Current Events

In the news…

MOUNT GILEAD — Two employees at Mohawk Industries were injured May 16 in an explosion at the plant. The workers were airlifted for medical treatment. Firefighters from the Mount Gilead, Wadeville, Lake Tillery and Troy stations responded to the explosion, which occurred at about 3 p.m. A Mohawk Industries executive was expected on-site May 17 to release more information about the accident.

TROY — Two Montgomery County men were killed May 16 in a head-on collision near Troy. Sources say Ronnie Thomas of Candor and Harold Whitaker of Troy died in the two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 109 just north of the Troy town limit.

NORWOOD — Power is back on in Norwood following the aftermath of a high-speed chase that impacted the town May 16. Reports say a suspect’s vehicle clipped several utility poles and hit a wall in front of Norwood Elementary School. The school closed for the day, and Hwy. 52 was detoured for several hours.

Coming up in the area…

Montgomery County Relay for Life will be Friday night at West Montgomery High School. Activities and entertainment are planned from 6 p.m. to midnight, and all are invited. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Mount Gilead’s Park Program reunion will be Sat., May 20, 2 to 6 p.m. at Stanback Park. Anyone who has ever participated in Park Program is invited.

The Montgomery County Farmer’s Market is open Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m., in the parking lot next to the old hotel on N. Main St. in Troy.

The Montgomery County Council on Aging hosts activities for seniors every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at Highland Community Center in Mount Gilead, with occasional activities in Wadeville, Pekin and other locations throughout the county. Find out more from the Council on Aging at 910-572-3757.

There is live bluegrass every weekend at Mount Gilead Music Barn. Showtime is Saturday night at 7:30…

May 20 – Robinson Boys Bluegrass
May 27 – Grass Strings Bluegrass

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