45 years ago

This week in 1971…

This year the Montgomery County Ministerial Association and the Montgomery County Mental Health Association urged citizens of the county to participate in “Operation Santa Claus.” Gifts were solicited through the churches for patients in Dorethea Dix Hospital in Raleigh and O’Berry Center at Goldsboro.

Environmental Statement reported that positive benefits would outweigh any adverse effects which would accrue in the construction of the proposed highway bypass around the towns of Star, Biscoe and Candor. The statement points out that local streets in the three towns would be “relieved of the through traffic allowing for smoother and safer traffic.” Additional positive benefits, according to the study, include the lessening of noise and air pollution.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

West Montgomery High School’s observance of American Education Week was coordinated by the Future Teachers Club with participation from all the clubs within the school. The week prior to American Education week, the French Club honored the faculty with an appreciation luncheon.

The winners of Candor Fun Day children’s parade held in Candor were Jennifer Blake and Wayne Furr. Each winner received a gift certificate from the Factory Wearhouse in Candor.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Autumn Care of Biscoe added a new wing to house 45 intermediate beds and 10 rest home beds, bringing the facility to a total of 112. Other features of the new wing included a beauty shop, a physical therapy room and a large activity room.

All repairs were made to the pumping system and intake pipes leading to the county’s water filtration plant. CP&L lowered the level of Lake Tillery to do necessary tests on the dam at Hydro. The level of the lake was expected to begin to fill to the normal level within a week.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

The Biscoe Police Department moved into their newly constructed building and the renovations at the municipal building were completed. This meant it was the fire department’s turn. Biscoe commissioners decided they would improve the looks of the department and accepted a $59,100 proposal from J&J Builders to replace the existing roof and replace sheet metal on the side of the building so it will match the Town Hall.

Troy Elementary school students celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a parade through town. The week was geared toward saying no to drugs with several related activities held. During the parade students carried balloons, ribbons, banners and other signs. Local businesses, parents and grandparents came out to support the students.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Central Park, NC, formerly known the Yadkin Pee Dee Lakes Project, held their annual meeting at the STARworks building in Star. Valeria Lee of the Golden Leaf Foundation was the keynote speaker for the event. While the name had changed, the primary goal of the project had not: to sustain regional economic strategy based on the cultural and natural resources of a seven-county region located below North Carolina’s urban crescent.

The annual Gold Nugget Road Rally, hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, was held with 21 cars entered into the event. The event was organized by Donna Strong and Marion Garner. Taking top individual honors at the end of the day were Brian Helms and Kevin Lamonds. Top team honors went to the three cars entered from Montgomery Community College.