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Locust officer Dietz receives first Chief Steven “Smitty” Smith Officer of the Year award

With a packed crowd Thursday night inside the Joel Honeycutt Community Room, including most of the police force, ... Read more | Add your comment

Former Richfield mayor Wade Barbee dies

When Wade Barbee died last Wednesday, a piece of Richfield died.  Barbee, 83, served the town of Richfield for ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly middle schools get OK to play sports

With high school student-athletes having the opportunity to play starting a few months ago, middle school student-athletes will ... Read more | Add your comment

DAR selects students as Good Citizens

The Yadkin River Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the DAR Good Citizens Program ... Read more | Add your comment

Atrium Health

Recipients take first doses of COVID-19 vaccines

As of Wednesday, 645 people in Stanly County have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, either Pfizer or Moderna. Of that group, 43 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

BREAKING NEWS

Stanly surpasses 5,000 cumulative coronavirus cases

Stanly County achieved a grim milestone this week: it surpassed 5,000 cumulative coronavirus cases since March. An additional 65 new cases were reported on Thursday, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

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Police seek suspect in catalytic converter thefts

Albemarle Police Department made an arrest last week as part of a growing problem in the area: theft of motor vehicle parts. Officers responded Jan. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:07 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We, the people

As president of NCPTA, I reach out to our members and our state with sadness for our country, yet with much hope for this experiment ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Monday, January 18, 2021 10:47 am

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Albemarle Police Reports – Jan. 16, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Benjamin Lawrence Keator, 26, was arrested on misdemeanor charge of assault on female at NC Highway 24-27 Bypass ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 10:30 am

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: Wildlife Commission to host virtual public hearing

Due to Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 188 that currently prohibits mass gatherings of more than 10 people indoors, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 9:20 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Plyler Milling Company

Planning for a new roller mill in the Plyler community was first reported during July 1891. The business, managed by H. Luther Lowder, was known ... Read more

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

Colts

West Stanly volleyball falls in 2A quarterfinals to West Wilkes

West Stanly’s volleyball program had never reached the third round of the state playoffs until Saturday’s home matchup as the second-seeded Colts hosted No. 3 ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:03 pm

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Community

REGIONAL: Cabarrus County retiree scores $440,643 Cash 5 jackpot on her first try

RALEIGH – Phyllis Davis of Concord decided to purchase her first Cash 5 ticket and it ended up winning her a $440,643 jackpot. “It was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:45 pm

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STATE: Five-year statewide bird survey to begin in March

A group of government agencies, universities and nonprofit organizations will launch the first NC Bird Atlas survey this March. The statewide community science survey will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:52 am

Letter to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Engaging in our greatest freedom

My eyes filled with tears last Wednesday watching an angry mob surge away from the gathered crowd in Washington, D.C and swarm around and into ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:37 pm

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West Stanly advances to 2A volleyball quarterfinals

West Stanly got another big night from Kayli Cleaver and Madison Kee in Thursday’s second-round playoff matchup at home against No. 7 South Rowan. The ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:07 pm

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West Stanly basketball ends Forest Hills’ undefeated conference streak

One team the West Stanly men’s basketball program has had difficulty finding success versus in the previous decade has been Forest Hills. West’s last win ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:04 pm

Pfeiffer University

Staton-Williams leads organizational, community progress

In late 2006, the life of Diamond Staton-Williams had become so full that she now describes it as “wild.” In addition to parenting two young ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:29 am

Carolina Panthers

REGIONAL: Panthers make it official: Scott Fitterer is their new GM

BY STEVE REED, AP SPORTS WRITER CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer to become ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:07 am

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: New 2021 harvest seasons established for striped bass on the Roanoke River

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issued a proclamation outlining significant changes to the 2021 striped bass harvest season in the Roanoke River Management Area. Striped ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:59 am

#Albemarle Police Department

Albemarle Police Reports – Jan. 14, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Samuel Joshua Jackson, 38, was arrested for felony larceny of motor vehicle parts and felony charge of trafficking ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:13 am

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SNAP BACK IN TIME – January 1981, 1966, 1951

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1981 Chamber Around 275 Chamber of Commerce members and their ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 8:17 am

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STATE: First 100X The Cash prize brings $2 million win to Catawba County man

RALEIGH – Christopher Martin of Newton tried his luck on a new 100X The Cash ticket and saw it reveal the first $2 million top ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:50 pm

COVID-19

STATE: NC to vaccinate those 65+; College students not prioritized

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public health officials on Thursday unveiled an updated coronavirus vaccine distribution plan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:26 pm

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Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. While NASA ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:49 pm

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Virtual visits increase for Stanly libraries during pandemic

Demand for the services for the Stanly County changed dramatically in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study released last year by ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:33 pm

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Business hosts benefit for One7 Ministries

Two area individuals died in car accident Jan. 1. Less than three weeks later, friends and a local business have planned a fundraiser to benefit ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:03 pm

East Albemarle Elementary School

East Albemarle students achieve perfect attendance

East Albemarle Elementary School has honored the following students for having perfect attendance during the second nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year: Kindergarten Olivia ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:55 pm

Stanly County Sheriff's Office

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Jan. 13, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: David Wayne Alexander, 44, was arrested for misdemeanor stalking at South Stanly School Road, Norwood, Jan. 13. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:18 am

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Health Department registers people eligible for COVID vaccines as part of Phase 1b

The Stanly County Health Department has begun registering people who are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine as part of the state’s Phase 1b. Under ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:01 am

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Local couple goes to social media for help after camper stolen

One local resident took to social media this week after having a 30-foot camper stolen from their property last weekend. Dr. Karen Jaramillo, and her ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:28 am