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Albemarle Correctional inmates worried about health, safety during COVID

As the coronavirus continues to ravage the state prison system, four inmates in the Albemarle Correctional Institution in ... Read more | Add your comment

Renovations, new Albemarle building nearly complete for Pfeiffer

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes in the halls of higher education with colleges and universities moving ... Read more | Add your comment

Richfield UMC partners with IMPACT in community outreach

A new partnership between one Richfield church with an older population and a local youth group looks to ... Read more | Add your comment

Norwood Town Council considers police presence on Lake Tillery

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Norwood Town Council, opinions differed in regards to moving forward with plans to ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Drye named general manager of The SNAP

The Stanly News & Press officially has a new leader, but not a new face. John Carr, publisher of The SNAP, announced this week that ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer VP to lead Mitchell College

Dr. Tracy Espy, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Pfeiffer University, has been appointed the president of Mitchell College in New London, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

ELECTION 2020: Five more candidates file for office

Five more candidates filed Tuesday for municipal elections in the fall. People have until noon July 17 to file. Candidates who have filed so far ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:57 pm

ACT

NCHSAA extends discount for SAT/ACT prep

A partnership between the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge looks to continue to assist ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:28 pm

Columns

CHAMBER COLUMN: Congratulations, Leadership Stanly graduates

Leadership Stanly, an enriching program sponsored by the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, is an invaluable course that often pays personal and professional dividends for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:46 pm

Community

Browns celebrate 65th anniversary

Kenny and Frances Brown of Albemarle, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 2. The couple married July 2, 1955, at Pfeiffer College Chapel in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:38 pm

Columns

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Finding new ways to enjoy summer reading

Summer has begun. While this summer may look different than those in the past, the opportunities for excitement about reading that the library is offering ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:45 pm

News

88 Stanly companies receive PPP loans

Several Stanly businesses or nonprofits received COVID-19 bailout loans of at least $150,000 through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released Monday ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:34 am

economic recovery

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Are we in for a strong economic recovery?

My best friend at N.C. State University was a physicist. We had much in common. We were both transplants from the North. Our spouses taught ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:37 am

News

Commissioners approve grants, tax-exempt financing

Stanly County Commissioners Monday evening approved a grant application, a business development grant and tax-exempt financing for a local fire department. The board approved a ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:14 am

News

Six candidates file for municipal elections

Monday marked the first day to file for municipal elections in the fall. Six people, a mix of incumbents and challengers, filed by the end ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, July 6, 2020 5:12 pm

News

COVID cases total more than 475

As of Monday afternoon, Stanly has 477 reported coronavirus cases, including 128 active cases, according to the county health department. The death total has remained ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:56 pm

News

Police capture suspect wanted on drug, child abuse charges

Tammy P. Hollar was taken into custody Thursday morning by Stanfield Police Department after being a fugitive since May 13. Stanfield Police Chief Corie Faggart ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:31 pm

Sports

Stanly falls 16-5 to Rowan

The walks piled up, the errors accumulated and Rowan County took advantage of a sea of free base runners to swamp Stanly County 16-5 in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37 pm

News

Peeking Into The Past — Henry David Crayton

According to Stanfield historian Tara Tarleton, Henry David Crayton lived in the Mission community and was quite the entrepreneur. He was a merchant who could ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 6, 2020 1:40 pm

coronavirus

SCS continues to develop plans for the fall

School systems across the state are preparing for how to safely reopen schools in August, even as the coronavirus continues to ravage the state. Systems ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:06 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How long will we wait?

Thank you, Paul Stanbrook, for your fine letter in Saturday’s paper. https://www.thesnaponline.com/2020/06/26/letter-to-the-editor-we-are-the-problem-intolerance-is-the-problem/ How very important, especially in these days, to take a stand against intolerance. If ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:21 pm

News

Foundation awards scholarships

Stanly Health Foundation has awarded $12,500 in scholarships for 2020. Students had two opportunities to apply for scholarships from the Stanly Health Foundation to support ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:18 pm

Morrow Mountain State Park

Agencies perform rescue at Morrow Mountain

A number of local agencies coordinated their efforts Friday to help save a person hurt on a steep trail at Morrow Mountain State Park. Around ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:49 pm

American Legion Baseball

Stanly seniors fall at Greensboro

The Stanly County N.C. 3 senior baseball team lost on the road Friday night at Greensboro, 9-5. Stanly (1-2, 1-1 league) led 4-1 in the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:57 pm

Columns

DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: On this Independence Day, recalling the Founders’ views of a free press

America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:21 am

Fourth of July

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Celebrating the Fourth

I can smell the grills already. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the good food that we will be enjoying this weekend. My ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:17 am

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Oakboro Fourth of July Celebration

The Oakboro July 4th Celebration and Parade, that unfortunately had to be cancelled this year, traces its origin back to the summer of 1958. During ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:15 am

Columns

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Will we regret the rescues from the crisis?

The coronavirus crisis continues to be “the” story of our day. Few events have hit our lives and our economy with such force. We anxiously ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:13 am

Columns

DG MARTIN COLUMN: UNC’s new president

“Who is Peter Hans?” This is a question I am getting from friends who have learned that Hans has been elected the next president of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 4:52 pm

athletics

Stanly County Schools postpones athletic workouts

Athletes starting to gear up for the fall 2020 athletic seasons will not be starting offseason workouts for the foreseeable future. Stanly County Schools Athletic ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, July 3, 2020 10:52 am

News

Filing for municipal offices begins noon Monday

Filing for municipal offices in Stanly County will begin at noon Monday and will run until noon July 17. Filing for Soil and Water Conservation ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:01 pm