This week in history

For the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Posted 12/3/21

60 years ago

A gasoline price war was still fierce in Dunn with prices dropping to 17.9 cents per gallon at Silas Whittenton’s Richfield’s Service Station, operated in connection with …

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This week in history

For the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Posted

60 years ago

A gasoline price war was still fierce in Dunn with prices dropping to 17.9 cents per gallon at Silas Whittenton’s Richfield’s Service Station, operated in connection with Barefoot Oil Company. Big Barefoot said that in his opinion the price war was just getting started and may go on for 60 days. No matter how it gets, Barefoot promised he and Silas would be lower than anybody else.

A cradle shower was held honoring Mrs. Bernice Miller. Mrs. Ellis Barbour was the hostess. Present were Mrs. Callie Norris, Mrs. Mack Parsons, Mrs. Lloyd Byrd, Mrs. L. Jackson Jr., Mrs. Jiggs White, Mrs. Sam Miriello, Mrs. Gene Patterson, Mrs. Robert Strickland and Mrs. William Driver.

An announcement was made of the engagement of Judy Marie Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Clifton Lee, to Stacy Denning Ennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ennis of Route 3, Dunn. A May wedding was planned.

50 Years ago

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Church was the setting for the November, 1971, meeting of the Prayer Group. Jeannie Scott had the call to prayer remembering missionaries. Beulah Lee, Belva Campbell and Mary Etta Wood presented the program. Also attending were President Maggie Tew, Annie Briley Stephens, Grace Stephens and Mrs. J.A. Hardison.

One hundred and two employees and their guests attended Belk Department Store’s annual holiday dinner at Chicora Country Club. Casper Phillips gave the invocation and Marvin Manager, store manager, extended the welcome. Following dinner, W.S. Tart presided over the program.

40 years ago

Lorraine J. Wood, daughter of Audrey Powell of Route 2, Lillington, and Calvin Hitchcock, of San Antonio, Texas, was appointed a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

Employees of Carolina Bank in Coats and members of the bank’s board of directed gathered for a dinner party at Heath’s Steak House. Ralph Hunter of Sanford, the regional vice president, and Mrs. Hunter were among the guests. Board members in attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Penny Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gregory, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ennis, Mr. and Mrs. Grady L. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Graham Turlington, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stewart, and W.R. Pope and guest, Sue May. Bank manager Charlie Parker and Mrs. Parker headed the staff members, who included Mr. and Mrs. Dave House, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. John Nordan, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Strickland.

30 years ago

The Greater Dunn Jaycees announced the Grand Champion winner in the turkey shoot competition. The season’s top 10 winners competed for the trophy. J.B. Blount, Anthony Edwards, Billy Flowers, Eric Flowers, Randal Flowers, James Haney, Shane Jones, Mike Neighbors, Vernon Norris and Chris Wilkins comprised the field of shooters. Randall Flowers and Mike Neighbors were the final two with Neighbors winning the trophy.

— Compiled by Laura Patterson

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