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Owner of Madison's Lucky Duck indicted on gambling charges

MADISON — The owner of the Lucky Duck Internet Cafe here has been indicted and charged with nine gambling-related crimes after an investigation by the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina Alcohol Enforcement Agency, or ALE, the sheriff's office said Tuesday. A Rockingham County grand jury's findings led...
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RCEF's Trails for K12 program means real pathways to learning

Students at the UNCG Moss Street Partnership School will have a literal path to outdoor learning with the recent creation of an on-campus nature trail that creates a route to learning and creativity. Students and staff at MSPS and project officials celebrated the opening of the The Moss Street Learning...
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Lucky Duck Gaming Establishment Owner Indicted by Rockingham County Grand Jury

Lucky Duck Gaming Establishment Owner Indicted by Rockingham County Grand Jury. On March 16, 2021, the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, working in collaboration with North Carolina Alcohol Enforcement (ALE) executed a search warrant at the Lucky Duck Internet Café located at 3998 US Highway 220, Madison, N.C. After investigating the...
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Small Business Spotlight: Ashley Latham Photography

Rockingham County, NC (June 14, 2020) – Growing up, Ashley Latham, owner of Ashley Latham Photography, never imagined herself as one of Rockingham County’s most sought after photographers; in fact, she dreamed of being a teacher; a career which she later pursued and thoroughly enjoyed. After high school (in Eden),...

Ontex's mammoth manufacturing facility in progress at SRCP

If you’ve wondered what the mammoth structure is along I-73 in southern Rockingham County, it’s Ontex Corporation’s first U.S. production site for manufacturing diapers and feminine hygiene products. The Belgium-based manufacturer, setting up residence in Carroll Industrial Development’s South Rockingham Corporate Park, will bring $96 million in capital investment and...
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London Fall Protection System takes fall protection to next level

STONEVILLE –London Garment Manufacturing, LLS, began operations in 2010 here and manufactures a variety of fall-protection devices, such as garments, roof anchors, and lanyards. Recently, LGM introduced the London Fall Protection System (LFPS) which has been deemed as the “new generation in fall protection safety,’’ the company announced in a...

Rockingham COVID-19 Infection rate at all-time low of 2.2%

WENTWORTH — Rockingham County health officials on Friday reported 8,000 residents to have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. More heartening, though, was the new pandemic low infection rate for Rockingham at 2.2%. In mid-January, by contrast, Rockingham County infection rates were at all-time highs, bouncing between 13-16%....

Rockingham artist and jewelry designer says her success comes from teaching others

REIDSVILLE — Well-known artist Elizabeth Boles has launched a new career. Since she was a child, Boles has expressed her artistic gifts with paints on canvas. But, gems and stones have always fascinated the Rockingham County native. And, as she grew older, Boles said she wore jewelry to express her moods, noting the color of the stones drew her to them naturally.

Cockram named North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year by NCEDA

WENTWORTH — Leigh Cockram, director of the Rockingham County Center for Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism, was recently named North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year by the N.C. Economic Development Association. The NCEDA presents its annual award to the individual who best exemplifies leadership in the state’s economic...
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Victims of Reidsville shooting identified

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – Rockingham County investigators have released the names of the two motorcyclists who were murdered last month. 24-year-old Kwandre’ Marcell Carey of Montross, Virginia was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which happened May 24 on the U.S. 29 bypass near Reidsville. Later that evening, Haneefa Fitzgerald, 42, of Fredericksburg died after being transported to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Authorities identify two Va. motorcyclists who were fatally shot while riding in N.C.

WENTWORTH — Authorities on Thursday identified the two motorcyclists killed last month in a shooting on U.S. 29 bypass in Reidsville as Virginia residents. Kwandre' Marcell Carey, 24, of Montross, Va., and Haneefa Fitzgerald, 42, of Fredericksburg, Va., were shot and killed as they rode along U.S. 29 on May 24, a spokesman for the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
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Police seek third suspect in shooting of 5-year-old Reidsville girl

REIDSVILLE — Bro Hayes, a second suspect in the May 29 shooting here that injured a 5-year-old girl, surrendered at the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Reidsville Police Department said in a news release. Hayes, 34, and Nickellion Womack,19, both of Reidsville and both convicted...
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Man charged in deaths of 2 motorcyclists back in North Carolina

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – A man charged with killing two motorcyclists in Rockingham County has been extradited to North Carolina. Martin Calvin Cox Jr., of Browns Summit, is in custody in Rockingham County following his arrest recently near Louisville, Kentucky. According to Sheriff Sam Page, Cox was taken to the...

Rockingham County Board Vacancies

Rockingham County has vacancies for the following boards:. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Jury Commission. Persons interested in joining the boards should apply at the Rockingham County website Click on “I Want to” under the Volunteer/ Recognition tab, then click on “Advisory Boards” for the application. Direct questions to Jennifer Woods, clerk to the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, at 336-342-8102 or via email at