45 years ago

This week in 1971…

A third full-time police officer was employed by the Troy Board of Commissioners at a special meeting. He is William Joseph Morris, 23, who had been employed for a year by the sheriff’s department as an assistant jailer. Morris will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Officer Hubert Chase Greene, to join the staff of the local law enforcement officers radio communications network. The other full-time officers are Police Chief Mont Greene, and his son, Gilbert Greene. Working part-time with Troy Police Department is Joe Whitley, and Mayor Clyde C. Norris said that the board plans to hire another part-time officer.

The recent Heart Fund campaign in Montgomery County exceeded the goal of $3,500 to be raised. It was reported by Mrs. Rosemary Huntley, public education HF chairman, that a total of $4,347.55 was obtained through donations, the sale of balloons and drapes, and other activities. Amounts reported as raised in the various county commissioners were: $383.43; Candor, $868.98; Mt. Gilead, $957.97; Troy, $1,274.08; Star, $372.64; Steeds, $53.82; and rural sections, $436.63. Mrs. Wendy Peed is president of the 1971 Heart Fund, Frank Burke was fund-raising chairman, and Mrs. Esther Chappell was general chairman.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Edd McBride took the oath of office as the interim Superintendent of Montgomery County Schools from Clerk of Court Charles Johnson. McBride assumes the duties vacated by John J. Jones who resigned to become superintendent in Scotland County.

Linda B. Thompson, seventh grade language arts teacher at Highland Middle School, was nominated for the Terry Sanford Award, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators. She was chosen to represent Montgomery County in the state competition by a screening committee from the locally sponsoring unit of the NCAE.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Rep. Foyle Hightower and Montgomery County Public Library Director Carol Walters met in Wadesboro to talk about library funding on a state level. Rep. Hightower had been an advocate of libraries and Walters met with him to explain library needs and to ask for funds to assist in automation for library records in Montgomery County. Walters said that Rep. Hightower had helped in the past and if there were any funds for a local bill she felt confident that he would help.

Mt. Gilead Elementary Principal Bob Gilman, was presented with a framed certificate naming him as the County Wachovia Principal of the year by Craig Sheridan of the bank’s office in Albemarle. The award, established in 1984 to recognize the role of the principle in establishing an environment conductive to the pursuit of achievement of academic excellence, carries a $2,500 award for personal or professional use, and $2,500 for the school.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

A multicultural celebration was held at East Montgomery High School Auditorium. All students of East attended this celebration and many students from East presented in this event. Mrs. Georgette Edgerton and Mrs. Julie Robinson were the co-chairs of the multicultural committee.

Montgomery Arts Council sponsored the Springs Arts Festival. Original art work of Montgomery County students in grades K-12 were exhibited at Montgomery Community College. Entries were eligible for first, second, and third place honors as well as honorable mentions and principal’s choice awards. The annual festival was a major component of the Montgomery Arts Council program which strives to support arts in Montgomery County.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Officers and family were on hand at the May 8th Biscoe Town Board meeting, where Mayor Jimmy Blake and town officials honored Police Chief James Myrick, for 30 years of service to the town.

Governor candidate Bev Perdue was in town last week attending a reception hosted in her honor by former Lt. Governor Bob Jordan, C. B. Crook, Dr. Thomas and Frances Kornegay, and Bill Mullinix. The Kornegay home was full of people as guest flowed in and out of the historic home on Main Street.