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Deadline nears for SCS IB Program applicants

Stanly County Schools is gearing up for its first International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The rigorous, four-year, multi-disciplinary curriculum ... Read more | Add your comment

Albemarle Parks & Rec keeps kids busy with camps, lessons

Albemarle Parks and Recreation has kept children busy and learning all summer. Many children ages 7-9 took part ... Read more | Add your comment

Fallen tree damages power lines in Badin

A fallen tree damaged electrical lines and caused as many as 523 Duke Energy customers in Badin to ... Read more | Add your comment

Killer pleads to second-degree murder, sentenced to 14-17 years

The 60-year-old killer of a Badin man who was shot in the head at point blank range will ... Read more | Add your comment

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Stanly Football Notebook: Three teams lose on the road

In Stanly high school football games on the road Friday night, North Stanly, West Stanly and South Stanly suffered non-conference losses to open the season. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Columns

B.J. Drye Column: We should all have as full a life as Willie Mae

Each Thursday in the SNAP we have a section called C&C which contains the columns of our community correspondents. I’m not sure when this practice ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

News

Regional: New top coming to Mallard Creek

CHARLOTTE – A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin repaving a short section of Mallard Creek Road in Charlotte on Monday. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Tennis season opens for Stanly teams

Five Stanly women’s tennis teams will take to the courts this fall. The Gray Stone Knights return as the defending Yadkin Valley Conference champions. Albemarle ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Cooks Corner featuring Marinated Pork Chops

Marinated Pork Chops 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 small onion, sliced 1 stick butter, melted 5-7 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Larry Hunter Column: Back after conducting ‘research’

Hello, all. I apologize for the long time since my last column. I have had a very busy early summer with the last few weeks ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

West Stanly volleyball opens season

The West Stanly volleyball team opened its 2018 season with three matches this week against three teams in the 3A classification. This week, the Colts ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Sports

Bulldogs volleyball wins at North Rowan

The Albemarle Bulldogs volleyball team opened its second straight season with a win after Tuesday’s 3-0 road victory at Yadkin Valley Conference opponent North Rowan. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Community continues to support Warrior Jace at prayer meeting

A gathering of around 200 participants recently at Officer Jeff Shelton Park in Locust lifted up prayers for one Stanly youth. Jace Thompson, 5, has ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

Red Cross prepares to update subdivision ordinance

The Red Cross Town Council signed a contract Monday evening ordering a full review and update of its subdivision ordinance. Councilwoman Trina Plowman presented the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Imari Scarbrough.

News

West Stanly seniors seek support

As their funding situation becomes dire once again, volunteers at the West Stanly Senior Center are reaching out for support. A couple of months ago, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Shannon Beamon.

News

Economic director resigns

Stanly County is again in the market for a director of economic development. Michael Smith stunned county leaders including the Economic Development Commission Thursday by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

Sports

Tickets on sale for Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

The 29th induction ceremony for the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame will take be at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Family Education Center ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Bars can confine, but they can’t eliminate a child’s love

By Jo Grey, for the SNAP William Mack believes he’s a blessed man. He’s grateful for three meals a day, a roof over his head ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Lauren & Lane headline Summer Concert Series Saturday

The group of Lauren & Lane will perform in the Locust Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. Saturday at 186 Ray Kennedy Dr. in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by BJ Drye.

Columns

Roger Thomas Review: ‘Christopher Robin’: For whom was this film made?

I have been a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh since my early childhood. When I was 6 I had a Pooh lamp in my bedroom that gave ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

North Stanly volleyball opens with 3-0 sweep over South Davidson

The North Stanly volleyball team opened its 2018 season with a home conference game against the South Davidson Wildcats. North jumped out to a fast ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

Sports

2018 season opens with four teams on the road

Albemarle at Thomasville The young but improving blue-clad Albemarle Bulldogs head up the road to Cushwa Stadium in Thomasville Friday night for a renewal of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

News

First United Methodist Church hosts Back to School Bash

By Jesse Deal, for the SNAP With the school year starting back soon, many parents are scrambling to prepare their children with all the materials ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Albemarle Police reports arrests, charges

The Albemarle Police Department reports the following: Douglas Leanne Furr, 23, possession of Heroin, misdemeanor failure to appear. July 30. George Miller Jr., 56, driving ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

2 SSMS employees hurt when teacher backs into them

Two South Stanly Middle School employees were critically injured Thursday morning when a teacher’s car slammed into them at a loading dock. Teacher Jerry Stevens, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

Columns

Joy Hathcock: New to Aquadale, but not new to education

Name: Joy Hathcock Years in Education: 17 Years at Aquadale: First Year Contact info: joy.hathcock@stanlycountyschools.org or 704-961-5600 Current Enrollment: 320 * * * Aquadale Elementary Students and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columns

Martha Dennis: Community Inn event happens Friday

Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church Pastor Guy spoke to our congregation during both the children’s message and the worship message. Upcoming Events: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday: ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Dancing trio flocks for Butterfly donations

For curiosity seekers wanting to know the story behind the flock of flamingos appearing randomly on front lawns throughout the county, look no further than ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

Benefit helps Community Inn continue its service

When the Community Inn opened in September 2009, there was one guest there to spend the night. Since that opening night, more than 800 men, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Settlement terms reveal Stanly’s cut

Stanly County stands to gain in revenue and water from Norwood’s Lake Tillery deal with Union County Public Works. Terms of this month’s settlement in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ritchie Starnes.

News

Dog Days of Motherhood: Rescue dog delivers 12 puppies

After she was abandoned by her owners, a pregnant dog became something of a celebrity after her foster family treated her to a maternity photo ... Read more | Add your comment

by Imari Scarbrough.

News

Board approves Oakmont rezoning request

Oakmont Acquisition is one step closer to rezoning part of its property for industrial use after its attorneys approached the county planning board Tuesday evening. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Imari Scarbrough.