SNAP BACK IN TIME – Aug. 12, 1966 – 11-year-old pitches no-hitter

Published 3:39 pm Thursday, August 12, 2021

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

Friday, Aug. 12, 1966


Duke Power Company had announced plans to spend almost $2 million for a new substation and related transmission lines at Oakboro.

Grading on the mammoth project had begun several months ago and construction was getting underway. A site containing around six acres was in readiness for the concrete base for the massive transformer and the materials were being received for the actual erection of the substation framework.

The station would be located at a point where the company’s new 230,000 volt transmission line crossed a 100,000 volt line. Both were major steel tower lines.


Fifty years ago this month, the first aluminum had been produced by Alcoa in Badin, giving birth to a multi-million dollar industry having far reaching impact in the economy of this area of the state and beyond.


Although in some areas reports of opposition to cosmetology classes in high school had been heard, none had been voiced in Stanly County.

A vocational class in cosmetology under Dorothy Smith had been instituted at Endy year before last and operated as an accredited cosmetology class last year.

This year, six other cosmetology classes were planned in various school systems, including one in Cabarrus County. In Concord a protest had been raised that the class would compete with private commercial cosmetology schools.


Twenty-six was no longer the top age for the draft.

The Stanly Selective Service Board had received word to extend the eligible draft list to include men born after November 20, 1938 – which included men 26, 27 and 28 years old.


Paul’s Crossing Baptist Church would use its new church plant for its first homecoming services on Aug. 14.


Eddie Burris, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Burris of Albemarle, had come through with a no-hitter for the American and Efird team, managed by Ed Whitley, on Friday against the Collins and Aikman squad in an Optimist Midget League diamond skirmish won by A and E by a score of 13-1.

David Sanges, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sanges of Albemarle, was the catcher in the no-hit masterpiece.