SNAP Back In Time – Oct 10, 1980 and Oct. 8, 1965
Editor’s Note: In honor of its 140th anniversary, The SNAP will offer a glimpse at events of 40 years ago and beyond.
Friday, Oct. 10, 1980
The Stanly County Board of Education was facing the question of building a new Endy School or renovating the old one.
The build would require $500,000 to be completely renovated. A new building to meet the school’s needs would be around $800,000.
It was pointed out that the Endy building was not as sound as the Badin building which was retained for use with renovation.
Stanly County commissioners planned to enact an ordinance banning the sale of “drug paraphernalia.”
The board directed County Attorney S. Craig Hopkins to draft an ordinance outlawing the sale of items normally associated with the use and abuse of illegal drugs, such as special pipes, papers for rolling cigarettes and roach clips.
Other governments such as Rowan County, Fayetteville and Havelock had already enacted laws.
Albemarle City Council was also considering the enactment of an ordinance.
Madelyn Efird of Locust, Miss Wheelchair North Carolina and runner-up in the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant, recently met Rosalyn Carter at the Charlotte Airport and presented her a plaque for President Carter on behalf of the Disabled Citizens of North Carolina.
The plaque was a token of appreciation for his proclamation declaring 1981 as the Year of the Disabled. They were also joined by Gov. Jim Hunt.
Friday, Oct. 8, 1965
Bids would be opened Nov. 9 for the new post office building in Albemarle.
Announcement of the call for bids on the Albemarle federal building had been made public from the offices of Sens. B. Everett Jordan and Sam J. Ervin Jr.
The postal facility would be located on the east side of South First Street, just south of the lot on which Home Savings and Loan Association was erecting its new building.
Oakboro residents were seeking improvements on Highway 205 between Oakboro and Big Lick.
In a petition filed with the Board of Commissioners and signed by 114 people, the citizens were asking for new sidewalks on both sides of the road from the city limits to Big Lick, for curbing and guttering on this section of the highway, for a crosswalk at or near Oakboro School and a traffic control light.
The commissioners had approved the request and forwarded the petition on to the 10th division office of the State Highway Commission for further consideration.
Some smoking members of Albemarle Optimist Club had been jarred into a serious consideration of abstinence following a program on the effects of smoking on one’s health at a dinner meeting of the club in the fellowship hall of Central United Methodist Church.
The Albemarle Woman’s and Junior Woman’s clubs would be hostesses to an estimated 200 women as they gathered for the annual fall district meeting at the First Presbyterian Church.
The Federated Clubwomen would represent some 33 clubs from Montgomery, Anson, Cabarrus, Union, Mecklenburg and Stanly counties.
Stanly County Schools had been allocated one itinerant teacher for homebound children. This would be a new program which would be implemented in the county schools as soon as a teacher could be secured.
Jerry Wagoner, well known Albemarle businessman, had appeared before City Council stating that he represented a large majority of the 70-odd families living in the Eastwood Park area off the Badin Road, and that this group desired annexation to the City of Albemarle.