Walter Armstrong


walterWalter Armstrong, of Pittsboro, has loved cars all his life. He has a talent for taking one man's perceived junk and restoring it to a desired automobile. One of those projects earned him first place in the Thunder on Water car show last year. Read the related story in the features section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Making biscuits at the Fair


biscuitsA biscuit-making demonstration is an annual event at the Calhoun County Fair. Happy Homemakers’ Club members Linda Doler, Martha Cannon, Missy Bryant and Sandra Lee were among those involved in the Thursday event. Cannon also made chocolate gravy and Lee made homemade butter to go with the biscuits.  Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Excel has new director

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barbara marsh6Barbara Marsh is the new director of Excel in Calhoun City. A native of Memphis, Marsh said she hopes to help the after-school tutoring program grow and expand its offerings to adult classes. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

County Fair Pet Show


ParkerSara Jane Parker and her dog Lacy were among the winners in the Pet Show at the Calhoun County Fair. See more pictures from the pet show in this week's CCJ. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Billy McCord honored

Sup. Mike Moore presented a plaque to the family of the late Billy McCord at the beginning of Monday’s School Board meeting. From left, are Moore, McCord’s wife Ann, daughter Cindy and granddaughter Rebecca.

mccordSuperintendent Mike Moore and the Calhoun County School Board honored the late Billy McCord at the beginning of their meeting Monday night. Moore presented a plaque honoring the past school board president to his family saying, "We will never forget hsi wisdom and guidance."

County Fair Petting Zoo


IMG_6919Brooke Doss and Kendyl McKnight were among those taking in the petting zoo at the Calhoun County Fair in Pittsboro last week. See more pictures from the fair in this week's CCJ.

4-H Goat Show

4-H Goat Show Group

4-H Goat Show GroupAmong the Calhoun County participants in the Goat Show at the County Fair were, front, from left, Bailey Williams, Jillian Bramlitt, Layla Bramlitt, Jensyn Cain, Conner Shelton, Saige Williams, Parker Winter. Back, C.J. Weddle, Alyssa Alford, Madison Cox, Ellen Harrell, Julianna Cain and Austin Winter.

Gordon, Gaskin earn medals


FCCLABradley Gordon, left, and Kayla Gaskin, right, along with their FCCLA Chapter Adviser, Kim Gordon, center, recently attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2015 National Leadership Conference in Washington DC, where Bradley and Kayla participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition).
Bradley and Kayla received a Silver medal in Life Event Planning at the conference. Life Event Planning is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the costs of an event, and it is one of 32 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students.  Approximately 4,100 students advanced from the local, regional, and state level of STAR Events to the national meeting. Bradley is the son of Kim Gordon of Vardaman, and Ernie Gordon of Bruce. Kayla is the daughter of Keith and Michelle Gaskin of Pittsboro.
They will both be in the 10th grade at Vardaman High School this fall.

Swinging at the County Fair


swingsThe carnival at the Calhoun County Fair opened Tuesday night and will continue each evening through Saturday. Anna Beth Lucius and Megan Havens were among the many enjoying the rides. Photo by Joel McNeece

Carnival fun at Calhoun County Fair

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fair rideXavier, Kenisha and Kanosha Gladney having fun riding rides at the Calhoun County Fair. Photo by Joel McNeece