Current Events

Coming up in the area…

The North Carolina Peach Festival will be this weekend in Candor. The Peachy Feet 5K and opening events will take place Friday night, July 14, and the festival itself will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 15, with vendors, kids activities and live music, including Jim Quick and Coastline and The Sand Band. More information is available at 910-974-4221 and

There will be a community Vacation Bible School July 17 – 20 in Mount Gilead. It’s set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. each evening at First Baptist Church, 133 S. Main St. All kids are welcome.

West Montgomery High School upcoming reunions:

Class of 1967, 50-year reunion, Aug. 12, Haywood Event Center at The Ford Place, Mount Gilead. For information, contact David Trogdon at

Class of 1987, 30-year reunion, Oct. 21, Haywood Event Center at The Ford Place, Mount Gilead. For information, email, or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Class of 1997 – See the class Facebook group.


The pool at Stanback Park in Mount Gilead is open to the public seven days a week. Regular operating hours are Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. Water aerobics are offered Tuesdays and Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, see Town Hall or call 910-439-5456.

The Montgomery County Public Library Summer Reading Program continues, with programs in all library locations in the county. See the full schedule at any library branch, or call 910-572-1311.

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…

July 15 – Red Bluff Ramblers

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