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New Madison County High School principal introduced at meeting

MADISON – A new principal has now been officially named to take the reins at Madison County High School. Gary Wintersgill was selected in a unanimous vote Monday night by the Madison County School Board at its regular monthly meeting. He is expected to assume the post July 1.

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Let supervisors know you appreciate library

The importance of the library to our community cannot be overstressed, in attracting and keeping new citizens and new businesses. Please let your supervisors know how much you appreciate the library.

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Mayo Yowell Community Garden readies for another season

OAK HILL -- There is plenty of land available at the Mayo Yowell Community Garden, thanks to the generosity of the Yowell family. If you are interested in participating this year, email us at We want to know if you’d like to farm at the community garden and maintain a plot or two. We also want to know more about what you think the Madison Community Garden should do and be this year and in years to come. We welcome your comments and your participation.

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Madison County Sports Shorts

HOOVER RIDGE -- The Andrew Windland 5K is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at the county athletic complex behind Madison Primary School (check-in/registration is 7:15 a.m.). Student registration is $5 and adult registration is $10, with T-shirts selling for an additional $15. Madison County eighth and ninth graders (Andrew’s classmates) may run for free.

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Mad Arts show features work of Madison painter Richard Young

ROCHELLE -- For three decades, countless students and citizens in the Madison County community have enjoyed the positive guidance and thoughtful encouragement of now retired Madison County High School art teacher Richard Young. And in retirement, he is still the community art ambassador, but he is also focusing on developing his own work, and enjoying the results of a long and prosperous career. An exhibit of Young’s art opened at Mad Arts gallery-store in Rochelle this month and will continue on display there through May 2. The exhibit features 40 oil paintings that capture scenes from the community and the places where Young travels.

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NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found....

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