County Line: Annual car show attracts a crowd at Piney Grove

Published 10:26 am Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

June 6 is the 80th anniversary of the World War II “D Day.” Almost 133,000 troops of the United States and Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France that day. Representatives of world countries plus all living veterans of the invasion were invited to a commemorative ceremony in France. County Liner Adren Koontz was a survivor of that invasion, but sadly he was killed in battle in Germany later that year.

End-of-school activities abound.  As photos show, folks took time to enjoy food and fellowship at the Piney Grove cruise-in.

The V-Point Ruritans appreciate everyone’s support of their breakfast Saturday. They look forward to seeing you at their next breakfast Saturday, Oct. 5.

This week Society Baptist Youth led by Pastor Kevin York and wife Jennifer are on a mission trip to Davis, NC. The group requests prayers for safety, unity, spiritual growth, and opportunities for Christian witness as they serve.

Society Baptist is collecting canned food items for the South Yadkin Baptist Association food pantry during June as stocks have decreased.  To donate or for more information, call 704-880-5084.

Clarksbury Methodist will host a Father’s Day cookout and games at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15.  Everyone is invited, but call Teresa Evans on 828-578-1149 if you plan to attend.    

Our community news will again honor all students who graduated, earned a professional certificate, or received an honor or award the past year.  If you did or know of someone who did, please call or text details and/or photo on 336-492-5115 or email     

Upcoming community events: Flag Day ceremony by V-Point Ruritans at the Harmony Cemetery Friday, June 14; and Davie High School graduation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at War Eagle Stadium with rain date Sunday, June 16.

Our community sends congratulations to County Line native Amy Cartner Rogers, who was one of five new inductees to Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame. Valedictorian of the North Iredell High Class of ’84, she led the Lady Raiders to their first state basketball championship.  A star player at Wake Forest University, she led the Lady Deacons to their first NCAA Tournament appearance.  Amy is a daughter of Andy Cartner and the late Luecree Nicholson.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Timothy Edward “Tim” Pope, who died at home Friday of last week. The youngest of five children, he was born in 1958 in Iredell County to the late James and Charlou Nicholson Pope of County Line.  He was reared on US 64 West near I-40. Tim and his family attended Society Baptist; where he was a member, attended Sunday school, and sang in the youth choir. He attended grade school at Cool Spring and graduated from North Iredell High School. Tim served in the US Army Air National Guard, where he was a volunteer to do anything needed. A professional truck driver by trade, he enjoyed spending time with his family. There will be no service at this time.

Terry Wayne Dyson and Caleb Williams continue with medical treatments.  Continue to pray for the Lord’s divine healing and comfort upon them and others having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and blessings upon the family of Tim.  Remember in prayer the Society Baptist Youth.

Call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email