Current Events

West Montgomery football awards ceremony held Feb. 22

Click here to visit our West Montgomery football page, with a link to a special report from the Feb. 22 football awards ceremony and a farewell interview of departing Coach Nick Eddins.

West Montgomery boys and girls basketball teams in state playoffs

West Montgomery High School’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams are in the state playoffs this week. We’ll have a special report from the Feb. 23 boys game versus Cherokee, on the air Fri., Feb. 24, following the news at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., and available on demand from our basketball page.

Coming up in the area…

The Gibson Brothers will play bluegrass Sat. night, Feb. 25, at the Garner Center in Troy. Tickets and information are available at 704-985-6987.

Town Creek Indian Mound will host “Town Creek Under the Stars”, an amateur astronomy event, Saturday night, Feb. 25. More information is available at 910-439-6802 and

McAuley Memorial AME Zion Church of Mount Gilead will have a Black History program Sun., Feb. 26, during the 11 a.m. worship. A potluck lunch will follow, and all are invited.

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 439-5381.

Coming to Mount Gilead Music Barn

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.