County Line: Watch for students along the roads

Published 9:14 am Thursday, August 25, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

The first day of classes for Davie and Iredell schools is Monday, Aug. 29. That means those big buses will be rolling along our roads early that morning. It also means kids, perhaps some nervous and some excited, will be standing along the roads at bus stops.  Drivers should be extra careful when approaching kids at a bus stop and be sure to stop for a bus with extended arm and flashing red lights. If you need to cross the road to get on or off the bus; kids, be sure to always cross in front of the bus. Just a reminder from an Iredell student bus driver from 1962-1963.

Society Baptist Church will have an ice cream fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the fellowship hall. Church members invite everyone.

Upcoming community events include homecoming celebration Sunday, Sept. 18 at Society Baptist Church.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Betty Paige Anderson, who died at home Tuesday of last week. She had been in declining health since suffering a stroke about a month ago.

One of seven children, she was born in 1929 in Forsyth County to the late Carl Eugene and Bertha Irene Steelman Anderson.  In 1948 she graduated from Harmony High School, where she was active in the French and Glee clubs.  She married Bill Anderson in South Carolina in September 1948; the couple settled on Kinder Road off NC 901 and reared their four children. The family became active faithful members of Clarksbury United Methodist Church. A fulltime wife and mother, Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling with friends. A service celebrating her life was held last Monday afternoon at Clarksbury United Methodist Church; she was laid to rest in the church cemetery beside her beloved Bill, who died April 1997.

We send get-well wishes to Karlie Cartner and Eddie Porter. Karlie was to have back surgery yesterday (Wednesday). Eddie suffered a stroke at home last Saturday morning. He has been at Forsyth Medical Center, where he had a successful procedure to remove the blood clot and has been undergoing tests.  Eva Campbell and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Maple Leaf of Statesville and Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, respectively.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Karlie, Eddie, Eva, Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the family of Betty as they deeply miss her.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email