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JOHN HOOD COLUMN: North Carolina economy continues to excel

RALEIGH — North Carolina faces many challenges. You and I may disagree with how to rank those challenges, ...

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Albemarle Police Reports – Jan. 23-24, 2023

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: • Rosalyn Lashonda Rowie (B F, 41) Arrest on chrg of Assault ...

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Looking to expand capacity at Endy, Stanly County Schools issues RFQ

Stanly County Schools recently sent a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for architectural firms that could design and plan ...

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Marriage Licenses – December 2022

Marriage licenses were issued to the following: • Charissa Renae Addington and Anthony Paul Lee, II on December ...

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JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Roads are a solution, not the problem

RALEIGH — While Charlotte is known as the Queen City, the behavior of its leaders sometimes invites comparison ...

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REGIONAL: Cabarrus County man wins $200,000 a day before wife’s birthday

RALEIGH – Michael Petrivelli of Concord bought a $5 scratch-off ticket the day before his wife’s birthday and won ...

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Albemarle Council approves safety, security improvements for City Hall

The Albemarle City Council Monday night approved bolstering City Hall with a variety of improvements to improve safety ...

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Western Carolina University announces dean’s list

Western Carolina University has announced that more than 2,000 students named to the fall 2022 dean’s list. To ...

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Birth Announcements – December 2022

Births recorded in December 2022 included: • Mallory Grace Belk was born December 19 at Atrium Health Stanly to ...

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Albemarle council receives update on alleyway project

A mission to help revitalize the alleyway beside the old Davis Drug building on West Main Street, which ...

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Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Jan. 23-24, 2023

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity: Whitney Nichole Hathcock (W /F/33) Arrest on chrg of 1) ...

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COLUMN: Let’s listen to student-athletes and respect high school contest officials

With the 2022-23 high school basketball season in full swing, we have, unfortunately, continued to see reports of ...

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Albemarle Council approves of firm to complete asbestos, lead-based paint testing of public housing

The Albemarle City Council on Monday night approved recommendations from Stogner Architecture to select Charlotte-based One Source Environmental, ...

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Albemarle City Council frustrated with Waste Management service

Council members and other Albemarle officials continue to field numerous complaints from residents about the current services provided by Waste ...

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Students named to chancellor’s list at Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University has announced that more than 2,000 students were named to the chancellor’s list for fall ...

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Barnes, Stackhouse among North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2023 induction class. The new members include Rick ...

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Albemarle Police Reports – Jan. 17-22, 2023

Albemarle Police Department reports the following activity: Da`mon Ama`d Leak (B M, 20) Arrest on chrg of Carrying ...

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JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Let’s really reform state universities

RALEIGH — Are North Carolina policymakers thinking big enough about the future of post-secondary education and training? I’m ...

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Student named to Iowa State dean’s list

Mattie Ann Harward of Richfield was named to the fall semester 2022 dean’s list at Iowa State University. ...

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Albemarle City Council honors Brown

Charles Brown was at a rare loss of words Monday night during the Albemarle City Council meeting. Thinking ...