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Stanly County tourism numbers declined considerably for 2020 due to pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Stanly County in many ways over the past year and a half, ... Read more | Add your comment

Inspired by its eerie, possibly haunted nature, Stanly couple gets married at the old Albemarle Opera House

When most people think of their dream wedding, it usually involves getting married inside a church, hotel or ... Read more | Add your comment

STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Colts travel to Forest Hills; Bulldogs host Mount Pleasant

In Stanly varsity games Friday night, Albemarle hosted Mount Pleasant in a Yadkin Valley Conference game while West ... Read more | Add your comment

North Stanly defense shuts down South Stanly

With both teams coming off losses last week, North Stanly and South Stanly entered Friday’s game looking to ... Read more | Add your comment

Morrow Mountain

Stanly County tourism numbers declined considerably for 2020 due to pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Stanly County in many ways over the past year and a half, one of the biggest, at least from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

ghosts

Inspired by its eerie, possibly haunted nature, Stanly couple gets married at the old Albemarle Opera House

When most people think of their dream wedding, it usually involves getting married inside a church, hotel or even a banquet hall. Some even consider ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 16, 1981 – The Air National Guard receives an honor

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Friday, Oct. 16, 1981 Communications The 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, North Carolina Air National ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 18, 2021 11:44 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Yes, government can be shrunk

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts, donors and activists. My purpose is to assess the health ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 18, 2021 9:28 am

Stanfield Airport

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – The Stanfield Airport

Carl Holbrooks of Stanfield served in the Army Air Force during World War II. After the war when he returned to Stanly County, he convinced ... Read more

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

Albemarle

Stanly municipalities discuss how to utilize ARP funds

Each of the 10 municipalities across Stanly County, along with the county government, have all received the first half of the funds appropriated to them ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:53 pm

Albemarle Police

Albemarle Police Reports – Oct. 12-14, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Zachary Randall Gautier, 28, was arrested for felony first degree burglary at Park Road, Albemarle, Oct. 12. Bryan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:42 pm

News

REGIONAL: Road closures upcoming in Cabarrus County

A pair of Cabarrus County roads are scheduled to be closed next week while crews replace underground drainage pipes. In the northern portion of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:28 pm

Atrium Health Cabarrus

Hospital system hires senior VP; area will include Atrium Health Stanly

Atrium Health has brought hospital administrator Roy L. Hawkins Jr. in as senior vice president and north market president. Hawkins’ role will encompass Atrium Health ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:12 pm

COVID-19

Stanly experiences lowest average number of daily COVID cases in more than two months

Stanly County averaged 24 new cases over the past week, the lowest tally in several months, according to data from the Stanly County Health Department. ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:08 pm

Pfeiffer

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 13, 1981

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1981 Pfeiffer Pfeiffer College had received a $35,000 grant from theh Cannon Foundation. The funds would be applied to Pfeiffer’s Second Century ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 1:41 pm

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

Locust Police gains a new patrol officer, promotes another to detective

The Locust Police Department introduced a new member of the force to the city council during its monthly meeting Thursday night. Kyle Fairfield became the ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, October 15, 2021 11:09 am

Badin Inn

New private disc golf course opens at Badin Inn

The sport of disc golf has grown to include just short of 9,000 courses worldwide. Of that number, about 80 percent are public courses or ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, October 15, 2021 9:11 am

Stanly County Sheriff's Office

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Oct. 12-13, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Ryan Zane Dial, 25, was arrested for felony probation violation at New London Town Hall, New London, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:59 am

Scout

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 14, 1966

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Friday, Oct. 14, 1966 Workshop The Stanly County Rehabilitation Workshop on Wiscassett Street ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:58 pm

overcrowding

Stanly commissioners hear report on overcrowded jail, discuss possible solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of life in Stanly, including the legal system and the local jail. At a special work session recently, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:40 pm

cross-country

West Stanly Cross Country continues successful run

The West Stanly Cross Country program is once again in postseason mode and coming off a sweep of last week’s Stanly County Championships at Oakboro ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:26 pm

Albemarle

Stanly County Historical Society celebrates Heritage Endowment campaign

The Stanly County Historical Society had its annual members dinner and victory celebration for the conclusion of its Preserving our Heritage Endowment campaign on Oct. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:22 am

Albemarle

State Employees’ Credit Union set to open new branch in Albemarle

State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) will open its new branch office at 301 N.C. Highway 740 Bypass, Albemarle, to the membership on Monday. “We are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:09 am

COVID-19

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: School closures were a mistake

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:21 am

Albemarle

Albemarle Police Reports – Oct. 11, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Clyde Dale Dennis, 23, was arrested for felony larceny remove/dest/dea Ct Compo at Leonard Avenue, Albemarle, Oct. 11. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:20 pm

COVID-19

SCS reports decreases in quarantines, positive cases for fourth consecutive week

Stanly County Schools reported 560 students and staff were quarantined for the week of Oct. 3-9, according to updated data from the district’s COVID-19 online ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:52 pm

DAR

DAR chapter celebrates Constitution Week, National Service Day

The Yadkin River Patriots Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution had a busy fall period. The chapter kicked off its first meeting ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:19 pm

Social Security

Social Security, SSI benefits to increase in 2022

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced this ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:56 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle selects next public utilities director

Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris has announced the appointment of Dan Worl as the city’s new director of public utilities. He will assume the role ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:09 pm

SCC

Historical Society offers chat with veteran SCC instructors

As Stanly Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, the Stanly County Historical Society and Stanly County History Center invited two of its earliest ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:03 pm

Albemarle

Stanly community comes out for Charters of Freedom dedication ceremony

After more than two years of collaboration and construction, part of which had been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, people throughout the community gathered Tuesday ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:58 am