• A $20,000 gift from the Springs Foundation provided a new 15-passenger van for the Boys and Girls Clubs of York County.
• Prosecutors dropped charges of sexual assault against three Fort Mill High School seniors. York County Solicitor Larry Grant said he was satisfied that a sexual assault had not occurred.
• Minnie Mae Wilson of U.S. 521, Fort Mill, was crowned Ms. South Carolina America in a pageant in Rock Hill.
• The New Peach Stand was selling whole ribeyes for $4.99 a pound and whole N.Y. strips for $3.79 a pound.
• A heavy, two-day snow storm all but paralyzed the city. The temperature dropped to a low of 15 degrees.
• Fort Mill’s first hold-up in a number of years occurred when two men entered the Charter Credit Co. on North White Street and got away with over $800.
• The Fort Mill School Board received tentative approval for a bond issue to provide for additional elementary classroom facilities.
• Fort Mill’s basketball teams recorded three wins and one loss during the week. Indian Land’s teams went 5-1.
• Belk-Brown Co., Fort Mill’s largest dry goods establishment, was expanding into the Main Street building formerly occupied by the Dixie-Home Store.
• Movies this week included “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne at the Center, “Lydia Bailey” with Anne Francis at the Ft. Roc Drive-In and “Ten Tall Men” with Burt Lancaster at the Auto Drive-In.
• The Indian Land chapter, National Grange, held its semi-monthly meeting with 40 members in attendance.
• Quite a number of Fort Mill people were confined to their homes with influenza.
• A wind storm, approaching the force of a hurricane, swept over Fort Mill and vicinity and lasted about two hours. The storm was accompanied by heavy rain.
• The Charlotte Daily Observer subscription rate, including daily and Sunday papers, was $8 per year.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.