The N.C. Dental Society Foundation Endowment is helping a local organization fulfill its mission to restore smiles in Rockingham County. The foundation recently awarded $5,000 to Care Connect, an organization designed to serve uninsured residents of Rockingham County.

Care Connect provides primary, specialty, dental and pharmacy services to uninsured county residents 18 or older who meet its specified income requirements. The program is designed to include a treatment plan and dentures for patients in need.

For information, visit

Madison church plans special bible school

First Baptist Church at 110 Franklin St. in Madison is pairing up with its Special Needs Friends and Families Activity Group to host a Vacation Bible School this summer with the theme “Disability Awareness.”

The school is scheduled to be held from noon to 4 p.m. July 13-17. It is open to children and adults of all abilities. Lunch will be provided.

Participants will play games, learn Bible stories with a focus on disabilities and overcoming adversities, play games, enjoy music and crafts and more.

To register, call or text Teresa Julian at 336-257-0580 or email julianteresa1

Animal shelter open, but with reduced hours

The Rockingham County Animal Shelter is open with limited hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Animal control officers will continue to respond to animal welfare and public safety calls. Certain services such as owner surrenders and reclaiming lost pets will be offered curbside only.

The shelter is still open for adoptions at this time but only one person may enter the building at a time while looking for a pet.

For information, call 336-394-0075.

Education foundation closes office to public

Rockingham County Education Foundation is closed to the public until at least April 1.

Staff members are working from home and would welcome community input.

Call 336-552-0761, or send email jenny@help or lori@helprockingham

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