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Former West standout named SAC’s Man of the Year

The South Atlantic Conference named Mars Hill University baseball player Zac Brown its 2017-18 Man of the Year ... Read more | Add your comment

Hoops Unlimited celebrates 25 years

The location of the annual Hoops Unlimited basketball camps may have changed over the years, but many things ... Read more | Add your comment

New development could add 172 houses to Locust

A major subdivision could be on its way to Locust. Meritage Homes — a developer with about seven ... Read more | Add your comment

Police ID jewelry store theft suspect

Surveillance photos along with the help of the community and surrounding law enforcement agencies helped Albemarle police identity ... Read more | Add your comment

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Letters to the Editor

Animal Control doing great job

I would like to take a minute to recognize the Stanly County Animal Control personnel. They are doing such a wonderful job trying to find ... Read more | Add your comment

by SNAP Letters.

News

“I couldn’t stop shaking” Concord woman says of $100,634 Cash 5 jackpot

Dana Dysart of Concord said she was in shock after winning Sunday’s $100,634 Cash 5 jackpot. “I thought I was going to die in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

LARRY PENKAVA COLUMN: Memories of Memorial Swimming Pool

By Larry Penkava, for the SNAP “Mama, I need a quarter.” “I gave it to your brother.” “Well, we’re leaving. The bus should be on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Badin Council hears from Retail Strategies

Badin council members heard from a retail advisory business about opportunities available for the town to expand its business possibilities. Retail Strategies of Birmingham has ... Read more | Add your comment

by Imari Scarbrough.

News

Norwood Council receives audit report, names finance officer

Norwood Town Commissioners heard an audit report on the town’s finances for the 2016-17 fiscal year, received updates on a number of projects and named ... Read more | Add your comment

by Toby Thorpe.

News

Several municipal seats remain open

Municipal filings are picking up, especially in Norwood where opposition is growing. As Friday’s noon deadline for filing approaches, plenty of municipal seats remain open ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

County honored for data management, reporting 

Stanly County’s success with data-driven management and reporting has earned the local government with an award. For its success, the International City/County Management Association awarded ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

Sports

Stanly teams compete in Dixie Softball state tourneys

This past weekend, Scotland County and the city of Laurinburg played host to the opening of the 2018 Dixie Youth Softball state tournaments. A number ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Health department receives grant

The Stanly County Health Department was awarded a Community Health Grant for $150,000. “We are pleased to receive this grant as it will allow us ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Butterfly House

Local stars learn to dance for benefit of children, Butterfly House

By Marina Shankle, for the SNAP Stanly County locals Cindy Thompson, Jeremy Forsythe and Joel Laster have banded together to form a dance trio for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Two SCC students will represent U.S. at WorldSkills in Russia

Two students from Stanly Community College are heading to Kazan, Russia, in August 2019 to represent the United States at the WorldSkills Mechatronics Competition. WorldSkills ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Retirement prompts closure of electrical business

For the next couple of weeks the Hatleys will be extending their gratitude before bidding goodbye after more than 30 years in business. Hatley’s Electrical ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

Columns

ROGER THOMAS COLUMN: The best films of the first half of 2018

Once again, we are reached the end of the first half of a year. Six months have passed and six more are to come. Over ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Grant offsets financial hardship for SCC students

Community college students faced with financial hardship should benefit from a new grant program. Thursday Gov. Roy Cooper announced the Finish Line Grants program to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Tomato Palooza to bring out best of garden season

Tomato Palooza will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday to celebrate and show off the best of the best tomatoes. The event is open to ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Columns

TOBY THORPE COLUMN: Carter’s story is inspirational, yet sobering

Somewhere along the line, I had missed this one. I’ve always been interested in anything involving Stanly County — its towns, its institutions, its land ... Read more | Add your comment

by Toby Thorpe.

News

Comets’ DT ends recruiting frenzy, opts for Wolfpack

The collegiate courtship of North Stanly’s defensive tackle C.J. Clark appears to be over with the football standout choosing N.C. State Wolfpack over a slew ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

SAR chapter to celebrate Battle of Colson’s Mill

The Colson’s Mill Chapter, NC Society Sons of the American Revolution invites all to participate in the 238th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Colson’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Historical Society remembers Stanly native, civil rights champion

At its annual banquet last month, the Stanly County Historical Society remembered the late W. Horace Carter, a native of the Endy community, whose stand ... Read more | Add your comment

by Toby Thorpe.

Lifestyles

Cook’s Corner for July 14-15, 2018

Lemony Chickpeas 2 cups uncooked instant brown rice 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cans (15 oz. each) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Trooper’s #LipSyncChallenge video hits more than 1.1 million views

In a time when videos of law enforcement officers doing bad things seems to surface frequently, one member of the N.C. Highway Patrol hopes his ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Schools come together over jazz

The band room at West Stanly High School was packed. Every chair occupied, every corner filled with brassy sound. Perhaps on a normal day it ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

Chances to win tickets, support Uwharrie Players coming up

The Uwharrie Players will present “Cinderella” at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center the last weekend in July and first weekend in August. All children 10 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

STEM Camp brings science to kids during summer vacation

Very few times in my life have I every truly wanted to go back and be a kid again. Charles Curcio, sports editorFor the most ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Sports

Pfeiffer promotes Lafferty to athletic director

Pfeiffer President Colleen Keith has announced the promotion of Danielle Lafferty to the position of athletic director. Lafferty had served as the assistant athletic director ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

City clears land for potential development

Trees at the former Roosevelt Ingram Park will soon come down. At their last meeting, the city council decided to remove 6-7 acres of oak, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

Guild awards scholarships to graduates

Members of the Stanly Arts Guild recently met at Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle. Officers for the coming year were announced and are Lorrie Hatley ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Local veteran awarded Long Leaf Pine

America’s birthday celebration in Troy was especially exciting for an Albemarle resident.On Saturday Randall Epps, 70, was awarded the North Carolina Order of the Long ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.