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RHABA calls for runners for upcoming 10K

September 15, 2014/Charlotte Evans
2014_10K   The Rural Hall Area Business Association (RHABA) is calling all runners for the Rural Hall 10K, formerly known as the RHABA Flat & Fast 10K which will be held Saturday, October 25 at 8am.
  The charity run, a community-wide event in its eighth year, benefits Rural Hall Elementary School with net proceeds from the race ($5,600 last year) going to the school.
  For the two-hour event, the east-bound lane of Hwy 65 (Bethania-Rural Hall Road) will be reserved for the runners and safety officials will assure runners the right-of-way.
  The Twin City Track Club from Winston Salem, NC will officiate the start/finish line and will post official times on their website after the event.
  The 10K awards trophies to the best three male and the best three female runners overall, as well as gold, silver and bronze medals for the top three males and top three females in each of the ten age groups not receiving a trophy.
  Runners may take advantage of early registration ($30) until Tuesday, October 21 by visiting Walk-up registration is available on the day of the race ($35) beginning at 6:15am at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant.
  This year’s list of sponsors includes Hanes Brands, Inc., Windstream, Nationwide Insurance, Carolina Farm Credit, Arbor Ridge, Piedmont Natural Gas, First Citizens Bank, Community Employee Benefits, Carolon Company, Duke Energy, Waste Management of the Piedmont, Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital, Cook’s Heating and Cooling Inc., Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, Blue Rhino, DAC Products, Ken Garner Manufacturing, K&M Engine Consultants, Disaster Pros, James R. Helsabeck, D.D.S., Stanleyville Pharmacy, Capitol Financial Solutions, Express Employment Professionals, Cannon Wealth Management Services, Fleet Feet, Food Lion, Krispy Kreme, King Porto-Let and In Memory of John Mark Jackson.
  For additional information, visit

Garden club names September's Yard of the Month recipients

September 8, 2014/Submitted

Rural Hall Messenger celebrates fifth year anniversary

September 1, 2014/Charlotte Evans
fifth   Happy Birthday to Us! I can’t believe it, but we are celebrating five years in business. Woohoo!
  We’re thrilled to have reached the five year mark and we’re so lucky to have worked with such diverse, loyal and wonderful audience over these past few years. For the past five years, we’ve worked with basic knowledge and little resources and even fewer financial resources.
  Starting in September 2009 with humble beginnings, Rural Hall Messenger has grown despite the down economy. For the past few years, necessary financial support has been acquired from local businesses.
Webmaster Charlotte Evans stated:
  “I literally started (and maintain) the website working off my desktop from my home office, but would love to expand to include more interactivity with the website and at least two employees. It’s definitely been a challenge to grow the business slowly and smartly in this economy—but it’s been doable!”
  Fortunately, we have had some growing support through the last few years from area businesses, organizations and residents. Acquiring information for the website has been easy enough with folks submitting info and photos for inclusion on the website.
  “I can honestly say that the past five years have not been easy, but they have easily been among the most rewarding years of my career” Evans added.

Rabies, microchip clinic planned

August 30, 2014/Submitted
  A reduced cost Rabies and Microchip Clinic will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 10:30am until 2pm at 1490 Broad Street (in the parking lot adjacent to Washington Dog Park) in Winston-Salem. Pets at least 12 weeks of age may receive a rabies vaccine for $8. Microchips (including registration) are $25. Nail trims will be $8. 1 and 3 year Rabies vaccines will be available. Written proof of prior Rabies vaccination must accompany pet for the 3 year vaccine.
  Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Cardboard carriers may be purchased for $5.
  Spay/Neuter information, as well as low-cost Spay/Neuter vouchers will be available with a cash payment the day of the clinic.
  This event is presented by Humane Solution Spay/Neuter Program.

Community garden offers vibrant aesthetics

August 21, 2014/Charlotte Evans