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County posts largest deer harvest since 1995
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has released its annual deer harvest summary from the 2021-2022 season. Statewide, hunters reported a total of 168,427 deer killed. Here in Montgomery County, there were 3,123 deer reported killed, which represents the largest…
Peach Festival expanding
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The Candor Town Commissioners met for their monthly meeting on May 2 at the Candor Town Hall. It was a quick meeting with the board’s approving several measures, giving some updates and hearing from one citizen.At the top of the…
Herron, Hair lead election
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Pete Herron is the new sheriff of Montgomery County. With a 20% margin of victory, Herron, a retired wildlife officer, moves on to the general election with no opposition. No Democrat filed for the office; therefore, the election was settled…
Pete Herron is the new sheriff
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Pete Herron is the new sheriff of Montgomery County. Herron won by a 20% margin of competitor Jamie Kerney.
Sheriff furious over fine
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The death of Deputy Bud shook Montgomery County to its core. The beloved school resource officer was one of, if not the county’s first individual to die from COVID-19. It was March 2020, when the county, the state, the nation…
No answers yet
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While the residents of Brutonville continue to wait for answers from the board of Brutonville Concerned Citizens regarding financial and authority questions, they have secured a meeting with Montgomery County Manager Frankie Maness for May 16.A group of approximately 40…
Police seek help in locating suspects
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The Mt. Gilead Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects in a drive-by shooting that occurred today at approximately 12:37. When officers arrived on scene near the intersection of Emmaline Street and Julius Chambers Blvd. they…
County leads state in overdose rate
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Although the opioid epidemic is often thought of as a national problem, new data out of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services have shown how severe the crisis has grown in Montgomery County. In the period from…
Student arrested in threat
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Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins made an arrest in the social media threat against Montgomery Central High School Monday afternoon. A release was issued by Watkins on Tuesday afternoon. In it he stated, “During the evening hours of Wednesday, April…
Champion hails from Candor
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Like trivia? Then here is one for you. What state was the first Jeopardy champion from? Surprise…What is North Carolina? Even more amazing for trivia fans is not only is she from North Carolina, she is from Montgomery County, more…