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Stanly commissioners discuss plans for potential recreation grant program

Stanly County Commissioners discussed a proposal at Monday’s county budget workshop regarding a recreation grant plan. Commissioner Peter ... Read more | Add your comment

North Stanly baseball downed in first round of state playoffs

The North Stanly baseball season ended Tuesday night on the road in the opening round of the 1A ... Read more | Add your comment

SCC’s Respiratory Therapy Program receives CoARC Award

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently selected the Respiratory Therapy Program at Stanly Community College ... Read more | Add your comment

West Stanly falls in opening round of 2A baseball state playoffs

West Stanly’s baseball team, despite being the No. 2 seed in the 2A Western Region, knew they were ... Read more | Add your comment

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

by Staff Reports.

Covid

Health Department encourages community to spread word about COVID vaccine importance

Stanly County Health Department will not receive any new shipments of vaccine doses this week as demand for the vaccine continues to largely decline across ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1981 – A pageant contender

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, June 16, 1981 Pageant While Madelyn Efird made the news for winning ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:34 pm

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Carolina Christian School announces headmaster’s list for year

Carolina Christian School has announced its headmaster’s list (All A’s) for the 2020-2021 school year: Third Grade Parker VonCannon, Alexis Whitley, Cole Martin. Fourth Grade ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:58 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Second Street Presbyterian Church

Today is a continuation from the last Peeking into the Past story … In 1943 the church purchased land on South Second Street in Albemarle. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:19 am

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South graduate receives Edith Norwood Scholarship

Sadie Lee, who graduated from South Stanly High with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude with Highest Praise, has been award the Edith Norwood Scholarship. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:21 pm

Denton

REGIONAL: Tractor ride to benefit North Carolina’s Frail Aging

The10th annual Tractor Ride will take place June 30 at Denton FarmPark in Denton. Proceeds from the Tractor Ride, which kicks off the 51st annual Southeast Old Threshers’ ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:25 pm

antiques

Stanly County Historical Society to sell vintage treasures, antiques

The Stanly County Historical Society will have a Vintage Treasures and Antique sale at the Historic 1852 Isaiah Snuggs House at 112 N. Third St. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:57 am

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Carolina Christian School announces headmaster’s list

Carolina Christian School has announced its headmaster’s list (All A’s) for the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Third Grade Parker VonCannon, Cole Martin, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:55 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Government shouldn’t set prices

I once found a $20 bill on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. I picked it up, thus ruining the punchline of an old joke. Two ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:47 am

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Albemarle Police Reports – June 10-14, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Michael Lee Brooks, 37, was arrested for felony charge of assault/physical injury on emergency personnel at Yadkin Street, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:19 pm

Gold's Gym

Inspired by her daughter, Albemarle native opens salon

A new hair salon recently opened in Albemarle with a unique name and backstory. Victoria Lambert started Salon 554 & Studio at the end of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:03 pm

East Albemarle Elementary School

Stanly principal completes leadership program

East Albemarle Elementary School Principal Erik Johnson recently completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:45 pm

Albemarle

New senior housing facility brings sense of community to residents

To help account for Stanly County’s rising elderly population, a new affordable housing three-story facility recently opened in Albemarle. Uwharrie Trail Apartments, at 207 Barney ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:23 pm

Stanfield

Stanfield approves amending town’s zoning, subdivision ordinances

The Stanfield Town Council has approved motions to amend the town’s zoning and subdivision ordinances to include updates mandated by the state. These required updates, ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:18 pm

News

STATE: More than 7 million pounds of roadside litter collected this year

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 7 million pounds of litter from roadsides and are on pace to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Albemarle police reports

Albemarle Police Reports – June 7-9, 2021

Albemarle Police Department announces the following activity: Bon Scott Hopkins, 31, was arrested for misdemeanor breaking or entering at South Broome Street, Albemarle, June 7. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:10 pm

barbecue

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Barbecue – true and faux

Why would John Shelton Reed write another book about barbecue? After all, he is a co-author of the recently revised classic “Holy Smoke: The Big ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:13 am

Norwood

Norwood Town Council approves new police boat, tables volleyball schedule, passes budget

The Norwood Town Council has passed its budget for the upcoming fiscal year which includes a measure designed for added safety to lake residents. The ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:27 am

Oakboro

Oakboro Town Council to discuss upcoming fiscal year’s budget

The Oakboro budget proposed for the 2021-22 fiscal year will not have any increases in tax rates or water/sewer prices, town officials say. However, the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:19 am

Albemarle Business Center

Albemarle selects NJR Group to build infrastructure for new Business Center

The Albemarle City Council has awarded NJR Group, a construction company based in New London, the bid to begin constructing the infrastructure for the Albemarle ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:12 am

Stanly Health Foundation

Stanly Health Foundation awards $12,500 in scholarships

Students had two opportunities to apply for scholarships in 2021 from the Stanly Health Foundation to support their studies in healthcare. To be considered for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:03 am

Burger King

Burger King coming to Locust

A new fast food restaurant will be coming to Locust in the near future. Burger King, which recently submitted a zoning application with the city, ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:54 am

Harristown

HARRISTOWN NEWS: Church to have revival

Summer is just around the corner. The warm weather, cookouts, family outings and beach trips have already begun. Watch out for children out for vacation. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:29 am

News

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

Heritage Classical Academy

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 private Christian school and the installation of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, June 14, 2021 4:32 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