Last updated: May 15. 2014 8:20AM - 422 Views
By Keith Strange kstrange@civitasmedia.com

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DOBSON — Recognitions and a single public hearing on a rezoning request highlight a brief agenda for the county's board of commissioners Monday night.

The meeting gets under way at 6 p.m. in the media center at Mount Airy High School.

During the meeting, the board is set to officially recognize Mount Airy Middle School for being named one of the 2014 Schools to Watch.

The award, an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform in 1999, identifies schools across the country that are meeting high academic performance standards.

The Mount Airy school is one of two in the state to receive the award, designating it as one of the best middle schools in the country.

Board members are also set to recognize B.H. Tharrington Primary School for its successes in the third grade Read to Achieve program.

A public hearing has been set during the meeting on a proposal to rezone three-quarters of an acre on Old Highway 601 from commercial business to residential.

The request is bring proffered by Haymore Properties, and County Planner Kim Bates said a house exists on the property and the owner is proposing “zoning consistent with highest and best use of the property.”

Bates has said county planning staff recommend approval of the application.

“Staff position is that residential use would be consistent with uses and development patterns in the immediate and general area,” he wrote in his recommendation.

Keith Strange can be reached at 336-719-1929 or via Twitter @strangereporter.

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