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Local Historic Landmark hosts Family Fun Day

May 18, 2015/Charlotte Evans

Rural Hall Family Fun Day celebrates history preservation

May 15, 2015/Charlotte Evans
  Join the Rural Hall Train Depot Museum and the Rural Hall Historical Society for a Rural Hall Family Fun Day at the Depot on Sunday from 3pm until 5pm in celebration of National Historical Preservation month. The event includes tours of the Train Depot Museum and the historical society’s building, a talk with Roy Osborne (a Yadkin Valley Railroad Engineer/Conductor) and the revealing of the results and awards of the art competition from Rural Hall Elementary School students, as well as train cookies from Mrs. Hanes Cookie Factory.
  See historical artifacts from the Rural Hall Train Depot, 8170 Depot Street, which opened in 1888 and view the collection of relics at the Rural Hall Historical Society Building, 145 Bethania Street, which served as the former Town Hall during this free event.

Garden club names Yard of the Month recipients

May 11, 2015/Submitted

Rural Hall Town Manager proposes one-cent tax increase

May 6, 2015/Charlotte Evans
  On Monday, Rural Hall Town Manager Frank James presented the proposed town budget for 2015-2016, which includes a one-cent total tax rate increase, raising the tax rate to 31 cents.
  With the recent event of Westinghouse moving out, James shared the town “took a real hit” and to counteract the loss, the town had to raise the tax rate. The recommended one-cent tax hike will provide 0.9 cent to the fire tax while the town receives 0.1 cent.
  The proposed budget supports numerous capital projects for Public Works, according to James, including the resurfacing of streets and rebuilding the tot lot at Covington Memorial Park.
  The proposed 2015-2016 budget is available for public consideration at Town Hall. A public hearing is scheduled for June 8 at 7pm at Town Hall.
  The council approved revisions to the job descriptions of Accounting Clerk and Town Clerk/Office Supervisor.
  With the recent revision of the former receptionist position, now known as Administrative Assistant and carrying more responsibility as duties were moved around within the office personnel, the revisions will reflect each position’s workload more accurately.
  The town council also approved an agreement with Stokes County to furnish fire and rescue services to Stokes County citizens in the Suburban Fire District and mutual aid to other areas of Stokes County upon request.
  Also approved was the mutual aid agreement with Stokes County.
  Added to the agenda items was a resolution authorizing the mayor and clerk to execute a resolution from the North Carolina Department of Transportation in support for a bond referendum to be placed on the ballot this fall for the development of the northern beltway.

Annual Spring Plant Sale draws crowd

May 3, 2015/Charlotte Evans