45 years ago

This week in 1971…

The old theater building in Mt. Gilead, which was damaged by a fire, won’t be repaired to be used for that purpose. Instead, the building was planned to be renovated for use as the Mt. Gilead Town Hall. When the theater building caught fire, it had been used for 40 years as a movie theater.

Bill Holder of Troy, chairman of Montgomery County Democratic Executive Committee, announced the date of the annual Democratic

fundraising dinner. The schedule calls for a hospitality hour followed by dinner. State Senator C.B. Deane Jr., whose late father was a congressman, was announced as the feature speaker.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Montgomery County took over the operation of the deficit-plagued county ambulance service from Montgomery Memorial Hospital. The decision to assume operation of the service came at a called meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, and ended weeks of negotiations between county and hospital officials.

The new food stamp rules, which changed the method of calculating how many stamps a household should receive, were estimated to eliminate 10,500 North Carolina families from the program and to reduce the number of stamps received in an estimated 70,000 other families.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Katherine Holt, who was the only freshman on the Lady Warriors’ tennis team, played at the number three position in West Montgomery’s first match of the season.

Gov. James G. Martin has proclaimed September as Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina. The Town Creek Indian Mound held their Indian Heritage Celebration with a film festival and storytelling, as well as a traditional stickball game.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

With a few exceptions, last week’s tragedy brought out the best in our nation and in our county. Formal and informal prayer services at churches around the county, small groups holding candles against the dark night, hundreds of calls to the Red Cross asking how to help.

During the halftime of the West Montgomery and LIFT Academy football game, the West Boosters Club and Athletic Department presented a plaque to Boosters Club President Bill Hamilton and wife Sue. The plaque was to thank the couple for their tireless support and work given to West Montgomery for many years.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

As part of Operation Inasmuch, ladies from the Methodist Church in Candor held an appreciation reception for the staff of Sandy Ridge. With all the refreshments that had been prepared, residents were also invited to share. Ladies participating were Sue Long, Beth Maher, Betty Lou Bruton, Marsha Reynolds, Nancy Vance, the Rev. Deborah Wilkins and Sue Myers.

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce held a dinner reception to welcome new teachers to the area. The cookout event was held at Woodrun and was attended by administrators and teachers.