45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Jimmy Preslar, who represented the Mt. Gilead Lions Club, presented a check in the amount of $110 to Thurman Johnson and Gary Hudson, coaches of the Mt. Gilead Dixie League All-Star team. The funds are to support the Little League program in Mt. Gilead.

The West Montgomery All-Stars and Whiteville All-Stars were declared co-winners in the North Carolina Division of the Palmetto Baseball League after the two teams played a 2-2 tie for the championship before being rained out in a game at Whiteville. West Montgomery went to the finals after eliminating the Ellerbe-Laurel Hill All-Stars.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Dr. Charles F. Scarborough Jr. and daughter, Betsy, presented an organ to Star United Methodist Church in memory of their wife and mother, Clara Aderholt Scarborough. Receiving the gift was Von Allen, chairman of the Administrative Board of the church, and the pastor, the Rev. David R. Grissom.

Montgomery County students scored above the state average for both first and second grades in statewide testing. Students scored above the national average on all areas of the test at the third-grade level again during the year of 1981.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

The Candor Lions Club recently presented two of its members, Ray Reynolds and Fairley “Fireball” McCallum, with awards for special service. Ray Reynolds was presented the “Supergrunt” award for sustained devotion, sacrifice and service. McCallum was honored for outstanding leadership, vision, achievement and service.

A goal of $88,156 has been approved for the 1991 campaign for the United Way of Montgomery County. The UW funds only agencies which help persons in Montgomery County. The Montgomery Crisis Fund received the largest allocation of $13,200. The Crisis Fund provides assistance to people experiencing short-term financial difficulty. The second largest allocation went to the Boy Scouts, which received $11,500. The Scouts serve nearly 700 youth.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

The Montgomery County Board of Education has hired an interim superintendent to step in until a replacement is named for Harold Brewer, who has resigned. Following a closed session at a special called meeting, the board unanimously voted to bring in Dr. Max Walser as interim superintendent for “an approximate five-month term or until his services are no longer needed.”

According to Allen Hart, rural development specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the town's application for the USDA Rural Development grants and loans for its major facilities project was looked at three times. Hart said he sees no problem with getting the application approved. The loans and grants will pay for a new town hall, renovations to the old town hall to serve as police department headquarters, improvements to the fire department building and a new public works building on Dennis Street.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

It’s summertime, but East Montgomery High School’s social studies teacher Larry Kissell is busier than ever campaigning for North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District. Shortly after school ended in mid June, Kissell headed for Washington, D.C. where he met with several Democratic congressmen and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The Candor Lion’s Club building was full when people gathered to hear Carpenter’s Tools and Blue Horizon perform gospel and bluegrass music. The concert was sponsored by Smith’s Autos of Mt. Gilead and coordinated by George McNeill.