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TCA graduates 112 cadets in 6th ceremony

Class 50 of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy marks the sixth graduating class at the New London facility. At ... Read more | Add your comment

Siblings from across the pond find each other after 55 years

Before the internet, the business of reuniting family members long separated by adoptions, history or other reasons was ... Read more | Add your comment

Storm cleanup, damage assessment underway

As the state’s death toll from Florence climbed to 27 on Wednesday, residents in waterlogged Stanly County pushed forward. ... Read more | Add your comment

Dogs assemble to help Albemarle business owner

Stanly’s canine community plans to lend a paw to one of its two-legged friends this weekend. On Saturday, ... Read more | Add your comment

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SCC president named finalist for other college job

Stanly Community College’s president is among four finalists interviewing for the head of a larger school in Winston-Salem. John Enamait has made the final cut ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

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Stanly Board has public hearing for grant, approves budget amendment

In an abbreviated special meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners Monday night, the board had three items on its agenda. The first was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Sports

South Stanly volleyball outlasts Gray Stone in five sets

Having surpassed the midway point of the Yadkin Valley Conference regular-season schedule, the South Stanly Rebel Bulls volleyball team took to its home court Thursday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

Mike Walden Column: How does North Carolina compare on incentives?

The use of financial incentives to attract new businesses is a controversial topic in most states, including North Carolina. The debates might get more heated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Suspect steals bag of cash, laptop

The owner of the Goody Shop Cafe was robbed behind his restaurant before opening Friday morning. As Hugh Wainwright parked his car behind the Goody ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

Commission reminds hunters of tree stand safety guidelines

As deer season ramps up, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand. “Tree stand accidents ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Reagan Efird: Early College students enjoy new sports rule

As of this school year, Stanly Early College students are able to play sports at the traditional high schools. Wherever the student would have gone ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Runners will gather to help American Red Cross hurricane relief

Hurricane Florence left a mess in the Carolinas, including plenty of damage to Stanly, Anson and Montgomery counties. Vac & Dash, in conjunction with the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

McKenzie Horne: Gray Stone class presents a new learning approach

The AP Physics students at Gray Stone Day School took an unconventional approach to studying physics on Aug. 28. During class, students headed to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Former Comet has big season in minor league baseball

An osprey is a bird of prey which often lives in the western part of North America whose primary source of food is fish. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

The Extension Corner — Cooking for crowds: A food safety program

Are you serving food at a church potluck, annual fundraiser, or community event? Do you know if this food has been prepared and handled safely? ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Stanfield councilors stand by subdivision ordinance

Two residential developers will have to rethink their plans if they want to pursue projects in Stanfield. Each had hoped to construct a cluster of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

Columns

Harristown News: Daughter carries on mother’s column

My name is Johnnie Harris and I will be writing the news for our community. I have some big shoes to fill as I take ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Charlotte Symphony to perform in Stanly

First Bank and Corning, with the Stanly County Arts Council, present the Charlotte Symphony in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Stanly County Agri-Civic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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ADDC postpones Brew U scheduled for tonight

An event that was scheduled for tonight had to be postponed. Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation (ADDC) will now present Brew U, an event for local ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Doug Creamer Column: Helping neighbors in the wake of Florence

I am sitting at my computer looking out my window at a hummingbird at the feeder. It is a welcome sight after the wild weather ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Albemarle Lions cook up food and fellowship

There are a lot of things people take for granted. A glass of clean water, a steaming meal, the gleam of an electric lightbulb. But ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

Tarheel ChalleNGe cadets attend Page program

Cadets from the New London campus of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Class 50 recently participated in the Governors Page Program. The cadets were selected based ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

North soccer’s unbeaten streak reaches four with home win

The friendly confines of R.N. Jeffery Stadium have been good for the North Stanly men’s soccer team in the 2018 season. After opening the season ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

Martha Dennis: Church collection for SCCM is Sunday

Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church There were no church services scheduled for Sept. 16 due to the hazardous weather our area was experiencing. The Little Red ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

State sees surge in malicious email

NC DIT reminds email users to eye electronic communications closely Raleigh, N.C. – Malicious emails sent to the state of North Carolina increased more than ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Stanly County Concert Association presents new season

The Stanly County Concert Association’s 2018-2019 season kicks off Sept. 29 with the Annie Moses Band at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. “The Stanly County Concert Association ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

#ThrowbackThursday — The first woman to serve on a Stanly County jury

During the November 1946 election in North Carolina, a state constitutional amendment passed making women eligible to serve on a jury. On Monday, Feb. 3, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Sarah White: Organizers reschedule concert, yard sale

West Stanly Senior Center September Schedule Volunteers are needed at the front desk Monday through Friday. Check with Judy at 704-781-5470 for times and info. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Dry receives certifications

Mark Dry, of Dun-Rite Cleaners, has been awarded the Certified Professional Dry Cleaner award from the Certified Professional Dry Cleaner, CPD. He was also named ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Let’s keep Stanly beautiful

Stanly County is a beautiful place to live and work, but we have a litter problem. Research has shown that litter attracts litter. When an ... Read more | Add your comment

by SNAP Letters.

College

Big second half sparks Pfeiffer to 4-2 women’s soccer win

The Pfeiffer University women’s soccer team used a big second half to erase a one goal deficit on their way to a 4-2 non-conference win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Uwharrie Running, YMCA to host 5K run/walk for Hurricane Florence relief

Hurricane Florence left a mess in the Carolinas, including plenty of damage to Stanly, Anson and Montgomery County. Vac & Dash, in conjunction with the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.