Thursday, February 27, 2014 — The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn in the Uwharrie National Forest in Montgomery County. A westward wind has blown smoke from the fire across the eastern portion of Stanly County. The burn is part of the Forest Service's regular schedule and at this time is not reported to be out of control.
Several law enforcement agencies raided a Stanfield residence Thursday they say was manufacturing methamphetamine for its sale and distribution. The 139 Oak Leaf Lane residence had been problematic for police over recent years, netting some 400 calls for service.
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The Night of the Comet - North Stanly Welcomes Back Alumni Performers
On March 15 the North Stanly Drama Department will host “The Night of the Comet” - a talent show for North Stanly Alumni and staff.
- Students learn multiple uses of African drum
- The Night of the Comet - North Stanly Welcomes Back Alumni Performers
- Opinion & Letters to the Editor
‘A mountain populist to the very end’
When long-time legislator and lawyer Martin Nesbitt died last week at age 67, he was already on my mind for a column. The news of his stomach cancer followed quickly by his death shocked those who remembered his powerful presence as a representative and then state senator.
- Working to rid myself of cabin fever
- ‘A mountain populist to the very end’
Dale and Lori Burris of Richfield, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisa Ann Burris of Richfield, N.C. to Franklin Taylor Gentry III of Roxboro, N.C., son of Frankie and Becky Gentry of Roxboro, N.C. and John and Lynn Kerr of Semora, N.C.
- Susan Rebekah Smith to wed Jordan Alexander Burleson
Avenger an American value
If you’re someone who appreciates the golden age of domestic sedans — those big, comfortable, heavy-feeling cars with a uniquely American sense of style — this one ought to pique your interest.
- The glitz, the glamour and the movies: 3 apps for Oscar weekend
- Avenger an American value
DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding
Charlotte - Heavy rains over the last several hours have prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close several roads in Cabarrus County flooded by rising waters. Sections of Rocky River may reach 17 feet and spill over its banks today, while localized flooding is still possible across parts of the Charlotte region through this afternoon.
- Highlight of Town Creek Under the Stars will be the Moon on March 15
- DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding
- State & National News
This file photo shows a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
First Apple, now Google hit with kids' app lawsuit
Last month, 4- and 5-year-old brothers in New York quickly spent $65.95 in real money to buy virtual goods in Marvel's Run Jump Splash game on the family tablet. They were able to rack up the charges without entering a password. And for that, the boys' mother has joined a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google, accusing the company of deceiving consumers about its in-app purchase system, which critics say makes it too easy for kids to spend money on their Android devices.
- How virus sleuths and public health officials track the cause of a mysterious illness
- First Apple, now Google hit with kids' app lawsuit