Last updated: July 01. 2014 8:58AM - 918 Views
Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, local news on the way, after we do our hot weather birthday wishes.


Happy Birthday wishes to: My WHS classmate “Quick” Carl Grant, Robert Graham, Lisa Cartee, Jim Cromer, Will Gossett, Carla Taylor, Joyce Brock, Randy Green, Myra G. Joaquin, Roy Doolittle, Chris Styles, Lawrence Sligh, Jasmine Wallace, Peggy G. Goodman, Jean Wilkerson, Cindy Dickerson, Teresa Wardlaw, LaVerne Brock, Phifer Suber and Charlie A. Wilbanks.


On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Mrs. Carolyn Hatchell and Mr. William C. Bill Armfield.

Mr. Armfield, longtime Whitmire resident, never met a stranger with his outgoing personality. He inspired and encouraged writers, journalists and folks who enjoyed publishing to continue own with their goals. Mr. Armfield owned and published the Whitmire News at one time, along his other many community activities. My first writing job was with The Whitmire News back in high school. Wrote the column “Wolve Talk,” paid $10 per column, $40 dollars per month, that was big money for a high school senior in 1976-77. More than that, he gave Whitmire students opportunities to write the column through they years. Thank you “Mr. Bill” for the opportunity.

In Upcoming Events

The Whitmire Economic Development Board’s July 19 Veterans Celebration. The event will start its festivities on Saturday morning with guest speakers, a classic car show, music, arts and craft vendors. Bring a chair to downtown, then head down Gilliam Street, beside Roche’s Pharmacy, to the stage area for music and presentations in Heritage Park. Plenty of Arts and crafts from The Pearl Of The Piedmont Artisans Guild and other vendors. This is a family-oriented event, so bring the kids and the pets.

Thank You

We want to say Thank You to and Shine a Light On our volunteers at the Lighthouse Ministry Store on Main Street. These ladies and gentlemen give their time to sort through various donated items, such as clothing, accessories, household items to price them for re-sale at affordable prices. Not to mention taking applications for help with power bills and other utility services.

The Lighthouse Ministry Store is located beside the post office and is open on Mondays and Thursday.

The volunteers are: Vanessa Jeter, Claudia Banks, Donna Owens, Sam Griffin, Rev. Dolphus Rayford, Claudine Taylor, Gloria Lyles, and Shirley Hunnicutt.

Budget Cut

Just heard that our Whitmire Food Bank has been cut from the budget after August of this Year. This program, which was a branch of the Harvest Hope Food Bank, was a Godsend to our community. Over 375 plus boxes of food were given out every other month to Whitmire residents.

If you know anyone or have a friend or family member who may have ideas to start a local food bank with independent commodities donation sources, in Whitmire, please contact Maria McMurtury at her e-mail address or Post a comment on The Whitmire Economic Development Boards’ Facebook Page.

Vaccination Clinic

Pet owners, mark your calendars for The Vaccination Clinic on Aug. 11 5:30 -6:30 p.m. The clinic will be held at The Fire Department Location on Gilliam Street across Thomas Grill & Grocery, near Town Hall.

Allrighty then readers, what about you? What are you doing for the summer, besides staying indoors, trying to beat this sweltering hot weather.

Lets hear from you. Send your news and photos to: news2cassie@yahoo.com

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