45 years ago

This week in 1971…

The Five municipalities in Montgomery County received checks which totaled $45, 615.50 under provisions of the Powell Bill, which allocated a portion of the state gasoline tax to municipalities each year. According to the State Highway Commission, checks totaling over $12.5 million were sent to 428 North Carolina cities and towns under provisions of the Powell Bill.

Schools superintendent John T. Jones accepted a check for the Montgomery County Board of Education from Mrs. J. David Monroe to help finance a special education program. The money was a donation from the Biscoe Woman’s Club, of which Mrs. Monroe is treasurer.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Jesse Capel, chairman of Montgomery Technical Institute Board of Trustees, presents Robert L. Liles a plaque of appreciation for service on the board.

A joint announcement from State Representative Foyle Hightower Jr. and State Senators Bob Jordan and Jim Garrison stated that an appropriation was approved in the General Assembly to provide $100,000 for the establishment of a Farmers’ Market in Candor.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

The Montgomery County Board of Education took the first step to add a sixth member in a new districting plan that allows for minority representation. Gail Myers and George Knight, both officials of the local organization and present with NAACP attorney, said they favored the seven-district plan that was developed earlier to establish voting districts for the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

Archie Smith of the Town Creek Indian Mound demonstrates weaponry used by early Indians of this region. Smith and his staff were getting ready for the upcoming Indian Heritage Festival. The festival featured Indian arts and crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, films, speakers and other activities.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

In the absence of Mayor Becky Williams, Mayor Pro Tem and Police Commissioner Layton Booker recommended Tracy Grady of Fayetteville to the board to fill the position of police chief of Candor. After the motion to hire Grady as chief was made by D.T. Scarborough and unanimously approved by the board, Grady spoke to those in attendance.

Fifty-seven golfers competed in the first annual Gene Maness Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament was the idea of Roy Maness and the family after the untimely death of his brother Gene. Money raised went to the Gene Maness Memorial Gardens. Richard Haywood took the championship honors. Haywood and Gene Maness were close friends and played golf together often. Haywood donated the prize money to be used for the gardens.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Cyclists, Dean Llao and Dexter Bateman, were part of Don Childrey’s adventure race held in the Uwharrie National Forest. The race involved paddling, trekking and mountain biking. At the same time, the Uwharrie Mountain Festival was being held in the forest.

After a lengthy search, the county has a new health director. Tammie Bell began her first day on the job enjoying breakfast with her new staff and several members of the health board. Bell came to Montgomery County from her previous position as public health preparedness coordinator for the Pitt County Health Department.