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Atrium Health

Passaretti: Vaccinations key to combating rising flu, Covid cases

With the winter almost here, flu cases across the region have been on the rise while Covid cases, ...

Clerk of Superior Court

Huneycutt will not seek fifth term as clerk of court as filing period begins next week

After 15 years serving as Stanly County’s Clerk of Superior Court, Michael Huneycutt is not planning to run ...

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Racial preferences are ending soon

RALEIGH — The state of Washington has it. California has it. Michigan has it. Oklahoma has it. Nebraska ...

Bill Lawhon

Stanly commissioners discuss possible changes to board’s election cycle

At a work session prior to its last meeting, Stanly County commissioners discussed the board’s election cycle. Commissioner ...

Dean Ridings

DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: Fund local journalism to help communities

A portion of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was included in the recent Build Back Better bill ...

Badin

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Badin Supply Company

During the early 1900s, Gilmer Brothers was a chain of sample stores based in Winston-Salem. In late 1916, ...

Albemarle

Albemarle Police Reports – Nov. 23-28, 2021

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Rickey Gramling, 61, was arrested for felony obtaining property by false ...

Stanly County Sheriff's Office

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Nov. 23-29, 2021

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Mark Anthony Taylor, 42, was arrested for felony larceny at ...

Monarch

Monarch seeks volunteers

Do you have a special talent or skill that you would like to teach to others? Monarch has ...

band

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bravo to the Pfeiffer Honor Band

Hats off to Pfeiffer University and Dr. Joseph Earp for bringing together 160 of our most talented high ...

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author

DG MARTIN COLUMN: North Carolinian wins coveted National Book Award

What’s the biggest news in our state’s literary circles? On Nov. 17, Jason Mott won the National Book ...

News

Three people arrested following drug overdose death

Three people were arrested over the weekend following a drug overdose death in Albemarle, according to local authorities. ...

Charlie Brown

As part of new exhibit, Chance shares how Peanuts impacted his life

When it comes to Charles Schulz’s classic Peanuts comic strip, there is likely no greater authority on the ...

Annie Ruth Kelley

History Center opens SCC Through The Decades exhibit

In celebration of Stanly Community College’s year-long 50th anniversary, an exhibit featuring memorabilia from the college throughout the ...

Dr. Joseph Earp

Pfeiffer’s first fight song rings out at games

By Ken Keuffel Fans of Pfeiffer sports can now sing something of their own as they cheer on ...

News

Forest Service issues burn ban

Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and ...

Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Can a wage-price spiral be avoided?

Who doesn’t like to be paid more? Maybe there are a few workers who are indifferent to their ...

Albemarle

Almond Christmas Tree Farm helps shepherd in the holiday season

When it comes to securing a quality Christmas tree for the holiday season, one of the go-to places ...

Doug Creamer

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Why write?

I grew up in a home where my parents read. They both read the newspaper at breakfast. They ...

Richfield Town Council

Richfield Town Council names two new council members

At Monday’s meeting of the Richfield Town Council, the council accepted the resignation of one of its board ...