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City water plants cited for quality

City water plants cited for quality

The availability of good drinking water is an issue around the globe — but not in Mount Airy, where the municipality’s two water-treatment plants continue to soak up honors for producing quality supplies. Both F.G. Doggett Water Plant and S.L. Spencer Water Plant have...
County breaks ground on new jail facility

County breaks ground on new jail facility

While completion of the project is still more than a year away, the long-discussed construction of a new detention center in Surry County took a big step forward Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility. Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt, county board Chairman...

Spencer’s redevelopment pact approved

The proposed transformation of former Spencer’s industrial property into a boutique hotel has moved closer to reality through action by city officials — setting the stage for another upcoming vote committing millions in public funds for the venture. A key move toward...

Wayne Farms parent buying Sanderson, will combine firms

Wayne Farms parent company Continental Grain is part of a joint venture buying the larger Sanderson Farms, with plans to combine Sanderson with Wayne Farms. The new firm will be a privately held company with poultry processing plants and prepared foods plants in North...

First Community Bank earnings up sharply

BLUEFIELD, VA – First Community Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCBC) reported net income for the quarter ending June 30 grew by nearly two-thirds over the same quarter a year ago, and the year-to-date earnings grew even more. The company reported net income of $13.40...