SNAP BACK IN TIME – March 1966 – West Stanly to present ‘South Pacific’

Published 11:10 am Sunday, March 28, 2021

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

Friday, March 26, 1966


The Albemarle Planning Board had received its first look at tentative routings of the thoroughfare planned by the State Highway Department to handle Albemarle traffic.

Projecting the traffic flow to 1990, the planners proposed the widening of some streets and the moving outward of the proposed belt line to handle perimeter traffic around the city.

Post Office

Arthur L. Hatley, veteran of 18 years with the Albemarle Post Office, had been named superintendent of mails. In this capacity he succeeded Irvin Boaz, who had been promoted to assistant postmaster. The announcement was made by postmaster Love D. Cain.


Homer Clayton “Red” Honeycutt of Locust had announced he would seek the Republican nomination for sheriff of Stanly County.

Home Economics

Twenty-four boys were studying home economics in a boys only class at West Stanly High School — the first such class in the county school system.


C.E. Herrin had been elected as the new chairman of the Senior Citizens Club of the Wiscassett Memorial YMCA of Albemarle.


“South Pacific,” a Pulitzer prize winning play by Rodgers and Hammerstein, would be presented by the students of West Stanly High School April 1-2.

Becky Lambert as Ensign Nellie Forbush and Stephan Almond as Emile De Becque would head the cast.