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Asciutto works to drum up support for his proposed Parks and Recreation grant program

In order to better help take care of the county’s many parks and recreational facilities, one county commissioner ... Read more | Add your comment

After 26 years, Ivey leaving Cooperative Extension at the end of the month

After 26 years working with the Stanly County Cooperative Extension, including 17 years as the extension director, Lori ... Read more | Add your comment

West Stanly baseball claims RRC regular-season, tourney titles, awaits playoff seeding

In the last full high school baseball season in 2019, West Stanly claimed the Rocky River Conference regular ... Read more | Add your comment

Badin Town Council approves Juneteenth celebration

The Badin Town Council approved an event permit at Tuesday night’s meeting for the Second Annual West Badin ... Read more | Add your comment

Michael Huneycutt

Huneycutt receives Caswell Award for 45 years of work for the state

Michael Huneycutt has accumulated quite the public service career in Stanly County. He has spent 14 years as the Clerk of Superior Court and before ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

Martha Sue Hall

Stanly nominees receive State PBL honors

Two Stanly County community leaders received special recognition at the 2021 North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference awards program held via live ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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2 Stanly residents receive N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock scholarships

Twenty-six North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2021 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. Marcie Harward and Mattie ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:11 pm

Eagle Scout

Scout earns Eagle honor, enhances Stanfield playground

Colin Talero, a member of the BSA Troop 202 and a resident of Stanfield, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:48 pm

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Stanly County roundabout work starts soon

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will soon start a $1.3 million project to build two roundabouts. The first will be built at Ridge Street and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:25 pm

COVID-19

Four North Carolinians 18 and older to win $1 million for getting vaccine

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Roy Cooper announced $4 Million Summer Cash and College ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:27 pm

Longleaf Commitment Program

New Longleaf Commitment program will help make SCC more affordable for students

Most students will find Stanly Community College more affordable with the announcement recently of the new Longleaf Commitment by Gov. Roy Cooper. Using federal COVID-19 ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:13 pm

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Albemarle Police Reports – June 2-5, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Kesha Lashone Blakney, 45, was arrested for misdemeanor assault and battery at South Morrow Avenue, Albemarle, June 2. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:05 pm

Boy Scouts

Scout earns Eagle honor, creates garden bed at Taylor House

Kyle Van Horn, a member of the BSA Troop 202 and a resident of Oakboro, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 11:52 am

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Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports June 8-9, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Jessup Whiteford Thompkins, 22, was arrested for misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury and two counts of misdemeanor ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 11:09 am

Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: What economic lessons has the pandemic taught us?

Although I no longer teach students in the classroom – having retired after 43 years at NCSU – I still teach economics in other ways. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:10 pm

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Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – June 5-7, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Makari Kireef Ridenhour, 19, was arrested for felony discharging weapon into occupied dwelling/moving vehicle, misdemeanor injury to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:08 pm

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Students named to dean’s list at Anderson University

Steven Hammond of Locust and Zachary McManus of Norwood were named to the dean’s list at Anderson University for the spring semester 2021. In order ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:05 pm

Stanly County Sheriff's Reports

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – June 1-4, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Nathan Bradley Shoe, 27, was arrested for misdemeanor assault on female at South Third Street, Albemarle, June ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:47 am

Stanly Community College

Campaign promotes scholarships for community college students

A statewide awareness campaign, “Time for a New YOU,” launched for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund that is available for eligible North Carolina ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:58 am

BREAKING NEWS

NCDOT Division 10 wants small businesses to compete for contracts

The N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging disadvantaged businesses to compete for state transportation contracts. Starting in June, NCDOT’s Division of Highways, in partnership with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:14 am

D.G. Martin

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Another prize for Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth Spencer, arguably one of our country’s greatest writers, died in December 2019 in Chapel Hill, where she had lived since 1986. Due to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:41 pm

jobs

Stanly’s unemployment falls below 4 percent for the first time since early last year

Stanly County’s unemployment rate for April dropped slightly below 4 percent, according to new county-specific data from the state’s Department of Commerce, which was released ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:44 pm

Tarheel Challenge Academy

Lawyer speaks about alleged sexual assault at Tarheel ChalleNGe

An attorney for the cadet who says she was allegedly assaulted by an employee of Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy says staffing problems at the school played ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:14 pm

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Albemarle Council approves preliminary plat for six-lot subdivision off Anderson Road

The Albemarle City Council on Monday approved the preliminary plat for a six lot major subdivision off Anderson Road. Olde South Land Partners, based in ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:01 pm

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Hospice hosts Camp Forget-Me-Not

Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie recently hosted a day camp for children and their families who have experienced a death-related loss. Camp Forget-Me-Not was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:38 pm

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives

North Carolinians are closely divided when it comes to party preference. Our state has long been one of America’s key political battlegrounds. But when it ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:52 pm

education

More than 1,100 students chosen for SCS’s summer learning program

Stanly County Schools is less than a week away from the start of its inaugural six-week summer learning program, which begins June 14. The program, ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Georgia Tech

New London resident receives degree from Georgia Tech

Katelyn Helms of New London has earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:03 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Montgomery County man wins $25,000 A Year for Life

Jerry Ewings of Candor took home the second-place prize in the May 6 Lucky for Life drawing, winning $25,000 A Year for Life. Ewings purchased ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:40 am

#Albemarle Police Department

Albemarle police chief Dulin retires

After two years as Albemarle police chief and 26 in law enforcement, David Dulin announced his retirement Tuesday. “I met with the Police Department command ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:52 am

Albemarle

Albemarle council approves incentive agreement for new downtown brewery

The Albemarle City Council on Monday night approved a performance incentive agreement for a craft beer startup company that is planning to locate in the ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:48 am