Community members gathered on Saturday at the E.E. Waddell Community Center in Albemarle for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Prayer Breakfast. The event is sponsored by the Stanly County Chapter of the NAACP.

Stanly News & Press staff writer Shannon Beamon complied the following comments from people in response to this question: Which of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas do you think people need to be reminded of/practice more today?

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Child welfare service offices in five North Carolina counties started using technology recently in a pilot project that will contribute to improving the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families.

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High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center.

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The rays of summer may be beginning to fade, but don’t despair, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is ready to help you find the outdoor festival or fair that will make you want to slip into a sweater and slide into fall.