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STATE: Howling coyotes this Halloween indicate pups are on the move

Just in time for Halloween, expect to see and hear more coyotes over the coming weeks as young ... Read more | Add your comment

Gray Stone volleyball advances to 1A Sweet 16 with win

Gray Stone’s volleyball team entered Tuesday’s second-round matchup on the road at No. 6 seeded Christ the King ... Read more | Add your comment

Locust Police welcomes its newest officer, a K-9 named Rico

A new four-legged police officer officially joined the Locust Police Department last week following a contest in which ... Read more | Add your comment

New quarantines fell below 200 last week for the first time this school year

Stanly County Schools reported 154 students and staff were quarantined for the week of Oct. 17-23, according to ... Read more | Add your comment

1A

Gray Stone volleyball advances to 1A Sweet 16 with win

Gray Stone’s volleyball team entered Tuesday’s second-round matchup on the road at No. 6 seeded Christ the King in Huntersville looking to get to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

K-9 program

Locust Police welcomes its newest officer, a K-9 named Rico

A new four-legged police officer officially joined the Locust Police Department last week following a contest in which students at Locust Elementary got to choose ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

Birth Announcements

Births announced for September 2021

The following births were recorded in Stanly County in September 2021: Carlie Joy Agenor was born September 3 at Atrium Health Stanly to Ricarlene Agenor. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:46 am

Stanly County

Stanly County Concert Band to perform

The Stanly County Concert Band invites everyone to its fall concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. The concert is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:17 am

D.G. Martin

STATE: Farewell season of ‘North Carolina Bookwatch’ to premiere Nov. 7

PBS North Carolina’s beloved original production sunsets after 23 seasons on-air On Wednesday PBS North Carolina announced the return of North Carolina Bookwatch for its 23rd and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:15 pm

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: Wildlife Commission announces lower fees for lifetime licenses for older North Carolinians

Officials from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced that recent legislation now allows for North Carolina residents, 50-69, to purchase a Lifetime Sportsman and Lifetime ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:57 pm

Dr. Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Is a wealth tax in the future?

Trillions of dollars were added to the national debt during the COVID-19 pandemic as the federal government poured money into the economy to avoid a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:19 am

Elon Poll

STATE: Elon Poll finds North Carolinians concerned about spike in housing prices

The survey conducted Oct. 15-17 found that 44 percent say housing prices are “much higher” than two years ago and 41 percent say if they ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:54 am

farming

STANLY MAGAZINE: Granville Lane Farms stakes claim in flower business

What started as a hobby for one local couple has quite literally grown into a full-time business. With the tagline “sharing beauty with blooms and ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:02 am

2A playoffs

West Stanly volleyball outlasts Polk County in five-set thriller

The fifth set of a high school volleyball match ordinarily has a winner when the first team reaches 15 points and has a two-point lead. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:06 am

1A/2A

Gray Stone’s Griggs claims 1A women’s golf individual title

In recent history, the Gray Stone women’s golf team has enjoyed success, having had success in conference play and the 2018 1A/2A state title. One ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:18 pm

champion

South Stanly senior claims 1A women’s tennis regional crown

Jacy Noble, a senior at South Stanly High School, won the 1A Western Regional singles tennis tournament this past weekend. Noble earned a berth to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:00 pm

News

Albemarle Police Reports – Oct. 18-24, 2021

Albemarle Police Department announces the following activity: Bethany Amber Brock, 23, was arrested for misdemeanor child abuse at South Third Street, Albemarle, Oct. 18. Eric ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:59 pm

D.G. Martin

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Joe Biden needed Frank Porter Graham last week

Could the legendary president of the University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham, have helped Joe Biden last week get an agreement among the warring ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:03 pm

Stanly Health Foundation

Stanly Health Foundation offers chance for another year of winners, fundraising

The 2021 John P. Murray Community Care Clinic/Stanly Health Foundation Cash Calendar is an important community health fundraiser, with folks winning cash each Monday, Wednesday, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:56 pm

Dr. Zane Eargle

Pfeiffer University remembers former president Dr. Zane Eargle

This month Pfeiffer mourns the loss of Dr. Zane Eargle, who died on Oct. 12, 2021, at age 86. Eargle served as Pfeiffer’s president from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:58 am

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Tate’s Drug Store

In July 1946, Donald Tate returned to Albemarle after having worked at a drug store in Charlotte. With partner Hatcher Kennedy, Tate opened Tate’s Drug ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:40 am

sheriff's reports

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Oct. 19-25, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Chad Alan Watson, 32, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, 16 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:50 am

Columns

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Care for body and spirit

My annual physical is always in the dead of summer. I remember getting my physical every other year because I was healthy and well. But ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:41 am

New London

Community Table begins in Richfield

Parkers Grove Baptist Church We are still having service inside and on Facebook live on Sunday. Community Table The Stanly County Community Table will serve ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:48 am

Badin

BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Church to host Trunk or Treat, blood drive

Halloween Happenings Palestine UMC will host a Trunk and Treat immediately after the Sunday morning worship service at 36414 Palestine Road, Albemarle. Badin VFD Trunk ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:18 am

Gov. Roy Cooper

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Medicaid expansion remains unwise

North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering some form of Medicaid expansion as part of a final budget deal with Gov. Roy Cooper that would also ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 25, 2021 2:55 pm

Stanly County Airport

Airport utilizes new technology to beef up its security

The Stanly County Airport beefed up its security in recent months as perimeter protection technology was installed in the form of a single spinning sensor ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:55 am

Albemarle

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will return to Albemarle

After a two-year hiatus, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle, at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 25, 2021 10:52 am

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Parker & Harris Garage

Parker & Harris Garage opened during February 1913 as a Ford dealership in the Denning-James building that was on South Second Street (present day courthouse). ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 25, 2021 9:39 am

Bulldogs

STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Comets go on the road; South, West host conference foes

In high school football games Friday night, North Stanly went on the road looking end a streak against Mount Pleasant while South Stanly played J.M. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:44 am

Albemarle

Albemarle claims 1A football playoff bid from YYC with win

With the Yadkin Valley Conference split between three 2A and three 1A schools, the opportunity existed as the season opened for two teams to claim ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:32 am