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Albemarle City Council approves budget, tax increase and electric decrease

By Shannon Beamon Staff Writer Albemarle residents can expect property taxes to go up and electric rates to ... Read more | Add your comment

Teen left home, missing

By Ritchie Starnes News Editor A 17-year-old girl ran away from home with only the clothes on her ... Read more | Add your comment

Cooper students perform recital

Piano, voice and organ students of Anne Cooper presented their spring recital May 20 at Central United Methodist ... Read more | Add your comment

Chinese policy trickles down to Stanly

By Shannon Beamon, Staff Writer New international policies are affecting local recycling costs. By the end of July, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Chinese policy trickles down to Stanly

New international policies are affecting local recycling costs. By the end of July, every municipality that offers curbside recycling in Stanly County will dish out ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

Columns

A father’s love

Jean Andersen is the mother of 31-year-old Sam and wife of Dale. Sam is the youngest of their seven children. He was injured at age 19 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Sports

Albemarle sophomore repeats as state track champ

When she won the 300-meter hurdles as a freshman last season, Albemarle’s Taniqua Knight was new on the high school track scene. Winning that title, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

Crystal Cockman: The Fiber of Our Lives

The LandTrust for Central NC recently closed on a donated conservation easement with Barry and Angela McSwain of Norwood. They protected their 183-acre farm located ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Sports

Football players get chance to shine at North Stanly camp

St. Andrews University conducts football combine at North Stanly Potential football players from the county and around the area converged on North Stanly High School ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

New London Town Commission approves budget

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Toby Thorpe, for the SNAP A public hearing for and approval of the town’s fiscal year 2018-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Local farm to host first blackberry festival, barbecue fundraiser

One local farm has plans to start a new annual tradition with a festival celebrating the blackberry. Almond Farms will host its first Blackberry Festival ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

NCDOT seeks input on Regional Impact and Division Needs priorities

North Carolinians are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday to express their opinions about which regional and local transportation projects in the five-county NCDOT ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Miss Stanly County

Mom’s motivation keeps Miss Stanly focused as she leaves for Miss North Carolina Pageant

Miss Stanly County Megan Frick, Miss Stanly County’s Outstanding Teen Mackenzie Page and other pageant representatives will soon be off to Raleigh for their respective ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Stanly

McSwain moves to role at YMCA

Stanly County Family YMCA Executive Director George Crooker did not have to look far or long to find a new financial development director. Crooker announced ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Foundation presents grant for Pfeiffer camp

The Stanly County Community Foundation has awarded Pfeiffer University with a $10,000 grant to fund STEM for Girls!, an immersive camp for 25 female students ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

De-annexation opposition swells, bill in jeopardy

As resistance mounts against N.C. Rep. Justin Burr’s proposed de-annexation legislation, his efforts to get the bill passed are sputtering. Burr’s added language to Senate ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

East Side mourns fallen firefighter

What began as a tough week for members of the East Side Volunteer Fire Department, gets harder today. East Side firefighters are braced to bury ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

Stanly Community College students prepare to qualify for world event

Two engineering students from Stanly Community College head to Louisville, Kentucky, this month for the SkillsUSA National Competition. Both Ryan Hittepole and Curt Love will ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Commissioners present 2018-19 budget

By Charles Curcio Sports Editor Monday’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners included a public hearing to allow citizens to express concerns about ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Stanly Community College

Organizations showcase child artwork

By Shannon Beamon Staff Writer Whether it’s a finger painting on the fridge, or a construction paper chain on a window, or a cardboard critter ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sandy Selvy-Mullis.

News

Business adopts ‘New Attitude’ about the impossible

Erika Hogan never says never anymore. It’s a surprisingly sour little word, and she’s had to swallow it too many times. “Particularly with this business,” ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

Maness family establishes SCC scholarship

The Stanly Community College Foundation announces the establishment of the Charlotte Freeman Maness Scholarship. Maness has been a supporter of Stanly Community College for many ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Student continues interests in agriculture at N.C. State

Casey Lemons recently completed her first year as a TeachAg ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University. As a ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Parkers Grove plans vacation Bible school

Monday through Wednesday, Parkers Grove will have vacation Bible school from 5-7 p.m. All children and adults are invited to come and take part. Bible ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

McSwains conserve land along Pee Dee River

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina has announced the conservation of the Barry E. McSwain Farm in Stanly County. This pastoral property is 183 acres ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Opinion

The Extension Corner: Handling anger

Kacie HatleyBy Kacie Hatley, for the SNAP How do you handle your anger? Everyone is born with the capacity to feel anger. Our culture may ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Stanly County

Commissioners approve solar farm amendments

By Charles Curcio Sports Editor At Monday’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, the board wrapped up a public hearing and made two ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sandy Selvy-Mullis.

News

Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie named a Hospice Honors Elite recipient

Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Benefit planned for Speight

The May 27 worship service at Palestine United Methodist Church was led by Pastor Kevin McCormac. The title of his message was “Remembering” and scripture ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Ridgecrest hears ‘Unforeseen Love: Resurrection’

May 13, the message, “Diligence in the Word,” was presented by Larry Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from II Timothy 2:14-26. The Old Testament reading ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Stanly County

Stanly County Schools announces staff changes

Less than a week after the final day of classes, many principals and administrators already find themselves preparing to head to new homes within the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sandy Selvy-Mullis.

Opinion

Seen in the rain

Rain up here is different than out on the coast. Out there, you see, the rain has nowhere to go. When it falls, it just ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.