Hayodan & Quilt Trail on TV Travel Show

Be sure to tune in to watch Rockingham County on North Carolina Weekend, Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. on UNC-TV. The episode will repeat multiple times throughout the weekend and will be available online at: http://www.unctv.org/content/ncweekend

Hayodan sculptures will be on display through November 19 and a map of locations is available at: www.townofmayodan.com.

The Rockingham County Quilt Trail features 27 sites, on permanent display, of quilt blocks created by local artists that adorn the sides of

Country Side Produce and Grille
Country Side Produce and Grille

barns and outbuildings of family farms. It is a self-guided tour, along scenic country roads that spreads throughout all of Rockingham County. Get more information and the map at http://www.visitrockinghamcountync.com/quilttrail.
About North Carolina Weekend Join host Deborah Holt Noel as she shares the best things to see and do across the state each weekend. Wherever you live in North Carolina, chances are that a nearby music festival, craft show, barbecue or street fair is waiting for you on the weekend. Whether it’s 5 or 50 miles away, there’s a myriad of possibilities to make you look forward to your next trip…and that’s what North Carolina Weekend is all about!
This exciting weekly program takes viewers on a journey beyond black and white pictures and boring text descriptions and into the colorful sites and sounds of the story–giving them a firsthand look at what North Carolina has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of bluegrass or jazz, an experienced hiker looking for a new trail to conquer, a family planning their next vacation, or just someone who wants to explore the town next door, this show is for you.

Consideration by Town Council to acquire Washington Mills and other riverfront property

The Town of Mayodan has been approached by the owners of two different properties that are adjacent to the Mayo River.

The owner of the former Washington Mills property has offered the Town a “Quit Claim” deed to the mill property. In addition, the owner of a vacant property  south of the former waste water treatment plant has offered to donate the property to the Town.

The video below describes these properties in more detail.

2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

We are pleased to present to the citizens of Mayodan and Stoneville, this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water is treated at the Mayodan Water Treatment Facility, which is surface water taken from the Mayo River. This report shows our water quality and what it means.

Please follow the link below to the Town of Mayodan’s 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the Mayodan Water Treatment Plant.

2015 combined drinking water report

Greetings from Hayodan!

Its hay-ppening again this year, the Downtown Mayodan Merchant Association and the Town of Mayodan are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Mayodan Hay Bale Sculpture Festival – October 1st through November 19th. This year we are expanding to include a 2-day What The Hay! Street Festival October 7th & 8th and a “Running of the Bales” 5K run in early November.

The Advisory Committee invites you to use your creative design skills to transform hay bales into art of your choosing. This is a fun, creative way open to businesses, associations, non-profits, and anyone who wants to show off their creativity to the community and visitors. There are no design rules except all sculptures and names must be appropriate for all-ages. Humor, especially tongue-in-cheek, is appreciated and encouraged. Find the application here.

To see some of last year’s entries follow this link… or go to our FaceBook Page and look for the 2015 or 2014 photo albums.

Click here for a What the Hay! Fest vendor form.

More information coming on the Running of the Bales 

WE INVITE YOU TO START MAKING HAY…
INTO ART!

 

United States Flags at Half-Staff

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2016
Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 12, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

Piedmont Land Conservancy acquires major parcel along Mayo River

July 7, 2016

For Immediate Release:

Piedmont Land Conservancy acquires major parcel along Mayo River

  • Conservancy acquires 354 acres contiguous with Mayo River State Park lands
  • Funding provided by Duke Energy to address recreational and ecosystem impacts in the Dan River watershed
  • Acquisition paves way to improve access for canoes, kayaks, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts

Piedmont Land Conservancy has acquired 354 acres of forestland along the Mayo River in northwest Rockingham County to improve access for outdoor enthusiasts.

The acquisition represents one of the largest the non-profit has completed in its 26-year history. The funding comes from Duke Energy and will expand public access to the river near the Mayo River State Park, a 2,187-acre site near Mayodan.

Duke Energy provided $1.1 million to help Piedmont Land Conservancy acquire the land as a potential early restoration project to address recreational and ecosystem impacts in the Dan River watershed following the coal ash spill two years ago near Eden as part of a cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration.

“Duke Energy is committed to the long-term protection of the Dan River and the ecosystems it supports,” said Davis Montgomery, Duke Energy district manager for the Dan River basin. “Protecting these natural treasures is important to ensuring these resources can be enjoyed today and for years to come.”

Beyond the conservation benefits, the land acquired holds an interesting history to the region.

Pieced together in the 1950s and 1960s, the acreage being acquired originally comprised 22 different parcels along the Mayo River.  Two local businessmen acquired the properties because they wanted to dam the river and sell water to Greensboro, a fast-growing city 30 miles south.

That never happened. Greensboro built the Randleman Reservoir and eased the need for an additional water supply.

“In 2015, PLC celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary, and this property is one that we’ve hoped to acquire from the very beginning,” says Kevin Redding, the Conservancy’s executive director.  “Given the property’s fascinating history, and the miles of river frontage along the Mayo, this acquisition will provide a major boost to the growing recreational opportunities available at the Mayo River State Park.”

For the past several decades, the property has been tied up in a complicated series of estates, trusts and other legal proceedings.

But the Conservancy waited patiently, working with the landowners because the non-profit saw what this land acquisition meant to the region – preserving Rockingham County’s natural beauty for future generations to enjoy.

The land acquisition will now allow more access for canoes, kayaks, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts.

“PLC is in the business of forever,” adds Redding.  “Sometimes it takes almost that long to protect one of the Piedmont’s most important natural resources like this property.”

Piedmont Land Conservancy has now conserved over 200 special places, totaling more than 22,500 acres.

Mayo River Property Locator Map

Blow Molded Solutions Announces Expansion in Mayodan

Rockingham County, NC (June 20th, 2016)—The Town of Mayodan and the Rockingham County Center for Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism is pleased to announce that Blow Molded Solutions (www.blowmoldedsolutions.com), a blow molded plastics manufacturer, is expanding.

The company expects to create 44 new jobs and invest $2.4 million over the next five years. Blow Molded Solutions is adding 20,000-square-feet to its current building, which will double its manufacturing facility and create room to add more blow molding equipment. The new space will be filled starting with a 50 pound Davis Standard Blow Molding machine and a twin 20 pound Davis Standard blow molding machine.

“We are excited about the expansion of Blow Molded Solutions and look forward to the opportunities the company will be providing the local workforce. Blow Molded Solutions has been a valued member of the Mayodan business community and we appreciate their commitment to Rockingham County,” said Mayodan Mayor Jeffrey Bullins.

“The expansion of Blow Molded Solutions is a great business retention for Rockingham County. We would love to see more entrepreneurial companies just like this startup and grow here. My fellow commissioners and I appreciate the company’s commitment to Mayodan and Rockingham County.” said Craig Travis, chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.

“Blow Molded Solutions’ expansion is another great announcement that shows how our existing industries are doing very well in Rockingham County,” said Jan Critz, director of the Rockingham County Center for Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism. “We are thrilled to see a local entrepreneur thriving and continuing to invest in our community.”

This homegrown plastics company opened in 2010 in Mayodan and currently provides large blow molded parts for the recreation, consumer, industrial, and large truck markets.

Mayodan Named “Playful City” 2 years in A row!

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT:
Frederick Thompson, Director-M-M Recreation Commission, ft@m-mrec.org, 336-548-2789

Mayodan and Madison, NC Recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Communities; 257 communities exhibiting Playability to be recognized as part of 2016 Playful City USA Program

Mayodan, NC-May 18, 2016 – Mayodan and Madison are being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the second time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.

“The town of Mayodan endorses healthy, active play and will strive to ensure that all children get the balance of active play they require to become healthy and successful adults”, Jeffrey Bullins, Mayor of Mayodan,
NC. “Play is a critical component of childhood well-being and achievement, community health and economic vitality”, added David Myers, Mayor of Madison, NC.

Communities across the country are creating innovative ways to bring back play and attract residents through family friendly activities. Interactive sidewalk art, designated play spaces on trails and the transformation of schoolyards into active play areas are just a few examples of how cities are becoming more playful.

“We are thrilled to recognize these communities that have invested their time and efforts to put kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “Balanced and active play is crucial to the well-being of kids and the communities that they thrive in. By integrating play into cities, the leaders of Playful Cities USA are working to attract and retain the thousands of families that want homes in close proximity to safe places to play.”

To learn more about these cities, see the full list of the 257 communities named 2016 Playful City USA honorees, or to gather more information on the Playful City USA program, visit www.playfulcityusa.org. We also encourage you to take part in the conversation on #playability with these thought leaders on Twitter and Facebook.

NCDOT Update on I-73

Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting with representatives from NCDOT to update the community on the development of Interstate I-73 through Rockingham County.  Find out what the current construction schedule is, when work will be complete, and answers to your questions!

For more information click here.

Town pride is everywhere

The Town has new banners featuring our new logo! Tell your friends on Facebook and invite them to visit and enjoy the “Real, Natural, Fun” features of Mayodan, year round. The Town has new banners featuring our new logo! Tell your friends on Facebook and invite them to visit and enjoy the “Real, Natural, Fun” features of Mayodan, year round. The Town has new banners featuring our new logo! Tell your friends on Facebook and invite them to visit and enjoy the “Real, Natural, Fun” features of Mayodan, year round.