Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

The 16th annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Traphill Masonic Lodge will be May 14 at the Stone Mountain Golf Course. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to noon, lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and tee time will be at 1 p.m. The Hole In One prize is a 2016 Harley Davidson Breakout motorcycle. For more information, you can call Travis Baity at 336-927-3230, Hardin Kennedy at 336-984-1718, or Jim Epley at 828-640-1927.

There will be a benefit ride for Trails to Stone Mountain on May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Henry Key Farm, 815 Mountain Park Road in State Road. At 5 p.m., you can enjoy pinto beans or chicken stew for supper. For more information or to register, call Larry Wagoner at 336-428-8545 or Tommy Holcomb at 336-957-8937.

Elvis is returning to the Traphill Fire Department on May 21 at 6 p.m.! For $15 you can enjoy a spaghetti supper and the Elvis show. You must get your tickets in advance from any Traphill fireman.

The Traphill Fire Department went out on 18 calls during the month of April making a total of 80 for the year so far. Thank you, Traphill firemen!

There will be a Bingo fundraiser for the mission Gateway to Guatemala at Roaring Gap Missionary Baptist Church on May 20 beginning at 7 p.m. Food will be available at 6 p.m.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg” by Rodman Philbrick, “A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home” by Henry Cole, “A Night Divided” by Jennifer Nielsen, “Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution” by Ji-Li Jiang, “The Ruins of Gorlan” by John Flanagan, “The Running Dream” by Wendelin Van Draanen, “Serafina and the Black Cloak” by Robert Beatty, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” by Louis Sachar, “Smells Like Dog” by Suzanne Selfors, “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and a special kit for birders that includes “The North Carolina Birding Trail” and “The Young Birder’s Guide” along with binoculars.

About 50 of Clyde McGrady’s family and friends joined him in celebrating his 90th birthday (which will be May 4) last Sunday at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church fellowship hall hosted by his children, Kenny, Dennis and Tammy McGrady. Family members received T-shirts that said “Clyde’s turning 90 26th Annual Birthday Bash 2016.”

The new bridge on the Longbottom Road next to Grissel Tail Road is finished and was open over the weekend, but another bridge about a mile down the road will begin construction and the Longbottom Road will be closed for several more months.

Condolences go to the families of Onnie Absher Cox, who died on April 24, and Doris Gambill McGrady, who died on April 25.

Happy birthday wishes go to Susanne Reavis, Lyvon Vestal and Rebecca Ayers on May 2; Dustin Smith, Sherry Hudspeth and Margie Magan on May 4; Regina Smithey, Blake Benton, Karah and Hardin Kennedy IV on May 5; Debbie Higgins on May 6; Kaitlyn Billings on May 7; and Taylor Wiles, Jacob Winebarger, Jason Reavis, Rayanna Reavis and Megan Church on May 8.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Alison and Chad Mathis, who celebrate their fifth anniversary on May 7; and to Bernice and Howard Robinson, who celebrate their 39th anniversary on May 7.

Traphill had a low temperature of 49.6 degrees on April 25 and a high temperature of 87 degrees on April 26. There was 3.7 inches of rain in Traphill during the week of April 25-May 1.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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