DA Investigator Named Chair of Salvation Army

Tom Adkins, Investigator for the 36th Prosecutorial District Attorney’s Office, has been named chairman of the advisory board for the nine-county Hickory Corps of the Salvation Army. His two-year tenure for the position will begin July 1, 2019.

“I am honored to be selected as the incoming Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board for the Hickory Corps,” Adkins said.  “We were blessed to have Captains Tim and Bethany (Delaney) for the last four years, and I look forward to working with the new command team of Majors Matt and Rebecca Trayler.”

District Attorney Scott Reilly, whose wife Beth also serves on the advisory board for the Hickory Salvation Army, said, “I can think of no other person better qualified than Tom Adkins to lead the advisory board for the Salvation Army.”

Adkins was recognized as the incoming chairperson during a farewell dinner held on June 11, 2019, for outgoing Captains Tim and Bethany Delaney. The Delaneys led the Hickory Salvation Army Command – comprised of Catawba, Alexander, Caldwell, Burke, McDowell, Watauga, Avery, Ashe and Wilkes counties – for the past four years but will be departing to serve as missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa, for at least the next three years. The Delaneys were recognized and honored for their four years of service to the Hickory Salvation Army prior to their departure.

“We wish the Delaneys the best of luck as they begin the next chapter of their lives in Cape Town, South Africa,” Reilly said. “They did an outstanding job during their time here in Catawba County, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while doing so much to meet the needs of the unfortunate without discrimination.”