45 years ago

This week in 1972…

An observant Candor girl led to the capture of a would-be thief in the Insect Control Sales & Service building on Main Street. Teresa Chappell saw some items being tossed out of the building through a window into an alley while across the street at a church. She told her mother, and Candor Police Chief Lonnie Blake was notified.

The annual Scout Recognition Banquet was held recently at West Montgomery High School cafeteria. The banquet was highlighted with the recognition of people from Montgomery County who contributed to the success of this year’s scouting program.

35 years ago

This week in 1982…

A Biscoe woman, who has served as a Den Leader for at least 10 years, received the Silver Beaver Award Monday night at the annual Montgomery District Unit Leaders Annual Recognition Dinner held at West Montgomery High School. Marjorie Frye is the first woman in the Montgomery District to receive this highest award to a volunteer adult Scout leader. The District Award of Merit, the highest award that can be given on the district level for service to scouting, went to J. C. Brewer.

Shirley Jenkins of Biscoe has been appointed 1982 Honorary Christmas Seals Chairman for Montgomery County. Announcement of her appointment was made on at the board of directors meeting for the Mid-State Region of the American Lung Association of North Carolina. The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, having been founded 78 years ago to fight tuberculosis.

25 years ago

This week in 1992…

Troy officials were keeping a wary eye on the dam at the City Lake Park on Okeewemee Road Tuesday, after town crews found a large leak in the structure that presents a potential danger. The leak caused officials with the Department of Dam Safety and the N.C. Department of Transportation to close the upper portion of Okeewemee Road. Described as “profuse,” the leak developed about midway down the dam’s 30-foot retaining wall, built in 1958. Weakening of the wall from the leak is threatening to cause the dam to give way, officials said. “Howard Nooe, street superintendent, went to check the lake after the hard rain on Thursday and noticed that the water level was lower than what it should have been,” said Grant Goings, the town’s administrative assistant. “When he started looking for the problem, he found a leak that had dug through the dam and was running off through the woods.”

Charlotte Brewer’s design of a twinkling star has been chosen as the Star Postal Cancellation for the Christmas season. Brewer, a native of Star, has been drawing since she was in high school and has entered the contest for the past three years. “I was really very excited about winning,” she said. “My parents were really tickled.” The cancellation will be available through Dec. 31. Each year thousands of people make requests for the special mark. “We had requests from all over the world,” said Helen Ryan, postmaster. The post office will have an open house during the annual Christmas Parade. Brewer will be on hand to autograph specially stamped envelopes before the parade.

15 years ago

This week in 2002…

A new mentoring program aimed at matching at-risk students with adult mentors is being started in Montgomery County Schools. Research studies show that young people with mentors do better in school and have fewer problems with drugs and delinquency. For a number of reasons some students have fallen behind their peers and are at risk of failing or dropping out of school. Mentoring offers an opportunity to customize an individual learning plan for the student and mentor to work together.

People who need help paying for their heating bills this winter can apply for two programs at their county department of social services. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) gives low-income families or individuals a one-time cash payment to help pay heating bills. The average payment in past years has been about $75.

10 years ago

This week in 2007…

East Montgomery High School teacher and Biscoe native Larry Kissell officially kicked off his run for Congress with a hometown gathering at his campaign headquarters in Biscoe.

Mid Carolina Family Medicine opened the doors of their new office with local officials gathered to help them celebrate. The offices are home to Dr. Touber Vang and P.A. Janet Britt.