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Heated words exchanged at Richfield Town Council regarding church permit

A heated exchange took place at Monday night’s meeting of the Richfield Town Council between a council member ... Read more | Add your comment

South Stanly High teacher receives $2,000 grant to purchase chickens, build chicken coop

Though Casey Lemons teaches two animal sciences classes at South Stanly High School, there’s something missing from her ... Read more | Add your comment

Richfield resident competes in Miss American Angus

Five young ladies competed for the title of Miss American Angus during the 2020 137th Annual Meeting Nov. ... Read more | Add your comment

Cottonville residents arrested on gambling charges

Two residents at a Cottonville address were recently arrested on multiple gambling charges. Patrick and Patinesia Davis of ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING NEWS

ADDC cancels Winter Wine Festival

Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation (ADDC), parent organization of the Stanly County Winter Wine Festival, announced Tuesday that it is canceling the festival originally scheduled for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Stanly commissioners approve new water line project

The Stanly Board of Commissioners have added another water line project. Commissioner Lane Furr presented the motion to the board at a recent meeting to ... Read more | Add your comment

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Thanksgiving 2020

The weather has begun to cool down and the leaves are almost all down. The signals are all around; it is about time for eating ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:35 am

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Greek and Hebrew guides to our political differences

How can ancient Greek and Hebrew thinking help us understand why our friends who support other political candidates see things so differently from us? Why ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:53 pm

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Tips for cooking (and saving) a smaller Thanksgiving feast

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you’re planning a smaller Thanksgiving gathering this year because of social distancing, you don’t have to give up the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:10 pm

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INTERNATIONAL: Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:14 pm

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More than $18.5 million invested into Albemarle downtown during fiscal year 2019-2020

In discussing the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation’s annual report for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Joy Almond told the Albemarle City Council recently that roughly $18.6 ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:00 pm

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SCC selects associate vice president

Stanly Community College announces that Blake Bostic has been named associate vice president of administrative and fiscal services. In his new role, Bostic will bring ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 9:26 am

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP: Slow Cooker Lasagna

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 8:23 am

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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NC elects Sen. Tillis to continue clean energy leadership

Once again, the North Carolina electorate has opted to send our effective, high-impact leadership back to the Senate. I congratulate Sen. Thom Tillis on his ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:19 pm

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COLUMN: Tracking life-changing events that occur in high school sports, performing arts

Balancing concerns for the physical health of student participants competing in sports and performing arts with the social, emotional and mental health of these individuals ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:50 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Johnny Palmer

Johnny Palmer grew up in Badin and learned to play golf at the local country club. He later enjoyed a successful career on the PGA ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:47 am

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TODAY IN HISTORY – Nov. 22

Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2020. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:20 am

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Third annual Toys for Tots drive scheduled in Oakboro

Once again, Oakboro Police Chief T.J. Smith will be high atop a building again this December for a toy drive, but this year he will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:35 pm

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Chestnut retains position on New London Board after recount

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, the Stanly County Board of Elections completed its recount in the race for the third and final spot up for ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:11 pm

Community

COOKING WITH THE SNAP: Broccoli and Orzo

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:22 pm

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appreciation for compassion

My son suffered a medical emergency Thursday, Oct. 29, while driving on the Northeast Connector, lost consciousness, drove off the road and struck a telephone ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:14 am

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Richards receives Paderewski Gold Medal

Ethan Richards was awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal in the recent piano auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers. He received a Superior ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 5:44 pm

BREAKING NEWS

NATIONAL: Police respond to Wisconsin mall, witnesses report gunshots

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Officers were responding Friday to “a very active situation” at a suburban Milwaukee mall, according to a police dispatcher, and local ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 5:21 pm

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Stanfield Elementary students achieve honor roll

Stanfield Elementary School students named to the first nine-week honor roll were: Third Grade Maggie Aldridge, Pierson Aldridge, Kylie Burleson, Gabriel Compton, Braxton Crouch, Colton ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:46 pm

Albemarle

Tour of Homes to include two historic structures

The Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation (ADDC) will host its annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 13. Eight historic sites, consisting of both ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 3:21 pm

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Oakboro to host community Thanksgiving drive-thru dinner

Oakboro Police Chief T.J. Smith and the staff of the town’s police department will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner 3-6 p.m. Wednesday. Plates will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:05 pm

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

The Associated Press A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating after the presidential election and news about COVID-19 vaccines. None of these ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:45 pm

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Outsiders community group to host pre-Thanksgiving event

As residents get ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays, one community outreach group looks to help people this weekend in Albemarle. The Outsiders, an outreach ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:34 pm

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP: Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:22 pm

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Gray Stone opens cross-country season with wins

The Gray Stone cross-country teams opened the 2020 season with two meets this week. Knights top Comets, Bulldogs at Chuck Morehead Tuesday saw the Knights ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:35 pm

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North Stanly volleyball opens with win

The North Stanly volleyball team opened its 2020 season Wednesday with a 3-1 Yadkin Valley Conference home win over Gray Stone with scores of 27-25, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:52 am