45 years ago


This week in 1974…

Two brothers received the coveted Eagle Scout award during ceremonies at First Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead. The youths were Franklin Wood Byrd and James Thomas Byrd, sons of Mr. and Mrs. T. Franklin Byrd of Mt. Gilead. The two scouts had been involved in the Eagle Award program for about a year and a half. During that period, Jimmy and Frankie completed work in at least 24 different areas for merit badges.

Harold Hurley and Rodney Gooch, members of the West Montgomery High School FFA, spent the previous week in Kansas City, Mo., where they attended the 47th National FFA Convention. Some of the highlights the two members reported included President Ford’s addressing the convention and the presentation of awards such as chapter awards and individual awards for proficiency in areas of agriculture.



35 years ago


This week in 1984…

In an effort to keep its air conditioning and refrigeration program up-to-date, Montgomery Technical College installed a working solar system to aid in the instruction of students in the field of alternative energy. According to Mike Anderson, the section’s instructor, there was a definite need. The project was funded by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

Geraldine Russell of Troy and Linda Johnson of Biscoe, members of the Troy Music Club, were elected to district office at the annual meeting of the Piedmont District of the N.C. Federation of Music Clubs. The meeting was held in Burlington. Russell would serve as Young Artists Adviser and Johnson would serve as a member of the district nominating committee.


25 years ago


This week in 1994…

State representatives came to East Middle School to present a $15,000 check for the county’s new S.O.S. Super Kids program. Accepting the check was Alexis Young, East Middle School S.O.S. Counselor; Barry Stanback, deputy secretary of the N.C. Department of Human Resources; Eddie Henderson, East Middle School Principal; Martha Heinz, S.O.S. Super Kids County Coordinator; and Cathy Thompson, Head Start County Coordinator.

Troy Police Officer Smith introduced Rambo, the police dog, to West Middle School students as part of the “stop the violence” campaign.

15 years ago


This week in 2004…

North Carolina State Treasurer Richard Moore attended a reception in his honor at the home of Julianne and Jesse Capel of Troy. Moore was recently recognized by Governing Magazine as one of its 10 Public Officials of the Year, “an honor given in recognition of outstanding achievement at the state and local level.”

Former West Montgomery volleyball standout Stefanie Panzer (class of 2002) was named the Southern Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Panzer paced her Appalachian State University team to three victories the week ending Sept. 27. During the week, Panzer had 45 kills on 87 attacks while recording 14 blocks.




10 years ago

This week in 2009…

West Montgomery's HOSA club attended the Fall Leadership Conference at Methodist University on Oct. 12. HOSA Clubs from all over the district attended the conference to learn more about their duties as an officer. Informational presentations were also given throughout the day regarding educational opportunities in different health fields, such as nursing, physician's assistant, sports medicine and health care administration.

West Montgomery junior varsity football team picked up their second straight Yadkin Valley Conference victory 14-0 over South Stanly Oct. 19 at Warrior Stadium. The Warriors scored in the second quarter on a 15-yard pass from Cody McKenzie to A.J. Bowden for the two-point conversion. Chris Moyer caught a seven-yard pass from Carson Anderson in the third period. On defense, Jay McIntyre, Quincy Bradley and Austin Moore stood out.