Charity

Ruritan – The Best Kept Secret

By Norwood Walker THE RURITAN MISSION Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service. Altruism is defined as “the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” It could just as easily be spelled r-u-r-i-t-a-n. Unfortunately, too many today are not so ...

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Shred Day at Roxboro Saving Bank

When the conversation around a critical financial issue like identity theft and the desire to give back to the community combine, the results can often be surprising and rewarding.  This is certainly true of the annual Shred Day hosted each spring by Roxboro Savings Bank.  In 2010, during the height of the last recession, the leadership team at Roxboro Savings ...

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Jumble Store and Safe Haven

‘Building Relationships’ and Shopping Bargains By Phyliss Boatwright Photos by Mackenzie Clayton, RCS Sophomore Shopping at the Jumble Store on Roxboro’s Main Street offers several advantages. Customers can find great bargains on a new outfit, a good book, a car seat for the baby or grandchild, a new chair for the home, or pick up a piece of jewelry or ...

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Plan Now for Year End Giving

By Debra L. Dodson Executive Director - The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Now is a great time to plan for your year-end giving and The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is ready to help you! We help donors with personalized giving to support a region from Martinsville/Henry County to Halifax County, Virginia, along with Caswell ...

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Reporting on Mr. Woody Taught Me About Myself

By Mackenzie Clayton, RCS Sophomore Journalism Student “Dedication, that’s Ruffin Woody,” said Roxboro Fire Chief Kenneth Torian during a ceremony held on April 18 to honor Walter Ruffin Woody, Jr. with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. The ceremony was held at the Roxboro Fire Department (RFD), where Woody has worked and volunteered since 1947, when he was ...

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The Spirit of Service in Every Nook and Cranny

This article was originally posted November 11, 2018. With the passing of Bruce Wrenn we have received a request to move this article back to our main news feed. Also, here is a link to Bruce's obituary: http://www.personcountylife.com/st…/bruce-edward-wrenn,22273 By Phyliss Boatwright Cities, towns, counties are typically thought of as locations, places, dots on a map. But those dots are made ...

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PCC Foundation Has Been Golfing for Change Since 1990

By Allison Satterfield - Executive Director, PCC Foundation For nearly three decades, the Piedmont Community College Foundation has gathered friends and supporters each fall for a day on the golf course. The annual charity tournament, known as the PCC Foundation Golf Classic, has a long-standing reputation for its quality and fun, and is approaching its 29th round on October 15. ...

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Wake The World 2018

BOAT OWNERS NEEDED FOR THE 2019 EVENT IN JUNE! If you are interested in finding out more about Wake The World, please visit their website at www.waketheworld.org. If you are interested in participating in Wake The World Hyco Lake please contact Marlo Countiss at 336-269-5292 or marloc@remax.net. Story by Marlo Countiss On Thursday, June 28, 13 disadvantaged kids from Burlington and Haw ...

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Handy Fix-It Fund

APS of Person County Volunteers Make a Big Difference for Cats and Dogs By Phyliss Boatwright “We are all like-minded volunteers with the same goals — to save and help as many dogs and cats as we can.” That’s how Robyn Handy, a member of Animal Protection Society of Person County (APS) and the foster parent of “hundreds of dogs” ...

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PCC Travel Scholarship Broadened My College Experience

By Mikela Robertson In 2017 I was awarded the Piedmont Community College (PCC) International Study Scholarship from the PCC Foundation. With this scholarship, I was able to travel to Canada with a group from the College. This was a great opportunity for me because I did not have the financial capacity to pay for this type of educational trip on ...

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