SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 17, 1980 and Oct. 15, 1965

Published 8:31 am Sunday, October 18, 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.

Friday, Oct. 17, 1980


In a ceremony at the Raleigh Woman’s Club, Gov. Jim Hunt presented volunteer awards to Stanly County residents.

Paul Bowers accepted the Outstanding Human Service Award for Don M. Knotts.

Brandon L. Mullis accepted the Outstanding Community Organization Award for the Stanly Citizens for Crime Prevention.

Eston West accepted the Outstanding Church/Religious Group Award for the Ed Whitley School Class of the First Baptist Church of Albemarle.

Susan Henry Massey received the Outstanding Volunteer Administrator/Coordinator Award.


Jan Teeter, a member of the Stanly County Board of Social Services, was elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of County Boards of Social Services at the association’s annual meeting at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill.

She was elected for a two-year term and would represent the 12 district, which included Stanly, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Union and Rowan counties.

The primary objectives of the association was to investigate, study and recommend improvements in the administration of Social Services programs in the state.


The Democrats from throughout the 11-county Eighth Congressional District were to have a rally Oct. 18 at Albemarle Senior High School.

Keynote speakers were to include Gov. Jim Hunt and Sen. Robert Morgan.


Albemarle Insurance Agency, the city’s oldest firm in the field of insurance, was celebrating its 75th birthday.

It began Oct. 5, 1905 when eight Albemarle businessmen affixed their signatures to an application for a state charter for Albemarle Real Estate and Insurance Company, which later became Albemarle Insurance Agency.

The original incorporators of the company were E.M. Asbury, S.H. Hearne, J.M. Peeler, J.S. Efird, J.W. Efird, C.J. Mauney, R.A. Crowell and R.E. Austin. Asbury and Austin were the main stockholders.

Friday, Oct. 15, 1965


This week, approximately six months after the initial announcement had been made concerning a new plant for Ware Knitters, the company was moving machinery into its new building.

Knitting machines from the old Knitsters, Inc. plant at the intersection of East Main and Pee Dee Avenue were being installed in the new 40,000-square-foot building on West Main Extension, near the old City Lake.


Congressman James T. Broyhill of the Ninth District had announced that a grant of $7,800 had been approved for the Albemarle Planning Commission from the Housing and Home Financing Agency of the Urban Renewal Administration in Washington.

The money, which would cover about two-thirds of the total project involved, would be used for completion of planning work and the implementation of the plans already received.


Doris Dietta Morton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius G. Morton of Albemarle, had attended the third annual fall seminar of the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists held at the O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro.

Morton, a 1964 graduate of Albemarle Senior High School, was scheduled to complete her two-year course as a senior x-ray technician at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital next summer.

Mad Dog

Bill Tucker, a senior at Albemarle Senior High School, had been named “mad dog” of the week by the ASHS coaching staff for his sterling offensive blocking in the line and downfield blocking for the Bulldogs on Saturday night.


Mrs. Bernice Graham, a West Badin teacher, had been elected vice president of the western district of the North Carolina Teachers Association at the district’s annual meeting at Winston-Salem State College.

Mrs. B.K. Williams of Albemarle had been elected associate director of the Association of Classroom Teachers.