SNAP BACK IN TIME — August 12, 1980 and August 10, 1965

Published 10:33 am Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Editor’s Note: In honor of its 140th anniversary, The SNAP will offer a glimpse at events of 40 years ago and beyond.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1980


Stanly farmers were facing a weather-caused disaster for summer crops, according to Vernon Underwood, Stanly Farmers Home Administration supervisor.

The local office of FmHA was applying for disaster assistance for the corn crop and probably soybean crop.

If designated a disaster area, farmers would be able to borrow through that agency at the interest rate of five percent for the amount of loss suffered.

Miss Wheelchair

Madelyn Barbee Efird of Locust, representing North Carolina as Miss Wheelchair North Carolina, was named first runner-up in the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant in Columbus, Ohio Saturday night.

Each contestant was required to bring souvenirs of her state as gifts for the other contestants. She prepared a package containing a large long-leafed pine cone, a sand dollar from the Outer Banks and a piece of Jugtown pottery for each.

She was to travel throughout the year when first-place winner, Vivienne Thomson of Massachusetts, cannot travel. She would also accompany Thomson on trips.

She was to appear on the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day Weekend.

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1965

Retail Sales

Retail sales in Stanly County had increased by nearly $5 million during the 12 months ending June 30, 1965, as compared with the previous year.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue, Sales and Use Tax Division, had reported the county had retail sales of $59,061,111 last year. Total sales tax collections for the year in Stanly County amounted to $1,223,232.05.


Doug Owens and Betsy Harrington had reigned as Mr. and Mrs. Playground and Herman Funderburk and Barbara Grier as Mr. and Mrs. Kingville in Kid’s Day activities climaxing in the City Recreation Program.

They had been selected for the honors based on their cooperative attitudes and participation in the program’s activities.


William W. “Woody” Stewart had been named president of the newly-organized Albemarle Toastmaster’s Club.

Other officers elected at the organization’s last meeting were: Vincent Cavanaugh, educational vice president; Tom Kirk, administrative vice president; Sherrill Lowder, secretary; Max Bogle, treasurer; and John Flowe, sergeant at arms.


Seven from Stanly high schools were among the more than 500 teachers attending the 1965 Summer Conference for Trade and Industrial Education personnel at N.C. State University. They were Phillip E. Hancock and Jerry W. Crayton Sr., engines; George R. Wagoner, Dillon E. Whitley and Theodore Hinnant, bricklaying; Dorothy T. Smith, cosmetology; and Vernon E. Lentz, industry and trades. In addition, Lillie B. Graham was attending the Industrial Vocations workshop.


Claude F. Henkel of Locust, teacher of vocational agriculture at West Stanly High School, had been elected vice president of District Six of the North Carolina Vocational Teachers Association at a meeting at Carolina Beach. District Six included approximately 15 counties in the Piedmont.