People & Places Sunday, May 8

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Bridge note 

Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin is “temporarily out of order,” according to Myrnie, but will return soon. Games continue on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Women’s Club, and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Burgess earns  music award

Kaitlyn Burgess, daughter of Joel and Tonya Burgess of Salisbury, has earned the Paderewski Award from the American College of Musicians through their National Guild of Piano Teachers Awards Program. To receive the award, a piano student must enter yearly Guild auditions for ten years, play no less than ten memorized pieces per year, and play the corresponding scales with each piece. Kaitlyn has studied piano with Mrs. Franklin Merrell for each of her ten years. She is an honors senior at East Rowan High School.

Campbell earns drama award

On April 21, Johnathan Campbell was presented with the Robert H. Porterfield ‘29 Drama Award at Hampden-Sydney College’s Final Convocation. This award is given to the students with the greatest contributions to the community throught the medium of theatre. Johnathan is the son of Don & Sarah Campbell of Salisbury.

Delta Sigma Theta

The Salisbury Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently attended their annual Spring State Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. A total of 895 ladies representing 65 chapters from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Bermuda came together to support “Stand Up, Stand Out,” End Comestic Violence. This two-day event was in partnership with Safe alliance. Safe Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide hope and healing for people in crisis. A total of 28,000 personal healthcare and hygiene items were donated.

As outlined by our National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., our local chapter is also committed to serve and assist. The Salisbury chapter sponsored a Health and Wellness Fair; chairperson Vonnie Morgan; a day of International Awareness; chairperson Dr. Linda Stoner; and a Homeownership Seminar, chairperson Francella Trueblood. These programs which were free and open to the public were hosted in partnership with Livingstone College, Novant Health, Med Express Pharmacy, Smiles by Design, J.F. Hurley YMCA, the Rowan Country Health Department, HUD Housing Counselors and the Salisbury Community Development Corporation.

Delta Sigma Theta’s support to education is evident in their donation of over a million dollars in scholarships locally and worldwide in 2016. Ruby Steele is president of the Salisbury Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue grand opening open house


The open house to celebrate Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue grand opening is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and will feature tours, food, games and entertainment. There will be live music by by Bleu Feather as well as games and prizes — including a Stick Pony Kentucky Derby Race. There will also be corn hole boards set up for anyone that would like to play. Tours of the facility will be offered, and there will be food and drinks available for a donation. All proceeds go directly to Midnight’s Promise to help provide food and care for our rescue horses. The menu will be hot dogs grilled on site, chips, drinks and baked goods. The facility is at 685 Delta St. Call 704-223-4799 for more information or visit

Confederate Memorial Day

CONCORD — The Cabarrus Guards, Camp 1837 Sons of Confederate Veterans and The Coltrane-Harris Chapter of the UDC, present a Confederate Memorial Day Celebration.  The ceremony is Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.; periodd music will begin at 2:30 p.m., at the Old Cabarrus County Courthouse, 65 Union St. South. Info: G. Patterson at

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