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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Dunagin fought in Asiatic-Pacific; he was buried at sea near Saipan

My Dad, Charles Ado Dunagin was born March 20, 1914 and his parents were Charlie E. and Mattie Dunagin from Hattiesburg. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served during World War II as a First Lieutenant with MPCO, HQ Bn, 4th Marine Division FMF. His service # was 0-019412.
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Hawkins Motor Company shares business history

The following notice appeared in the Monitor Herald on August 30, 1934.
“We desire to inform the general public that we have formed a partnership to be known as Johnston-Hawkins Company. The firm will be composed of Carl Johnston and Gay Hawkins. Mr. Johnston having sold half interest in Johnston Motor Company to Mr. Hawkins.
“The firm will handle Ford Automobiles and Ford Products and will do general repair work on all kinds of cars and trucks. Mr. Hawkins, who was associated with Calhoun City Motors Company for many years as a salesman, will handle the sales end of the business, while Mr. Johnston will take care of the repair business.
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Loyd School caused community to grow and thrive

In 1900 the old Brown school was moved and located adjacent to the Hurricane Methodist Church and was given the name Hurricane school. A few years later it became Loyd High School.
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Post office granted to Loyd in ‘84, name origin is mystery

During Andrew Jackson’s administration as President, a policy was adopted to remove all Eastern Indian tribes westward to the ‘Great Plains.’
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Boyles earns Purple Heart in Vietnam War

Howell Johnson (Johnny) Boyles grew up a couple of blocks from both the school and square in Calhoun City with his parents, George and Cora Van Boyles and his brothers, George and Doug.
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Sherman was ‘Missing in Action’ in the South Pacific

Earl B. Sherman was the son of Buddy and Mollie Sherman from Calhoun City. He enlisted in the Navy. He served during World War II with the rank of Petty Officer Second Class as a Machinist’s Mate Second Class. Service number was 7217450.
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