Matt Mitchell

Nominations for Citizen of the Year

Nominations for Citizen of the Year


The Belmont Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year.The award will be presented during the chamber’s 48th annual meeting and banquet Jan. 24, at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

To nominate someone who has made significant contributions to his or her community, send a letter describing the accomplishments along with any necessary supporting information to: Belmont Chamber, PO Box 368, Belmont, NC 28012.

Nominations can be also be sent by e-mail to Nominations must be received by Nov. 30.

The Rev. Kenneth Alexander, senior pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church, is the current Citizen of the Year.

Hometown Heroes – Matt Mitchell, Winston-Salem State U


Not all the hometown sports heroes play (or played) baseball, some played football. One recent graduate, Matt Mitchell, has made an immediate impact for the Winston-Salem State University as a placekicker for the football team.

Mitchell, a 2006 South Point grad and East/West All-Star, has contributed to the WSSU team by elevating the kicking game for the Rams.


(Winston-Salem Journal photo)

Mitchell kicked a game-winning field goal on September 15 in Baltimore, MD against Morgan State, leading the Rams to a 19-17 victory.

Mitchell is the older brother of Joey Mitchell, a sophomore soccer player at SPHS. Matt Mitchell also played soccer through middle school and was recruited to play football as a placekicker when he got to the high school.