Community News & Notes, July 31, 2013

Here’s some of what we’re covering today on the air at WMTG…

Montgomery Commissioners to consider $3.5M loan to Wright Foods
Samarkand campus to be used as law enforcement training center
Local Extension Agent departs for Rowan County

Also in today’s news…

– The North Carolina Sale Tax Holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The holiday offers tax-free purchases of certain back-to-school items up to a specific limit in each of several categories.

– Montgomery County Retired School Personnel and Communities in Schools are sponsoring a school supplies collection. A collection box is located inside the Biscoe Wal-Mart, but supplies may be purchased anywhere and donated at the site.

– The Mount Gilead TRUTH Committee will meet Monday night at 7:30 at First United Methodist Church. Group leader Ron Kincaid said “all citizens interested in the welfare of Mount Gilead” are encouraged to attend. In announcing the meeting, Kincaid acknowledged this fall’s municipal elections, but stressed that the TRUTH Committee will continue working for what it sees as “the betterment of the community” and will not be supporting a particular candidate or anyone’s specific agenda.

– Mount Gilead’s observance of the National Night Out will be Tue., Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Dr. McKinnon’s office on N. Main St. Everyone is invited for food and fellowship. The event is sponsored by Mount Gilead Concerned Citizens and Community Watch and the Mount Gilead Police Department. Information is available at 910-439-5111.

– B-SHOC will be in concert Sat., Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at Hamer Creek Baptist Church on Hwy. 109 south of Mount Gilead. There is no admission charge, and everyone is welcome.

– Free health screening will be available Fri., Aug. 2, 9 to 11 a.m., at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy. Tests will include blood pressure and diabetes, and fasting is optional.

– There will be a unity walk in memory of Trayvon Martin this weekend. The walk will start at the Biscoe Town Hall Sat., Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. and continue to the Weavertown Community Center.

– The U.S. Forest Service will host a public discussion about the future of the Flintlock Valley Shooting Range in the Uwharrie National Forest. The conversation will begin at 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3, at the James Garner Center on Burnette St. in Troy. Information is available at 910-576-6391.

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