45 years ago

This week in 1971…

The Troy Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance relating to the use of beer and wine in the town limits. The ordinance made it unlawful for “any person to drink beer or wine or to offer a drink of beer or wine to another person on any public road, street, or highway, or public parking lot in the town of Troy.”

Montgomery County Jaycees started work on their building at 44 W. Main Street in Troy in preparation for opening it at an early date as a youth recreation center. Partitions were being removed, along with painting and other things to make it more suitable for the intended use.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Biscoe Police Chief Thomas Wayne Wooten was appointed sheriff of Montgomery County at a meeting of county commissioners. In making the appointment, commissioners accepted the recommendation of the Democratic Executive Committee. Wooten, who was sworn in by Court Judge Hal Walker, replaced Eben R. Wallace Jr., who resigned and accepted another position with the N.C. Division of Crime Control and Public Safety.

Despite confirmation that the Reagan administration will cut funds for local wastewater treatment projects, Troy Mayor Roy Maness said that he was optimistic that a way would be found to build the Troy plant. Gov. Jim Hunt announced that $45 million in federal sewer projects that were on their way to the state this year had been lost because of budget cuts proposed by President Reagan and approved by Congress.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Three instructors at MCC stand behind a display of work done at the college: Jessie Houser, metal engraving; Mike Ferree, pottery; and David Williams, taxidermy. The work is on display at First Bank to promote MCC and show off the work done there.

Mrs. Gwen Poole at Wescare Center for Children was honored at a reception held at the Troy Senior Center and sponsored by Wescare Center for Children. A bouquet of 16 red roses was presented to her by Pastor Edward Lindsey of First Wesleyan Church.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

A large group of citizens concerned with the proposed expansion of the Uwharrie Regional Landfill gathered at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Attendance was estimated from 170 to 225 people.

Montgomery Community College and the Montgomery Community College Foundation held the first college-wide awards ceremony. The event, attended by an estimated 200 people, awarded scholarships to 48 recipients, many of them double winners. Kia Vang, a two-time recipient of MCC Foundation scholarships, gave a moving testimony on behalf of the scholarship recipients to the vital role these scholarships play in making a college education possible.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

The Mt. Gilead Museum recently hosted an afternoon of music and fun as they raised money for the museum and its endeavors. Sitting out under the big oak trees on the front lawn of the museum, patrons enjoyed the sounds of Johnny Almond, Trey Lincoln, Michele Williams Gonzales and her husband Shawn. Inside the museum a silent auction was going on with proceeds benefiting the museum.

Montgomery Community College saw a record rise in enrollment during the 2006 year. When President Dr. Mary Kirk came to the college in 1999, there were only 640 students. The 2006-2007 school year has seen a 32 percent increase with 948 students enrolled in curriculum classes.