45 years ago

This week in 1971…

UNC Chancellor Carlyle Sitterson, C.V. Richardson, Mrs. C.V. Richardson and Miss Beverly Winstead joined hands in the unveiling of Richardson’s portrait. The portrait was unveiled by Winstead at the dedication of the C.V. Richardson Laboratory at N.C. Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hill. The laboratory for diagnostic studies for cardiac patients was made possible by a gift of $100,000 from the Star industrialist.

Employees at Russell Hosiery Mill in Star had their annual Christmas party at the plant where dinner was served and awards presented. Six employees with 30-years service each were presented pearl and gold cuff links. A gold watch was presented to Mecie Hursey who had been with the company 25-years.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Members of the Troy Lions Club presented cheer packages to blind persons at a special Christmas party held at First Baptist Church. Kelly Carbone was shown presenting a gift to Thelma Callicutt.

Mrs. Kenneth H. Poole of Biscoe won the Montgomery Herald’s Christmas Card contest with an original sketch showing Montgomery County isolated on a world globe with angels proclaiming, “...on earth peace and good will toward men.”

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

David Wilkie received the Outstanding Service Award from the Inter-Agency Council of Montgomery County, in appreciation of his concern for others. The plaque was presented by Charlotte Jenkins from the Montgomery County Health Department.

Bond money was available but revenue shortfalls placed the construction of two auditoriums at East and West Montgomery High School on hold until 1993, according to County Manager Gary McCaskill. McCaskill said the original bond concept called for the building of the two middle schools, renovations at the high schools and the construction of two auditoriums. The construction was supposed to be financed in part by proceeds from a $12.5 million bond referendum, sales tax funds and state funding. Shortfalls in sales tax collections and cut backs on state funding, along with the decision by the county to advance the construction of the middle schools up a year, will delay the construction of the auditoriums a year.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

Page Street Elementary School welcomed Mr. Van Denton, meteorologist from Fox 8 News, as a guest speaker for the fifth-graders. Students had just finished their study of weather, so the presentation added another dimension to the science unit. Denton drew a weather map that explained high and low pressure systems, fronts, precipitation symbols and related weather information.

FFA members from East and West Montgomery participated in the National FFA Convention held recently in Louisville, Ky. The convention theme, “FFA Makes It Real,” was exemplified throughout the week in workshops and sessions. Members attending were Deanna Davis, Jennifer Roach, Anthony Jessup, Chrissy White, Daniel Batten and Josh Baldwin.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

At the 2006 East Montgomery Fall Athletic Awards program, cross country coach Michael Harrell selected Noah Williams as the team’s MVP, and Williams was also nominated as the conference’s male runner of the year for the second straight season.

Troy Woman’s Club had a night of fun when they also participated in a who-done-it murder mystery. The plot involved some seedy characters, and one of them killed Santa Claus. Santa Claus was already dead when the guests arrived at the home of Ruthie Morris. The evening was a fun twist for this group of ladies and a great way to spend an evening.