45 years ago
This week in 1971…
Gov. Robert W. Scott has appointed Betty Carol Cox of Star a member of the N.C. Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is composed of eight youths and eight adults from various parts of the state.
A rising senior at West Montgomery High School, Janice Inez McCallum of Troy, was the first entrant in the Jaycee “Miss Montgomery Pageant.” Contestants competed for a $500 educational scholarship, a complete wardrobe furnished by local merchants and the opportunity to compete for the title of “Miss North Carolina.”
35 years ago
This week in 1981…
Workmen began laying a new water line along NC 24-27, west of Troy, as the first work in Phase II of the county-wide water project. The major part of the project, constructing a new filtration plant on the Pee Dee River, was completed within the next month. The water line runs from Dairy Road to Troy.
After proclaiming July as “Peach Month” in North Carolina, the governor was presented a box of peaches by Beth Oxendine of Biscoe, the North Carolina Peach Queen. Peaches were also presented to N.C. State University officials. While in Raleigh, Miss Oxendine was interviewed by Channel 5.
25 years ago
This week in 1991…
The Farmer’s Home Administration approved $1.3 million to build the second phase of Wesleyan Homes, according to Mike Cooke, a representative of the Weaver Company. Cook made the announcement during the Sunday morning worship service at the First Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Dr. Ed Lindsay, pastor of the church, said that the apartments would be open to the elderly and handicapped of the county.
Biscoe Lions Club sponsored the 18th annual Montgomery County tennis tournament at Biscoe Park. Men’s singles winner was Dale Smith. Men’s doubles winners were Mike Chriscoe and Charlie Lewis. Women’s doubles winners were Joyce and Arlene Cole.
15 years ago
This week in 2001…
The Peach Queens along with two Kings struck again in Raleigh as they delivered peaches to legislators in the state capitol. Under the direction of Economic Development Director Judy Stevens and Chamber of Commerce President Mary Clara Capel, cases of peaches made their way to Raleigh for the ninth annual goodwill trip. Along with Stevens and Capel, representing Montgomery County were MCC President Mary Kirk, School Board member Ann Long, EDC and Chamber Board member Judy Estridge and Montgomery Herald Editor Tammy Dunn.
The Youth Group of First Baptist Church of Mount Gilead took a trip to Fort Caswell. The group joined with others from around the area for a retreat filled with activities to enrich their spiritual lives. Those attending were Jessica Haywood, Maribeth Evans, Samantha Swan, Katie Small, Molly Vang, Jenna Haywood and Lali Vang. Heather Cadenhead, youth minister, and Michelle Greene, Campbell University student, were leaders and chaperones for the group.
10 years ago
This week in 2006…
Charles Allen, assistant district governor, recently inducted three new Rotary officers for the Troy club, while former President Larry Lassiter passed the gavel to incoming President Paul Chandley.
Local mayors Jimmy Blake and Kathy Harris pack peaches during Peach Day in Raleigh. The annual goodwill trip is a chance for Montgomery County to say thank you to legislators and various department officials.