2012 at approximately 5:30am a resi-

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Local Charities benefit from Di’lishi in Eden Sandy Moody, owner of Di’lishi in Eden, has lived in Eden for the past 17 years. She loves the community and shows it through her business. For the philanthropist in all of us, Di’lishi likes to contribute to the local community and chooses three charities to donate to each quarter. After you finish your yummy treats, just drop in the extra “spoon” they will give you into the stylish charity box of your choice on the way out. Choose the charity that is special to you, and a donation will be made to that particular charity. Sandy Moody welcomed everyone and thanked all the charities for what they bring to our communities. She announced the first quarters charities were presented with their checks recently. Each charity on the wall receives a donation, the 1st place receives $500, second $300 and third $200. This first quarters winner was Team Jaxx. Jaxx Denney son of Pete & Tammy Denney. Jaxx was he born with Thoracic insufficiency Syndrome and has undergone multiple surgeries and will be in need of many more. Because of his recent surgery, his immediate family was with him, so Shane Woodall, a close family friend, accepted for them. Second place with $300 was Hospice of Rockingham County, which helps families with the transition of losing loved ones. Flavel Collins graciously accepted the check on their behalf. Third place was the Special

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 dent on Barnes Street, in Reidsville was awakened when he heard someone in his basement. The resident called 911, and when officers with the Reidsville Police Department arrived, they found Christopher Bailey in the basement attempting to remove copper pipe from underneath the home. Some of the pipes had already been broken, and water was pouring into the basement floor. Bailey told authorities he was drunk and on pills at the time of the incident.

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Berrier and Friends to walk to find cure for blindness Sandy Berrier, local Eden resident has a rare eye disease (Dry Macular Dystrophy) that is causing her to go blind. She is already legally blind and there is no current cure for her disease. She and family and friends will be walking in the 3rd Annual Triad Vision Walk in Greensboro, NC for the Foundation Fighting Blindness as they research to find a cure for blindness. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Country Park, Greensboro, NC. Registration begins at 10:00 am and the Walk begins at 11:00 am. This is a fun-filled, familyfriendly 5K (3.1 miles) walkathon fundraiser. Sandy has a team Inner Strength that will walk with her in this important event. Of course research takes


donations and all donations go to the Foundation Fighting Blindness to help in the prevention, treatments and cures of retinal degenerative diseases. Sandy's team has a fundraising goal of $2500.00. You can make donations a few ways. You can write checks directly to the Foundation Fighting Blindness and in the memo section note Sandy Berrier and the checks can be mailed directly to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, 4600 Marriott Drive, Suite 340, Raleigh, NC 27612 or you can also mail checks to Sandy Berrier, 907 Carter Street, Eden, NC 27288. Also donations can be made on her webpage at: Your help and support are greatly appreciated. Come out and enjoy

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County Information Officer writes chapter in Technology Book Rockingham County Government’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), David Whicker, wrote a chapter in a new information technology book published by the Public Technology Institute (PTI) in Alexandra, VA. His chapter entitled, IT Governance in Public Safety, is in the recently released book, CIO Leadership for Public Safety Communications: Emerging Trends and Practices. Whicker is completing the North Carolina Government Chief Information Officer (NCGCIO) Certificate Program with UNCChapel Hill. While in this program, the book’s editor asked Whicker to contribute a chapter in the book. CIO Leadership for Public Safety Communications: Emerging Trends and Practices is comprised of 28 chapters from multiple authors. It includes a special foreword by Harvard University’s Zach Tumin, and William J. Bratton, former Los Angeles police chief and former police commissioner of New York City and Boston. The book was written to educate local officials – executives, elected leaders, law enforcement and technical personnel – on the leading practices, trends and opportunities that today’s technologies can offer. According to Dr. Alan Shark, executive director of PTI, an associate professor at Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs, and contributing author/editor of the book, “Do not be fooled by the term ‘CIO Leadership’ in the book’s title, as this book is as much about public safety communication leadership as it is about technology and the evolving nature of governance. Technology, regardless of its sophistication, is nothing more than a set of tools requiring some form of leadership to take advantage of what it does and how it can be best used.” The book’s development was funded by APCO International through the Public Safety Foundation of America. The PSFA was established in January 2002 by APCO with the objective to provide critical funding and technical support to public safety answering points and local emergency response officials and to promote cooperation among public and private groups to support the public safety communications community. CIO Leadership for Public Safety Communications: Emerging Trends and Practices (352 pages, softcover) is available now from and at

Reidsville Man Convicted of Stealing Baby Formula A jury found Jerry Kenneth Call, Jr., 32, of Reidsville guilty of Felony Larceny from a Merchant and Misdemeanor Larceny in September Rockingham County Superior Court. Call was sentenced to 18-31 months in prison on the felony by Judge W. Douglas Albright. Judgment on the misdemeanor was continued, and Call

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 20 appealed his conviction. On January 12, 2010, Call, along with co-defendants Nikki Denny, Shanna Flores, and Sabrina Cobbler entered Wal-Mart in Eden and stole nearly $1,200.00 worth of baby formula. Officers with the Eden Police Department stopped the defendants’ vehicle on Washington Street after receiving a call that baby formula had been stolen from another store in Eden. Denny, Flores, Cobbler, and Call were in the vehicle when it was stopped, and it contained several baby formula cans. Bags containing the formula indicated that more than one store had been victimized. Sabrina Cobbler admitted to stealing formula from Rite Aid, and further investigation revealed that other cans of baby formula in the vehicle were from Wal-Mart. When contacted by authorities, the Wal-Mart manager advised that a large quantity of baby formula was in fact missing. Store surveillance video and photographs showed Cobbler, Denny, Flores, and Call stealing the baby formula from the store. Each of Call’s co-defendants previously pled guilty to charges associated with this incident.

An Evening with Melva Houston At age 12 Melva Houston was already a singer on a Memphis radio station. Now living in Mount Airy, she still loves to sing and believes in her profession. Houston is a jazz and blues vocalist who has performed for more than 20 years across the US and internationally. She has recorded with R&B greats such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickette, Sam & Dave and has toured with the Platters. The down to earth singer made her first trip to Reidsville in September, as she was the fea-

tured singer at An Evening With Melva Houston. She mingled with the guests during the event and expressed how she really liked Reidsville. Mayor Festerman of Reidsville danced the night away with his wife as they joined the

other guests at the musical event. Local artist Veronica also entertained guests with her vocal talents. The Reidsville Downtown Corporation and the Reidsville Event Center sponsored an Evening with Melva Houston.

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Virginia Men Convicted in Madison Robbery Two men from Danville, Virginia each pled guilty to Robbery with a Dengerous Weapon in Rockingham County Superior Court during September. Jamarl Fluellen, 21, and Bryant Walker, 18, were both sentenced to 51-74 months in prison by Judge Todd Burke. On April 29, 2012, Fluellen and Walker entered the Madison Business Center brandishing firearms. They were dressed in black with ski masks. Fluellen and Walker ordered the clerks to turn over the money located in the business and fled on foot. Authorities apprehended the two shortly after the clerks called the police. Also in Superior Court in September: Antonio Strickland, 20, of Eden pled guilty to three counts of Statutory Rape in Rockingham County Superior Court this week. Strickland was sentenced to 44-62 months in prison. Thomas Blackwell, III, pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine. The 42 year old Reidsville man was sentenced to 17-30 months in prison. Clarence Morton, 35, of Eden was sentenced to 13-16 months in prison upon his plea of guilty to Habitual Driving While Impaired. Morton was stopped by the NC Highway Patrol in September, 2010 and had a blood alcohol content of .11. Duane Durham, 31, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphemalia. He was sentenced to 8-19 months in prison. Joseph Haswell of Madison was sentenced to 28-45 months in prison upon his plea of guilty to mulitple Breaking/Entering, Larceny, and Obtaining Property by False Pretense charges.

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Stoneville Man Convicted of Multiple Sex Offenses A Rockingham County jury convicted Jerry Michael Sparks, 34, from Stonville of one count of First Degree Sex Offense with a Child and two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child last week in Rockingham County Superior Court. Sparks was sentenced to 29 to 36 years in prison by Judge Judson Deramus. Evidence presented at trial showed that Sparks committed a sexual offense against a young boy and engaged in sexual contact with a young girl. The incidents all occurred in the Fall of 2009. In addition to the prison sentenced, Sparks was ordered to participate in a sex offender treatment program, and he will be required to register as a sex offender and enroll in satellite based monitoring for the remainder of his life.

Jury Convicts Eden Man Of Murder Dominic Eugene Foote, 27, of Eden was found guilty of Second Degree Murder and Felony Death by Vehicle during September in Rockingham County Superior Court. Judge Rick Stone sentenced Foote to 16 – 20 years in prison. On October 24, 2012, Foote was driving a vehicle with six passengers on Virginia Avenue in Eden. Foote was traveling at a speed of 80 miles per hour in 40 mile per hour zone. He was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, and he ran off the road. The vehicle then flipped, and the victim was ejected. The victim died at the scene. Foote had a blood alcohol content of 1.4, and also tested positive for benzodiazepines and marijuana. Assistant District Attorney Melanie Bridge, who prosecuted the case for the Rockingham County District Attorney’s Office said, “this unfortunate incident clearly demonstrates the disastrous consequences impaired driving can have.” Foote had two prior convictions for impaired driving in the last three years.


“Go the Extra Yard and Tackle the Flu”! The Rockingham County Department of Public Health is underway with the 2012/2013 Influenza Campaign and offering vaccinations Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Community vaccination clinics will also be held at the Garden of Eden Senior Center in Eden, NC on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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New Vision Fellowship 1135 W. Academy St., Madison Faye Smith 268-1625 3:30pm to 8:00pm M-M Rec. Center 300 S. 2nd Ave., Mayodan Frances Farmer 427-2481 11:30am to 4:00pm Reidsville YMCA 504 South Main Street Reidsville Chapter 343-3434 2:00pm to 6:30pm Eden YMCA, 301 South Kennedy St., Eden Chapter 349-3434 2:00pm to 6:30pm Annie Penn Hospital, 618 South Main St., Reidsville Vickie Walker 951-4355 11:30am to 4:00pm Bethany Elementary School, 271 Bethany Rd., Reidsville School Office 951-2710 1:30pm to 6:00pm Morehead Mem. Hospital, 117 East King’s Hwy., Eden The Lab 623-9711 6:30am to 3:30pm City of Eden Public Works, 1050 Klyce St., Eden Joyce Carter 627-7783 X:10611:00am to 3:30pm Monroeton Elementary , 8081 US Hwy 158, Reidsville Dorothy Raymer 634-3280 1:00pm to 5:30pm First Presbyterian Church, 582 Southwood Drive, Eden Pam Cundiff 627-1175 9:00am to 1:30pm Vera Holland Center, 203 East Main Street, Stoneville Chapter 349-3434 2:00pm to 6:30pm

RCS Parent Resource Center now in its new home Rockingham County together, an issue of Parent and Schools’ Parent Resource Center Child magazine by Scholastic, an opened in its new location on activity for you and your child to September 17. The Center’s new do together, and a reading calenspace hopes to better to celebrate the Open House dar meet the needs of days you and your Rockingham County fam- & Ribbon child read together. ilies with the wealth of Cutting to be Return the calendar at resources available. your next pickup and Please feel free to visit held October receive a free book! the center located at the 4 (6-7 pm) Enrollment Historic Douglass began in September Building, 1130 Center Church and continues through May each Rd., Eden, NC 27288. The year. Packets are ready to be Reidsville Center is still located picked up the first Wednesday of at 401 Moss St. inside Booker T. each month and will be availWashington Learning Center. able for the remainder of the How does the Parent month at both locations, while Resource Center Work? The supplies last. main function of the center is to Is your child challenged in provide families in Rockingham math? Math practice can help. County with resources and mate- Call 342-8588 or 623-8098 if you rials that will help children learn. have any questions about accessThe center lends its materials to ing this site. This can be a families, teachers, and childcare resource for homeschoolers as providers for 2 weeks at a time. well. Patrons (people who use the cenRockingham County ter) are encouraged to visit the Schools Parent Resource Center center often to have a variety of began in 1998 as a Title I initiaeducational materials in their tive to increase parent involvehomes throughout the year. ment in education in Materials at the centers are Rockingham County. Believing free for checkout to family mem- that every parent wants to help bers and other adults who work their child to learn and accomwith children in Rockingham plish as much as possible during County. This includes children their years of public education, currently enrolled in resources are made available to Rockingham County Schools as help parents become an informed well as those who are not yet partner in meeting their child's school age. learning needs. The Parent Required Yearly Donations: Center offers information and $10.00 RCC students & resources to help make learning Private Day Care Providers interesting and fun for families. $20.00 Non-Public Services to families with preSchool Families school and school-age children Prices for some services such as are available. lamination or copies are subject The Centers in Eden and to change based on availability of Reidsville have changed their funding. hours to make visiting the centers Another porgram offered more convenient for any family through the Parent Resource in Rockingham County. Monday Centers is Tots-N-Training, a and Tuesday evenings both centake-home program for parents ters will be open until 6:30 PM. with children ages 2-5 who Complete hours of operation for are not yet enrolled in the Parent Resource Centers can Kindergarten. be found on the Rockingham Each monthly packet County Schools website under includes: A newsletter with help- the link for Parents and Students. ful learning activities for you and You can also call the 342-8588 your child. A picture book for for more information. you and your child to read


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Bella Donna Antiques & Interiors 646 Washington Street, Eden will Celebrate their second anniversary during the November 11th Christmas Open House from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Fall and holiday Woodwick Candles will be on display. Call 336-623-0984 for more information. Judy’s Gift Shop This quaint little gift shop is located on the second floor above Judith Warren Boutique and Bridal at 640 Washington Street in Eden. Olde Leaksville Gun Shop Owner Barry Carter buys, sells and trades firearms and accessories at his 632 Washington Street store. Consignments are also considered. Call Barry at 336-623-2324.


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Hometown Scrubs Hometown Scrubs opened at 651 Washington Street in August. They sell medical scrubs, shoes and accessories. The store will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00am-7:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Cell Phone Store A new cell phone store is open in the former Yankee Hots location at the corner of Monroe and Washington Streets.

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June Marie Boutique June Marie is a boutique located at 658 Washington Street that will feature nostalgic gifts as well as art, many from local artists, everything from whimsical, edgy, or eclectic arts, crafts, in all mediums, wild and wacky, fun, functional. Including pewter, glass, metal, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and the list goes on.

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Elaine’s Antiques Stroll in and catch a glimpse of history at Elaine’s on Washington Street. She has antiques that will capture the heart of all the people on your Christmas list this year. Call 623-4359 for information. EDEN IN GENERAL 4-U Catering Tommy Kirby and Danny Martin have established this new cater-

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King’s Chandelier A new supply of lamps has arrived at King’s Chandelier located at 729 S. Van Buren Rd., Eden. King’s has all varieties of indoor and outdoor lighting, not just chandeliers. Call 336-6236188 / King’s Hwy Service Station This service station, located next to Smith Landing Gifts, will reopen soon. Affordable Appliance Service Service and repair of home appliances and lighting is completed on site by Affordable Appliance Service. Owner Richie Richardson. 336-552-9844 or email Amanda's Catering and Concessions Amanda Yannotti takes orders for HOMEMADE CHEESECAKES - your choice of flavor. Whole Smoked Chickens, Boston Butts, Smoked Turkey Breasts, Smoked BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters and BBQ Ribs. She specializes in her own homemade sauces. Breakfast foods and other dinner specialties are available. Also featuring DJ "BLU BETTY". If you are planning a special event, contact Amanda Yannotti at 336280-9210, 336-627-9021 or Rockingham Literacy Project Upcoming training at the 705-A Washington Street, Eden facility includes: – Adult Literacy Tutor Training Mondays, October 15 and 22, and Wednesdays, October 17 and 24, 3-6 p.m. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. – English as a Second Language Tutor Training. Monday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 31, 3-6 p.m. Participants should plan to attend both sessions and must have completed Adult Literacy Tutor Training prior to enrollment. Call Jean Light Kinyon at 627-0007 to pre-register, or visit for more information

Land’s Tools & Treasures Buy/Sell/Trade This is the name of the business that Audie and Cathy Land have opened in the former Draper Music store in Draper Village. They deal in many items including tools. They also purchase gold. Ray’s Hitch and Trailer Newly located at the corner of Fieldcrest Road and Stadium Drive, welcomes you and would like to announce that they will soon be opening the corner laundry mat as well. Jumper’s Auto Service Willie Jumper, III operates this auto repair business located at 124 N. Fieldcrest Road in Draper Village. Call 336-635-0129.

JJ’s Treasures & Inside Yard Sale This business is located in the former Pharmacyland building on Fieldcrest Road.

The Village Print Shop Owned by Steve and Karen Cochran. Family owned and operated offering custom imprinted apparel, tags, window signage and much more. Call 336-612-2439 for details.


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Sheriff goes to Texas for training Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page flew out to El Paso, Texas September 20th to join Sheriffs from across the United States at the “What Happens at the Border Doesn’t Stay There” training conference. This law enforcement based training is being sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (F.A.I.R.) and covers a wide range of topics surrounding illegal immigration and its affect on the crimes in jurisdictions across the Nation. Due to a limited training budget, Sheriff Page will be using Seized Assets Forfeiture Monies to fund the expense of this training. The use of this funding for this travel and training was approved by the United States Department of Justice several weeks ago. Sheriff Page used no tax payer monies for this training. Experts in the realm of Immigration Law and Enforcement spoke at this conference. Sheriff Page hopes to gain an increased knowledge in ways to protect our citizens in Rockingham County against potential threats that are currently crossing our porous Southern Border and ultimately ending up

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For The Fun Of It Are You Stupid? A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, “Everyone who thinks they are stupid, stand up!” After a few seconds, little Johnny stood up. The teacher was surprised, but realized this was an opportune moment to help a child. “Do you really think you’re stupid, Johnny?” she asked. “No, ma’am,” Johnny replied, “but I hated to see you standing there all by yourself!”

Pa is Gonna Be Mad A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagon load of corn. The farmer who lived nearby heard the noise and rushed right over. “Hey Willis!!” the farmer yelled. “Forget it for now. It’s dinnertime. Come eat with us, and then we’ll come back and I will help you turn the wagon back up.” “That’s mighty nice of you, ” Willis answered, “but I don’t think Pa would like me to.” “Aw, come on,” the farmer insisted, “you have to eat! We’ll get back to the wagon soon.” “Well okay,” the boy finally agreed, and added, “But Pa won’t like it.” After a hearty dinner, Willis thanked his host. “I feel a lot better now, but I know Pa is going to be real upset.” “Don’t be foolish.” the neighbor said with a smile. “By the way, where is your Pa?” “Under the wagon.”.

Wanted A group of elementary school students were on a field trip to the local police station. Several of the children were fascinated by the wanted posters on the wall. Little Billy raised his hand and asked the police officer giving them the tour who the people on the wall were. “Those are pictures of criminals we are looking for,” answered the policeman. “We call those wanted posters.”. Little Billy looked puzzled. His hand shot back up into the air. “Well,” he wondered, “why didn’t you just keep them when you took their picture?”

Emergency A young man brought his wife to a small town doctor’s office in an emergency. The nurses escorted the woman to the examination area, and the husband anxiously took a seat in the lobby. For the next few minutes, he could hear the doctor bark an unsettling string of orders to the staff. First it was “Screwdriver!” Then “Knife!” Then “Pliers!” When he heard “Sledge hammer!” the young man could bear the tension no longer. He burst into the examination room and shrieked, “Doctor, what’s wrong with her?” “We have no idea,” the doctor said. “Right now, we’re still trying to open the medicine cabinet.”

Ninety Two The doctor was amazed at the health and durability of Mrs. Sedgefield, age ninety-two. “What’s your secret to long life and health?” he asked her. “Honey and mathematics.” “What do you mean, honey and mathematics?” “Every morning since I was a baby, I’ve had a spoonful of honey. If you take every day, and then multiply it by 33,580 days, you’ll live to be ninety-two, just like me.”

Why Dogs Can’t Use Computers He’s distracted by cats chasing his mouse. SIT and STAY were hard enough; CUT and PASTE are out of the question. Saliva-coated floppy disks refuse to work. Three words: carpal paw syndrome. Involuntary tail wagging is a dead give-away that he’s browsing instead of working. The fire hydrant icon is simply too frustrating. He can’t help attacking the screen when he hears “You’ve Got Mail”. It’s too messy to “mark” every Web site he visits. The FETCH command isn’t available on all platforms. He can’t stick his head out of Windows.

Dieting “I thought you said you were counting calories,” remarked Mrs. Bowker, scowling as her friend Mrs. Halburton enjoyed her second chocolate shake at the ice cream shop. “I am indeed,” said Mrs. Halburton between slurps. “So far today, this makes 7,750.” “Have you heard about the amazing new pasta diet?” “No. What’s involved?” “It’s so simple! You simply learn to walk pasta da refrigerator without stopping, and pasta da cookie jar, and pasta da cupboard…”

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Ever since I was a child, I've always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So I went to a psychiatrist and told him. . . 'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared.. I think I'm going crazy.' 'Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the psychiatrist. 'Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears..' How much do you charge?' Eighty dollars per visit,' replied the expert. 'I'll sleep on it,' I said. Six months later, he met me on the street. 'Why didn't you ever come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked. 'Well, eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought myself a new car!' 'Is that so?' With a bit of an attitude he said, 'And how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?' 'He told me to cut the legs off the bed! Ain't nobody under there now!’

A particular patient called on his doctor frequently, usually with imaginary aliments. “Doc, you gotta help me,” he said. “I’m really worried this time. This is serious.” “Okay, Phil. What seems to be the problem?” “I think I’m becoming a hypochondriac.”

I can’t hear you An elderly gentleman with serious hearing problems goes to the doctor who fits him with hearing aids that allow him to hear at 100% for the first time in many years. The elderly man goes back in a month for a checkup. The doctor says, “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.” To which the gentleman replies, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”.

Not Gonna Do It An eight year old boy is walking down the road one day when a car pulls over next to him. “If you get in the car,” the driver says, “I’ll give you $10 and a piece of candy.” The boy refuses and keeps on walking. A few moments later, not to take no for an answer, the man driving the car pulls over again. “How about $20 and two pieces of candy?” The boy tells the man to leave him alone and keeps on walking. Still further down the road the man pulls over to the side of the road. “OK,” he says, “this is my final offer. I’ll give you $50 and all the candy you can eat.” The little boy stops, goes to the car and leans in. “Look,” he says to the driver. “You bought this ugly station wagon when everyone else got cool SUVs, Dad, but that doesn’t mean I have to be seen riding in it!”.

Gash Doctor: “That’s a horrible gash on your skull. What happened?” Child: “My sister hit me with some tomatoes.” Doctor: “That’s incredible. I’ve never seen a tomato cut before.” Child: “Well, these were in a can.”

The Surprise On a whim a man decided to get his wife a dozen roses and surprise her after work. The minute he opened the door, his wife started screaming at him, “This is the worst day that I have EVER had! The kids have been terrible. They got in a food fight, the washing machine broke and flooded the basement, I burned dinner and the dog chewed up my best pair of shoes…” She then looked at the roses he was holding, “…and now you’ve obviously done something wrong!”.

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Grease... Contuned from Page 13 reduce the problems that can make our existing problems worse. Any food service establishments in the area can help us out by learning what is required of a restaurant before we arrive. The city website ( has basic tips for all, but we also have tips just for restaurants that we can give you to help educate your employees. The main thing to remember is that grease can come from several different sources. Most grease used for frying is already sent off for recycling. If not, then you need to find a company to do this. All other grease should be caught in a grease interceptor either under the sink or outside in the ground in a 1,000-gallon grease trap. A lot of grease comes from washing off anything that has had grease on it. There is also a lot of grease in cooking meat in any form. Make sure that you treat everything you fix as if it contains grease and clean up properly after preparation. If you have an under-the-sink interceptor, the requirements state that you should clean these out weekly. Make sure that you know where yours is located and how to clean it. Keep records of this to show that it is being done. If you have an in-ground grease trap or interceptor, you must have this pumped out properly every 60 days. You will also have to keep records of these events as proof that it is being done. This protects your facility as well as our lines. For the rest of the citizens, you can follow the same best management practices to keep as much grease as possible from going down the drain. Always wipe out your pans and dishes with a paper towel after cooking meat or cooking with grease and throw the used paper towels in the trash. If there is a lot of grease or oil, pour it into a separate container with a lid after it cools some and then throw it away in the trash. Never pour liquid oil or grease directly into the trash. This can cause a lot of problems for the trash collectors as well as cause you odors and attract insects and other unwanted creatures. Also, the food that caused the grease or that was cooked in the oil still contains grease. Try to not let any leftover food go down the drain. If you have a garbage disposal, wipe as much of the food off of plates as you can before you rinse or wash them. If you see us at your favorite restaurant, remember that we are just there to help. If you have any more questions about handling grease, feel free to call my office at 627-1009, ext. 130.

NFIB endorses Jones The National Federation of Carolina ranked among the worst Independent Business, North ten states for business regarding Carolina's leading small business high taxes and overregulation. association, has endorsed Rep. "We're working hard to change Bert Jones for re-election in 2012 that. I want North Carolina to be to the North Carolina House of the most jobs-friendly state in the Representatives. “NFIB supports country, where people can use candidates who support small their God-given talents, and job business,” said Gregg creation is welcomed Thompson, state direcand not punished." tor of NFIB/North To date, the Carolina. “These canNFIB has issued didates will do everyendorsements in 28 of thing they can to help the 170 legislative dissmall businesses grow tricts. "Small businessand create jobs.” es are the backbone of "I am honored by our economic engine the endorsement, and and create most of the will continue to work jobs," Jones stated. "All Jones to improve the busithey want is a fair, ness climate in this competitive business state so that businesses can both climate to create jobs, and our retain and create much needed people can compete favorably jobs," said Rep. Jones. "I appre- with anyone. I am very hopeful ciate the opportunity to be a part that with a new governor to work of a pro-business, pro-jobs team with our legislature, we will see of legislators that are listening great strides toward making and responding to the concerns of North Carolina a model jobs state our citizens to make North for the rest of the country." Carolina a more jobs-friendly Representative Bert Jones has state," Jones said. He noted that represented North Carolina the nonpartisan Tax Foundation House District 65 since 2011. reported in 2010 that North

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From The Desks Of CITY HALL Eden Fire Department receives SHARP Accreditation By Tommy Underwood, Fire Chief

The Eden Fire Department is pleased to announce we have received accreditation from the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) of the N.C. Department of Labor. This program recognizes certain categories of public sector employers who have developed and maintained effective safety and health programs. Our department is pleased to be the third agency in the entire state to

receive this distinction. In order to qualify, we had to abate all hazards identified by OSHA consultants, score well on the safety and health assessments conducted by consultants, and maintain injury/illness rates at or below a given number. We anticipate this program will save the City of Eden money by keeping cost down and quality and productivity up, providing free professional safety and health mentoring, reduced worker’s compensation costs, and reduced OSH compliance inspections due

to our deferral continuing as we renew our accreditation. A team effort helped our department earn the SHARP designation. The firefighters of each station worked together diligently to help us meet our goals. I would also like to recognize the invaluable efforts of Sgt. Sam Shelton, of the Eden Police Department, Environmental Services Director Terry Shelton and Facility Maintenance Superintendent Paul Dishmon.

Eden Citizens Academy off to a great start By Sheralene Thompson, City Clerk

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On Sept. 6, the City of Eden kicked off the second annual Citizens Academy with a presentation by City Manager Brad Corcoran. Mr. Corcoran presented a brief overview of the upcoming academy. He then gave an interesting presentation on Eden’s historical background beginning with Col. William Byrd’s description of the “Wonderful Land of Eden.” Mr. Corcoran’s topics included histories of Leaksville, Spray and Draper and consolidation in 1967, along with the importance that the river, railroad and textiles played in those communities. Another item of interest was the discovery of calcium carbide near the canal in May 1892. The community profile included population changes, employment trends, workforce information, unemployment rates, education facts, tax base facts, household income, and water and sewer rates. Mr. Corcoran closed by explaining the council-manager form of government and how that functions. He also described the current city structure and the role of the mayor, City Council and city staff. The second session of the Citizens Academy gave students an interesting tour of the water and wastewater facilities. Terry Shelton, Director of Environmental Services, welcomed everyone to the Mebane Bridge Wastewater Facility on Sept. 13. He introduced Joel Freeman, Chief Operator/Pretreatment Supervisor, and Chris Powell, Pretreatment Technician/Relief Operator, who began with a tour of the lab. Mr. Powell explained the importance of having healthy

It’s leaf collection season again By Darren Gatewood, Street Division Superintendent

The City of Eden will begin loose-leaf collection Oct. 15. The collection will end March 8. The leaf collection schedule is as follows: TRASH COLLECTION DAY LEAF COLLECTION DAY Monday Tuesday Tuesday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday Thursday This schedule applies to all areas except Stadium Drive toward Kings Highway, Highland Drive and Dameron Street. These areas are targeted for collection on Wednesdays. Leaves in the newly annexed Northridge area will be collected Mondays. Leaves must be at the curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day. The leaves should not be placed in the traveled portion of the roadway where traffic would be impeded and should be placed away from objects such as parked cars, low-hanging tree limbs, catch basins and drainpipes. Leaves should not be put in the actual ditch as this can cause flooding. Sticks, rocks, bricks and any foreign objects should be kept out of the leaves as these delay the collection process and can cause severe damage to the collection equipment. You are encouraged to retain leaves on your property and compost when possible by implementing a backyard composting project. If you want leaves for gardening purposes, call my office for information on signing up for delivery of leaves by the truckload. For additional information regarding leaf collection services, call me at 627-7783, ext. 102.

“bugs” which assist in treating the raw sewage that comes in. He also explained the importance of avoiding flushing things down the toilet such as disposable wipes or medicines and being careful of what is poured down drains. These things can cause the breakdown of expensive machinery which can add to labor and cost. Mr. Freeman and Mr. Powell conducted a walking tour of the wastewater facility. The tour consisted of seeing the aeration basins, clarifiers, sludge pumps and other equipment that assists the city in the treatment of raw sewage. The students were amazed at what goes in to treating the waste that comes in. One

student commented “I never really considered how involved and technical such a facility might be and I was impressed.” Students were then taken over to the Robert A. Harris Water Filtration Plant where they met Dena Spencer-Reid, Superintendent, and Melanie Clark, Chief Operator. Ms. Reid presented a brief PowerPoint on all the additional facilities, such as pump stations and water tanks, and introduced the Water Resources crew who are responsible for the maintenance and repair of all the facilities. Ms. Clark took the students on a tour of the plant. They got to see firsthand the mixers, handlers, settling basins, filters, chemical storage tanks, genera-

tors and a tour of the lab. One student observed, “This was very informative and made me appreciate how much is involved in having clean water when I turn on a faucet.” All the students seemed very pleased that the facility that provides them clean drinking water was in capable hands.



Vocational Rehabilitation joins board effort to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a

By Debbie Ellis, Business Relations Representative Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation has announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability

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law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. "Employers who ensure that inclusive workplace policies and practices are woven into the fabric and culture of the organization create an environment that encourages all workers — including those of us with disabilities — to work to their full capacity and contribute fully to the organization's success," said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy when announcing this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme, which is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?" The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) leads National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Reflecting this year's theme, throughout the month, Vocational Rehabilitation will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate employers on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture. These efforts include mentoring high school students and recognizing employers who have consistently worked with Vocational Rehabilitation in building an inclusive workforce.

In September Mayor Grogan of Eden presented a proclamation to Vocational Rehabilitation proclaiming October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. "Vocational Rehabilitation is proud to once again be a part of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month," said Debbie Ellis, Business Relations Representative. "We want to spread the important

2012 General Election Voters Guide available on line... Usual questions that would be asked about the guide. 1. Why are there only judicial candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in this Voter Guide and not judicial candidates for Superior and District court? The General Assembly authorized only candidates for the NC Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals to be placed in this Voter Guide. 2. I can’t find the political party affiliation of the judicial candidates listed in the voter guide. All judges in North Carolina are elected on a non-partisan basis. They do not file or run as a nominee of a political party. They are not listed on the ballot with a party affiliation. Thus the judicial candidates are presented in the Voter Guide in a non-partisan manner. 3. Why are there only three Council of State offices listed in the voter guide? The General Assembly authorized only three Council of State offices, the State Auditor, Commissioner of Insurance and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to participate in the public financing program. (Council of State offices are elected every year in which a Presidential election is held.) The state offers a form of public campaign financing for candidates in these election races and a Voter Guide to be produced for these candidates. Since these elections are partisan, party affiliation is listed. 4. Are we spending GENERAL FUND tax revenue to produce this Voter Guide? No. Currently this Voter Guide is funded by financial reserves in addition to $3 taxpayer check offs on North Carolina personal income tax returns and a mandatory $50 surcharge on the annual State Bar fees for attorneys are funding the Voter Guide. Hometown Radio Online Live and Local

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THE SCOOP ON SENIOR FUN • Dance at the CB Hut - Dance at the CB Hut- October 29th 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. • Line Dance Lessons Free at the CB Hut on Mondays from 10:15-11:15 am. 508 Orchard Ave, Eden - Call • Friends Club Meet the second Tuesday of each month at the center for our 627-4711 for information on any meeting. We meet for lunch at a local restaurant on the 4th Tuesday of each of the following month. Anyone is welcome to come join the fun and fellowship. • Legal Aid October 11th 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. Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Walking Group meets at the track on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00-8:30am. Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Rook or Hand and Foot card games – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot or Rook please show up at the Garden of Eden Senior Center before 1:00pm on Wednesdays. • Bingo Bash at 9:00 on Monday, October 15th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. • Computer Classes are held at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up. Call 627-4711 for more information Seniors younger than 65 may pay and attend classes. Facebook/social networking • Discover the computer • Basic computer level II • Discover the internet

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

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

RCC Center for Active Retirement Located on the RCC Campus and open to ALL SENIORS • CALL 342-4261, ext. 2163 for details and directions. Quillow. Class will meet Oct. 15 & 22 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 102. Supplies: 2 yards of 2 coordinating fabric & 1-1/2 yards of batting. Cost: $20. Instructor: Linda Wilson. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163 to register. Cosmetology: Haircuts, shampoos, and manicures are available Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 105 in the Science Building. No appointment necessary; First-come, first-served. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163/2192. Gerald B. James Library: The RCC Library houses a wealth of information. Hours are: Monday – Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. clased weekends. Rockingham County Bookmoblie: The Bookmobile is at the Owens Human Services Building from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 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 Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 110 of the Owens Building. Games: Bingo. Tuesdays- 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –Room 110 Rook. Tuesdays- 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. –Room 102 Veterans Information Session—October 17, 10-11:30 a.m. Veterans do you have any idea what resources are available here in Rockingham County? Join us as Glenn Johnson provides information. Courses: Senior Aerobics. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 110 in the Owens Building. We use a variety of videos in this FREE course. Computer Classes- Linda Wilson, Instructor MS Word 2010 Intermediate. Beginning Sept. 11, class meets Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 203 in the Owens Building. Adobe Photoshop. Intermediate. The class meets Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 203 in the Owens Building. (No class Sept. 6). Class ends Oct. 18. Note: Minimum number of students in each class is 10. -Project Safe Rockingham County October 24- 10:00—11:30 a.m. Learn about this federally funded program that is a community and law enforement partnership whose mission is to reduce gun and gang related violent crime and improve the quality of life for all residents of Rockingham County. Speaker: Guilio Dattero. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163 to register. -NC State Fair @ Raleigh - October 16 -Join us for a “Bumper Crop of Fun” as senior citizens enjoy a free Bojangles breakfast and entertainment at the Senior Citizen Fun Festival that takes place in Dorton Area from 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy the exhibits, the animals, the food, etc. A vaild driver’s license or ID is required to gain free admission for seniors ages 65 and over. Leave 8:00 a.m. with an expected return by 6 p.m. Cost: $30 to be paid by Oct. 5. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163 to register. -Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, October 27, Three music stages, two dozen country foods, 50+ craftspeople, vintage farm tractors, custom cars, draft horses, coon dog contests, sheep herding demos, etc. Cost: $25 bus trasportation + gate admission. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163 -Mabry Mills—October 18, Enjoy breakfast (your expense), shop at Nancy’s Candy Factory & @ B&B Market in Cana. Cost: $20 for van transportation to be paid by Oct. 5. Other Trips: 11/01—Veterans Stands Down, 11/08—D-Day Memorial @ Bedford, VA, 11/15—Southern Christmas Show @ Charolette, 12/07—Southern Fruitcake, 12/11-13—Myrtle Beach

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

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Sat., Oct. 6th at 10am, House 11am Estate of Dorothy Bowers (Living) 565 Rob Tom Rd., Eden, NC Partial Listing: Huge Antique Sale, Sinclair Dino Glass Globe tank, Antique oak ice box, pie safe, primitive cabinet, Wicker set, Player piano, Red Mountain Wood Cook stove,Walnut Marble top dressers & wash stand, Hay rakes, plow & mower, Craftsman Riding mower, Sellers Hoosier Cabinet, Gone with the Wind lamp, alot more antique furniture, Fenton, Roseville, Hull, Depression glass, Large collection of Hall’s tea pots, bowls & china, Sterling silver jewelry & dinner ware, lg. selection Estate jewelry, Griswold, Quilts, Antique Buffalo Mineral Springs Bottle, Large collection Long Berger Baskets, Cast Iron Dinner Bell, Sterling Spoons from Marshal Field, new tupperware, milk bottles, oil lamps, Cook Books, cooke ware, side by side refrigerator, stoves, cedar chests, 55 pc Japan China, 47 pc Haviland “Apple Blossom” China, horse collars, Pampered chef, cranberry glass lamp, twin pineapple bed, ladder back chairs, maple table & chairs, Sinclair & Quaker state signs, Generac 5500 watt generator, WWII gas tank, concrete picnic table & seats, porch swing, rockers, household linens & items, metal wash tubs, red wagon, jewel tea, pink depression glasses. cookie cutters, Franklin Co. Cairo Jar, Antique Claw Foot china cabinet, Antique blanket chests, and much more! 5% Buyers premium! Must check for more info & pictures too huge to list! Also alot of good boxlots. House: Sold by Jim Waynick Real Estate by confirmation, nice 2 to 4 bedrooms, living room, 2 bath, 2 large kitchens, 1/2 house is a log cabin with approx. 29 acres, log barn, outhouse, 4 storage buildings & garage! Terms: 5% Buyers Premium House! 10% Due Day of sale! Call Jim Waynick for questions or inspections! More Oct. Auctions: Sat., Oct. 13th, At 5 p.m. located at 136 N. Fieldcrest Rd., Eden. Monthly Antique Auction! New Consignors & Alot of Good Antiques & Collectable’s Concessions On Site! Estate Auction: Sat., Oct. 20th, House & Personal Property, 201 Ridge Rd., Mayodan. Check for more info.

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DRBA is part of NC Big Sweep River Cleanup The October 6 First Saturday Outing of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) will complete the cleanup of the Smith River begun in August. Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Island Ford Landing, West Meadow Road, Eden, NC (GPS 36.502168, -79.756086), participants will float just over two miles to the confluence of the Smith with the Dan River. The take-out will be at the Eden Wildlife Access, locally known as "the Boat Landing," a popular Dan River access point beside Bethlehem Church Road. Three Rivers Outfitters, 336-6276215 or, will offer boat rentals and shuttle for the float. Coordinated by T Butler, the cleanup is part of the North Carolina Big Sweep watershed

cleanup held each fall. As former Rockingham County coordinator for Big Sweep, Butler has organized retrieval of several tons of debris from the county's waterways and roadsides over many years of service. "DRBA has participated in river cleanups for over a decade," she notes, "and we have a great record of volunteer service in keeping our rivers clean and healthy. In addition to the satisfaction of doing the cleanup, we always have fun on the river with each other as we do it." DRBA joined other nonprofits in Henry County, Virginia, in retrieving over 8 tons of trash from 30 miles of the Smith River in August, in addition to pulling out a record-breaking 690 tires. "Because of the terrific job the volunteers did upstream," Butler

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says, "we should have a much easier task in the river's last two miles." Although the river flows through the City of Eden, high forested banks hide many of the homes and businesses and provide a pleasant getaway. Gravel bars may generate riffles, but the river tends to be shallow and easy to navigate. The entire trip is rated Class 1 in difficulty. Island Ford Landing is located at the Meadow Road trailhead of the Eden Smith River Greenway. The public access point was officially opened in August, 2009, at the site where Colonial travelers on the road from Salem, North Carolina to Petersburg, Virginia crossed the Smith River. More information about the two rivers can be found in "An

father and his brothers began selling tires and expanded the original building in the early 1950’s to accommodate a small tire retreading operation.” Within 10 years, they had built the 3-story addition to house the retread plant. At one time Ivie Tire employed over 35 people and produced around 35,000 retreaded tires per year. There were four wholesale delivery routes that distributed the new and retreaded tires to service stations and garages within a 70mile radius of Leaksville (now Eden). In the 70’s the business expanded to include wholesale warehouses in Roanoke (VA),

To reach the put-in, take NC 14 to Eden, North Carolina. Turn west on Meadow Road (NC 770/NC 700). Go through one traffic light at Stadium Drive. Following the sign to Island Ford Landing, turn left just before crossing the bridge over the Smith River. The small parking lot is beside the picnic shelter. All First Saturday Outings of the Dan River Basin Association are free and open to the public. For more information, contact T Butler, 336-613-6723, or Information about the Dan River Basin Association is available at .


Ivie Tire building a thing of the past Many people were surprised to see what they considered a landmark go down without much fanfare. The old Ivie Tire building is no more. The black and white photo above dates from the mid to late 1960’s. Originally Ivie Tire sold Fisk brand tires, but Uniroyal gave that brand to Kmart and James (Jimmy) Ivie’s parents moved to Gillette. The original building was a red brick service station that James and his brothers operated after WWII. “It may have dated back into the 1930’s or perhaps earlier,” James said, adding, “At that time there were 5 service stations within hollering distance along this stretch of Bridge Street. My

Insider's Guide to the Dan River" and "An Insider's Guide to the Smith River," available at Cornerstones of DRBA's mission are education, recreation, and stewardship of our resources. At Island Ford Access, MillerCoors Brewery partnered with DRBA on a reforestation project to protect the river by capturing runoff from the picnic shelter and parking lot. Participants are asked to meet at 10:00 a. m. at Island Ford Landing, West Meadow Road, Eden, NC. Please bring boat, life jacket, plenty of fluids, and lunch. Dress in layers of synthetic fabric or wool; wear work gloves and close-toed shoes. North Carolina Big Sweep will provide trash bags for the cleanup. Although the trip is not technically demanding or hazardous, boaters will be asked to sign a waiver.

Dan River Basin Association members paddle the lower Smith River, site of their October 6 river cleanup, which is free and open to the public.


124 BOONE ROAD, EDEN, NC (336) 635-5980 Ivey Tire was demolished in September Winston Salem, Charleston (WV), and Fayetteville. The business got caught in the inflation and the leap in interest rates of the 1970’s and never was able to recover, closing it’s doors in 1982.

Hear Our Voices With Our Hands Diabetes and Hearing Loss are two of America's most widespread health concerns. Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have Diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of Hearing Loss. The National Institute of Health (NIH) says yes there is a link. The NIH has found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don't have the disease. Also, of the 79 million adults thought to have per-diabetes the rate of hearing loss is 30 percent higher than in those with normal blood sugar. Diabetes contribute to hearing loss: hearing depends on small blood vessels and nerves in the inner ear, researchers believe that over time high blood glucose levels can damage these vessels and nerves, diminishing the ability to hear. It can strike at any time and any age, even childhood. For the young, even mild to moderate case of hearing loss could bring difficulty learning, developing

speech, and building the important interpersonal skills necMitchell essary to foster selfesteem and succeed in school and life. At Hear our voices with our hands, our mission is to help educate the public about American Sign Language and different medical conditions that relate to hearing loss and to promote the importance of signing, prevention and treatments. Come visit our web pages Hear our voices with our hands and Hear our voices with our hands Newsbeat. We are providing free classes to All Police, EMS, Fire Dept., Health care providers, and Educators if your interested

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For all who came to see the shows, it was like attending a concert, complete with popular music, fashionable costumes and even glow sticks. The audiences were able to sing along with the cast and even purchase glow sticks to use for final jam. The 2012-2013 season, Encore! Encore! will feature some of our most successful shows from the past twenty-four seasons. The first show of our season will be Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s book. This classic, hypnotic story of the undead creatures of the night, DRACULA tells the story of the vampire’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle that entails between Dracula and a small group of men and women who fight for their lives. The script is an adaptation by Michael Gilbert Singletary, who is a native of North Carolina and a UNCG graduate, who currently resides in New York City. There is a phenomenal cast, two

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of which are reprising their roles for a third time. Mike Perry will be portraying R.M. Renfield and Ken Schneidmiller will be portraying Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Also included in the cast are the Drama Teachers from Reidsville High School, Tom Murphy, and Rockingham County High School, Pete Barr. This cast promises to bring the story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula to a haunting reality for all who come to see their performances. Dracula will be performed at the Rockingham County Agricultural Center located at 525 N.C. 65, Reidsville, NC, on October 26, 27, 28, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Please be aware this show is not suitable for all audiences, especially young children. To ensure you will be able to see this show, purchase your tickets early, due to the fact there is limited seating. You can purchase your tickets in advance of the shows by calling our ticket line at 336-627-0228 or you can visit our website at The set is designed to be in the midst of the audience. You will be up close and personal with Dracula and the other characters. This will be an experience unlike any of our shows that we perform at Rockingham Community College or at Rockingham County High School this season. Mark your calendars! Seussical Auditions are scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2012 and Friday, November 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Rockingham Community College Auditorium, located inside the Advanced Technologies Building. Information is available for auditions on our website at h t t p : / / w w w. t g r c With the new season under way, TGRC is ready for another incredible season. In order to have a successful season, we depend on our volunteers for everything they provide. If you are willing to volunteer or are looking for a way to become involved, please contact our President, Dalphene Mays at or our Artistic Director, Rose Wray, at

Secretary of Veterans Affairs that provide homeless Veterans Eric K. Shinseki announced with support services and houstoday the award of $631,365 in ing. grant money to Passage Home, Lisa Pape, national director of Inc. one of 38 projects around the homeless programs for the country that will provide tempo- Veterans Health Administration rary housing to formerly home- (VHA), which oversees VA’s less Veterans with the goal they Homeless Providers Grant and will retain the residence as their Per Diem Program (GPD), said own. VHA’s focus is creating and “As we drive toward our strengthening community sergoal to end homelessness among vices around the country so that Veterans in 2015, VA continues homeless Veterans get the supto find innovative ways to perma- port they need. nently house Veterans who were “Our focus is creating a formerly homeless,” team of community supsaid Secretary of – pairing a variety of Temporary port Veterans Affairs Eric K. services, such as mental Housing health support, employShinseki. “Under President Obama’s lead- Grant Helps ment assistance and job ership, we have made training – with the essenincredible strides in cre- Close Gaps tial component of housating programs to aid in Available ing,” said Lisa Pape, these brave men and director of Housing national women who have homeless programs for served our Nation so the VA’s health care syswell.” tem, which oversees the program. The grant to Passage Home, On a single night in 2011, a Inc. will be used to provide a national count of homeless daily average of 15 beds for Veterans totaled 67,495 – homeless Veterans to promote 12 percent lower than 76,000 in increased housing stabilization. 2010. As part of Obama and Housing will be provided at scat- Shinseki’s five-year plan to elimtered site apartments in North inate Veteran homelessness by Carolina’s Raleigh and Wake 2015, VA has committed almost counties. $1 billion to strengthen programs The grants were awarded that prevent and treat the many through a special program that issues that can lead to Veteran gives Veterans the opportunity to homelessness. take over payment of a lease To help a homeless Veteran instead of moving out after leav- or Veteran at risk of homelessing certain VA programs, such as ness, refer them to the National substance use counseling, mental Call Center for Homeless health services, or job training. Veterans, 1-877-4AID-VET, or Usually, VA programs require direct them to Veterans living in transitional homeless. The hotline connects housing to move out after 24 homeless Veterans, Veterans at months. risk of becoming homeless and Called the “Transition in their families with the VA serPlace” model, it helps close the vices and benefits they have gaps in available housing for the earned. nation’s most vulnerable homeless Veterans, including women with children, Indian tribal populations, and Veterans with substance use and mental health The Williams Employees of problems. “Securing permanent hous- District 160 in Reidsville invite ing is a vital step in the journey of you to join them in raising funds our homeless Veterans,” said Dr. for the United Way of Susan Angell, executive director Rockingham County. The event for VA’s Veterans Homeless will be held at the Plantation Golf Initiative. “This is the last piece Club in Reidsville, NC, on of the puzzle. It is crucial for Friday, October 5, 2012 from them in continuing to lead inde- 7:30 (sign-in) – 8:30 (shotgun start). Registration is $50 per perpendent lives.” Under the program, funds go son, which includes 18 holes of to community-based programs golf, cart rental, lunch, beverages, and prize opportunities. Golf format will be Club Pro to draw, Pro AM teams the day of the tournament, sift spikes only! The United Way serves thouSongs performers sands in our community and have to sing until they finally chances are you, or someone you know, have been touched by one get one right. of its many agencies. United Way has made a boundless commitment to this community, and we have an opportunity to support this agency in providing services Something you’ve acquired that so many individuals are in after it’s too late to do you need of. much good. Sponsorship opportunities: Eagle sponsor $500 and above, one golf foursome, lunch for four, two hole sponsorships. Birdie sponsor $250 - $499, one Someone who knows the golf twosome, lunch for two, one answers-assuming you ask the hole sponsorship. Sponsor one right questions. hole for $100.

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White turns over business to new faces Gray and Judy White - origi- raisers as well as the Give-A-Kid nally of Surry County, came to a Coat campaign and the Senior Leaksville (now Eden) in March Angle Tree at Christmas time. of 1967 with their One Hour A more recent program they Martinizing Business. will be taking part in is They located their new the Cinderella program venture in Meadow that provides services Greens Shopping allowing a high school Center and in the student to attend prom. 1980’s joined the A Although Cleaner World family. “retired”, Judy will In 1995 the couple continue to be a familmoved their business iar face at the business Judy White just a short distance on occasion, helping 1967 away from their origiwith the transition. nal, to a larger, free“She not going to be standing facility, still in able to run me away,” the Meadow Greens Judy remarked, yet Shopping Center, also Judy wants to spend adding a drive through more time with family, service. school volunteer work The family, includand travel when possiing sons Wally and ble. Gray White Kenneth, became an When asked 1967 important part of the what he plans to do community throughout now that he is not the years; and Ken continued the involved with the business Ken work and managed the facility for White said, “I enjoyed working in the past 20 years. When Gray Eden and enjoyed the people, not White passed away in 1998, after its time to do something else.” He working side-by-side with wife continues to volunteer for comJudy for over 31 years, she and munity events, teaches classes at Ken rallied and pulled together to the YMCA, and writes a monthly continue the work they had column for Eden’s Own Journal. begun. Running is his favorite pastime. Now completing 45 years in And spending time with his sons the business, Judy believed it was Hanson and Larson. time to move on, and so she and Even with the change of Ken came to the decision to pass hand of the business, the services the business along to long-time will remain the same as usual, friends Lee and Kevin Lawson, handling your garment care, who now owned cleaning, alterthe the Eden ations, presscleaners. “It was ing and more. carefully and Also offered cautiously are professionthought through al rug cleaning in order to stay A services, and Cleaner World,” the cleaning of Judy added. curtains and T h e leather garL a w s o n ’s ments. worked with A Judy White & Lee Lawson Don’t have Cleaner World time to do your for since 1984. Kevin is the Vice more simple laundry chores? President of ACW Management Then drop off your regular launas well as running a subsidiary dry and they will wash, dry and company pertaining to the dry- fold it for you. And the convecleaning equipment side of the nient drive-through window is a business. In fact, during the 1995 plus. move, Kevin was the installer of “All the prior services will all the equipment at the Eden continue as before.” says location. Lawson. For those special occaThe couple reside in Winston sions they will still offer tux and have another A Cleaner rental and wedding dress cleanWorld location in Mt. Airy. Lee ing, pressing and boxing for storwill spend her time commuting age. between these two locations, Hours now are Monday making sure to become a part of Friday 7am - 6pm and Saturday this community as well. She is a 8am - 12pm. They will soon feamember of Rotary and as most A ture a drop box for your conveCleaner World owners are, is nience. If you have questions active in the Salvation Army fund please call 623-3975.

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H. KEITH DUNCAN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONER Lifelong resident of Rockingham County Married to: Lisa Adams Duncan Children: Lauren & Rebekah Occupation: Owner - Shiloh Utilities, Inc. Licensed General Contractor in Public Utilities CIVIC ACTIVITIES: First Citizens Bank Board of Directors Dan River Masonic Lodge #129 • Shriner Member of First Presbyterian Church, Former Elder POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Former Rockingham County Commissioner 1995-2006 Former Commissioner Chairman and Vice-Chairman Board of Directors - NC Association of County Commissioners On November 6, you will go to the polls to make important decisions regarding the future of Rockingham County. As a former Rockingham County Commissioner, I ask for your support once again in order that I can represent our county. For 12 years I considered every issue with our county’s best interest in mind and made the best decisions possible on a daily basis. As a lifelong resident, I think that our county has great potential for the future. If elected, I promise to make the necessary commitment and to be a positive leader. I ask for your vote on November 6th. Thank you for your support. H. Keith Duncan

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First Day Jitters and Beyond For some parents and children, when school resumed last month it was a first—a 3-year old going off to preschool, a 5-year old going off to kindergarten for the whole day, an 11- or 14-year

der to the bottom as they enter middle or high school. What reactions are normal? And what might a parent do to smooth a transition? In speaking about preschool

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Greene and Mrs. Teresa Tindall of Associates in Christian Counseling suggest parents think in very basic terms. “Children of this age are concerned about the unknown,” Teresa stated. “Questions they may ask include: ‘Will the teacher like me?’,‘What will my classroom be like?’, ‘How will I find the bathroom?’ ‘Playing school’ or visiting their actual classroom to meet the teacher will go a long way to ease these fears.” Heath shared that as children reach 3rd or 4th grade, they are better able to handle their anxieties about a new school year themselves. “As they reach 5th grade and beyond, social anxiety may become more prominent. At this age, children are more aware of the importance of relationships. If a child seems to become more and more isolated, a parent might need to get involved in some way,” stated Greene. “Waiting until next year to find a friend is not a good plan. Observe how the child interacts with oth-

ers. Communicate with teachers to see what they observe. Seek outside help if needed.” What may a parent do to be proactive? Teresa suggests that in the early years, it is both important and appropriate to be involved at school. “Parents are welcome as both observers and volunteers. This gives the parent the opportunity to stay connected to their child’s world and also to observe interactions in the classroom.” As the child ages, however, involvement in the classroom begins to feel intrusive to them. “At this point, the place to connect is at extra-curricular activities—watch them play a sport, in the band concert, or perform in a play.” Sometimes parents get to the point where they feel a change

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might be necessary. They may think in terms of a different teacher, a private vs. public school, or a switch to home schooling. “My questions in these situations are: What is the motivation behind the change? Have parents really researched the change they are considering? Will the problem be the same in a new setting? Are they committed to just one change?” Dr. Greene went on to say that if a child is moved frequently, it keeps them from being rooted or grounded. It might also communicate to them that they can’t handle challenges or, that they don’t have to handle challenges. Remember to stay involved with your children in age-appropriate ways in order to help them make the necessary transitions from preschooler to high school graduate! Associates in Christian Counseling, Rockingham 336612-2292

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Mayodan Goodwill Reopens in new location The newest Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina Inc. (GICNC) retail store opened at 6625 NC Highway 135 in Mayodan on September 20. The Grand Opening celebration will continued through Saturday, September 22 with refreshments, prize giveaways, and a live radio remote with 93.1 The Wolf. Shoppers registered to win a flatscreen TV, an iPod, a Kindle, gift certificates from Goodwill and other great prizes. The Mayodan store offer sclothing, electronics and housewares for sale. Donors can also drop off gently used items at the on-site drive-thru donation center. In addition to the retail store, Goodwill will opened the Mayodan Career Center. Adjacent to the store, the career center is the third career center for GICNC. The center will serve Mayodan and

surrounding residents of Rockingham County. In addition to the Mayodan Career Center, GICNC also operates the Eden and Reidsville Community Resource Centers for the Rockingham County community. The Mayodan Retail Store & Donation Center will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.– 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. The Mayodan Career Center will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4p .m. For additional information, please call 336-275-9801 or visit ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL NC: Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. Last year Goodwill served more 13,000 people in the community and helped place more than 2000 into competitive employment. Almost 90 cents of every dollar earned at our current 21 retail stores goes into job training for residents of the Triad. For more information about Goodwill, visit



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Celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month... Trinity Wesleyan Church would like to give thanks to their pastors for their dedication in serving the Lord and their congregation...

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Ever bought just one egg? I once gave a children's sermon at church. I talked about eggs. You see an egg by itself is fragile and easily broken but once you put it in hot water it becomes hard and unyielding. The egg will still crack but the insides that can be soft and buttery become hard and crumble. People are a lot like eggs. We can be easily broken and hardships make some people crumble. You see I don't much like plain eggs, but take eggs and flour and sugar and milk and you can create happiness. People are the same way except add smiles and a compliment and you get a much happier person. I have an opportunity for my readers to add something to my recipe for happiness. Do you want to have fun on an October afternoon? Do you want to help make Christmas better at the same time? Yeah, I know, but I am going to mix Halloween and Christmas together!!! On October 20th at 4:30 in the afternoon there is going to be a 5k run with a twist. The run will start at the back of the YMCA and head down the woods and end up on the Greenway. There will be twists turns and obstacles and probably some mud, some big hills, oh and a creek! And by the way you will be chased by Zombies. The name for the race is the Zombie Dash. Registration can be done before hand at the Y or on the day

White of the race at the Picnic Shelter by the playground (registration starts at 3:30). The registration fee is new unwrapped toys or a cash donation for the Empty Stocking Fund. See I can mix Halloween and Christmas. In the past my family always donated food and toys for the Empty Stocking Fund. This past year we had the opportunity to help hand out the food boxes and toys on Christmas Eve. It helped my kids understand that there are people in this community that need help. I think it helped me too. The people that we dropped off the boxes too were truly grateful for the Christmas gifts that our community provided. So even if you don't want to be chased by Zombies through the woods you can support the Empty Stocking Fund by bringing toys or $$$$ and hang out with us and laugh. Have you ever bought just one egg? NO. Why? Because eggs are better when group together with other things. I have a Flourless Chocolate Torte recipe that calls for chocolate, sugar and nine eggs. Yes NINE eggs, you see one egg just wouldn't hold the torte together. People are the same, we hold things together better when there are a lot of us.


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or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people who are 17 years of age, 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood or platelets to the Red Cross. Donors who are 18 years and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit

What Difference Does A Dollar Make? meeting basic needs for many Rockingham County lives. The need for additional programs and Have you shopped at a dol- services gets larger as the dollars lar store for basic households get fewer. People in our commuitems? My family loves to see nity are hungry and they need how many dollar items we can your help. A waiting list exists to check off our shopping list. It is a receive one hot meal a day from great feeling to know that we the Meals on Wheels. For many have saved money of the elderly, this is the while taking care of only human contact needed materials. In they see each and today’s economy, we everyday. Hours before have to stretch the my “Food Pantry” visit, money as far as it will the American Red go: mortgage, car, utilCross had run out of all ities, food gas, charity, frozen and refrigerated and etc. foods and distributed During my twoweek’s worth of gromonth tenure with the ceries to 100 families in Sarwi United Way of one day. What once Rockingham County, I was an everyday food had the pleasure of visiting part- program has now become a 1-2 nering agencies and learning day a week service. I witnessed more about the programs and ser- the “Share a Meal” program at vices funded by the United Way. the Salvation Army. This proI have a new respect for the non- gram not only provides a hot profit world. No matter where I lunch five days a week, feeding turn, program and service imple- 60-140 people per day, it promentation is at the forefront of vides a place to fellowship with From: Dr. Cindy Wall Sarwi, Executive Director of United Way, Rockingham County

others. Have you ever wondered if your gift to United Way could really make a difference for a community member in need? Yes it can! $260 per year ($5 per week) can provide 58 Meals on Wheels for the elderly can serve 52 elderly through the Share a Meal program. $520 per year ($10 per week) can provide 111 Meals on Wheels for the elderly can serve 104 elderly through the Share a Meal program. “Time is of the essence”. The success of this year’s campaign depends on each and every one of us. Make a difference in a life! The Rockingham County community needs your support. Payments to United Way of Rockingham County: Pay Pal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Check, Cash, and Payroll Deduction. To give, advocate, or volunteer, please visit

Celebrate Halloween safely by Sgt. Sam Shelton, Police Department

Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, witches and pirates, princesses and superheroes. But the fun of Halloween can be ruined if we aren’t careful to keep ourselves free from danger, injury or the threat of harm. Follow these safety tips to ensure that your Halloween holiday is a safe and healthy one. Trick-or-Treaters Carry a flashlight and make sure the batteries are fresh. Walk, don't run. Walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. Obey traffic signals Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Don't cut across yards or driveways. Wear a watch you can read in the dark. Make sure costumes fit well and don't drag on the ground. Make sure that shoes fit well (even if they don't go with your costume). Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house. Carry only flexible knives,

swords or other props that are clearly a toy and not real. Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape. Go only to houses that are well lit. Stay away from and don't pet animals you don't know. Parents Make sure your child has a complete meal before starting out. Decide ahead of time what your children’s trick-or-treat route should be and make sure they follow it. Children should know to dial 91-1 in an emergency. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. Make sure your children have a watch that can be read in the dark. Make sure costumes are made of flame-retardant material. Older children should know where to reach you and when they should return home. You should know where your children are going. Make sure your children let you inspect their candy before they

eat it. Look carefully at their candy and if you are unsure, throw it away. Make sure your children know these tips and your own rules for a safe and healthy Halloween. Consider hosting a Halloween party in place of trick-or-treating. If traveling by car, drive slowly and carefully. Homeowners Make sure your yard is clear of tripping hazards such as ladders, hoses and flower pots. Make sure you put up your pets to protect them and trick-ortreaters. Don’t overload electrical outlets with holiday lighting or special effects. Keep open flames and hot lights away from drapes, decorations and other flammable materials Use battery powered lights in place of real flame in jack-olanterns and other decorative items. Use plastic rings, pencils, stickers and erasers as good substitutes for food treats.


About Rockingham County Rockingham County is in the foothills of the North Carolina Piedmont region and is situated equally between the mountains and the sea. Founded in 1785, it’s names after Charles WatsonWentworth, second marquis of Rockingham who served as prime minister in Great Britain. Today, the county is home to around 93,000 people. The six municipalities in the county are the cities of Eden and Reidsville, and the towns of Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville and Wentworth. Governmental Center • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 206, Wentworth, NC 27375 • Physical Address: 371 N.C. 65, Wentworth, NC 27375 Open to the public: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Info: (336) 342-8100 and • County Manager Office: (336) 342-8101 N.C. Department of Transportation: Rockingham County Office, 191 N.C. 65, Reidsville, NC 27320. (336) 634-5642, N.C. DMV • • DMV Vehicle and License Plate Renewal Office: Reidsville Square Shopping Center, 219

Turner Drive, Unit B, Reidsville, NC 27320. (336) 342-2304. Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Driver’s License Office: 111 Wilson-Way Road, Reidsville, NC 27320. (336) 634-5608. Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sheriff’s Office: 170 N.C. 65, Wentworth, NC 27375. (336) 634-3232 • Sheriff: Sam Page. (Call 911 for all emergencies.) Rockingham County Association of Realtors: 3692 N.C. 14, Suite A, Reidsville, NC 27320. (336) 347-2002, Email: Public Library Admin. Bldg: 527 Boone Road, Eden, NC 27288. (336) 627-1106, Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; closed on Sat. and Sun. Rockingham Community College: P.O. Box 28, Wentworth, NC 27375. (336) 342-4261, SCORE Center 401 Moss Street, Reidsville ÷(336) 634-3209

KEY CONTACTS Chambers of Commerce • Reidsville Chamber of Commerce: (336) 349-8481, • Eden Chamber of Commerce: (336) 623-3336, • Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce: (336) 548-6248, Hospitals / Medical Center • Annie Penn Hospital: 618 S. Main St., Reidsville, NC 27320. (336) 951-4000, • Morehead Mem. Hospital: 117 E. Kings Highway, Eden, NC 27288. (336) 623-9711, CONTACT THE COUNTY Rockingham County (336) 342-8101 P.O. Box 206 Wentworth, NC 27375 AT A GLANCE The average July temperature is 77 degrees, and the average January temperature is 37 degrees. The annual rainfall total is 42.62 inches, with snowfall at 10.2 inches. Land area: 566 square miles Pop: 91,928 (2010 U.S. Census) County seat: Wentworth

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1307 S. Park Drive, Reidsville / (336) 349-6085 -Stoneville Elem. 203 Stone Street, Stoneville / (336) 573-4000 -Wentworth Elem. 8806 N.C. 87, Reidsville / (336) 634-3250 -Williamsburg Elem. 2830 N.C. 87, Reidsville / (336) 349-4632 -Holmes Middle 211 N. Pierce Street, Eden / (336) 623-9791 -Reidsville Middle 1903 South Park Drive, Reidsville / (336) 342-4726 -Rockingham County Middle 182 High School Road, Reidsville / (336) 616-0073 -Western Rockingham Middle 915 N.W. Ayersville Rd, Madison / (336) 548-2168 -McMichael High 6845 N.C. 135, Mayodan (336) 427-5165 -Morehead High 134 N. Pierce St., Eden (336) 627-7731 -Reidsville High 1901 S. Park Drive, Reidsville (336) 349-6361 -Rockingham County High 180 High School Road, Reidsville / (336) 634-3220 -Rockingham Early College High School - 310 Wrenn Memorial Rd, Wentworth /(336) 342-4261 ext. 2605 -Bethany Community Middle School 181 Bethany Road, Reidsville / (336) 951-2500

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Spokes-Pumkin Spookley the Square Pumkin October is National Bullying National Bullying Prevention Prevention Month and Tuttle’s Center, which is a division of Farm is partnering with Spookley PACER Center, a national orgathe Square Pumpkin, the Official nization. “We love the way Spokes-Pumpkin for National Spookley touches the heart and Bullying Prevention Month, to the mind with his message of tolraise awareness for bullying pre- erance and acceptance.” vention. Tuttle’s Farm, an agriTuttle’s Farm is one of tourism destination in Stoneville, many family farms across North North Carolina, will be featuring America that will be embracing Spookley the Square Pumpkin in Spookley and his story with visifarm-based events Tuttle’s Farm to tors throughout the weekdays for schools fall. “Spookley is and to the public on feature Spookley an adorable characweekends, throughout ter with a wonderful the Square October to help its message,” says Pumpkin in younger visitors Caroline Tuttle understand the impor- farm-based events Lineberry, owner of tance of being tolerant the farm. “We are throughout and kind. delighted to share Spookley was National Bullying Spookley with our first introduced to mil- Prevention Month visitors to raise lions of children in the awareness for in October book The Legend of National Bullying Spookley the Square Pumpkin, in Prevention Month.” Tuttle’s which he is shunned by all of the farm will be opened to the public round pumpkins until a mighty each weekend from September storm threatens to destroy the 21st throughout the fall season, entire pumpkin patch and only from 10-5 on Saturday and12-5 Spookley, with his unique shape, on Sunday. They will feature can save the day. This fall Spookley in farm-based events Spookley is returning as the including hayrides, storytime Official Spokes-Pumpkin for readings, a Spookley kiddie PACER’s National Bullying maze, and so much more. Prevention Center, which sponFor more information about sors National Bullying Tuttle’s Farm, please contact Prevention Month activities at Caroline Lineberry, “The cul-, ture of bullying won’t end until (336) 589-8730. people across the country take About Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Spookley the Square Pumpkin is action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie a beloved children’s character creatHertzog, director of PACER’s ed by author and lyricist Joe Troiano.

Rockingham County SchoolsCentral Office: 511 Harrington Hwy., Eden, NC 27288. (336) 627-2600, SCHOOLS -Bethany Elem. 271 Bethany Road, Reidsville / (336) 951-2710 -Central Elem. 435 E. Stadium Drive, Eden / (336) 623-8378 -Dillard Elem. 810 Cure Drive, Madison / (336) 548-2472 -Douglass Elem. 1130 Center Church Road, Eden / (336) 623-6521 -Draper Elem. 1719 E. Stadium Drive, Eden / (336) 635-6541 -Huntsville Elem. 2020 Sardis Church Rd, Madison / (336) 427-3266 -Lawsonville Avenue Elem. 212 Lawsonville Ave., Reidsville / (336) 349-5524 -Leaksville-Spray Elem. 415 Highland Dr., Eden / (336) 627-7068 -Lincoln Elem. 2660 Oregon Hill Road, Ruffin / (336) 939-2435 -Monroeton Elem. 8081 U.S. 158 West, Reidsville / (336) 634-3280 -Moss Street Elem. 419 Moss St., Reidsville / (336) 349-5370 -New Vision School Of Math, Science and Technology 705 Ayersville Road, Madison / (336) 548-4780 -South End Elem.

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342-8305 Public Health (336) 342-8140 Purchasing (336) 342-8111 Register of Deeds (336) 3428820 Sheriff’s Office (336) 634-3232 Social Services (336) 342-1394 Soil and Water Conservation (336) 342-0460 Tax Department (336) 342-8305 or (336) 342-8401 Veterans Services (336) 3428449 Voter Registration (336) 3428107 Youth Services (336) 342-5756 Emergency Contacts ALL EMERGENCY CALLS: 911 Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Law and Order Building N.C. 65, Wentworth, NC 27375 (336) 634-3232 Eden Police Department 308 E. Stadium Drive Eden, NC 27288 (336) 623-9755 Madison Police Department 310 Carter St. Madison, NC 27025 (336) 548-6097 Mayodan Police Department 101 N. Third Ave. Mayodan, NC 27027 (336) 548-6038 Reidsville Police Department 220 W. Morehead St. 27320 (336) 349-1011 Stoneville Police Department 101 Smith St. Stoneville, NC 27048 (336) 573-9861 Utilities Duke Energy (800) 777-9898 EnergyUnited (800) 522-3793 Piedmont Natural Gas (800) 752-7504 Century Link (800) 304-7628 BellSouth/AT&T (888) 2610243 Time Warner Cable Business: (888) 640-5042 Residential: (888) 874-2389 State Resources Employment Security Commission 8340 N.C. 87 North, Reidsville, NC 27320 (336) 634-5600 N.C. Department of Transportation Rockingham County Office 191 N.C. 65 Reidsville, NC 27320 (336) 634-5642 N.C. DMV ( DMV Vehicle and License Plate Renewal Office: Reidsville DMV Reidsville Square Shopping Center 219 Turner Drive, Unit B Reidsville, NC 27320 (336) 342-2304 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Driver’s License Office: 111 Wilson-Way Road Reidsville, NC 27320 (336) 6345608 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.4:30 p.m.

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Public invited to Pride of Morehead Invitational band competition Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 will mark an addition in the history book for John Motley Morehead High School. The Pride of Morehead Band Program and Boosters will host its first ever marching band festival. The band has competed in marching and concert band festivals for many years. Having several successful seasons with a growing number of students and boosters has enabled the band to host its first festival. The festival, the Pride of Morehead Invitational, will be held in Panther Stadium. The gates will open at noon with the first bands performing at 2 p.m. Bands from across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia were invited to participate in this event. Morehead is hoping to have between 15-20

bands. They will range in class categories from 1A – 4A. The festival will feature judges from across the state. Bands will be

judged based on their performance in the following categories: Percussion, Drum Major, Color Guard, General Effect, Visual Effect, Music Effect and Pit Crew. Trophies will be presented for each category at the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony, scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m., will also include 2 Grand Champion trophies and an

Espirits de Corps trophy. The Pride of Morehead will take the field to perform their competition show, It's About Time, before the awards ceremony. The band is asking for the community’s support with this event. Along with awesome musical performances, the festival will feature concessions, face painting, a bake sale, raffles and more. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children and children under the age of 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with this event, please contact volunteer coordinator at or the band festival coordinator vicepresident@


Hall Plumbing 40th Anniversary Hall Well & Plumbing Inc. of Reidsville celebrated their 40th anniversary and customer appreciation day on September 19th, 2012. They offered a free hot dog lunch, popcorn, door prizes, and water testing. Family and employees greeted customers with a golf cart ride from their car to the event. The family would like to express the appreciation to the community for their support over the years. The Hall Plumbing family including Steve Hall, Cheryl McBride, Chris Robertson and Carolyn Hall.

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Impact On Violent Crime Project Safe Rockingham County (PSRC) is having a substantial impact on violent crime across Rockingham County. Since PSRC’s inception in 2010 to year 2011, the violent crime rate has decreased 31.5%. Crimes included in the violent crime rate as reported to the State Bureau of Investigation ( w-Crime-Statistics.aspx) are homicide, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and rape. Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiatives are expanding throughout the Middle District of North Carolina, which is the federal judicial district spanning from Cabarrus County in the west to Durham County in the east. Over 200 offender notifications have been held in the Middle District spreading the message to over 3,500 offenders that violence will no longer be tolerated. Local site partners including the District Attorney’s Office, Department of Public Safety, community service providers, community members, and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to implement the PSN strategy and collaborate in law enforcement and prosecution efforts against notified offenders. Currently, there are ten PSN sites in the Middle District and all ten have demonstrated a decrease in violent crime rates since PSN inception, with reductions ranging from 7.8% to 60.9%. Clearly, the efforts on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina in partnership with over 50 state and local law enforcement agencies and over 200 community resource partners are producing the desired results. A brochure is being drafted to highlight the success in the Middle District. It is anticipated that this brochure will be available for distribution in October 2012.Currently, Stanly County is moving toward development of a violent crime reduction strategy under the direction of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and partnering with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) for crime data analysis and training and technical assistance. The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships

(CYFCP) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is the PSN research and training/technical assistance partner for the Middle District and works closely with all sites to maintain updated violent crime statistics, provide crime trend reports, and educate site partners about the strategy and its implementation. UNCG has worked with over thirty sites and jurisdictions across the state and nationally using PSN and other focused deterrence methods of violent crime reduction. Moving forward, Project Safe Rockingham County will have its next offender notification meeting on November 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM, at the Agricultural Center located at 525 NC 65 in Wentworth, NC. Leading up to this event, PSRC has instituted regular gun case screening meetings which includes the local District Attorney’s office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, and representatives from Reidsville Police Department, Eden Police Department, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Mayodan Police Department, Madison Police Department, Stoneville Police Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to review recent cases involving firearms. These meetings serve the important purposes of assisting in prosecutorial decision-making, educating law enforcement about investigative and documentation procedures, and sharing information between partners. During these meetings, offenders responsible for current crimes and who need to hear the notification message can be identified.Efforts for PRSC have been supported through funding by the Governor’s Crime Commission, the Reidsville Area Foundation, and the Middle District of North Carolina PSN Advisory Team. PSRC has successfully sustained the strategy due to the dedication and efforts of key partners from law enforcement, the community, and resource agencies. By institutionalizing components such as gun case screening meetings, regular community partner meetings, and consistent data review, PSRC is on-track for continued success and reductions in violent crime in the future.

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