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BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Short ride postponed
Weather prompts decision to delay
Friday, August 8, 2014
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
The Jennifer Short Memorial Scholarship Bike/Car Ride, scheduled this Sunday, has been postponed due to expected rainy weather.
The event now will be held Aug. 17 on the same schedule that had been planned for Sunday, said organizer Ray Reynolds.
According to the National Weather Service, there is a 90 percent chance of heavy rain this Sunday.
The ride raises funds for Bassett High School scholarships in memory of Jennifer, who would have attended BHS had she not been shot to death in 2002.
On Aug. 15 of that year, Jennifer’s parents, Mary and Michael Short, were found dead in their Oak Level home. Both had been shot in the head.
Jennifer, who was 9 at the time, was believed abducted from the home by her parents’ killer or killers. Her remains were found Sept. 25, 2002, along a stream bed off Grogan Road in Stoneville (Rockingham County), N.C. She, too, suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
No one has been charged in the homicides.