William Calvin Horton

Profile Updated: July 1, 2022
William Calvin Horton
Residing In: DeLand, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Ginger Brown Horton
Occupation: Retired
Children: William Alexander Horton (Alex), born 1970, Principal of West Phoenix High School, The Leona Group; More…three children. Lauren L. Hannapel, born 1977, Coordinator of Regulatory Compliance and Accreditation Programs, Halifax Health Care, Daytona Beach, Florida; two children.
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Ginger and I began dating in 1960, married in 1965, and lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, until 1967 while I finished my undergraduate work in political science. We moved to Charlotte, where she was a school teacher and I worked in various positions in the City of Charlotte personnel department.

I obtained an educational leave and we again lived in Chapel Hill from 1971-72 while I worked on a Master of Public Administration degree. We returned to Charlotte and resumed our careers, remaining there until 1974, when I was appointed Assistant City Manager of Decatur, Georgia. Ginger continued her work as a middle school music teacher until Lauren was born in 1977. She eventually resumed work as the school secretary for Lauren's elementary school.

We remained in Decatur until 1989. That year, I was appointed Public Safety Director of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ginger became the school secretary/bookkeeper/business manager for a middle school in Chapel Hill.

In 1990, I was selected by the Council as Town Manager. I served in that post for sixteen years, until I retired in 2006. I also was an adjunct faculty member in the UNC School of Government, teaching the courses in city and county management in the Master of Public Administration Program from 2002 to 2008.

Ginger and I moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 2010. Prescott is in the central mountains, in the middle of the Prescott National Forest. We traveled, hiked, and served as volunteers for the US Forest Service and the Highlands Center for Natural History.

In March, 2022, we moved to DeLand, FL, a small college town (Stetson University) and are enjoying exploring our new state.

School Story:

Some of my favorite memories: our championship football team's outstanding season during our senior year; hours and hours at the L&M; open house at White Memorial; singing for Judy Freeman as a member of the Ensemble; Oklahoma; falling in love with Ginger.

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Feb 01, 2023 at 10:19 AM

My Dear Friend Katharine: A very Merry Birthday to you! I hope that you and Larry have planned a special day of celebration. It seems impossible that we have known each other such a long time. Many good memories! Best wishes, Calvin

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Jan 31, 2023 at 10:13 AM

Gennie and I met each other in the fifth grade and were friends through Morson and our graduation from Broughton.  She was always a sweet girl.  I was glad that I got to see her at a couple of our reunions.

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Jan 19, 2023 at 3:18 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2023 at 5:53 PM

Happy Birthday, friend Don. I hope you have had an even better day than you deserve, and you deserve a very good one. Hard to believe that we have been friends for such a long time. I have many happy memories of the hours that we spent together, especially playing baseball. Good luck to you and your family, Calvin

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Jan 19, 2023 at 5:34 AM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2023 at 4:46 PM

Mera, I hope that all goes well for you, and that you have had a great birthday celebration with your family and friends. All good wishes, Calvin

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Jan 15, 2023 at 9:23 PM

Posted on: Jan 14, 2023 at 5:55 PM

Happy Birthday friend Susan! I hope that you've been properly spoiled by your family and friends. All good wishes for a great new year filled with peace and joy. Cal

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Jan 07, 2023 at 4:17 PM

My earliest memories of growing up in Caraleigh involve Phyllis.  We attended each other's birthday parties, played outdoors together, visited in each other's homes, attended Vacation bible School together,and went through the Raleigh schools system together.  She was a sweet girl, and was one of the prettiest I ever knew. We last saw each other at a Caraleigh Reunion about two decades ago, but we kept up with each other through the Broughton Web page.  My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Dec 18, 2022 at 3:49 PM

Mack, I hope that you and Carol will have a Christmas of joy and a New Year of Peace, All good wishes, Calvin

Dec 09, 2022 at 11:23 AM

All good wishes for a very happy Birthday.

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Nov 16, 2022 at 5:54 PM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Happy Birthday to you, Ben. Ginger and I send all good wishes to you and Francine. Best, Calvin

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Nov 16, 2022 at 5:56 PM

Posted on: Nov 14, 2022 at 1:33 PM

Don, Ginger and I both are well. Had minor damage from the hurricane and some related complications that made it impossible for us to get to the reunion. We really were disappointed that we couldn't get there. I'm going to lobby for another reunion in five years, with the thought that more of us might make it that far. I trust that all goes well for you.

Nov 10, 2022 at 5:11 PM

Martin, Hope you've had a great Birthday. All good wishes, Cal

Oct 26, 2022 at 4:17 PM

Billy, all good wishes for a Happy Birthday and another good year. Calvin

Oct 24, 2022 at 1:59 PM

Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope that you have another great day with family and friends. All good wishes to you. Calvin

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Sep 19, 2022 at 4:15 PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Chuck; I'm counting on seeing you at the reunion. You better be there. Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday to you. Calvin

Sep 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Happy Birthday, old codger. Hope to see you at the reunion. Cal

Sep 15, 2022 at 4:28 PM

Carolyn, Happy Birthday to you. I hope that all goes well. Calvin

Aug 29, 2022 at 4:40 PM

Charlene, I still remember meeting you at Murphy, in Ms. Zeh's class. Hard to believe it was such a long time ago. Happy Birthday to you. Calvin

Aug 26, 2022 at 5:33 PM

Earl, Happy Birthday to you, a day early. I hope you have a great day with your family. All good wishes, and thanks for your Birthday greeting to me. Calvin

Aug 26, 2022 at 4:33 AM
Aug 22, 2022 at 1:14 PM

Harold, Happy Birthday to you, old friend. I hope that all goes well for you and that you have a great day of celebration. All good wishes, Calvin