Martin County High Schools Get New Names

New developments in the consolidation of high schools in one school district.

The Martin County Board of Education has approved the renaming of the combination of Bear Grass high school with Roanoke high school to South Creek Cougars. Jamesville will combine with Williamston high and will become the Riverside Knights.

There have been heated debates on the consolidation issue and for many Jamesville parents and alumni, they still can't believe by next year their neighborhood school will be gone.

Superintendent Tom Daly says a group of students from each of the four high schools presented the new mascot and colors to the school board, in which they approved.

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  • by RHS(RedskinBaby) Location: Robersonville on Jul 27, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    from my point of view i really suggest that everyone get over it, school are bout to merge no matter how better your school was at doing what youo aint got to brag bout it. just like williamston yea yall always beat us n we had gud games, but we never gave up n plus you'll never know schools combine or not we still may beat your tail every 1nce n a while but it doesnt matter i done talk to kids at band camp n they ready to come.. so dont brag about anything so its go come bck at u. i may not b a redskinbaby by school name but trust i always will be by heart n so will BG they will still b bears 2. Get over the fact. it over done with. oh n so what if BG didnt have football. just stop talking bout people period always brag all the time. NOW LETS C WHO GO B SAYN RHS THIS YEAR..JUST WATCH WHEN GAMES START BG N RHS GO MAKE YALL MAD
  • by a Location: mc small town on Apr 9, 2010 at 07:00 PM
    Some of us do feel our children are our life, that's why we are for the consolidation. Better chances for classes that prepare our children/students for higher learning...
  • by To ex Location: Martin Co on Mar 31, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    Our children are our life, that's why we care about our "lil dumb schools". YOU GET A LIFE!!!!
  • by ex Location: none of your business on Mar 30, 2010 at 03:47 PM
    yall are soo stupid nobody cares about your lil dumb schools all yall are pathetic!!! get a life!
  • by O.K. Location: Williamston on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    They have been talking about putting the schools together ever since I was in school and I graduated from Roanoke in 1995. So if they think it is going to work.Then do whatever until it blows up in their faces. Now you see why Martin County is a big screwed up county.
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Mar 21, 2010 at 11:44 PM
    "Resident", the numbers don't lie... and do you mean "dialect". One would think that if you could find words like "excrement", "eurditness" and "pervasive" in your desk thesaurus, you could spell them. Wait till these 2010 Census numbers come out. Martin County may very well be below 20,000 residents for the first time in nearly a century and the numbers will be way off of the peak of the 50s and 60s. Your county is dying, the reason you are still here is because you can't seem to figure it out. I am here because of the work I do, but thank God it won't be long I will be able to join the hoardes in the white flight caravan to a lower crime, higher income, "busier" if less diverse area. Sorry, but like so many other people who are already gone, I need to look after the welfare of my family and get my children into better schools without having to pay for something the government is supposed to be providing, a good, comprehensive education in a crime free, safe public school.
  • by Resident Location: MC on Mar 21, 2010 at 07:21 PM
    Cornholio - Your calling someone condesending and holier than thou is akin to adage "the pot calling the kettle black." Your hate laden and less than truthful diatribes and political commentary on the state of affairs can only be surpassed by the bovine excrement of Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. I sincerely wish you would put your vast knowledge and eurditness to work in a positive vein within our educational system. Ah but that would require that you step from behind the veil of this electronic forum into the light of day. To utilize the pervasive dialetic of your posted residential area, "I know that aint gonna happen!"
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Mar 15, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    Dearest "to Cornholio", At one time, there were about 2,000 high school students in Martin County. There are now less than 1,200. About 1,600 of these students were at Williamston and Roanoke High Schools. There are now less than a combined 800 students at these two dying high schools. The numbers at Jamesville and Bear Grass have remained relatively stable compared to WHS and RHS. The same factors that ran students out of the two dying schools over the past 25 to 30 years or more will run these Bear Grass and Jamesville students out as well. Why wouldn't it? Nothing has changed with these hemorrhaging schools, they will continue to lose students and the county will continue to lose residents, but that will now spread to the whole county. "Peace", I will address you later, I am still trying to stomach the preachy hypocrisy. It kind of makes me too sick to react right now. I'm sorry your hate is so strong and your condescending, hollier-than-thou attitude is so deep.
  • by to Cornholio on Mar 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    So just to clear it up, in 25 years there will be only one high school. they way the originally wanted it. The powers that be will eventually have their way. hahahahahahaha
  • by Peace Location: Robersonville on Mar 14, 2010 at 01:00 PM
    .Everything dies if we let it. WE need to do everything we can to build up our county. Being bitter can end up destroying a person if they continue to look at life always in the negative. Instead of being bitter and continuing to add to the problems in out county, be a part of the solution. The same teachers that taught the students in Bear Grass and Jamesville will continue to teach in our county. They won't suddenly become bad teachers because they are in another location. Our responsiblity is to educate ALL of the children of Martin County. Whether we have 2 high schools or 4 is not the point. Every child in this county deserves a chance. I am sorry your hate is so strong. I know what it is like to lose a community school. The high school I attended is gone as well. But to let it consume you is not going to change things. We had prayer in our Church for this issue today and I will continue to pray that there can be some peace for you, and the people of each of these communities

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