Notables: Oct. 2

October 3, 2013 

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican

Roy Bourgeois, former Maryknoll priest and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will facilitate a discussion of “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican,” an award-winning documentary film about the controversial movement of women being ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic church. This discussion will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted. For more information, visit

Scholarships to be awarded

Courtney Dunn and William Lashley IV will receive $1,000 college scholarships from the Derek E. Hodge II Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The foundation was founded in memory of Derek E. Hodge II, a Knightdale student who was slain at NC A&T State University during a robbery.

Wendell teacher recognized

Chad Holloman, agriscience educator at Corinth Holders High School in Wendell, has been selected as the 2013 North Carolina winner of the Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award, given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Award winners are agricultural educators who emphasize the application of science in the classroom. The award recognizes leadership in agriscience, civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities.

Nowell turns 105

Erdeen Earp Nowell turned 105 on Sept. 22. She lives at Wellington Nursing Home, where her daughter Evelyn Nowell Adams and daughter-in-law Edie Nowell visit her every day. She had a party at the nursing home, where about 30 family and friends came to celebrate. She is the only living charter member at Central Baptist Church, and church members honored her Sept. 22, which was their homecoming day. The church’s goal was to have community members send her at least 105 birthday cards, and she received well over that amount, both from friends and family and from strangers.

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