Community News & Notes, Sept. 4, 2013

Here’s some of what we’ve been covering on the air today…

Also in the news…

– A ServSafe food safety class will start Monday in Troy. The Montgomery Cooperative Extension encourages restaurant and meat market workers to take the classes, and more information is available from extension agent Hayley Napier at 910-576-6011.

– Less than a week remains to apply for federal disaster assistance related to storms that moved through the area in mid-June. Residents of Montgomery, Stanly and surrounding counties who were affected by the storms remain eligible for disaster assistance loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), but the deadline to apply for help to repair physical property damage is Mon., Sept. 9. Click here to go directly to the online application for assistance.

– The Pekin Volunteer Fire Department will host a bluegrass festival this weekend. Local bands will play and food will be available at the festival, set for 12 noon to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 at the Thickety Creek ball field off N.C. Hwy. 731, east of Mount Gilead. Donations will be accepted for admission, and all proceeds benefit the Pekin Volunteer Fire Department.

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