From our newspaper archives:
50 years ago: The Feb. 20, 1969 edition of The AJT featured a photo of Gurney Franklin, postmaster at Linville Falls for the past 12 years and correspondent for the Journal, examining a large icicle after the weekend storm that blanketed the area with snow and ice. His wife of 44 years was the former Miss Alda English. They have two children, Boyd Franklin and Mrs. Rodger Crenshaw, both living at Linville Falls.
40 years ago: The Feb. 22, 1979, edition of The AJT featured a sales advertisement for McClellan’s Food Market, featuring chuck roast for $1.69/lb., bacon (12 oz.) for 79 cents, vienna sausage at 2 for 88 cents, potted meat at 4 for 88 cents, coffee (1 lb. bag) for $1.85, medium eggs for 69 cents/dozen, sugar (5 lb. bag) for 69 cents, six-pack of canned soda for $1.35, shortening (3 lb. tin) for 99 cents, and cornmeal (5 lb. bag) for 89 cents.
30 years ago: The Feb. 16, 1989, edition of The AJT reported “Former Teacher Passes Away.”The article read, “To all former students, faculty and friends of Crossnore High School: It is with great regret that we must inform you of the death of one our influential teachers at Crossnore, namely Mrs. Annie Fink. She died after a short illness and after a short stay in a nursing home near her lifetime home at Faith, NC. This happened unexpectedly last month, and before any of us had a chance to pay our respects it seemed too late to so so. The service for Mrs. Fink will be held in the Crossnore Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 pm. Bob Vance, Class of ‘63, has agreed to be the main speaker. Margaret Palmer Lauderer of the same class will be singing several ballads, as well as playing the dulcimer. Other students and faculty will also be asked to add personal anecdotes and reminiscences.”
20 years ago: The Feb. 19, 1998, edition of The AJT featured an article “Davis’ celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.” Hubert and Annie Mae Davis of the Mt. Pleasant community celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 1. Family members were present to help the couple celebrate this joyous occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have six children, Anne Ruth Forbes of Montezuma, Elizabeth Triplett of Lenoir, Ralph Davis of Lenoir, Terry Davis of Elk Park, Betty Thompson of Elk Park, and Joe Davis of Hickory. They have 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married January 30, 1948.