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Entries from November 2007

Architect receives green building certification

November 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Tony Chilton, AIA, president of Design Inc., a subsidiary of John S. Clark Company in Mount Airy, has received the LEED Accredited Professional designation. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners […]

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Surry County’s workforce grows to 2007 high

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Surry County’s resident workforce swelled to new high for the year, 35,195, in October, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission announced Wednesday. The number of Surry County residents with jobs also was the largest since June; the total grew from 32,839 in September to 33,087 in October. Although 250 more people found jobs, there was […]

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Downtown Mount Airy will welcome Santa Claus

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

A Christmas Open House in Downtown Mount Airy will begin with Santa’s arrival at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 on Main Street. Santa Claus will be downtown until 4:30 p.m., accepting wish lists and posing for candid photographs with youngsters. The Grace Moravian Brass Band will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. in front of Barney’s […]

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Lowe’s earnings drop 10 percent

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW), the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, this week reported net earnings of $643 million for the quarter ended Nov. 2, 2007, a 10.2 percent decline over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share fell 6.5 percent to $0.43 from $0.46 in the third quarter of 2006. For […]

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Local companies may qualify for incentives, too

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

When people in North Carolina hear about an economic-development incentive, it’s usually in connection with attracting a new business. However, existing industries may qualify for incentives, too. Ron Leitch, an economic development representative for the N.C. Department of Commerce says a qualifying company may earn $12,500 for each job and 7 percent of all investment […]

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Mobys Coffee opens third store in Winston-Salem

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Surry County-based Mobys Coffee has opened its third Winston-Salem store. The new Christian coffee house is at 102 W. Third St. off Liberty Walk. The company in October opened stores in the former Wendy’s restaurant at 619 Deacon Boulevard and at 193 Summit Square Boulevard off Hanes Mill Road. Both feature live Christian bands on […]

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Package carriers UPS, FedEx raising prices

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

UPS (formerly known as United Parcel Service) will increase rates for U.S. ground, air-express and international shipments by an average 4.9 percent, effective Dec. 31. FedEx Corp. will raise its air-shipping rates effective Jan. 7, 2008, by an average of 4.9 percent. The increase will apply to air shipping within the United States and to […]

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Four of Triad’s largest wineries are in Surry County

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Four of the Piedmont Triad region’s 20 largest wineries produce their wines in Surry County, according to an annual industry survey produced by The Business Journal of the Greater Triad. The biggest winery in the 12-county northwest North Carolina region is Shelton Vineyards at 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson, which between September 2006 and September […]

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Tags: Businesses · Wines and vines

Bank of America launches web site for mobile customers

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Bank of America has opened its new “Bank the Way You Live” online banking microsite, http://bankofamerica.com/anywhere, “where in one place, customers with on-the- go lifestyles can learn how to break free of conventional banking and find the freedom and control to manage their personal finances online or via mobile or smart phone.” The site features […]

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Yes! Weekly reveals details of Surry County media war

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

This week’s edition of Yes! Weekly in Greensboro reports the inside story of a media battle between two daily newspapers based in Mount Airy. “Two rival newspapers duke it out in Surry County” by staff writer Amy Kingsley uses court documents to describe the “dastardly plot” conceived by publishers Mike Milligan, then with The Mount […]

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