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 In the News, October 3, 2016 

Rutherfordton named 2016 N.C. Small Town of the Year. Rutherfordton has been named the 2016 North Carolina Small Town of the Year. A contingent of townspeople and leaders traveled to Raleigh last week to receive the award, presented by the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center.

Experts help save artifacts from flooded Windsor farming museum. When floods damaged artifacts at a farming museum in Windsor last week, a little-known team of state preservationists went to work trying to save history. The state sent six staffers from the Cultural Resources Emergency Response Team, which responds to disasters at historic sites, museums and libraries across the state.

Greensboro Hosts Events Celebrating Community Planning Month. October is National Community Planning Month and to recognize the occasion, Greensboro’s Planning Department has scheduled a series of free community events to celebrate the value and importance of planning. This year’s theme for National Community Planning Month is Civic Engagement.

Wave of cyclist coming through Lexington. Lexington is about to be invaded by up to 1,000 cycling enthusiast who are peddling their way from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina in the “Mountains to Coast” tour. The 18th annual ride begins at the Tate-Evans Park in Banner Elk and goes to Atlantic Beach from Oct. 1 through Oct. 8. Additional overnight stays are planned for the towns of Wilkesboro, Burlington, Sanford, Clinton and Jacksonville.

Zebulon wants expand into Little River watershed. Kenny Waldroup, assistant public utilities director for the City of Raleigh and Wake County Planning, Development and Inspections Director Tim Maloney gave the Zebulon Town Board an overview in August of proposed amendments to the Interlocal Agreement between the county, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. The purpose of the 2008 agreement was to protect the surface water for the location of a future reservoir by regulating the amount and types of development allowed in the Little River watershed.