WESTERN FLYER JULY 2010
Independence Day - July 4, 2010 31 Years 1979 - 2010 112 West Murphy St., Madison, North Carolina 27025 • 336-548-6248 • Fax: 336-548-4466 MADISON | MAYODAN | STONEVILLE
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WRCC EVENTS At a Glance
July 15 — Coffee hosted by Flynn Furniture, Murphy Street, Madison; 8:00 a.m. July 22 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. August 4 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Hospice & Palliative Care August 6 — First Friday Cruise-In, 5:30 – 8:30 a.m., Downtown Madison, extended store hours for shopping, dining, ice cream, etc., music and dancing, a fun-time for all! August 19 — Coffee hosted by North Pointe of Mayodan, 6970 NC 135, Mayodan; 8:00 a.m. August 26 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. September 1 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County September 3 — First Friday Cruise In, 5:30 – 8:30 a.m., Downtown Madison, extended store hours for shopping, dining, ice cream, etc., music and dancing, a fun-time for all!
NEW MEMBERS! It is always exciting to introduce additions to our membership. Join me in welcoming our newest WRCC members… Rockingham County Events & News Online - RCENO.com Roy Sawyers and the folks at RCENO. com provide local news and event coverage for all of Rockingham County with video reports, articles, upcoming events and calendars, plus, “So Much More.” It’s a great, positive resource that we are fortunate to have in support of our community. You can contact Roy at (336) 520-7298 or www. rceno.com. RAPHA Center Rev. Sandy Johnson, a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor has opened the RAPHA Center, a 501 c-3 nonprofit, providing Pastoral Counseling/Christian Conferences/ Concerts/Services and other ministry related events. You can contact Rev. Johnson at the RAPHA Center, located at 108-B N. Franklin St, Madison, NC 27025, by phone at 336-589-8556 or on-line at www.raphactr. org. We welcome Sandy and her wonderful organization to our area and WRCC!
From the Director…
Lexel Holdings, Inc. The former post ofﬁce building in downtown Madison has recently been purchased and refurbished and is now open for business as great ofﬁce space opportunities! Jeff Pell’s Lexel Holdings, Inc. is the new owner and the new facility is a beautiful and affordable option for new business, satellite ofﬁces or growing businesses. With individual ofﬁces and shared common areas, it’s a valuable addition to our commercial space offerings. You can reach Jeff at (336) 339-8909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GaryAssociates Creative Group If you can’t ﬁnd me at the WRCC ofﬁces or at a WRCC sponsored event, then I’m likely helping my ﬁrm’s client’s brand, market and grow their businesses. GaryAssociates Creative Group is a full-service market-
September 6 — WRCC Closed - Labor Day September 16 — Coffee sponsored by Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County and hosted by Hunter House Bed & Breakfast, 216 W. Hunter Street, Madison; 8:00 a.m. September 23 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison.
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Board of Directors
July — Western Rockingham Civitans August — Dream Interiors September — Wright Printing October — United Way November — Hospice of RC December — WRCC
President/VP Education Development Debbie Claybrook (2008-2010) Stoneville Elementary School, 336-573-4000 President Elect Sandy Smith (2009-2011) SANS Technical Fibers, LLC, 336-573-980 Past President Carol Mills (2007-2009) Always & Forever Florist, 336-427-6086
VP Community & Communications Development Flavel Collins (2007-2010) Hospice of Rockingham County, 336-427-9022
July 7 — Hospice of RC August 4 — Hospice & Palliative Care September 1 — APSRC October 6 — United Way November 3 — News & Record December 1 — Mayodan Moravian Church
VP Economic Development Chief Perry Webster (2007-2010) Madison Police Department VP Membership Development Pam Boerema (2007-2010) State Employee’s Credit Union, 336-548-7410 VP Organizational Development Ron Wise (2008-2010) Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, 336-548-8110
Scott Stanley (2008-2010) Autumn Creek Vineyards, 336-548-9463 Chris Meeks (2008-2010) Duke Energy, 336-427-1360
July 15 — Flynn Furniture August 19 — North Pointe September 16 — Hunter House Bed & Breakfast & Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County October 21 — United Way November 18 — Dan River Coffee House December 16 — Ray Funeral Home
Danny F. Smith, Sr. (2008-2010) Flynn Furniture and Carpet, 336-548-2305 Terry Hames (2009-2011) Ray Funeral Home, 336-548-9606 Oralia Johnson (2009-2011) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 336-548-8508 Hall Roberts (2009-2011) NewBridge Bank, 336-548-1161 Roseann Staaf (2009-2011) Allen Tate Realtors, 336-485-1135
Board of Director Meetings
Kevin Berger (2009-2011) Berger Law Firm, 336-427-0003 Bud Cardwell (2009-2011)
July 22, 2010 August 26, 2010 September 23, 2010 October 28, 2010 November 18, 2010 December 16, 2010
Robyn Neal (2010-2012) Deep Springs Country Club, 336-427-4654 Art Gwaltney, (2910-2012) 336-427-9041 Amy Martin, (2010-2012) Debbie’s Restaurant & Catering, 336-573-3546
Board of Director meetings are held at First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin Street, Madison, at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Executive Staff Gary Corns Executive Director, 336-548-6248 Becky Scotton Secretary/Treasurer, 336-548-6055
Debra DeLancey Newsletter Editor, 336-427-4882 Fax: 336-427-4766 Newsletter Subscription Rate: $24ºº a year
From the Director…continued Also, if you would like additional copies you may purchase those at the chamber ofﬁce for only $5 each. UPCOMING EVENTS Coffee Reminder: Be sure to join us for our next WRCC Coffee event on Thursday, July 15th at 8AM. Sponsored and hosted by Flynn Furniture located in historic downtown Madison. For additional information, call the chamber ofﬁce at (336) 548-6248. Let us know how we can help your business grow! Warmest regards, Gary Corns, Executive Director Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce - WRCC
July thru August — Friends of the Library Used Bookstore Summer Bag Sale, 103 2nd Ave, Mayodan. Select book are $1.00/Bag. Choices include fiction and non-fiction. Hours are Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. July 6 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.town.stoneville.nc.us. July 8 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmadison.org. July 8 — Coffee Q&A with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at Bridgestone Aircraft Tire Conference Room, 802 S. Ayersville Road, Mayodan. July 11 — “Shaggin’ in the Vines” beach party to beneﬁt Hospice of Rockingham County, held at Autumn Creek Vineyards, 364 Means Creek Road, Mayodan; 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Entertainment includes the Part-time Party
Time Band and The Impacts. Picnic baskets are welcome, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside coolers, beverages or glass containers allowed. For more info contact Hospice at 336-427-9022 (www.hospiceofrockinghamcounty. com) or Autumn Creek at 336-548WINE (www.autumncreekvineyards. com). Tickets are $25.00. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. (Rain or shine) July 12 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www.co.rockingham. nc.us/ccindex.htm. July 12 — Mayodan Town Council Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www. townofmayodan.com. July 12 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock.k12.nc.us. July 12 — Mayodan Planning & Zoning Board Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmayodan.com. July 24 — FREE Car Seat Check, sponsored by Safe Kids, Rockingham County; 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tri-City Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, 908 S. Van Buren Rd., Eden. Rockingham County has two permanent Child Seat Check Stations available year round at Reidsville Fire Department, Scales Street (349-1024) and Eden Fire Department, Henry Street (623-1022). July 26 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock. k12.nc.us. July 31 — Mayodan United Methodist Church’s Community Meal, 12:00 noon, FREE! Menu is potluck. Call 336-5489508 for more information. July 31 — Madison Rockingham Rescue Squad Fun in the Sun Car and Truck Show, at McMichael High School, Hwy 135 & 220 Bypass, registration 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. For more information contact Harry Hutcherson 336-5915041 or Madison Rockingham Rescue Squad at 336-427-8543. (Rain date 8/7/10) July 31 – August 1 — 2010 Carolina ‘Shine Fest, downtown Madison. August 3 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.town.stoneville.nc.us. August 7 — Dan River Boat Race, Lindsey Bridge Access Site, check-in 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., race begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at the 704 Bridge Access Site. Register at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Dept or on-line at www.danriverboatrace.org. Registration deadline is July 30, 2010. For more information call 336-548-2789. August 9 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock.k12.nc.us. August 9 — Rockingham County Board
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of Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www.co.rockingham. nc.us/ccindex.htm. August 9 — Mayodan Town Council Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmayodan.com. August 12 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmadison.org. August 14 — Praise Party at Mayodan United Methodist Church, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Call 336-548-9508 for more information. August 16 — Mayodan Planning & Zoning Board Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmayodan.com. August 23 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, 6:00 p.m., RCS Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; www.rock. k12.nc.us. August 23 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www.co.rockingham. nc.us/ccindex.htm. September 7 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.town.stoneville.nc.us. September 9 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmadison.org. September 11 — 24th Annual Mayodan Homecoming Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., downtown Mayodan. Highlights include food, arts and crafts, displays, live entertainment, children’s rides and activities, Bingo, and more. Deadline for vendor applications is August 31, 2010. For applications call 336548-6776. For other information call 336-548-2241. Also become a friend of the Mayodan Homecoming Festival Facebook page for more details. September 13 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www. co.rockingham.nc.us/ccindex.htm. September 13 — Mayodan Town Council Meeting, council chambers, 7:00 p.m.; www.townofmayodan.com. September 27 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Governmental Center, Commissioners’ Chambers 2nd Floor, 371 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth; www. co.rockingham.nc.us/ccindex.htm. American Red Cross Blood Drive — For schedule or more information see the website at www.redcrossnet.org; 336349-3434. Community Accents — weekdays live on 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM at 8:30 a.m. and rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Public Affairs Program on the air since 1985. Sponsored by Home Savings Bank. www.wloewmyn.com Community and Workforce Education
Courses available at Rockingham Community College – for more information call 342-4261, ext 2140 or check out the website at www.rockinghamcc. edu. House Calls — Call in Radio Show, 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM, originating from Morehead Hospital it is hosted by Kerry Faunce, Morehead Hospital Marketing Director and Torrey Goard, Community Health Educator. Rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m. Let’s Talk — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, live at 11:30 a.m. and rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m., 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM. Listener calls, Trading Post/Swap Shop, community conversation, information features, local and national guests. www.wloewmyn.com 9:00 Information Hour, 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM, weekday mornings, Annette and Mike Moore, local news, obituaries, Birthday Club, Wedding/Anniversary Time, Community Calendar and other information features. www. wloewmyn.com Rockingham County Theatre Guild — For current production information, auditions, etc. see the website at www. tgrc-nc.com. Talking Murals — A 30-minute presentation of three large paintings, brilliantly colorful, professionally narrated, and enhanced by a computerized lighting and sound system; at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Hwy 220 South, Madison, free admission, open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sunday 1-5, closed on holidays.
Members of Distincton PLATINUM CenturyLink 320 First Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Patricia Elmore 888-999-7756 www.centurylink.com
GOLD Edward Jones 111 West Academy Street/P.O. Box 892 Madison, NC 27025 Cathy Smith, Financial Advisor 336-427-3671 www.edwardjones.com News & Record 203 E. Harris Place Eden, NC 27288 Karl Miller 336-627-1781 Ray Funeral Home 119 N. Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Terry Hames 336-548-9606 Rockingham Ofﬁce Machines & Supply 414 W. Kings Highway, Eden, NC 27288 Burton Matherly 336-623-2965 WMYN/WLOE Radio P.O. Box 279 Mayodan, NC 27027 Mike & Annette Moore 336-427-9696 Wright Printing Service 1510 W. Academy Street/P.O. Box 483 Madison, NC 27025 Daniel & Carol Wright 336-427-4768
North Carolina Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service Nominations are now being accepted from Rockingham County for the 2010 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. This year marks the 32 nd anniversary of this program that showcases North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Each county selects ﬁve individuals, businesses, and/or groups to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the ﬁve recipients will be nominated to receive the NC Outstanding Volunteer Medallion. A local committee evaluates the nominations. Nomination forms are available in Rockingham County at the Cooperative Extension Ofﬁce, 525 NC Hwy 65, Suite 200, Reidsville NC 27320 (336-3428230) or via e-mail brenda_sutton@ncsu. edu. Please return the completed forms no later than Monday, August 16, 2010. 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.
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Best Western Hotel, Greensboro Airport 7800 National Service Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409 336-454-0333 Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service 7671 NC 770/P.O. Box 184 Eden, NC 27288 336-623-3141 Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc. 802 S. Ayersville Rd., Mayodan, NC 27027 Ron Wise 336-548-8110
BRONZE Barry Z. Dodson, CPA 201 South Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Barry Dodson 336-548-2625 Garland Rakestraw P.O. Box 13, Stoneville, NC 27048 336-573-9269
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Rockingham County TDA Announces Grant Recipients
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The Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) approved a total of $34,715 in marketing grants to various organizations throughout the county for marketing events in 2010 and 2011. The group also elected new ofﬁcers for the upcoming year. The grants are part of the TDA’s annual Marketing and Promotional Grants Program. The Board budgeted $40,000 this year for grants and received 18 requests totaling more than $78,000. The Board voted to fund a portion of all 18 applications submitted rather than having to decline any applicant. A 10% increase in the amount funded was given to previous grant recipients, while $1,000 grants were awarded to each of ﬁve new applicants this year. “We felt all the events were worth supporting and didn’t want to close the door on anybody,” said Quint Haley, chair of the TDA Board. “Funding the grants this way allows us to stay within budget and also have a little money left in reserve for any projects that might come along later in the year.” “Every grant request we received was wonderful,” added Robin Yount, vice president of Tourism. “We are pleased to give the repeat recipients an increase and are excited to help the new ones as they work to establish some new events and market
themselves.” The only stipulation that comes with the grants is that the money must be used to market local events outside the county in order to attract out-of-town visitors. The 2010-2011 Marketing and Promotional Grants are awarded to: •Chinqua Penn Events, LLC (as requested by Reidsville Chamber of Commerce) •Dan River Basin Association •Dan River Boat Race •Eden Historical Museum •Eden YMCA for swim meets and tennis tournaments •Lake Reidsville •Morehead High School Wrestling Boosters for three tournaments •NCMAT for Super 32 Wrestling Challenge Qualiﬁer •Olde Leaksville Shopping District for Riverfest •Piedmont Folk Legacies for Charlie Poole Music Festival •Piedmont Pottery Festival •Reidsville Downtown Corporation for Tour of Reidsville Bike Race and Downtown Fall Festival •Southern Culture Society for Carolina ‘ShineFest •The Penn House
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Madison’s First Friday Cruise-In August 6, 2010 • Cruise-In 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM • Extended Store Hours for shopping, dining, ice cream, candies, etc. • Beach Music and Dancing right in downtown Madison • Fun-time for the Entire Family!
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NEWSLETTER INSERTS For the Western Flyer are limited to 7 and are on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis (Additional inserts will be held for the next available issue).
Please drop off your inserts to the chamber ofﬁce by:
July 26, 2010 (Quantity 340)
Flyers included in the mailed edition . . . HOSPICE OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY July 11, 2010, 2nd Annual SHAGGIN IN THE VINES Beach Party BeneFit, 336-427-9022 or 336-548-WINE, www.hospiceofrockinghamcounty.com or www.autumncreekvineyards.com FREE CAR SEAT CHECK Sponsored by Safe Kids Rockingham County, July 24, 2010, 9:00 am-1:30 pm, Tri-City Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, 908 S. Van Buren Rd, Eden MADISON ROCKINGHAM RESCUE SQUAD Fun in The Sun Car and Truck Show, July 31, 2010, McMichael High School, 336-591-5041 or 336-427-8543 MADISON-MAYODAN RECREATION DEPT. Dan River Boat Race, August 7, 2010, Lindsey Bridge Access Site, www.danriverboatrace.org, 336-548-2789 FLYNN FURNITURE AND MATTRESS GALLERY Mattress Blowout Sale, 130 W. Murphy St, Madison, 336-548-2305, www.Flynnmattressgallery.com