45 years ago
This week in 1975…
In the July 4th night competition, Roy Maness of Biscoe won $75 for coming in first in the stock appearing class and $50 for second place in the modified class at Four Oaks Raceway in Johnston County. Ted Harris of Troy picked up $20 in prize money for placing second in the modified class at Kart Oval Raceway at Wilson.
George Edward Barton Jr. of Mt. Gilead received the medallion of a Presidential Scholar in ceremonies at the White House. President Ford met with and addressed the group, and the award was presented by The Honorable Caspar W. Weinburger, Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Barton is a 1975 graduate of West Montgomery.
35 years ago
This week in 1985…
An ice cream social was held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Troy, in the fellowship hall on Sunday evening, June 30, with approximately 50 people attending. The Rev. Bill Sabiston, pastor, gave the invocation.
Larnise D. Marshall received a business degree in data processing from the National Business College in Roanoke, Virginia, on Sunday, June 23. She is the daughter of the late Bernest and Hazel Marshall of Troy.
25 years ago
This week in 1995…
The North Carolina Economic Developers Association awarded Judy Stevens, executive director of the Montgomery Economic Development Corporation, a scholarship to attend the economic development institute in Norman, Okla. The scholarship provides $500 a year for three years.
The North Carolina Zoological Park's attendance for the 1994-95 fiscal year was up nearly 330,000 visitors over the previous year, shattering the Zoo's all-time annual attendance mark. Between July 1, 1994, and June 30, 1995, a total of 934,455 visitors passed through the turnstiles of the 1,448-acre natural habitat zoo near Asheboro, an increase of 54 percent.
15 years ago
This week in 2005…
Troy Rotary Club once again sponsored their annual Hula Hoop contest at TroyFest. Winner of the “over 15” category was Nellie Bowers of Candor. Ten and Under winner was Samantha Kellis of Candor and the winner of the 11-15 age group was Danayua Bradley from Troy. Troy Rotarian Morgan Bailey was master of ceremonies.
Mid Carolina Family Care celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 5. The office is located in the Medical Arts Building on Allen Street in Troy. Dr. Touber Vang and physician’s assistant Janet Britt work out of the new office.
10 years ago
This week in 2010…
Warren Shiver caught a blue catfish while fishing with Lonnie Haywood and grandson, Geoffrey Shiver. Shiver said that this was the only bite they had all morning. Shiver fought the fish for several minutes before handling the rod over to grandson, Geoffrey. Geoffrey fought it 23 minutes before they were able to bring the fish in. The fish weighed 43 pounds and 7 ounces.
Former South Stanly pitching star Russell Brewer signed a pro baseball contract with the Colorado Rockies. He is the son of Pam and Keith Brewer of Norwood, and the grandson of Bobby Russell of Star and Martin Brewer of Laurinburg.