Decorated US Army veteran James Neal Corley, passed away at his residence in Manchester Friday, July 26 at the age of 70.
Mr. Corley was a maintenance engineer with Nissan and a Vietnam veteran who earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman's Badge, One Overseas Bar, Sharpshooter Badge and Marksman Badge.
A change of schedule has been announced for West Elementary School for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2, due to the ongoing construction.
Dr. Timothy Setterlund, director of Wilson County Schools, said in a news release that all students, except for those in kindergarten, will have an abbreviated day from 7:15 until 9:15 a.m. Kindergarten students will not attend school until Monday, Aug. 5, and will be personally contacted by their teachers prior to Aug. 1.
Buses will run on Thursday and Friday.