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Stanly’s unemployment rate in July fell

Stanly County’s July unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.2 percent, according to new county-specific data from the state’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Howard: Norwood, Union County have no plans to take over Bayshore property

Norwood will not be taking over a residence or facilitating its sale, despite comments made at this month’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Will’s Place to host bluegrass festival Sept. 25

In order to raise awareness while also having a good time, the recovery resource center Will’s Place will ... Read more | Add your comment

Norwood Town Council hears presentation on downtown revitalization

A presentation at the recent meeting of the Norwood Town Council set forth the plans for revitalization of ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Stanly’s unemployment rate in July fell

Stanly County’s July unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.2 percent, according to new county-specific data from the state’s Department of Commerce. Stanly had 1,270 people ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

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Howard: Norwood, Union County have no plans to take over Bayshore property

Norwood will not be taking over a residence or facilitating its sale, despite comments made at this month’s town council meeting. In an interview Wednesday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

D.G. Martin

DG MARTIN COLUMN: A great teacher teaches on

When Julian Pleasants died Sept. 7 North Carolina lost one of its most important academic and popular historians. Pleasants grew up in Southern Pines, graduated ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:31 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 16, 1966

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Friday, Sept. 16, 1966 County Audit Stanly County had ended the 1965-66 fiscal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:06 pm

grants

STATE: Small grants available to help develop youth programs across the state

Youth councils, local governments and private or nonprofit agencies with ideas for innovative programs to help North Carolina’s teens can apply for funding help from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:05 pm

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: What’s more democratic than an election?

Do the ends justify the means? This familiar question produces strong feelings precisely because its answer is necessarily complicated. Just about all of us admit ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:30 am

News

Albemarle Police Reports – Sept. 13, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Marshall Steven Smith, 39, was arrested for misdemeanor larceny at Leonard Avenue, Albemarle, Sept. 13. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:59 am

COVID-19

NCDHHS responds to actions taken by Union County Board of Education, outlines required COVID-19 control measures to protect students, staff, community

From the NCDHHS: RALEIGH — In response to actions taken by the Union County Board of Education, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:10 am

Dr. Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: What made today’s North Carolina economy?

During one of my recent early morning workouts at the local YMCA in Raleigh, I met an impressive young person. He is a senior at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:19 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Sept. 15, 1981

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1981 State Winner Kay Eudy, a veteran of 15 years ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:43 pm

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Blankenship, Smith sworn in as state wildlife officers

This summer, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission swore in 18 new cadets, two of whom hail from Stanly County. Officers Kristofer Blankenship and Damon ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:06 pm

Stanly County Schools

SCS tweaks COVID guidelines, lessens how long students have to quarantine

Stanly County Schools updated its quarantine guidelines Tuesday lessening how long students and staff need to be in quarantine before they can return to school. ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:29 am

business

State schedules Virtual Career Expo

The second annual State of North Carolina Virtual Career Expo will welcome jobseekers interested in careers in state government from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:26 am

News

SCC announces East Carolina University Pirate Promise Program

East Carolina University and Stanly Community College have entered into an agreement designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative Bachelor’s Degree ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:07 am

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Tidal Wave hosts Charity Day for GHA

Tidal Wave Auto Spa will host its annual charity day Friday. Tidal Wave Auto Spa of Albemarle has chosen GHA Autism Supports to partner with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:00 am

DOT

DOT announces road closure

The N.C. Department of Transportation has announced a road closure through approximately Oct. 1. The work will done from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:32 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More airmail news

Reading Lewis Bramlett’s Peeking Into The Past (The Stanly News & Press – Sept. 14, 2021) noting the first airmail delivery to Stanly County, it occurred to ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:01 am

hunting

STATE: Wildlife Resources Commission announces Youth Deer Hunting Day

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Sept. 25 as Youth Deer Hunting Day for 2021. Youth Deer Hunting Day was established in 2015 by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:54 am

Catawba

Claytons prevail on 21st hole

By Mike London mike.london@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In a Crowder/Dorsett Memorial Labor Day Four-Ball Golf Tournament that veered off course into a grinding, sweaty marathon, Chad ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:39 pm

Opinion

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Air Mail

The 1938 edition of National Air Mail Week was celebrated during May of that year. Stanly County held a very special celebration marking the first ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:25 pm

News

Albemarle Police Reports – Sept. 11-12, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Sherred Edwin Palmer, 43, was arrested for felony fugitive from justice at N.C. Highway 24-27/Canton Road, Albemarle, Sept. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:18 pm

Community

Student named to president’s list

Emma Yow of Stanfield has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s summer 2021 President’s List. Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:15 pm

fishing

New accessible fishing pier opens at Morrow Mountain State Park

Visitors to Morrow Mountain State Park can now enjoy a new fishing pier accessible to everyone. The new pier, in the same location of the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 3:07 pm

Community

Hospice of Stanly named a Hospice Honors Elite recipient

Hospice of Stanly has been named a 2021 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a provider of billing and coding services, patient satisfaction surveys and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:25 pm

canine

Canine defender MWD Ggarbo retires to Stanfield

By Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick, 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Two 377th Security Forces Squadron canines, Military Working Dog Baxi and Ggarbo, retired ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:14 pm

Norwood

LFNC selects Norwood for fellowship program

The Town of Norwood was selected as a site for the Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) program. The program is led by the UNC Chapel ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:49 pm

biscuits

Biscuitville will celebrate grand opening with nonprofit donation, free biscuit opportunity

Biscuitville Fresh Southern will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in Albemarle on Sept. 28. The new restaurant will be at the former ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:57 am