Norris Hogkins Speaking At MCHA Lecture Series
Norris Hodgkins will be the speaker at the upcoming lecture series sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association. It will take place on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Civic Club in Southern Pines.
Hodgkins' talk is a pictorial presentation with historical anecdotes based on Helen Huttenhauer's recently re-published book, "Young Southern Pines." Hodkins' mother's family, the George Abrahams, were close friends of the Huttenhauer family in the early 1900s. His mother and Helen Huttenhauer were friends. He also will bring those attending up-to-date on what's happening now in Southern Pines.
Hodgkins, a native of Maine, moved to Southern Pines at the age of eight. He is a graduate of Southern Pines High School and Duke University. His banking career spanned 40 years, mostly with First Union in Southern Pines. He also served as treasurer of The Pilot for 14 years when the newspaper was owned by Sam Ragan.
Hodgkins was mayor of Southern Pines from 1964-69 and served as president of the historical association from 1961-62 and as treasurer and a member of the photographic committee. He presently serves as a director of Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities and is an active member of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Hodkins and his first wife, Sara, had three daughters who have presented him with four grandchildren. He has six grandchildren with his present wife, Lib, who has three children.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served following the one hour program. The Civic Club is located at 105 S. Ashe Street in Southern Pines at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, call (910) 692-2051 or visit the Web site at www.moorehistory.com.
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