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West Stanly women’s golf wins RRC, heads to state finals

It has been a strong season in 2021 for the West Stanly women’s golf program. The Colts won ... Read more | Add your comment

Custom Alloy Corporation to invest $8.1 million in Badin

Custom Alloy Corporation (CAC), a heavy manufacturer of pipe fittings and forgings has selected Stanly County for a ... Read more | Add your comment

“Once in a generation”: Oakboro community mourns the passing of local icon Ted Lilly

Every day like clockwork, Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Lilly Jr. walked the streets of Oakboro, visiting businesses and talking ... Read more | Add your comment

Oakboro’s ambassador, friend to many Ted Lilly dies

Whether a longtime resident or just someone who stopped for a bite to eat at Wayside or to ... Read more | Add your comment

Rocky River Conference

West Stanly women’s golf wins RRC, heads to state finals

It has been a strong season in 2021 for the West Stanly women’s golf program. The Colts won both the regular season and tournament championships ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

business

Custom Alloy Corporation to invest $8.1 million in Badin

Custom Alloy Corporation (CAC), a heavy manufacturer of pipe fittings and forgings has selected Stanly County for a new industrial operation, creating 40 jobs, Gov. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

champions

South Stanly men’s cross country wins YVC

The South Stanly men’s cross-country team recently placed first in the 2021 Yadkin Valley Conference meet. Davis Wright took individual medalist honors running a 17:49 ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:41 am

BREAKING NEWS

ADDC cancels Holiday Tour of Homes due to COVID

The Holiday Tour of Homes, a fundraiser and Christmas tradition for Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation (ADDC), will not happen this December, due to ongoing COVID ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:22 pm

News

Albemarle denies annexation request for property off of City Lake Drive

The Albemarle City Council on Monday night voted against annexing roughly 85 acres on City Lake Drive after hearing flood-related concerns from several members of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:16 pm

litter

NCDOT sets new yearly litter collection record of 11 million pounds

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 11 million pounds of litter from roadsides, exceeding the state’s record for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:55 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – From Oct. 19, 1951 – Fred T. Morgan joins the SNAP

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Oct. 19, 1951 New Writer Fred T. Morgan, a promising young man of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:14 pm

Oakboro

Oakboro increases max height of apartment buildings, rezones land near Food Lion

Three public hearings conducted before Monday’s meeting of the Oakboro Town Council led to a pair of zoning changes and a text amendment to the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:19 am

BBB

BBB Tip: Celebrate Halloween on a budget

From the Better Business Bureau: The pandemic and potential supply chain shortage isn’t stopping consumers from celebrating Halloween. The National Retail Federation expects people will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:19 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Mortgage discrimination claims are bunk

A few weeks ago, the Associated Press and a nonprofit journalism outfit called The Markup released a dataset and news stories purporting to prove the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:10 am

Columns

DG MARTIN COLUMN: October hurricane on the Outer Banks

It is October on the Outer Banks. A late hurricane is threatening to wash away the beaches and blow down the old wooden houses that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:22 pm

sheriff

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Oct. 14-18, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Rebecca Ann Verdi, 38, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:33 pm

Albemarle Fire Department

Benefit ride scheduled to support Albemarle Fire Department

A benefit ride organized by Chapter 24 of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club will happen  Saturday at the Stanly County Fairgrounds to show support and ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:59 pm

Albemarle

Council approves cluster subdivision off Northeast Connector

The Albemarle City Council on Monday night approved a major cluster subdivision located northwest of the intersection of Northeast Connector and Badin Road. The subdivision, ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:09 pm

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer men’s soccer wins physical matchup with Greensboro, 2-1

The Pfeiffer men’s soccer used a pair of first half goals on their way to a 2-1 win over rival Greensboro in a physical USA ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:07 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 18, 1966 – New doctor in town

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1966 Doctor Dr. Robert Kent Dyer, specialist in urology, was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:09 pm

Albemarle Police

Albemarle Police Reports – Oct. 16-17, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Zenario Marcello Bailey, 22, was arrested for misdemeanor simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance at Woodhaven Drive, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:52 am

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Oh Possum!

The other day we were so busy inside the house, we hadn’t been outside all day. My wife called me and asked if I had ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:49 am

Ashlee Miller

STANLY EARLY COLLEGE NEWS: Welder blazes own path

By Ashlee Miller Being a teenage girl in a traditional man’s job as a welder, Galaxy Deese has blazed into her career at warp speed. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:50 am

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News

REGIONAL: Charlotte woman wins $1 million on a scratch-off ticket

Mary Szura of Charlotte tried her luck on a $10 scratch-off and won a $1 million prize. Szura purchased her lucky 50X The Cash ticket from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:17 am

Morrow Mountain

Stanly County tourism numbers declined considerably for 2020 due to pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Stanly County in many ways over the past year and a half, one of the biggest, at least from ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, October 18, 2021 3:24 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 16, 1981 – The Air National Guard receives an honor

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Friday, Oct. 16, 1981 Communications The 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, North Carolina Air National ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 18, 2021 11:44 am

ghosts

Inspired by its eerie, possibly haunted nature, Stanly couple gets married at the old Albemarle Opera House

When most people think of their dream wedding, it usually involves getting married inside a church, hotel or even a banquet hall. Some even consider ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, October 18, 2021 11:33 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Yes, government can be shrunk

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts, donors and activists. My purpose is to assess the health ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 18, 2021 9:28 am

Stanfield Airport

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – The Stanfield Airport

Carl Holbrooks of Stanfield served in the Army Air Force during World War II. After the war when he returned to Stanly County, he convinced ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 18, 2021 8:40 am

Albemarle

STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Colts travel to Forest Hills; Bulldogs host Mount Pleasant

In Stanly varsity games Friday night, Albemarle hosted Mount Pleasant in a Yadkin Valley Conference game while West Stanly went on the road for a ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:32 am

Comets

North Stanly defense shuts down South Stanly

With both teams coming off losses last week, North Stanly and South Stanly entered Friday’s game looking to bounce back. From the first offensive play ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:49 am