The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Local News

August 13, 2013

New London commissioners consider zoning changes


Sunday, August 11, 2013 —

  • The Depot Street pump has “objects” that have jammed the pump, Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Peak said. The electrical controls in the pump have burned up and a plumbing company tried to fix it with a new pump but it burned up also. Peak said an electrician worked on the box and another plumber will work to get another pump installed. Peak also pointed out a problem with the Spring Street pumping station generator not operating correctly after a one-hour power outage last weekend. Peak said the generator continued running non-stop until it ran out of gas. It was supposed to shut off when the power was cut off.
  • Tree limbs are hanging over a portion of the road on Random Drive near the intersection of Austin Road Residents have complained of trucks and other large vehicles running into the limbs. Though the trees are on the respective owners’ properties but hanging over the street, the town can fix it. The town will get quotes to hire a service to cut the limbs.
  • The Fall Festival will be Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in New London. Many of the same things involved with last year’s meeting will also be incorporated into this year’s event. Planning continues on putting the event together.
  • Estimates will be received for the purchase of a new furnace on the town hall side of the municipal building after the board voted to accept bids for it.
  • The board met in closed session for 15 minutes at the request of Chestnut, pursuant to General Statue 143-318.11(a)(9). No action was taken after the session.

To submit story ideas, contact Jason O. Boyd at (704) 982-2121 ext. 28 or email at

Text Only
Local News
  • Youth Choir State youth choir shares message in scripture, song

    They came, they sang, they shared a message.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lending A Hand Red Cross, YMCA discuss emergency preparedness

    They may not be in the Coast Guard, or even in the Boy Scouts, but the kids at this year’s YMCA camp can now say they follow the same motto: always be prepared.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dragon Boat Resident wants to bring boat races to Stanly

    Ann Pressly is not ripping herself off with the idea of bringing dragon boat racing to Stanly County. She is just taking advantage of a good thing and something that is gaining in popularity.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board hopeful files to oppose Poole

    District 1 Board of Education member Melvin Poole has something he has not had since 1998, an opponent.

    July 21, 2014

  • Crisco died of heart issues

    An autopsy report released this week indicates former secretary of commerce Keith Crisco died from heart problems.

    July 18, 2014

  • Stanly projects stall

    Barring any major changes in the next couple of months it is unlikely that any highway projects in Stanly County will receive funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation next year.

    July 18, 2014

  • 4-H Students ‘power up’ over summer break

    “The Magic of Electricity” flowed freely at Stanly Community College recently as 15 youth, ages 9-13, gathered in an electronics lab for a 4-H Summer Blast class which had advertised that the youth would be “shocked” at what they could do.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tucker RNG powers to grid

    Two months after connecting to the power grid for the first time, Tucker RNG found itself featured in Biomass Magazine.

    July 16, 2014

  • Park Ranger #1 Children test knowledge of Morrow Mtn. ranger

    Ever since the TV show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” folks can’t help but wonder how they would match up with the grade schoolers in their lives.

    July 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • Council calls on residents to share opinions on STI

    After hearing about the changes the state’s new Strategic Transportation Investment program could have on roads in the area, the Badin Town Council is calling its citizens to action.

    July 14, 2014

House Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide