Williamston Farmers Market still running for 2016 season

By Caitlin DeLuca
The Williamston Post

After being reinstated by the City Council two months ago, the Williamston Farmers Market is gearing up for the 2016 season. The Farmers’ Market and its manager Marlene Epley were cut from DDA funding without warning in February. The reason for the defunding seemed to be because the market was operating at a loss. At the following City Council meeting, it was standing room only as many citizens came to both defend the market and demand the market’s and Epley’s reinstatement. The City Council voted unanimously to reinstate both and create a committee to monitor and plan the market.

Safety is top priority during Williamston High School’s prom

By Caitlin DeLuca
The Williamston Post

Williamston High School’s junior-senior prom will be on April 30, and the school is making safety a number one priority. The main concern in terms of safety is underage drinking, according to WHS principal Dr. Jeff Thoenes. “We emphasize as best we can that the students be safe and make good decisions, especially encouraging them not to drink,” said Dr. Thoenes. “When I first got here, about seven years ago, I noticed that kids were coming to public events and school functions intoxicated. So, we purchased a breathalyzer and announced it to discourage student drinking,” he said.

Williamston trail to honor post-traumatic stress sufferers

By Caitlin DeLuca
The Williamston Post

Honor for All will name a trail in Memorial Park to honor veterans and first responders lost to suicide due to post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury

Honor for All is a small, non-profit organization founded in Williamston whose goal is to eliminate the stigma surrounding post-traumatic stress. “We are dedicated to bringing honor to invisible wounds,” said Thomas Mahoney, president of Honor for All. “Our immediate goal is to overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress and to bring the friendlier civic term of injury and to drop the word disorder from public use.” This group has not been idle in trying to achieve its goals. Honor for All has been working to get June 27 named as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.