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R.J. Prince signs with New England Patriots

Like many professional football players, Albemarle’s R.J. Prince has been working hard to stay ready for the call. ... Read more | Add your comment

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jackson speaks to crowd at Rock Creek Park

Late last year, Jeff Jackson was still mulling whether to run for U.S. Senate in 2022. As the ... Read more | Add your comment

Atrium extends vaccination program to farm workers

In order to ensure that as many people in the region get vaccinated as possible, Atrium Health is ... Read more | Add your comment

Family-owned tire company in Norwood celebrates 50 years of service to the community

Throughout the many decades, family-owned M&R Retreading and Oil in Norwood has navigated through many challenges including a ... Read more | Add your comment

Martha Sue Hall

Stanly nominees receive State PBL honors

Two Stanly County community leaders received special recognition at the 2021 North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference awards program held via live ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Covid

Health Department encourages community to spread word about COVID vaccine importance

Stanly County Health Department will not receive any new shipments of vaccine doses this week as demand for the vaccine continues to largely decline across ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

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SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – New camping area at Morrow Mountain

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, June 14, 1966 Morrow The new family camping area in Morrow Mountain ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 5:16 pm

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Piano, voice, organ students perform recital

Piano, voice and organ students of Anne F. Cooper presented their spring recital May 16 at Central United Methodist Church in Albemarle. Rev. Nathan Fox ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 5:07 pm

Paderewski Gold Medal

Nantz receives piano award

Emma Nantz was awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal in the piano auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She received a “Superior Plus” ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 3:05 pm

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Private school announces graduates

Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite, a private school for gifted learners, has announced its first graduating class of four students — three ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 10:44 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Users should pay for highways

As a fiscal conservative who thinks government is generally too large and taxes too high, I am grateful for the gas tax. You should be, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 9:48 am

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Christmas in July 5K returns

Christmas in July 5K returns Vac & Dash’s Christmas in July 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 17 at Badin Road Drive-In. Race registration is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 8:19 am

Carolina Christian School

Carolina Christian School announces honor roll for quarter

Carolina Christian School has announced its honor (All A’s) for the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Third Grade Allison Barbee, Hayden Everts, Dave ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:46 pm

Paderewski Gold Medal

Williamson receives Paderewski Gold Medal

Jack Williamson was awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal in the piano auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers. He received a “Superior Plus” ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:05 pm

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Pee Dee Electric CEO elected to national board

Pee Dee Electric CEO and Executive Vice President Donald Spivey has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Rural Electric ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:59 pm

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County Nutrition Menu – June 21-25

The Senior Nutrition Program is part of Stanly County Senior Services. Lunch is served to anyone 60 and older at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:19 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1981 – A pageant contender

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, June 16, 1981 Pageant While Madelyn Efird made the news for winning ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:34 pm

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Carolina Christian School announces headmaster’s list for year

Carolina Christian School has announced its headmaster’s list (All A’s) for the 2020-2021 school year: Third Grade Parker VonCannon, Alexis Whitley, Cole Martin. Fourth Grade ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:58 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Second Street Presbyterian Church

Today is a continuation from the last Peeking into the Past story … In 1943 the church purchased land on South Second Street in Albemarle. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:19 am

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Stanly commissioners discuss plans for potential recreation grant program

Stanly County Commissioners discussed a proposal at Monday’s county budget workshop regarding a recreation grant plan. Commissioner Peter Asciutto made a presentation to the board ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:42 pm

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North Stanly baseball downed in first round of state playoffs

The North Stanly baseball season ended Tuesday night on the road in the opening round of the 1A state playoffs. A passed ball in the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:25 pm

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South graduate receives Edith Norwood Scholarship

Sadie Lee, who graduated from South Stanly High with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude with Highest Praise, has been award the Edith Norwood Scholarship. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:21 pm

Denton

REGIONAL: Tractor ride to benefit North Carolina’s Frail Aging

The10th annual Tractor Ride will take place June 30 at Denton FarmPark in Denton. Proceeds from the Tractor Ride, which kicks off the 51st annual Southeast Old Threshers’ ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:25 pm

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SCC’s Respiratory Therapy Program receives CoARC Award

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently selected the Respiratory Therapy Program at Stanly Community College (SCC) to receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:40 pm

antiques

Stanly County Historical Society to sell vintage treasures, antiques

The Stanly County Historical Society will have a Vintage Treasures and Antique sale at the Historic 1852 Isaiah Snuggs House at 112 N. Third St. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:57 am

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Carolina Christian School announces headmaster’s list

Carolina Christian School has announced its headmaster’s list (All A’s) for the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Third Grade Parker VonCannon, Cole Martin, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:55 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Government shouldn’t set prices

I once found a $20 bill on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. I picked it up, thus ruining the punchline of an old joke. Two ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:47 am

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West Stanly falls in opening round of 2A baseball state playoffs

West Stanly’s baseball team, despite being the No. 2 seed in the 2A Western Region, knew they were in for a tough opponent in the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:26 am

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Albemarle Police Reports – June 10-14, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Michael Lee Brooks, 37, was arrested for felony charge of assault/physical injury on emergency personnel at Yadkin Street, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:19 pm

Gold's Gym

Inspired by her daughter, Albemarle native opens salon

A new hair salon recently opened in Albemarle with a unique name and backstory. Victoria Lambert started Salon 554 & Studio at the end of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:03 pm

East Albemarle Elementary School

Stanly principal completes leadership program

East Albemarle Elementary School Principal Erik Johnson recently completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:45 pm