*Charles Taylor becomes Elizabethtown Chief of Police. Harold Priest becomes Assistant Chief of Police.
*The Tar Heel Water Corporation closed their loan with FHA so that work can begin on the water system for the town of Tar Heel.
*Bonnie Norris of Elizabethtown was crowned 1972 Clarkton Tobacco Festival Queen. Joni Priest of Clarkton was 1st runner up and Sandra West of Bladenboro was 2nd runner up.