SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – A new post office

Published 10:37 am Monday, March 22, 2021

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

Friday, March 18, 1966

Post Office

Ground broke Monday afternoon for the new Albemarle Post Office on South First Street. Construction was supposed to get underway around April 15, with completion forecasted for September.


Forty foreign exchange students were scheduled to visit Stanly County for three days in July.

The students, who had spent the school year in the United States under the auspices of the American Field Service, would be on a bus tour of the nation.


Stanly County Selective Service board had been asked to send 18 men for induction in April.


Three Stanly County contestants were top winners in the District Bricklaying Contest at Norwood and would participate in the state contest in April.

Cecil Barbee of West Stanly was first place winner, Ted Thompson of South Stanly won second place and Donald Woodall of South Stanly won third.