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BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press


ADDC, Parks & Rec preview Halloween plans

The City of Albemarle has changed its plans for a series of events during October. Main Street Manager Joy Almond told downtown businesses in an ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:08 pm


Warrior Jace Foundation to raise funds through tournament

Jace Thompson continues to have an impact in the community. Thompson, who died at age 5 in 2018 of an inoperable pediatric brain cancer called ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:00 pm


Couple die following moped collision with van

An Albemarle couple died after a van hit the moped they were riding Saturday night. Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Phillips said Joshua Burleson, 29, of ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:11 pm



BJ DRYE COLUMN: Celebrating in a grand way

Sunday is National Grandparents Day. Each one of my grandparents had a different impact on me, and each one saw me go through a different ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:57 am

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Stanly Health Foundation is ready for a new year

In a year dominated by headlines of COVID-19, many people are counting down the days until the next calendar begins. One local organization is banking ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:49 am


Fisherman drowns at Badin Lake

A fisherman drowned in Badin Lake Thursday afternoon. Michael Hegwood, 71, of Concord fell off the side of the boat he was in and drowned ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:44 pm


Love, speaking of brother’s death: ‘Things don’t add up’

Freddie Love has been on a kidney transplant list for going on three weeks. On Aug. 27, a person he had hoped would match as ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, September 7, 2020 1:38 pm



BJ DRYE COLUMN: Serving community interests is not easy

Staying neutral seems to always be a work in progress. Some news organizations lean left, some lean right, some claim to be “fair and balanced,” ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:41 am


Hunt retires after lengthy career with APD

David Hunt has traded in his firearm for his family. Not many people can say they retired at 48, but Hunt is now experiencing that. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:24 am


Couple together until the end

Ted and Carolyn Burleson were married for more than 73 years. And last Sunday, they left this world much like they spent their life: together. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:13 am

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