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Montgomery County Schools hosts town hall meetings to discuss central high school

Montgomery County Schools recently conducted a series of town hall meetings to discuss academics and facility design regarding the county’s new central high school. The meetings were scheduled as follows:

Mon., Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at Mount Gilead Elementary School
Tue., Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at Troy Elementary
Thu., Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at Green Ridge Elementary in Biscoe
Tue., Oct. 25, at Star Elementary
Wed., Oct. 26, at Candor Elementary

The public may click here to participate in an online survey. For more information, call Montgomery County Schools at 910-576-6511.

Voting information for the Nov. 8 general election

One-stop early voting is underway ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. In Montgomery County, early voting is going on now at the Montgomery County Public Library in Troy, Highland Community Center in Mount Gilead, and Biscoe Town Hall, open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, October 29 and November 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Troy – Montgomery County Public Library, W. Main St.
Oct. 20 – 21, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct. 24 – 28, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct. 29, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mount Gilead – Highland Community Center, Hoffman Dr.
Biscoe – Biscoe Town Hall, W. Main St.
Oct. 27 – 28, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct. 29, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Same-day registration is available, and all sites offer accommodations for the disabled to vote without leaving their vehicle. For more information, call the Montgomery County Board of Elections office in Troy at 910-572-2024.

Health Department conducting survey

The Montgomery County Health Department is conducting a survey with the goal of improving health and quality of life in our area. The survey is available at the health department in Troy, and online by clicking here.

Coming up in the area…

STARworks and Central Park NC will host their 2016 Annual Gathering Thu., Oct. 27, from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be dinner, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, and guest speaker Richard Moore, CEO of First Bank. All are invited. Details at and 910-428-9001.

Pekin Volunteer Fire Department will have a turkey shoot Fri., Oct. 28, 7 to 10 p.m. Food will be available, and all are welcome.

The Uwharrie Players will present “Shout”, a musical featuring five female singers making their way through the British pop scene in the 1960s. Shows are Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle. Details at 704-983-1020 and

Healing Hearts Ranch of Mount Gilead will host a live animal petting event Sat., Oct. 29, in the parking lot of PetSense in Albemarle. It will start at 9 a.m., and kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. More details at 910-439-1522.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church will host a Harvest Festival Sat., Oct. 29. A walk for breast cancer will start the event at 9 a.m., followed by the festival at 10 and a gospel sing at 2 p.m. The church is on Hwy. 73 at Pee Dee, and all are invited.

The Montgomery County Public Library in Troy will host a Halloween comic book convention Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with comic characters, graphic artists and other activities. More details at 910-572-1311.

Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site will host a Pumpkin Fest Sat., Oct. 29. Pumpkin carving, food preparation demonstrations and cultural interpretations be part of a daytime program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A guided walk on the nature trail by the light of torches and decorated pumpkins will offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More details at 910-439-6802 and

There will be karaoke Fri., Oct. 28, at Flashbacks from the Ford Place. Travis Frye and Blue Mountain will play bluegrass Sat., Oct. 29, at Mount Gilead Music Barn.

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