SNAP Again In Time takes a glance again at newsmakers from yesteryear.
Friday, March 27, 1981
County Supervisor Invoice Forbes gave a preliminary valuation estimate for the county of $750 million as a foundation for early work on the 1981-82 finances.
Stanly County Tax Collector Supervisor James Starnes mentioned it is a conservative estimate and anticipated the ultimate valuation figures shall be increased.
The present valuation was $735 million.
The price of treating water for ingesting and family use was anticipated to double over the subsequent decade due to an elevated emphasis on therapy of water to offer a potable provide with out traces of chemical substances and compounds which well being authorities imagine may be carcinogenic.
Albemarle Metropolis Supervisor Jack F. Neel mentioned the Nineteen Seventies noticed a larger emphasis on the therapy of wastewater.
Chlorine was the principal chemical utilized in purification of water for round 100 years or extra. Now, scientists had been saying chlorine could mix with different chemical substances within the water to kind traces of sure chemical compounds suspected of being causes of most cancers.
W.H. McSwain, former mayor of Albemarle, was elevated Wednesday to the presidency of the Albemarle Lions Membership for the 1981-82 12 months.
Named to the publish within the membership’s annual elections, performed throughout its weekly luncheon assembly on the Coronary heart of Albemarle Motel, he would succeed Jerry Lengthy as head of the group when the brand new officers assume their duties July 1.
Different officers and administrators included Carl M. “Buck” Hill, first vice chairman; Steve Blalock, second vice chairman; Martin Deese, third vice chairman; Grier Blackwelder, secretary; David Morgan, assistant secretary; and others.
Kelly Sears, who had appeared on “Hee Haw,” “The Merv Griffin Present” and elsewhere, could be emcee on the Quenby Mall Nation Music Pageant and Expertise Contest Friday and Saturday.
Former Military Chief of Employees Gen. William Westmoreland, in a speech at Pfeiffer Faculty Monday, referred to as for America to “cease enjoying poker whereas the Soviets are enjoying chess.”
In a go to sponsored by the Lecture and Discussion board Committee of the Pfeiffer Scholar Authorities Affiliation, Westmoreland addressed about 375 individuals and spent the rest of the day assembly with lessons and small teams.
Noting that the Russians have continued to extend navy spending whereas the U.S. has decreased it, the final declared, “Let’s face it. We’ve been outmaneuvered by the Soviets. They’ve taken full benefit of our political and diplomatic bungling, our weakened navy posture and the obvious lack of a lot of our nationwide will.”