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Toby Thorpe, Author at The Stanly News & Press

N.C. Cooperative Extension

Ag Extension has new staff members

Created to develop prosperity for all North Carolinians through research-based agricultural, food and 4-H programs, the NC Agricultural Extension service relies on its local staff ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Monday, October 4, 2021 11:40 am

Mike Thompson

Thompson remembered by friends

Norwood resident Mike Thompson, who passed recently at age 66 of COVID-19 complications, was never one to seek accolades or bring attention to himself. But ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:44 pm


Albemarle approves vaccine incentives, development

Working through a Tuesday agenda heavy on public hearings, Albemarle City Council approved plans for two subdivisions, a map amendment and an annexation. In addition, ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:06 am


Truck damages downtown Albemarle building

An accident at approximately 12:45 p.m. Wednesday resulted in extensive property damage to a building at 126 E. Main St., Albemarle. The building, owned by ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, August 27, 2021 8:37 am

Anson County

Waisner retires after long Parks & Rec career

After 25 years as parks and recreation director, Stanly native Jeff Waisner retired in July and was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, August 13, 2021 12:07 pm


Stanly County Jeepfest benefits first responders

Around 35 Jeeps, some showroom-clean and others splattered in mud, were on exhibit last weekend at Sun Plaza Car Wash and Quick Lube, as the ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:54 pm

Albemarle Rotary Club

Albemarle Rotary Club installs officers

“Our club is in great shape moving ahead,” outgoing Albemarle Rotary President Jan Goetz said before yielding the gavel at a recent club meeting. The ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:23 pm

Ken Furr

Chopper recovery, reunion brings closure to Vietnam veterans

Valentine’s Day brought nothing resembling sweetness to U.S. troops stationed in Tay Ninh province in South Vietnam in 1969. And for surviving members of a ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:36 pm

Atrium Health

Benefit to take place July 10 for 35-year-old, children

Hollie Craig’s life took a drastic turn on June 5 when the 35-year-old nursing facility employee suffered a cardiac arrest. “The cause of the cardiac ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, July 2, 2021 3:39 pm


Public comment policy generates heat at School Board meeting

The Stanly County Board of Education turned heated quickly on Wednesday night when two persons who had registered to speak during the public comment portion ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, July 1, 2021 5:35 am

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