45 years ago


This week in 1974…

Students of East Montgomery High School rounded up donors for 282 pints of blood to defeat cross-county rival, West Montgomery, in competition to see which school could produce the most donors. West collected 148 pints to give the county a total of 430 pints. The East effort was sponsored by the Health Occupations Club. Carol Hinson, club president, accepted the winning trophy on behalf of the club and the school. The West visit was sponsored by the Student Council.

The fourth Annual Montgomery Technical Institute Employees’ Appreciation Banquet was held at the Montgomery Country Club. After the meal, the Rev. Raeford Cooke gave the invocation. Mrs. Marion Parker and Francis McCallum, new board members, were recognized. The highlight of the evening was the entertainment provided by harpist, Barbara Seidman.



35 years ago


This week in 1984…

Sherry Dawn Sheffield, 17-year old daughter of Richard and Mary Sheffield of Star, was named Miss Merry Christmas at the annual pageant in Star. Larissa Dawn Nelson, 5-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nelson Sr. of Troy, was crowned Little Miss Merry Christmas. Sherry was sponsored by Smith and Son Garage.

The Candor Fire Department honored retiring firemen Loy Branson and Carlton Vance at their annual Christmas dinner. Jed Comer was also recognized as Outstanding Young Fireman of 1984. Making the presentations was Chief Graham Fox. Branson retired after 34 years as a volunteer fireman and Vance after 28 years.


25 years ago


This week in 1994…

The East Montgomery High School Chorus, accompanied by Mignon Dobbins on piano and Jason Singleton on trumpet, performed for the public opening of the school’s new auditorium.

Alandale Knitting Co. in Troy was awarded the North Carolina Governor’s Award of Excellence in waste reduction recently. Alandale was one of only 10 companies in the state to be recognized by the Dept. of Environment, Health and Natural Resources for excellence in waste reduction and recycling for 1993. The company is being used for a case study for other companies to follow to reduce waste and manage resources consistent with preserving the environment.

15 years ago


This week in 2004…

Students and staff in Ron Wall’s class enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Monday, Nov. 22. As part of a living skills lesson, the students enjoyed making a pumpkin pie to share at dinner.

The Star Beautification and Revitalization group hosted the annual Star Tree Lighting on Saturday. Public Works Supervisor Wesley Brown read the Christmas Story and people gathered around the outdoor tree to sing a Christmas Carol.



10 years ago

This week in 2009…

After more than 30 years of service to Montgomery County, Ricky and Toni Goodwin retired from Emergency Medical Rescue of Star. Ricky began his service in November 1978 and Toni began in January 1979. A reception dinner was held at the Star Municipal Building where the couple was presented a pottery plate.

Communities In Schools held a canned food drive at several elementary schools from November 2-19 to benefit local food pantries during the holiday season. Mt. Gilead Elementary collected 284 cans, Star Elementary collected 530 cans, Page Street Elementary collected 1,196 cans, and Green Ridge Elementary collected an astounding 1,516 cans for a grand total of 3,526 cans.