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Teacher carries on legacy of Skillet Bird

Elvin Hill Elementary School first-grade teacher Lauren Ruston was taught early on, through a figure larger than life, about what it is to take care ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Pelham resident leads humane society project

Passionate people living out loud are generally the ones who spearhead excellence in communities, regions and in the world. Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

School reopenings addressed in statewide press conference

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey spoke Friday, June 26 in a 10 a.m. press conference addressing the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 calendar year. Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Ledlow supports others through Christian service

Ordained 40 years ago, as a deacon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Brierfield, Charles Ledlow has exemplified what a deacon should be. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

McKissick receives VMHS Golden Stinger Award

Thirty-two years is quite the investment of time into a career, especially when it requires spending your days impacting the lives of students.  Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

What is your life’s blueprint?

As horrific scenes of racism rival the pandemic in the world’s media, teachers’ minds turn to lessons. What can teachers do better to promote unity ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Elvin Hill gets outdoor classroom restored

It all started when two local dads out for a walk with their families caught a glimpse of something that started a conversation. Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Graduation realization

Pelham High School graduations are a spring staple for PHS teachers. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Brighten up your landscape

April showers bring May flowers, they say. And, Pelham residents have many places to pick up posies that will brighten landscapes and add curb appeal ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vasquez earns PHS Teacher of the Year

“Thank you for helping students learn English; you are amazing.” Written on the green heart on Juan Vasquez’s classroom door, this message marked an addition ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

PHS student Tamia Nelson finds her way

“Want me to read it to you?” my daughter asked as my phone vibrated on the console between us while I drove. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Graduation filled a major void for Pelham

“Would you have done things differently on March 13 if you had known that Friday was your last day to walk the halls of Pelham ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Staycations popular in Pelham for 2020

With summer quickly approaching, folks are clamoring to find a vacation that meets their needs in a time of different circumstances. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Listening to students can help make change

Eleventh grade English covers American nonfiction writings, speeches and letters from approximately 1914 forward. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Patients benefit from Pool’s sewing

Agnes Pool strives to help others through her work. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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