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Local towns see vehicle break-ins increase

A small number of recent vehicle break-ins has local police chiefs asking the public to be on guard. ... Read more | Add your comment

Four-way stops approved by Oakboro Town Council

Two requests made in the public comment section were approved at the September regular meeting of the Oakboro ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanfield resident receives award for her 45 years of work for the state

After more than 45 years working in the Mecklenburg County Clerk’s Office, Stanfield resident Robbin Creech was recently ... Read more | Add your comment

Pfeiffer switches to online learning for two weeks due to increase in coronavirus cases

Due to an increase in the number of active coronavirus cases, Pfeiffer University has shifted in-person classes on ... Read more | Add your comment

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Stanly approaches 1,800 coronavirus cases, still ranks 4th in state in cases per capita

As the state continues to see daily coronavirus cases gradually decrease, Stanly County is still a hot spot in the state, according to multiple indicators. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Stanly reports increase in sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue for July rose from June but the numbers are still lower overall, according to a report released this month by the county ... Read more | Add your comment

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Youth offenders can forgo traditional court system for Teen Court

Teenagers who have been charged with misdemeanor crimes have the chance to complete a diversion program that will keep them out of the juvenile justice ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 28, 2020 2:04 pm

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Religion: Too much or not enough?

Is Joe Biden too Catholic? Or not enough? Has Donald Trump corrupted the leaders of conservative religious groups? Religion is everywhere, even in four important ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 28, 2020 11:17 am

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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do your job, Washington

I am an American Airlines flight attendant based in Charlotte. COVID-19 is the worst crisis to hit the industry in the history of commercial aviation. ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Monday, September 28, 2020 10:21 am

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New superintendent excited to be coming back home to Stanly

Stanly County Schools’ months-long search to find the successor to former superintendent Dr. Jeff James culminated in a happy homecoming as Jarrod Dennis, a Stanly ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 28, 2020 9:18 am

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Stanly road closure set to begin this week

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will close McNeil Road near N.C. Highway 24-27 on Wednesday, weather permitting. The closure is part of a larger ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:11 pm

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UNITED WAY COLUMN: Continuing to Live United

The year 2020 has been an incredibly difficult challenge for us all. In some ways, this co-suffering we’ve lived through together has compelled us to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:58 pm

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Who wins the debate about debates?

What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:20 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Jackson seeks another term

One of the four candidates for the two positions on the Oakboro Town Council in the November election said common sense is what informs her ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:31 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Huneycutt seeks another term in Oakboro

Serving the needs of North Carolina citizens is just another day at work for one of the four candidates looking to fill two positions on ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:29 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Hathcock ‘wants to be there for the people’

One candidate vying for a position on the Oakboro Town Commission has worked with a number of municipalities over the years. Lanny Hathcock, running for ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:28 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Lewis wants to give voice to town

In the election race for the two available seats on the Oakboro Town Council, one native of the county looks to take office for the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:31 pm

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SNAP Back In Time – September 1980, 1965, 1950

Friday, Sept. 26, 1980 Hospital rates hiked Stanly County Hospital authorities announced Thursday that effective Oct. 1 room rates will be increased $10 per day. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:25 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Elizabeth Eddins

Elizabeth Catherine Matt was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Canajoharie, N.Y. She graduated with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in English from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:59 am

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As Stanly nears 2,000 cases, it remains in top 10 in cases per capita

With Stanly County nearing 2,000 cases, it continues to remain in the top 10 in the state in coronavirus cases per capita. With 305 cases ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:40 pm

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Albemarle woman whose son donated organs now awaits a donation

The worst case scenario for every parent happened to Albemarle resident Elizabeth Basinger three years ago when her son Jordan, a seemingly healthy 26-year-old, unexpectedly ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, September 25, 2020 9:45 am

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COVID-19 case count rises at Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer University’s fall 2020 semester, like other colleges across the country, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, the school was up ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:37 am

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ADDC, Parks & Rec preview Halloween plans

The City of Albemarle has changed its plans for a series of events during October. Main Street Manager Joy Almond told downtown businesses in an ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:08 pm

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Chuck Morehead hosts 11th annual Slappy’s Revenge disc golf tourney

Fox Chase, the disc golf course at Chuck Morehead Park in Albemarle, hosted the 11th annual Slappy’s revenge Sept. 19. A total of 75 golfers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:01 pm

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SCC receives SCCF grant for CPR manikins

Stanly Community College was awarded grant funding for $2,000 from the Stanly County Community Foundation. The funding went for CPR manikin upgrades used for the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:06 pm

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SCS’ nutrition system faces financial losses

Stanly County Schools is facing financial losses in its school nutrition programs. At a special meeting of the Board of Education, Nutritional Director Mandy Melton ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:26 am

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Police seek suspects in death investigation

Albemarle Police has issued warrants for two individuals wanted in connection with a death investigation. At 3:45 a.m. July 27, officers with the Albemarle Police ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:56 pm

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Wildlife Commission encourages safe practices for tree stand hunters

As deer season begins, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to always follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand. “It’s of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:25 pm

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Cucumber Tomato Salad

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:13 pm

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: He will be there

I went to two funerals recently. Two members of our congregation laid their mothers to rest. I can’t imagine what they are feeling or the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:41 pm

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SCC program receives NIMS accreditation

The Stanly Community College Computer-Integrated Machining (CIM) program recently received accreditation for the next five years from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). NIMS, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:58 am