45 years ago

This week in 1971…

R.B Jordan III, Mt Gilead lumber executive, was among 16 Consolidated University trustees to be selected in Chapel Hill to serve on the Board of Governors which oversaw operations of all public institutions of higher education in North Carolina.

Many of the area’s leading rock bands competed for cash prizes at East Montgomery High School when the Montgomery Jaycees sponsored the “Sound Experience.” The first place winner received $100; second place received $50.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Jimmy Blake and Colon Blake introduced speakers at the annual Republican Party fundraising dinner held at East Montgomery High School. The principal speaker was Joe D. Floyd, an announced GOP candidate for governor of North Carolina in 1984.

Among those receiving recognition at the annual Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting were Mrs. Debbie Russell who was presented the Outstanding Performance Award by Robert E. Powell, area conservationist. Mrs. Russell was secretary in the Soil Conservation office here. Mrs. Lola Richardson of Clayson Knitting Company, Inc. accepted the “Outstanding Sponsor” award from Jason Britt, chairman of the Conservation District.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

U.S. Senate candidate Lauch Faircloth brought his message of fiscal conservation to Troy, saying he wanted to reduce federal spending, limit foreign trade and aid, limit congressional terms and focus on putting criminals in jail. Faircloth, a former Democratic candidate for N.C. governor, outlined his position to about 35 to 40 party faithful at a reception at Uwharrie Mountain Lodge.

A $5,000 Alcoa Foundation grant to the Crisis Council, Inc. means that the council has the opportunity to collect a like amount from the Joseph P. Bryan Foundation under a fund matching agreement. Mrs. Janet Means, executive director of the Troy-based council, which primarily serves adult and juvenile victims of domestic violence in Stanly and Montgomery counties, said the Bryan Foundation agreed to match up to $10,000 of locally raised funds.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

After sifting through nearly 30 applications, interviewing nine candidates, and finally narrowing it down to two, county commissioners unanimously agreed on their final candidate. Hamlet City Manager Lee Matthews was named Montgomery County’s new manager.

When Troy resident Gay Russell received the email telling her she had been selected as an Olympic torchbearer, she experienced about 10 seconds of great disappointment. Russell had in fact written a 100-word nomination of her sister, Martha Brown, to be a torchbearer. “I thought oh no, they’ve got it all backwards,” she said. Then she read the rest of the email from the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee and learned she and her sister had been chosen as one of the committee’s “inspirational pairs: of torchbearers.”

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Mt. Gilead Elementary School recently joined other schools across the area in celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The week was filled with a host of events with emphasis on drug education and the associated dangers. A parade and food drive on Halloween were the highlight of the week. Students also participated in the canned food drive.

Nov. 14 was a day for celebrating in Troy with the grand opening of the Roy J. Maness Nature Preserve and the Denson’s Creek Trail System. Along with state, county and local officials, busloads of fifth-graders from Page Street Elementary School were invited to share the celebration. Before the ceremonies, the students followed Mayor Roy Maness on a short hike around the lake.