Community News & Notes, Aug. 2, 2013

Here’s some of what we’re talking about today on WMTG…

N.C. sales tax holiday underway
“Operation Inasmuch” seeks project ideas, volunteers
Morrow Mountain State Park to reopen Aug. 5, free activities to be offered

Also in today’s news…

– The Town of Wadesboro will host the August installment of its “Summer Jam” concert series this evening. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m., with headlining band Brandon Kirkley and the Firecrackers on stage from 7 to 10 p.m. Organizers invite the public to bring chairs and blankets to the event, on Rutherford St. in Wadesboro.

– The 58th annual Farmers Day Festival continues in Robbins. Music, competitions and an antique tractor show are part of the event, which runs through Saturday in downtown Robbins. Information at

– Tomorrow morning, there is a unity walk to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin. The walk will start at Biscoe Town Hall at 10 a.m. and continue to the Weavertown Community Center.

– Also tomorrow morning, the U.S. Forest Service will host a public discussion on the future of the Flintlock Valley Shooting Range in the Uwharrie National Forest. That conversation will start at 11 a.m. at the James Garner Center on Burnette St. in Troy.

– The McFarland Road bluegrass band will play tomorrow night at the Mount Gilead Music Barn. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

– Also tomorrow, Hamer Creek Baptist Church will host Christian musician B-SHOC. His concert will start at 7 p.m. at the church on Hwy. 109 south of Mount Gilead.

– The Montgomery County Public Library’s summer kids series will be in Mount Gilead Monday morning. A program on the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve will start Monday at 10 a.m. at Mount Gilead Elementary School, and all kids are welcome.

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