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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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

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Aug 13, 2022 at 6:07 AM

Posted on: Aug 12, 2022 at 1:41 PM

Happy Birthday, Freeman! I never had a better friend than you. Hope to see you and Peggy at the reunion in October. Best, Calvin

Aug 12, 2022 at 1:39 PM

Happy Birthday! I hope that you have an extra portion of fun today. You deserve it. Best, Calvin

Aug 02, 2022 at 1:16 PM

Happy Birthday to you, Larry. Remember playing baseball inside the blimp storage dome in Elizabeth City when we were in the state championships? Hope you have a great day with your family and friends. Look forward to seeing you at the reunion. Best, Calvin

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Aug 01, 2022 at 5:54 PM

Posted on: Aug 01, 2022 at 3:46 PM

Baxter: All good wishes for a great Happy Birthday celebration! I hope that Ginger and I will see you at the reunion. And, by the way, how did you end up in Greenville? Best, Calvin

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Jul 23, 2022 at 4:26 PM

I'll never forget the great times I had with George when we were in high school at Broughton.  He was a generous person, friendly to everyone he met, always capable of making a good time even better, and with a good sense of humor.  I regret that we never saw each other after high school.  Cal Horton

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Jul 20, 2022 at 11:27 AM

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022 at 10:36 AM

Ben, I was thinking yesterday of you, Bob Denlinger, and I singing folk songs as we stood in the cafeteria line. Good memories. Hope all goes well for you and Francine.

Jul 19, 2022 at 10:33 AM

Bob, A day late, but no less sincere: Hapy Birthday! Hope you had a great day and celebration. Best, Cal

Jul 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM

Jane, I really hope that you'll be attending the reunion. It would be great to see you. I have many fond memories of you and our friends at Morson and Broughton. All good wishes for a happy birthday. Calvin

Jul 10, 2022 at 2:04 PM

Happy Birthday, friend Joan! I trust that all goes well for you. I hope that you will be able to join us for the 60th Reunion in October. It would be great to see you and other old Morson and Broughton friends. All good wishes, Calvin

Jul 01, 2022 at 12:55 PM

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday old friend. Happy birthday to you. Calvin

Jul 01, 2022 at 10:42 AM
Jun 27, 2022 at 11:11 AM

Happy Birthday friend Gloria! I hope that you and Johnny will be at the October 8 reunion. Ginger and I would enjoy seeing the two of you. Calvin

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Jun 24, 2022 at 11:43 AM