45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Three West Montgomery FFA members attended leadership school at Camp Tom Browne in Barnardsville. The students met and talked with Dan Lehman, National FFA President, and Ricky Buckner, State FFA President. The students attended classes in the mornings and discussed topics on planning local chapter activities. The afternoons consisted of recreational activities. Also attending from West was Sid Fields, adviser.

Treasurer Jack Aycock of the local Lions Club presented a check to M. Paul Poole, a director of the Troy Little League, to help finance the summer athletic program,

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

The Waste Management Act of 1981, a bill designed to enable North Carolina to safely manage its hazardous and low-level radioactive wastes, became law. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr., a strong supporter of the bill, called the Waste Management Act “milestone legislation” that was essential to the economic growth of North Carolina.

Pre-school swimming lessons were offered for the first time during this summer at Biscoe Park Swimming Pool according to the park director Jimmy Blake. School age and adult swimming lessons were being offered with a charge of 50 cents per lesson.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Even Mother Nature cooperated to make TroyFest ’91 one of the biggest events of the year. An estimated 4,000 people lined the streets throughout the daylong event. Early birds participated in the YMCA- sponsored fun walk which wound through the city’s streets. The biggest parade in TroyFest’s history marked the beginning of downtown activities. Parade entries varied from city officials and clowns to military personnel. TroyFest ’91 coordinator Andy Honeycutt said that the participation by the vendors had shown a great increase this year.

Montgomery County 4-H members Darrell Johnson and Erin Illman were delegates to the State 4-H Electric Congress at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The event was conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

Effective June 30, Troy’s population took a big jump. Literally overnight, approximately 700 people became part of the town’s population base with the annexation of both Department of Corrections’ units on Glenn Rd.

When hiring a new coach to head up the volleyball and girls’ basketball programs, East Montgomery Principal Kevin Lancaster didn’t have to look too far. Already on staff was Stephanie Willis, who was a physical education teacher at East and previously served as the Eagles’ girls’ basketball assistant coach and head coach of the cross-country team.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

The summer 2006 edition of Country Living Gardener features a six-page spread, “A Wedding to Remember,” featuring the work of Troy florist Tom Williamson for Matthew and Christy Russell Gupton’s wedding at Shiloh church. The magazine had previously featured Williamson’s work on a wedding in Raleigh, so when he contacted them about the Gupton wedding and told them about the rustic church, they sent a photographer from Atlanta to document the event.

STARworks Ceramics hosted an open house to introduce area potters to the ceramic products and materials that the company sells. About 60 people attended the festive event to enjoy refreshments and see the broad range of clays and glaze materials that STARworks ceramics offers.