Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Wayne Overcash will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 a,m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church, especially campers in Stone Mountain State Park (camping clothes are fine). Don’t forget that the Longbottom Road is still closed due to a bridge replacement.

New books available to check out at the Traphill Branch Library include “It Happened on Beale Street” and “Midnight on the Mississippi” by Mary Ellis, “If You Only Knew” by Kristan Higgins, “One Simple Act” by Debbie Macomber, “Paper Hearts” by Courtney Walsh, and “Welcome to Last Chance” by Cathleen Armstrong.

A new DVD ready to check out is “Mad Max Fury Road.”

Summer Reading Program is underway at Traphill Branch Library. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! Call Brittney at the library at 336-957-3425 or check the library Facebook page to see what programs are scheduled. Gems and Minerals will be on July 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Traphill Tan & Tone has a new exercise program, Rise & Burn with Carolann Hollingsworth on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Congratulations to Jaden Hutchison, who was on the winning team of the MVP district playoff. They will be going to the state playoff.

Condolences go to the family of Bryce Wiles, who died on July 4. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Happy birthday wishes go to Christie Cook on July 11; John Shaver on July 13; Doris Lee on July 15; and Louise Humphrey and Scott Wyatt on July 16.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Britney and Joseph G. Kennedy, who celebrate their first anniversary on July 17.

Traphill had a low temperature of 65.4 degrees on July 10 and a high temperature of 92.1 degrees on July 82. There was 2.4 inches of rain in Traphill during the week of July 4-10.

It was a wild weekend from a very bad storm on last Friday evening that affected everyone in the county. Traphill was without power all weekend and projected restoration of power is about midnight Monday, making it over 72 hours with electricity. It’s been really hard on folks without a generator and without power the phones quit working unless they had a cell phone. Those batteries in the UPS boxes didn’t keep the phone working but a few hours instead of a few days as expected.

There was damage at North Wilkes High School from the wind and siding on the Round Hill Baptist Church was ripped off. Thanks go to all the EMS folks, firemen, volunteers who cut trees out of roadways, and all the linemen of the power companies who worked long hours to restore power.

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

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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