Edd Merritt, Contributing Editor

Edd Merritt

Congratulations to our former assistant editor and layout organizer, Geeda Searfoorce, who is back on stage at the Off Center for Dramatic Arts. Geeda is a part of a sketch comedy group calling itself Stealing from Work that has been drawing squeals of laughter from its audiences according to an article in the January 26 Burlington Free Press. Sounding time appropriate, the current show is called “History Re-tweets Itself.”

Congratulations to Madeline Turnau, a student at Elon University located in Elon, North Carolina, who earned placement on the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester. Madeline is the daughter of Bob and Robin Turnau of Charlotte.

Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Phyllis Larry of Charlotte who passed away January 27 at the age of 82. Phyllis was known in the East Charlotte neighborhood as a master gardener and a former president of the Burlington Garden Club. She volunteered as a proofreader for the Charlotte News for a number of years. Her surviving family includes her husband, Carl Tatlock, of Charlotte.

Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Carolyn Lockwood-Pitkin who passed away January 29 at the age of 93. A former resident of Charlotte, she is survived by her daughter, Amy deGroot. The family will sponsor a celebration of her life August 5 at the Charlotte Congregational Church. They ask that those wishing to send remembrances do so in the form of donations to the Music Fund at the Congo Church.