Final Graduation At Bear Grass High School

Bear Grass High School in Martin County graduated its final senior class Thursday night.

The 2010 graduates walked into the gymnasium in front of the largest graduation crowd in years.

However, the Bear Grass community is not going to let their school go down without a fight. They're hoping the courts intervene in a last ditch effort to stop their school from closing.

The Martin County School Board voted to close Bear Grass and sent those students to Roanoke. Jamesville school will also close. Those students will head to Williamston.


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  • by lyndseyO. Location: ill will on May 16, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    go tigers.
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      by Matías on Aug 5, 2011 at 09:08 AM in reply to lyndseyO.
      I don't know how but hear about this. I lived 9 weeks in Bear Grass high in 1995. It is so sad. Hi everyone who remembers me.
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Jun 29, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    You selfish greens have won the right to ruin the whole county, no need to continue to pretend that you have given up anything of consequence. Two of the county's high schools are still open, Williamston and Roanoke. They have been given two absurd names that should never have been adopted. Two turds by any other name are still two turds. Location, location, location. I am sure you have heard this before, location is the most important factor. Williamston people insist that the location of the schools their children attend will always be in or just outside of the town of Williamston. They refuse to compromise and locate schools nearer to the center of a twenty plus mile wide district. They care about themselves and could not care any less if other children in the county have to ride a bus for over an hour each way every day because their precious little green clad snowflakes must be able to be in their classroom 5 minutes after walking out of their backdoor. Be honest once.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    d and Joe, I totally agree with what you have said. d, I was thinking that anyone who possibly had hemorrhoids could be grouchy and not very pleasant. Since Cornholio seems to be grouchy, I figured this malady may be the reason for the grouchiness. Just a thought!
  • by d on Jun 27, 2010 at 04:42 AM
    to anonymous: a hemorrihoid is something most try to get rid of (in this instance "move'). To cornholil, in life everything changes and you may have once loved martin county but it seems that as of late you don't so why don't you leave. No it isn't right but if you aren't happy in this rat infested county then go see if you can find the greener grass somewhere else. Maybe the saying will come true and you will find the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Or better yet give change a try, every once in a while change can be a good thing and maybe this is one of those times that it will be. We just have to keep our heads high and pray for the best.
  • by Joe Location: Farm Life on Jun 26, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    It's obvious that Cornholio has nothing better to do than sit here and see if anyone has responded to his inane comments. By the way, WHS and RHS no longer exist. It will not be the same for them, no matter what anyone says. They have new teachers and new faces to meet. They no longer see the familiar mascots and coloring on their campuses. They have played on sports teams that have had intense rivalries with the BG and JHS and now they can't play for the Green and Gold or the Red and Gold anymore. Saying that WHS and RHS lost nothing in this issue is naive. What about the rising senior who has known nothing but green and gold all their lives but now have to have Riverside on their diploma? Attacking WHS and RHS all the time serves no purpose. The students and the schools have nothing to do with consolidation. WHS and RHS didn't force the issue, the BOE did. Quit attacking the schools and save your ire for the BOE.
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Jun 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    I Googled "hemorrhoid" and one of the accepted definitions is "a puffy, painful irritating jerk who posts anonymously about the sores on his tail". I think that one fits "Anonymous" of Jun 24 at 9:01pm. "D", if you read my posts, I never said that I don't like Martin County. In fact, I love what Martin County once was, before it deteriorated into the crime infested, poverty stricken place that it has been turned in to. It actually makes me want to puke when I see so many people take so many actions that are harmful to the county in the long run but helpful to them and their precious families in the short term. It is a disgrace how the powers that be, mostly Williamston people have plowed this county's nose in the dirt. You should all be ashamed of your selfishness. Anyone intelligent enough to chart the results of prior decisions made by these clowns can see that this latest change is another blow to the county's long term viability.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 at 06:01 PM
    D, maybe he really likes Martin County, but just has hemorrhoids that won't heal.
  • by D on Jun 24, 2010 at 03:45 PM
    To Cornholio, not trying to be mean, but I do have one quick question for you, if you hate martin county so bad, why do you continue to live here? Just wondering, it seems that you have nothing nice to say about anything.
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Jun 16, 2010 at 08:22 PM
    Actually "Anutymous", Williamston and Roanoke have been losing for years and they will continue to lose. The difference is, you have spread your misery to Bear Grass and Jamesville while you still had the population numbers to do it. Williamston High School's enrollment dropped by 400 students in 40 years, from 850 to 450. Roanoke High School's enrollment dropped by 450 students in 40 years, from 750 to 300. Jamesville's numbers have been steady and Bear Grass has seen an increase in enrollment through the same period. Those two institutions that kept the county's population from declining faster yet are now gone. Jamesville and Bear Grass will now suffer from the same white flight that has drained the county of students, tax revenue and jobs and has caused the crime rate in the county to skyrocket. Congratulations you zany drolls, you win. Martin County loses! The county loses even more of what has caused your misery in the first place.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Regina Lynn, you are exactly right! There will never be another Williamston High School graduation, Jamesville High School graduation, Roanoke High School graduation, or Bear Grass High School graduation. Keep your chin up and don't bother responding to anyone on here about this because they've just simply lost. You can't be rational with irrational folks. Chalk it up to the source. Just know when you have won and leave the rest alone! IT IS NOT ONE THING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT! Just smile and let them be in misery. You have outsmarted them and THAT, they can't stand.
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