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COLUMN: Make Facebook and Google pay for local news, just like you

If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy at a local retailer, you pay for the news and information you receive ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Reports.

PFEIFFER COLUMN: Reflections during Pentecost

To the Pfeiffer University community — especially our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and citizens of Stanly County: I write this evening in order to offer ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

SCS, Gray Stone respond to social media posts

Editor’s Note: Stanly County Schools and Gray Stone Day School made separate online posts Wednesday regarding offensive posts by students following a week of protests ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.


In a recent newspaper I noticed the School Board’s budget request and approval. ( https://www.thesnaponline.com/2020/05/17/school-board-approves-15-6-million-request/ ) Every year they had to beg for money. Why? A ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Same library, new features

If it’s been a while since you’ve been inside the Public Library, you aren’t alone. After being closed to the public for nearly a month, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: The wife of Jesus: The North Carolina connection

Did Jesus find a wife in North Carolina? The answer is yes. But the story is fictional, and the North Carolina connection is complicated. Sue ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: County opening for business

The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of the county’s reopening process. We have been and continue to answer questions, provide ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.


My wife and I love gardening. I focus on planting and growing the vegetable garden. She loves to create planters with beautiful plant combinations. She ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City needs to help areas that flood

For years U.S. Highway 52 has flooded with nothing being done to end the problem. I guess it’s more important to have sidewalks near Walmart ... Read more

2 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Taking a punch

“And he can take a punch.” A former colleague was describing John Gleeson, who popped into the news recently when U.S. District Judge Emmet G. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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