45 years ago


This week in 1975…

Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall Thompson were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 12, by their son and their daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall Thompson Jr. The reception was held in the fellowship hall of Candor Presbyterian Church from 3 to 5 p.m. Guests were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Francis McCallum.

Basketball players of the week are Winn Dozier of West Montgomery and Donna Medlin of East Montgomery. Dozier, a senior and co-captain of the varsity Warriors, is described by Coach Dave Holocomb as a player who “has aided the team tremendously in his leadership abilities and constant hustling.” Medlin led the Eaglettes to three victories. She scored 32 points against Chatham Central, North Moore and Broadway.



35 years ago


This week in 1985…

Johnny Hussey of Eagle Springs was the winner of the afghan, which was given away by the East Montgomery Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9881, on Saturday, Dec. 22. William F. Deaton, World War I veteran and oldest member of the Post, drew the winning ticket. The Post thanked those who supported the project.

Kim Kern and Jimmy Cagle of East Montgomery, along with Paige Williams and Alfred Pemberton of West Montgomery, represented Montgomery County at the Governor’s Inaugural Parade in Raleigh, Saturday, Jan. 5.


25 years ago


This week in 1995…

West Montgomery ended its first week of conference play with an encouraging 1-1 record and the promise of a chance for two road wins in its next two games. The Warriors banked a mild upset of West Stanly on Tuesday.

Bryan Dozier of Montgomery Foods presented a check to Barbara Fields, president of the Parent Teacher Organization at Troy Elementary School, and Larry Robinson, principal.

15 years ago


This week in 2005…

Back in December on a wrestling mat at Pinecrest High School, wrestling history was made for East Montgomery High School. When senior Josh Maynard won a match in the Sweet 16 Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 18, he became the first ever Eagle wrestler to record 100 career victories.

Troy Elementary welcomed a new teacher to their staff. Allison Kessinger replaced Emily Davidson in the exceptional child classroom. She and her husband, Derrick, have three children. Zachary is 6, Anna Rose is 4 and Joshua is 1. Kessinger enjoys dancing, reading and spending time with her family.



10 years ago

This week in 2010…

Olivia Grace Goodwin, 6-year-old student at Troy Elementary School, competed in numerous local beauty pageants for Relay For Life during 2009 and holds many titles, with the newest title’s being 2009 Dazzle and Glitz Gorgeous Girl Queen. She is the daughter of Gracia and Eddie Goodwin of Troy.

Page Street Elementary chose Score High with Reading as their sports affiliated theme for the Accelerated Reader program at the school. Teachers set goals for students to meet to be able to attend celebrations at the end of each grading period. Students who achieved their book level, point and percentage-correct goals are allowed to participate in these celebrations.