45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Montgomery Technical Institute reached a plateau in its brief history when an Employee Banquet was held with several highlights, including a presentation by Dr. Ben H. Fountain, Director of Community Colleges; the installment of the new trustees; and the presentation of MTI’s Charter and the President’s Award.

The Russ-Knits, Inc. plant at the old airport site just off Highway 211, east of Candor, was expected to be in operation Jan. 1 with 20 machines and 22 employees turning out double-knit fabrics.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a plan to build a new early childhood school in Star. The project called for construction of 18 classrooms for grades kindergarten through grade five.

The 1981 practical nursing class at MTI displayed a Christmas tree with gifts to be donated to the pediatric ward of Stanly Memorial Hospital. Students took blood pressures and had a bake sale to raise money to purchase the toys. Other class donations included wallpaper for the nursery at Montgomery Memorial Hospital.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

The Montgomery County Board of Education increased its size by two by passing a redistricting resolution at their meeting. The seven-member plan was a compromise plan worked out between the board and the NAACP. The plan provides the election of two minority members to the board.

A group of Montgomery County businessmen decided to get together to form a Montgomery County Community Foundation as an off-shoot of the N.C. Community Foundation, according to Earle Connelly, chairman of the group. The North Carolina Community Foundation is a group that funds endowments to various community projects, primarily aimed at educational, health and recreational projects.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

The former Candor Bestline reopened as of Dec. 4 under the name Candor Food Store IGA. The store, owned by Colon Blake and family, is being operated by Annie Carter. The entire interior of the store was remodeled.

Teresa Thomas of Candor Elementary School was awarded a $1,023 grant to begin the construction of Candor Elementary’s very own butterfly garden. The planned butterfly garden would provide all students in grades K-5 with the opportunity to maintain and cultivate their own butterfly garden.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Shiloh Christmas Tea and Candlelight Communion, the event that for many signals the start to the Christmas season, marked its 20th anniversary. More than 380 people were in attendance for the tea, not including all the helpers, greeters, servers and folks who made the tea.

Central Piedmont Cheerleading competition was held at Southwestern Randolph High School. The Tackle II Star Stallions placed second and brought home the spirit trophy.