SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – School facilities needed work

Published 9:59 am Saturday, May 15, 2021

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

Tuesday, May 10, 1966


A lot of work was needed to maintain the buildings and facilities of Stanly County Schools, according to Luther A. Adams, county superintendent.

Adams and Assistant Superintendent Oliven T. Cowan had a list of projects which were needed and should be done during the next fiscal year, provided funds were available.

The boiler at Norwood grammar school building needed replacing; the one in the old Norwood building was a question mark; and a new stack was needed at Ridgecrest. New forced air furnaces were needed for principals’ homes at Millingport and Endy.

The schools needed 1,000 desk tops replaced and 60 new sections of chalkboard installed.

New roofs were needed for Norwood grammar grade building, old building at New London, at Millingport and at Richfield.


The Heart of Albemarle Motel was scheduled to rent its rooms for the first time Monday night. Around 20 of its guest rooms were expected to be ready for use at that time. The remainder would be opened in the near future.

The Heart of Albemarle Motel Restaurant had been opened nearly two weeks ago and had been enjoying good patronage.


Plans were underway to conduct a summer program in remedial reading and physical education for children in the Stanly County Schools in grades 1-8.

Joyce L. Reid, project director for the ESEA effort in the county, said that letters were being sent to parents of children the school officials felt should be enrolled in the program. She was asking that parents enroll their children in the one-month summer program if at all possible.


Ken Frazier, boys’ basketball coach at Albemarle Senior High School, had been elected as a member of the executive committee of the Western North Carolina High School Activities Association.