Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I voted early

I voted early in the primary election on Saturday.

There wasn't much of a wait because there was no one in line ahead of me, but I still had to wait about five minutes while a little man was sent into a back room to get a Libertarian ballot.  Apparently Libertarian ballots are kept separate from all other ballots and must be retrieved from a secret Libertarian ballot room.  It was explained that because there are only 144 Libertarians in Rockingham County that it is OK to keep their ballots separate.

I got to vote on a candidate for U.S. Senate and a candidate for some sort of judge and whether the county should be liquored up.  I will tell you I voted against allowing liquor stores in the county because I figure the government has more than enough grip on everything.  I voted to allow the sale of liquor in restaurants or convention centers.  Good luck to whoever has the money or is fool enough to open a restaurant or convention center in Rockingham County.

Bubba and Mrs. Tilley were there. but they never tried to sway my vote.  Tamara was there sitting in a chair and holding signs right outside the ballot area.  She wanted me to vote for Phil Berger and Melanie Bridge.  Phil and Melanie weren't on my ballot.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Doggie treats got ate!

DOG GONE!  In case you've been wondering where all the doggie treats went.

Doggie treats and toothbrushes??

"Terresia Scoble got busted for stealing dog treats and toothbrushes?  Are you kidding me?  How stupid!  People steal televisions out of Walmart every day and they don't get caught.  What's up with doggie treats and toothbrushes?" - overheard at a Reidsville movie theater this weekend.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reidsville's #1 employee resigns

Terresia Scoble, Reidsville's #1 employee, resigned Wednesday over $50.22 worth of Walmart merchandise. Very sad.
It will be nearly impossible to replace her. Maybe Tammy can be persuaded to come back. Maybe Kelly will take the job.

Who knows how this will be resolved?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Offended by Richard's nice to reminisce

Click the letter to read it.

Recent events have reminded of an old Reidsville Review letter to the editor from Terresia Scoble.  She was terribly disappointed in the Reidsville Christmas parade and in particular with the antics of Richard Moore.  The letter appeared in the November 22, 2006 edition of the Review.  It's nice to reminisce.

Terresia Scoble receives some sort of award from Reidsville Mayor James Festerman.  Apparently Scoble had done something extraordinary for the city.

Be sure to read the Arrested! story while you're here.


This may or may not appear in the local news media because the person arrested was a highly placed Reidsville employee.  She has been charged with larceny.  I'm guessing some city funds were absconded.  The Reidsville Police Department made the collar at City Hall.  Shame has descended upon the entire city.  It is a sad day in R-Town.

Update:  I'm going to have modify my story.  It's still a highly placed Reidsville employee and it's still larceny, but it's not city funds and the location of the collar is uncertain.  Shame has still descended upon the city and it's still a sad day.  What's changed is the victim...the charge is shoplifting at Walmart, which isn't really a crime.  Everybody in Reidsville steals from Walmart, which makes it more of a sport rather than a crime.

Update: The Reidsville employee has been placed on paid administrative leave.  She will be allowed to continue doing what she has always done - absolutely nothing.  Meanwhile a second city employee has come under investigation for taking kickbacks from people hired by the city.  This may get interesting.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Cellphone" tower coming to Reidsville

The Reidsville Review is reporting the town is on the verge of getting a cell phone tower.

To be located somewhere along Freeway Drive, Atlantic Technology Consultant George Condyles assured the City Council that the tower will serve people who use iphones and ipads.

American Towers attorney Tom Johnson said the tower would be barely visible to most Reidsville residents.

City Councilman Donald expressed concern about the health effects of the tower.  Johnson said the city has no authority over such concerns and besides that the tower won't emit any "ionizing radiation" and is perfectly healthy for everyone.

Mayor Jay Donecker worried about the tower interfering with Wharf's Airport on Highway 158.  Johnson said there will be no worries about the airport.

No one who works at the Review was around when the City Council was successfully sued for denying a construction permit for a cell phone tower a few years ago.  Most of the Review staff was in elementary school at the time.  The judge in the case referred to the City Council as "capricious and arbitrary" when making a decision. Councilman Joan Zdanski was concerned the tower would attract lightning and set the town on fire.  Councilman Clark Turner was also mighty worried about negative consequences.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Worst jobs of 2014 - Review reporter

CareerCast is reporting newspaper reporter as one of the worst jobs to have in 2014.  It should be noted that the $37,000 annual salary is overstated by about $12,000 for a Reidsville Review reporter.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Reidsville too big to qualify?

This news is going to be hard to believe with the Reidsville Review being the town's newspaper and Chinqua-Penn mansion on the outkirts of the city and Market Square and the big R in the middle of the street, but Reidsville was not named one of finest small towns in North Carolina.  You can see which towns made the list by clicking here.  Reidsville must be too big to qualify.

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's nearly worthless

I just ran through the Worth of Web Calculator. The utility reports has 10 visitors per day and is worth $146.  I also tried checking  Worth of Web calculates no value for  Sad.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Former Councilman? Not!

The Reidsville Review refers to Clarence Tucker as a former councilman, but as far as we know Mr. Tucker never served as a councilman.  Clarence Tucker was a long-time Rockingham County Commissioner.  Someone may need to explain to the Review the difference between councilman and commissioner.

Note: The Review read this post and ran and changed its stupid headline.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Enough said

From the Reidsville Review: "Though the Loyal White Knights stayed fairly quite over the past year, it looks as though the group may be resurfacing."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Big Book Sale taking place this weekend

We hope you weren't planning to spend your weekend at the Big Book Sale.  The Review has been telling you about it for two weeks, but unfortunately the Big Book Sale was held more than a week ago.  Nevertheless, the Review continues to announce the event on its web site...timely as always.