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Mayor, CMPD officer discusses Floyd protests

As a child Steve Huber was inspired by the 1970s TV police shows “Adam-12” and “S.W.A.T.” These shows ... Read more | Add your comment

Crossfit gym in Albemarle opens due to exemption in Phase 2 restrictions

An exemption in Gov. Roy Cooper’s order continuing to keep gyms and health clubs closed has allowed one ... Read more | Add your comment

Oakboro 4th of July Celebration canceled due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 and the state restrictions enacted because of it, the Oakboro 4th of July committee has ... Read more | Add your comment

Protest in memory of Floyd to be Saturday in Albemarle

Another peaceful protest is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stanly County Courthouse in downtown Albemarle. The ... Read more | Add your comment

Asian giant hornets

Murder hornets not a threat in Stanly

There have been many news stories describing an intimidating, foreign wasp that has recently surfaced for the first time in the United States. The so-called ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.


Oakboro Police Dept. makes arrests

In two separate incidents, the Oakboro Police Department made two arrests Saturday. At around 2 a.m. Saturday, Nakemia Devon Garmon was arrested in a traffic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Ministers, civic leaders to join together for public prayer event

An event in Albemarle planned for Saturday looks to unite people across racial and social backgrounds peacefully for the causes of fighting racism and social ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, June 5, 2020 2:51 pm


SNAP Back In Time – June 6, 1980 and June 4, 1965

Editor’s Note: During 2020, The SNAP will celebrate its 140th year of covering Stanly County people. In honor of 140 years, The SNAP will off ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 5, 2020 8:32 am


Albemarle resident named to Ole Miss’ chancellor’s honor roll

Sarah Rebecca Lawrence of Albemarle was recently named to the University of Mississippi’s Spring 2020 honor roll lists. Lawrence was named to the chancellor’s honor ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:19 pm


COLUMN: Make Facebook and Google pay for local news, just like you

If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy at a local retailer, you pay for the news and information you receive ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:29 pm

Stanly County Schools

SCS hires new assistant superintendent

Stanly County Schools has hired Dr. Amy Blake-Lewis as its new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, according to a SCS Facebook post on Thursday. ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:53 pm


Stanly surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases

Stanly County has 102 total COVID-19 cases, as of Friday, according to the Stanly County Health Department. That is a sharp increase from two weeks ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:50 pm

George Floyd

PFEIFFER COLUMN: Reflections during Pentecost

To the Pfeiffer University community — especially our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and citizens of Stanly County: I write this evening in order to offer ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:37 am


SCS, Gray Stone respond to social media posts

Editor’s Note: Stanly County Schools and Gray Stone Day School made separate online posts Wednesday regarding offensive posts by students following a week of protests ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:43 pm

Letters to the Editor


In a recent newspaper I noticed the School Board’s budget request and approval. ( https://www.thesnaponline.com/2020/05/17/school-board-approves-15-6-million-request/ ) Every year they had to beg for money. Why? A ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:54 pm


THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Same library, new features

If it’s been a while since you’ve been inside the Public Library, you aren’t alone. After being closed to the public for nearly a month, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:42 pm


People unite at Oakboro church to talk, pray, show solidarity for Floyd

The last few months have been difficult, with the country beset with numerous crises. In the midst of a pandemic that has killed more than ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:23 am

Career and Technical Education

Stanly school board passes calendars, tech education plan, says goodbye to James

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Education, calendars for the new school year were passed along with plans for career and technical ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:38 pm


10 Stanly residents receive Wingate degrees

Donna Faye Hinson of Albemarle earned a master’s in business administration from Wingate University this spring. She was among 93 students who completed their graduate ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:36 pm


SALUTE TO SERVICE — ‘This is so new, I feel like a first-year teacher all over again’: Teachers adjust to remote learning

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people from all parts of society. One group that has been hit especially hard is teachers, who — in a ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:06 pm


Farmers, ranchers can apply for assistance through USDA coronavirus program

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:08 pm


Panel airs concerns, seeks solutions for community

“I didn’t know what to think or say about it,” said Matthew McNeil in describing his anger over the recent deaths of Ahmed Arbury and ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:36 pm


Locust Police refute social media posts of intended violence

A post on Facebook Monday claiming violent protests and actions were coming to Locust was refuted by its police department. The original post stated Locust ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:46 am


Newly reopened hair salons and barbershops busy meeting customer demands

Just a few weeks ago, Susanne Boles was unemployed and spending her days at home in Albemarle. Boles, who owns Cut ‘N Style hair salon ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:09 am

Albemarle Meat Processing Plant

COVID-19 impacts meat industry in Stanly

As COVID-19 ravages meat processing plants around the country, with many workers becoming infected or choosing to stay home, it has created a bottleneck in ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:28 am


Railroad company invests in freight rail infrastructure to serve Charlotte Pipe

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) is one of several partners named in the recent announcement that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry will be relocating its ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 3:30 pm

black lives matter

Peaceful protest in Albemarle draws attention to killings of black Americans

As protests have erupted across the country over police brutality, specifically the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police, individuals in ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, June 1, 2020 2:53 pm

Andy Lucas

Stanly proposed budget maintains tax rate at 67 cents

For the 14th consecutive year, Stanly County residents will not see a tax increase if the proposed county budget passes. The Stanly County 2020-2021 proposed ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, June 1, 2020 11:58 am


Stanly receives more than $950,000 in funds

Stanly County has received more than $950,000 in federal government funds as part of the Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund, which is part ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, June 1, 2020 11:12 am


STATE: NCDHHS issues RFQ to expand testing, contact tracing for COVID-19

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to create a pool of qualified vendors to support the response to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 9:19 am


South Stanly teacher, tennis coach set to retire

She helped to build one tennis program in the county, then led another for many years while building a family atmosphere around the team. After ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:40 am