Coming up in the area…
Montgomery County Relay for Life is in the early stages of planning for 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.
Little Roy Lewis and Lizzie Long will be in concert Saturday night, Jan. 28, at the Garner Center in Troy. Advance tickets are available at 704-985-6987. Proceeds will benefit the West Montgomery Lions Club.
The American Red Cross blood drive will be at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital Fri., Jan. 16. Collection hours at 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For details, call 910-571-5356. The blood drive will also be at the Montgomery County Community Health Center in Star Sat., Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Robertson Boys Bluegrass Band will play Sat., Jan. 21, at Mount Gilead Music Barn. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
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Mount Gilead pharmacy to close Jan. 31
A long-time Mount Gilead business is set to close its doors at the end of the month. After decades of service to the local area, Cochrane-Ridenhour Drug Company will close January 31. Store employees confirmed the plan Jan. 2 and said current customers should be receiving a letter in the coming days. Staff are expected to help transfer prescriptions to new pharmacies as customers request assistance. C & R Drug has continued to operate since owner Jim Haithcock died in Feb. 2016, but no one has been found to take over the business on a permanent basis.
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.