Highway 8 Closure April 18th-22nd


Starting Monday April the 18th-22nd HWY 8 will be closed in Southmont just South of Gray Rd. and North of Rosebrair, to thru traffic.
The DOT is requesting that North bound traffic on HWY 8, turn right on Holloway Church Rd. to Parks Rd. left to HWY 47 and HWY 47 back to HWY 8 north to Lexington.
South bound traffic should make a right on to Rockcrusher Rd. to Linwood-Southmont Rd, left back to HWY 8 South.

Southmont Fire Department is Currently Accepting Applications for Part Time Positions

Southmont Fire Department is now accepting applications for part-time firefighters. Application due date to the department is 24 March 2016 no later that 5:00 pm. Applications can be obtained at Station 56, 11030 NC Hwy 8 Lexington NC,  and it is highly recommended that a resume’ and copies of your certifications be included with your application. Applications have to be hard copy and electronic applications will not be accepted. All applications are to be returned to the Station 56 by the due date attention Chief Everhart.

Applicant requirements:

  • Certified Firefighter II
  • Certified EMT
  • Must be 21 with a Class B License
  • Certified EVD
  • Certified Hazmat


Any applicant who does not have all the above prerequisites will be looked at on a case by case basis.


Home Heating Tips For A Safe Winter

Heating Safety

Everyone has to heat their homes in the winter, doing it safely can mean the difference in surviving the winter or dying in a house fire because of poor heating safety practices.  There are plenty of tips in the picture, but to these I would like to add that if you running you close dryer and decide to leave or go to bed turn the dryer off and also make sure to clean the lint filter and the exterior exhaust vent to insure the air can pass freely through the dryer and not cause a fire.