Peeler seeks third term on Granite Quarry board

Eloise Peeler
Eloise Peeler

GRANITE QUARRY — Seeking her third term on the Board of Aldermen, Eloise Peeler says she is encouraged by Granite Quarry’s recent progress but is ready for the next step.

“I want to see a medical building — a new building for the doctor,” says Peeler, first elected in 2005. “I really would like to see that go up, and hopefully, it will.”

Peeler noted the recent additions in Granite Quarry of a doctor and drugstore and some other good businesses, but adds there is room for more.

“It has come a long way, and I’m really proud,” Peeler said of Granite Quarry, where she has lived all of her life.

Peeler, 79, retired as administrative assistant to the Catawba College president in 1996. She worked for the college for 39 years, serving seven presidents and five chairmen of the board.

She graduated from Granite Quarry High School and Salisbury Business College. Through the years, she has been heavily involved in Wittenberg Lutheran Church, where she is a former member of church council.

The seats of Peeler and Brad Kluttz are up for election this year to new four-year terms.

The official ballot includes Peeler, Mike Brinkley, Jake Fisher Jr., Wes Rhinier and Arin Wilhelm. Kluttz has said he will run as a write-in candidate.

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