- SLIDESHOW: 20 must-see films for the holiday season One of the best ways to relax and remove yourself from the season’s stress is by taking time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa or cider and watch holiday-themed films.
- Seasons readings! 15 great Christmas books Your shopping list is almost all checked off. The tree is up with a few new decorations. The cookie cutters are arranged on the counter. And yet, you’re just not in the holiday mood. So how about a few good books to put you in the spirit? Here are 15 great Christmas reads.
Viral video: Elderly former football stars get into fight
Two elderly legends of the Canadian Football League got into a fistfight during a recent luncheon to honor the men in Vancouver, proving that some grudges just won’t die.
This Weekend In Stanly County November 24
Stanly County has much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend. We like to think of ourselves as an oasis of calm in the midst of North Carolina’s busy urban centers.
Viral video: Kids cover living room in flour
There's no question toddlers are capable of making some serious messes, and the latest viral video making the rounds on YouTube claims to show an award-winning mess made by two boys and a bag of flour.
- This Weekend In Stanly County November 17
Locke’s Militia to hold war encampment
Locke’s Militia will set up a Revolutionary War encampment at the Kron House grounds in Morrow Mountain State Park. The camp will be open to the public on Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Members of Locke’s Militia will be camping and living as soldiers did during the Revolutionary War.
They will describe life as an 18th century soldier and take questions from visitors.
Join Locke’s Militia at the Kron House and learn about this critical period of American History.
Monarch to hold Craft Show
Monarch will host its second annual Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Monarch’s Stanly Industrial Services, 730 Greenwood St., Albemarle. Items offered will be handmade crafts, woodworking, pocketbooks, jewelry, candy apples, funnel cakes, hot dogs and inflatables.
A photographer will be on site for Christmas pictures. No admission fee.
Please bring a canned food item to donate to Christian Ministries. There will be a free gift to the first 50 shoppers.
Don’t miss out on this special holiday shopping event.
Stanly County Senior Center upcoming activities
Senior Center trips are open to the public; there are no age requirements. If you have never traveled with us, we invite you to join us! All trips are taken on a deluxe motorcoach. For individuals who have never been on this type bus, you have a captains chair, often times a foot rest, reclining seat, TVs to play movies and the bus does have a restroom. Visa, Mastercard & Discover are accepted
Palestine seeks parade entries
The annual Palestine Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in downtown Palestine. To enter call Cynthia at (704) 982-9650, LaVaughn and Alton at (704) 983-3774 or Sue at (704) 982-8488 or email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to leave your contact number before Nov. 22.
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