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Mill Race Roads Reconstruction Project

Information on the scope of work, availability of plans and specifications, procurement procedures, etc. is in the

ITB document that can be found here.



 The Town Council of the Town of Amherst will hold a public hearing at 7:00 P.M. on September 10, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall at 174 South Main Street on proposed amendments to the Town's Charter. If approved, the amendments effected would:

-Establish the office of the Town Manager,

-Eliminate, reassign and redefine powers and duties of other positions and eliminate certain positions whose powers and duties would be more appropriately documented in the Town Code or respective job descriptions, and

-Eliminate language pertaining to labor of prisoners and town use of the county jail.

A copy of the proposed amended charter can be viewed on the Town's web site at and in the Town Hall during normal working hours.

Proposed Charter Change



The Town Council of the Town of Amherst invites interested and qualified individuals to apply for appointment to the following committee(s) for the term(s) indicated:

    Board of Zoning Appeals (September 1, 2014-August 31, 2019)

Applications should be submitted to the Town Hall via a form available at and in the Town Hall.


Help Wanted:

Office Assistant (part-time)

Utility Specialists (part-time)



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Free Small Business Assistance Seminar Flier

Marc Willson, a noted consultant to the retail and restaurant industries, will host a seminar in Amherst on Monday, August 25.  Titled, "Competing with the Big Boys:  How Independent Retailers Win and Keep the Customer," the seminar is open to and free of charge for area businesses.  Topics covered will include customer service, product selection, product placement, community involvement, creating and communicating your niche, making your business a shopping destination, and more.  Willson is known as an "operations expert" and has counseled many businesses on topics as diverse as cash flow issues to the importance of using social media effectively. 

Willson will help small, independent businesses understand how to better position themselves as a unique option in a market place that can be crowded with large retailers and chain restaurants.  Capitalizing on an independent retailer's local connections can set your business apart, and Willson will help businesses to do just that.  Businesses are encouraged to come with questions. 

The seminar will take place the Amherst Town Hall, 174 S. Main Street, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. on August 25.  The event is made possible by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Amherst, and the Region 2000 Small Business Development Center.  For more information, call the Region 2000 SBDC at 434-832-7295.


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Ray Puckett Amherst County Lions

Christmas Parade

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