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FDNY Rescue 4 visits Rural Hall Fire Department

October 30, 2014/Submitted
  Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Rescue 4, one of the rescue trucks that responded to World Trade Center during the 9-11 attacks, is on display through mid-afternoon today at the Rural Hall Fire Department.
  Individuals are welcome and encouraged to visit the Rural Hall Fire Station to see the truck, learn a little about it and purchase merchandise.
  Rescue 4 is one of two fire trucks from 9/11 that tour the nation with the Remembrance Rescue Project, a nonprofit organization created by firefighters using the engines as living history tools to teach about and memorialize the response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
  To learn more about the Remembrance Rescue Project, visit

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Area runners complete Rural Hall 10K

October 25, 2014/Charlotte Evans
  The Rural Hall 10K, the Rural Hall Area Business Association's annual fundraiser benefiting Rural Hall Elementary School attracted 84 runners for this morning's long-distance road running competition.
  The top three male runners include Brian Bramer of Winston-Salem finishing first with a time of 36:20, second place winner Matthew Carson of Winston-Salem (36:24) and Robert Youtz of Lewisville took third place (36:46).
  Betsy Armentrout of Winston-Salem finished first (40:57), Karen P() took second (45:32) and Amber Mize followed in third (49:12) in the top three female runners overall.
  For a complete list of the race results, visit

updated 10:09pm

  According to Rural Hall 10K Race Director Steve Hill, the Rural Hall Area Business Association raised over $5,000 after race expenses with today's race resulting in the group's second largest donation to Rural Hall Elementary School for $5,187.
  "I think all the runners agree that it was our best race ever!" Hill said.

RHABA extends online registration for Rural Hall 10K

October 22, 2014/Charlotte Evans
  Runners…It’s not too late to register online for Saturday’s Rural Hall 10K!
  According to Rural Hall Area Business Association Race Director Steve Hill, online registration at has been extended until 6pm today. Runners may take advantage of the savings offered by pre-registering for the race for only $30.
  Walk-up registrations ($35) will be accepted on the day of the race, Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:15am until 7:45am at Mayflower Restaurant.
  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.

Rural Hall still seeking solution to fire department's budget shortfall

October 16, 2014/Charlotte Evans
  During Monday night’s town council meeting in Rural Hall, Town Manager Frank James updated the council members of his discussions with Stokes County Manager Rick Morris about the Rural Hall Fire Department budget shortfall this year, which was caused by Stokes County’s failure to fully fund their portion of the fire department’s budget.
  James related that Morris and he are “still having very open discussions” about resolving the shortfall and preventing it from happening in the future.
  In its new business, the town council adopted revisions to the town’s personnel policies, according to James. The revisions were of a grammatical nature except for the revision to the town’s daily meal reimbursement policy, which has not been updated in 12 years, James shared. The meal allowance increased $8.85 daily in-state, and $14.50 daily for out-of-state meals.
  Council members adopted committee appointments which included new Councilman Tommy Griggs filling in on the committees that former Mayor Pro Tem Herman Denny served on: personnel, public works and public safety. Mayor Pro Tem John McDermon will fill in on the finance and budget committee in Denny’s place, according to James.
  Mayor Larry Williams announced that the flags will be flown along Hwy 65 and Hwy 66 for Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). The flags will be hung Nov. 10 and taken down on Nov. 12.