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SCS Board votes to require masking in schools

There were few empty seats at the Stanly County school board meeting Tuesday night. More than 100 people, ... Read more | Add your comment

West Stanly athletes named to All-Rocky River Conference teams

Many athletes wearing the kelly green and gold of West Stanly High School were named to their sports’ ... Read more | Add your comment

$100 Summer Cards now offered at COVID-19 vaccine clinic

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has increased the amount of the Summer Card program from ... Read more | Add your comment

West Stanly wins RRC Wells Fargo Conference Cup

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the winners of the Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

SCS Board votes to require masking in schools

There were few empty seats at the Stanly County school board meeting Tuesday night. More than 100 people, almost all without masks and several of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

All-Conference

West Stanly athletes named to All-Rocky River Conference teams

Many athletes wearing the kelly green and gold of West Stanly High School were named to their sports’ respective All-Conference teams in the 2020-21 academic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Locust

LOCUST NEWS: Bingo returns to West Stanly Senior Center

Farmers Market There has been an increase in the number of vendors at Locust Farmers Market this summer. The market is open every Thursday through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 5:57 pm

sheriff's office

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – July 29-Aug. 2, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Eric Michael Smith, 41, was arrested for eight counts of felony surrender by surety at South Third ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:53 pm

Dr. Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Should wage and price controls be brought back?

Fifty years ago, I was sitting in a summer school class studying microeconomics. I had just switched my major from architecture to economics. In order ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 3:47 pm

Jersey Mike's

Jersey Mike’s sub shop coming to Locust

In addition to a new Starbucks set to come to Locust, the sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s is also opening a sub shop, according to city ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:30 pm

Albemarle

With COVID cases rising, Albemarle brings back indoor mask mandate for city employees, visitors

The city of Albemarle reinstated a mask mandate for all employees and visitors inside public buildings or if they cannot adequately maintain six feet of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:31 am

Sara Hahn

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: A few reads thanks to BookPage

If you’re like myself and the avid library users we adore, you’re always looking for your next great read. This month, I’d like to highlight ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:20 am

Community

BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Palestine continues VBS

Palestine UMC Vacation Bible school is underway this week through Aug. 6. Dinner will be served nightly at 5:30. All ages are invited. The church ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:36 am

#Albemarle Police Department

Albemarle Police Reports – July 27-Aug. 1, 2021

Albemarle Police reports the following activity: Dmarius Obrian Allen, 30, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce at Morningside Avenue/Amhurst ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:26 am

Battle of Swift Island Bridge

Bramlett discusses history behind the Battle of Swift Island Bridge

There have been many epic battles in U.S. history, forever etched in American legend: The Battles of Lexington and Concord, The Battle of Gettysburg and ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:13 am

Albemarle

Falcons Nite Out to show Pfeiffer facility, downtown businesses

Pfeiffer University, in partnership with the City of Albemarle and Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation, invites the community to join alumni and friends for Falcons Nite ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9:46 am

Ashley HomeStore

Ashley HomeStore opens in Albemarle

A national furniture store chain has arrived in Albemarle, with the opening of an Ashley HomeStore last Thursday. The 23,000-square-foot store opened off N.C. Highway ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 4:04 pm

Stanly County Family YMCA

Bigger named membership/marketing director of YMCA

Kelley Bigger, who has led the Stanly County Family YMCA as the youth and family director for the past 26 years, will be taking her ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 2, 2021 3:28 pm

softball

West Stanly players sweep 2021 All-Stanly News & Press Softball Team

The 2021 softball season saw two teams continue to dominate their respective conferences and reach their respective state finals series. West Stanly finished a perfect ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, August 2, 2021 2:25 pm

Harvard University

Albemarle planner to attend graduate school at Harvard this fall

After spending almost three years with the city of Albemarle, Ellie Sheild, who works in the planning department, will soon be leaving to pursue a ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 1:57 pm

Stanly County Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: Golf tournament spots limited

It is time for the Chamber’s annual golf tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 18. The tournament will be held at Piney Point Golf ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 2, 2021 12:12 pm

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Board elects new leadership

On Thursday the board of Commissioners of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission elected Monty R. Crump, of Richmond County, as the new chairman of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:20 am

lottery

Mecklenburg County man snags $1 million Mega Millions prize

Matthew Simmons of Charlotte became the latest North Carolinian to collect a big Mega Millions prize Thursday when he picked up a $1 million prize. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:15 am

News

Stanly’s unemployment rate ticks back up to 4.5 percent in June

Stanly County’s unemployment rate for June ticked back up to 4.5 percent, according to new county-specific data from the state’s Department of Commerce, which was ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:00 am

Badin Lake

New Sheriff’s boat for Badin Lake launched at boating safety event

With the summer boating season well underway, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has a new addition to its fleet. A new lake patrol boat was ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:32 am

Antonio Williams

Former Comet continues to expand interest with new E-sports squad

Former North Stanly football star Antonio Williams is a proven winner. From his days setting records as a Comet through the college ranks and now ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, July 30, 2021 2:51 pm

COVID-19

Covid cases in Stanly have risen more than 780 percent since beginning of July

New coronavirus cases are rising at a rapid pace in Stanly County as vaccination rates continue to stall. Through Thursday, the county had reported 106 ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:11 pm

News

Pfeiffer University discharges student debt for more than 225 students

More than 225 students at Pfeiffer University have had their school debts eliminated, university administrators announced Thursday. About $425,000 in unpaid tuition and fees were ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:15 am

Betty Rae McCain

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Lessons from famous and ordinary people

What North Carolinians would you most like to be subject to a new biography? People whose lives are lessons or inspirations? My suggestions include the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:30 am

News

STATE: Free deer hunting, processing webinars offered in September

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Federation will offer two free online hunting-related webinars this fall. “Introduction to Deer Hunting” will be held on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:30 am

economic

STATE: Income from NC food, fiber and forestry industries grows

By Dee Shore, NC State University North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains strong, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. New numbers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:14 am