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Stanly nominees receive State PBL honors

Two Stanly County community leaders received special recognition at the 2021 North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State ... Read more | Add your comment

Uwharrie District conducts Pinewood Derby

The Cub and Webelo Scouts of the Uwharrie District had their annual District Pinewood Derby on April 17 at ... Read more | Add your comment

Multiple departments respond to downtown Badin fire

Multiple fire departments responded to a Thursday afternoon fire in downtown Badin. The fire was at 38 Falls ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly County grew by about 1 percent from 2019 to 2020

Stanly County grew by .095 percent from 2019 to 2020, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show. The county ... Read more | Add your comment

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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.

Covid

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.

Stanly County Sheriff's Report

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – April 28-May 4, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Emanuel Lamont Clark Allen, 24, was arrested for misdemeanor assault on female at Doody Avenue, Norwood, April ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:54 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle names new finance director

City of Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris has appointed Jacob Weavil as the city’s new finance director. Weavil will assume his new role for the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:40 pm

Albemarle

Aspen Dental office to open in Albemarle

Aspen Dental is planning to open in Albemarle in the coming months at the corner of Henson Street and N.C. Highway 24-27, according to Economic ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:05 pm

Nutrition Menu

County Nutrition Menu – May 10-14, 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, May 6, 2021 2:56 pm

Oakboro

Official confirms tornado hit Oakboro

Heavy storms and winds along with a brief tornado caused damage Monday in the Oakboro area. According to Stanly County Emergency Services Director Brian Simpson, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:20 am

News

South Stanly softball continues to advance in state playoffs

In a typical high school softball season, conference opponents see each other twice in the regular season and up to two times in the postseason. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:49 pm

Colts

West Stanly softball reaches Elite Eight with road win

The No. 8 seeded Colts handed the Panthers the team’s first loss of the season while staying undefeated with a 9-1 win. Jordan Hatch earned ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:44 pm

Albemarle Police

Medical examiners identify body found at Sagebrush demolition site

The identity of the body found last week at the Sagebrush Steakhouse demolition site has been identified. Albemarle Police Department said the N.C. chief medical ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:35 pm

Chicken

COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Simple Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Editor’s Note: Let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles. Email bj.drye@stanlynewspress.com with recipes and a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:15 pm

New London

New London mine owners apply for new mining permit

A gold mine in New London may open up again as soon as this November. Boulder Associates LLC has applied to the state’s Division of ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:50 pm

peeking into the past

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Prince Furr and His Nehi Orchestra

Prince Furr, a machinist in the local mills in Albemarle, taught his son Belvin to play the fiddle in 1921. The next year his son ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:46 pm

Richfield

Town denies permit request by Richfield UMC for kitchen renovations

After much discussion in public and private sessions, the town of Richfield formally notified Richfield United Methodist Church of its decision regarding a permit application. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:38 pm

Board of Education

Community members speak out against masks, lack of in-person learning at Stanly school board meeting

Several residents voiced their concerns Tuesday night during the Board of Education meeting about the lack of in-person learning in high schools and the mask ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:59 pm

Stanly County Sheriff's Office

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – April 22-27, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Keith Covington, 41, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, misdemeanor simple ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:50 pm

#Albemarle Police Department

Albemarle Police Reports – May 1-4, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Shannon Shantae Good, 35, was arrested for misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun at Grigg Street, Albemarle, May ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:35 am

COVID-19

Health Department encourages community to spread word about 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

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:25 am

CPNI

Residents discuss Norwood’s present, future during workshop with nonprofit

When driving south along U.S. Highway 52, what’s the first obvious sign or landmark telling you that you’ve arrived in Norwood? That was one of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:39 pm

librarian

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: A new look at literacy

As a children and youth services librarian, early literacy and instilling a love for literature to children at a young age has always been an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:07 pm

bull riding

Publicist: Randy Travis will not perform at bull riding event, may not show up

A bull riding event scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Stanly County Fairgrounds promoted that Randy Travis and his brother Ricky Traywick would perform. ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:57 pm

Albemarle

Townsend receives SCC’s Outstanding Alumni Award

Before official business was conducted during Monday evening’s Albemarle City Council meeting, one council member was recognized for his decades of public service by his ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:31 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle’s proposed budget reduces tax rate to 61 cents

Albemarle residents will see a tax decrease if the proposed city budget passes. The 2021-2022 proposed annual city budget recommends the property tax rate be ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:22 pm

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: Wildlife Commission approves 2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

At its business meeting last week, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission approved season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2021-22 waterfowl, webless migratory game ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:51 pm

Harristown

HARRISTOWN NEWS: New Hope plans ordination service

As the state continues to relax restrictions let us remain vigilant. Don’t become slack in following basic safety precautions. Wash your hands often. Cover your ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:11 am

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Listening

I thought spring had arrived and was planning to stay, but last weekend Mother Nature reminded us that she can be fickle. My wife keeps ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:01 am

Albemarle police reports

Albemarle Police Reports – April 30, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Billy Orrin Eison, 35, was arrested for misdemeanor assault with deadly weapon at East Main Street, Albemarle, April ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:01 am