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Stanly Babe Ruth 15-year olds take second

Stanly finishes as Western Regional runner-up The oldest of the Stanly Babe Ruth Baseball teams, the 15-and-unders, opened ... Read more | Add your comment

B.J. DRYE COLUMN: Who will win your vote?

While the subject of our 2016 presidential election continues to be a hot topic nearly two years later, ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly 13s win Babe Ruth N.C. Western Regional title

The Stanly 13-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball squad was one of three teams playing in last weekend’s Western North ... Read more | Add your comment

Habitat celebrates 12th note-burning

While bottle rockets and sparklers lit up many a face to begin the month, it was fireworks of ... Read more | Add your comment

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BOE extends filing deadline for Richfield

Candidates were scarce in Richfield, prompting a five-day filing extension for the town. No one raced to file at the Board of Elections (BOE) on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

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PETER ASCIUTTO COLUMN: Organizers plan Waffle House Tribute Run

Since 2008, Albemarle has been the home to two Waffle House 24-hour restaurants. Sadly, one of the Waffle Houses is closing. On Monday, the Waffle ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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North Stanly graduate receives $1,500 scholarship

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,500 America’s Farmer Grow Ag Leaders scholarship to Tanner Carrick, a graduate of North Stanly High School. The scholarship ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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KING OF THE ROAD(EO): Stanly DOT driver wins Division 10 competition

Jeff Foreman wrangled something a little bigger than cattle recently. The low-boy driver from the N.C. Department of Transportation roped himself a first place trophy ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

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ENDY NEWS: St. Martin’s to have homecoming

Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church St. Martin’s will have homecoming on Aug. 26. There will only be one service that day at 10:30 a.m., followed by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Lifestyles

HARRISTOWN NEWS: Teens Making A Difference plans reunion

New Hope The Women of New Hope Church will host a women’s conference at 9 a.m. Saturday. The speaker will Pastor Sandra Ellerbee of New ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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YMCA speed limit stays the same

Despite requests, the speed limit near the Stanly County YMCA will remain the same. Back in April, the Albemarle City Council asked the N.C. Department ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

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TOBY THORPE COLUMN: Motorists and cyclists, how about a truce?

With summer in full swing, most of us tend to be on the move. And the ways we move as we head to the beach, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Toby Thorpe.

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ROGER THOMAS COLUMN: Show prep going great for ‘Cinderella’

There is much ado as the Uwharrie Players prepare to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Sets are being set. Costumes are being fitted and filled. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Church Calendar for July 19, 2018

Tonight Plyler Baptist Church, 25958 Austin Road, Albemarle, will conclude “Game On” vacation Bible school. VBS will be 6-8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. * ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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The Extension Corner: Proper storage is crucial to hay quality

By Samantha Foster, for the SNAP Summertime is prime time for hay making, but what about storing the product of your hard work? Adequate hay ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Parks & Rec presents Family Movie Night

Albemarle Parks & Recreation will host Family Movie Night at Market Station in downtown Albemarle tonight. The movie, “Deep: Under Pressure,” will begin at sunset ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Rain and fellowship

Last night I was writing an email when I heard this strange sound on my roof. It sounded like it could be reindeer, but I ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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#ThrowbackThursday — Albemarle Development Company: Part 1

One of the more fascinating stories I have run across has to do with a large land development called the Albemarle Development Company. In late ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Theater camp puts child development center stage

Once they got a taste for acting, they wanted more. Only there were few opportunities for children before the launch of The Talent Company. Kids ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

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SOUTH ALBEMARLE NEWS: Benson Scholarship Foundation plans event

Saints Delight Church Bible study is from 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday. The prayer warriors of Saints Delight Church invite all to the noon prayer session ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Efforts underway to boot GOP chairman

Movement is afoot to oust the chairman of the Stanly County Republican Party. A number of local Republicans are appealing to the N.C. Republican Party ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

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Stanly professionals learn about resilience

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can profoundly affect a person’s health and wellness. That was one major point of the film “Resilience,” screened in a special ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Five candidates file Wednesday for Stanfield

A number of candidates filed Wednesday to run in the town of Stanfield. Although candidates in Stanfield had been slow to start, five candidates offered ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

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Church continues services at Lake Tillery

Throughout the summer, Randall United Methodist Church is holding special church services by the side of Lake Tillery. These services take place every other Sunday, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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CRYSTAL COCKMAN COLUMN: The birds and the bees of Piedmont Prairies

My intern for the summer, Lizzy Nist, from Duke University, recently went on a grassland bird survey in Stanly County with Kacy Cook, a land ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Stanly residents earn degrees from WGU

The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th (Seattle, Washington); and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Former Stanly County Schools teacher charged with indecent liberties with a minor

A man arrested by Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office July 11 on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child once coached and taught in Stanly ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Local teams play in Dixie Baseball state tourneys

Three local Dixie Youth Baseball teams competed in their respective state tournaments last week and this week. AAA South Stanly competed in the 16-team AAA ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

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Resident achieves dean’s list at NCSU

Landis Amanda Bogle of Albemarle was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester 2018 at N.C. State University. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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.

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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 on Monday. Brown, a senior mathematics major, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

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“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.