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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

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... 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.


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.


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

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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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

Golden LEAF Foundation

SCC students receive Golden LEAF scholarships

Students from Stanly Community College (SCC) recently received Golden LEAF scholarships through the North Carolina Community College System. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program is designed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:10 pm


Two Stanly baseball teams qualify for 2021 state playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the pairings for this season’s high school baseball state playoffs. Two Stanly teams qualified for the postseason, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, June 14, 2021 1:11 pm


Badin receives 14-acre donation for new waterfront park

A new, proposed waterfront park in Badin is one step closer to reality. The Town of Badin celebrated the formal donation of 14 acres of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 12:08 pm

Letter to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We want to be good neighbors

We appreciate the comments at the hearing about the mine property. We will do everything to address concerns and see if our efforts to do ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Monday, June 14, 2021 11:08 am

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: A new adventure

The dream to write has been a driving force in my life. Each time I sit down to write my column I am excited by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 10:30 am


PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Second Presbyterian Church

The Second Presbyterian Church of Albemarle was founded Sept. 22, 1940. For the first few years the members met in what was known as Napier’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 14, 2021 8:54 am


2 Stanly residents receive N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock scholarships

Twenty-six North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2021 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. Marcie Harward and Mattie ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:11 pm

Eagle Scout

Scout earns Eagle honor, enhances Stanfield playground

Colin Talero, a member of the BSA Troop 202 and a resident of Stanfield, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:48 pm


Stanly County roundabout work starts soon

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will soon start a $1.3 million project to build two roundabouts. The first will be built at Ridge Street and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:25 pm


Four North Carolinians 18 and older to win $1 million for getting vaccine

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Roy Cooper announced $4 Million Summer Cash and College ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:27 pm

Longleaf Commitment Program

New Longleaf Commitment program will help make SCC more affordable for students

Most students will find Stanly Community College more affordable with the announcement recently of the new Longleaf Commitment by Gov. Roy Cooper. Using federal COVID-19 ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:13 pm