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With cases on the rise, CDC recommends masks for fully vaccinated people

With coronavirus cases continuing to spread across the country, the CDC announced this week that even fully vaccinated ... Read more | Add your comment

Board of Adjustment hearing postponed after accident

Because of a development involving one of the staff members of the town of Richfield, Wednesday’s scheduled meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly commissioners appoint members to local boards

The Stanly County Board of Commissioners have approved a number of appointments to several local boards. For the ... Read more | Add your comment

Pfeiffer University selects new registrar

Robin Listerman has been named Registrar of Pfeiffer University. Listerman, who was the University’s Director of Academic Operations, ... Read more | Add your comment

Centers for Disease Control

With cases on the rise, CDC recommends masks for fully vaccinated people

With coronavirus cases continuing to spread across the country, the CDC announced this week that even fully vaccinated people should begin wearing masks in public ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

Board of Adjustments

Stanly commissioners appoint members to local boards

The Stanly County Board of Commissioners have approved a number of appointments to several local boards. For the authority board of the Stanly County Airport, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

SERVPRO

SERVPRO wins Chairman’s Silver award

SERVPRO announces that SERVPRO of Anson, Stanly and Richmond counties received the Chairman’s Silver award at the company’s 52nd annual convention July 19-23 at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:20 pm

Nutrition Menu

County Nutrition Menu – Aug 2-6, 2021

The Senior Lunch Sites are now open for eat-in dining. Seniors who are signed up to get lunches are invited to come into the sites ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:53 pm

Gary Pearce

GARY PEARCE COLUMN: What you’ll hear in politics next year

It’s clear how the two political parties want to define the debate in next year’s elections, in North Carolina and nationally. Republicans want to argue ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:07 pm

BREAKING NEWS

South Carolina man arrested, charged with sex offenses with underage girl

A South Carolina man was arrested Tuesday following a report law enforcement received last month involving sexual offenses with an underage girl. After an investigation conducted ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 2:48 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1951 – Albemarle was one of the largest cities in the state

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  July 24, 1951 Census Final 1950 census figures had given the city of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:25 pm

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Fewer students major in humanities

RALEIGH — Most students attend colleges or universities primarily to acquire the knowledge, skills and credentials required to get a rewarding job. That’s what most ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:05 pm

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Living with excellence

The rumor that Larry Macon allowed me to fly his plane solo is just not true. I am going to have to stop spreading that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 pm

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Just in time for back to school

We have been through over 1.5 years of a pandemic and school is about to begin. Healthcare workers are exhausted. Too many tears have been ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00 am

News

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – July 13-20, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Jamie Brandon Honeycutt, 34, was arrested for two counts of felony surrender by surety at South Third ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:53 am

Olympics

Former Pfeiffer athlete competed in 1988 Seoul Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics underway, Pfeiffer University recently looked back at Stephanie McKnight, a former Pfeiffer tennis and women’s basketball student-athlete, who has competed on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:06 pm

Hepatitis A

STATE: North Carolina Hepatitis A outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday announced the state has surpassed 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A associated with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:11 pm

The Brew Room

The Local Room owners to open brewery in Locust

For fans of The Local Room restaurant in Locust, there’s good news on the horizon. The owners are planning to open a sister business on ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:05 pm

journalism

GUEST OPINION: Supporting local journalism supports this community

By Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:49 pm

Farm Service Agency

USDA accepts nominations for Stanly County FSA Committee

Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 2 to nominate candidates to serve on the Stanly County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee. The U.S. Department of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:29 pm

accident

Tractor trailer, truck collide on Millingport Road

One driver had to be hospitalized in a two-vehicle traffic incident Monday on Millingport Road. The driver of a Forrest Fence truck driving South on ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:30 pm

assets

Uwharrie Capital reports increased assets

Uwharrie Capital Corp and its subsidiary, Uwharrie Bank, reported consolidated total assets of $845.3 million at June 30, versus $827.8 million at Dec. 31, 2020. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:59 pm

Asheville

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – The Stanly County Patriots Part 2

During the first part of 1974, the North Carolina Professional Football League made up of the Stanly County Patriots, Catawba Valley Chiefs, Burlington Bears, Greensboro ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:44 pm

license

Marriage Licenses obtained in June in Stanly County

Marriage licenses were issued to the following in June in Stanly County: Gazelle Angelica Gonzales Ancheta and Ralph Samule Bennett, III on June 21. Salem ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:05 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1981 – West Stanly was headed to the World Series

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Friday, July 24, 1981 Cemetery Fund Charles B. Casper, who served from 1951 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:02 pm

books

Local book and school supply drive needs donations

As schools go back to more normal operations, two Stanly students plan to continue to help others with a program started last year. Addie and ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:37 am

Harristown

HARRISTOWN NEWS: Church to have homecoming

Just as the warm sun penetrates the earth and the rains nourishes the plants, we must remember to keep our bodies hydrated. Drink plenty of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:17 am

Richfield Town Council

Richfield Town Council OKs housing subdivision

A new subdivision which is close to being completed got final approval from the Richfield Town Council. At Monday’s meeting, Councilman Barry Byrd reported on ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:27 am

Community Table

Richfield Board of Adjustments to hear appeal from church regarding soup kitchen

The immediate fate of the proposed Community Table location at Richfield United Methodist Church may be determined this week. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Richfield ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:15 am

Atrium Health Stanly

Birth Announcements for June in Stanly County

The following births were recorded from Atrium Health Stany in June: Jazlynn Isabelle Alvarez was born June 6 at Atrium Health Stanly to Jubela Jaimes ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:04 am

Anderson Road

Albemarle council addresses traffic concerns at intersection of Anderson Road and Woodhurst Lane

The Albemarle City Council recently discussed traffic concerns near the intersection of Anderson Road and Woodhurst Lane. Several residents have been voicing complaints recently of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:36 am