45 years ago

This week in 1971…

A center support makes a new bridge on Secondary Road 1303, about two miles east of Highway 109, capable of bearing heavier loads. The old bridge crashed the previous April under a truckload of fine rock screenings form a nearby quarry.

Fill dirt was piled along Highway 27 on the western approach to Biscoe as the State Highway Department widens it from the town limits to the intersection with Highway 220 to Biscoe.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

A ceremony dedicating the new Farm Credit Service building in Troy was held. C. Odell Boyte, senior vice president, Federal Land Bank/ Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, is shown cutting the ribbon as Robert Chappell and Bobby Atkins assist. The Rev. J.E. Clark led the Litany of Dedication, and James B. Brooks led the prayer of dedication.

The new state immunization law that was put into effect 1981-1982 school year was designed to eliminate the possibility of serious outbreaks of childhood diseases among school populations. The new law states that school officials must have proof in their files that a student has been immunized against all six childhood diseases by the start of the school or he or she may be expelled.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Steven Hurley and Patrick Wallace of Troy are greeted in Washington, D.C. by Jaye Hamby of Benton, Tenn., Washington Conference Program Director of the National FFA Organization.

Mary Wilkes Deaton and James Duncan Callicutt, both of Star, were united in marriage at First Baptist Church in Star.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

Billy Tillman was presented with a plaque by Troy's mayor after his retirement luncheon. Tillman served the town of Troy for 31 years in various capacities in the Public Works Department.

The Montgomery County Public Library held all sorts of reading programs this summer. Dreamers and Seekers, a program for children of all ages, was held every Tuesday and Thursday. Over the summer there were also a book fair, variety show, performances and featured speakers.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

The mayor and town commissioners of Star recently took a tour of businesses in Star. Commissioners met at STARworks and learned of plans for the facility as a Center for Creative Arts. The group also visited Star Kilns, Sutton Scientifics and Citation Cooperation.

Ronny Dyer was recently voted “Lion of the Year” for 2006 by members of West Montgomery Lions Club. Presenting the award was the previous year’s winner, Clinton Dyer. Both were members of the West Montgomery Lions Club and lived in the Uwharrie Community.