Facebook was ablaze last week when photos of the newly painted West Montgomery High School cafeteria were exposed on the social media site. The modernization of the facility had many local conspiracy theorists hard at work analyzing why the Warrior head on the front wall, the 9/11 memorial done by students after that tragic day in 2001 and the rest of the current and former students’ artwork had been covered by colors that are in no way related to the tradition of West Montgomery High School.
While surf fishing on Oak Island where two shark attack victims lost limbs the day before, three Montgomery County residents came face-to-face with a 7-foot-six-inch tiger shark. According to shark expert George Burgess, the tiger shark fits into the category as one of two potential culprits in the attacks off the North Carolina coast. The other is the bull shark.
“The first thought that went through my mind when I saw the bear was I’ve always wanted to kill a bear,” stated Candor resident Matthew Morgan, 31, after he downed a 255-pound male black bear Saturday morning, the opening day of deer and coincidentally, bear season in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Commissioners approved an economic incentive grant for Montgomery Motors satellite business in Biscoe. According to Economic Development Director Ashley Cagle, the business plans to operate an auto service location at the old Dunn’s Auto near the stoplight in Biscoe. Cagle said they plan to be operational by Nov. 1 with the addition of five employees, which is what the grant is based on. Commissioner Jim Matheny noted that this is the first business to utilize the revised economic development policy, which allows for incentives based on job creation alone. Matheny noted the board revised the policy to help with current businesses looking to expand.
John Ward plead guilty to sexual battery recently in Superior Court. The district attorney’s office cited cooperation from Ward as one of the reasons for the plea agreement.
Two football players at West Montgomery High School, one a junior varsity player, the other a varsity player, will face assault charges following a fight last Tuesday, said Deputy Talmadge Legrande with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The fight occurred inside the junior varsity locker room prior to football practice.
Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees recently gave President Dr. Mary Kirk an $11,211 raise. While that vote actually came in September the raise is retroactive to July, the start of the fiscal year.
A 49-year-old Troy woman died as a result of a wreck on Saturday when the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with a truck pulling a loaded horse trailer. The accident closed a section of N.C. Highway 109 North for approximately four and a half hours.
With little business to discuss Star Town Board members were out quickly at the October Town Board meeting. Mayor Susan Eggleston was not present for the meeting, which was conducted by Mayor Pro-Tem Richard Hinson.
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