Hassell Takes Oath of Office


(Reidsville, NC) – On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Robert A. Hassell took the Oath of Office, as the New Chief of Police for the City of Reidsville, NC., in a standing room only ceremony.   The Reidsville Police Department Swearing In Ceremony August 26, 2014 Police Training Room Welcome & Opening Comments…..Mayor Jay Donecker Opening […]

One arrested, Two More Sought On Larceny Charges


(Reidsville, NC) - Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested Londre Berstein, age 21,of  Brooks Rd. Reidsville, N.C. in connection with the theft of numerous pieces of metal farm equipment from 149 Owens Rd. Reidsville, N.C. on July 31, 2014. Wilson was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in […]

Whittaker Appointed As New McMichael High School Principal

Duane Whittaker
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(Rockingham County, NC) - The Rockingham County School Board of Education officially approved Duane Whittaker as principal of McMichael High at the Board of Education Work Session on August 25, 2014. Duane Whittaker is a current assistant principal at McMichael High. He is replacing Leigh Jones – who accepted the position has RCS Director of School Administration. The new […]

Board of Elections Chairman Earns Certification


(Wentworth, NC) - On Thursday, August 07, 2014, the Rockingham County Board of Elections Chairman, Toni K. Reece was presented an award by the North Carolina State Board of Elections earning the title of Certified North Carolina Elections Official. After completing the requirements, Ms. Reece took the certification exam given by the State Board of Elections […]

Sept. 11: Rockingham County Citizens’ Academy Begins!


(Wentworth, NC) – The Fall Class of the Rockingham County Citizens’ Academy will begin Sept. 11th!  It’s a free, ten-week program for Rockingham County citizens to learn and better understand how Rockingham County Government operates.  Fall Session classes will be 5:30-8 p.m., Thursdays, between Sept. 11-Nov. 13. Graduation will be Monday, Nov. 17, at the 6:30 p.m. […]

EPD Daily Blotter: August 25, 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 […]

PHCC Faculty, Staffers Receive Diversity Training


Photos: Diversity Training1 – Michele Woods Jones, a professional human relations consultant, held a campus-wide training for faculty, adjunct instructors and staff members on diversity and inclusion on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Diversity Training – Michele Woods Jones (center), a professional human relations consultant, is pictured with faculty and staff from Patrick Henry Community College during […]

September 2014 – Community Accents – Rockingham County Government


1490 WLOE / 1420 WMYN Community Accents – Rockingham County’s premier talk show … on the air since 1985 Broadcast LIVE Monday-Friday @ 8 : 30am; Rebroadcast @ 6 : 30pm Rockingham County Government Community Accents Show Host: Dr. Mable Scott, Public Information Officer, Rockingham County Government Guest: Lance L. Metzler, County Manager, Rockingham County, […]

Four Charged Following Two Night Vandalism Spree


(Wentworth, NC) - During the early morning hours of Wednesday August 20th, Monroeton Golf Course, and 12 mailboxes were damaged throughout the Reidsville and Eden areas. Rockingham County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Smaldone has charged the follow four individuals in connection with the vandalism spree: Name: JOSHUA ODELL EVANS  Age: 20 Address: Dove Rd. Reidsville, NC Charges: […]

PHCC To Offer New Machining Program


(Martinsville, VA) – An orientation program for a new occupational track in basic machining at Patrick Henry Community College will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Frith Economic Development Center. The program is designed to give students the basic skills they need to pursue employment in the machining field. Beginning […]


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