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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
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Schools host open houses

August 20, 2014/Charlotte Evans
  It's back to school time, and this week area schools are holding their open houses, an opportune time for students and families to visit the school, meet teachers and get ready for the new school year that starts on Monday, Aug. 25.
  Middle schools in the area held open houses last night.
  North Forsyth and Reagan High Schools will hold their open houses tonight, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.
  Rural Hall Elementary, along with other elementary schools, will hold its open house on Thursday, Aug. 21 starting at 5:30pm.
  Open houses are great for finding out which supplies will be needed, which bus students will ride, and other school-specific details.

Senior cheerleaders hold yard/bake sale

August 15, 2014/Charlotte Evans
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Town Council extends sympathy

August 15, 2014/Charlotte Evans
  With the town’s flag at half mast, The Rural Hall Town Council opened its meeting with a moment of silence in memory of the late Mayor Pro Tem Herman Denny, who served the community for 13 years.
  A proclamation was given to the Denny family expressing the town’s sincere sympathy while recognizing Denny for his years of service to the community and the town.
In other business:
  Council members adopted a revised flag policy, stating flags will be flown at the Hwy 65/66 intersection upon request of a family member on the day of the funeral for current or former citizens. Also, American flags on town property will be flown half-staff upon the death of a councilmember or staff, current or former.
  Mayor Larry Williams and Town Manager Frank James informed the council that discussions continue with Stokes County Commissioners about the fire department budget. Last month, the commissioners did not approve the Rural Hall Fire Department’s tax rate that increased one-cent in July.
  “We‘re working through some things; it’s just taking some time” James stated.
  The town council recognized Al and Barbara Fredericks for being named as the Garden Spot of the World’s Yard of the Month for August 2014 recipients.


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