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2011-12-08 12:00:00

Cellular Sales opens new store, boosts local economy with new sales positions. Reidsville, NC (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 Cellular Sales, the nationâs largest Verizon premium wireless retailer recently announced the opening of its newest store located at 1560 Freeway Drive in Reidsville. âœWe have been interested in Reidsville for a while and when the opportunity presented itself, we jumped on it,â said Don White, regional director of...

2008-08-05 18:00:40

By Carolyn Booth Fun Stuff TODAY Poker Run, noon , Stoneville Park, 100 Priddy Drive, Stoneville. Entry fee $10. Presented by First Bank Relay for Life Team. Door prizes, 50-50 drawing, goodie bags to first 75 bikes. Hotdog supper after ride. Outside guests, dinner $4. T-shirts available for $10. Ride begins at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Rain date Aug. 10. Lisa Davis 573-2607 or Steve Bottoms, 871-3685. Sales tax holiday through today ....

2008-07-24 12:00:47

By CAROLYN BOOTH Music is in the air this weekend in Rockingham County. Enjoy a night under the stars with the "Music in the Park" series continuing Saturday night at the gazebo in Mayodan Park. The Mayodan Preservation League welcomes the community to enjoy an old-time country and bluegrass concert featuring Almost Country. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will offer a hot dog dinner. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy some summertime relaxation. A benefit concert will also...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By John Crane, Danville Register & Bee, Va. Jul. 23--An auction for 1,113 acres of land taking place in August will include more than 400 acres of property at Pittsylvania County's border with Caswell and Rockingham counties in North Carolina. The four parcels within that area feature frontage on the Dan River, said Tom McInnis, chief operating officer with Rockingham, N.C.,-based Iron Horse Auction Co. The land has flood plains and wooded area with good cropland and potential for...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Heather Smith, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jul. 20--Take a moment to brush aside daily worry over cost, transportation or time, and most may find a world taken for granted. It is familiar to us, like the strings of a long-neglected instrument, if only we have time to revisit them. It is our Southern heritage, our music, our architecture and our stories. Curiosity and appreciation leads others to this history. It's what drew a film crew across an ocean to explore. Jill Nicholls, a...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

By DR. WILLIAM S. BRADFORD On June 25, Tatiyana Abbott was the last child to be delivered at Annie Penn Hospital's Birthing Center. For the residents of Reidsville, this event ends a continuity of care that dates back to the very day the hospital opened its doors -- ironically on Mother's Day, May 11, 1930 -- the same day Edmund Penn Seay was registered as the first child born there. A great sense of pride is reflected in that first birth. Not only was his middle name taken from the...

2008-07-16 15:01:00

By JONNELLE DAVIS REIDSVILLE -- Qualified teachers plus at-risk students adds up to academic gains. That's an equation Rocking-ham County school administrators have long known. Until recently, they lacked the resources to make it work. But school officials have found a way to lure some of the best math and science teachers to instruct their lowest-performing students: dollars. In the past school year, Rockingham County Schools used its Leandro funds -- state dollars earmarked for...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 27--Rain from Thursday evening's thunderstorm brought much-needed relief to Rockingham County. But the county will need far more than sporadic rainfall to get out of a severe drought. Experts say the dry weather is here to stay. The drought conditions for the area had been classified as moderate. "The drought is getting worse, slowly but surely," said Peter Corrigan, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service. "We've had sporadic...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Carolyn Booth, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jun. 26--Fishing at Farris Memorial Park or enjoying the outdoors at Lake Reidsville are great choices for the weekend. The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department, along with Fuzzy's BBQ and Farris Memorial Park, will host the annual Fishing Derby for kids Saturday. My boys get so excited when they know it's time to fish. Grab the fishing rods, pick up some bait and let them compete for prizes and awards. Call ahead to register or get...

2008-06-24 15:02:58

By JONNELLE DAVIS Dr. Xaje Hasanaj, a physician with Rockingham Internal Medicine in Eden, received certification in emergency medicine from the American Board of Physician Specialities. Licensed physicians must meet strict requirements that include advanced training and successful completion of a specialty exam. Recipients must be recertified every eight years. l l l Morehead Memorial Hospital's cardiopulmonary services department has again received Quality Respiratory Care...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'