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Badin hosts second annual Juneteenth celebration

Residents from as far away as Charlotte converged at the park in the West Badin community to celebrate ... Read more | Add your comment

South Stanly sends seven wrestlers to state finals

The South Stanly wrestling team had seven wrestlers qualify for this week’s state finals after competing in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Vaccine clinic for young people happens Wednesday at Albemarle Middle

Young people 12 and older and their families will have the chance to get their first shot of ... Read more | Add your comment

Local partnerships seek donations for children

Richfield Civitan, in partnership with Crossroads Connection and First Bank, is sponsoring a drive to support two Child ... Read more | Add your comment

Miss America

Miss Stanly, Miss Outstanding Teen prepare for state competitions

The 2021 Miss North Carolina Pageant will crown winners this week for Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen. Stanly County will be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

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.

1A

Albemarle, North Stanly wrestlers win regional titles

At the 1A Eastern Regionals for wrestling last Tuesday at Rosewood, wrestlers from Albemarle and North Stanly both earned regional titles. North Stanly’s representative for ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, June 21, 2021 1:10 pm

SNAP Back In Time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1951 – Holt to represent Jaycees in state pageant

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  June 15, 1951 Pageant Ivonia Holt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philas Holt ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 21, 2021 11:34 am

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Carolina Christian School announces honor roll for year

Carolina Christian School announces its honor roll for the 2020-2021 school year: Third Grade Jake Al Soudi, Allison Barbee, Kendall Jenkins, Avery Pigg, Lola Wilson. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 21, 2021 11:08 am

eat local

DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: Supporting local means supporting local newspapers

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 21, 2021 10:49 am

2A

West Stanly wrestlers advance to state finals

In the 2A Midwest Wrestling Regionals last weekend at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, West Stanly advanced a number of wrestlers into the 2A state ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:15 pm

Albemarle

R.J. Prince signs with New England Patriots

Like many professional football players, Albemarle’s R.J. Prince has been working hard to stay ready for the call. Recently, he got that call from an ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:14 am

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SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – New camping area at Morrow Mountain

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, June 14, 1966 Morrow The new family camping area in Morrow Mountain ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 5:16 pm

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Piano, voice, organ students perform recital

Piano, voice and organ students of Anne F. Cooper presented their spring recital May 16 at Central United Methodist Church in Albemarle. Rev. Nathan Fox ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 5:07 pm

Paderewski Gold Medal

Nantz receives piano award

Emma Nantz was awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal in the piano auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She received a “Superior Plus” ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 3:05 pm

Jeff Jackson

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jackson speaks to crowd at Rock Creek Park

Late last year, Jeff Jackson was still mulling whether to run for U.S. Senate in 2022. As the father of three young kids, the state ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, June 18, 2021 1:42 pm

graduates

Private school announces graduates

Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite, a private school for gifted learners, has announced its first graduating class of four students — three ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 10:44 am

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Users should pay for highways

As a fiscal conservative who thinks government is generally too large and taxes too high, I am grateful for the gas tax. You should be, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 9:48 am

Atrium Health

Atrium extends vaccination program to farm workers

In order to ensure that as many people in the region get vaccinated as possible, Atrium Health is extending its vaccine availability through a program ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, June 18, 2021 8:38 am

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Christmas in July 5K returns

Christmas in July 5K returns Vac & Dash’s Christmas in July 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 17 at Badin Road Drive-In. Race registration is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 8:19 am

M&R Retreading and Oil

Family-owned tire company in Norwood celebrates 50 years of service to the community

Throughout the many decades, family-owned M&R Retreading and Oil in Norwood has navigated through many challenges including a recession, a fire and the pandemic. Each ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:14 pm

Carolina Christian School

Carolina Christian School announces honor roll for quarter

Carolina Christian School has announced its honor (All A’s) for the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Third Grade Allison Barbee, Hayden Everts, Dave ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:46 pm

Paderewski Gold Medal

Williamson receives Paderewski Gold Medal

Jack Williamson was awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal in the piano auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers. He received a “Superior Plus” ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:05 pm

News

Pee Dee Electric CEO elected to national board

Pee Dee Electric CEO and Executive Vice President Donald Spivey has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Rural Electric ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:59 pm

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County Nutrition Menu – June 21-25

The Senior Nutrition Program is part of Stanly County Senior Services. Lunch is served to anyone 60 and older at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:19 pm

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

budget

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 Asciutto made a presentation to the board ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:42 pm

baseball

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 state playoffs. A passed ball in the ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:25 pm

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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