This week in history for the week of June 25 to July 1

Posted 7/23/21

60 years ago

Campbell College had changed from a two-year to a four-year college. A new residence hall for women, Bryan Dormitory, was under construction.

Erwin had a new Greenhouse bus …

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This week in history for the week of June 25 to July 1

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60 years ago

Campbell College had changed from a two-year to a four-year college. A new residence hall for women, Bryan Dormitory, was under construction.

Erwin had a new Greenhouse bus station in the Erwin Shopping Center: Rosemond M. Godwin was the agent.

40 years ago

The Lee’s IGA Foodliner on North Ellis Avenue in Dunn was to open its doors for its grand opening that Thursday. The owners were Everett Lee Sr., his wife, Helen H. Lee and their son, Everett Lee Jr. This was owned by a family who had been involved in the grocery business for 30 years and it was their second modern grocery store.

Dr. Nash Winstead, acting chancellor at North Carolina State University, spoke that Tuesday night with the Dunn Rotarians about the operation of the school that had 22,000 students and an annual budget of $170 million a year.

Lee’s IGA Foodliner had the following as part of its grand opening sale: pork chops for 99 cents per pound, lettuce for 49 cents per pound, cake mixes for 68 cents per box, two dozen eggs for $1.09, ribeye steaks for $3.99 per pound, ground beef for $1.18 per pound, cantaloupes for 69 cents per pound, and 4 pounds of bananas for $1.

Sherry’s Bakery located on the “Sweetest smelling corner in town” was that week’s Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week.

30 years ago

An unarmed man walked up to a drive-through teller window, robbed a Coats bank and left on foot. Police Chief Tony Williford arrested the man less than three minutes later.

The winners of the first Harnett County Golf Tournament were Wesley Moss, Wes Pierce, Jason Cogdill and Jeff Johnson.

Doug Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Butler, of Dunn and a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, entered a math logo in a state contest and his design was one of 20 selected out of 5,000 entries.

— Tony Feagin

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