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393rd Bomb Squadron

Coble highlights uncle’s involvement with atomic bomb missions that helped end World War II

Close to 80 years ago, an Oakboro man had a front row seat to two of the most ...

John Hood

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Should today’s teens be optimistic?

RALEIGH — The North Carolina of my childhood had an economy very different from that of the average ...

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STANLY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs, Rebel Bulls open conference play

The Albemarle Bulldogs and South Stanly Rebel Bulls varsity football both opened conference play Thursday night with home ...

Cardinals

North Stanly rallies past Union Academy in second half

North Stanly took to the field at R.N. Jeffery Stadium for a game for the first time in ...

Sara Hahn

Hahn has big plans as new library director

After eight years working at the Stanly County Public Library, including the past six and a half as ...

Stanly County Schools

Stanly County Schools closed Friday due to Hurricane Ian

There will be no school for Stanly County Schools students Friday due to the expected bad weather associated ...

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

STATE: Seasonal storms may increase baby squirrel sightings

What to do if you come across abandoned young squirrels  RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s hurricane season, and with ...

Boy Scouts

Whitley receives Eagle Scout honor

Trey Whitley, 17, of Locust, has earned his Eagle Scout badge, which is the highest rank advancement presented ...

Charlotte

Pfeiffer hosts Baltic Management Institute Conference

Pfeiffer University’s Graduate School and its business programs hosted a global conference Sept. 11-16 for 49 European executives, ...

Billy Preston

Bell named Pfeiffer Alumni Association president

When David Bell was a rising senior at Chesterfield (S.C.) High School, he attended a conference on human ...

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A.L. Lowder

Family, employees and a trusted white hat all played a role in A.L. Lowder’s 50 years of service

It has been said that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. For A.L. Lowder, Inc. in Albemarle, ...

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Marriage licenses for August 2022

Marriage licenses were issued to the following: • Hannah Dawn Barbee and Timothy Mark Ward on August 20. • ...

Columns

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Democratic justices reject Democratic vote

RALEIGH — On Nov. 6, 2018, the people of North Carolina voted to amend their state constitution. By ...

Hurricane Ian

History Center, SCC partnership event rescheduled

The Stanly County History Center’s event scheduled for Oct. 1 has been rescheduled. Due to the threat of ...

Mike Walden

MIKE WALDEN: Is the social safety net a spring board or a cushion?

There are few public issues that create more debate than the “social safety net.” By social safety net, ...

Births

Birth Announcements for August 2022

The following births were recorded in Stanly County in August: • Damian Ryxton Arroyo Jaimes was born August 26 at ...

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Pfeiffer will move to 4-day instructional week next fall

Beginning in the fall of 2023, Pfeiffer University will dispense with Friday classes for its undergraduate students as ...

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Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Sept. 20-26, 2022

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following: Christina Marie Griffin (W /F/30) Arrest on chrg of Defraud Drug/alc ...

Blake Shelton

The Dryes appear on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

A musical duo with ties to Stanly County have hit the national stage as part of one of ...

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Union Chapel UMC offers meal

Union Chapel United Methodist Church, US Highway 52 South, Albemarle (across from the fairgrounds), will sell plates of ...