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West Stanly football loses on the road to Eastern Randolph

The athletic teams of West Stanly and Eastern Randolph are not unfamiliar with each other in some sports, ... Read more | Add your comment

STATE: Public transit agencies ready to assist people seeking vaccine booster shots

COVID-19 booster shots have now been recommended for thousands of eligible North Carolinians, and an initiative supported by the N.C. ... Read more | Add your comment

STATE: Wildlife Commission gives update on songbird disease

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced recently that the outbreak affecting songbirds ... Read more | Add your comment

After wearing crown for two years, Shields is relishing final moments as Miss Stanly County

It was Oct. 12, 2019, when Karie Grace Shields’ life changed as she took the crown of Miss ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Though COVID hospitalizations have been declining, health officials concerned with uptick in deaths

On Sept. 2, about two months into the current wave of infections due to the delta variant, Stanly County had 39 people hospitalized due to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

News

SCS reports decline in cases, quarantines

For the first time this school year, there has been a decline in the number of quarantines and positive cases among Stanly County Schools students ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

Albemarle

Albemarle football remains winless after being shut out at home by Anson

Anson County’s head coach, along with several members of the Bearcats’ coaching staff, had to have looked familiar to Stanly residents at Friday’s Albemarle home ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:37 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 21, 1951

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Sept. 21, 1951 Train Local folks were upset because the diesel locomotive which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:59 am

benefits

STATE: Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to increase by 25% starting Oct. 1

The following is from the NCDHHS: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced households enrolled in the Food and Nutrition ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:00 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 22, 1981

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1981 Commencement Stanly Technical College had its 1981 commencement exercises, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:21 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Labor force shouldn’t be shrinking

North Carolina’s economy has enjoyed a substantial recovery from the depths of the Great Suppression — that is, from the COVID-19 downturn of 2020. Most ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:09 am

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 23, 1966

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Friday, Sept. 23, 1966 Morton Joshua J. Morton Jr., an Albemarle resident and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:05 pm

Montreat College

Stanly Community College, Montreat College sign articulation agreement

Stanly Community College and Montreat College have signed an articulation agreement that will offer criminal justice graduates from SCC the opportunity to transfer to Montreat ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:26 pm

East Carolina University

Albemarle native receives  East Carolina University Brody Scholar award

An Albemarle native at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine has been awarded the university’s most prestigious scholarship. Quashawn Chadwick has been chosen for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 2:55 pm

#Albemarle Police Department

Albemarle experiences uptick in car break-ins, police say

There have been an uptick in car crimes across Albemarle this month involving people breaking and entering, according to the Albemarle Police Department. There have ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:46 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 20, 1966

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1966 Guard Capt. Clarence R. Smith, 34, a native of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:29 am

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Pfeiffer University (Mitchell School)

What we now know as Pfeiffer University first began as the Oberlin School and it was located on Lick Mountain near Lenoir. In 1903 the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:47 am

BREAKING NEWS

Benefit happening today for Stanly resident, Rowan Sheriff’s investigator

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office had a fundraiser Thursday for an investigator who has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a month. Brian Benfield ... Read more

by Josh Bergeron, Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:58 am

News

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Sept. 15-20, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Carl Lee Pinkston, 55, was arrested for felony larceny motor vehicle parts, felony inj prop obt nonferr ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:04 pm

BBB

Looking for a job? Be careful. Job scams increased during pandemic, BBB study finds

From the Better Business Bureau: Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Better Business ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:41 pm

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Income and poverty facts matter

The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3 percent last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many businesses for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:36 pm

News

Protection secured for Alcoa lands at Tuckertown

In the Piedmont of North Carolina lies Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:42 pm

Albemarle police reports

Albemarle Police Reports – Sept. 17-19, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Moses Dante Reza, 21, was arrested for felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana at Gibson Street/Arey Avenue, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:31 pm

Community

Crossroads Connection to have fundraiser

Crossroads Connection invites everyone to purchase a spaghetti supper meal to support the ministry’s fundraising efforts. The meal is available as a drive-thru pick-up only ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:29 pm

News

VFW Post 2908 awards scholarship

VFW Post 2908 Auxiliary of Albemarle recently awarded its Health Sciences Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year to Rachel Frick of Richfield. This scholarship is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:16 pm

Births

Birth announcements for August 2021

The following births were recorded in Stanly County in August: Oscar Kodiak Andrade was born August 2 at Atrium Health Stanly to Joanna Rosella Andrade ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:55 pm

Land Use Plan

Stanfield to hold public hearing next month for update to town’s Land Use Plan

Stanfield will hold a public hearing next month to discuss whether to approve an updated Land Use Plan for the town. The plan, which was ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:20 am

Keep Stanly Beautiful

Keep Stanly Beautiful to host Stanly County Litter Sweep

Keep Stanly Beautiful will host the Stanly County Litter Sweep Saturday and Oct. 2 as part of the North Carolina Litter Sweep. Assignments will be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:39 am

Dr. Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Is round two of the COVID recession on the way?

Just when we thought things were getting better, could they go the other way and get worse?   For most of the year we were ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:27 am

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer volleyball improves to 8-2 with pair of wins

On the road this past weekend at Brevard, the Pfeiffer women’s volleyball team swept a tri-match with the Tornadoes and Maryville. The Falcons topped Brevard ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:33 pm

DG Martin

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Losing our grandchildren, and finding them again

In some North Carolina houses, this is a time of empty rooms and empty spaces. Children, so long ever-present, are now suddenly gone away to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:30 pm