45 years ago

This week in 1972…

The Montgomery County Unit of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is sponsoring the observance of American Education Week. Local schools open their doors to visitors at various times during the week. This year the theme is “Make Education Top Priority” American Education Week has been observed annually since 1971 “to encourage local citizen support and active participation in the improvement of education,” according to a local NCAE official. This year’s program will stress the important of giving education the priority it deserves both in funding and citizen concern.

After the first week of the annual Montgomery United (MUS) fund-raising campaign, more than half the goal of $33,125 has been reached, according to officials. Ron Kincaid of Mt. Gilead, campaign chairman, said that the MUS drive got off to a very good start with most of the towns well on the way toward reaching assigned goals. The end of the first full week of the campaign, a total of $17,570 has been reported collected.

35 years ago

This week in 1982…

The long-awaited ambulance for the Biscoe-Star Emergency Medical Rescue Unit 586, Inc. has arrived. EMR 586 and the Women’s Auxiliary have held ten fundraising events during the past year to raise money for the new equipment. The unit has also renovated its headquarters with donations of money, supplies, and equipment from individuals, organizations, and industries.

Laurie Gutschmit of Troy has been selected as a Morehead Scholar nominee from Wallace O’Neal Day School. Winners of the prestigious Morehead Awards receive $2,500 a year for four years of study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

25 years ago

This week in 1992…

B.C. Moore & Sons will begin a five-week celebration in recognition of the company's 1923 founding. In addition to its 69th Anniversary, Moore's is also celebrating the opening of its 77th store in Laurinburg. With the Laurinburg location, 43 stores are now operating through the two Carolinas with 34 stores in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

Montgomery County youth will show 50 beef heifers and 16 dairy heifers in the Junior Shows at the North Carolina State Fair. According to Jim Weaver, Agricultural Extension agent, this will be the third year in a row that Montgomery County youth have exhibited more beef heifers than any other county in North Carolina.

15 years ago

This week in 2002…

Those ironmen triathletes on TV better watch out. Montgomery County has some triathletes of our own. FirstHealth in Troy and Mt. Gilead have a friendly fitness competition going on for their members. Instead of running, swimming, and biking like regular triathletes, these folks have 31 days to log in 30 miles on the treadmill, 35 miles on the exercise bikes and the one most say is the hardest, 25 miles on the cross trainer. What do these competitive ironmen and women get for their efforts, besides a great fitness level? The winner gets a long-sleeved First Health T-shirt.

Not just for Hispanics, not just for Roman Catholics, this festive is for everybody. Rather Ricardo Sanchez, the priest at Our Lady of Americas Roman Catholic Church in Biscoe, and parishioner Andres Hernandez want people to know the church's Fall Festival is for everyone. The festival is the church's first major fundraiser, which church members hope will move them a big step closer to their new church on recently purchased land in Candor.

10 years ago

This week in 2007…

There was gold panning, canoeing, horseback riding and lots of opportunity for shopping during the second annual Uwharrie Mountain Festival. The all day event took place at Kings Mountain Point and Eldorado Outpost with buses shuttling folks back and forth all day. There were several new events this year, including a tree identification walk.

Employees of the First Bank Candor branch presented a check for $1,500 to the Candor Depot preservation committee for the town of Candor. First Bank is a sponsor for the dinner train ride.