SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – Men of the Year selected

Published 10:21 am Monday, February 15, 2021

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SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.

Friday, Feb. 11, 1966


The Stanly County school system had received approval of its application for more than $174,000 for federal aid under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act.

This money was to be used for a program to aid the economically and educationally deprived children of the county, working through the schools which qualified under the program. The money was to be used through Aug. 31, and a similar program was planned for next year.

Joyce L. Reid, for the past several years supervisor in the county schools, had been named director of the project.

Schools chosen under federal regulations were Lake View, South Oakboro, Stanfield, West Badin, Richfield, Locust, North Stanly, Millingport, New London, Norwood, South Stanly and West Stanly.

Men of the Year

Edward J. Snyder Jr., Carl M. Hill, Burl W. Hathcock and James W. Carpenter were named Stanly County’s Men of the Year for 1965.

Each was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by the Albemarle Jaycees at their annual Bosses’ Night and D.S.A. banquet.

Snyder was honored as the Senior Man of the Year, Hill as Young Man of the Year, Hathcock as Outstanding Young Farmer and Carpenter as Jaycee of the Year.


Maurice E. Smith, cashier of the Oakboro Branch of Security Bank and Trust Company, was retiring after 20 years in the position.

His successor as cashier was William C. Love, 31, who had moved to Oakboro from Southport, where he was cashier of the Southport branch of Waccamaw Bank and Trust Company.