45 years ago

This week in 1971…

The proposed project to relocate U.S. Highway 220, which would by-pass the towns of Star, Biscoe, and Candor, was delayed because of the necessity to formulate an “environmental impact statement.”

John Jones, beginning his initial year as superintendent of schools in Montgomery County, reported to the members of the Board of Education on a meeting he had with student leaders from each of the high schools. The superintendent said it was the first of several sessions he hoped to have with students during the school year.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

A community-wide Labor Day celebration was planned in Biscoe. Biscoe Fun Day in the Park planned to have carnival booths, greased pole climbs, egg tosses, tennis and horseshoe competition. Admission was free and the first 250 people received a free T-shirt.

Annually civic clubs in Mt. Gilead have held a luncheon for teachers at the beginning of the school year to show appreciation for the school personnel. Members of the Chi Sigma, KMR and Amity clubs celebrated the teachers earlier that week at Mt. Gilead Elementary School.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

After months of seemingly endless construction, the N.C. 24-27 bypass between Biscoe and Troy is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month. Bill Jones, a representative for the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, said that more construction has already been scheduled for county roads.

Every year, Indian Mound site manager and archeologist, Archie Smith, and the maintenance crew gather broom straw to reinforce the thatched roofs at the Creek village restoration.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

WJRM, Montgomery County’s local radio station, changed hands. John and Cathy McIntyre, owners of Montgomery Broadcasting, sold the station to Family Worship Ministries, Inc., of Troy.

Gary McCaskill, the only county manager Montgomery County has ever known announced his retirement. At a special called session of the commissioner board, to discuss redistricting and personnel issues, McCaskill handed out a brief, three paragraph letter announcing his retirement. The letter thanked the present and past boards for allowing him to serve for nearly 20 years, and went on to praise county staffers.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

The Mt. Gilead Museum held its second annual “Music Under the Oaks,” at the museum. The concert featured Johnny Almond and friends. There was also a silent auction, with the proceeds going to the operation and upkeep of the museum.

The Pocket Park in Star took on another new look as tables and benches were installed allowing visitors to sit and rest a bit. The Pocket Park was a project of STAR Central and was spearheaded by Mark Harris.