45 years ago

This week in 1971…

R. B. Jordan Jr. of Mt. Gilead was reelected chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. This began Jordan’s 19th consecutive year as chairman of the board.

Bobby Russell, president of Montgomery Hosiery Mill in Star, presented service awards to employees at the company’s anniversary dinner held at East Montgomery High School. The company’s president handed out awards to 16 employees for one year of service, 13 for three years of service, seven for five years, six for 10 years, three for 15 years, and one for 25 years.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

County commissioners adopted an ordinance which would “regulate the location and management of hazardous waste” within Montgomery County “in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens and the peace and dignity of the county.” The vote was unanimous after the proposed ordinance had been read by Walter H. (Bill) Bowers, planning and development coordinator. The ordinance was effective immediately.

The Montgomery County staff of the N.C. Agricultural Extension Service has been recognized for having the best extension program in the 17-county southwestern district. The recognition came from Epsilon Sigma Phi, the professional fraternity of extension workers.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Pete Morris was the big winner in a Troy Bass Club Tournament held on Badin Lake. The tournament, originally planned for Lake Tillery, was rescheduled because of low water levels on Tillery. This caused no problem for Morris, as he won the tournament with 13 pounds and one ounce of fish and took Big Fish honors with a 3-pound and 12-ounce keeper.

Realistic Furniture Industries, a joint venture between H&H Furniture and Asheboro-based Klaussner Furniture Industries, planned to hire between 150 and 200 people to run their new plant in Candor. The plant in Candor planned to encompass all the activities involved with the upholstering done by RFI. RFI, at the time, also had a plant in operation in Biscoe.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

Mt. Gilead firemen gathered to remember one of their own, Johnny Russell. Russell, who served as chief of Mt. Gilead Fire Department for over 25 years, passed away earlier that year. Fireman dedicated the fire station to the memory of Russell, noting Russell’s service to the department that extended well past his 30 years of active involvement.

The third annual production of Amahl and the Night Visitors was presented at Trinity United Methodist Church in Troy. Dr. Paul Chandley, director of Trinity Music Academy said, “Amahl and the Night Visitors is one of the most performed musical dramas of all time.” The play was sponsored by the Trinity Music Academy.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Troy named its first female member to the town board. Angela Elkins was named to fill the position left by Sam Johnson’s resignation. Mayor Roy Maness said several people were considered for the appointment to fill the remaining three years of Johnson’s term, and commissioners had expressed interest in appointing a woman. Elkins had lived in Troy since 1974 and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Pharmacy in 1998.

The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors presented David Zmiewsky a framed poster of the Uwharrie Mountain Festival at their November board meeting in honor of his work in planning and organizing the inaugural event on October 6 and 7.