SNAP BACK IN TIME — July 1980, July 1965

Published 11:25 am Saturday, July 18, 2020

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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 offer a glimpse at events of 40 years ago and beyond.

Friday, July 18, 1980

City Softball

Albemarle’s City Softball League had one week of action left before the City League Tournament.

Endy Luncheonette clinched a tie for the regular season championship with a 13 to 9 victory over Builder Mart.

Builder Mart was three games back of Endy with three to play. Steve Barbee (3-4) and Raymond Ridenhour (2-4) continued to pace Endy’s slugging as it gained its 14th and 17th home runs respectively.

Other teams included Long’s Jewelers, Stanly Hardware, Carolina Tire, Hoot’s Fishing and E.J. Snyder.

Uwharrie Players

Rehearsals were gathering momentum toward opening night of the Uwharrie Players’ summer production of “Carousel.”

The popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, known for hits such as “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” would open July 31 at Albemarle Senior High School.

Players included Mark Cook as Billy Bigelow, Paula Case Wilson as Julie Jordan, Terry Welch Wood as Carrie and Mike Stowe as Enoch Snow.

Friday, July 16, 1965

Peace Corps

Les Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit L. Young of Norwood and a star basketballer at North Carolina State University a short time ago, had returned to Stanly County after almost two years in Ecuador with the Peace Corps.

4-H Club

The Bear Creek Lucky Beavers was the newest member of Stanly County’s 4-H Community Club family. The total clubs in the county stood at 16.

Officers were Brenda Barrier, president; Nancy Love, secretary; Patricia Penninger, vice president; Lenita Penninger, song leader; and Gerald Moose, reporter. Mrs. Horace Hinson was chairwoman of the sponsoring committee and Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Kendall were adult leaders.

Tuesday, July 22, 1980

New Branch

Construction had started on the Eastgate Branch of Cabarrus Bank and Trust Company.

The new branch was to be at Eastgate Mall in front of Belk’s side entrance.


Registration for the standby draft got underway at post offices in the county Monday morning.

Young men, ages 19 and 20, were required to register this week and next for the purpose of being ready for the draft in case the draft should be activated by Congress.


The Albemarle Board of Education moved Thursday night to eliminate the employment of relatives in the Albemarle Schools.

No member of the immediate family of a board member, the superintendent, a principal, a director, a supervisor or a coordinator in the city schools shall be employed by the same system, according to the policy.


The West Stanly Debs All-Stars beat the Columbus County team in a best-of-three series in a state tourney in Albemarle. The team would advance to the National World Series (Dixie Girls Softball) in Birmingham, Ala. Aug. 9-14.

The West Stanly Pony-Tails Dixie Girls Softball team won three straight in Badin (wins over Columbus County, Pender County and Columbus County) and would compete in the National World Series in Birmingham Aug. 2-7.

Tuesday, July 20, 1965

Peace Corps

Speculation was mounting that the 30th (Old Hickory) Division, North Carolina National Guard, might be among the first units mobilized in the projected call-up because of the Vietnam situation.

This would mean that the Albemarle National Guard unit would be called.

There had been no official announcement, except admission by the Pentagon that the 30th was one of six priority National Guard divisions in the nation.


Jody Huneycutt, Banks Garrison, Tom Webb and Jimmy Stockton, all of Albemarle, and Billy Rudisill of Badin would compete in the 1965 North Carolina Jaycee junior golf tournament at the Highland Country Club course in Fayetteville.