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Sanford Erastus Peek Sr. and Vickie Wilson Peek are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married July 16, 1956, in Gaffney, S.C. Sanford is from Franklin and Vickie is from Gastonia.

The couple spend their summers in Franklin and reside in Summerville, S.C. during the fall and winter.


Gregory Hunt (R) of Franklin recently attended the Department of North Carolina, Marine Corps League convention in Mooresville, and came home with two new titles. Hunt was elected by the members of the Marine Corps League in North Carolina to be the Department’s Judge Advocate.

This elected position is responsible for the interpretation of the National and Department By Laws of the Marine Corps League; advise, and render opinions on questions of law and procedures to the Department Commandant, Department Board of Trustees, and to the 57 MCL Detachments in North Carolina.


Wesley McCormick is from Raleigh, North Carolina. Wesley McCormick began his career at the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (LBJCCC) on Oct. 18, 2010. He studied in the vocational trade of Facilities Maintenance. During this time, he received certifications and training in Occupational Safety Health and Administration.

Wesley expressed that Job Corps helped him to become a better person. He shared that training in a team oriented environment, assisted him to gain an assortment of needed skills to achieve his goal of becoming a Shop Foreman.



Things are happening with the Ammons Family. Led by Jim Ammons of Dacula, Ga., on April 16, 2011, Ammons family descendants from several southern states gathered together to dedicate a historic Ammons Cemetery in Marlboro County, South Carolina. The cemetery contains the remains of brothers, Joshua and Thomas Ammons (Revolutionary War soldiers), and other of the Ammons family. Joshua is said to have saved the life of the Marquis de LaFayette, after the Frenchman was wounded in battle; and Thomas rode with Francis Marion, who outwitted British troops during the American Revolution. An official South Carolina Historical Marker concerning the cemetery and Ammons family has been erected on US 15-401 near the entrance road to the cemetery. Most of the Ammons’ in Western North Carolina are descendants from one of the brothers, Thomas Ammons... as was my grandfather, Thomas Wilson Ammons.


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