• After 10 years of operation and more than 4 million riders, the monorail train at Carowinds was sold to a company in Mexico.
• Scott Lambert, Fort Mill High School band director, resigned days before the marching band season was to begin.
• John Dallas Patterson, 63, well known Indian Land figure and community leader, died at his residence.
• Tam’s Tavern of Rock Hill, El Cancun and Village Pizza of Fort Mill were winners in the Fort Mill Times’ favorite restaurant poll.
• The remains of Daniel Lee “Rosebud” Roseboro were found by visitors in the Catawba River at Lansford Canal State Park. He had been missing for several weeks.
• Susan Price, 16, rising junior at Indian Land High School, was chosen Carowinds Press Photographers Queen at the amusement park.
• Outgoing Post 43 American Legion Commander Dick Miller passed the gavel to the new Commander Earl Simpson.
• Recent movies at the two Rock Hill drive-ins included “Big, Bad Mama” with Angie Dickinson, “The Teacher” and “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.”
• A bear was reported to be roaming the woods in the vicinity of Johnson, Jackson and Morgan Streets in the village of the Fort Mill Plant.
• Recent movies at the Center included “Flying Tigers” and “Tall in the Saddle” with John Wayne, “Susan Slept Here” and “Battle of Rogue River.”
• In the race for magistrate of Fort Mill, R.P. Harris defeated T.L. Tucker 596-139. Fred Wilson won the County Commissioner race 397-339 over Bratton Epps.
• Capt. F.G. Potts, USA, instructor at the War College in Washington, D.C., visited relatives in this section.
• Gold was discovered on the plantation of Mr. S.H. Epps in the Gold Hill section of Fort Mill Township.
• The primary election in Fort Mill was unusually quiet; there was little, if any, drinking and rowdyism, which usually prevailed.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.