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West Montgomery High School football coach Nick Eddins

Nick Eddins

West Montgomery varsity football coach headed to Cleveland County

Nick Eddins, varsity football coach at West Montgomery since 2010, is taking the coaching job at Crest High School in Shelby, N.C. Click here to read more.

Click here to visit our West Montgomery football page, with a link to a farewell interview of Coach Eddins by John Inman.

Coming up in the area…

One Community Mount Gilead will meet Sat., Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. For details, call 704-905-9201.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church of Pee Dee will host a “Red, White & Black Affair” Sat., Feb. 18, at the Garner Center, 211 Burnette St., Troy. There will be food, music and other activities, and those attending are encouraged to wear red, white and black clothing. The event starts at 5 p.m., and all are invited.

Highland Community Center will host a program for Black History Month, Sat., Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. More information is available at Highland and 910-439-9099.

Paul and Sophia Chandley will be in concert Fri., Mar. 17, at the Haywood Event Center. Proceeds will benefit the Paul & Sophia Music Foundation, supporting new and emerging musicians, composers and producers. More information is available at 910-439-5381.

Montgomery County Relay for Life is in the process of planning this year’s event. Relay for Life is a local effort to increase awareness about cancer and to raise money for treatment and prevention initiatives of the American Cancer Society. Anyone interested in helping is invited to contact Angie Sasser at 910-576-5000.

Coming to Mount Gilead Music Barn

Feb. 18 – Lonesome Ryde
Feb. 25 – Movin’ On Bluegrass
Mar. 4 – Red Bluff Ramblers
Mar. 11 – Travis Frye & Blue Mountain
Mar. 18 – Nu-HiWay
Mar. 25 – Thickety Creek Bluegrass

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Mount Gilead pharmacy to remain open

Cochrane-Ridenhour Drug Co. in Mount Gilead, which had previously announced it would close permanently at the end of the day Jan. 31, will be staying open after all. Sources say the business has been sold to the operators of Ellerbe Pharmacy, and that Jimbo and Johnny Haithcock will continue to own the store building. We have been unable to obtain comment from any of the parties involved in the transaction, but it is our understanding the business will continue uninterrupted operation during the transition.

Montgomery County Schools receives input on central high school

Montgomery County Schools recently conducted a series of town hall meetings to discuss academics and facility design regarding the county’s new central high school. The public may click here to participate in an online survey. For more information, call Montgomery County Schools at 910-576-6511.