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Albemarle Council approves conditional use permits for private Christian school, SCCM

The Albemarle City Council approved two conditional use permits last week involving a change of location for a ... Read more | Add your comment

Two Stanly baseball teams qualify for 2021 state playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the pairings for this season’s high school baseball state playoffs. ... Read more | Add your comment

Badin receives 14-acre donation for new waterfront park

A new, proposed waterfront park in Badin is one step closer to reality. The Town of Badin celebrated ... Read more | Add your comment

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

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

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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

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Student named to Bridgewater College’s dean’s list

Abigail M. Brown, of Albemarle, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bridgewater College. Brown is a senior majoring in Liberal Studies. Brown ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 4:46 pm

Albemarle

Athletes from Stanly County schools to compete in 1A track regionals

Many athletes representing high school programs in Stanly County will compete at Friday’s 1A track regionals at Davie Senior High School in Mocksville. Albemarle The ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, June 14, 2021 3:31 pm

Golden LEAF Foundation

SCC students receive Golden LEAF scholarships

Students from Stanly Community College (SCC) recently received Golden LEAF scholarships through the North Carolina Community College System. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program is designed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:10 pm

Letter to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We want to be good neighbors

We appreciate the comments at the hearing about the mine property. We will do everything to address concerns and see if our efforts to do ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Monday, June 14, 2021 11:08 am

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: A new adventure

The dream to write has been a driving force in my life. Each time I sit down to write my column I am excited by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:30 am

Albemarle

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Second Presbyterian Church

The Second Presbyterian Church of Albemarle was founded Sept. 22, 1940. For the first few years the members met in what was known as Napier’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 8:54 am

livestock

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

roundabout

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

Albemarle police reports

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

GHA Autism Supports

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 Ivey will soon be leaving her post. ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, June 11, 2021 11:20 am

News

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

baseball

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 season and tournament titles. The Colts finished ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:16 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

News

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

News

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

Badin

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 Juneteenth Celebration. The event will be from ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:22 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