• The Fort Mill School Board was considering giving district employees leave from work if they adopted a preschool child.
• Fort Mill businessman David Moore, owner of McKibben’s Furniture Gallery on Spratt Street, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Arts Council.
• Shannon Giles was crowned Homecoming Queen at Fort Mill High School during halftime of the Fort Mill-York game, won by the Yellow Jackets 10-0.
• Theresa Higgins, science teacher at Fort Mill Elementary School, was honored by the Fort Mill School Board for receiving a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.
• Miss Betts Culp was crowned Fort Mill High School’s 1972 Homecoming Queen by the reigning Homecoming Queen, Miss Jeannie Reid.
• Owners of a burned-out church on Railroad Avenue and dilapidated houses on White, Tom Hall, Forrest and Ardrey streets were told to remove them from their property.
• The Yellow Jackets finally got their offense in gear with a 34-20 win over Blue Ridge. The local boys were led by Brian Dove, Tony Dixon, Ronald Giles and Steve Bell.
• A James Bond double feature, “Dr. No” and “Goldfinger,” was playing at the Auto Drive-in Theatre on Cherry Road in Rock Hill.
• Fort Mill Schools began operating on a full-day schedule. A half-day schedule had been in effect due to the new high school’s cafeteria not being completed.
• Belk-Brown on Main Street had ladies’ 1st-quality hose, two pairs for $1, men’s long sleeve sport shirts for $2, and boys’ oxfords for $3.95 and $5.95.
• J.B. Plyer began work as constable for magistrate J. L. Lyles, succeeding Henry McGuirt.
• The York County Fair was underway in Rock Hill with Rubin and Cherry Model Shows of America on the midway.
• The Harris Furniture Co. moved into its new showroom at the head of Main Street.
• More than 100 bales of cotton were sold on the local market, exceeding by far any day’s sale this season.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.