People and Places
The Rockwell High School class of 1942 held its 67th renion recently at Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant in Salisbury. There were 14 class members and five guests present.
Blanche Brown Drew presided and led devotions. She remembered deceased members and their spouses.
There are presently 28 deceased out of the class of 62 members, including two who passed this year: Annie Lee Hoffner Hall and Marie Wagner Harrison.
Members present were Brown J. Sides, Carl Euart, Catherine Fisher Steel, Joanne Kluttz Eagle, Mary Helen Kluttz Shive, Blanche Brown Drew, Nevada Ludwick Rabon, Ruth Lyerly, Mattie Eller Dry.
Also attending were Rosa Lee Williams Morgan and husband, Ralph; J.C. Arey and son; Bill Brown, and son; May Wyatt Carter and her granddaughter; and Cecil Fisher and wife, Mary.
Martial arts award
Larry Dillingham, head instructor of Dillingham Martial Arts at City Park Recreation Center, recently traveled to Atlanta to attend the Battle of Atlanta where he received a prestigious award. The tournament hosted competitors from around the world.
Dillingham is the current vice chairman of the Dojo Organization, a group of karate tournament promoters who promote their events in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The Dojo Organization has been in existence for over 40 years and is noted and highly respected for its ability to produce and sustain one of the most efficient and fairest level of judges and officials in the entire country.
Dillingham, along with the Dojo chairman, Corey Waiters, accepted an award honoring the Dojo Organization and its promoters for many years of excellence.
All of the promoters within the Dojo Organization were permanently inducted into the Battle of Atlanta Hall of Fame.