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Pfeiffer brings back bands, music education

In late August, the new Pfeiffer University Wind & Percussion Ensemble began rehearsing each Monday evening for a ... Read more | Add your comment

Bratcher enjoys ‘ewe’nique textile art of spinning yarn

A few years ago, out of the blue, Dakota Bratcher decided to take up spinning. Not the popular ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly County Fair was canceled due to COVID concerns, may return next year

Due to community spread of COVID-19 which led to an increase in cases, American Legion Post 76 made ... Read more | Add your comment

Older Donut Dinette location in Albemarle to become parking lot

A downtown Albemarle restaurant location will soon help to ease parking concerns with the Stanly County Courthouse. At ... Read more | Add your comment

101 Main Mercantile

Bratcher enjoys ‘ewe’nique textile art of spinning yarn

A few years ago, out of the blue, Dakota Bratcher decided to take up spinning. Not the popular physical exercise also known as indoor cycling, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

COVID-19

Stanly County Fair was canceled due to COVID concerns, may return next year

Due to community spread of COVID-19 which led to an increase in cases, American Legion Post 76 made the decision this summer to cancel the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

News

Albemarle Police Reports – Sept. 21, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Michelle Tarleton Johnson, 50, was arrested for misdemeanor larceny at Leonard Avenue, Albemarle, Sept. 21. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:09 pm

Locust

LOCUST NEWS: End of summer celebration coming up in October

Farmers Market Remember to check out the vendors at Locust Farmers Market this summer. The market is open every Thursday through the end of summer. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:46 am

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Five Points Service Station

During mid-1933, the Gulf Refining Company announced it would lease the corner of East Main and Fourth streets from owner Bertha Snuggs Efird to build ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:05 am

Columns

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Welcome fall

My Chinese students had a holiday from school this week. It is their Autumn Festival. It is a family gathering time, and they celebrate by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:37 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Make licensing reform a priority

According to the most-recent ranking I can find, North Carolina requires state-approved licenses in more occupations (nearly 200) than most other states do. North Carolina ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:15 am

booster shots

First residents get Pfizer booster shots

The Stanly County Health Department on Monday began administering Pfizer booster shots for older Americans and those considered at high risk for complications from Covid-19, ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:07 am

Badin

BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Many activities coming up

First Baptist Everyone is invited for worship in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Sunday at 201 Wayne St. Masks are required, and temperatures will be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:51 am

marriage

Marriage licenses reported for August

Marriage licenses were issued to the following in August: Julianne Grace Benfield and Jamie Ryan Speight on August 20. Harley Dee Collier and Nicholas Ryan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 27, 2021 3:23 pm

letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We must act now on climate change

Communities across the country, including those in North Carolina, are paying a heavy price for our failure to address extreme weather events. As a member ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Monday, September 27, 2021 3:11 pm

Stanfield Mini Mart

Barbecue to raise money for Stanfield man battling cancer

A barbecue event has been organized in October to raise support for a Stanfield man who has been diagnosed with cancer. Ashley Smith, who owns ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 27, 2021 2:02 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 25, 1951

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Sept. 25, 1951 Fair Rain had dampened the closing day at the 1951 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 27, 2021 12:15 pm

climate change

Stanly commissioners receive proposal for new climate resiliency board

Two Stanly citizens presented their case for a new climate change civic board at this month’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners. Nancy ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, September 27, 2021 12:06 pm

open records

GUEST VIEW: Larger access to state, local government records now within reach

When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 27, 2021 9:51 am

Miss Stanly County

Sides used 2-year reign as Miss Outstanding Teen to promote anti-bullying efforts

Following two years as Miss Stanly County’s Outstanding Teen, Shelby Sides will give up her crown this week as the Miss Stanly County Scholarship Pageant ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 27, 2021 9:20 am

Albemarle

Albemarle football remains winless after being shut out at home by Anson

Anson County’s head coach, along with several members of the Bearcats’ coaching staff, had to have looked familiar to Stanly residents at Friday’s Albemarle home ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:37 pm

News

West Stanly football loses on the road to Eastern Randolph

The athletic teams of West Stanly and Eastern Randolph are not unfamiliar with each other in some sports, such as softball, when the Colts won ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 25, 2021 5:58 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 21, 1951

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Sept. 21, 1951 Train Local folks were upset because the diesel locomotive which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:59 am

Covid

STATE: Public transit agencies ready to assist people seeking vaccine booster shots

COVID-19 booster shots have now been recommended for thousands of eligible North Carolinians, and an initiative supported by the N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Department ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:31 am

Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: Wildlife Commission gives update on songbird disease

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced recently that the outbreak affecting songbirds since May 2020 seems to be subsiding ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 8:14 pm

Karie Grace Shields

After wearing crown for two years, Shields is relishing final moments as Miss Stanly County

It was Oct. 12, 2019, when Karie Grace Shields’ life changed as she took the crown of Miss Stanly County at the Stanly County Agri-Civic ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, September 24, 2021 4:06 pm

benefits

STATE: Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to increase by 25% starting Oct. 1

The following is from the NCDHHS: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced households enrolled in the Food and Nutrition ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 2:00 pm

COVID-19

Though COVID hospitalizations have been declining, health officials concerned with uptick in deaths

On Sept. 2, about two months into the current wave of infections due to the delta variant, Stanly County had 39 people hospitalized due to ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:11 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 22, 1981

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1981 Commencement Stanly Technical College had its 1981 commencement exercises, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:21 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Labor force shouldn’t be shrinking

North Carolina’s economy has enjoyed a substantial recovery from the depths of the Great Suppression — that is, from the COVID-19 downturn of 2020. Most ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:09 am

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 23, 1966

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Friday, Sept. 23, 1966 Morton Joshua J. Morton Jr., an Albemarle resident and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:05 pm