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October 7, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ting Park
101 Sportsmanship Way
Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Sears Family Community Receiving

Friday, October 7, 2022

The community is invited to share memories and condolences with family members of longtime former Mayor Richard G. "Dick" Sears. The Sears Family Community Receiving will be held at Ting Stadium on the field that bears his name. Sears passed away following an almost two-year battle with cancer. 

Sears served as mayor of Holly Springs for 20 years, from 2001 until 2021. During his two decades as mayor, Holly Springs quadrupled in population, transforming from mostly a bedroom community to a vibrant town of 46,00, while becoming known as one of the most desirable towns in North Carolina.

Throughout his tenure, Sears pursued a vision of Holly Springs as a place where residents could live, work, and play without needing to go out of town for most services. At the same time, he prioritized the retention of Holly Springs' small-town charm.

Under his leadership, Holly Springs solidified its reputation as a preferred location for life sciences companies. Sears also helped bring a hospital to Holly Springs, one of his biggest goals as mayor.

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