Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Thursday, 28 June 2007 16:12
Ashe County native Joanne Vannoy Goetz has come a long
way since graduating from Fleetwood High School.
After graduating from
Appalachian State University in 1956, Goetz taught school for 42 years. After
retirement last year, Goetz wrote a book, Long Time Coming. The book
tells the story of her involvement with the Darryl Hunt murder case in
Winston-Salem. Goetz taught Hunt in the sixth grade and always supported him,
even after he was charged with the murder of Deborah Sykes. A DNA test cleared
hunt after he served 18 months in prison. Goetz will be at Skyland Books and
Gifts Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to sign her book.