Friday, July 31, 2015

Apply experience necessary

The Reidsville Review is looking for a reporter.  This can mean only one thing...somebody is leaving because they are certainly not expanding the staff.  Has anyone heard who is quitting?  Please don't tell me it's Sideways Boy Dallas Britt.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Are you concerned with the U.S. dollar and the market?

Anytime you see a Reidsville Review poll, like this one relating to concern for the U.S. dollar and markets, and with 125 votes in a matter of minutes, you know the poll is a copy of one at the Greensboro News.  A quick check confirms the Review is too lazy to creates its own poll.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Disgruntled Republican steals campaign signs

I keep getting the strangest emails from Holy Mangus.  The latest one is about a Republican who was charged with stealing campaign signs and then he went berserk and shot up a movie theater in Lafayette, La., klling two people and wounding several others.

I don't know why I am getting these emails...I mean I've never stolen any campaign signs or shot up any movie theaters.  Very strange.

The only Republican I know who was charged with stealing campaign signs is Rockingham County School Board member Ron Price.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

A memo to the City Council

I know the Reidsville City Council is very busy, especially with the Confederate Monument
vandalism and the Garcia Johnson thing.  I'm afraid they don't have time to see and hear
all the news,  So, I sent them a helpful reminder about the latest Eden/Reidsville survey.

AngelaClarkhairstonwillia.hlbrown56JaySherridbrackenrhassellTomDonald, bcc: Debbie
Because none of you ever answer your email, it's kinda hard to tell who is active on the internet and who is not.

You may recall Mayor Donecker crowing about how Reidsville has been named one of the finest places to live in NC.  His opinions were guided by a web site called Credit Donkey.  Credit Donkey thought Reidsville was just swell and therefore the Mayor proclaimed Reidsville as the best.

Now it seems there's a web site with a conflicting opinion of Reidsville and Eden.  I wanted to make sure you know about another view of our beloved city.  Eden was picked as #9 and Reidsville came in as #11 out of the worst places to live in the entire state.  

The competition was fierce, but we had a decent showing.  146 NC towns were evaluated.   With the Confederate Monument vandalism and the Garcia Johnson incident, we might can catch Eden in the next survey.

Anyway, here's the link to the survey:

Because we didn't make the top ten, you'll have to scroll down the page to see Reidsville.  But, there's always next year!


Ricardo Montoban

Eden's Sylvia Grogan was so incensed about the ratings that she ordered all Eden residents to avoid the web site and not to discuss the findings.  In case you don't know, Sylvia is deceased Eden Mayor John Grogan's wife.  Mayor Donecker might want to consider issuing a similar edict to Reidsville residents.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bad to the Bone: Eden and Reidsville Recognized!

Eden and Reidsville have been selected as the 9th and 11th worst cities to live in North Carolina.

146 NC cities were ranked based on population, education, crime, and economics.

It will be interesting to hear Reidsville Mayor Jay Donecker's comments on this finding.  He certainly did a lot of bragging when Creditdonkey picked Reidsville as one of the best places to live

Read about Eden and Reidsville's dubious distinction here.

Go to to get an idea why Eden and Reidsville were chosen as the worst places.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Virginia Foxx least sexy Congress person

North Carolina's Virginia Foxx was selected as the least sexy from a reader poll of more than 500 representatives to the U.S. Congress
Virginia Foxx Sexy

House - North Carolina 5

Go to Sexy Congress for complete ranking

Monday, July 20, 2015

News-Review Fantasy Polls

Poll from the Greensboro News...Keith Mabe Question

Poll from the Reidsville Review...Favorite Sci-Fi Fantasy

Saturday, July 18, 2015

News Flash! County Commissioner busted for DUI...Again

He's going to need all the historical documents he can muster up to get out of this one...a Rockingham County Commissioner is being tested at the hospital for blood alcohol after refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE!  Maybe the Review's Danny will even write a story about it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Here we go again...

Here we go again...County Commissioner Keith Mabe's new court date is August 3, 2015.


Unbelievable...Reidsville Police Chief Robert Hassell has apologized for sending two police officers to my house to talk to me about my web site. He didn't answer my question (who put him up to this scheme), but he did apologize. This is far more than I can ever hope to get out of Mayor Jay Donecker who seems rather proud of himself for punishing me and damaging my family. Stay tuned...details about Donecker's involvement in this mess will come out!
You can watch Chief Hassell's apology at It's at the top of the page.

The Reidsville City Council has been sent a copy of this news item.

Monday, July 13, 2015

He is the King!

If the newspaper is the Reidsville Review and Dallas Britt is the reporter, then you can bank on a sideways photo.  He is the King!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

No lollygagging

Photo by Bruce Hedrick

Remember the restaurant that the City of Reidsville invested in?

Well, certainly you remember the Cutting Board, don't you?  This was Tammy Spencer's great find for Reidsville.  Everything Tammy touches turns to gold.  The press was so excited about a new restaurant in Reidsville.  The Review practically peed on itself.

The Cutting Board lasted maybe a year and then folded.

Then The Vault replaced the Cutting Board.  It folded after about a year.

Then came the Heffinger Heist.  I don't think it lasted even a year before folding.

Then Halftime Headquarters opened.  Guess what?  It's now closed and the space is available for rent.  

If only the Mayor had given the Halftime a permit to play billiards in the restaurant in a more timely fashion.  But, sadly pool is not allowed to be played in downtown without a special permit from the City.

This "no pool" rule was adopted by the City of Reidsville when Doug's Pool and Brews began attracting customers that the City considered unsavory.  Doug's was located in the space where Cafe 99 sells sandwiches and bagged potato chips.  Doug's rowdy customers forced him to post a sign that read "NO LOLLYGAGGING" on the front of the store.  Artist Mel Steele reportedly played a part in developing the "NO LOLLYGAGGING" sign. 

I don't recall ever seeing another business, anywhere, with a "NO LOLLYGAGGING" sign. 

The City's new rules for Doug's included an illegal City regulation that forbids the sale of beer and wine for on-premise consumption without a restaurant.  This City rule violates state regulations about alcohol consumption.  Oddly, the City violates its own illegal regulation whenever it sells beer at Market Square.

If you'd like to have a go at running a restaurant, contact the City of Reidsville.  I'm sure they can put you in touch with the right person, but lollygagging will not be tolerated.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Reidsville City Council dodges public records law

I've been getting a lot of requests for Reidsville City Council email addresses.  Council members do not use official Reidsville City addresses, but instead conduct business using their private email addresses.  This will probably sound familiar.  It's the exact same reason Hillary Clinton is being ravaged by Republicans - using her private email address to conduct government business.  Using a government email address should insure all email relating to the city will be protected and preserved.  Our City Council members have chosen not to provide the necessary protection and preservation

Anyway, here are the addresses I have for Council members:

Clark Turner -
Willie Hairston -
Harry Brown -
Jay Donecker -
Sherri Walker -
Tom Balsley -
Donald Gorham -

Yahoo email seems to be very popular with City Council members.

Feel free to email Council members about anything on your mind.  Just be aware these are private email addresses.  Your communication is not guaranteed to be protected and preserved as a public record.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Secret video shows Mayor's strange behavior

I wanted to make you aware of an email that I have sent to the Mayor, the City Council, the City Manager, and the Police Chief:

Hello, Reidsville City Council,

I wanted to make you aware of a secret video I have obtained.  It shows the Mayor's behavior as he reacts to . 

You can go to to watch it.  It's at the top the screen in the right hand corner.  It's safe,  You won't be exposed to any of the pornography that has so disturbed the Mayor that he has acted foolishly and recklessly.

I also wanted you to know that I am planning to return to politics.  I will begin making visits to the Reidsville City Council meeting in the near future.  The Mayor has inspired me to come out of retirement.

I plan to use my first three minutes to discuss:

1) The city's waste of limited police resources
2) The city's attempt to interfere with the Constitutional rights of citizens
3) The Mayor's childish and dishonest behavior
4) The Mayor's offer to purchase for the city
5) How these factors will impact City Council elections for the next two years

Now go to and watch the video of the Mayor.  I promise it will be worth your time.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Review features cat photo

This spectacular cat photo was made by the Reidsville Review's Dallas Britt.  This week's featured article is about the Rockingham County Animal Shelter.   If you like the photo, the Review has it available for sale.  An 8 X 10 is $19.95.  Other sizes are available.  The photo can be printed on mouse pads, key chains, mugs, magnets, t-shirts, aprons and refrigerator magnets.

Reidsville Mayor Jay Donecker reacts to being exposed

Click here to watch Mayor Jay Donecker being exposed on 

Justice not so swift or certain

Today is July 8, 2015.

County Commissioner Keith Mabe was arrested for drunk driving on December 13, 2014 and then drug possession.  He has not been tried yet.

One can only wonder why justice, whatever it may be, has not yet been served.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Keith Mabe still coasting

The Reidsville Review is not reporting that County Commissioner Keith Mabe drug case is being continued and his drunk driving case is scheduled to be heard next week (7/14/2015).

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sideways Man

Randy Hunt, Sideways Man, featured in Reidsville Review article

They must do this stuff on purpose in order to be noticed at

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