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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...

2008-07-16 06:00:38

By Heather Smith, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jul. 16--"Do you expect this to run pretty late?" asked Lewis Johnson. The director of testing and research for Rockingham County Schools approached Superintendent Rodney Shotwell during a five-minute break at Monday's meeting of the Rockingham County school board. Johnson's presentation of year-round school achievement was scheduled after historically hot-button issues for the board. "Hey, I'm prepared to be here 'til midnight,"...

2008-07-01 09:00:25

By Steve Lawson, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jul. 1--For some contestants, auditioning in front of a camera Friday night at Madison's Brickyard Tavern was an unusual experience. For others, auditions had become almost routine. "My mom told me about these auditions and I just had to come out and try it," said Kelly Clark, as she and nine other contestants became the first Rockingham County auditions for a new cable television show, Talent Search TV. Clark, an 18-year-old McMichael High...

2008-06-27 12:03:10

By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 27--Dr. John Ferguson delivered the last baby at Annie Penn Hospital at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday. Chasity Abbott of Pelham gave birth to a 7-pound, 2-ounce baby girl, Tatiyana Chasity Abbott. "The delivery went great. The mother was wonderful," said Ferguson. Chasity said she didn't know she would be the last woman to give birth to a baby at Annie Penn until she arrived at the hospital around 8 a.m. Wednesday. "She came quicker than I...

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...

2008-06-19 09:00:36

By Miranda Baines, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 19--Children of Eden The Theatre Guild of Rockingham County presents "Children of Eden," a musical loosely based on the biblical account of Genesis. "The show is really about the relationships between parents and their children," said Winston Sims, Theatre Guild public relations director. "It's a very family-oriented show." Act I of the play tells the story of the creation and Adam and Eve's fall from the Garden of Eden. Act II tells...

2008-06-17 06:00:40

By Heather Smith, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 17--WENTWORTH -- Most Americans take for granted that a call to 911 will bring rescue workers to their aid in minutes, but fewer people are signing up for the job. "It's a low-paying field with not a lot of chances to move up," said Gregory Joyner, executive director of the N.C. Association of Rescue and Emergency Management Services Inc. "What they're paid is not comparable to the level of medical service they provide." Paramedics'...

2008-06-17 06:00:32

By The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 17--The Rockingham County school board approved new principals and assistant principals for the 2008-09 academic school year at its meeting Monday evening. Retirements and vacancies created openings at nine schools in the Rockingham County district. Wayne Barnett, principal of Rockingham County High School, is retiring. Richie Weaver, currently the principal of Wentworth Elementary School, will replace Barnett. Debbie Smith, the current assistant...

2008-06-15 15:00:40

By The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 15--Number of graduates 230 students graduated from Rockingham County High School at 9 a.m. Saturday in the school football stadium. What the speaker said Lee Johnson, master trooper for the N.C. State Highway Patrol and 1994 graduate of Rockingham County High School, told the Class of 2008 to "be proud to be a Cougar." He also challenged the graduates to "be daring in life. Do things that cause you to think. Do things that you don't think are...

2008-06-14 18:00:11

By Heather Smith, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 14--WENTWORTH -- With the hefty budget issue passed, the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners will discuss department issues during its meeting Monday. The Rockingham County Public Library proposes increased fees for interlibrary loan and late penalties on children's books. Rockingham County Emergency Management proposes rate increases in specialty and ambulance emergency care and event standby. Because the old county courthouse...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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