45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Miss Genie Jordan of Mt. Gilead was crowned “Miss Montgomery County” as the climax to the Miss Montgomery Pageant Friday night. She succeeded Miss Beth Stutts of Candor. The title-holder won out over nine other girls all of whom were judged in three categories- evening gown, talent and bathing suit.

Montgomery Technical Institute kicked off its fourth year of operation. Officials at MTI anticipated the largest fall enrollment ever.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Rick Kissell presented a $300 check from the Biscoe Lions Club to Mrs. Debby Williams, media specialist at Biscoe Early Childhood Education School. The gift provided new fiction and non-fiction books from the library.

David Whitesell, Troy industrialist, was sworn in as a new member of the Board of Trustees of Montgomery Technical Institute by Clerk of Court Charles Johnson. Whitesell was appointed to the board by Gov. Jim Hunt.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Chip Conner, manager of Uwharrie Point, christens the Uwharrie Boat Ferry, a 1900s-style motor boat that will be used to show perspective homebuyers Point property from Badin Lake.

Montgomery County resident Steve Pope enjoyed a week of summer fun at YMCA Camp Hanes in King, made possible through the Easter Seal Society of N.C. Mainstream Camping Program.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

Mt. Gilead was rock and rolling as local band favorite, the Secret Agents, played a variety of tunes for a hometown crowd. The event was the annual street dance, which was organized by local citizens. Opening for the Secret Agents was Lori Beth Hogan. Another local favorite, Tadpole Shue, joined the band for the evening.

The 2001-02 East Montgomery High School cheerleaders attended Champion Cheerleading Camp at North Carolina State University. They competed against 3A and 4A schools from across the state. They won various awards and were one of four squads to be picked to compete in a Cheerleaders of America competition in Memphis, Tenn.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Mt. Gilead residents took to the streets, celebrating their good fortune to be selected as one of 20 small towns chosen to participate in the N.C. Small Towns Economic Prosperity Demonstration Program. The three-year program targeted economically distressed towns to assist with education, training and assistance from specialists, to assist with grants and to implement projects.

The West Montgomery High School Marching Warriors made a special performance, showcasing all that they had learned at band camp, held that week. Band director Amy Short welcomed parents and others to the performance as the band performed selections as well as some of the new drills they had learned. Afterward, the drum-line gave a brief performance of their cadences for the upcoming year.