Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's a pitiful thing

In a desperate effort to scrounge a dollar, both the Review and the Greensboro News have gone back to their well thought out plan of requiring an online subscription.

Let's see how long this lasts.  On the first try, it lasted less than a week.

In the case of the Review, I believe readers would be better informed if the paper just folded and went away for good.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A return to wine and roses

The Greensboro News has beaten the Review to the punch and is reporting Rockingham County may be soon returning to its former days of wine and roses.  Yes, someone is thinking about buying Chinqua-Penn and just maybe turning the now defunct house into a tourist attraction again.

In addition to repairs to the roof, windows, and walls, about a million dollars is needed for some basic furniture and a couple of paintings.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Elections Board creates doubt

I have just received the list of write-in votes for this past election.  Voters could write-in names for U.S. Senator, School Board, and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor.  If you wrote-in a name for any other office, they probably threw your ballot away and didn't count any of your votes.

It's helluva list...dozens and dozens of namea for the three offices.  Take a few minutes to review the list carefully.  It's worth the effort.  Funny, funny stuff!  Notice how many votes Bubba Tilley, Phil Berger, Jesus, and Mickey Mouse got.  Elections Director Tina Caldwell even got a Soil and Water vote.

Obviously the Board of Elections put in some work to record these votes, but unfortunately the Board did not record my write-in vote for Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor in the Moss St. - Va District.

This is not the first election where the Board has missed a write-in vote.  Makes me wonder about the honesty and accuracy of an election in Rockingham County.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Review's web site is going bye-bye

There can be no doubt the Reidsville Review is undergoing some major changes online. More and more Review stories are appearing on the Greensboro News web site rather than the Review's web site.  Reidsville Review news has been reduced to maybe two or three stories per week.  Many stories that appear on the Review site are merely teasers for the print edition.  Here's some examples of what I am talking about:

3) Chamber moving...again

All of the above abbreviated stories direct you to read the print edition to get the complete scoop and then refer you to the Greensboro News web site to read the real news.

It's beginning to look like the Review's web site won't be around much longer.