William D. Peerman

On October 20, 2000, the Chapel Hill High School football stadium was dedicated and named in honor of two former educators, one of whom was William Peerman. Coach William Donald “Huck” Peerman coached football, basketball and baseball at Lincoln High School in the 1950s and 1960s. While at Lincoln, the Mighty Tigers football team had a four-year, 47-game winning streak. …

Reverend Dr. J.R. Manley

When Dr. J.R. Manley first came to Chapel Hill, he expected to spend three Sundays preaching at First Baptist Church. Instead, he ended up serving as the church’s Senior Pastor for 65 years. Born in Murfreesboro (NC), Dr. Manley arrived at Rock Hill Baptist Church in September 1946 at the age of 19 to fill in for a Pastor who …