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Ann Fish: 'Voice of Rockingham County' launches new venture
MADISON — The WLOE/WMYN phone lines lit up Nov. 21 when longtime radio personality Mike Moore, 71, announced he and his wife Annette would broadcast their last Information Hour on Dec. 21 and go off the air so he could pursue another chapter in his broadcast career.
Rockingham Plan Your Week Dec. 16-22
Food for Fines: through Dec. 31. The Eden Public Library will be accepting food donations in lieu of fines that have been accrued due to late fees. For every nonperishable food item we will remove $1 in fines from your library account. Food donate will be sent to the Salvation Army. Food cannot be d
Short news items from in and around Rockingham County
The Rockingham County Tax Administration will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, to answer any questions residents may have on the upcoming 2019 Revaluation of Real Property in Rockingham County.
Former Rockingham County Board of Ed member calls for prayer at meetings
EDEN – Three newly elected Rockingham County School Board members took their oaths of office at the board’s Wednesday night meeting, where prayer remained a topic of a contentious debate and one new pro-prayer member proposed replacing the board attorney.
Reidsville woman likely died from exposure to the cold, Burlington police say
BURLINGTON — Police say a Reidsville woman found in a field early Saturday likely died from exposure to the cold. Officers responding to a suspicious death Saturday in the field east of 1610 N. Graham Hopedale Road found the body of 45-year-old Sandra Bucks, police said in a news release.
49th year for Ruffin couple wowing the community with their holiday lights
This will be the 49th year Leon and Ann Paschal have shared their elaborate light display and their love of Jesus with the community. The Ruffin couple started their lights and manger scene displays, joyfully dubbed Leon and Ann’s Country Christmas, in 1969 with 100 lights.
The Joke's On You for 121418
A FAVOR … Due to an “upgrade” (why are they even called that?) to our email system, I’ll have to ask everyone who sends by email to make sure your text is formatted as “plain text,” as opposed to HTML text or Rich text.
Former Rockingham quarterback Lonnie Galloway named UNC assistant coach
CHAPEL HILL – Lonnie Galloway, a 1989 graduate of Rockingham County High School, and former quarterback on the Cougars football team, was one of three new hires on University of North Carolina head football coach Mack Brown’s coaching staff on Tuesday.
Woman Whose Body Found In Burlington Field May Have Died From Hypothermia: Police
Burlington Police say a woman's body was found in a field across the street from a bar. Police have identified the woman as 45-year-old Sandra Buck of Reidsville. Police got a call around 5 p.m. Saturday and found Bucks body in a field across Cuz's Tavern on Lower Graham Hopedale Road.
North Carolina inmate’s escape plot thwarted after plans mailed to wrong person, cops say
A North Carolina inmate’s elaborate plan to blow up a jail for his grand escape was thwarted after he mailed details of the plot to the wrong person, cops said. Sean Damion Castorina, 43, had planned to escape Alamance County Detention Center before he mixed up mailing addresses that sent his letter
Eden native helps cook six-course Thanksgiving dinner at James Beard House kitchen
EDEN An aspiring chef from Rockingham County has returned from New York where he participated in what he described as “one of the greatest honors a chef can have” — cooking in the James Beard House kitchen.
Rockingham radio schedule, Dec. 16-21
This is the final schedule for Rockingham County Radio. Listen at 1420 and 1490 AM live or on-demand at RCR24.com. Tuesday: Jerry Carlton, Mayodan town manager visits with Maggie Duggins, age 99, who shares her memories of Avalon. Originally broadcast in September 1993.
Rockingham Plan Your Week Dec. 9-15
Rent-a-Santa: through Dec. 21. Presented by Eden Parks & Recreation Department, 308 E. Stadium Drive. Let Santa visit your holiday party, luncheon, family gathering and other events for 20 minutes to celebrate the Holiday season. $30 for city residents. 336-623-2110, Option 3.
Arrest warrants reveal new information about shooting of state police vehicle in Danville
DANVILLE, Va. - Arrest warrants reveal new information about Tuesday's shooting of a state police special agent's vehicle in Danville. Arrest warrants for 19-year-old Daviez Hairston say he admitted to firing five to seven shots out the open rear driver's side window of the car police say he was in
Mayodan reviews dog tethering ordinance
The Town of Mayodan is considering changing is ordinance on the tethering and chaining of animals. Councilman Chad Wall told the board last month that one of his neighbors felt threatened by two dogs tied to a front porch post “with frazzled rope.”
Rockingham County Schools to operate on 3-hour delay Friday
Rockingham County Schools plan to operate on a three-hour delay for students on Friday, Dec. 14. School buses will not travel down gravel roads. Childcare will open at 9 a.m. All employees should review their options regarding reporting to work.
Up to 16 inches of snow forecast for Rockingham County
Rockingham County could get as much as 16 inches of snow today, according to a 4 a.m. statement issued by the National Weather Service in Blackburg, Virginia. Light snow began at Shiloh Airport at 2 a.m., which became heavy by 6:10 a.m.
Henry County Public Schools reveals schedule changes after days lost for hurricane, snow
HENRY COUNTY, Va. - So far this school year, public schools in Henry County have missed nine days due to various weather events. To make up for missed time, the school system has announced the following changes to the original school schedule for the year:
McMichael High senior Brady Mitchell's cancer returns
MADISON – The heart of a teacher, finesse on the field, uncanny vocal skills and unwavering faith and optimism are but a few of the traits that constitute the graceful young man who is Brady Mitchell.
Police body-camera video calls EMS response into question
Guilford County’s EMS director says a paramedic and EMT on the scene when Marcus Smith stopped breathing followed protocol when they loaded him onto an ambulance before administering CPR.