The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


  • Shimburski.jpg Athletic trainer wins healthy sum playing the lottery

    RALEIGH – Jim Shimburski of Fort Mill, S.C. usually stops for pizza on his way to watch high school football on Friday nights. Recently, he stopped for gas and a lottery ticket instead. The change in his routine led to the athletic trainer scoring $100,000 instantly.

    October 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Six to Receive the North Carolina Award, State's Highest Honor

    RALEIGH -- The state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. Governor Pat McCrory will present the awards at the 7:15 p.m. banquet and ceremony, following a reception for the recipients at 6:30 p.m.

    October 30, 2013

  • Francis Koster to Speak on Climate Change Debate

    Dr. Francis Koster, author of Discovering the New America: Where Communities are Solving National Problems, will speak November 12 at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is titled, “A Review of the Climate Change Debate.”

    October 30, 2013

  • State requires utility to provide residents with alternative drinking water, conduct assessment

    RALEIGH – State officials directed Duke Energy Progress, Inc. last week to supply residents of an Asheville-area home with alternative drinking water after tests revealed that the home’s private well contains unsafe levels of contamination.

    October 30, 2013

  • Highway Patrol Ends Operation Stop Arm on a High Note

    RALEIGH - Highway Patrol ended its Operation Stop Arm campaign on Friday, October 25. The campaign which began on Monday, October 21, was focused on promoting traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops.

    October 30, 2013

  • screenshot fair.jpg VIDEO: N.C. fair ride accident under investigation

    State and County officials in Raleigh, North Carolina plan to investigate the accident at the State Fair Thursday night. Five people went to the hospital after an accident involving a ride called the 'Vortex.'

    October 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • David Sedaris.jpg NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris to read at Wingate University

    Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University presents NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium. This will be his only North Carolina performance on his 2013 fall tour. The performance will include adult language and content.

    October 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Wingate University Friends of the Library host bestselling author Amy Clipston

                Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University Friends of the Library will host Christian fiction bestselling author Amy Clipston on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The reading begins with a Fall Tea in the Ethel K. Smith Library.

    October 16, 2013

  • Colonial Life to be Focus of Alamance Battleground Oct. 14-18

    BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Nearly 2,000 students from across North Carolina will visit Alamance Battleground State Historic Site for a unique living history experience during its annual Colonial Living Week on Oct. 14-18. Costumed interpreters will bring alive the day-to-day life of the American colonial era for those in attendance. This firsthand, historical experience is free and open to the public. Groups with 10 or more must make reservations. Donations are appreciated and welcomed.

    October 15, 2013

  • Mermaid Theatre brings The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Wingate University

    Wingate, N.C. – Featuring brightly colored puppets and innovative blacklight techniques, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has created an elegant stage adaptation of three of Eric Carle’s whimsical stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and the Mixed-Up Chameleon. They will be boldly brought to life in The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle stories presented by The Batte Center at Wingate University on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in McGee Theatre on campus.

    October 11, 2013

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