HARRISTOWN NEWS: Santa will be in New London Friday

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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After making it through Thanksgiving, we are heading full speed ahead into the holiday season. Decorations are already evident in and around our community. There will be lots of social gatherings and lots of food during the upcoming weeks.
Enjoy yourself in moderation and stay safe. The flu, RSV and COVID are still around.

Johnnie Harris writes the Harristown News.

Church News

Call to Pray meets the first and third Wednesday in each month at Shiloh Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Minister Argene Peoples is the facilitator. The host pastor is Rev. Parnell Kelly.

New Directon Life Ministries will host Women’s Weekend Dec. 8-10.

At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, the speaker will be Minister Tina Barrino of Saints Delight.

Dec. 9 will be women’s fellowship.

At 11 a.m. Dec. 10, Evangelist Virginia Iris, of Monroe Deliverance Center, will be the speaker.

At 5 p.m. Dec. 16, Anderson Grove Family Life is the place to be for an evening of celebration. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church presents its “Centennial Ball.”

The keynote speaker will be Overseer Jakeem Bowman of New Life Fellowship Church, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
Attendees will be regaled by presentations by The Chosen Disciples, Mitchell Johnson & Rehoboth and Royalty Priesthood & Voices of Life Fellowship Chorale.

Tickets are $60 each, or $50 each for groups of eight or more. The host pastor is Bishop Tavaris Johnson.


For residents that live in the town limits of New London, there will be a bulk waste pickup on Saturday.

Items to be picked up include furniture, small appliances, oversize items, etc. The pickup does not include televisions, computers, large appliances, yard waste and hazardous materials.

From 6-8 p.m. Friday, Santa will be at New London town park, across from Fast Stop. Come get pictures made and enjoy popcorn and hot chocolate.


The community is truly saddened by the passing of Carl Grier. Carl was a fixture of the community, and enjoyed all people. Sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends.


Marguerite Pankey, WaLillian Tyson, Eula Lewis, Delores Smith, Melvin Watkins, Dora Watkins, Vanessa Chambers, John Westbrook, James Nabinett, Evelyn Floyd, Little Oakley.


Cora Medley, Dora Watkins, Donald Floyd, Hannah Wall, Seccora Medley, Robert Sifford, Shawn Kendall, Q. Garner, Diane Bes, Cheryo Johnson, Losira Bradley, Pam Smith, Billie Morgan

Johnnie Harris writes Harristown News. Call 704-985-8523 or mail PO Box 151, Badin, NC 28009.