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SCC receives respiratory therapist honor

Stanly Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from the Commission ... Read more | Add your comment

SCC reports successful camp experience

While summer camps may invoke images of campgrounds nestled in the woods, some families are turning to Stanly ... Read more | Add your comment

Historic building gets ‘cool’ opportunity

Albemarle’s historic Belk building is now under new ownership. The building — constructed in 1910 — was purchased ... Read more | Add your comment

Albemarle buys property to benefit Pfeiffer

In a special called meeting Friday morning the Albemarle City Council unanimously approved the purchase of property that ... Read more | Add your comment

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Doug Creamer Column: Our words have power

I know I must have written about this topic at some point, but it seems to be stirring in my spirit again. I have been ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Albemarle Rotary Club accepts grant applications

The Rotary Club of Albemarle has announced it plans to award $5,000 in grants to support community projects. In 2018 individual grants ranged in size ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Uwharrie Players to have auditions for ‘On Golden Pond’

The Uwharrie Players announce upcoming auditions for “On Golden Pond.” Auditions are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Players’ clubhouse, 546 E. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Two Stanly football teams host scrimmage jamborees

Under sweltering conditions on Thursday and Friday, the varsity and JV football teams of North Stanly and Albemarle respectively each hosted three other programs as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

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Monarch names chief medical officer

Monarch, a statewide non-profit that provides services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders, announced that Dr. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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REGIONAL: Rowan County man spends $1 wins $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

RALEIGH – The purchase of a $1 Cash 5 ticket turned into a $110,000 win for Tyrone Gordon of Salisbury. Gordon’s good fortune happened when ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Mike Walden Column: Is there a new debate over Capitalism vs. Socialism?

I took my first college economics course in 1969. One of the topics in the course was about alternative ways a country can organize its ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Stanfield considers setting appearance standard

The town of Stanfield is looking into the possibility of appearance ordinances. At their last regular meeting, councilors decided to research such bylaws and begin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

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Youth offenders can opt for Teen Court

Beginning next month teens charged with running afoul of the law will have an alternative to conventional court system justice and landing a criminal record. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

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Carolinas Medical Center named ‘Best Hospital’ in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center was again recognized as the “Best Hospital” in the Charlotte Metro region by U.S. News & World ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Albemarle Fire Department, Safe Kids to host car seat check

Albemarle Fire Department and Stanly County Safe Kids program will have car seat check points at the Albemarle Walmart parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon Friday. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Stanly County Concert Band begins rehearsals

Did you play an instrument in high school or college? Want to relive those band glory days? The Stanly County Concert Band will have its ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Kelly Dombrowski Column: Oakboro STEM set for its second year

Name: Kelly Dombrowski Number of years as principal: This is her second year at Oakboro Choice STEM. Contact: 704-961-4700 Estimated Enrollment: 360 Years in Education: 24 Bio: ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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SCS plans IB info session at Commons

An information meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday at the commissioners meeting room at Stanly Commons to discuss the International Baccalaureate programmes, the Diploma Programme ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Incentive granted for Albemarle business expansion

Albemarle City Council has approved its second economic development incentive of the summer. In order to assist Global Packaging Solutions — previously referred to as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

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State to install Poet Laureate in September

Raleigh, N.C. — Jaki Shelton Green will be installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Sept. 19 in a ceremony at the State Capitol. ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

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SCS schedules Open House events

Stanly County Schools has scheduled its Open House events. Elementary Schools Elementary schools have the following Open House events: • Aquadale — 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Fitness For Athletes camp promotes active lifestyle

The second hour of a recent Fitness for Athletes camp at CrossFit Albemarle featured stretching, running and kettle bell exercises performed by a small group ... Read more | Add your comment

by Toby Thorpe.

Columns

Crystal Cockman Column: Morrow Mountain State Park’s hidden longleaf pine

Native to the Southeastern United States, the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) once covered an area larger than 92 million acres. Largely as a result of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Stanly native joins board of LandTrust for Central NC

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina recognized new and outgoing board members at its annual meeting. According to LandTrust bylaws, board member terms are three ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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4 receive honors from Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services honored four small business owners across North Carolina with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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STATE NEWS: Master plan finalized for Hanging Rock State Park

Raleigh, N.C. — A master plan for the expansion and future management of Hanging Rock State Park has been approved by the N.C. Division of Parks ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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New member selected for Board of Transportation

Sam Bowles is the newest member of the N.C. Board of Transportation, nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to represent Division 10 (Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Lifestyles

Scout receives Eagle honor

Caleb Yarbrough recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest ranking from the Boy Scouts of America. Yarbrough, son of Ronnie and Lourdes Yarbrough ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Oakboro Regional Museum honors one of its founders

For several months, Oakboro Regional Museum of History has paid tribute to Claudette Brooks Love (1938-2017) with a special museum window exhibit. Love was instrumental ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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New member takes seat on N.C. Board of Transportation to represent Stanly

Sam Bowles is the newest member of the N.C. Board of Transportation, nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to represent Division 10 (Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Lifestyles

Stanly students receive Catawba degrees

Catawba College awarded baccalaureate degrees to 297 graduates and Master of Education degrees to eight individuals in two separate ceremonies in Keppel Auditorium on campus. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Student receives funds through Scholarships for Military Children

One of the military community’s premier benefits has become even more valuable to 700 college and high school students. The annual Scholarships for Military Children ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.