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Stanfield business B.E. Holbrooks continues long tradition of service

With temperatures warming up and the construction season getting busier, more homes and businesses need plumbing and HVAC ... Read more | Add your comment

Family, law enforcement officials remember fallen Oakboro officer

Twenty-five years ago Thursday at 5:13 p.m., tragedy struck the Oakboro Police Department. Damon Smith, a 29-yard old ... Read more | Add your comment

Albemarle installs new playground equipment at Chuck Morehead Park

With the school year winding down, many kids will look for places to play. Fortunately for them, Albemarle ... Read more | Add your comment

North Stanly student works to help others after capturing latest title in South Carolina

Brianna Watson is a 13-year-old seventh grader at North Stanly Middle School. But unlike most teenagers, she’s also ... Read more | Add your comment

B.E. Holbrooks

Stanfield business B.E. Holbrooks continues long tradition of service

With temperatures warming up and the construction season getting busier, more homes and businesses need plumbing and HVAC work. One company which has existed nearly ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Butterfly House Children’s Advocacy Center

Butterfly House spreads child abuse prevention awareness with Butterflies In The Park

With April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Butterfly House Children’s Advocacy Center had to get creative with how to spread awareness. Due to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

Anderson Grove

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1951 – Anderson Grove worships in new church

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  April 13, 1951 Church The congregation of Anderson Grove Baptist Church was to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:05 am

Alcoa

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – North Stanly student wins Alcoa Foundation Scholarship

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, April 12, 1966 Scholarship Susan W. Howell, a senior at North Stanly ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:01 pm

back in the time

SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1981 – Stanly clerk named Outstanding Clerk in North Carolina

SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear.  Tuesday, April 14, 1981 Clerk Rachel Goins, clerk to the Stanly County Board ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:45 pm

Museum of History

N.C. Museum of History reveals ‘Are We There Yet?’ exhibit

The North Carolina Museum of History has announced a new photography exhibit, Are We There Yet? North Carolina’s Variety Vacationland, 1930s–1970s, opening to the public ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:47 pm

Albemarle

South Stanly softball stays perfect with wins

The South Stanly Rebel Bulls posted two wins this week to improve to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in Yadkin Valley Conference play. South traveled to ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:25 am

Colts

West Stanly softball stays undefeated with home win

The West Stanly Colts improved to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in Rocky River Conference play with a 12-1 five-inning home win over Montgomery Central. Jordan ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:58 am

coronavirus

Health Department receives more than 2,300 Pfizer doses

For the first time, the allotment of vaccine doses that arrived in Stanly County this week came exclusively from Pfizer. The county health department received ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:10 am

Dr. Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Was popping the mileage fee balloon a good idea?

There’s a concept in politics called a “trial balloon.” It’s a way to test the support for a policy idea before it is formally proposed. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:08 am

trivia

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the deepest point in Earth’s oceans? 2. COMICS: What is the name of the newspaper in the “Shoe” comic strip? 3. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00 pm

nutrition

County Nutrition Menu – April 19-23, 2021

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, April 15, 2021 3:41 pm

bicycle

STATE: Applications open for bicycle, pedestrian planning grants

 The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities for the 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. The program provides funding for municipalities across the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:22 pm

Edward Jones

J.D. Power ranks Edward Jones highest in investor satisfaction

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:04 pm

Stanly County Chamber of Commerce

Stanly Chamber to host ribbon cutting

Stanly County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of Main Street Inspections, 1241 E. Main St., Albemarle, with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:03 pm

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Spread the news

I saw on a weather website the other day that we are expecting an inch. Can you believe that we might actually see an inch…of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:15 pm

active

91-year-old gardener says ‘being active’ is key to long life

Peggy Burris of Albemarle is a great example of the old adage that age is just a number. Even at 91, Burris leads an active ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:21 am

Badin

Badin Town Council sets public hearings for parking restrictions, budget

Upcoming public hearings for the Badin Town Council will afford citizens the opportunity to speak on several issues. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved a ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:24 am

agriculture

NATIONAL: USDA reopens sign-up for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that signup has reopened for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:03 pm

bat

STATE: Wildlife Resources Commission urges homeowners to check for bats

If you suspect bats may be living in your home, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking that you relocate them responsibility before pup rearing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:50 pm

test

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. SCIENCE: Where is the world’s most active volcano located? 2. TELEVISION: Which 1990s TV drama invented the catchphrase “The truth is out there”? 3. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:56 pm

Gray Stone Day School

Students return to Gray Stone as school switches to Plan B

For the first time in more than a year, students at Gray Stone Day School are now back on campus for in-person learning. The first ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:37 pm

Board of Education

Stanly County Schools discusses moving to Plan A for middle schools during testing

The Stanly County Board of Education Tuesday night passed a motion giving Superintendent Jarrod Dennis the go-ahead to apply for Plan A for sixth through ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:10 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle Police Reports – April 9-13, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Johnny Lee Horton, 40, was arrested for misdemeanor assault on female at South Third Street, Albemarle, April 9. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:48 pm

peeking into the past

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Walter B. Hill

Walter B. Hill was born in Big Lick on Dec. 25, 1888 (or possibly 1891). By 1907, he was working for the Stanly Enterprise newspaper ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:28 pm

D.G. Martin

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Quirky characters save the Hatteras Lighthouse

Do you remember back in 1999 when the Hatteras Lighthouse was moved about 1,000 yards to escape the rising ocean? A happy outcome was not ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:01 pm

County Manager Andy Lucas

SCS had lower teacher turnover than other districts, data shows

While the percentage of teachers who’ve resigned or retired across the state during the last school year increased by about half a percentage point compared ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:27 am