• 73°

Top Stories

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

Oakboro approves military banner program

By Jesse Deal, for the SNAP The Oakboro Town Council approved the implementation of a military tribute banner ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire set at courthouse

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire set at Stanly County Courthouse early Saturday morning. “Somebody came ... Read more | Add your comment

Rising water roughs up Stanly towns

Swollen waterways and saturated infrastructure hit Stanly’s municipalities hard this weekend. The southern communities around Norwood, Oakboro and ... Read more | Add your comment

Photos

News

Community partners to bring free mobile pharmacy

NC MedAssist will have a mobile free pharmacy event in Albemarle from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the E.E. Waddell Center, 621 Wall St., Albemarle. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Application process opens for Young Farmer of the Year

Carolina Farm Credit has announced applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award given by the Tobacco Farm ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

College

Pfeiffer volleyball sweeps Hollins

The Pfeiffer University volleyball team held visiting Hollins to just a .114 hitting percentage and forced 15 errors in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-20) sweep ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

APD to host Community Night Out

While they urged everyone to stay inside last weekend, the city of Albemarle is urging everyone to come outside this weekend. On Saturday, the entire ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

Columns

Roger Thomas Review: ‘Kin’ — a film that gradually won my attention

The story of “Kin” is many things. It is a story of a 14-year-old boy who is making discoveries as his life changes. It is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

D.G. Martin Column: Florence’s floods and puppy love in Kinston

Like all North Carolinians I am worrying about the flooding causing heart-rending damage throughout our state following Hurricane Florence. I have a special worry. It ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

South Stanly volleyball sweeps Albemarle

On Sept. 12, the South Stanly volleyball team hosted Albemarle in a Yadkin Valley Conference matchup. The Bulls swept the Bulldogs in straight sets with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Community partners to bring free mobile pharmacy

NC MedAssist will hold a mobile free pharmacy event in Albemarle from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the E.E. Waddell Center, 621 Wall St., Albemarle. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Rotary, YMCA lend a hand after Hurricane Florence

Albemarle Rotary Club and the Stanly County Family YMCA in Albemarle will begin a campaign today to gather items for people impacted by Hurricane Florence ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Albemarle police reports charges, arrests

The Albemarle Police Department reports the following: Steven Curtis McDonald, 23, expired registration card/tag. August 14. Hal Davis Strother, 18, fictitious/altered title/registration card/tag. August 14. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Badin council votes to change scenic byway route

The Badin Town Council voted on a proposed change to the Pee Dee Scenic Byway during its regular meeting on Sept. 11. Connie Morgan, scenic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Imari Scarbrough.

Sports

North Stanly tennis tops West Stanly, 8-1

Two women’s tennis teams from Stanly having solid seasons are the North Stanly Comets and West Stanly Colts. The Colts started the season with six ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Florence pelts furious exit

Everything was supposed to return to normal on Monday, but because Florence saved most of its fury for the end county residents and businesses instead ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

Firefighters battle Albemarle blaze

Gerald’s Hair and Day Spa in Albemarle caught fire early Monday morning. According to Fire Marshal Michael Roark, firefighters responding to the blaze on South ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Hurricane Florence storms force road closures in Stanly

Heavy rains from the storms brought by Hurricane Florence have closed a number of roads in Stanly County. A curfew is in effect from 9 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

Joy Almond Column: Downtown Albemarle gears up for busy season

Recently, I’ve noticed several social media comments from motorists who have decided to use downtown streets to detour all of the road construction taking place ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Locust Troop 202 hikes Yosemite

Troop 202 of the Boy Scouts of America recently completed a West Coast trip that included backpacking in Yosemite National Forest. The troop, which charters ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

Ann Hudson presents a pecan pound cake

Pecan Pound Cake 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Ellen Gaskins Column: Ridgecrest church conducts homecoming

Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church Sept. 2, the message, “Labor,” was delivered by Larry Pittman. The sermon scriptures were from II Thessalonians 3:6-15. The Old Testament reading ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Potential bamboo business bothers neighbors

When a large lot went up for sale along Mountain Creek Road in Albemarle, nearby residents were not surprised. At least two houses had sold ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

Stanfield downsizes fall festival

Rather than opening its fall festival to the public this year, Stanfield will keep its festivities restricted to local students only. For the past eight ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

NCDA&CS activates hotline to help farmers impacted by hurricane

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

County braces for Florence

As wind and gusts from the outer bands of Hurricane Florence swirled in Stanly County Friday, organizers were busy ramping up additional safety precautions. Five ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

Sports

Wildlife Commission schedules Youth Deer Hunting Day

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Sept. 22 as a Youth Deer Hunting Day. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Boyette, Thompson warn of cyberattacks during Hurricane Florence

Raleigh, N.C. – State Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette and State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson are urging North Carolinians to be cautious of cybercrime ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Larry Penkava Column: Hurricane Hazel’s wrath transformed Myrtle Beach

While Hurricane Florence was tracking toward North Carolina this week, I was reminded of this column of mine that appeared Oct. 15, 2014, the 60th ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Locust council hears fire department report on eve of Hurricane Florence

As part of Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Locust City Council, members of the council, staff and citizens heard a report from West Stanly ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

Susie Bowers Column: Senior Citizen Sunday coming up at Palestine

Palestine United Methodist Church celebrated homecoming Aug. 26. The congregation welcomed Ryan Balmer to lead the morning worship service. Balmer used scripture from Ephesians 4:31-32, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.