July 30, 2014 – Farewell Reception for Dr. Michael Helmick


(Wentworth, NC) – On July 30, 2014, the Rockingham Community Board of Trustees held a farewell reception for Dr. Michael Helmick. Dr. Helmick became the fourth president of RCC in March of 2011 after having served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Western Piedmont. Earlier in the month it was announced that Dr. Michael […]

SKAT Bus: Reidsville Routes To Start With A Launch Party


(Reidsville, N.C.)  Aging, Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County (formerly Council on Aging), in partnership with the City of Reidsville and the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, invites the public to the Reidsville skat bus Launch Party to be held in Market Square in Reidsville on Tuesday, August 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ADTS Executive […]

NCDOT Seeking Partners to Distribute Helmets to Children of Low-Income Families


RALEIGH – In an effort to keep kids safe while riding a bicycle, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Division is issuing a call for applicants for its Bicycle Helmet Initiative. The program distributes helmets to children of low-income families, and for the first time ever is expanding its applicant pool to include […]

Crooks Use Social Media, Pose as Pastor, SBI Agent in Elaborate Scam


(Raleigh, NC) – Law enforcement officers in North and South Carolina are unraveling a complex scam that began with a phony online relationship and racy photographs, and ended with a demand for money to repair a damaged church window. In addition to a fake pastor, the scam also involved a crook masquerading as an agent […]

ADTS In Urgent Need Of Volunteers To Help Frail And Elderly


(Reidsville, N.C.)  Over the past year Aging, Disability, and Transit Services has noticed an increasing need for volunteer services and is calling on the Rockingham county community to help meet the need. The frail and elderly in Rockingham County need assistance with basic home maintenance tasks such as lawn mowing and minor home repairs. The […]

Rohrbaugh Named Chief Academic Officer at RCC

Suzanne Rohrbaugh
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(Wentworth, NC) - Suzanne Rohrbaugh began service to Rockingham Community College this month as Vice President for Academic Affairs and comes to the college with over 20 years of experience in the NC Community College System.  Rohrbaugh most recently served as Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at College of The Albermarle (COA).  Prior […]

RCC Caps and Pins Practical Nursing Graduates


(Wentworth, NC) - During a July 23 evening ceremony, 16 Rockingham Community College practical nursing students received their caps and pins. During the ceremony, special awards were given to the following:  Natro Dove, who received the Peer Award; and Kay Hopper who received the Faculty Award. The practical nursing candidates for graduation are: Chasity Abbott, Kayla […]

8 Arrested By Rockingham County On Drug-related Charges


(Wentworth, NC) - The following individuals were recently arrested by Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives on drug related charges: . LESLIE JESSICA ODELL HAILEY, Age: 28 Georgia Ave., Eden, NC Sell/Deliver Controlled Substance Possession w/Intent to Mfg/Sell . HARRY CLAYBORNE TATE, IV, Age: 43 Old Mill Dr. Summerfield, NC Sell & Deliver Controlled Substance Possess […]

RPD Daily Blotter: July 28, 2014


Disclaimer: All content provided in RockinghamUpdate’s Crime Blotter is obtained from the public domain and accessible through the reporting agency of record in the city, county or state from where the data was obtained. Those appearing in RockinghamUpdate’s Crime Blotter may or may have not been convicted of the arrest charge and are presumed innocent […]

Auditions Coming For Gospel Show


(Martinsville, VA) - The Patrick Henry Community College Patriot Players are holding auditions for a show that celebrates the evolution of gospel with traditional, contemporary and modern gospel music. Auditions for “Growing Up Gospel: Music Revue” will be on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6-8 p.m. […]


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