School board talks “Better Schools” initiative; holds lengthy executive session with BHS student

Mike Moore

The school board discussed the status of the “Better Schools” initiative, held a long executive session involving a Bruce High School student, and approved some personnel changes at their monthly meeting Thursday night.

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Bruce Rotary begins work on annual Christmas baskets project

rotary color

The Bruce Rotary Club is making preparations for its 14th year of providing Christmas baskets for the needy through the help of the community.

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Gonzalez enjoys role of school mascot Wiley the Wildcat

Juan Gonzalez Wiley

When people come to CCHS football games, they enjoy seeing Wiley the Wildcat on the sidelines, but not many fans really know the guy inside the costume.

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Dust bin fire quickly contained at Caviness Woodworking


Calhoun City and Derma firemen squelched a fire call at Caviness Woodworking in Calhoun City Thursday afternoon.

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Sinnwell tabbed for new ‘City Chamber honor

Judy Sinnwell

Sister Judy Sinnwell, of Excel, was recently selected to be honored by the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce with their new quarterly award.

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Bruce board agrees not to sell property, sets new copying fees

Jim Beckett

The Bruce Board of Aldermen agreed not to sell some sought after property, finalized a garbage increase and new document copying fees for the public at a brief meeting Tuesday night.

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Log truck, 18-wheeler collide just south of Vardaman; one driver airlifted


The driver of an 18-wheeler was airlifted from the scene of a violent crash Wednesday afternoon south of Vardamn on Hwy. 341.

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A.M. Zeidman loves politics, religion, football and the South

AM Zeidman

Sitting at his desk in the front corner office of the Lackey Building on Main Street in Calhoun City, A.M. Zeidman spends his time assisting families with financial planning, preparing a lesson for his students at Northwest Community College and studying modern day politics.

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Tillman earns Bruce Rotary Award

chelsea tillman

Chelsea Tillman earned the Bruce Rotary Youth leadership award for November.

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School board to meet Thursday, to act on BHS softball coaching position

Angie Owen

Bruce High School is looking for a new fast pitch softball coach. Bruce Head Coach Angie Owen and Vardaman assistant Kayla Long’s resignations are scheduled to be approved by the school board when they meet Thursday night in Pittsboro.

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