Category Archives: South Hill

More computer classes coming to local libraries, plus literary discussion groups

~  For those of us who do not have ready access to a fifth-grader – and thus are lost in the ever-deepening thickets of technological innovation – the Pierce County Library System is conducting another series of FREE tutorials on a variety … Continue reading

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DB Cooper Symposium delivers solid information and analysis

by Bruce A. Smith  The first annual gathering of DB Cooper sleuths took place over the weekend at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon, and participants were engulfed with the enthusiasm generated in the case by the 40th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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Judy Spiers: On the road of Day One of the Open Studio Tour

  Camera, tablet, pencils and a full tank of gas and my husband Mark and I were off to the Open Studio Tour of Pierce County.  We decided to follow the directions mapped out in the brochure and see how well they … Continue reading

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Breaking news in the Powell case

Editor’s Note:  The following press release from the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has just been received by the Mountain News.  It reveals that Steven Craig Powell has been charged with fourteen counts of child pornography and other crimes.  Steven Powell … Continue reading

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A deeper look at the South Hill – Graham homicide: a profile of Cori Lewis

  Although the homicide of Cori Lewis has triggered an enormous interest in the life of her confessed murderer, Kelly Merz, very little is actually known about the deceased.

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The New Testament Christian Church of Graham: an overview

by Bruce A. Smith  A look inside the “church behind the fence”  Across a sloping field along the Orting-Kapowsin Highway in Graham sprawls the world headquarters of the New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc.  Embracing an old-fashioned style of religion … Continue reading

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Update on Lewis homicide: Shooter had strong ties to Graham

  While very little information is known about Cori Lewis, the woman whose body was found last Monday buried in a shallow grave in Graham, more is known about her assailant, Kelly Merz and much of it is disturbing.

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