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ELECTION 2020: Political newcomer Ellis challenges Ford for N.C. Senate

As someone who grew up loving politics in an active, politically-involved family, Tarsha Ellis is now running to ... Read more | Add your comment

ELECTION 2020: Ford runs for second term as state senator

After serving out his first term as state senator, Republican Carl Ford, whose District 33 includes Rowan and ... Read more | Add your comment

Army reservist received big homecoming welcome after deployment in Afghanistan

Stanly County American Legion Post 76 recently welcomed home one of its own after a long overseas deployment. ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly’s coronavirus positivity rate falls below state average

For the last several weeks, Stanly County’s coronavirus positivity rate has been one of the highest in the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pfeiffer has no active coronavirus cases for the first time in months

For the first time since mid-August, shortly after the school year began, Pfeiffer University has no active coronavirus cases on campus. Casey Habich, director of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Albemarle Parks & Recreation receives more than $30,000 in CARES funds

Albemarle Parks and Recreation recently received a grant award of $31,220 for supplies and equipment for the remote learning center at the E.E. Waddell Community ... Read more | Add your comment

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Widespread power outage in east side of Albemarle

There is a widespread power outage throughout the east side of Albemarle, according to a Facebook post from the city. The outage is due to ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:46 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

When Dr. Davis Fort passed away in October 2019, the Stanly News & Press ran a wonderful article that shared stories about the impact he ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:48 am

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Obedience

My pastor was traveling last Sunday and asked me to fill in for him. Needless to say, I was excited to have the opportunity. I ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:09 am

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BADIN/PALESTINE NEWS: Residents organize golf cart parade

Badin Presbyterian Pastor Dan Wray invites everyone to indoor Sunday services at 10 a.m. and asks the congregation to wear masks and observe social distancing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:26 am

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AAA: Gas demand drops to lowest level in four months

Gasoline demand has dropped significantly since the beginning of the month, causing averages to steadily decline and keeping pump prices in the Carolinas fairly low. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:10 am

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NEW LONDON NEWS: Resurrection to have gathering

Gathering Resurrection Community Church, 1325 W. Main St., Albemarle, invites women to come out for a fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Social distancing and face ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:13 am

BREAKING NEWS

Woman arrested for two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

After being contacted by FBI officers in Charlotte about a possible child exploitation case a few weeks ago, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, upon further ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, October 26, 2020 3:45 pm

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Uwharrie Players present radio production of “Murder Unlimited”

Murder is afoot in Stanly County — and just in time for Halloween. The Uwharrie Players recently finished recording a new production, “Murder Unlimited,” which ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, October 26, 2020 11:07 am

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Albemarle Police Reports – Oct. 22-25, 2020

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Michael Shane Taylor, 45, was arrested on felony charge of possession of methamphetamine at 720 NC Highway 24-27 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:37 am

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SCS launches new agricultural program at South Stanly High School

Stanly County Schools (SCS) has continued to expand its vocational choices for students, which includes a new program which started this semester at South Stanly ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:11 am

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SNAP BACK IN TIME – This Week in 1980, 1965, 1950

Editor’s Note: In honor of its 140th anniversary, The SNAP will offer a glimpse at events of 40 years ago and beyond. Tuesday, Oct. 21, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:10 am

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Richard Nixon and Pfeiffer

Richard Nixon served for eight years as vice president under our 34th President Dwight Eisenhower. After losing to John Kennedy in the 1960 election to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 8:34 am

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Zac Brown joins West Stanly baseball, basketball coaching staffs

A former West Stanly baseball standout will get the chance in the winter and spring to wear his old high school colors again, this time ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:03 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Efird seeks another term

Rusty Efird, who works for a commercial docking door company, was born in Albemarle, and has lived in Locust most of his life, having graduated ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:29 pm

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Stanly pageant standout suffers traumatic injury in golf cart accident

Families both in and out of the local pageant community have shown their support over the last few days for a former queen who suffered ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 2:19 pm

Albemarle Parks and Recreation

City to host ribbon cutting for walking routes

The City of Albemarle will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Downtown Walking Routes at 10 a.m. Thursday at YMCA Park, 427 N. 1st ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:01 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Fletcher says council works well together

A candidate for election to the Locust City Council has been as far away as the Far East in his professional career. Harry Fletcher, one ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:01 am

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: North Carolina’s Godfather

Does North Carolina have a godfather? We would not want our godfather to be anything like Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who is called “El ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:56 am

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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An example of what an elected official should be

The decision to serve as an elected official should not be made lightly. To do the job correctly, one needs to, by nature, be a ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:39 am

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ELECTION 2020: Locust native wants to continue to serve

One current member of the Locust City Council seeking reelection is completing his third term on the council. Mike Haigler, who is running with incumbents ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:25 am

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ELECTION 2020: Baucom touts experience

One of the four incumbents seeking reelection to the four seats available on the Locust City Council has lived in Stanly for more than 40 ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:19 am

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ELECTION 2020: Sims spot on Locust council

Four incumbents are vying for four seats available on the Locust City Council in the November election, but one newcomer looks to make his mark ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:28 am

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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be heard this election

“You matter. Be heard.” That’s the message of Tarsha Ellis, running for our NC Senate District 33. Having worked her way up through the parent ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:13 am

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Voting for this great country

After living for almost four years with the present administration, I voted for the great democratic republic that our country was and can still be. ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:24 am

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Free prostate cancer screenings to be offered

Free prostate cancer screenings, hosted by the Levine Cancer Institute, will be available at the John P. Murray Community Care Clinic from 9 a.m. to ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:37 pm