December 14, 2016 Edition

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Piece of WR history restored

Another piece of Walnut Ridge history has been brought back to life with the restoration of the historic 1893 building at 110 Northeast Front Street. Jon and Lesa Walter have spent the last four years restoring the property, doing much of the work themselves.

Amanda and Adam Prestidge have occupied the first floor of the property with their business, Simply Stitched Designs, a business that outgrew their home and that offers screen-printing, embroidery, vinyl work and personalization of items, as well as bulk orders.

An open house on Sunday gave the public an opportunity to get acquainted with the business and to view the restored building. If you didn't get to attend the open house, it is worth stopping by to see both the business and the building interior.
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Pictures of the Past

This photo shows students at Lynn School in 1946 including (front, from left): Junior Wilkes, Carl Durham, Joan Richey, Donald Oliver, Gene Shawver, Bobby Hutchinson, Janet Herring, Lizzie Gilbert, Rubylene Baker, Jessie E. Hooten, Catherine Cole, Mary Katherine Alls, Vincent Duncan, Billy Justus, Larry Lawson, Eugene Jones, Randall Ludwig, Eula Belle Wade, Lenwood Richey, Jerry Ward; (second row) Charles Berry, Oneida F. Richey, W.R. Lingo, Jack Rainwater, Bert Duncan, Jerry Rider, Wilene Sharp, R.C. Goodwin, Guthrie Huskey, Eugene Bristow, Catherine Porter, Donald Dickison; (back) B.W. Kelley, Edward Lingo, Burl Bristow, Relton Moore, Leon Chappel, Larry Lawson, Shirley Ludwig, Francis Lingo, Aleta Goodwin, Connley Sullivan, Gwenneth Raney, Berley Ludwig, J.R. Winford and Louis McElyea. (Pictures of the Past is a cooperative effort of The Times Dispatch and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Readers are encouraged to submit historic photos.)
Photo courtesy of William Carl Durham

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