SNAP BACK IN TIME – Aug. 19, 1980, Aug. 17, 1965, and Aug. 18, 1950

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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. 19, 1980

Land Purchase

The Albemarle Board of Education Thursday night voted to purchase 3.36 acres of land adjacent to the property owned by the board on Ridge Street. The land was purchased to supplement the present holdings and it would be considered as a site for a middle school at some time in the future, according to Dr. William L. Brown, superintendent.

The land was purchased from Mrs. J.U. Loftin for $6,720.

Purcell Drug

The owners of Purcell Drug Store, Harold Little and Jimmy Davis, purchased the building formerly occupied by Belk’s downtown store in the 100 block of West Main Street.  The building was purchased from T. Finch Morgan for an undisclosed price.

Davis said it was planned to move the pharmacy to the building formerly occupied by Belk.

He noted the present location, just down the hill brom the Belk building, had about 2,000 square feet of floor space, compared to 4,600 at the new spot.


The West Stanly Dixie Debs State Champions returned from the World Series in Huntsville, Ala., Friday.

It was the first season for the Dixie Girls’ fast-pitch softball in the county, but the team from Stanly won the state title and placed third in the National World Series.

For the 12 girls and two coaches, it cost around $2,500 to go. In addition to donations, the team sold doughnuts and cakes, had car washes and paper drives, picked up bottles and had other projects to raise funds.

Besides third place, the team also won the sportsmanship trophy.

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1965


Equipment for the cosmetology laboratory to be established at Endy School for the West Stanly district had been ordered and was expected this week, according to Oliven T. Cowan, assistant county superintendent.

The old Endy cafeteria and two classrooms were being outfitted with the cosmetology equipment to provide a laboratory to teach this curriculum.

Pass The Bar

Three young Albemarle men had passed the North Carolina State Bar exam given this month and were now licensed to practice in the state.

They were Richard Lane Brown III, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Brown Jr., and James Dietrich Renger and John Frank Renger Jr., sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Renger.


George Jeffreys Jr., a resident of Albemarle and a member of Fairview Baptist Church for the past two years, had been licensed to preach by the church July 25.


Jennings Whitley had been appointed as outside salesman of appliances for the Sears Catalog Sales Office in Albemarle.


A new two-story building was being constructed on Depot Street by Bowers, local farm machinery and equipment dealers. The structure was 50 feet wide by 128 feet deep and would contain two complete floors. The build be used for shops and storage.


Airman Third Class Ovid L. Hinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hinson of Route 1, Stanfield, had been selected for technical training as a supply specialist at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Aug. 18, 1950

Music Mart

The Music Mart advertised the latest hit records: Bonaparte’s Retreat; Goodnight Irene; Third Man Theme; Tzena, Tzena, Tzena; and It Is No Secret.