45 years ago


This week in 1974…

WFMY-TV's “Main Street” feature visited Troy to take comments of citizens on a variety of subjects. The TV station's weekend news anchorman, Bob Garner, interviewed Jesse Penn Hurley of Troy for one of the program segments that were telecast on the weekend newscasts.

Thirty of the nation's brightest science-oriented high school students had just completed five weeks as Science Scholars at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Among them was W. Hugh Goodman, son of the Rev. and Mrs. W.N. Goodman Jr., and a rising senior at East Montgomery High School. During Hugh's first days in the St. Andrews' unique science lab, he spent most of his time in small group work becoming proficient in the sophisticated equipment.



35 years ago


This week in 1984…

Kenny Love, a former star baseballer at East Montgomery, tossed a shut-out on a four-hitter as his West Rowan Cardinals topped the Charlotte Steelers 2-0 in the first game of the North Carolina Stan Musial Baseball Tournament. Love would be a senior at Catawba College the coming fall and hoped the experience he gained over the summer (a 5-1 record with several saves for West Rowan) would help him as he pitched for his college team.

The Wescare Day school board announced the appointment of Diane Hooter to the position of headmistress. Hooter came on the staff six years prior filling the position of first-grade teacher. She also filled the position of kindergarten teacher in 1984. Her experience in education ranged from day care teaching of four and five-year-olds to the elementary education.


25 years ago


This week in 1994…

Darrell Johnson, son of Craig and Karen Johnson, from Star, was a winner in the state 4-H application/resume/interview competition. Johnson will receive an expense-paid trip to the National 4-H Youth Congress in Orlando in December. Johnson is a senior at East Montgomery and also a member of the Country Kids 4-H Club in Montgomery County.

Candor United Methodist Church served lunch to the faculty and staff of Candor Elementary School in the church fellowship hall in appreciation for all they do for the children of the community.

15 years ago


This week in 2004…

The Moore County Kennel Club held it’s All Breeds Show and obedience trials in Pinehurst. Caroline Bruton, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Bruton of Salisbury, Maryland, won Open Senior Class, and from there she moved ahead to be Best Junior Handler with her English springer spaniel, Nicholas. Caroline Bruton is 14 years old and also the granddaughter of the late Mary and David Armon Bruton of Mt. Gilead.

Inheritance, a four-person gospel singing group from Montgomery County, won a recording deal after placing first in a singing contest hosted by Stanlyville Baptist Church near Winston-Salem. The group performed “God is Good” during the competition, finishing in first place in the group division of the JBS Productions 2004 Talent Search.



10 years ago

This week in 2009…

Senior Master Sergeant Danny L. Dumas retired from the U.S. Air Force. He is a native of Montgomery County and a 1981 graduate of West Montgomery High School. Sgt. Dumas was assigned to the second security forces squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, where he completed the remainder of his Air Force career.

The O’Neal girls’ tennis team opened the season with a 7-2 victory over St. David’s of Raleigh. Katie Jenkins lost her singles match 2-6, 1-6. Jenkins teamed up with Brianna Ek in a doubles match and won 8-3.