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The Machine Gun Preacher, Sam Childers Visits Eden, NC


(Eden, NC) – Sam Childers, a man known by many names including ‘Reverend Sam’ and ‘The Machine Gun Preacher’, was in Rockingham County, North Carolina, as part of his 2015 On The Road speaking tour. The New Life Chapel on Bridge Street in Eden, NC hosted Sam Childers on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Chilers is […]

2015 RCC Spring Break Announcement


(Wentworth, NC) – Rockingham Community College will be closed Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3 for spring break.  The college will reopen Monday, April 6 at 8 a.m. Rockingham Community College News Release  •  March 23, 2015  •  K. Pryor, Dir. Public Information ### FEATURED EVENT FLYERS   Click HERE To View Additional FLYERS   […]

RCS Names Outstanding Elementary Mathematics Teacher of the Year


(Rockingham County, NC) – Jonathan Pratt, 4th grade teacher at Central Elementary, has been named Rockingham County School’s Outstanding Elementary Mathematics Teacher of the Year. The statewide recognition through the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) is sponsored by the NC Department of Public Instruction.  This award alternates each year between acknowledging a secondary math teacher and an elementary math teacher. […]

Why do we punish?


Jail time. Fines. Probation. Community Service. Substance Abuse classes. Counseling. All these are different sentences the Judge can give after you’re found guilty of a crime. Understanding the goals behind which sentence is picked goes a long way in helping us, as attorneys, persuade the judge of what the sentence should be.

Reidsville Council Receives Art Project Update

Examples of latest revision submissions from artist Jim Gallucci to the Artist Selection Panel for the Reidsville Downtown Sculpture Project

(Reidsville, NC) – Members of the Reidsville City Council received a update in regards to the Downtown Art Sculpture Project during a special called meeting held at the Penn House in Reidsville. Interim City Manager, David Bracken, presented to the Council in a Memorandum that the Artist Selection Panel had met to review the latest […]

Boss of the Month – Dr. Varnell McKenzie of Eden


County Manager Honors Rockingham County Citizen as “Boss of the Month”   “Boss of the Month” – Dr. Varnell McKenzie of Eden   Wentworth, NC (March 25, 2015) – Local citizens are top priorities for Rockingham County Government. Every month, County Manager Lance Metzler thanks and honors a local citizen by showcasing him/her as “Boss […]

J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust Accepting Scholarship Applications


J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust Accepting Scholarship Applications   The J.T.-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust reminds traditional students of the Trust’s next deadline date of April 1, 2015 for the submission of scholarship applications.   Traditional students who reside in Caswell, Danville/Pittsylvania, Halifax, Martinsville/Henry and Rockingham Counties are encouraged to visit our website for […]

Fifth Annual Countywide Food Drive Underway

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(Rockingham County, NC) – March Madness has arrived at Western Rockingham Middle School and the students there are scoring big for the fifth annual Countywide Food Drive that officially kicked off Saturday, March 21 and ends Saturday, May 2. During one week, the group collected more than 500 items of food for the annual food […]



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Pilot Program To Provide Parent Advocate For ParkView Village, Monroeton School


(Reidsville, NC) – Leaders from New Reidsville Housing Authority (NRHA) on Third Avenue met with Rockingham County Schools (RCS) and Reidsville Area Foundation (RAF) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the boardroom at RAF. This MOU formalizes a partnership between the three for a parent advocate […]


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