60th Sarepta Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 7

Brenda Yancy Winter has been to all 59 Sarepta Homecomings and there’s nothing that will prevent her from making the 60th on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Old Town community of the long years ago

There are folklore reports that have been handed down for more than a century about the glamorous life that has had its every-day setting in the doings around Old Town, some of which have been widely heralded by newspapers, that captures the imagination with fascination in the truest meanings of these terms.

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Calhoun officials named from 1853 to year 1967

Thanks to a number of interested parties, we have been able to compile a very nearly complete list of county officers since the county was organized in 1852.

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Ellard’s Flower Shop was first in county, opening 1941

Take a supply of colorful blossoms, bright foliage, some ribbon and a florist with a ‘green thumb’ and what is the result?

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A.E. Brasher was honored in 1955 for 50 years of service

June 23, 1955 Highlights of Bro. Brasher Day: Sunday “funeral” services were held at Mt. Moriah for A.F. Brasher, 75, for fifty years a minister of the Gospel. And the pretty part of it was that he was there, heard all the good things said about him, and preached the sermon himself. Any other service now would be anti-climax.
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Priceless! Mounger’s 1939 film shows schoolchildren, parade, old businesses, schools & more

The old black and white film is grainy and jumps around a bit on the screen, but the history it shows is undeniable.
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Brown earned Purple Heart after wounded at Normandy

Thomas Wilbur Brown was born July 19, 1920 in Calhoun County to Hubert F. Brown and Ola Kirk Bowling Brown and they lived near Pittsboro.  

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Memories of the Harrelson House in town of Pittsboro

My great grandfather, Levi Webster Harrelson, was born in 1835 married Rhoda Permelia Bryant in Pittsboro in 1958. 

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Calhoun County History – In 1855, tax assessor drowns in big flood

In the year 1855, R.J. McRight was tax assessor of Calhoun County. He died early in the year, and Joseph Nations was elected at a special election to fill the vacancy.
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Ellard draws Pittsboro map on plywood piece

C.D. Ellard, Pittsboro, made a map on plywood of the Town of Pittsboro in 1958. The original records were destroyed when the courthouse burned in 1922.
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