Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review Features Sparky the Fire Dog

The Reidsville Review is always on top of the news!   How can you not love a newspaper that features Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey the Bear?  That's Emergency Management Services Director Johnny Bowles with the camera around his neck  He's taking pictures of the event.  This great feature is by Katie Mann.  Thanks for the news, Katie!



Cheese Update

I am able to report that as of Saturday September 28, 2013, the last piece of Romano cheese is still at Lowes Grocery. The $12.49 hunk of tastiness has been retrieved from the bottom of the display case and placed on top where you can easily find it.

Former confused and very sleepy city councilman John Henderson was spotting roaming the aisles of Lowes.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Romano is going fast

I am happy to report Lowes Foods is down to one single piece of Romano cheese.  If you would like some Romano, now is the last chance to buy it in Reidsville.

On a sad note, all the sausage is dated to expire 9/17.  Today is 9/21.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Rockingham County Moral Monday

Rockingham County Moral Monday was held at Rockingham County Community College on the WL Pryor Coliseum lawn.  Bus transportation from the RCC student center to the event grounds was promised, but the bus service was nowhere to be seen.  A County Commissioner meeting was also promised, but the Commissioners were meeting about ten miles away at the Bethany Civic Center.

The event was sponsored by the NAACP who is famous for getting themselves arrested for protesting in Raleigh.  The NAACP may have been the sponsor, but the audience was more than 90 percent white and nobody was arrested..

Most of the speakers complained about the misfortune brought upon the state by NC Senator Phil Berger.  And, most of the misfortune has been inflicted upon the state's public schools.

I estimate about 200 people attended the event.

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The Kingston Trio provided musical entertainment for the event.  The Trio sang a selection of 1960s folk/protest songs.  Wait, maybe it was Peter, Paul, and Mary.

Dr. Stephen Luking gave a fine speech about the sorry state of healthcare in Rockingham County.

;m guessing this is an art teacher holding this sign.  Art Pope is some sort of state official.

Former state superintendent of education Bob Ethridge gave a fine speech about the shitty state of education in NC.

Many speakers seemed to take pride in talking about how shitty education is in NC.  The cause of the shittyness is low pay for teachers.  This sign says NC teacher pay ranks 48th in the nation..

This is a high heeled Hispanic speaker.  Sorry I don't know her name or what she talked about...something to do with being hispanic, I think.  I was too focused on her shoes.  It was a treat watching her try to walk on the lawn.

his is the NC Teacher of the Year - Karen Collie Dickerson.  Karen is a former student at Rockingham County High School.  Karen spoke about education and how hard things are on teachers.

 was not aware war had been declared on women.

This is her.  I believe this is Reidsville Review reporter Danielle Bataglia.  It's strange I had imagined Danielle was a fatty.  In fact she is quite the opposite.

These white teachers were all signed up for the event.

Apparently this woman does not support Fracking NC.  She was the sole anti-fracking protester.  Hey, wait a minute, this is the same woman who was holding the STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN sign a minute ago.

Teachers line up with their signs to show support for Moral Mondays.

The man hiding behind the EXPAND MEDICAID sign is former Superior Court Judge Pat Morgan.  Morgan was the sole Medicaid protester.

This is Rev. Clarence Johnson.  Rev. Johnson is a former member of Reidsville's Human Relations Commission.  He is also the nicest person at the Moral Monday event.  When I walked up to him to take his photo, he stood up to shake my hand and then hugged me.  That's a nice man.

A nice photo of the signs.  Education was a featured topic of Moral Monday.  I had guessed that would be case, although it wasn't as bad as I had suspected.

ockingham County School Board member Nell Rose was the only representative I saw from the School Board.  I asked Nell where Ron Price was.  She seemed annoyed at the question and replied that she didn't know.

Let The People Vote...I suppose this refers to the legislature's recent efforts to suppress the vote

This is the backside of the LET THE PEOPLE VOTE sign

I didn't understand this sign, but it looked interesting.

Eden's NAACP leader Malcolm Allen.  Mr. Allen was also very nice to me.

Celebrity attendees at the Moral Mondays event included former County Commissioner Trish Gwyn, former Reidsville City Councilman George Rucker, and current Reidsville City Councilmen Sherry Walker, Donald Gorham, and Mrs. Mayor Susan Turner and husband Clark.


Where's the School Lunch Menu?

It's been some time since we've seen a school lunch menu in the Reidsville Review digital edition.  Maybe the paper edition has been printing the lunch menus.  Like everyone else, we don't buy the paper edition of the Review, so we go with the "best of" digital edition.

Very recently we actually went to Bethany Elementary School to eat lunch with our Grandson.  It was a surprising experience...the food was far worse than we imagined.  The carbohydrate packed lunch featured cheese pizza, cheese quesadilla, hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked beans.  I pity the diabetic who must eat food from the Rockingham County Schools.

Chili was available for the hot dog as well squeeze packs of mustard, ketchup, and mayo,  I like baked beans, but these were the worst baked beans ever.  I could not eat them.

My Grandson had a dessert.  It was pre-packed, mashed up strawberries.  According to the label on the package it contained strawberries and sugar...nothing else.  He would not eat it.  He gave it to me.  I tasted it, but couldn't eat it.  It went into the trash along with my baked beans.

I've always wondered where Golden Corral buys its food.  It has to be cheap, quality is not important.  Apparently the schools know a place much cheaper than the Golden Corral supplier.

Phelps Chinqua Penn Plantation

The Greensboro News is reporting Calvin Phelps may serve 51-63 months for a cigarette scam that defrauded the federal government out of $5 per carton in taxes.   Phelps is the owner of what the Greensboro News is calling "Phelps Chinqua Penn Plantation". Phelps Chinqua Penn Plantation is Rockingham County's former #1 tourist attraction.

The Phelps Chinqua Penn Plantation article was written by Taft Wireback.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

RCC Borrows Money From Trustees

I only mention this article because it is so poorly written.  If it was written by someone whose primary language is German or French or Russian or Arabic, then maybe it would get a "C" grade.  Click here for the full Monty.

Eden Pays $10,000, Wins Retiree Contest

The Review is reporting the City of Eden paid $10,000 to the state and was picked as a great place for retirees.  The money will be turned over to the AARP.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lowes Foods Expands Cheese Line

If you've been to Lowes Foods lately, you've noticed they are in the middle of a store overhaul.  Things are being moved about, long sections of shelving are empty, prices are being changed, new products are being added, and old products are disappearing.

There has been a serious transformation in the cheese department - Lowes now has two kinds of Romano cheese.  Lowes has never stocked Romano cheese.  I love Romano cheese which is unfortunate because it is $12.49 and $18.49 per pound.  A chunk of Romano cheese the size of your fist is approaching $25.

All i can do is stare at the Romano cheese.  I certainly can't afford to buy it.

I don't think the Romano cheese will be around for long at Lowes.  Somebody will eventually pick up the three pieces remaining without looking at the price.and it will be gone and never return.

Hello Romano.  Goodbye Romano.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Foxy Moxy's Pussycat Offends Greensboro Councilman

Reidsville's own burlesque dancer has managed to outrage a Greensboro City Councilman by performing her PussyCat song at a local barbecue festival.

You can read all about it here:

Miss Moxy responds to Councilman Wilkins' outrage.  Read it here:

Be sure to watch Moxy's youtube video of her performance that so offended Wilkins:  It was recorded in downtown Reidsville at Lucky City:

If you read the Youtube comments, you will see a lot of Reidsville folk were offended as well.  Of course those that were offended had to watch the Youtube video because they didn't see her actually perform.  I'm quite amazed the Reidsville cops weren't called that night.  They were called plenty of other times.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Facebook slams the Review

Remember when this Reidsville Review cartoon got editor Ralph Waters fired


Apparently I am not the only one who has concerns about the Reidsville Review.  I found many less than favorable comments about the Review on Facebook



Janet Cummings Somers Remember when Reidsville had a daily paper that actually had news in it? Now it's two days a week and has nothing in it.

Angela Moore Purgason And half of what is in it is from EDEN!!

Janet Cummings Somers even worse is the other half is out of Virginia!
Libby Barrett And they leave some of the news out.You learn more on fb than in the paper.

Roderick A. Meadows I was shocked at the size of the paper when my parents bought one last Sunday from Red Rooster(or what used to be Red Rooster). The Review looked like an overgrown pamphlet.


I think calling the Review a pamphlet is being a bit generous.  It's more like a flyer.

These are just a few of the comments.  Visit Facebook to get a real whiff of the Review..