County Line: It’s time for Independence Day celebrations

Published 11:18 am Monday, July 1, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Our country will celebrate the 248th birthday on Thursday, July 4. The 13 colonies officially ended political connections to Great Britton when they issued the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776.

On Sept. 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress named the 13 “United Colonies” the “United States of America.” Our country later made history by adopting a constitution and being governed by the people rather than a king, queen, or emperor.

Many families are celebrating with vacation trips to the beach or mountains. Many are celebrating with backyard cookouts and fireworks. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.

Clarksbury Methodist is hosting a weekly knitting class at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, taught by Dannie Steele.  Everyone is invited.

Society Baptist will collect monetary donations for the Appalachian Kentucky Coalfields Backpack Ministry, a ministry for underprivileged children, in July.

Society Baptist vacation Bible school is Monday, July15-Wednesday, July 17 with kickoff 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

Terry Wayne Dyson and Caleb Williams continue medical treatments.  Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and comfort upon Terry Wayne, Caleb, and other residents who are having health problems.

Remember In prayer the families of Rowan-Iredell VFD members Daniel Sell and Jacob Steele, who died in an ATV accident in Northfork, W.Va. Daniel was the grandson of County Line native Janey Koontz Sell of Mr. Henry Road. Also, remember in prayer  County Line native Joe Towell and family;  his son-in-law David “Dave” Kuklentz died unexpectedly near his favored Blue Ridge Parkway. The families of Daniel and Dave are related as Joe and Janey are first cousins.

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