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  1. Salem man charged with child porn possessionRead the original story

    Yesterday | UnionLeader.com

    ... collection on a cloud-based drive eventually discovered by police. Mark Dawaliby, who is being held at the Rockingham County jail, is facing eight counts of possession of child pornography for images he allegedly kept on his Microsoft Skydrive ...

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  2. Prep football previews: E. Guilford at W. Alamance highlights schedule of gamesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Burlington Times News

    Eastern Guilford is coming off its first loss since the opening week of the season, while Western Alamance ended a mini slide of two games by beating Rockingham County last week. a Eastern Guilford averaged 39.5 points per game during its six-game winning streak.

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  3. Hundreds Rally For Magistrate Who Quit Rather Than Marry Gay CouplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | On Top Magazine

    More than 500 people on Tuesday rallied in support of a North Carolina magistrate who resigned rather than marry gay and lesbian couples. John Kallam Jr.'s resignation after 12 years as a Rockingham County magistrate is effective October 31st.

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  4. Theft of Copper Pipes May Have Caused N.C. House ExplosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | FireHouse.com

    ... missing copper, that it is believed that a gas line was possibly severed causing a leak in the structure," Rockingham County Fire Marshal Robert Cardwell said. A truck driver wasn't so lucky. A window screen became embedded in his truck's grill as ...

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  5. N.C. GOP leader says he'll seek new anti-gay law next sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Q-Notes

    ... violate their core religious beliefs." Berger's announcement came at a press conference and rally in Rockingham County, where a magistrate resigned last week in protest of same-sex marriages. The magistrate, John G. Kallam, Jr., joined Berger and ...

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  6. N.C. Senate Leader Seeks to Let County Officials Opt Out of Same-Sex MarriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Advocate

    ... not offer same-sex marriage, so they did not expect to be involved in such marriages. John Kallam Jr., the Rockingham County magistrate who resigned last week cited just this factor, writing, "I did not ... take that oath with any understanding that ...

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  7. North Carolina Lawmakers Consider 'License To Discriminate' For State Marriage OfficiantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | ThinkProgress

    ... beliefs and First Amendment rights in order to protect their livelihoods." In his resignation letter, Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam, Jr. said that he believes marrying same-sex couples "would desecrate a holy Institution established by ...

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  8. First Drip (10/22/14): Early voting begins Thursday, Watergate editor died, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Creative Loafing

    ... important. Speaking of political strategy, N.C. Senate President Phil Berger stood beside a magistrate in Rockingham County as John Kallam Jr. told other supporters who had gathered at the local courthouse that he resined his position because ...

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  9. PM report: House catches fire, explodes in Rockingham Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

    RIGHT NOW, INVESTIGATORS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE CAUSE OF A TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION THAT LEVELED A HOME. IT HAPPENED ON HIGHWAY 158 EAST IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY.

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  10. NC Gop fight gay marriage at courthouse stepsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    NC GOP fight gay marriage at courthouse steps The battle over same sex marriage in North Carolina has moved from the courtroom to the courthouse door. Check out this story on WCNC.com: North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger went to the courthouse steps in Rockingham County, north of Greensboro, Tuesday afternoon to stand with a magistrate who quit his job rather than perform same sex marriages.

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  11. Reidsville Home Leveled In Massive Explosion, Fire Marshal Says Copper Theft Is To BlameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    Crews responded to the home on Route 158 around 8:40 p.m. and found it engulfed in flames. The cause? The Rockingham County Fire Marshal said someone trying to steal copper severed a gas line in the process.

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  12. Home explodes, catches fire in ReidsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

    Investigators are looking into the possibility that stolen copper piping led to a house explosion and fire at a Rockingham County home Monday night. The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 158 near Motorcross Trail near Reidsville.

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  13. Copper theft causes explosion at Reidsville homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Burlington Times News

    Rockingham County Fire Marshal Robert Cardwell said someone stole the air conditioning unit from a vacant home located at 1699 U.S. 158 east. A window screen became embedded in the grill of his truck when he passed by the home as it exploded.

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  14. Duke professor finds fracking footprintRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | Burlington Times News

    A prominent Duke University researcher contributed to a recent discovery that makes it easier to say what role the controversial technology of hydraulic fracturing plays in water pollution. Duke geochemist Avner Vengosh worked with other American and French scientists in identifying what they believe is the unique, chemical "fingerprint" left behind by the relatively new process of extracting natural gas from shale.

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  15. Eagles ease past Rockingham Co. in Class 3-A volleyballRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 18 | Burlington Times News

    ... we know what to do, so we just do it." Eastern Alamance's Class 3-A opener in the state playoffs against Rockingham County on Saturday afternoon was no different, as the Eagles worked to a 25-20, 25-18, 25-18 victory. Eastern Alamance (22-3) was ...

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  16. Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Press-Telegram

    ... The memo said state magistrates who refuse to marry same-sex couples are violating their sworn oaths, but Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. said that when he took the oath, he didn't know he'd be required to perform gay marriages. The ... 31 comments

  17. Authorities: Father shot son after disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Burlington Times News

    ... threatening, according to the news release. Bail for Oakes was set at $5,000. He is set to appear in Rockingham County District Court on Oct. 29. SUMMERFIELD - Rockingham County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting his son in ...

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  18. Prep football roundup: Graham rolls up points on JetsRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Burlington Times News

    ... Dudley rolled past visiting Southern Alamance in the All Metro Conference game. a- WESTERN ALAMANCE 28, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 19 : At Wentworth, the visiting Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak by winning the Mid-State 3-A Conference game. Western ...

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  19. Judge: All Alamance County magistrates required to perform same-sex marriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Burlington Times News

    ... enforce the Constitution. At least two magistrates in North Carolina have resigned over the issue, one in Rockingham County and one in Swain County. Earlier this week, Roberson said he wanted to find a compromise in the law out of respect for ...

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  20. North Carolina Magistrate Resigns Over Gay Marriage Mandate: It...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | TheBlaze.com

    John Kallam Jr., who has served in Rockingham County, wrote in a resignation letter addressed to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins that he believes marrying homosexuals "would desecrate a holy Institution established by God Himself." Kallam, who will leave his position effective October 31, also said that it wasn't his understanding when he took the oath of office that he would be forced to marry gays and lesbians, as the Associated Press reported .

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