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North Stanly grad finds ‘dream job’ at UNC’s Rams Club

By Larry Penkava, for the SNAP Merionne Hunt may be a rarity among recent college graduates — she ...

baseball

Former North Stanly pitcher named ACC’s Pitcher of the Year, joins Team USA

Rhett Lowder was a standout on the mound at North Stanly, despite his senior season being shortened in ...

Pfeiffer University

Road rage ends in shots fired at car of Pfeiffer student

By Elisabeth Strillacci Friday morning, Rowan County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported road rage that resulted in ...

Columns

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Why does NC rank No. 1?

RALEIGH — When CNBC ranked North Carolina the best state in America for business a few weeks ago, ...

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff

OPINION: Emphasis on sportsmanship in high school activities now extends to online behavior

With the changes that have occurred in college sports the past couple of years, high school sports is ...

Albemarle

Albemarle Police Reports – Aug. 2, 2022

Albemarle Police Department reports the following: Kayla Brooke Pope (W F, 20) Arrest on chrg of Simple Possess ...

Larry Penkava

LARRY PENKAVA COLUMN: There ought to be a museum for that

When I worked in a cotton mill I didn’t know it was destined to become a museum. I ...

News

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – July 27-Aug. 1, 2022

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Nicholas Andrew Felix (W/M/20) Arrest on chrg of 1) Pwisd ...

Alameda Theater

Albemarle Council approves program to install historic signs in city

To celebrate Albemarle’s history, the city’s planning staff is working to create historic markers that would highlight notable ...

News

National Championship team to enter Pfeiffer Hall of Fame

By Ken Keuffel, Pfeiffer University In 2015, the men’s soccer team of Pfeiffer University won the NCAA Division II Men’s ...

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Columns

LARRY PENKAVA COLUMN: A watermelon to remember

I think of Harvey every time I cut open a watermelon. And no, there’s nothing sadistic about those ...

#Albemarle Police Department

Police: Violent crime, property crime decreases in Albemarle

Violent crime in Albemarle decreased by about 41 percent last year, according to the police department’s annual review, ...

#Albemarle Police Department

Albemarle Police Reports – July 27-Aug. 1, 2022

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Erik D`shane Whitaker (W M, 24) Arrest on chrg of Simple ...

“Library of Small Catastrophes”

Stanly Community College hosts book club via Zoom

To encourage reading in the community, Stanly Community College will host a free book club open to the ...

George Crooker

YMCA seeks to feed a great need in Stanly County

A woman was in tears as she drove to the monthly mobile food pantry site in Locust Town ...

BREAKING NEWS

STATE: Back to School means time to get children up to date on required, recommended vaccines

The following release is from the NCDHHS: RALEIGH — As children across North Carolina head back to school ...

dove hunting

STATE: Dove hunting season opens Sept. 3

Wildlife Commission officials remind hunters of regulatory and safety measures The 2022-23 hunting season for mourning and white-winged doves ...

Boy Scouts of America

New London resident treasures personal connection to Boy Scouts’ founding

Tom Wainwright was talking with Adrian “Sandy” Van Sinderen recently during a luncheon for congregants of Bethany United ...

Stanly County Arts Council

Youth enjoy Stanly County Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp

The Stanly County Arts Council recently hosted its annual Summer Arts Camp for two weeks — one week ...

Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Should we worry about fewer youth working?

For many people, reaching a certain age causes them to think more about their past life. For me, ...