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SNAP BACK IN TIME: May 16, 1980 and May 14, 1965

Editor’s Note: During 2020, The SNAP will celebrate its 140th year of covering Stanly County people. In honor of 140 years, The SNAP will off a glimpse at events from 40 years ago and beyond.

Friday, May 16, 1980

Airport

The Stanly County Airport Authority will open bids on the planned runway extension at the new airport Thursday, June 5.

The bids will be on the extension of the runway for 500 feet, making the total length of the runway 4,400 feet.

Pritchard Dennis, chairman of the Airport Authority, will conduct the bid opening.

Leader Dies

Mary Efird Huneycutt, 92, of North Sixth Street, Albemarle, died Tuesday in Stanly County Hospital after several years of declining health.

She was the widow of Andrew Columbus Huneycutt, who was a lawyer and editor of the local newspaper until 1929. He died Feb. 4, 1963.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1906 and a member of the choir for more than 50 years, was active in the Women of the Church and filled various offices in the women’s work.

She was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the local chapter Order of Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron, and was an officer in the Grand Chapter OES before World War I.

She was a charter member of the Yadkin River Patriots Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Albemarle Women’s Club in 1915 and again in 1948 when it reorganized.

She was a long time member of the Albemarle Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Mrs. Huneycutt was also a charter member of the Stanly County Chapter American War Mothers, a past president of the local chapter, and parliamentarian of the North Carolina State Chapter for a number of years.

Friday, May 14, 1965

Alcohol Bill

Around 40 Stanly County citizens were in Raleigh for public hearings on bills which would authorize elections in Albemarle and Norwood on operation of Alcoholic Beverage Control stores.

Estimates placed the number in favor of the bills at between six and 10 and those in opposition at from 30 to 34.

Principal opposition in the Albemarle bill was expressed by Dr. Elroy Lamb, pastor of First Baptist Church, speaking as chairman of the steering committee of a recently-formed organization known as Concerned Residents of Albemarle.

No opposition in the Norwood bill was expressed.

Mill Leader Named

William D. Frye, well known Albemarle man, had been appointed superintendent of Austin Knitting Mills.