45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Governor Robert W. Scott and Lt. Governor Pat Taylor Jr. proclaimed July 1-17 as “Peak of Peach Season in North Carolina” they said “peaches are a major crop in the North Carolina Sandhills that make a significant contribution to the economy of the state”. On hand when the proclamation was issued were M. H. Kolbe, Extension Horticulture Specialist, N.C. State University; Representative A Clyde Auman, and Moore County peach grower; Mrs. Patt Harman, Jr, wife of resident of the N.C. Peach Growers Society; Debbie Yates, North Carolina Queen; and Lt. Governor Taylor.

Candor changed police chiefs, and the county gained a fifth full-time deputy sheriff. Lonnie Blake returned to his former position as head of Candor enforcement, succeeding William R. Brady. Brady was sworn in by Superior Court Clerk Charles M. Johnson as a deputy in Sheriff James R. Norris’ department.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Officials of the Greater Troy Chamber of Commerce raised a flag at the town hall to launch the weekend’s July 4th Celebration. The annual “Troy is More” promotion began Thursday and climaxed with a full day of festivities on Saturday in downtown Troy. The celebration ended with a gigantic fireworks display Saturday night.

Two new physicians began the practice of medicine in the community from offices in the Montgomery Medical Center on Wood Street here. Dr. Michael B. Daley opened his practice of internal medicine and Dr. Richard C. Worf opened his office of family practice.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

A series of goals were established by participants in the State of the Child Conference, sponsored by the N.C. Child Advocacy Institute in conjunction with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. The conference, held recently at West Middle School, sought to address problem areas within Montgomery County. Key issues addressed by authorities and later discussed by the task force were: teen pregnancy, child abuse, adolescent substance abuse, parent education and day care.

The first annual Troy Baseball Camp was held June 17-21 at the Troy Selby Brown Field. The camp, held for kids ages 9-12 stressed the fundamentals of the game. The camp was organized by Johnny Sheppard and Mount Airy Head Coach Frank Sheppard. During the camp, the players were able to work on fundamentals of fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching and catching.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

The town of Biscoe celebrated a Day in the Park as part of their yearlong Centennial celebration. Events such as pony rides, moon walks, swim meets, fire truck rides, and basketball free throws were all part of the celebration. Music from the Secret Agents, Gospel Winds, and the Reggie Saddler Family also added to the day long event.

Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District chooses a student each year to send to a resource conservation workshop. Chrissy White, a junior from East Montgomery was chosen to represent our district. White was sponsored in the event by Garrett and Barbra Johnson, who own and operate Johnson’s Peaches.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

FirstHealth will continue to provide emergency medical services for Montgomery County under a contract approved at the county commissioners meeting. However, the cost of the service, up significantly from the current cost, is still up in the air,

A reception for retiring Montgomery County School Superintendent Dr. Lindsay Suggs was held with people from all across the county coming to wish him success and to bid farewell. Suggs will continue to help with the transition with the new superintendent, Dr. Donna Peters.