County Line: Community recognizes graduates, honor students

Published 1:39 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Line will have more school buses on our roads beginning Monday  as Davie students begin the school year. Again, exercise caution: Do not pass a stopped school bus. Watch for students on roadside awaiting their bus.If needed, students should always cross the road in front of the bus.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will host a Girl Scouts Jamboree at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.  Everyone is invited to the salute to Girl Scouts program, fun, and snacks.

Upcoming community events: a country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; Iredell County Agricultural Fair Friday, Sept.1 -Saturday, Sept. 9; and Society Baptist homecoming Sunday, Sept. 17, followed by revival at 7 p.m. Sept.18-20.

Caleb Williams is not doing as well with maintaining his weight. Lorene Macemore remains in rehab at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Alice Waugh and Mildred Beck remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Caleb, Lorene, Alice, Mildred, and others who have health problems.

Remember in prayer George Woodward and family; his sister Louise W. Collins died Tuesday of last week at Somersett Court Assisted Living of Mocksville. Pray for the families affected by the deadly wild fires in Maui and that they will feel the presence of God’s care and love.

A tribute to

students, graduates

Our County Line community is always proud of the achievements of our young folks. This year we recognize these students for achievements in education:

• Claire Brown graduated with honors from Davie County High School and is furthering her education via scholarship at Davidson Davie Community College in Mocksville. She is the daughter of Paul and Ashly LaRoche Brown of Ridge Road.

• Kody Brown graduated from Wilkes Community College with an associate degree in poultry management.  She is the daughter of Johnny and LeeAnn Brown of Cartner Road.

• Karlie Cartner graduated from North Iredell High School. Active in Special Olympics, she has excelled in many of the organization’s sports events and has won many awards. She is the daughter of Matt and Lisa Cartner of Vaughn Mill Road.

• Makayla Duty graduated from Davie County High School and is attending Appalachian State University where she is also a cheerleader.  Makayla is a daughter of Shannon and Jean S. Duty and granddaughter of Jimmy and Teresa R. Smoot, both of Davie Academy Road.

•bTaylor Duty graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in education.  She will be teaching at Pinebrook Elementary. Taylor is a daughter of Shannon and Jean S. Duty and granddaughter of Jimmy and Teresa R. Smoot, both of Davie Academy Road.

• Hunter Dyson graduated from Davie County High School. He is a grandson of County Line native Hazel Dyson Smoot of Duke Whitaker Road and son of Steven and Michele Dyson.

• Jaxon Miles graduated from kindergarten at Cool Spring Elementary and is a first grader there. He is the son of Jacob and Lauren Miles of Battle Road and a grandson of Louie and Lorri Lowtharpe and great grandson of Betty Lowtharpe, both of Cool Spring.

• Elam Perdue graduated from North Iredell High School. He is the son of Kelly Perdue and grandson of Edward Jr. and Karen Elam, both of Rimrock Road.

• Riley Taylor received the SOAR award, top award for seventh graders at Oakwood Middle/IB World School of Statesville. It is awarded for student self-motivation, organization, responsibility, etc. A Crosby Scholar and honor student, she is the daughter of David and Melanie N. Taylor and granddaughter of John and Mary Elizabeth T. Nantz, both of Statesville.

• Grace Wall graduated with honors from UNC – Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies.  She is a daughter of former Clarksbury Pastor Cliff and Christi Wall. She resides with her new husband Joseph Pinto in Greensboro.

• Caleb Williams was named to the honor roll for seventh graders at South Davie Middle School.  He is the son of Perry and Vickie S. Williams and grandson of Laverne Williams Sullivan, both of Ridge Road.

• Michael York graduated from William Peace University of Raleigh with a bachelor’s degree. He is the son of Society Baptist Pastor Kevin and Jennifer York of Society Road.

Our community is proud of these students and wish each the best in their future endeavors.