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Albemarle football opens with rain-soaked road game at Chatham Central

Friday’s season opener for the Albemarle Bulldogs was a long road trip to Chatham Central. It was a ... Read more | Add your comment

The Stanly News & Press wins 6 NC Press awards, including General Excellence

The Stanly News & Press brought home six awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s editorial contest. The ... Read more | Add your comment

High school football returns to Stanly as Rebel Bulls host South Davidson

The long wait for high school football fans for the 2020 season finally ended two months into 2021 ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff’s Office arrests seven after discovering hundreds of grams of drugs

Over a span of about a week, Stanly County law enforcement made more than half a dozen arrests ... Read more | Add your comment

B.J. Drye

The Stanly News & Press wins 6 NC Press awards, including General Excellence

The Stanly News & Press brought home six awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s editorial contest. The awards were announced Friday as part of ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Mandy Melton

Stanly County Schools to provide meal bundles during Spring Break

In preparation for Spring Break (April 2-11), a six-day meal bundle consisting of six breakfasts, six lunches and six pints of milk will be available ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

College

Pfeiffer men’s soccer win at home over Piedmont

The Pfeiffer men’s soccer team avenged an early season loss to Piedmont by taking a 3-0 win over the Lions in the Falcons home opener ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:43 pm

College

Pfeiffer men’s basketball pushes win streak to four games at Methodist

The Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team won their fourth-straight game on Friday afternoon, downing Methodist 77-71 in a USA South game in Fayetteville. With the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:41 pm

News

STATE: Rail officials have new tool to prevent deaths on train tracks

RALEIGH – A state railroad safety study could save lives by giving officials a better tool to prevent people from getting hit by trains. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06 pm

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education announces classes

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will shift back to a variety of in-person classes in March. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:33 pm

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – Albemarle High players were leaders in basketball

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. Friday, Feb. 18, 1966 Mental Health The long-planned Stanly County Mental Health Clinic ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 3:01 pm

golf

Pfeiffer golf wins Diamondback Invitational

The Pfeiffer University men’s golf team captured their first team tournament win since the 2016 season after firing a 295 on day two of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:28 pm

Butterfly House

Casting For Kids to benefit Butterfly House

The 8th Annual Casting For Kids bass fishing tournament will be 6 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17 at the Alcoa boat landing at Badin Lake. Cost ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:15 pm

Albemarle police reports

Albemarle Police Reports – Feb. 23, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Barry Jay Wainwright, 34, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine at West South Street, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:55 pm

Dean Ridings

DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: Who cares about public notices? You should.

One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:23 am

DOT

STATE: NCDOT conducts first bridge inspection using drone

NAGS HEAD – The N.C. Department of Transportation has another new tool to help make roadways safer: Drones. This week, the Marc Basnight Bridge over ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:39 pm

Brandon Beane

Former South Stanly football coach recovering after heart transplant

One local former football coach and educator joined a small group of people, approximately 5,000 each year worldwide, who have successfully received a new heart. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:59 pm

James "LNDN" London

Albemarle native continues to carve out music career as both performer and recording engineer

It had been about five months since James “LNDN” London last recorded a song. The Albemarle native is not sure why he had stopped — ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:18 pm

Albemarle

Football coaches react to increased capacity for games as season opens

With increased capacity allowed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, high school football coaches are reacting to the news. Albemarle head coach Richard Davis said ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:10 am

COVID-19

Middle school football cancelled in Stanly, other sports to move forward

Middle school football in Stanly County will not be competing this spring along with other team sports, according to a recent decision by Stanly County ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:23 pm

News

NCHSAA reacts to eased restrictions on sporting event attendance

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association issued a statement from Commissioner Que Tucker in response to the easing of restrictions in North Carolina. (see ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:14 pm

Badin Business Park

DEQ returns application for Special Order by Consent to Badin Business Park

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Water Resources (DWR), is returning the Badin Business Park LLC application for a Special Order ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:19 pm

COVID-19

Stanly County receives 1,500 doses of coronavirus vaccine

After inclement weather forced delays in vaccine distribution last week, the health department received two shipments of first doses this week — the 700 that ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:46 pm

COVID-19

STATE: Cooper announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions

As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state will ease some of its ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:09 pm

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Agnes Maske, educator and coach

Agnes Maske grew up in Durham and graduated from Hillside High School in 1957. Later, while a student at North Carolina A&T, she participated in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:22 pm

athletics

Policies for attending Pfeiffer outdoor games announced

Note: The following is a press release from the USA South Athletic Conference. The Presidents of the USA South Athletic Conference have agreed to adjust ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:04 pm

2A playoffs

West Stanly men host Atkins in playoff matchup

For three quarters of Tuesday’s first-round 2A men’s basketball playoff game, the host West Stanly Colts and visiting Atkins Camels played an even match up ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:44 pm

Stanly County Public Library

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Celebrating National Library Lovers Month

Do you love libraries? Do you love reading books about libraries? Did you even know that books about libraries was a thing? I’ve got a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:29 pm

Tiger Woods

NATIONAL: Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries after California car crash

By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in the Los Angeles ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:21 pm

Sports

Pfeiffer golf leads at Diamondback Intercollegiate after one round

Pfeiffer sophomore Kevin Burris is the overall leader and the men’s team stand in first place after finishing round one of the Diamondback Intercollegiate at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:03 pm

News

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Paul Kluttz signed with Dolphins, played with Jets, but career led him to track

Paul Kluttz graduated from West Stanly in 1966. He then went on to be a star athlete at Livingstone College, where he earned numerous honors ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:21 pm