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Virginia Water Radio
Episode 608 (12-20-21): Virginia's Coastal Resilience Planning Moves Forward in December 2021

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:18).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 12-17-21.TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of December 20, 2021. MUSIC – ~14 sec - - Lyrics: “When the rains come, when the rains come, is it gonna be a new day?” That's part of “Rains Come,” by the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels, from their 2019 album “Over the Trees.”  It opens an update of a previous episode on the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan—an effort to prepare for and adapt to sea-level rise, recurrent flooding, and impacts of climate change.  As in the earlier episode, we set the stage with part of “Cypress Canoe,” by Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg, Va., from his 2019 album “I Made It Just for You.”  The song's a commentary on the current and potential impacts of sea-level rise, and in the part you'll hear, the story-teller bemoans a lack of planning and action to avoid or reduce such impacts. Have a listen for about 20 seconds. MUSIC – ~18 sec – Lyrics: “Half of a city awash in the tides; when I think of what happened, it tears my insides. Oh, we could've been smarter, we could've have planned, but the world caught a fever, infected by man.” Facing current and predicted impacts to coastal areas from sea-level rise and recurrent flooding, Virginia has started planning.   On December 7, 2021, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced completion of Phase One of the Coastal Resilience Master Plan.  Work on the plan started about four years ago accelerated after the November 2020 release of a planning framework identifying guiding principles and specific steps to complete the plan.  Since then, a technical study, the work of a technical advisory committee, and input from some 2000 stakeholders have helped form the plan. The 266-page plan covers the area of Virginia from the Fall Line to the Atlantic coastline, which includes about six million residents.  For those areas, the plan identifies vulnerabilities to, and impacts from, current and expected sea-level rise and increased flooding.  It focuses on ways the Commonwealth can increase resilience, which the plan defines as “the capability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazards to minimize damage to social well-being, health, the economy, and the environment.”  A Coastal Resilience Database compiled for the plan includes over 500 examples of projects to adapt to changing conditions and of initiatives to build capacity in information, skills, and tools.  Funding for such efforts may come from various sources, but one key source is the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund, created by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020 and using money accrued from the auction of carbon allowances. Implementation of the plan will be managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation in cooperation with the Commonwealth's Chief Resilience Officer and the Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection.  Phase Two of the plan, with more data and project information, is to be completed by 2024, and updates to the whole plan are supposed to occur every five years. According to the plan's impact assessment, between now and 2080 Virginia is projected to face large increases in residents exposed to coastal flooding, in flood property damage, in roadway miles exposed to chronic flooding, and in losses of tidal wetlands, dunes, and beaches.  As Gov. Northam stated in a December 7 letter accompanying the plan's release, the plan provides a “clearer picture of the scope and scale” of these challenges, catalogs current resilience efforts, and identifies gaps in actions and in information.  Here's hoping Virginia puts its Coastal Resilience Master Plan to good use. Thanks to The Steel Wheels and to Bob Gramann for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 10 more seconds of Mr. Gramann's “Cypress Canoe.” MUSIC – ~11 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this episode.   In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode is a follow-up to Episode 552, 11-23-20. “Cypress Canoe,” from the 2019 album “I Made It Just for You,” is copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission.  More information about Bob Gramann is available online at https://www.bobgramann.com/folksinger.html.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 552, 11-23-20. “Rains Come,” from the 2019 album “Over the Trees,” is copyright by The Steel Wheels, used with permission.  A July 2019 review by Americana Highways of this album and track is available online at https://americanahighways.org/2019/07/09/review-the-steel-wheels-over-the-trees-is-primary-rhythms-and-organic-melodies/.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at https://www.thesteelwheels.com/ and in a July 2015 article at http://whurk.org/29/the-steel-wheels.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 552, 11-23-20. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Map of the four master planning regions, with their respective and the planning district commissions (PDC) and regional commissions (RC), in the “Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, Phase I,” December 2021. Map from the plan document, page 9, accessed online https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/crmp/plan. Chart of population and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the four master planning regions identified in the “Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, Phase I,” December 2021. Image from the plan document, page 24, accessed online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/crmp/plan. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRGINIA COASTAL RESILIENCE MASTER PLAN, PHASE I Following is an excerpt from the December 7, 2021, news release from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's office, Governor Northam Releases Virginia's First Coastal Resilience Master Plan; Virginia takes monumental action to build a resilient coast, combating climate change and rising sea levels. “HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam today released the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, providing a foundational and fundamental step towards protecting Virginia's coast. “Virginia's coastal areas face significant impacts from rising sea levels and increased storm flooding.  The Commonwealth, regional and local entities have to take meaningful and continuous action to ensure the long-term sustainability of Virginia's coastal resources and communities. … “Earlier this year, the Commonwealth worked with 2,000 stakeholders to build the Coastal Resilience Master Plan.  This plan documents which land is exposed to coastal flooding hazards now and into the future, as well as the impacts of those future scenarios on coastal Virginia's community resources and manmade and natural infrastructure. “The Master Plan concluded that between 2020 and 2080: the number of residents living in homes exposed to extreme coastal flooding is projected to grow from approximately 360,000 to 943,000, an increase of 160%; the number of residential, public, and commercial buildings exposed to an extreme coastal flood is projected to increase by almost 150%, from 140,000 to 340,000, while annualized flood damages increase by 1,300% from $0.4 to $5.1 billion; the number of miles of roadways exposed to chronic coastal flooding is projected to increase from 1,000 to nearly 3,800 miles, an increase of nearly 280%; and an estimated 170,000 acres, or 89%, of existing tidal wetlands and 3,800 acres, or 38%, of existing dunes and beaches may be permanently inundated, effectively lost to open water. “The Coastal Resiliency Database and Web Explorer is a publicly available database that shows the impact of coastal flood hazards, current and proposed resilience projects, as well as funding sources.  This database will serve as a vital tool to support resilience efforts at the state, regional, and local levels. … “The Commonwealth intends to develop successive updates of the Master Plan on at least a five-year cycle, managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation in consultation with the Chief Resilience Officer, the Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, and the Technical Advisory Committee. “The next phase of the Master Plan is anticipated by 2024, will aim to address recommendations of the TAC to broaden the analysis of natural hazards by including rainfall-driven, riverine, and compound flooding, expand and improve the inventory of resilience projects, by continuing to add efforts and working with project owners to better understand the benefits of projects, and extend this critical work beyond the coastal region to encompass statewide resilience needs. …” SOURCESUsed for AudioVirginia Governor's Office News Release, Governor Northam Releases Virginia's First Coastal Resilience Master Plan; Virginia takes monumental action to build a resilient coast, combating climate change and rising sea levels, December 7, 2021. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, December 7, 2021, letter accompanying release of the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, online (as a PDF) at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/crmp/document/CRMP-Gov-Letter.pdf. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Community Flood Preparedness Fund Grants and Loans,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/dam-safety-and-floodplains/dsfpm-cfpf. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/crmp/plan.  The full document and a two-page summary are available on the page.   “Resilience” is defined in the Master Plan “Introduction” on page 5; the areas covered by the plan are identified in the “Introduction” on page 9; who's coordinating the plan is identified in the “Introduction” on page 6. Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS), online at http://lis.virginia.gov/lis.htm. See particularly the following bills related to recurrent coastal flooding: 2014 HJ 16 and SJ 3, calling for formation of the Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations for the Development of a Comprehensive and Coordinated Planning Effort to Address Recurrent Flooding; 2016 HJ 84 and SJ 58, continuing the work of the joint subcommittee formed in 2014 and changing it to the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding;2016 SB 282, establishing the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund;2020 HB 22 and SB 320, continuing the Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Community Flood Preparedness Fund;2020 HB 981 and SB 1027, establishing a carbon allowances trading program for Virginia and providing that some of the revenue from the sale of carbon allowances go to the Community Flood Preparedness Fund. For More Information about Sea Level Rise, Coastal and Tidal Flooding, and Resilience John Boon et al., “Planning for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding,” Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), October 2008, online (as PDF) at https://www.vims.edu/research/units/legacy/icccr/_docs/coastal_sea_level.pdf. City of Alexandria, Va., “Flood Mitigation,” online at https://www.alexandriava.gov/special/waterfront/default.aspx?id=85880. City of Norfolk, Va., “Flood Awareness and Mitigation,” online at https://www.norfolk.gov/1055/Flooding-Awareness-Mitigation. City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Works, “Sea Level Wise,” online at https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/comp-sea-level-rise/Pages/default.aspx. Coastal Resilience, online at https://coastalresilience.org/. Coastal Resilience/Virginia is online at https://coastalresilience.org/category/virginia/. Sandy Hausman, “Online Tool Helps Coastal Communities Plan for Climate Change,” WVTF FM-Roanoke, Va., 10/11/18, 2 min./34 sec. audio https://www.wvtf.org/post/online-tool-helps-coastal-communities-plan-climate-change#stream/0. This is a report about the Virginia Eastern Shore Coastal Resilience Mapping and Decision Support Tool. Joey Holleman, “Designing for Water—Strategies to Mitigate Flood Impacts,” Coastal Heritage, Winter 2019, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, online at https://www.scseagrant.org/designing-for-water/. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report,” online at https://www.ipcc.ch/ar6-syr/.  Sea level rise is addressed in the “Physical Science Basis” section (by Working Group I), online at https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-i/. The IPCC “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,” September 2019, is online at https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/. Rita Abou Samra, “Alexandria is already often waterlogged. How will it adjust to climate change?” 9/13/18, for Greater Greater Washington, online at https://ggwash.org/view/69058/alexandria-is-already-often-waterlogged-how-will-it-adjust-to-climate-change. SeaLevelRise.org, “Virginia's Sea Level Is Rising—And It's Costing Over $4 Billion,” online at https://sealevelrise.org/states/virginia/. U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program (US CLIVAR), “Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine—Drivers, Impacts, and Adaptation,” April 23-25, 2019, workshop in Norfolk, Va., online at https://usclivar.org/meetings/sea-level-hotspots-florida-maine. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), “U.S. Sea Level Report Cards,” online at https://www.vims.edu/research/products/slrc/index.php. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), “Recurrent Flooding Study for Tidewater Virginia,” 2013, available online (as a PDF) at http://ccrm.vims.edu/recurrent_flooding/Recurrent_Flooding_Study_web.pdf.  This study was significant in the Virginia General Assembly's formation in 2014 of the Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations for the Development of a Comprehensive and Coordinated Planning Effort to Address Recurrent Flooding. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)/Center for Coastal Resources Management, “Climate Change and Coastal Resilience,” online at https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/research/climate_change/index.php.  This site includes a 40-second video on sea level rise in Virginia and a 40-second video on nuisance flooding. Wetlands Watch, “Dutch Dialogues—Virginia: Life at Sea Level,” online at http://wetlandswatch.org/dutch-dialogues. William and Mary Law School/Virginia Coastal Policy Center, 7th Annual Conference: “The Three P's of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for It All,” November 15, 2019, Williamsburg, Va., online at this link. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject category. Following are links to some previous episodes on climate change, sea-level rise, and coastal flooding in Virginia. Episode 231, 9-15-14 – Climate change impacts in Virginia National Park Service units, including Assateague Island National Seashore. Episode 441, 10-8-18 – on sea-level rise and citizen measurement of king tides. Episode 494, 10-14-19 – on sea-level rise and coastal flooding. Episode 511, 2-10-20 – on sea-level rise and the Saltmarsh Sparrow. Episode 552, 11-23-20 – on the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Planning Framework. Episode 602, 11-8-21 – on photosynthesis, including its relationship to climate change. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems 4.4 – Weather conditions and climate have effects on ecosystems and can be predicted. Grade 6 6.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment. 6.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment. Life Science LS.9 – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Earth Science ES.6 – Resource use is complex. ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity. ES.10 – Oceans are complex, dynamic systems subject to long- and short-term variations. ES.11 – The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic system subject to long-and short-term variations. ES.12 – The Earth's weather and climate result from the interaction of the sun's energy with the atmosphere, oceans, and the land. Biology BIO.8 – Dynamic equilibria exist within populations, communities, and ecosystems. 2015 Social Studies SOLs Virginia Studies Course VS.10 – Knowledge of government, geography, and economics in present-day Virginia. United States History: 1865-to-Present Course USII.9 – Domestic and international issues during the second half of the 20th Century and the early 21st Century. Civics and Economics Course CE.7 – Government at the state level. CE.8 – Government at the local level. CE.10 – Public policy at local, state, and national levels. World Geography Course WG.2 – How selected physical and ecological processes shape the Earth's surface, including climate, weather, and how humans influence their environment and are influenced by it. WG.18 – Cooperation among political jurisdictions to solve problems and settle disputes. Virginia and United States History Course VUS.14 – Political and social conditions in the 21st Century. Government Course GOVT.8 – State and local government organization and powers. GOVT.9 – Public policy process at local, state, and national levels. GOVT.15 – Role of government in Va. and U.S. economies, including examining environmental issues and property rights. Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels. Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade. Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten. Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade. Episode 333, 9-12-16 – on dissolved gases, especially dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats, for 5th grade. Episode 404, 1-22-18 – on ice on ponds and lakes, for 4th through 8th grade. Episode 406, 2-5-18 – on ice on rivers, for middle school. Episode 407, 2-12-18 – on snow chemistry and physics, for high school. Episode 483, 7-29-19 – on buoyancy and drag, for middle school and high school. Episode 524, 5-11-20 – on sounds by water-related animals, for elementary school through high school. Episode 531, 6-29-20 – on various ways that animals get water, for 3rd and 4th grade. Episode 539, 8-24-20 – on basic numbers and facts about Virginia's water resources, for 4th and 6th grade. Episode 606, 12-6-21 – on freezing and ice, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.

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Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
December 21, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 45:45


December 21, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the December 21, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Elections. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. Welcome / Call to Order2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Invocation – Pastor Dennis Clements, First Baptist Church of Draper4. Approval of Agenda5. Approval of Board Minutesa. November 16, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutesb. December 7, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes6. Public Comments7. MOU between the Board of Elections of Rockingham County and the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners8. Rockingham County Board of Elections Public Records Request Policy9. Discussion on Voting Precinct Mergers 10. Contract on the Videoing of Board Meetings 11. Director's Update a. 2021 Municipal Cost Analysisb. 2022 Primary Election Updatec. 2022 Spring State Board of Elections Virtual Conference – Monday, March 14, 2021 and Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (New dates)12. Closed SessionAttorney/Client Privilege (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3)(Case 1:20-cv-01100 Amy Simpson v. Rockingham County Board of Elections, et al) and to prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1)).13. Adjournment# # #

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
EP #21 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:22


EP #21 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office(Wentworth, NC) - Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Kevin Suthard hosts episode #21 of The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Podcast.The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office highlights the office and Deputies dedicated to providing law enforcement services and maintains the trust and support of Rockingham County Citizens, all while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe.The Sheriff's Spotlight is recorded on location at the Rockingham County Sheriff's office, in Wentworth, North Carolina.Samuel Scott Page was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in 1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day. Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term and is currently a member of the NCSA's Executive Committee.Sheriff Page strives daily to improve the level of training and technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the citizens of Rockingham County.The mission of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the trust and support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.To Learn More about the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, visit: www.rockinghamsheriff.com# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
December 13, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 186:34


December 13, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting(Eden, NC) - Audio of the December 13, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Education. The meeting was held in the Morehead High Media Center.AGENDA1. Call to Order1.01 Roll Call2. Announcements2.01 There is no work session scheduled in December.2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC via live stream.2.03 The next Work Session is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. for Monday, January 24, 2022 at the Central Administrative Offices, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC via live stream.3. Moment of Prayer3.01 Rev. Lauren Sims-Salata / Rev. Rennie Salata from Leaksville United Methodist Church - Eden, NC4. Pledge of Allegiance / Board Chair Reorganization4.01 Pledge of Allegiance4.02 Approval of Agenda4.03 Board Reorganization - Election of the Board Chair - Dr. Shotwell4.04 Board Reorganization - Election of Board Vice Chair5. Recognition / Public Comments / Board Comments5.01 Presentation on Mr. Homer Wright's contribution to our county - Honorable Ed Wilson5.02 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments5.03 Board Comments6. Consent Agenda6.01 Consent Approval - Personnel Consent Items Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors, SACC, Child Nutrition, Teacher Substitute Lists and Head Start Substitute Lists for 2021-20226.02 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis6.03 Consent Approval - Activity Bus Purchase Resolution and Transfer of Funds Request - Ms. Annie Ellis6.04 Consent Approval - Board Policies for adoption - Dr. Cindy Corcoran6.05 Consent Approval - Approval of purchase of equipment, materials and supplies exceeding $75,000 (Board Policy 6430) - Ms. Annie Ellis6.06 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes November 8, 2021 regular board meeting and Special Closed Athletic Appeal Hearing Open Minutes (prior to going into closed) for November 23, 20217. Action Items7.01 Approval - Annual Budget Resolution for 2021-2022 - Ms. Annie Ellis7.02 Approval - Amendment to Employee Bonus Pay Resolution - Ms. Annie Ellis / Dr. Shotwell7.03 Approval - Tutor Bonus Pay Resolution - Dr. Shotwell7.04 Approval - JUUL Case - Dr. Shotwell7.05 Approval - 2022 Board of Education Meeting Schedule7.06 Approval - 2022-2023 Traditional, Year Round School and the Early College School Calendars - Dr. Charles Perkins7.07 Approval - Review of Mask Policy per Session Law Requirement - Dr. Shotwell7.08 Approval - Transfer Funds from Fund Balance to Begin Design Work for New Schools and Renovations - Ms. Annie Ellis / Dr. Sonja Parks / Dr. Shotwell7.09 Approval - Request for Broadband Access for Rockingham County with Rockingham County Commissioners and Rockingham County Community College (Student Impact) - Dr. Shotwell7.10 Approval - Request for Project Development and Pre-Construction Services Agreement for HVAC and Related Improvements - Dr. Sonja Parks8. Reports / Discussion Items8.01 Trails for Schools Report - Dr. Sonja Parks8.02 Board Chair Announcements9. Closed Session10. Open Session10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions11. Adjournment11.01 Motion to adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
December 6, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 63:24


December 6, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the December 6, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION BY MINISTER GARY CLARK, LIGHTHOUSE GOSPEL CHURCH, REIDSVILLE3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING - ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSLance L. Metzler, County Manager - Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman - Year 20225. RECOGNITION FOR HEROIC ACTIONS/LIFE SAVING EFFORTS6. RESOLUTION NOT REQUIRING COVID-19 VACCINES AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT7. APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 6, 2021 AGENDA8. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the Board Approval of Minutes-October 18 and November 1,2021 Regular Meeting MinutesB) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- Appropriate $5,500 of 4-H program reserved fund balance to cover School Enrichment Programs and 4-H Programs.2. Approval- Appropriate fund balance in the Fire District Special Revenue Fund for Departments that have requested these funds. Fund balance by Fire District results from previous years tax collections that were received in excess of the budgeted amount that was remitted to the department in that same fiscal year. Draper $630 Leaksville $21 ,4213. Approval- Increase Public Health budget $39,900 for State Advancing Equity grant to Local Health Departments. The purpose of the grant is "to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by expanding local health department capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection (or transmission) among Historically Marginalized Populations (HMPs), or other priority populations."4. Approval- Board of Commissioners' written response to the Financial Performance Indicator of Concern presented in the audited financial statements as of June 30, 2021. The Water Sewer Fund Operating Net Income (loss) excluding depreciation plus debt service principal as of June 30, 2021 was ($1,489,673).C) Mark McClintock, Tax Administrator Approval- Tax Refunds thru November 16, 2021D) Rodney Stewart, RCEMS Operations Supervisor Approval- EMS Financial Statement for October 2021E) India Simpson, PTRC Area Agency on Aging Approval- Reappointment to the Rockingham County Planning Committee for Older Adults; terms to expire January 1, 2025: Angela Staab, Perry Hall, Gretta Maxey, Ernest Lawson, Myra MooreF) Ronnie Tate, Director of Engineering & Public UtilitiesApproval - Appointment to the Rockingham County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; terms to expire December 31, 2023: James Rosa, Jr; Katrina Harrison, Rashaun WilsonG) Felissa Ferrell, Director of Health & Human Services Approval - Authorization of the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program allocations. These funds are 100% Federal Block Grant fundsH) Bill Lester, LKC Engineering, PLLC Approval- Authorizing Resolution by the Board of Commissioners for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan (100% Principal Forgiveness) in the amount of $1 ,791 ,500 (DEQ Project No. WIF 1997) - Hogan's Creek Booster PS Project9. PUBLIC COMMENT10. PUBLIC HEARINGS:HIRAM MARZIANO, Community Development DirectorCase # 2021-23: Rezoning from Residential Agricultural (RA) to Residential Mixed (RM); LGI Homes- 185 Bennett Farm Rd - New Bethel and Huntsville Townships11. RONNIE TATE, Director of Engineering & Public Utilitiesa. Consideration & Approval - To construct 3 additional "rock" entry signs into the County. One additional sign on US 220 southbound, two signs on US 29 northbound and southbound. Signs similar to existing sign on US 220 northbound.b. Presentation- Priority list for Belews Lake Park with preliminary budget numbers.12. RODNEY CATES, Emergency Services DirectorEMS SHIFT BONUS PROGRAM UPDATE13. NEW BUSINESS14. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS15. CLOSED SESSIONPursuant to:N.C.G.S 143-318.11 (a)(1) Approve Closed Session MinutesN.C.G.S. 143.318.11 (a)(6) Discuss Personnel16. ADJOURN# # #

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
EP #20 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 33:17


(Wentworth, NC) - Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Kevin Suthard hosts episode #20 of The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Podcast.Show Topics Include: NC Sheriff's Association Conference, NIBIN - National Integrated Ballistics Information Network, Veterans Day Holiday Events, Annual Christmas Toy Drive, Congratulations to Local Teams, SRO and School Bus Safety initiative, Concealed Carry and Handgun Purchase Permits, plus more.The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office highlights the office and Deputies dedicated to providing law enforcement services and maintains the trust and support of Rockingham County Citizens, all while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe.The Sheriff's Spotlight is recorded on location at the Rockingham County Sheriff's office, in Wentworth, North Carolina.Samuel Scott Page was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in 1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day. Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term and is currently a member of the NCSA's Executive Committee.Sheriff Page strives daily to improve the level of training and technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the citizens of Rockingham County.The mission of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the trust and support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.To Learn More about the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, visit: www.rockinghamsheriff.com# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
November 16, 2021 Eden City Council Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 80:12


November 16, 2021 Eden City Council Meeting(Eden, NC) - Audio of the November 16, 2021 meeting of the Eden City Council. The meeting was held at Eden City Hall.AGENDA1. Meeting called to order by: Neville Hall, Mayor2. Invocation: Pastor Luke Money, Pleasant View Baptist Church3. Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Todd Harden, Fire Chief4. Proclamations & Recognitionsa. Recognition: Prowlers 8U Division 1 Champions5. Roll Call6. Set Meeting Agenda7. Public Hearings8. Requests and Petitions of Citizens9. Unfinished Business10. New Business:a. Consideration to adopt a memorandum of understanding with Rockingham County Schools regarding the use, disposition, and future of Draper Elementary School. Erin Gilley, City Attorneyb. Consideration of a continuous improvement proposal involving Police Department camera technology. Clint Simpson, Police Chiefc. Consideration of Workplace & Employer Coronavirus Adjustments for Retention of Employees and an amended ARPA plan of reinvestment. Tammie McMichael, Director of Finance & Personneld. Consideration and adoption of a resolution of intent to close an alley on the east side of BridgeStreet. SC-21-01 Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Community Development11. Reports from Staff:a. City Manager's Report. Jon Mendenhall, City Managerb. Report on advisory committee proceedings:(1) Strategic Planning Commission. Staff Advisor Cindy Adams(2) Planning Organization Boards. Staff Advisor Kelly Stultz(3) Parks Commission. Staff Advisor Terry Vernon12. Consent Agenda:a. Approval and adoption of the October 19, 2021 regular meeting minutes. Deanna Hunt, City Clerkb. Approval to adjust the fee schedule pertaining to the Parks & Recreation Department. Terry Vernon, Parks & Recreation Directorc. Adoption of a Fire Services Agreement with Rockingham County. Todd Harden, Fire Chief13. Announcements14. Closed Sessiona. Closed session pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 143-318.11 (a) (3) Legal.15. Adjournment# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
November 16, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 13:21


November 16, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the November 16, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Elections. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. Welcome / Call to Order2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Invocation – Dr. Greg RobertsonGrowing Oaks Community Church - Reidsville4. Approval of Agenda5. Approval of Board Minutesa. October 19, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutesb. October 19, 2021 Absentee Meeting Minutesc. November 1, 2021 Absentee Meeting Minutesd. November 2, 2021 Absentee Meeting Minutese. November 8, 2021 Provisional/Absentee Meeting Minutesf. November 9, 2021 Canvass Meeting Minutes6. Public Comments7. Board of Elections Security Cameras 8. Request for Recount – City of Eden Ward 5 9. Director's Updatea. 2021 Municipal Electionb. Deputy Director of Elections10. Closed SessionTo prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1)) and personnel (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6) (Deputy Director).11. Adjournment# # #

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 603 (11-15-21): Last Bird Out

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:35).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-12-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of November 15, 2021.  This revised episode from October 2013 is the first in a series this year of winter-related episodes. MUSIC – ~ 21 sec – Lyrics: “Summer's over, winter's coming.  Summer's gone, the days were long; now the moonlight froze the dawn.  Summer's over, winter's coming.” That's part of “Winter is Coming,” from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels.  It sets the stage for exploring a characteristic feathered feature of the transition from fall to winter.  To start, we drop in on a chattering crowd of eager flyers, who then hear their long-distance flights being announced but no planes are taking off.  If this sounds like a huge airport headache instead of a water event, well, just have a listen for about 35 seconds.SOUNDS and VOICES - ~36 sec – Voice call-outs: “Sora.  Snowy Egret.  Green Heron.  Osprey.  Least Tern.  Piping Plover.  Broad-winged Hawk.”You've been listening to the names and sounds of seven kinds of birds that are known to spend summer in Virginia and then typically migrate out of the Commonwealth for winter.  Fall's arrival means the departure from the Commonwealth of many species of birds—including the first six you just heard—who may nest in spring and summer around Virginia's aquatic areas.  Fall also brings seasonal migrations of land-based birds—including the seventh species you heard, the forest-dwelling Broad-winged Hawk—that travel over watery areas of Virginia, particularly the Chesapeake Bay and the Delmarva Peninsula.  In fact, the concentration of hawks and other migrants along Virginia's Eastern Shore makes it an important and popular location for monitoring bird migration, and the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory maintains a migrant-counting platform in Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County.  Among various programs at the Observatory, Kiptopeke Hawkwatch has been conducted at that location since 1977.  In fall 2021, over 17,000 migrating hawks and other raptors had been recorded as of late October. Thanks to Lang Elliott for permission to use the other bird sounds, from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs, and to several Virginia Tech colleagues for calling out the bird names.  Thanks also to The Steel Wheels for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 20 more seconds of “Winter is Coming.” MUSIC – ~23 sec – Lyrics: “Summer's gone, we're movin' on, can't regret that frozen dawn.  Summer's over, winter's coming.  Summer's over, winter's coming.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 183, 10-14-13. “Winter is Coming,” from the 2015 album “We've Got a Fire,” is copyright by The Steel Wheels, used with permission.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at http://www.thesteelwheels.com/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 292, 11-30-15. The sounds of Sora, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Osprey, Least Tern, Piping Plover, and Broad-winged Hawk were taken from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern Region CD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott, whose work is available online at the “Music of Nature” Web site, http://www.musicofnature.org/.Thanks to Eli Heilker, Sarah Karpanty, Kevin McGuire, and Tony Timpano for recording bird names.  Thanks to Dr. Karpanty also for her help in developing the idea for this episode. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES An observation station for the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory in Kiptopeke State Park, Northampton County, Virginia, October 7, 2007.  The chart listed the birds of prey that had been counted to date during that year's fall migration on Virginia's Eastern Shore. North American migratory bird flyways.  Map by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, accessed online at https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/flyways.php, 11/16/21. SOURCES Used for Audio Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory, online at http://www.cvwo.org/. Alice Jane Lippson and Robert L. Lippson, Life in the Chesapeake Bay-3rdEdition, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., 2006. Chandler S. Robbins et al., A Guide to Field Identification of Birds of North America, St. Martin's Press, New York, N.Y., 2001. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds,” online at http://www.allaboutbirds.org. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Birds of the World,” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home (subscription required).U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, online at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern_shore_of_virginia/. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries):Fish and Wildlife Information Service, online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/.  Entries for the species mentioned in this episode are located online as follows:Broad-winged Hawk: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040089&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943.Green Heron: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040028&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943.Least Tern: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040186&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943.Osprey: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040095&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943.Piping Plover: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040120&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943.Snowy Egret: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040033&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943.Sora: https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040108&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18943. For More Information about Birds in Virginia and Elsewhere Chesapeake Bay Program, “Birds,” online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/all/birds/all. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Merlin Photo ID.”  The application for mobile devices allows users to submit a bird photograph to get identification of the bird. Information is available online at http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, “eBird,” online at https://ebird.org/home.  Here you can find locations of species observations made by contributors, and you can sign up to contribute your own observations. Stan Tekiela, Birds of Virginia Field Guide, Adventure Publications, Inc., Cambridge, Minn., 2002. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org/. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, August 2020,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf.Virginia Society of Ornithology, online at http://www.virginiabirds.org/.  The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of birds in the Commonwealth.Xeno-canto Foundation, online at http://www.xeno-canto.org/.  This site provides bird songs from around the world. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Birds” and “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject categories. Following are links to several other winter-related episodes, including episodes on some birds that reside in Virginia typically only in winter (listed separately).  Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in late 2021 and early 2022; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes. Frost – Episode 597, 10-4-21.Freezing and ice – Episode 403, 1-15-18 (especially for grades K-3).Ice on ponds and lakes – Episode 404, 1-22-18 (especially for grades 4-8).Ice on rivers – Episode 406, 2-5-18 (especially for middle school grades).Polar Plunge®for Special Olympics – Episode 356, 2-20-17.Snow terms – Episode 300, 1-25-16.Snow physics and chemistry – Episode 407, 2-12-18 (especially for high school grades).Snow, sleet, and freezing rain – Episode 461, 2-25-19.Surviving freezing (by animals) – Episode 556, 12-21-20.Winter precipitation and water supplies – Episode 567, 3-8-21.Winter preparedness – Episode 553, 11-30-20.Water thermodynamics – Episode 195, 1-6-14. Bird-related Episodes Audubon Christmas Bird Count – Episode 294, 12-14-15.American Avocet – Episode 543, 9-21-20.Brant (goose) – Episode 502, 12-9-19.Canvasback (duck) – Episode 197, 1-20-14.Common Goldeneye (duck) – Episode 303, 2/15/16.Green-winged Teal (duck) – Episode 398, 12-11-17.Grebes (Horned and Red-necked) – Episode 233, 9-29-14.Loons – Episode 445, 11-5-18.Snow Goose – Episode 507, 1/13/20.Tundra Swan – Episode 554, 12-7-20.Winter birds sampler from the Chesapeake Bay area – Episode 565, 2-22-21. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-4: Living Systems and Processes1.5 – Animals, including humans, have basic life needs that allow them to survive.2.4 – Plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they grow and develop, including life cycles.2.5 – Living things are part of a system.3.4 – Adaptations allow organisms to satisfy life needs and resp

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Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
November 15, 2021 Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 68:32


November 15, 2021 Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the November 15, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION- MINISTER RENNIE SALATA, LEAKSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, EDEN3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4. APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 15, 2021 AGENDA5. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the BoardApproval of Minutes-October 4, 2021 Regular Meeting MinutesB) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- Increase Animal Shelter budget $1 ,000 for grant received from the Humane Society to be used for vet care and care related to housing.2. Approval-Increase Public Health budget $115,000 for Federal awarded to hire Public Health Nurse Health Liaisons for the coordination of Covid 19 screening, testing and vaccine administration efforts for the current FY2021·2022 school year.3. Approval- Increase Public Health budget $8,000 for grant awarded from Dr. Ann F. Wolfe Endowment. Funds will be used to help decrease the number of infant injury and deaths and improper child restraint citations in the County through education and access to child safety seats.4. Approval- Increase Emergency Management budget $1,000 for donation received from Williams Companies to support emergency management operations. 5. Approval- Appropriate $3,267,000 of School Capital Reserve Funds (Restricted Sales Tax Revenue) to school projects approved by the Board of Commissioners at the November 1, 2021 regular meeting.6. Approval- Decrease budget $136,369 to close completed School Capital Projects and release funding back to General Fund or School Capital Reserve Fund (Restricted Sales Tax) for future capital needs.C) Mark McClintock, Tax AdministratorApproval- Tax Collection and Reconciliation Reports for October 2021 including refunds thru November 1, 2021D) Lance Metzler, County Manager1. Approval- Create a new position that is not currently on our pay plan. The position title would be Small Business and Economic Development Coordinator. This would be a pay grade 19. The salary range is $42,578.65 - $55,352.24 . $68,125.84.2. Approval- Update pay plan. The pay plan was adjusted based on results of the 1/3 Study approved on 9/20/2021.E) India Simpson, PTRC Area Agency on AgingApproval- Reappointment to the Rockingham County Planning Committee for Older Adults; terms to expire January 1, 2025: Janice Wilkinson, Deborah WilliamsF) Trey Wright, Public Health DirectorApproval- Revised fee for Nuva Rings at $36.00 for a pack of 3. This price has been reduced for the benefit of our clients.G) Hiram Marziano, Community Development DirectorApproval - Review and approve membership changes to the Technical Review Committee.1. Add the Economic Development Director as a new voting member (according to the standards of the August 2021 UDO).2. Replace the GIS and Fire Marshall/Emergency Services Representatives.H) Captain Jennifer Brown, Sheriffs Office1. Approval - Deputy Franklin Martin is retiring from the Rockingham County Sheriffs Office effective January 1, 2022 with over 20 years of service in law enforcement. He is requesting to purchase his duty weapon for $1.2. Approval- Thomas Curry retired from the Fire Marshal's Office on 10/1/18 as a sworn officer. He was employed with the County for 20 years and has requested to purchase his service weapon for $1.I) John Morris, County AttorneyApproval- All required documents be executed and submitted to approve the National Opioid Settlement on behalf of Rockingham County, NC.6. PUBLIC COMMENT7. PUBLIC HEARINGS:HIRAM MARZIANO, Community Development Directora. Amend the UDO to include options for Indoor Shooting Range facilities to the Table of Uses and high impact use chart in Section 63.01(b).b. Amend the UDO Section 37.01 Zoning Violations to streamline the Enforcement Procedures Across Ordinances.c. Amend the UDO Table 41.05-1 Dimensional Standards to Update Residential Density Averages.KERRY TAYLOR-PINNIX, Deputy Community Development Directord. Public Hearing to consider approval of an appropriation from its general fund in an amount not to exceed $36,000 which will be distributed to Gregory Pallet and Lumber Company LLC following the project parameters.8. PRESENTATION: ROCKINGHAM COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMDonna Nixon, Vice President of Client Relations, Pierce Group Benefits9. PRESENTATION: FY2020-2021 ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORTTom McNeish, CPA, Elliott Davis10. CAPTAIN JENNIFER BROWN & CAPTAIN SHANE BULLINS, SHERIFF'S OFFICEReview and approve - Mental Health pilot programs that will allow for additional behavioral health services in the Jail and in the community to respond with deputies and approve the programs to be implemented.11. LANCE METZLER, COUNTY MANAGERConsider Covid-19 Premium Pay Policy and Costs12. NEW BUSINESS13. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS14. ADJOURN# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
November 8, 2021 Rockingham County Planning Board Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 143:03


November 8, 2021 Rockingham County Planning Board Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the November 8, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Planning Board. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDAI. Call to OrderII. InvocationIII. Adoption of the AgendaIV. Approval of MinutesV. Matters before the Planning BoardReview of Procedures for the Planning Boarda. Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Request #2021-22 Teramore Madison: a request to rezone a parcel of land from Residential Protected (RP) to Neighborhood Commercial-Conditional District (NC-CD). Tax PIN: 7907-00-10-4927, 7274 NC Highway 704 – Madison Township.b. Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Request #2021-23 LGI-Bennett: a request to rezone three parcels from Residential Agricultural (RA) to Residential Mixed (RM). Tax PINS: 7922-04-84-0294, 7922-02-76-7238, Bennett Farm Rd – New Bethel Township; 7922-01-05-0275, Price Farm Rd – Huntsville Township.VI. Matters before the Board of AdjustmentReview of Quasi-Judicial Hearing Proceduresa. Variance Request #2021-24 Lambert: a request for relief from the required 10-foot side yard setback requirements for accessory structures in a residential district, Unified Development Ordinance Article IV, Division 1, Table 41.05-1, p. 99. Tax PIN: 7952-00-40-2999, 190 Bent Willow Way – New Bethel Township.VII. Other Business:a. New Business: Community Development Director Updates.b. Old Business: None.VIII. Adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
November 8, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 142:07


November 8, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the November 8, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Education. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Schools Central Office.AGENDA1. Call to Order1.01 Roll Call2. Announcements2.01 There is no work session scheduled in November2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.2.03 There is a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Eden Chamber of Commerce for the Morehead High School Student Center on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Morehead High School at 134 North Pierce Street, Eden. Mr. Homer Wright, Jr. will be honored at the event for his generous donation making the Student Center happen.3. Moment of Prayer3.01 Pastor Eric Bartel from First Presbyterian Church in Eden will give the prayer4. Pledge of Allegiance4.01 Pledge of Allegiance4.02 Approval of Agenda5. Public Comments / Board Comments5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments5.02 Board Comments6. Closed Session7. Open Session7.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions8. Consent Agenda8.01 Consent Approval - Personnel Consent Items: Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors, SACC, Child Nutrition, Teacher Substitute Lists and Head Start Substitute List for 2020-20218.02 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis8.03 Consent Approval - Budget Amendment for Capital Outlay for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 - Ms. Annie Ellis8.04 Consent Approval - Adoption of Board Policies (first reading) - Dr. Cindy Corcoran8.05 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes October 11 regular board meeting and October 27 Special Called Board Meeting as presented.9. Action Items9.01 Approval - Extended Interim Budget Resolution through December 31, 2021- Ms. Annie Ellis9.02 Approval - School Improvement Plans for the 2021-2022 School Year - Dr. Charles Perkins9.03 Approval - Strategic Plan Approval - Dr. Charles Perkins9.04 Approval - Technology Network Security Renewal with ProLogic (for eSentire and Crowd Strike) - Ms. Kacey Sensenich9.05 Approval - Review Face Masks Policy per Session Law Requirement - Dr. Shotwell9.06 Approval - Recommendation Selection of Design-Build Contractor for HVAC and Related Improvements - Dr. Sonja Parks9.07 Approval - Employee Retention Bonus / Recruitment Bonus / Substitutes Bonus - Dr. Shotwell10. Reports / Discussion Items10.01 Technology Network Evaluation and Updates - Ms. Kacey Sensenich10.02 Draper Property Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with City of Eden - Dr. Shotwell10.03 Board of Education Draft Meeting Schedule for 2022 - Dr. Shotwell10.04 Updated 10-Year Capital Plan - Dr. Sonja Parks10.05 Board Chair Announcements - Ms. Kimberly McMichael, Board Chair11. Adjournment11.01 Motion to adjourn# # #

The Patriotically Correct Radio Show with Stew Peters | #PCRadio
New Jersey STOLEN! Sen Rogers AZ Audit WHAT‘S HAPPENING - Employment for Unvaxxed Freedom Lovers - Organ Harvesting and MORE!

The Patriotically Correct Radio Show with Stew Peters | #PCRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 56:00


THE STEW PETERS SHOW (Nov 4, 2021) One of those winning school board candidates is Matt Cross. He's now a school board member in Rockingham County, Virginia. He'd never run for any kind of office before, but he went out and campaigned relentlessly, focusing on opposing CRT and the transgender indoctrination going on in our schools. Matt Cross joins us. The biggest victims of the this traffic in human flesh are members of the Chinese religious group Falun Gong. Falun Gong is banned in China, its members are imprisoned if they are discovered, and some of them, of course, are getting their bodies strip mined for organs. Mitchell Nicholas Gerber joins us. Red Balloon Consulting is a service tailor-made for the dark moment we live in. Their slogan is "Free to Work" and they mean it. Their purpose is to connect employees with employers who wont foist unconstitutional vaccine mandates on them. Of course, the Left has launched a full-scale deranged attack on them, and we're helping them fight back. Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers joins the Stew Peters Show to discuss the Arizona Audits and her continued fight against the STOLEN 2020 Election . Was Karen Fann's recent announcement of retirement an admission of guilt to the allegations of a "Back Room Deal" She made? Big talk, Deliver Nothing. That might be the slogan of the Arizona GOP and AG Brnovich. State Senator Wendy Rogers hasn't given up on her fight to fix the 2020 election, though. Senator Rogers Joins us! This week's elections in Virginia and New Jersey were more than just referendums on Joe Biden's Presidency, they were new chapters in the ongoing cancer of election fraud. Stew Peters Show investigative journalist Edward Szall delves into the mysterious flipping of votes after midnight, and the actions being taken in Florida to stop cheating in 2022. Get Dr. Zelenko's Anti-Shedding Treatment, NOW AVAILABLE FOR KIDS: www.zStackProtocol.com Go Ad-Free, Get Exclusive Content, Become a Premium user: https://redvoicemedia.com/premium Follow Stew on social media: http://evrl.ink/StewPeters See all of Stew's content at https://StewPeters.TV Watch full episodes here: https://redvoicemedia.net/stew-full-shows Check out Stew's store: http://StewPeters.shop Support our efforts to keep truth alive: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/support-red-voice-media/ Advertise with Red Voice Media: https://redvoicemedia.net/ads

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
November 1, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 35:51


November 1, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the Naovember 1, 2021 On The Road Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at Reidsville City Hall.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION- REV. RENNIE SALATA, LEAKSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, EDEN3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4. APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 1, 2021 AGENDA5. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the Board1. Approval - September 20, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes2. Approval - Rockingham County Board of Commissioners 2022 Meeting ScheduleB) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- Transfer $25,133 of Public Health COVID 19 State Revenue for the purchase of a vehicle that will be used by Public Health nurses who will travel to outside locations (i.e. events or companies) to provide COVID vaccines.2 Approval- Appropriate $2,500 of Federal Forfeiture restricted fund balance to purchase crime prevention materials to pass out at community activities and programs.C) Rodney Stewart, RCEMS Operations SupervisorApproval - EMS Financial Statement September 2021D) Mark McClintock, Tax AdministratorApproval- Tax Refunds thru October 18, 2021E) Christina Peoples, PTRC Area Agency on AgingApproval: Appointment of Kristin Daniels to the Joint Community Advisory Committee; term to expire December 31, 2022.F) India Simpson, PTRC Area Agency on AgingApproval- Reappointment to the Rockingham County Planning Committee for Older Adults;terms to expire January 1, 2025: Pamela Beveridge, Robert Pankey, Norma Jean Corum and Linda GourleyG) Lance Metzler, County ManagerApproval- Appointment of Commissioner Mark Richardson and Keith Duncan as Rockingham County voting board members for the Sandhills Center Board of Directors.6. PUBLIC COMMENT7. RODNEY CATES, EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTORConsider Approval - Lease Agreement by and between Rockingham County and Rockingham County Schools for the use of a UHF antenna and coax cables currently mounted on the County-owned radio Tower, located at the 911 Center and no longer used by any Rockingham County Public Safety entity. The use of the antenna and placement of the UHF radios on the school buses will enhance the safety and security of children on county school buses and be a cost savings to the Rockingham County School System.8. DR. RODNEY SHOTWELL, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENTRequesting $3,267,000 of Restricted Sales Tax for school capital needs9. NEW BUSINESS10. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS11. ADJOURN# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 27, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Special Called Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 5:02


October 27, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Special Called Meeting(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the October 27, 2021 Special Called Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Education. The meeting was held via Zoom Video Conferencing. AGENDA1. Call to Order1.1 Roll Call1.2 Approval of the agenda2. Action Items2.1 Approval – School Calendar Revision to Make November 12, 2021 a Teacher Remote Workday and a Non-Student Day – Dr. Shotwell3. Adjournment3.1 Motion to Adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 19, 2021 Eden City Council Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 58:20


October 19, 2021 Eden City Council Meeting(Eden, NC) - Audio of the October 19, 2021 meeting of the Eden City Council. The meeting was held at Eden City Hall.AGENDA1. Meeting called to order by: Neville Hall, Mayor2. Invocation: Pastors Richard & Andrea Henderson, Real Love Ministries3. Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Todd Harden, Fire Chief4. Proclamations & Recognitions5. Roll Call6. Set Meeting Agenda7. Public Hearings:a. Consideration and adoption of an ordinance annexing property located at 7845 NC 770,Case: A-21-01. Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Community Developmentb. Consideration of a request and adoption of an ordinance for Local Landmark Designation for the “Central Hotel” located at 625 Washington St. Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Community Development8. Requests and Petitions of Citizens9. Unfinished Business:a. Consideration to adopt a resolution to repeal REC-8 Naming of Parks, Recreational Areas & Facilities Policy and delegate to the City Manager the authority to establish procedures for naming city parks and facilities and to Rename Peter Hill Park to Ernestine Hampton Park. Erin Gilley, City Attorney10. New Business:a. Consideration to adopt a fire agreement with Rockingham County. Todd Harden, Fire Chiefb. Consideration to adopt a Memorandum of Understanding for Spray Cotton Mill. Erin Gilley, City Attorneyc. Consideration to adopt a Municipal Services Agreement with the Town of Stoneville. Paul Dishmon, Director of Public Works, and Melinda Ward, Utilities Managerd. Consideration to adopt a Duke Energy Franchise Agreement. Erin Gilley, City Attorney11. Reports from Staff:a. City Manager's Report. Jon Mendenhall, City Managerb. Report on advisory committee proceedings:(1) Strategic Planning Commission. Staff Advisor Cindy Adams(2) Planning organization boards. Staff Advisor Kelly Stultz(3) Parks Commission. Staff Advisor Terry Vernon12. Consent Agenda:a. Approval and adoption of the September 21, 2021 regular meeting minutes. Deanna Hunt, City Clerkb. Adoption of an ordinance to add Article II Noise to Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances. Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Community Developmentc. Approval of appointment to the Tree Board. Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Community Developmentd. Approval of a proposed water main extension by Dan River Water, Inc., to serve Lillard Road. Bev O'Dell, Director of the Division of Design & Constructione. Succession plan in the Utilities Group in the Public Works Department. Jon Mendenhall, City Manager13. Announcements14. Adjournment# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 19, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 25:28


October 19, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the October 19, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Elections. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Board of Elections Office in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. Welcome / Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Invocation – Dr. Thane Barnes Woodbine Baptist Church - Mayodan4. Approval of Agenda5. Approval of Board Minutesa. September 8, 2021 Called Meeting Minutesb. September 21, 2021, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes6. Public Comments7. 2021 Municipal Elections Preparationsa. Trainingb. Equipment/Ballot Setup and Testingc. Mock Electiond. One Stop (Early) Votinge. Election Dayf. Canvass8. Director's Update a. Election Day Compliance Checklistb. Absentee Board Meeting9. Closed SessionTo prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1)) and personnel (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6) (Deputy Director).10. Adjournment# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 18, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 66:40


October 18, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the October 18, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION- MINISTER MIKE MCNAMARA, DRAPER CHRISTIAN CHURCH, EDEN3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4. APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 18, 2021 AGENDA5. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the Board Approval of Minutes- May 24, 2021 Recessed Meeting Budget Work Session Minutes and September 7, 2021 Regular Meeting MinutesB) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- To appropriate $4,988 in reimbursement received from the Rockingham County Schools for the School Revenue Officers who attended the School Safety Summit on August 12, 2021.2. Approval-To appropriate fund balance in the general fund of $4,890 that will be transferred to the E911 Special Revenue Fund to reimburse the Special Revenue Fund for FY2021 E911 costs that were disallowed by the NC 911 Board after their review of the annual report of expendituresC) Mark McClintock, Tax Administrator1. Approval- Tax Collection and Reconciliation Reports for September including refunds thru September 30, 20212. Approval- Request to appoint Ashley W. McCrickard as Deputy Tax CollectorD) Ben Curtis, Register of DeedsApproval - Resolution Authorizing the Rockingham County Register of Deeds to Temporarily Transfer Records to an Off-Site or Out-of-County Location for Reproduction, Repair or PreservationE) Crystal Norman, PTRC Area Agency on AgingRevisions to the Rockingham County Planning Committee for Older Adults By-LawsF) Leigh Cockram, Director of Economic DevelopmentApproval- Resolution approving to submit a formal application with the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Rural Division Building Reuse grant program to benefit "Project Talon" and will invest monies in the amount of 5% or $17,500 for the grant amount of $350,000 awarded toward the proposed renovations as committed to in the application. Match will be split with the City of Reidsville.G) Ronnie Tate, Director of Engineering & Public UtilitiesApproval- Lease between Rockingham County and North Carolina Department of Public Safety.6. PUBLIC COMMENT7. PUBLIC HEARINGa. Public Hearing: Case # 2021-21: Applicant Craig Broadnax - 500 Piney Fork Church Rd, WentworthTownship -Rezoning from Residential Protected (RP) to Residential Agricultural Conditional District (RA-CD)b. UDO Amendment: Amend the RV Temporary Stay During Home Construction Permit Standards to better conform with health and building standards.8. PRESENTATION: ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DIGITAL INCLUSION PLAN Dawn Charaba, Reidsville Area Foundation9. RONNIE TATE, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING & PUBLIC UTILITIES1. Approval- Revised DRBA Contract for Services Agreement for Phase 1: Belews Lake Park Project. Funds will need to be budgeted based upon options chosen for amenities at the Park.2. Approval- Contract for water main extension on Newnam Road for proposed subdivision at this location.10. NEW BUSINESS11. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS12. ADJOURN# # #

Law Enforcement Today Podcast
S5E76: Anti-Law Enforcement and the Southern Border Crisis Impact on Local Communities, Part 1.

Law Enforcement Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:46


Anti-Law Enforcement and the Southern Border Crisis Policies Impact on Local Communities, Part 1. Sheriff Johnson Alamance NC & Sheriff Page of Rockingham NC are our guests in this special episode of the show. Increases in Violent Crime, drug overdoses, plus the recruiting and retention problems for Law Enforcement Agencies caused by Washington DC's Anti-Law Enforcement and Southern Border policies. Special episode of the show coming from F,A.I.R.'s annual Feet 2 The Fire Radio Row event in Washington DC. We are joined by two special guests. Sheriff Terry S. Johnson from Alamance County North Carolina and Sheriff Samuel S. Page from Rockingham North Carolina. Don't miss their perspective and experiences. Never miss out on an episode of the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, AND be automatically entered in all future contests. Simply subscribe for our free email newsletter, never more than 2 issues a week sent out. Click here and scroll down about half way. Follow us on the MeWe social media platform. We are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In the Clubhouse app look for and follow @LetRadioShow. Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer. If you enjoy the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast, please tell a friend or two, or three about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 10/15/21

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 11:17


Virginia's redistricting commission drafts a proposal for redrawing federal Congressional districts; Tax revenues in the Commonwealth soared in September; Charlottesville and Albemarle County prepare to resettle about 250 Afghan refugees; And the race for one school board seat in Rockingham County is a microcosm of the fierce debates over a variety of issues

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 11, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 68:10


October 11, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the October 11, 2021 Rockingham County Board of Education meeting. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Schools Central Office.AGENDA1. Call to Order1.01 Roll Call2. Announcements2.01 The Work Session is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. for Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Central Administrative Offices, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC via live stream.2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC via live stream.3. Moment of Prayer3.01 Rev. Peter Dodge from Reidsville Alliance Church, Reidsville, NC4. Pledge of Allegiance4.01 Pledge of Allegiance4.02 Approval of Agenda5. Public Comments / Board Comments5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments5.02 Board Comments6. Consent Agenda6.01 Consent Approval - Personnel Consent Items: Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors, SACC, Child Nutrition, Teacher Substitute Lists and Head Start Substitute List for 2021-20226.02 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis6.03 Consent Approval - Purchase of Equipment, Materials and Supplies Exceeding $75,000 (Board Policy 6430) - Ms. Annie Ellis6.04 Consent Approval - Adoption of Board Policy - Dr. Cindy Corcoran6.05 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes September 13, 2021 regular board meeting, September 27 Regular Work Session, and August 20, 2021 Emergency Called Meeting Minutes as presented.7. Action Items7.01 Approval - Extended Interim Budget Resolution through November 30, 2021 - Ms. Annie Elllis7.02 Approval - Employee Retention Funding Plan - Dr. Shotwell7.03 Approval - Request for Funds for Installation of Mobile Two-Way Radio Communications System for Rockingham County Schools Transportation Department - Dr. Sonja Parks7.04 Approval - Capital Funding Request for Restricted Sales Tax for RCS Facilities - Dr. Sonja Parks7.05 Approval - Review Face Masks Policy Per Session Law Requirement - Dr. Shotwell7.06 Approval - School Fees - Dr. Charles Perkins8. Reports / Discussion Items8.01 School Improvement Plans for Review for the 2021-2022 School Year - Dr. Charles Perkins8.02 Strategic Plan Update - Dr. Charles Perkins8.03 Board Chair Announcements - Ms. Kimberly McMichael, Board Chair9. Closed Session10. Open Session10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions11. Adjournment11.01 Motion to adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 11, 2021 Rockingham County Planning Board Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 30:16


October 11, 2021 Rockingham County Planning Board Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the October 11, 2021 Rockingham County Planning Board Meeting. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDAI. Call to OrderII. InvocationIII. Adoption of the AgendaIV. Board Members Oath of Office: John Morris, County AttorneyV. Approval of Minutes: July, August and September MeetingsVI. Matters before the Planning Board1. Text Amendments: All with review and comment with recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.a. Article IV, Division 3, Sec. 63.01, p. 241: Revised Shooting Range impact classification to include indoor shooting ranges (no changes to Special Use Permit requirements).b. Article III, Division 7, Sec. 37.01. p. 76: Revised Zoning Violation and Enforcement procedures.c. Article IV, Division 2, Table 41.05-1, p. 99: Revised development density allowances according to zoning district and access to public utilities.VII. Other Business:a. New Business: Revisions to Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Bylaws to include new requirement that four (4) members be residents of the county for at least five (5) years.c. Old Business: None.VIII. Adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
October 4, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:30


October 4, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting(Stoneville, NC) - Audio of the October 4, 2021 On-The-Road Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the Vera Holland Community Center in Stoneville, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION - MINISTER NANCY REDO, SHARON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, STONEVILLE3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY JAY RAMEY4. PROCLAMATION- RECOGNIZING AND COMMEMORATING THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY5. APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 4,2021 AGENDA6. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the Board1. Approval- August 31,2021 Joint Meeting with the Board of Education Minutes2. Approval- Appointment of Commissioner Charlie Hall to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, term to expire June 30, 2023.B) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- Increase Economic Development budget $2,000 for contribution received from City of Eden to go towards an economic impact study.2. Approval- Increase Sheriff Department budget $3,000 for a donation received to be applied towards the purchase of a new K-9.3. Approval- Increase Emergency Management budget $10,000 for the Hazard Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant awarded to cover cost of training exercise. No County match required.4. Approval- Request from Rockingham Community College (RCC) to certify to the State that local County appropriation of $940,000 is available to add the Industrial Technology II Building renovation project. The County funding being appropriated to this project is from the existing Article 46 sales tax that the County has dedicated to RCC for workforce development initiatives. No new County funding is being requested.C) Mark McClintock, Tax AdministratorApproval- Tax Refunds thru September 20, 2021D) Rodney Stewart, RCEMS Operations SupervisorApproval- EMS Financial Statement August 2021E) Trey Wright, Director of Public HealthApproval- Appointment to the Board of Health & Human Services for Commissioner Don Powell to fill the vacated position previously held by Commissioner Reece Pyrtle.10. PUBLIC COMMENT11. NEW BUSINESS12. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS13. ADJOURN# # #

Charlottesville Community Engagement
September 30, 2021: Regional housing group talks budget, grant opportunities, strategic plan; Smith Aquatic Center to reopen in early 2022

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 15:43


On today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out:Fall is here but some days of summer heat may be in the days to come. Either way, tour local energy nonprofit, LEAP, wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round! LEAP offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents, so, if you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!On today’s program:The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership updates its members on grants for eviction prevention and affordable unit constructionPlanning continues for a train station in Christiansburg at the future terminus of Amtrak’s Northeast Regional serviceThe city’s newest indoor pool will remain closed for the rest of the yearSeptember ends with a downward trend away from the COVID surge that’s overtaken Virginia and much of the country. Today the seven-day percent positivity is down to 8.9 today, down from 10.3 on September 1. The seven-day average for new cases has decreased to 2,828. There have been 889 fatalities reported in Virginia since September 1. The Blue Ridge Health District reports another 89 cases today and the seven-day percent positivity has dropped to 6.8 percent. Charlottesville’s Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center will remain closed through the end of the year. Since opening in 2010, the facility has been plagued with ventilation problems and work is finishing up on a renovation project with a $2.2 million cost. “Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy, and inviting aquatic environment for the community and a safe work environment for our staff,” said Deputy City Manager Sam Sanders in a press release that went out on September 27. Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center had been expected to close for repairs in the spring of 2020, but the pandemic shut down all Parks and Recreation facilities. When they began to gradually reopen this year, staffing shortages kept Onesty Pool in Meade Park closed for the entire summer. Smith is now expected to open on January 3. Work continues to build a train station in the New River Valley to be ready when the Amtrak Northeast Regional Service is expanded to that location in 2025. On Monday, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors got a briefing on Monday about progress to form an authority to finance and construct the station. The New River Valley Regional Commission is hoping to create that body by the end of the year. In May, Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation allowing the formation of the authority. The group will work off efforts to bring passenger rail back to Christiansburg, including a ridership study from 2015 that projects a ridership of 40,000 a year. (read the study)According to a presentation to the seven-member Montgomery BOS, the MPO Policy Board for that area has selected a site near the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Now the authority will work to convince localities in the region to chip in to the debt services to cover the cost of the station, estimated to cost $4.25 million. An Italian company that specializes in cured meats will set up its first operation in the United States in Rockingham County, according to an economic development announcement from Governor Ralph Northam. Veronesi Holding S.p.A. expects to provide about 150 jobs over the next four years in the county’s Innovation Village research and technology park. “The company plans to explore the possibility of working with smaller Virginia farms for its American production needs,” reads a press release about a $3.8 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. Veronesi Holding had over €3.1 billion in sales in 2020 and 9,000 employees. The company can get benefits through the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone grant program, and tax credits through the Majority Business Facility Job program. In today’s second Substack-supported public service announcement: The Charlottesville Jazz Society at cvillejazz.org is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and perpetuation of all that  jazz, and there’s no time like now to find a time to get out and watch people love to play. The Charlottesville Jazz Society keeps a running list of what’s coming up at cvillejazz.org. As the newly confirmed executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, one of Christine Jacob’s first jobs will be to secure the financial footing of a regional advisory body created a few years ago to encourage production of more residential units in the region.“Composed of an overarching consortium of housing interests, the Partnership enhances regional coordination and effectiveness to address the housing needs of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District’s region, with a focus on housing production, diversity, accessibility, cost, location, design, and increasing stability for the region’s residents,” reads the website for the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership. One of their products so far is a regional housing plan called Planning for Affordability  which includes strategies for each of the six localities. Charlottesville’s chapter echoes the Affordable Housing Plan adopted by Council in March of this year.(download the regional plan). At the partnership’s meeting on September 22, Jacobs told the partnership’s board members that a sustainable budget is required going forward. The FY22 budget has been reduced from $95,000 to $65,000. (watch the meeting on YouTube)“Originally what we had was that the TJPDC would contribute from its per capital regional fund $25,000 and we would be asking an immediate one-time ask from our local governments but pro-rated per capita,” Jacobs said. “We would be asking of you all partners within the CVRHP to contribute and then also seeking grants and scholarships.” Jacobs said asking local governments for funding out of the budget cycle is unusual so the idea of asking for funding was dropped. “It is assuming that we will run a very lean FY22 year focusing the majority of our energy and staff time on strategic planning,” Jacobs said. However, this is the beginning of the FY23 budget cycle for most localities, so this is a good time to make a request for ongoing funding. Jacobs is aiming for a $72,000 budget for the year that runs July 1, 2022 though June 30, 2023. Staff with the partnership are finalizing their work on implementing a $20,000 planning grant to help prevent or reduce evictions. Ian Baxter is the staff member for the regional housing partnership.“That’s the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot planning grant, it’s kind of a mouthful,” Baxter said. “What we’re doing with now is we’ve contracted services from the UVA Equity Center to create a comprehensive eviction database to sort of determine where evictions are happening and which property companies are evicting the most people or bringing the most judgements or cases.”Baxter said the TJPDC will apply for a follow-up grant to implement some of the recommendations. In the meantime, some of the work involves the city of Charlottesville.“We’re working with the city of Charlottesville who are donating some staff time to do some focus groups with tenants, landlords, and judges here in the region and really thinking about what some of the best practices are in terms of reducing eviction in our region,” Baxter said. Implementation could include stabilization services, rental assistance, financial counseling, or other ways to keep people in the homes they are renting. Another grant the regional housing partnership will administer is direct funding from Virginia Housing for actual construction of units. “We ended up receiving $2 million to develop at least 20 units of affordable housing by June 2023,” Baxter said.  Baxter said the process for how the choices will be made is still being developed and a draft will be circulated by the end of October. There were other updates at the partnership including one from Thomas Haro, the executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. He said that while there are at least some more permanent shelters due to his agency’s use of the Red Carpet Inn in Premier Circle, there are not enough as winter approaches.“We’re trying to figure out how to get additional shelter capacity this winter,” Haro said. “So focusing on that with some community partners and trying to figure out the best way to bring that through.” As the partnership prepares a strategic plan, Haro said he would like to see language to ask developers to consider building units in new developments for homeless individuals. “There are ways to incorporate units specifically designated for people experiencing homelessness, particularly chronic homelessness,” Haro said. “There are ways to make it really sustainable. It works. The data is really supportive if you have supportive services in the picture. But without really specially holding aside those units for people experiencing homeless, it is difficult for people to get into units.”Albemarle Supervisor Diantha McKeel said she sees an opportunity in the strategic plan.“If we could think about how we might better communicate and educate the public about affordable housing and what it really means or what it is,” McKeel said. Jessie Ferguson of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors agreed with McKeel and said it is time to stop demonizing those on government or philanthropic support.“It’s your neighbor, it’s the guy at the grocery store, it’s your police officer, actually,” Ferguson said. ”People don’t realize how personal this is.”Ferguson he hopes Nelson County will allow more residential units to be built by-right.An update on UVA’s housing initiativeThe University of Virginia continues to work toward its goal of working with a private developer to build up to 1,500 affordable units on land that either UVA or the UVA Foundations. The company Northern Urban Real Estate Ventures has been hired to come up with a plan through their community engagement efforts. Colette Sheehy is UVA’s Senior Vice President for Operations and State Government Relations. “We continue to work with our consultant and try to offer some educational videos for the public,” Sheehy said. “There are two of them up on our website currently.”The titles of these videos are Zoning and Matter of Right Development and The Development Process and Financing Overview. There will be more videos in the series and can be seen here.  Sheehy shared one piece of feedback the consultant has received so far from members of the community. “It’s important to them that we consider the economic opportunity that a project like this would offer to the community and therefore try to use local businesses and local contractors to the degree that that’s possible,” Sheehy said.Sheehy said the idea had been to circulate a list of potential sites by the end of September, but they are not quite ready to do so.  More on that in future installments of the show. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 596 (9-27-21): Water and Muscles

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:09).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImageExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-24-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of September 27, 2021.  This episode is part of a series this fall on water connections to the human body and human biology.  This week, we start with some mystery sounds.  Have a listen for about 25 seconds, and see if you know the body system you can hear at work in all of these sounds.  And here's a hint: it'll be a show of strength if you guess this. SOUNDS  - ~23 sec If you guessed the muscular system, you're right!  Walking, dribbling a basketball, lifting weights, and jumping rope all involve some of the over 600 skeletal muscles in the human body.  Skeletal muscles, also called striated or voluntary muscles, are one of three muscle types in the body.  The other two are smooth, or involuntary muscles, found in internal organs; and cardiac muscle in the heart.  Whatever their location or function, muscles have several important connections to water, including the following six. First, water is a major component of muscles, making up over 70 percent of muscle mass. Second, cell volume, that is, the space within cells, is affected by the amount of water that cells contain, or the cells' hydration state.  This is believed to be related to muscle strength and contraction capacity by affecting the shape and function of muscle proteins. Third, water is the medium containing all the dissolved biochemicals that the body needs to function, including those involved in muscular contraction and in nourishing muscle cells. Fourth, water is involved in reactions that release energy from the molecule ATP, and water is associated with the important energy-storage molecule glycogen. Fifth, water helps regulate body temperature, including the heat generated by muscular activity. And sixth, water helps lubricate moveable joints, the structures upon which skeletal muscles act to move parts of the body. Overall, water plays a significant role in muscle strength and function, and muscle, in turn, is an important area of water storage for the body. We close with some music whose title speaks of one of the most common uses of our muscles.  Here's the closing 25 seconds of “Walk This Way For Awhile,” by the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels. MUSIC - ~25 sec – Lyrics: “…you walk this way for awhile; will you walk this way for awhile?  I think you will, I know you still, I hope you will.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The sounds heard in this episode were recorded by Virginia Water Radio in Blacksburg, Va., on September 23, 2021. “Walk This Way for Awhile,” by The Steel Wheels, is from the album “Live at Goose Creek,” recorded October 14, 2010, at Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, Purcellville, Va., and produced by Goose Creek Music; used with permission of The Steel Wheels.  The song is also on The Steel Wheel's 2010 album, “Red Wing.”  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at http://www.thesteelwheels.com/.  More information about Goose Creek Music is available online at http://www.goosecreekmusic.com/.  More information about the Franklin Park Arts Center is available online at http://www.franklinparkartscenter.org/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 286, 10-19-15. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGE Structure of a representative human skeletal muscle.  Illustration from National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Module, “Muscular System/Structure of Skeletal Muscle,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/structure.html. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUMAN MUSCULAR SYSTEM The following information is quoted from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Module, “Muscular System/Introduction” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/. “The muscular system is composed of specialized cells called muscle fibers.  Their predominant function is contractibility.  Muscles, attached to bones or internal organs and blood vessels, are responsible for movement.  Nearly all movement in the body is the result of muscle contraction.  Exceptions to this are the action of cilia, the flagellum on sperm cells, and amoeboid movement of some white blood cells. “The integrated action of joints, bones, and skeletal muscles produces obvious movements such as walking and running.  Skeletal muscles also produce more subtle movements that result in various facial expressions, eye movements, and respiration. “In addition to movement, muscle contraction also fulfills some other important functions in the body, such as posture, joint stability, and heat production.  Posture, such as sitting and standing, is maintained as a result of muscle contraction.  The skeletal muscles are continually making fine adjustments that hold the body in stationary positions.  The tendons of many muscles extend over joints and in this way contribute to joint stability.  This is particularly evident in the knee and shoulder joints, where muscle tendons are a major factor in stabilizing the joint.  Heat production, to maintain body temperature, is an important by-product of muscle metabolism.  Nearly 85 percent of the heat produced in the body is the result of muscle contraction.” SOURCES Used for Audio Ann Baggaley, ed., Human Body, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, New York, N.Y, 2001. Cedric Bryant and Daniel Green, eds., Essentials of Exercise Science, American Council on Exercise, San Diego, Calif., 2017. Michael Houston, Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science, 3rd Edition, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Ill., 2006. Isabel Lorenzo et al., “The Role of Water Homeostasis in Muscle Function and Frailty: A Review,” Nutrients, Vol. 11, No. 8 (August 2019, accessed online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723611/(subscription may be required for access).  National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Modules, “Muscular System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/. Science Direct, “Synovial Fluid: Structure and Function,” excerpted from Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology, 5th Edition, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005; accessed online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/synovial-fluid(subscription may be required for access). Scott Powers and Edward Howley, Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y., 2012.U.S. Geological Survey, “The Water in You: Water and the Human Body, online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. For More Information about Water and the Human Body American Society of Hematology, “Blood Basics,” online at https://www.hematology.org/education/patients/blood-basics. Cleveland [Ohio] Clinic, “Heart & Blood Vessels: How Does Blood Travel Through Your Body,” online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/heart-blood-vessels-blood-flow-body. Cleveland [Ohio] Clinic, “Lymphatic System,” online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/21199-lymphatic-system.Eric Cudler, “Neuroscience for Kids,” online at https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html. Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, Penn., “Blood Vessels,” online at https://www.fi.edu/heart/blood-vessels. Mayo Clinic Health System, “Water: Essential to your body,” online at https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/water-essential-to-your-body. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Facts About Blood and Blood Cells,” online at https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/facts-about-blood-and-blood-cells. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Modules, “Nervous System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/nervous/. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Module, “Skeletal System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/skeletal/.National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine, “Blood, Heart and Circulation,” online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bloodheartandcirculation.html. University of Bristol (England), School of Medical Sciences, “Brain Basics: The Fundamentals of Neuroscience,” online at http://www.bris.ac.uk/synaptic/basics/basics-0.html. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Science” subject category. Another episode related to human exercise is Episode 483, 7-29-19.  It focuses on buoyancy and drag in the water and is designed for middle school and high school students. Following are links to other episodes on connections of water to human biology.  Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in fall 2021; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes.  Episode 195, 1-6-14 – Water thermodynamics.Episode 393, 11-6-17 – Disease: Influenza.Episode 466, 4-1-19 – Water intake and sports.Episode 517, 3-23-20 and Episode 519, 4-6-20 – Disease: Water connections to COVID-19.Episode 592, 8-30-21 – Overview of water's roles in the body.Episode 593, 9-6-21 – Circulatory system connections to water.Episode 594, 9-13-21 – Neurological system connections to water.Episode 595, 9-20-21 – Skeletal system connections to water. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-3 plus 5: Force, Motion, and Energy5.2 – Energy can take many forms.5.3 – There is a relationship between force and energy of moving objects. Grades K-4: Living Systems and Processes4.2 – Plants and animals have structures that distinguish them from one another and play vital roles in their ability to survive. Grade 66.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment. Life ScienceLS.2 – All living things are composed of one or more cells that support life processes, as described by the cell theory.LS.4 – There are chemical processes of energy transfer which are important for life. BiologyBIO.2 – Chemical and biochemical processes are essential for life.BIO.3 – Cells have structure and function. Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels. Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rdgrade.Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade.Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade.Episode 333, 9-12-16

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Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 27, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 135:40


September 27, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the September 27, 2021 Rockingham County Board of Education work session. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Schools Central Office.AGENDA1. Call to Order1.01 Roll Call2. Announcements2.01 The Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.2.02 The October Work Session is scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.3. Approval of Agenda3.01 Approval of Agenda4. Reports / Discussion Items4.01 Old Bethany Bid Tabulation Form - Dr. Sonja Parks4.02 Mobile Two-Way Radio Communications Systems for Rockingham County School Transportation Department - Dr. Sonja Parks4.03 Capital Funding Request for Restricted Sales Tax - Dr. Sonja Parks4.04 COPS Camera Grant Update - Ms. Kacey Sensenich4.05 Attendance Incentive for Teachers - Dr. Ken Scott4.06 Strategic Plan Update - Dr. Charles Perkins4.07 Ward Black Law Presentation on JUUL Lawsuit - Dr. Shotwell4.08 Back Pack Program and Fundraising Efforts - Dr. Cindy Corcoran5. Closed Session6. Open Session6.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions7. Adjournment7.01 Motion to adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 21, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 20:41


September 21, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the September 21, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Elections. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center.AGENDA1. Welcome / Call to Order2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Invocation – Pastor Kevin Duncan Sharon Baptist Church - Reidsville4. Approval of Agenda5. Approval of Board Minutesa. July 20, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutesb. August 17, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes6. Public Comments7. 2021 Municipal Precinct Officials Appointments8. 2021 Municipal Elections Preparationsa. Trainingb. Mock Electionc. Equipment/Ballot Setup and Testingd. One Stop (Early) Votinge. Election Dayf. Canvass9. Director's Updatea. Preliminary 2021 Election Scheduleb. Wellness Check with the North Carolina State Board of Election conducted on Tuesday, September 7, 202110. Closed SessionTo prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1)), attorney/client privilege (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(3), and personnel (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6) (Senior Deputy Director).11. Adjournment# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 20, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 145:22


September 20, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Commissioners Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the September 20, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION- PASTOR CHARLES HOWELL, SPEEDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, REIDSVILLE3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE-ADDISON FARRIS, 4-H MEMBER4. PROCLAMATIONS:a. Proclamation to declare Rockingham County 4-H Week, October 3-9, 2021 in Rockingham County - Morgan Maness, Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Developmentb. Rockingham County Fall Litter Sweep Proclamation - Lance Metzler, County Manager5. RECOGNITION:a. Presentation of the flag in memory of Representative Jerry Carter by House Representatives Kyle Hall and A. Reece Pyrtle, Jr.b. COVID Volunteer Leaders - Lance MetZler, County Managerc. Gem-Dandy Accessories on 100 years of service in Rockingham County Kerry Taylor-Pinnix, Deputy Director Economic Development6. APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 AGENDA7. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the BoardApproval of Minutes-August 16, 2021 Regular MeetingB) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial ServicesApproval- Appropriate $3,619 of available fund balance as a transfer to the E911 Special Revenue Fund to reimburse the fund for FY19-20 costs deemed ineligible by the State 911 Board's review in August 2021.C) Mark McClintock, Tax AdministratorApproval- Tax Collection & Reconciliation Reports for August 2021D) Lance Metzler, County ManagerRequest for Road Addition - Ravensbourne Trace (0.274 miles), Windrush Court (0.118 miles) and Ashbourne Terrace (0.186 miles) in Collybrooke Subdivision, New Bethel TownshipE) Trey Wright, Public Health Directora. Approval- Flu Vaccine (65+ Only) High Dose and the Flu Vaccine 18 years and older to increase both to $72 due to the increase amount allowable by 3rd party insuranceb. Approval - Addition of a new fee for COVID-19 Vaccine Home Administration in the amount of $45F) Ronnie Tate, Director of Engineering & Public Utilitiesa. Approval- Waive landfill tipping fee for disposal of 7 mobile homes as part of a $10,000 grant awarded by NC Department of Environmental Quality-Abandoned Mobile Home Cleanup Grant.b. Approval- Wastewater System Asset Inventory & Asset Inventory & Assessment Program Authorizing Resolution by Governing Body of Applicant.G) Lynn Cochran, Community Development ConsultantApproval- Resolution to Appoint Hiram J. Marziano as a Plat Review Officer for Rockingham County and remove Carrie Spencer as Plat Review Officer for Rockingham CountyH) Felissa Ferrell, DHHS DirectorApproval - Additional federal funding of $42,974 from the Consolidated Appropriations Act for DSS. This is a one-time increase to our LINKS allocation for the supplemental funding to be used for youth/young adults during their transition to adulthood.8. PUBLIC COMMENT9. PUBLIC HEARINGa. Rezoning Request #2021-16, Makson: a request to rezone a parcel of land from Residential Agricultural (RA) to Residential Protected (RP). Tax PIN: 7922-01-47-5474, Newnam Rd - New Bethel Township.b. Rezoning Request #2021-18, Collins: a request to rezone a parcel of land from Residential Protected (RP) to Residential Agricultural (RA). Tax PIN: 8943-00-02-3139, 3622 NC 150 - Williamsburg Township.c. Rezoning Request #2021-19, Wilson: a request to rezone a parcel of land from Residential Agricultural (RA) to Neighborhood Commercial Conditional District (NC-CD) for a Small Engine Repair Shop. Tax PIN: 7050-04-54-3328, 2937 Price Rd - Leaksville Township.d. Rezoning Request #2021-20, C Rakestraw: a request to rezone a parcel of land from Residential Agricultural (RA) to Residential Mixed (RM). Tax PIN: 7926-00-58-6841,685 River Rd - Mayo Township10. DR. KINLAW, PRESIDENT ROCKINGHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGEWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER UPDATE11. MATT REECE, PTRC ASSISTANT DIRECTORPRESENTATION: 1/3 COMPENSATION AND CLASSIFICATION STUDY12. NEW BUSINESS13. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS14. CLOSED SESSIONPursuant to:N.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(1) Approve Closed Session MinutesN.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(5) Instruct Negotiating Agents15. ADJOURN# # #

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
EP #19 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 28:31


EP #18 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office(Wentworth, NC) - Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page hosts episode #19 of The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Podcast.Sheriff Page's guest for Episode #19 is Colonel Alan Farrar, Chief Deputy, Rockingham County Sheriff's Office.The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office highlights the office and Deputies dedicated to providing law enforcement services and maintains the trust and support of Rockingham County Citizens, all while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe.The Sheriff's Spotlight is recorded on location at the Rockingham County Sheriff's office, in Wentworth, North Carolina.Samuel Scott Page was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in 1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day. Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term and is currently a member of the NCSA's Executive Committee.Sheriff Page strives daily to improve the level of training and technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the citizens of Rockingham County.The mission of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the trust and support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.To Learn More about the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, visit: www.rockinghamsheriff.com# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 13, 2021 Rockingham County Planning Board Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 37:30


(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the September 13, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Planning Board. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDAI.Call to OrderII.InvocationIII.Adoption of the AgendaIV.Approval of Minutes: (Pending Final Review for July & August PB Meetings)V.Review of Zoning Map Amendment Procedures for the Planning BoardVI.Matters before the Planning Board • Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Request #2021-21 Makson: a request to rezone a parcel of land from Residential Protected to Residential Agricultural-Conditional District). Tax PIN: 7978-01-15-2958, 500 Piney Fork Rd – Wentworth Township.• Text Amendment: Revisions to the Recreational Vehicle Temporary Stay During Home Construction developmental standards permit – review and comment with recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.VII. Other Business:a. New Business:Election of Officers and Introduction of Hiram Marziano, Community Development Director.b. Old Business:Final preparations to board minutes for July and August will be completed and circulated among board members for review and approval at the regular October meeting.VIII.Adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 13, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 129:40


(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the September 13, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Education. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Schools Central Office.AGENDA1. Call to Order1.01 Roll Call2. Announcements2.01 The work session is scheduled for Monday September 27, 2021 at the Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.2.02 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices at 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.2.03 The Board of Education announces the Teacher of the Year Banquet Ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the Wright Memorial Event Center, 184 Slaydon Road, Eden, NC. The event begins at 6:00 p.m.3. Moment of Prayer3.01 Bishop William Phillips from Fountain of Youth Church, Madison, NC4. Pledge of Allegiance4.01 Pledge of Allegiance4.02 Approval of Agenda5. Public Comments / Board Comments5.01 Public Comments - At this time the board will hear public comments5.02 Board Comments6. Consent Agenda6.01 Consent Approval - Personnel Consent Items: Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors, SACC, Child Nutrition, Teacher Substitute Lists and Head Start Substitute List for 2021-20226.02 Consent Approval - Gifts, Grants and Donations - Ms. Annie Ellis6.03 Consent Approval - Adoption of Board Policies - Dr. Cindy Corcoran6.04 Consent Approval - Meeting Minutes for Board Approval - Open Session Board Minutes August 9, 2021regular board meeting, August 30, 2021 Work Session minutes, and August 31, 2021 Joint Meeting with Commissioners minutes7. Action Items7.01 Approval - North Carolina School Board Association (NCSBA) Raleigh Dingman Award Nominee7.02 Approval - NCSBA Annual Conference Voting Delegates Appointments - (4 delegates are needed and 1 alternate delegate from the Board)7.03 Approval - RFQ to Secure a Design-Build Contractor for HVAC and Related Improvements - Dr. Sonja Parks7.04 Approval - Capital Funding Package for RCS Facilities - Dr. Shotwell / Dr. Parks7.05 Approval - Review Face Masks Policy Per Session Law Requirement - Dr. Shotwell7.06 Approval - Attendance Incentive for Teachers - Dr. Ken Scott8. Reports / Discussion Items8.01 Request for funds for installation of Mobile Two-way Radio Communications System for Rockingham County Schools Transportation Department - Dr. Sonja Parks8.02 Operations and Logistics Report - Dr. Sonja Parks8.03 RCS Cares About Your Safety -- Dr. Stephanie Ellis8.04 T-Mobile Project - Ms. Kacey Sensenich8.05 Board Chair Announcements - Ms. Kimberly McMichael, Board Chair9. Closed Session10. Open Session10.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions11. Adjournment11.01 Motion to adjourn# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
September 7, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners 'On-The-Road' Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 27:45


September 7, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners 'On-The-Road' Meeting(Madison, NC) - Audio of the September 7, 2021 'On-The-Road' Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at Madison Town Hall.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION- DR. RON TUCK, LAWSONVILLE RD. BAPTIST CHURCH, REIDSVILLE3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4. SWEARING IN OF NEWLY APPOINTED ROCKINGHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONER Don Powell by Honorable Judge Christopher Freeman5. FIVE MINUTE RECESS6. APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 7,2021 AGENDA7. RECOGNITION - GEM-DANDY ACCESSORIES FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY8. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the Board1. Approval - August 2,2021 Regular Meeting Minutes2. Approval- Appointment of Pat Simpson to the Jury Commission, term to expire June 30, 2023.B) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- Appropriate $645 of the 4-H Program Reserve Funds to cover the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camper spots2. Approval- Appropriate $24,953 in Special Children Adoption Funds that were received in June 2021.3. Approval- Request to utilize the $17,562 CARES Act funding designed to support child welfare agencies in the prevention, preparation and response to the needs of children and families impacted by the child welfare system and coronavirus pandemic.C) Rodney Stewart, RCEMS Operations SupervisorApproval - EMS Financial Statement July 2021D) Leigh Cockram, Director of Economic DevelopmentResolution approving to submit a formal application with the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Rural Division Building Reuse grant program to benefit "Project Wood" and will invest monies in the amount of 5% or $5,000 for the grant amount of $1 00,000 awarded toward the proposed renovation as committed to in the application.E) Trey Wright, Director of Public Health1. Approval- Reappointment to the Board of Health & Human Services for Dr. Matthew McKinlay, term to expire June 30, 2025.2. Approval- Add fee of $45 for the 3rd dose administration fee of both Pfizer and Moderna.3. Approval- Acceptance of the Dr. Ann Wolfe Mini Grant in the amount of $8,000.F) Lance Metzler, County ManagerConsider approval of new Procedures for Presentations Before the Board of Commissioners policy.9. PUBLIC COMMENT10. NEW BUSINESS11. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS12. ADJOURN# # #

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 593 (9-6-21): Water's at the Heart of Blood

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:19).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-3-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of September 6, 2021.  This revised episode from October 2017 is part of a series this fall of episodes on water connections to the human body and human biology. SOUND - ~3 secHow is a human heartbeat part of a water story?  Have a listen for about 25 seconds to the following mystery sounds, and see if you can guess the heart-and-water connections they represent.  And here's a hint: if you have the energy, you could follow many branches to this solution.SOUNDS - ~21 secYou've been listening to sounds from a platelets donation at the American Red Cross' New River Valley Donor Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.  The sounds—a blood-pressure measurement, a needle stick into an arm vein, and the machine separating blood components and recirculating fluid to the patient—illustrate three connections between the human circulatory system and water.First, the heart provides a force—measured by blood pressure—to keep blood circulating around the body, like the sun's energy powers evaporation and winds that help keep water circulating around the earth.  Second, arm veins are part of an intricately branched system of arteries, veins, and capillaries, resembling a watershed's branching pattern as one travels uphill from ocean to river to headwater streams.   Humans have an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 miles of blood vessels, compared to Virginia's approximately 100,000 miles of rivers and streams.  Finally, blood's components are mostly water: blood plasma is a solution of water and many biochemicals, mixed with water-based red and white blood cells and with platelets.  As a result, blood in the human system has water's physical and chemical properties for transporting materials and regulating heat.Cells and transported substances make blood “thicker” than water, just as the saying goes.  But the water we borrow temporarily from the global water cycle is at the chemical and physical heart of blood and the circulatory system's vital functions.Thanks to staff at the New River Valley Donor Center for participating in this episode, and thanks to Soundbible.com for the heartbeat sound. We close with some music inspired by the action of the human heart.  Here's about 20 seconds of “Heartbeat,” by the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels. MUSIC - ~23 sec –Lyrics - “Feel my heartbeat comin' in next to you; heartbeat, yes you do.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 392, 10-30-17, and Episode 236, 10-20-14. The human heartbeat sound was recorded by Mike Koenig and made available (9/14/09 upload) online at the Soundbible.com Web site, http://soundbible.com/1001-Heartbeat.html, for public use under the Creative Commons license “Attribution 3.0”; for more information on Creative Commons licenses, please see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/; information on the Attribution License specifically is online at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Other sounds heard in this episode were recorded at the American Red Cross New River Donor Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, during an October 19, 2014, platelet donation by Virginia Water Radio host Alan Raflo.  Thanks to the staff at the Donor Center for their help and for allowing the sound recording.  For information about blood and platelet donations, please visit the American Red Cross' “Donating Blood” Web site at http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.

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Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
August 31, 2021 JOINT Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 120:40


August 31, 2021 JOINT Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the Joint Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of County Commissioners and the Rockingham County Board of Education. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Economic Development Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER2. INTRODUCTIONS3. RCC WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM4. SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN / LONG RANGE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS5. SCHOOL BOARD'S PLANS FOR THE ARPA FUNDS6. CLOSING COMMENTS7. ADJOURN# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
August 30, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Work Session

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 80:35


(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the August 30, 2021 Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session. The work session was held at the Rockingham County Schools Central Offices, located on Harrington Highway outside of Eden, NC.AGENDA1. Call to Order1.01 Roll Call2. Announcements2.01 The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Administrative Offices, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.2.02 The next Work Session is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Central Administrative Offices, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden, NC.2.03 The Board of Education announces the Teacher of the Year Banquet Ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the Wright Memorial Event Center, 184 Slaydon Road, Eden, NC. The event begins at 6:00 p.m.2.04 A Joint Meeting with the Board of Education and Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Economic Development Center Conference Room, at 425 Highway NC 65, Reidsville, NC.3. Approval of Agenda3.01 Approval of Agenda4. Reports / Discussion Items4.01 Capital Funds - Roof Renovation Proposal Package - Dr. Shotwell4.02 Reidsville High School Track - Dr. Shotwell4.03 Strategic Plan Update - Dr. Charles Perkins5. Closed Session6. Open Session6.01 Personnel Report - Approval of Personnel Actions7. Adjournment7.01 Motion to adjourn# # #

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
EP #18 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 29:23


(Wentworth, NC) - Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Kevin Suthard hosts episode #18 of The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Podcast.Show Topics Include: Fans for the Elderly Donation Campaign, Back to School Safety (Watch Out for the School Buses), The origins of the Sheriff's Office, Jennifer the Annual Jennifer Short Memorial Ride Updates on Investigation, plus more.The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office highlights the office and Deputies dedicated to providing law enforcement services and maintains the trust and support of Rockingham County Citizens, all while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe.The Sheriff's Spotlight is recorded on location at the Rockingham County Sheriff's office, in Wentworth, North Carolina.Samuel Scott Page was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in 1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day. Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term and is currently a member of the NCSA's Executive Committee.Sheriff Page strives daily to improve the level of training and technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the citizens of Rockingham County.The mission of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the trust and support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.To Learn More about the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, visit: www.rockinghamsheriff.com# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
August 20, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Education Emergency Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 109:02


(Rockingham County, NC) - Audio of the August 20, 2021 10am Emergency Meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Education. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Schools Central Office.AGENDA** There was no prepared agenda for the meeting **# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
August 17, 2021 Rockingham County Board Of Elections Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 47:39


(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the August 17, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Elections. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. Welcome / Call to Order2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Invocation – Pastor Randy Jessup – Ayersville Baptist Church Mayodan4. Approval of Agenda5. Approval of Board Minutesa. March 12, 2021 Special Meeting Minutesb. March 16, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutesc. March 31, 2021 Special Meeting Minutesd. July 20, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes6. Public Comments7. Delegation of Authority and Duties of the Director Of Elections for Rockingham County8. Resolution to Allow Annexed Voters of the City of Reidsville – Southeast Precinct Privileges to Vote in an Adjacent Precinct for Elections for the City of Reidsville – NCGS 163A-10459. 2021 Municipal Election One Stop Plan10. 2021 – 2023 Precinct Officials Appointments11. Attorney for Board of Electionsa. Public Records Request12. Director's Updatea. Preliminary 2021 Election Scheduleb. Numbered Memo 2021-04 – County Canvass13. Closed SessionPursuant to (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(6)) Personnel and to prevent the disclosure of information that is privileged or confidential (NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1)).14. Adjournment# # #

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC
August 16, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting

Politics/News - Rockingham County, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 120:51


August 16, 2021 Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting(Wentworth, NC) - Audio of the August 16, 2021 meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth, NC.AGENDA1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN HALL2. INVOCATION - PASTOR JOE HOUT, ST. JOHN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, EDEN3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE4. APPROVAL OF AUGUST 16, 2021 AGENDA5. CONSENT AGENDA (Consent items as follows will be adopted with a single motion, second and vote, unless a request for removal from the Consent Agenda is heard from a Commissioner)A) Jennifer Woods, Clerk to the BoardApproval of Minutes-- June 21, 2021 and July 19, 2021 Regular MeetingsB) Pat Galloway, Director of Financial Services1. Approval- Increase Library budget $44,825 for a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded. No matching funds required.2. Approval- Amend Cooperative Extension budget $13,497 for program fees received in FY21 in excess of FY21 budget. Program fees are to be used in program in which the fee was earned.3. Approval- Increase Aging, Disability Transportation Service (ADTS) budget $18,831 to true up the County budget with the final FY21-22 grant allocation from PTRC. Increase of HCCBG funding requires an additional $705 of County local match which will be met with available fund balance in general fund.4. Approval- Appropriate $52,782 offund balance available in the Landfill Fund for the purchase of property.5. Approval- Appropriate $50,000 of available fund balance in the Self Insurance Fund (Property & Liability Insurance) to cover increase in premium costs.6. Approval- Adopt CDBG Project BUdget Ordinance for:1. CDBG Economic Development Project- Nestle Purina Building Re-Use$2,000,000 (project budget originally approved by Board on 4/19/21)2. CDBG-CV Coronavirus Funding $900,000(project budget originally approved by Board on 1/19/21) The CDBG Project Budget Ordinance was not available at the time of Board approval of budget appropriation of these grants.C) Mark McClintock, Tax Administrator1. Approval- Tax Refunds thru August 2, 20212. Approval- Tax Collection & Reconciliation Reports July 2021D) Meggan Odell, Senior Director of Transit ServicesConsider adopting the Resolution Authorizing the Filing of Applications with the North Carolina Department of Transportation-Integrated Mobility Division for Grant Years FY2023- FY2027 for Federal Transport Assistance. No County matching funds required.E) Lynn Cochran, Interim Community Development DirectorPlanning Board Appointments/Reappointments, terms to expire September 30, 2023,Resignations/Removals:Regular Member Appointment (1 st Term) - Dylan Moore, Cyndy HayworthRegular Member Reappointment (2nd Term) - Thomas Matt CardwellAlternate Member - James Harris (Completed two terms as regular member)Accept Resignation of Phillip StoneRemove Stacy Southern as alternate member6, PUBLIC COMMENT7. PUBLIC HEARINGa. Continuation of the July 19, 2021 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the comprehensively revised Rockingham County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)b. Rezoning Case # 2021-15, Applicant: Ledonte Bole, 8210 Friendship Church Rd Williamsburg Township - Rezoning from Residential Protected (RP) to Residential Agricultural (RA)8. RONNIE TATE, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING & PUBLIC UTILITIES WITH PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS MARA O'NEIL AND JENNY EDWARDSApproval - Rockingham County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) of matching funding up to $35,000 for a Comprehensive Systemwide Plan for Parks and Recreation for Rockingham County. PRAB is seeking County Funding as a match for potential grants to cover the cost of a comprehensive master plan for parks and recreation across the County.9. WILL STRADER, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION DIRECTORCOOPERATIVE EXTENSION UPDATE10. TREY WRIGHT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR - COVID UPDATE11. TIFFANY HAWORTH, DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION (DRBA)DRBA CONTRACT FOR SERVICES AGREEMENT- BELEWS PARK PROJECT12. NEW BUSINESS13. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS14. ADJOURN# # #

ESPN Harrisonburg
080421 CODY ELLIOTT

ESPN Harrisonburg

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 12:51


Cody Elliott from The Daily News Record talks High School Football in Rockingham County as we countdown to the kickoff of the season.

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 589 (8-9-21): A Musical Tour of Rivers and Watersheds

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021


CLICK HERE to  listen to episode audio (5:22).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Image and Extra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 8-3-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of August 9, 2021.  This revised episode from February 2015 is the last in a series of eight episodes this summer related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~12 sec – Lyrics: “Take me down to the riverside.” This week, that excerpt of “Riverside,” by the Rockingham County- and Harrisonburg, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels, opens an episode giving musical tour of some of Virginia's major river watersheds.  Have a listen for about 90 seconds to parts of six other songs, and see if you can guess the six Virginia watersheds being represented.  Three may be obvious, but the other three may challenge your musical and hydrological knowledge. MUSIC – ~ 94 sec “Shenandoah” by Timothy Seaman – ~18 sec – instrumental. “Sandy Boys” by Sara Grey – ~11 sec – Lyrics: “Do come along, Sandy boys, waitin' for the bug-eye-boo.” “Banks of New River” by Whitetop Mt. Band – ~13 sec – Lyrics: “I'm sitting here on the banks of New River.” “Clinch Mountain Quickstep” by Timothy Seaman – ~14 sec – instrumental. “Rappahannock Running Free” by Bob Gramann – ~10 sec – Lyrics: “I love the Rappahannock and its waters running free; the rapids of this river, that's where I want to be.” “James River Blues” by Old Crow Medicine Show – ~10 sec – Lyrics: “James River blues.” “All Quiet on the Potomac” – ~18 sec – instrumental. You heard parts of “Shenandoah,” performed by Timothy Seaman; “Sandy Boys,” by Sara Grey, referring to the Big Sandy River; “On the Banks of New River,” by Whitetop Mountain Band; “Clinch Mountain Quickstep,” also by Timothy Seaman, selected here for its connection to the Clinch River; “Rappahannock Running Free,” by Bob Gramann; “James River Blues,” by Old Crow Medicine Show; and “All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight,” by Chloe Benner and Stewart Scales. The watersheds of these rivers are part of 14 major watersheds in Virginia, as identified by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.  Wherever you are in the Commonwealth, you're in one of the those watersheds, as well as being—in turn—in one of the larger watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Albemarle Sound in North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexico.  They all deserve to have songs written about them, because they're part of Virginia's varied, complex, and historic system of waterways and landscapes.Thanks to all of the artists mentioned for permission to use this week's music. We close this episode, and Water Radio's summer 2021 series on watersheds and rivers, with about 30 more seconds of The Steel Wheels' “Riverside.” MUSIC – ~29 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 251, 2-2-15. “Riverside,” by The Steel Wheels, is from the album “Live at Goose Creek,” recorded October 10, 2014, at Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, Purcellville, Va., and produced by Goose Creek Productions; used with permission of The Steel Wheels.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at http://www.thesteelwheels.com/. More information about Goose Creek Productions is available online at http://www.goosecreekmusic.com/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 295, 12-21-15.The “Shenandoah” version in this episode's musical tour is by Timothy Seaman and Paulette Murphy, from the start of “Shenandoah/Hazel River” on the 1997 album “Here on this Ridge,” copyright Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission.  More information about Timothy Seaman is available online at https://timothyseaman.com/en/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 447, 11-19-18. “Sandy Boys,” by Sara Grey, is from the 2009 album “Sandy Boys,” copyright by Sara Grey and Fellside Records, used with permission.  More information about Sara Grey is available online at http://www.saragrey.net/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 436, 9-3-18. “On the Banks of New River,” by Whitetop Mountain Band, is from the 2008 album, “Bull Plus 10%,” copyright Whitetop Mountain Band and Arhoolie Records, used with permission.  More information about Whitetop Mountain Band is available online at http://whitetopmountainband.tripod.com/index.html.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 546, 10-12-20. “Clinch Mountain Quickstep,” from the 2002 album “Sycamore Rapids,” is copyright by Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission.  More information about Timothy Seaman is available online at http://timothyseaman.com/en/. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 435, 8-27-18.“Rappahannock Running Free,” by Bob Gramann, is from the 2008 album, “Mostly Live,” copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission.  More information about Bob Gramann is available online at http://www.bobgramann.com/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 304, 2-22-16.“James River Blues,” by Old Crow Medicine Show, is from the 2006 album “Big Iron World,” copyright Nettwork Records, used with permission.  More information about Old Crow Medicine Show is available online at http://www.crowmedicine.com/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 373, 6-19-17. The version of “All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight” heard here was performed by Chloe Benner and Stewart Scales, used with permission.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 318, 5-30-16. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGE AND EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT VIRGINIA'S MAJOR WATERSHEDS Map showing Virginia's major watersheds.  Map from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml. Four large watersheds containing, collectively, all of Virginia's lands are the Chesapeake Bay, Albemarle Sound in North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico.  The watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound are also contained within the Atlantic Ocean watershed.The following table of information about Virginia's 14 major watersheds is from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/wsheds.  (This table was also included in the show notes for Virginia Water Radio Episode 581, 6-14-21.)  WATERSHED AREA IN SQUARE MILES MAJOR TRIBUTARIES Albemarle Sound Coastal 577 Dismal Swamp, North Landing River, Back Bay Atlantic Ocean Coastal 580 Chincoteague Bay, Hog Island Bay Chesapeake Bay Coastal 2,577 Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River Chowan 3,675 Nottaway River, Meherrin River, Blackwater River James 10,236 James River, Appomattox River, Maury River, Jackson River, Rivanna River New 3,068 New River, Little River, Walker Creek Potomac - Shenandoah 5,702 Potomac River, S. Fork Shenandoah River, N. Fork Shenandoah River Rappahannock 2,714 Rappahannock River, Rapidan River, Hazel River

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Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
EP #17 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 28:09


(Wentworth, NC) - Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Kevin Suthard hosts episode #17 of The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Podcast.Show Topics Include: Fans for the Elderly Donation Campaign, Summer Safety, A Look Back At The Recent Dan River Tubing Tragedy, Information On The Double Homicide Investigation on Dan River Church Road, Summer Specific Crime Prevention, Code Red Notifications and How To Sign Up To Receive, and Information on the New Charge known as Death By Distribution. The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office highlights the office and Deputies dedicated to providing law enforcement services and maintains the trust and support of Rockingham County Citizens, all while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe.The Sheriff's Spotlight is recorded on location at the Rockingham County Sheriff's office, in Wentworth, North Carolina.Samuel Scott Page was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in 1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day. Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term and is currently a member of the NCSA's Executive Committee.Sheriff Page strives daily to improve the level of training and technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the citizens of Rockingham County.The mission of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the trust and support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.To Learn More about the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, visit: www.rockinghamsheriff.com# # #

Charlottesville Community Engagement
June 29, 2021: Belmont Bridge construction receives notice to proceed; Regional Housing Partnership 'Planning for Affordability'

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 13:28


In today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out: Help support black-owned business in the Charlottesville area. Check out the Charlottesville Black Business Directory at cvilleblackbiz.com and choose between a variety of goods and services, ranging from beauty supplies, professional services, and e-commerce. Visit cvilleblackbiz.com as soon as you can to get started.On today’s show:Information from the Central Virginia Regional Housing PartnershipCharlottesville schedules an information session on construction of the Belmont Bridge replacementRockingham County gets a grant to study better ways to dispose of animal wasteWant to know what’s going on with the construction of the Belmont Bridge replacement? The city of Charlottesville has scheduled an information session for August 11 for the project, which is officially underway now that the city has issued a Notice to Proceed to Caton Construction Group to begin the work. The city’s contract with Caton Construction Group is for $23.7 million. According to a release sent out this morning by the city, one of the first steps will be construction of a temporary public parking lot on East South Street. The medians on Avon Street and 9th Street will be removed beginning in early August along with utility relocation. The terms of the contract require traffic on the bridge to be open during construction, though there will be temporary closures that will be publicized in advance. Belmont Bridge rendering Speaking of road projects in Charlottesville, one lane on Emmet Street near Ivy Road will remain closed from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday through July 31, 2021. The closure will allow a contractor to relocate a natural gas pipeline from the west side of the street to the east. This work is part of the University of Virginia’s plans for the Emmet/Ivy corridor, which includes construction of a new hotel and conference center and new buildings for the School of Data Science and the Karsh Institute of Democracy. An organization that seeks to ensure an Independence Day Celebration in Charlottesville each year has raised enough funding to proceed this July 4. Celebrate US Charlottesville has raised enough feeds to proceed with an event that will begin atop Carter’s Mountain shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday. The event will also be shown on MeTV and slightly later on Fox27. Sponsors who helped bring the amount over the top include Wendell Wood and Alan Powell/S&N Communications. Any additional proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Governor Ralph Northam has announced the latest recipients of planning grants from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. One of these Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) grants has gone to Rockingham County for their research into equipment that can convert organic waste into soil and a methane bio-gas that could be sold as a commodity. “The $20,000 AFID Planning Grant will be matched with local funds and will explore the financial feasibility of such a facility, available waste streams, potential locations, and ownership structures,” reads the press release. If you’ve been to Potter’s Craft Cider in Albemarle County, their operations at Neve Hall on U.S. 29 were funded in part by a $50,000 AFID grant as part of a $1.56 million investment. The terms of the performance agreement between Albemarle County, the Albemarle Economic Development Authority and Potter’s Craft require the creation and maintenance of at least five new jobs and the purchase of nearly $520,000 in locally grown apples.  The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership is nearly finished with a plan intended to coordinate efforts to increase the number of below-market housing units across the six localities of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. The title of the document is Planning For Affordability: A Regional Approach. (download the draft plan)“We felt that it was important to somehow identify what was particular to the region instead of just rehashing individual action steps that might be in the individual chapters for each locality,” said Anthony Haro, the executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. “And this led to some good conversations about how to track regionally these goals.” The plan is intended to foster collaboration that pools resources and improves communication about housing issues in order to reduce pressure on individual localities to shoulder the burden alone. But Haro said that won’t happen without coordinated implementation.“This naturally led to the question of who is going to track these regional goals and who is responsible for overseeing the region,” Haro said. There’s also an additional chapter for each locality in the region. Each of these will be presented to the governing body in each before being approved by the entire Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. Christine Jacobs, interim director of the TJPDC, outlined what would happen the June 23 meeting and that consideration for approval. “Between this meeting and when it would go before the Planning District Commission, we will be working with individual jurisdictions to get their feedback to present as they direct us to,” Jacobs said. Jacobs noted it was no coincidence that the recommendations for Charlottesville match those in the Affordable Housing Plan adopted by Council such as a commitment to invest $10 million a year in affordable housing.“That is completely intentional to not have a document that is conflicting with or competing with the city’s affordable housing plan as approved,” Jacobs said. The partnership voted to move the plan on to the next step. Then they discussed their budget, which at the moment appears to be short for the next fiscal year. There’s enough money to begin, but they’ll need to find more money. Keith Smith of Fluvanna County is the chair. “Anybody wants to write a $75,000 check, we’ll be more than happy to take it,” Smith said. The partnership did not vote on a budget, but members agreed to return to their organizations and governments to discuss additional funding. Albemarle Supervisor Ned Gallaway is on the partnership’s executive committee and he said he understood the ask might be tricky. “I think everybody agrees though that the partnership is worth it and we want to see it continue, but it can’t be done without the resources,” Gallaway said. Before adjourning, members had the opportunity to let the others know what’s happening in their jurisdiction or at their non-profit. Sunshine Mathon, the executive director of the Piedmont Housing Alliance, said housing nonprofits are still trying to determine how much funding will come out of the American Recovery Plan. That information may not be fully known until later this year. “Everyone remains optimistic that we’re going to see a really powerful surge in funding which is hopefully going to catalyze significant impact, but it’s hard to plan that far out as well,” Mathon said. In a future newsletter we’ll have more from the Cville Plans Together initiative and feedback on the Future Land Use Map. City Councilor Michael Payne said the real work will come when the zoning ordinance is updated. “I think there’s a question of whether as a city government and as a community we’re actually going to put out money where our mouth is and actually make some of those zoning changes that haven’t happened for a while for a variety of reasons,” Payne said.The last rezoning was in 2003, which saw the creation of several mixed-use zones throughout the city, as well as residential districts intended to increase the number of University of Virginia students who could live closer to Grounds. The Future Land Use Map has caused concern from many in Charlottesville, as reported by City Councilor Lloyd Snook. “We are finding that an awful lot of our very good liberal friends are a little bit horrified to learn that we may be proposing to build an apartment building in their back yards,” Snook said. “There are some interesting tensions that are manifesting themselves at the moment.”Snook said the Planning Commission has only looked at a draft report and it has not been approved by either the Commission or the Council. “And there’s lot of arguments to be had so stay tuned,” Snook said. Brandon Collins, an organizer with the Public Housing Association of Residents, acknowledged there is tension with some of the city’s neighborhoods. “Part of this is the leadership in the city hasn’t really gone to those communities and sold the idea of rolling back segregation and really presenting that as a positive to the community,” Collins said. “Honestly, myself and some other advocates aren’t necessarily the people to sell that to those neighborhoods. It needs to be other voices.”Earlier this year, the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority broke ground on the renovation of Crescent Halls, a nine-story building that recently suffered a watermain break on the 7th floor.  Brandon Collins is an organizer with the Public Housing Association of Residents.“We’ve got renovation of Crescent Halls which challenge wise may wind up costing a whole lot more than anybody had even imagined even a few days ago and some of that is related to the supply issues,” Collins said. “Not just the costs but getting supplies in when you need them on your schedule.”Collins also said there have been obstacles in dealing with the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development Services. “We are still having a challenged relationship with the planning department at the city and we’re trying to work on that but it remains a work in progress,” Collins said. Finally from this meeting, and for this installment of the show, Anthony Haro said several agencies have received emergency vouchers to help with homelessness, but many continue to struggle to find places for them to be used. But he did relate this news. “We have an all-time low number of homeless veterans or veterans experiencing homelessness in our area which is really exciting and we’re on the precipice of being able to declare a functional end of homelessness which I really struggling say because it’s a technical term about the number,” Haro said. “But it’s hovering at five to six veterans experiencing homelessness where previously we’ve always hovered around 15 to 20. So that is a pretty significant shift in our system of care.”Haro said the goal is to bring that number to three or lower by September. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 583 (6-28-21): One Blue Ridge Helps Start Many Virginia Rivers

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:41). Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 6-25-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 28, 2021.  This revised episode from April 2014 is part of a series this year of episodes related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~ 10 sec – instrumental - “Big Run Thrives.” This week, musical selections highlight the connections between one famous Virginia ridge and the watersheds of six rivers.  Have a listen for about 45 seconds.MUSIC – ~46 sec – instrumentals – “Big Run Thrives,” ~18 sec; then “Hazel River,” ~28 sec.You've been listening, first, to part of “Big Run Thrives,” and second, to part of “Hazel River,” both by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Va., from the 1997 album “Here on This Ridge,” a celebration of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.  Both tunes were inspired by streams flowing off of Virginia's Blue Ridge.  The part of the Blue Ridge that runs through the middle of the national park from Front Royal south to Waynesboro divides the watersheds of three Virginia rivers.  Throughout the park, mountain streams on the ridge's western slopes—like Big Run in Rockingham County—lead to the Shenandoah River watershed.  On the Blue Ridge's eastern side, streams in the northern part of the park—like Hazel River in Rappahannock County—flow to the Rappahannock River; in the southern part of the park, east-flowing streams are in the James River watershed. Outside of the national park, to the north the Blue Ridge separates the Potomac River watershed from the Shenandoah, a Potomac River tributary.  To the south of the national park, the Blue Ridge is part of the watershed divide between the James River and Roanoke River, and then between the Roanoke and New rivers. Countless other ridges in Virginia aren't as famous as the Blue Ridge, but whether high and obvious or low and indistinct, they all add to the landscape's pattern of waterways flowing through watersheds. Thanks to Timothy Seaman for permission to use parts of “Big Run Thrives” and “Hazel River.”  We close with another musical selection for mountain ridges and rivers, from the Rockingham County and Harrisonburg, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels.  Here's about 35 seconds of “Find Your Mountain.”MUSIC – ~35 sec – Lyrics: “Find your mountain.  Find your river.  Find your mountain.”  Then instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 209, 4-14-14. “Big Run Thrives” and “Hazel River,” from the 1997 album “Here on this Ridge,” are copyright Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission.   More information about Mr. Seaman is available online at http://www.timothyseaman.com/.  Information about the making of that album is available online at https://timothyseaman.com/en/timothys-blog/entry/the-making-of-our-album-here-on-this-ridge.  “Big Run Thrives” was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in in Episode 473. 5-20-19; “Hazel River was used previously in Episode 339, 10-24-16. “Find Your Mountain,” from the 2015 album “Leave Some Things Behind,” is copyright by The Steel Wheels, used with permission.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at http://www.thesteelwheels.com/. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 425, 6-18-18, Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES South Fork Shenandoah River at the U.S. Rt. 211 bridge in Page County, Va., July 22, 2012.  Traveling east on 211 from this point takes you into Shenandoah National Park, across the Blue Ridge, and into the Rappahannock River watershed.The Rappahannock River, looking upstream from U.S. Route 29 at Remington, Va. (Fauquier County), December 27, 2009.  The Hazel River flows into the Rappahannock just a few river miles above this point.View of Floyd County, Va., from the Blue Ridge Parkway, June 1, 2014.  The photo shows the New River watershed; behind the photographer (on the other side of the Parkway) is Patrick County and the Roanoke River watershed. SOURCES Used for Audio College of William and Mary Department of Geology, “The Geology of Virginia—Hydrology,” online at http://geology.blogs.wm.edu/hydrology/. DeLorme Company of Yarmouth, Maine, Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer, 2000. National Park Service, “Shenandoah National Park,” online at http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm.Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, “Local TMDLs,” online at https://www.rrregion.org/program_areas/environmental/local_tmdls.php.  Located at this site are Total Maximum Daily Load on the Upper Rappahannock River, the Hazel River, and other Rappahannock River basin waterways. For More Information about Watersheds and River Basins Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia, “2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report,” online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/.  This report has descriptions of projects in many Virginia watersheds.  The 2017 report is online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/wo/. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “How's My Waterway,” online at https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/hows-my-waterway. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Hydrologic Unit Geography,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/hu; and “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, “Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Resources Plan,” April 2015, available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/water-supply-planning/virginia-water-resources-plan; “Status of Virginia's Water Resources,” October 2020, online (as a PDF) at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2119/637432838113030000; and “Water Quantity,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity. Virginia Places, “The Continental (and Other) Divides,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/divides.html. Virginia Places, “Rivers and Watersheds of Virginia,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/index.html. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, “Divide and Confluence,” by Alan Raflo, pages 8-11 in Virginia Water Central Newsletter, February 2000, online at https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/49316. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  Please see particularly the “Rivers, Streams, and Other Surface Water” subject category. Following are links to some other episodes on watersheds and Virginia rivers.  Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in summer 2021; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes. Big Otter River introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 419, 5-7-18. Big Sandy River watershed introduction – Episode 419, 5-7-18. Bullpasture and Cowpasture rivers introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 469, 4-22-19. Hazel River introduction (Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 339, 10-24-16. Headwater streams – Episode 582, 6-21-21. Jackson River introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 428, 7-9-19. Madison County flooding in 1995 (on Rapidan River, in Rappahannock County watershed) – Episode 272, 6-29-15 Musical tour of rivers and watersheds - Episode 251, 2-2-15. New River introduction – Episode 109, 5-7-12. Ohio River basin introduction – Episode 421, 5-21-18. Ohio River basin connections through watersheds and history – Episode 422, 5-28-18; Passage Creek and Fort Valley introduction (Shenandoah River watershed) – Episode 331 – 8/29/16. River bluffs – Episode 173, 8-5-13. Rappahannock River introduction – Episode 89, 11-21-11. Shenandoah River introduction – Episode 130 – 10/1/12. Smith River and Philpott Reservoir introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 360, 3-20-17. South Fork Holston River introduction (Clinch-Powell/Upper Tennessee River watershed) – Episode 425, 6-18-18. Staunton River introduction (part of the Roanoke River) – Episode 374, 6-26-17. Virginia rivers quiz – Episode 334, 9-19-16. Virginia surface water numbers – Episode 539, 8-24-20. Virginia's Tennessee River tributaries – Episode 420, 5-14-18. Watershed and water cycle terms related to stormwater – Episode 365, 4-24-17. Watersheds introduction – Episode 581, 6-14-21. Water quantity information sources – Episode 546, 10-12-20. Werowocomoco native people's civilization history, centered in the York River watershed – Episode 364, 12-12-16. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post.  Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems 3.7 – There is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Grades K-5: Earth Resources 3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems. 4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources. Grade 6 6.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment. 6.8 – Land and water have roles in watershed systems. Earth Science ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity.

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Farms, Food and You
Why N.C. Farmers Need Good Internet

Farms, Food and You

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 12:56


What challenges do North Carolina farmers face in making the best use of new technology when they lack affordable high-speed internet? And what's being done about it? In this episode of Farms, Food, and You, two farmers and two broadband professionals talk the need for high-speed internet and what's being done to expand access.GuestsBeverly Mooney operates Millstone Creek Orchards in Ramseur with her husband, Nick. The 80-acre farm was started by her father as a retirement occupation. He planted fruit trees and opened the farm to the public for you-pick operations, hayrides and picnics. Today, the farm produces blueberries, blackberries, peaches, grapes, pumpkins and pecans – “a little bit of a lot of things,” as Mooney puts it. It's also a popular agritourism destination. Robert Knight grew up in Rockingham County, the son of a teacher and a lineman for a power company and the grandson of two tobacco farmers. He spent most summers working on his maternal grandfather's farm in Stokes County. After graduating from high school in 2004, he started farming tobacco. The next year, after the tobacco buyout that ended federal quota and price support programs, he turned his attention to grains and timber. Now he's begun to explore agritourism opportunities for his seventh-generation farm.Kenny Sherin serves as both state coordinator of broadband access and education and Randolph County director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension. He grew up on a family farm in fast-growing Union County. Recognizing the development pressures, his father encouraged him to find an off-farm job. Sherin went on to earn a doctorate in rural sociology and community development from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has worked for Extension in both Missouri and South Dakota, and he returned to North Carolina in 2019.Jeff Sural is broadband infrastructure director for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology. He grew up in Greensboro and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School. He spent 15 years in Washington, D.C., in policy and legislative liaison roles. The broadband infrastructure office he leads works to expand and enhance broadband access to all North Carolinians.  

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
EP #16 - Sheriff's Spotlight w/the Rockingham County Sheriffs' Office

Sheriff's Spotlight w/The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 29:10


(Wentworth, NC) - Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Kevin Suthard hosts episode #16 of The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Podcast.Show Topics Include: Fans for the Elderly Donation Campaign, Summer School is in session - Watch Out for those Yellow Buses, Ceck on Elder family and neighbors during these hot days of summer, Businesses reopening from COVID restrictions and Job Opportunities, Community Watch Groups and How to Join, 9-1-1 Hangups and Crime Prevention Tips.The Sheriff's Spotlight with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office highlights the office and Deputies dedicated to providing law enforcement services and maintains the trust and support of Rockingham County Citizens, all while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe.The Sheriff's Spotlight is recorded on location at the Rockingham County Sheriff's office, in Wentworth, North Carolina.Samuel Scott Page was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in 1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day. Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term and is currently a member of the NCSA's Executive Committee.Sheriff Page strives daily to improve the level of training and technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the citizens of Rockingham County.The mission of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the trust and support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.To Learn More about the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, visit: www.rockinghamsheriff.com# # #

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 572 (4-12-21): Warblers Announce Spring Bird Migration

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021


Click to listen to episode (4:26) Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.) Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 4-12-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of April 12, 2021.  This revised episode from April 2013 is part of a series this year of spring-related episodes. MUSIC – ~ 18 sec – Lyrics: “I went outside, the rain fallin’ on the branches bare.   And I smiled, ‘cause I could feel a change in the air.” That’s part of “The Coming Spring,” on Andrew VanNorstand’s 2019 album, “That We Could Find a Way to Be,” featuring Kailyn Wright on vocals.  It opens an episode about the feathered “changes in the air” that take place each spring in Virginia.  We start with a series of mystery sounds.  Have a listen for about 15 seconds, and see if you can guess what’s making these three different high-pitched songs, each heard just once.  And here’s a hint: These small creatures make big journeys, twice a year.SOUNDS  - ~12 sec If you guessed warblers, you’re right!  And if you’re an experienced birder, you may have recognized the songs of a Bay-breasted Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler.  These three species breed in Canada and the northern United States, but they winter in Central and South America, and they’re among the birds that may pass through Virginia during spring or fall migration.  Virginia’s location along the Atlantic coast and Chesapeake Bay allows Commonwealth birders to have a chance to see songbirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey that migrate along the broad, eastern North American route known as the Atlantic Flyway, one of four main migratory routes on this continent.  For example, while about 100 bird species breed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, over 200 species have been identified there, particularly during the spring migration from April to June. The Colorado-based organization Environment for the Americas, which has helped coordinate an annual World Migratory Bird Day, has called bird migration, quote, “one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas.”  Virginia’s part of that spectacle, every spring and fall. Thanks to Lang Elliott for permission to use the three warbler species sounds, from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs.  Thanks also to Andrew VanNorstrand for permission to use part of “The Coming Spring.”  We close with part of another song, whose title captures how many people may feel about spring’s arrival after a long winter.  Here’s about 20 seconds of “At Long Last,” by the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.-based band, The Steel Wheels, from their 2011 album, “Live at Goose Creek.” MUSIC – ~ 22 sec – instrumental SHIP’S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 157, 4-15-13, The sounds of the Bay-breasted Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler were taken from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern Region CD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott.  Lang Elliot’s work is available online at the “Music of Nature” Web site, http://www.musicofnature.org/. “The Coming Spring,” from the 2019 album “That We Could Find a Way to Be,” is copyright by Andrew VanNorstrand, used with permission.  The music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 509, 1-27-20.  More information about Andrew VanNorstrand is available online at https://www.andrewvannorstrand.com/. “At Long Last,” from the 2011 album “Live at Goose Creek,” is copyright by The Steel Wheels, used with permission.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at https://www.thesteelwheels.com/. Click here if you’d like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGESNorth American migratory bird flyways.  Map by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, accessed online at https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/flyways.php, 4/9/21.    Bay-breasted Warbler painting originally published between 1827 and 1838 by John James Audubon in Birds of America (plate 154).  Image made available for public use by the National Audubon Society, online at https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america; specific URL for this image is https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/bay-breasted-warbler. Palm Warbler painting originally published between 1827 and 1838 by John James Audubon in Birds of America (plate 163).  Image made available for public use by the National Audubon Society, online at https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america; specific URL for this image is https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/palm-warbler.Tennessee Warbler painting originally published between 1827 and 1838 by John James Audubon in Birds of America (plate 154).  Image made available for public use by the National Audubon Society, online at https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america; specific URL for this image is https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/tennessee-warbler. SOURCES Used for Audio Chandler S. Robbins et al., A Guide to Field Identification of Birds of North America, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2001. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds,” online at http://www.allaboutbirds.org.The Bay-breasted Warbler entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bay-breasted_Warbler.The Palm Warbler entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Palm_Warbler.The Tennessee Warbler entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tennessee_Warbler. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Birds of the World,” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home(subscription required).The Bay-breasted Warbler entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/babwar/cur/introduction.The Palm Warbler entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/palwar/cur/introduction.The Tennessee Warbler entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/tenwar/cur/introduction. Environment for the Americas, “World Migratory Bird Day,” online at http://www.birdday.org/birdday. Stan Tekiela, Birds of Virginia Field Guide, Adventure Publications, Inc., Cambridge, Minn., 2002. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Great Dismal Swamp National Refuge, “Wildlife and Habitat,” online at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Great_Dismal_Swamp/wildlife_and_habitat/index.html.  The Refuge’s bird brochure, with checklist, is online (as a PDF) at https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_5/NWRS/South_Zone/Great_Dismal_Swamp_Complex/Great_Dismal_Swamp/GDSbirds.pdf. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “Migratory Bird Program,” online at https://www.fws.gov/birds/index.php.  Information on bird migratory flyways is online at https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/flyways.php. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), Fish and Wildlife Information Service,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/.  Warblers are online at this link.The Bay-breasted Warbler entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040324&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18726.The Palm Warbler entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040329&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18726.The Tennessee Warbler entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040309&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18726. ___, “List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, April 2018,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf. For More Information about Birds in Virginia and Elsewhere Chesapeake Bay Program, “Birds,” online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/all/birds/all. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Merlin Photo ID.”  The application for mobile devices allows users to submit a bird photograph to get identification of the bird. Information is available online at http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, “eBird,” online at https://ebird.org/home.  Here you can find locations of species observations made by contributors, and you can sign up to contribute your own observations. National Audubon Society, online at https://www.audubon.org/. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org/.Virginia Society of Ornithology, online at http://www.virginiabirds.org/.  The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of birds in the Commonwealth. Xeno-canto Foundation Web site, online at http://www.xeno-canto.org/.  This site provides bird songs from around the world. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Birds” subject category. Following are links to other spring-themed episodes.  (Please note: some of these may be redone in spring 2021.  As that occurs, the links below will include directions to the blog post for the updated episodes.) Eastern Phoebe – Episode 416, 4-16-18.Frog and Toad Medley – Episode 408, 2-19-18.Spring arrival episode – Episode 569, 3-22-21.Spring forest wildflowers – Episode 212, 5-5-14.Spring Peepers – Episode 570, 3-29-21.Spring reminder about tornado awareness – Episode 568, 3-15-21.Spring signals for fish – Episode 571, 4-5-21.Spring sounds serenades – Episode 206, 3-14-14 and Episode 516, 3-16-20.FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode’s audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.”

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El Conservador Radio Show Podcast
4-10-21 The El Conservador Radio with George Rodriguez

El Conservador Radio Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 52:00


Sheriff Sam Page, Rockingham County, NC. Raul Reyes, conservative border security activist. Chris Hajec, Immigration Reform Law Institute. Mark Morgan, FAIR and former Customs & Border Enforcement Commissioner . See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WMRA Local News
Seeding Habitat For Humanity Homes With Solar Power

WMRA Local News

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 1:30


A Harrisonburg nonprofit called Give Solar has a new partnership with the Central Valley Habitat for Humanity to install solar panels on homes in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 558 (1-4-21): January 13 is Opening Day for the 2021 Virginia General Assembly

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021


Click to listen to episode (4:41) Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesExtra InformationSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.) Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 12-31-20.TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of January 4, 2021. This week is our annual preview of the Virginia General Assembly, which convenes this year on January 13.  We start with some music and a short General Assembly quiz.  Have a listen for about 20 seconds to part of “The Lass of Gowrie,” a traditional tune from the British Isles, which might have entertained General Assembly members in centuries past; it’s performed here by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Virginia.  While you listen, consider this question: what do the numbers 1619, 100, 40, 60, 30, and 46 have to do with the General Assembly? MUSIC – ~18 sec – instrumental. Here are the quiz answers: The first meeting of the Virginia legislature was held in Jamestown in 1619. The current General Assembly consists of 100 members of the House of Delegates and 40 members of the Senate. And the Assembly convenes for a scheduled 60-day “long session” in even-numbered years and a scheduled 30-day “short session” in odd-numbered years.  In practice, the 30-day sessions are usually expanded to 46 days. In each session, thousands of bills and resolutions are proposed.  Usually about 100 to 200 bills relate to water resources, either directly through impacts on aquatic life, water supply, or other water uses; or indirectly through land uses that affect water.  The state budget also affects water, particularly through funding of water-related departments, such as Conservation and Recreation, Environmental Quality, Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Marine Resources Commission.  A new biennial budget is proposed in each even-numbered year session for the upcoming two fiscal years, while amendments to the current budget may be considered every year.Action on measures in the General Assembly involves sub-committees, full committees, and floor debate.  Passed bills go to the governor for approval, veto, or proposed changes.  All along the way, citizens, interest groups, and other stakeholders vie to have a say through information and opinions.  You can join in by following the Assembly’s work and by communicating with your local delegate or senator about issues of concern.  Tools to help you do so are available online at virginiageneralassembly.gov. Thanks to Timothy Seaman for permission to use part of “The Lass of Gowrie.”  We close with some more music, this time by the Harrisonburg- and Rockingham County, Virginia-based band, “The Steel Wheels,” with a song whose title reminds us of what the 140 General Assembly members are called to do every January.  Here’s about 25 seconds of “Get to Work.” MUSIC – ~27 sec – Lyrics: “Wake up in the morning and get work; wake up in the morning and get to work.  Got a lot of work to do; gonna go do it; gotta get to it.” SHIP’S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The version of “The Lass of Gowrie” heard in this episode, from the 1998 album “Celebration of Centuries: Acoustic Instrumental Music for Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown, Virginia,” is copyright Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission.  More information about Mr. Seaman is available online at http://timothyseaman.com/en/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 402, 1-8-18 (General Assembly preview episode for 2018). “Get to Work,” from the 2019 album “Over the Trees,” is copyright by The Steel Wheels, used with permission.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at https://www.thesteelwheels.com/home; at https://www.facebook.com/thesteelwheels/; and in a July 2015 interview with Cory Kuklick for the WHURK Newsletter, online at http://whurk.org/29/the-steel-wheels.  Click here if you’d like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at https://www.newstandardbluegrass.com/. IMAGES Painting of the first meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses in Jamestown in 1619.  Image from the Virginia General Assembly, “About the General Assembly,” online at this link.Old Virginia House of Delegates chamber in the State Capitol in Richmond, January 31, 2018.Virginia House of Delegates floor session at the State Capitol in Richmond, January 31, 2018.Virginia Senate floor session at the State Capitol in Richmond, January 31, 2018.EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLYThe General Assembly’s main Web page, http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/index.php, offers several useful features, including member lists, session calendars, live video of floor sessions, and information on legislative processes.  The Legislative Information System (LIS) Web site, http://lis.virginia.gov/lis.htm, provides lists and summaries of all bills, searchable by topic, member, committee, etc.  Streaming of floor sessions is available at https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/chamber/chamberstream.phpfor the House and http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3for the Senate. Committees are key parts of the General Assembly process.  Legislation about water or about activities that can affect water may be assigned to any of several standing committees, most of which meet weekly during the General Assembly session.  Streaming of House committee meetings is available online at https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/committees/commstream.html; streaming of Senate committee meetings is available online at http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3.  Two committees that receive many (but not all) of the water-related bills are the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee.  Information about all standing committees as of the 2021 session—including membership, meeting times, and legislation being considered—is available online at https://lis.virginia.gov/211/com/COM.HTM. To express an opinion on legislation, citizens are requested to contact their respective delegate of senator.  If you do not know your representatives or their contact information, you can use the online “Who’s My Legislator” service, available at http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/. You can find members’ contact information at these links:House of Delegates, at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php;State Senate, at https://apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/. The Lobbyist-In-A-Box subscriber service also offers free tracking for up to five bills, and it offers tracking of more than five bills for a fee; visit http://lis.virginia.gov/h015.htm.  For assistance, phone Legislative Automated Systems at (804) 786-9631. SOURCES USED FOR AUDIO AND OFFERING MORE INFORMATION Andrew Kuntz and Valerio Pelliccioni, “The Traditional Tune Archive,” online at https://tunearch.org/wiki/TTA.  “The Lass of Gowrie” entry is online at https://tunearch.org/wiki/Lass_o%27_Gowrie_(1). Virginia Division of Legislative Services, “Commissions, Committees, and Councils,” online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html. Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee, “Legislative Budget Process,” online at http://hac.virginia.gov/legislative.htm. Virginia General Assembly main Web site, online at https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/index.php.  See particularly the following specific pages (all hyperlinked): About the General Assembly;Citizen Involvement;Legislative Terms. Virginia Legislative Information System, online at https://lis.virginia.gov/.  For committee information, see https://lis.virginia.gov/211/com/COM.HTM. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, “Virginia Water Legislation,” online at https://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/virginia-water-legislation/.  This site provides access to inventories of water-related bills in the Virginia General Assembly from 1998 through 2019. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Community/Organizations” subject category. Following are links to previous episodes on the Virginia General Assembly. Episode 143, 1-7-13 – annual General Assembly preview. Episode 147, 2-4-13 – on General Assembly committees. Episode 196, 1-13-14 – annual General Assembly preview. Episode 247, 1-5-15 – annual General Assembly preview, with special focus on the state budget. Episode 252, 2-9-15 – annual “voting on water” episode. Episode 297, 1-4-16 – annual General Assembly preview. Episode 302, 2-8-16 – annual “voting on water” episode. Episode 350, 1-9-17 – annual General Assembly preview. Episode 353, 1-30-17 – annual “voting on water” episode. Episode 359, 3-13-17 – on General Assembly subcommittees. Episode 402, 1-8-18 – annual General Assembly preview. Episode 405, 1-29-18 – annual “voting on water” episode. Episode 410, 3-5-18 – on 2018 session legislation on electricity regulation. Episode 454, 1-7-19 – annual General Assembly preview. Episode 460, 2-18-19 – annual “voting on water” episode.Episode 506, 1-6-20 – annual General Assembly preview.Episode 510, 2-3-20 – annual “voting on water” episode.Episode 522, 4-2-/20 – on 2020 session legislation on electricity generation, carbon emissions, and recurrent flooding. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode’s audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-5 – Earth Resources3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems.4.8. – Virginia has important natural resources. Grade 66.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment.Life Science Course LS.9     – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity.Earth Science Course ES.6 – Resource use is complex.ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity.ES.10 – Oceans are complex, dynamic systems subject to long- and short-term variations, including effects of human actions.ES.11 – The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic system subject to long-and short-term variations, including effects of human actions. Biology CourseBIO.8 – Dynamic equilibria exist within populations, communities, and ecosystems, and  natural events and human activities influence local and global ecosystems and may affect the flora and fauna of Virginia. 2015 Social Studies SOLs Virginia Studies Course VS.10 – Knowledge of government, geography, and economics in present-day Virginia. Civics and Economics Course CE.1 – Social studies skills that responsible citizenship requires. CE.7 – Government at the state level. CE.10 – Public policy at local, state, and national levels. World Geography Course WG.18 - Cooperation among political jurisdictions to solve problems and settle disputes. Government Course GOVT.1 – Social studies skills that responsible citizenship requires. GOVT.8 – State and local government organization and powers. GOVT.9 – Public policy at local, state, and national levels. GOVT.15 – Role of government in Va. and U.S. economies, including examining environmental issues and property rights.Virginia’s SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels. Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade.Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12thgrade.Episode 333, 9-12-16 – on dissolved gases, especially dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats, for 5th grade.Episode 403, 1-15-18 – on freezing and ice, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.Episode 404, 1-22-18 – on ice on ponds and lakes, for 4th through 8thgrade.Episode 406, 2-5-18 – on ice on rivers, for middle school.Episode 407, 2-12-18 – on snow chemistry and physics, for high school.Episode 483, 7-29-19 – on buoyancy and drag, for middle school and high school.Episode 524, 5-11-20 – on sounds by water-related animals, for elementary school through high school.Episode 531, 6-29-20 – on various ways that animals get water, for 3rdand 4th grade.Episode 539, 8-24-20 – on basic numbers and facts about Virginia’s water resources, for 4th and 6th grade.