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Town of Norwood debates maintenance of state-maintained roads

Grass cutting along state-maintained roads was among the topics discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Norwood Town Council. ... Read more | Add your comment

Firefighters honored at Badin motorcycle, auto rally

The large parking lot next to the Badin VFD Building Saturday was nearly filled to capacity with vehicles ... Read more | Add your comment

SCC Phi Beta Lambda wins top state awards

Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) was named a state “Gold Seal Chapter,” won First Place ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly native, family court judge retires

Stanly native and local judge Bill Tucker was in family court in Montgomery County when he received a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pfeiffer loses two icons in 2020

This may be the understatement of the 21st century, but 2020 has been a rough year. Even going beyond the pandemic of COVID-19 and the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

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CHAMBER COLUMN: Chamber continues Reboot, Recover and Rebuild with SCC

The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of the county’s business community. We have been and continue to answer questions, provide ... Read more | Add your comment

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Holt to be featured in debut of series

The NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum is launching a new live series called “Listening to Legends” where individuals can share questions and comments ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 5:45 pm

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by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 5:34 pm

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Atrium doctors discuss heat stroke, ways to stay healthy outside

With the temperature hitting blistering highs recently, it’s easier for people to suffer from heat exhaustion and heat stroke if out in the sun for ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:52 pm

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Former head of Pfeiffer security dies

For 27 years, one person watching out for all the students of Pfeiffer College got his nickname for his ability paying attention to everything in ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:40 am

BREAKING NEWS

Stanly farms deal with pandemic, rough weather in 2020

Many industries are facing financial pressures in the time of COVID-19, but one Stanly industry suffers indirectly at the hands of the pandemic. The farming ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:13 pm

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SNAP BACK IN TIME: July 1980, 1965, 1950

Editor’s Note: In honor of its 140th anniversary, The SNAP will offer a glimpse at events of 40 years ago and beyond. Friday, Aug. 1, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:52 am

BREAKING NEWS

County passes 900 coronavirus cases

Stanly County added 20 new coronavirus cases on Friday as the county reached 912 cumulative cases, according to data from the health department. It’s a ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:20 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Cooper declares emergency as North Carolina prepares for Hurricane Isaias

North Carolina is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias with plans including safeguards for COVID-19. Gov. Roy Cooper and State Emergency Management leaders updated ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 4:58 pm

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Man dies in late night accident near Albemarle

A single vehicle accident that occurred late Thursday night near the Albemarle city limits resulted in the death of a 39-year-old man, according to the ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:53 pm

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Stanly receives roughly $2.5 million to combat COVID-19

As part of the state-administered Coronavirus Relief Fund passed by Congress, Stanly County received $1.2 million on Thursday to assist in combating COVID-19, the disease ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, July 31, 2020 1:29 pm

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Piano students present recital

Two senior students of Anne Cooper recently presented a summer recital. Kara Efird has studied voice and piano for the last five years. She is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:56 pm

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Goetz: ‘We try to be a smiling face, but that’s tough to do when you’re wearing a mask’

The following first appeared in the August issue of The Rotarian, the magazine for Rotary Clubs, in an article by Geoffrey Johnson. It features comments ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 9:50 am

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Albemarle student awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

College junior Tanner Carrick of Albemarle has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund. In the fall, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:55 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Pfeiffer tennis coach resigns

Pfeiffer University alumnus Kent Whitener, who led the Falcon men’s and women’s tennis programs since 2015, has resigned to become the head coach at Catawba ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:59 pm

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SCC has scaled back programs offered at prison due to coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stanly Community College has scaled back the programs it offers to inmates at Albemarle Correctional Institution, which could potentially end ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:26 am

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Police chief further stresses need for more lake presence

Norwood Police Chief James Wilson issued more warnings this week to property owners along Lake Tillery. In a Facebook post, the Police Department said: “We ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:51 am

BREAKING NEWS

Land Trust receives funds for Save the Yadkin

Three Rivers Land Trust will receive $5,000 to assist in the acquisition of the Save the Yadkin Phase II project along the Yadkin River. Alcoa ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:33 am

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Refreshing

I like to have my quiet time on my front porch. I do this most of the year. It is a quiet place and I ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:47 am

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NCHSAA to move into Phase Two starting Aug. 3

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced schools may now move into Phase 2 of summer practice. A decision made July 23 by ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:50 pm

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Taxi Stand

During the mid-1930s, Richard Mauldin and Hoyle Earnhardt owned a taxi business known as E&M Taxi that was located on South Second Street next door ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:44 pm

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Stanly’s June unemployment falls to 6.3 percent

While the coronavirus continues to spread in Stanly County, the county did receive welcome news as it saw a significant decline in the number of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:04 pm

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Police arrest 2 after chase reaches speeds of 120 mph

Norwood Police captured two individuals accused of larceny of a vehicle after a chase reached speeds of 120 mph Sunday. Police Chief James Wilson said ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:20 pm

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New Brooks Mill Farms store features Stanly products

Featuring locally-made products has become a movement among many shop owners, but one new general store features many of Stanly’s finest. Brooks Mill Farms in ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:35 pm

BREAKING NEWS

SCC center receives award

For the third consecutive year, Stanly Community College Instructor Training Center has earned the Premier+ Award from Cisco. Cisco Systems, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif., ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:05 pm

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: The 1943 train wreck that still haunts

Some North Carolina old-timers still talk about the disastrous 1943 train wreck south of Fayetteville. It killed 74 people, including the father of one of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:43 pm