Town of Garland, North Carolina
"Greatness Grows in Garland"
​Post Office Box 207        190 South Church Avenue           Garland, North Carolina    28441       (910) 529-4141  
FAX:  (910) 529-1393 


Citizens prioritize critical needs to identify goals for The Town of Garland on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Garland Baptist Church.
Commissioner Winifred Murphy shares NC STEP grant criteria to the citizens on Monday, January 9, 2012.  Forty-three (43) participants attended.
Citizens gather in the Rotary Park for the 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday December 6, 2012.  Mrs. Beatrice Brown and Mrs. Clarissa McDaniel shared the honor of the tree lighting!
Mayor Winifred Murphy welcomes citizens of Garland and surrounding areas as they gather for the 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday December 6, 2012. Looking on are Sampson County Commissioner Jefferson Strickland, Roseboro Mayor David Alexander, Sampson County Commissioner & Mrs. Harry Parker, and business owner John Jones.
NC STEP members gather on January 14, 2013 at the Garland Senior Center to discuss upcoming events and goals for the new year.
NC STEP members work collaboratively to discuss the town's strengths and vision at the first meeting of the new year on January 14, 2013.
In honor of the MLK, Jr. Holiday, the town presented two Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Awards to the families of the late Dr. Amos Neal Johnson (pictured on the right) and the late Henry Lee "Buddy" Treadwell (pictured on the left).  The Celebration was held on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Saint Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church at 51 East Third Street.

Dr. Johnson was President of the NC Medical Society in 1959, President of the American Academy of General Practice, and served on the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina. The Duke University Medical School used the Garland local doctor/assistant model to develop the present day Physician Assistant Program. Buddy Treadwell was awarded an Honorary Physician Assistant certification from Duke University in 1970. Dr. Johnson died in 1975 and "Buddy" died in 1990. Having made such a tremendous impact not only in the medical field at the local, state, and national level but in the area of humanity, the Garland committee felt their contributions exemplified the principals of Dr. King and deserved the first legacy awards. 

Dr. Johnson was the son of one of the founding fathers of Garland and the first mayor of Garland (Jefferson Deems Johnson). He has one surviving child (Amos Neal Johnson, Jr.) who lives in Lehigh Acres, Florida. North Carolina Supreme Court Judge Jefferson Deems Johnson, Jr. who died in 1985 was brother to Dr. Amos Johnson.

Henry Lee "Buddy" Treadwell (son of Butler and Georgia Johnson Treadwell) has four children: Vivian Gunter (Clinton, NC), Linda Corbin (Clinton, NC), Mary Ann Townsend (Denver, Colorado), and Henry Lee Treadwell, Jr. (Garland, NC). 
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award is presented by The Town of Garland/NC STEP Leadership Team to the family of the late Henry Lee "Buddy" Treadwell. 
Mayor Murphy brings greetings to everyone.
Mr. J. W. Hill, age 94, receives an MLK, Jr. Longevity Award
Commissioner Register presents MLK, Jr. Longevity Awards.
The MLK, Jr. Spirit Awards were presented to Mrs. Mary B. Brown. Not pictured are Mrs. Billie Devane, Mrs. Dorothy Hart, and Mr. Gene Hart. 
The Union High School Gospel Choir Performs
Reverend Hugh Miller and Reverend Timothy Register
Commissioner Haywood Johnson, Mayor Pro-Tem Ralph Smith, and Commissioner Matthew Register are recognized by the Mayor.
Attendees enjoyed this beautiful cake in honor of Dr. King!
Santa Claus HAS ARRIVED in the Town of Garland.
The 2013 North Carolina Main Street Conference in Salisbury featured fresh, new collaborative partnerships that informed various areas on creating locally owned enterprises, cultural and entertainment venues, downtown housing and schools and a mix of activities. Innovative ideas were also discussed to attract people, interest and investment by making communities more resilient and better positioned to endure tough economic times and expand markets and opportunities. 
January 30 – February 1, 2013
Mayor Winifred Murphy, Mary Brown, Joyce Miles, Sylvia Carter, and Sheila Smith 
L to R: Rick Jones, District Manager, Handee-Hugo, Winifred Murphy, Mayor of Garland & Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, John Clark, Owner, Handee-Hugo, Melissa Smith, Manager, Handee-Hugo, Elaine Carroll, Branch Manager, Southern Bank, Garland, Joyce Miles, NC STEP Coordinator, Ann Kinlaw, Store Manager, Subway, Jeff Oppenheim (February 6, 2013). 
The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new members Just Blessed Hair Salon and Pacman’s Barbershop into the Chamber family with ribbon cuttings held last Thursday, March 21. Just Blessed Hair Salon, is owned and operated by Veronica Newkirk while her brother, Jimmy Packard, owns his own barbershop just down the street. 

Ribbon Cuttings in Garland 
On Monday April 1st, The Town of Garland/NC STEP Team held its first annual Easter Egg Hunt for the community. Activities were available for children of all ages, which included the egg hunt for children from ages 0-12. Based on registration information, over 1,000 children and adults attended the event from 10 am - 4 pm.
In honor of the MLK, Jr. Holiday, the town presented two Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Awards to the families of the late Dr. Amos Neal Johnson and the late Henry Lee Treadwell on January 21, 2013. The son of Dr. Johnson, Amos Neal Johnson Jr. was able to receive the award on behalf of the Johnson family on May 20, 2013 at Garland Baptist Church. Please scroll above to see the rest of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
Garland NC STEP Team says goodbye to long-time coach Art Jackson at the September 16, 2013 regular meeting.  Members honored Mr. Jackson with an award for his hard work and dedication to bring greatness to the Town of Garland.  New NC Rural coach, Misty Herget,was also present for this meeting.