SNAP BACK IN TIME – August 1980 and 1965

Published 9:08 am Sunday, August 30, 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. 26, 1980

Crisco Goes To China

Stanly County native J. Keith Crisco, vice president and general manager in Asheboro for the Elastic Fabrics Division of the Stedman Corporation, was one of 20 individuals selected to make a 17-day visit to China and consult with business and governmental leaders there at an invitation by that country.

Medical Expansion

Albemarle Family Medical Center, P.A. was enlarging its facilities.

Dr. Thomas F. Kelley of the center said the center would have office suites for seven physicians and an emergency room. There were five doctors associated with the center.

Plans called for construction of a new two-story addition on the side toward Fourth Street offset about 30 feet to conform to the terrain. The lower floor of the addition, to be 40 by 90 feet, would contain the new home of Medical Pharmacy. The upper floor would provide space for administration and storage.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1965

Exchange Student

Julia Nicoloutsou from Volos, Greece was Albemarle’s newest American Field Service exchange student.

Julie was making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Harris on North Ninth Street and would attend Albemarle Senior High School as a member of the senior class.


Albemarle City Schools principals H.T. Webb Jr. of Senior High and Jacob M. Carter of Junior High had been awarded certificates for advanced graduate study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

National Guard

Army National Guard Lt. Col. Eugene T. Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morris, 120 Coble Ave., Albemarle, was attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.


Peggy Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Smith of 910 Spruce St., Albemarle, had graduated Aug. 20 from Charlotte Memorial Hospital’s School for Medical Record Technicians and will be working at Charlotte Memorial after Sept. 1.

Friday, Aug. 29, 1980


Dr. J. C. Boone, director of faculty at Stanly Technical College, was elected governor of the North Carolina District of Optimist International for 1981-82 at the annual convention in Asheville last weekend. He would assume the position of governor-elect in October and be installed as governor at the convention in August 1981.


Both the Albemarle and Stanly County school systems anticipated a slight decrease in enrollment for the year.

For Stanly County, the first day of school for 1979 showed an enrollment of 9,414. It was expected to be nearer to 9,300 upon the first week for 1980.

The Albemarle Schools enrolled 2,318 on opening day 1979. This year’s projection, according to Superintendent Dr. William L. Brown, was that 2,250 students would be enrolled on opening day.

Friday, Aug. 27, 1965

Underground Center

Excavation was to begin next week on a $2.5 million cable center just south of Stanfield for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company’s new coaxial cable which would run from Florida to New England.

Although rumors of the communications center had been making the rounds in Stanly for several months, it was not until late last week that officials of Southern Bell Telephone Company in Charlotte confirmed the report.

The structure would be more than two stories underground and would contain 70,000 square feet of floor space on two levels. The overhead would be buried beneath an undisclosed number of feet of earth, making it impervious to damage from anything short of a direct hit by a nuclear bomb.

VR Workshop

Government funds of $10,000 were ready for allocation to equip a new vocational rehabilitation workshop for handicapped persons of Stanly County, provided sufficient local support was obtained to assure the creation of the workshop.

Credit Clinic

Patricia Honeycutt, manager of the Credit Bureau of Albemarle Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, had been appointed a member of the Attendance Committee of the Southern Consumer Credit Clinic to be held in Charlotte Sept. 14-15.