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Chris Miller, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

COVID-19

SCS Board votes to require masking in schools

There were few empty seats at the Stanly County school board meeting Tuesday night. More than 100 people, almost all without masks and several of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:36 pm

Jersey Mike's

Jersey Mike’s sub shop coming to Locust

In addition to a new Starbucks set to come to Locust, the sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s is also opening a sub shop, according to city ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:30 pm

Albemarle

With COVID cases rising, Albemarle brings back indoor mask mandate for city employees, visitors

The city of Albemarle reinstated a mask mandate for all employees and visitors inside public buildings or if they cannot adequately maintain six feet of ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:31 am

Battle of Swift Island Bridge

Bramlett discusses history behind the Battle of Swift Island Bridge

There have been many epic battles in U.S. history, forever etched in American legend: The Battles of Lexington and Concord, The Battle of Gettysburg and ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:13 am

Ashley HomeStore

Ashley HomeStore opens in Albemarle

A national furniture store chain has arrived in Albemarle, with the opening of an Ashley HomeStore last Thursday. The 23,000-square-foot store opened off N.C. Highway ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 4:04 pm

Harvard University

Albemarle planner to attend graduate school at Harvard this fall

After spending almost three years with the city of Albemarle, Ellie Sheild, who works in the planning department, will soon be leaving to pursue a ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 1:57 pm

News

Stanly’s unemployment rate ticks back up to 4.5 percent in June

Stanly County’s unemployment rate for June ticked back up to 4.5 percent, according to new county-specific data from the state’s Department of Commerce, which was ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:00 am

COVID-19

Covid cases in Stanly have risen more than 780 percent since beginning of July

New coronavirus cases are rising at a rapid pace in Stanly County as vaccination rates continue to stall. Through Thursday, the county had reported 106 ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:11 pm

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer strongly encourages but will not require students, staff to get vaccinated

With colleges and universities across the country making decisions regarding whether to impose vaccine mandates for the upcoming school year, Pfeiffer University, as of now, will ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:55 pm

animal protective services

‘It’s really superhero stuff’: Animal Protective Services works to ensure animals are cared for, find long-term homes

Since Animal Control was placed under the jurisdiction of the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office last November, there has been an increased emphasis on finding the ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:40 am

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