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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Marks’ Steam Engine

Included in an article about Albemarle businessman Whitson Marks, that was published in the Oct. 6, 1932 Stanly ... Read more | Add your comment

ELECTION 2020: Johnsen seeks office as unaffiliated

After many years spent treating patients in Stanly County, one doctor has thrown his hat into the political ... Read more | Add your comment

Stanly athletic programs earn Wells Fargo Cup honors

The North Carolina High School Association released the final standings in the annual Wells Fargo Conference Cup for ... Read more | Add your comment

Teachers, staff struggle to adapt to new school year

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the beginning of the school year for districts across the nation, Stanly County ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING NEWS

Stanly approaches 1,800 coronavirus cases, still ranks 4th in state in cases per capita

As the state continues to see daily coronavirus cases gradually decrease, Stanly County is still a hot spot in the state, according to multiple indicators. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Miller.

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Stanly reports increase in sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue for July rose from June but the numbers are still lower overall, according to a report released this month by the county ... Read more | Add your comment

by Charles Curcio.

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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consider voting absentee

With Nov. 3 fast approaching, it is important that voters across the state begin thinking about how they plan to protect themselves and safely cast ... Read more

by SNAP Letters, Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:21 pm

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Ranch Chicken Foil Packs

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:10 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Asciutto wants to rejoin board

In the race for the District 5 spot on the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, one local businessman looks to rejoin the board. Peter Asciutto, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:47 am

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Apple Cinnamon Roll Dessert

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 2:05 pm

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Warrior Jace Foundation to raise funds through tournament

Jace Thompson continues to have an impact in the community. Thompson, who died at age 5 in 2018 of an inoperable pediatric brain cancer called ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:00 pm

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Crustless Tomato Pie/Casserole

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:02 pm

Albemarle City Council

Albemarle welcomes Pfeiffer students

It has been four years in the making, but Pfeiffer has gone downtown. In a partnership between the city of Albemarle and the university, students ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:22 pm

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PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Badin Dairy

According to the Badin Historic Museum, one of the early challenges when Badin was first being established was how to obtain fresh milk. In 1917, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:25 am

BREAKING NEWS

Man charged with second-degree murder

Albemarle Police Department has made an arrest in a death investigation from Jan. 11. Detectives with APD issued warrants for the arrest of Timothy L. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:25 pm

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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Will we return to farm life?

My father grew up on a hog farm in southwest Ohio in the 1920s and 1930s. In those days, farms were highly self-sufficient and independent. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:31 pm

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Breakfast Tortilla

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:01 am

BREAKING NEWS

Stanly school board chooses virtual learning day at all levels

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Education, the board decided to give teachers one day every week to teach students at all ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:52 am

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Oakboro native named new Stanly County Schools superintendent

At the beginning of the special meeting of the Stanly County School Board Tuesday, Stanly County Schools approved the hiring of a new superintendent. Dr. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:17 am

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COOKING WITH THE SNAP – Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Editor’s Note: As the SNAP turns 140 this year, let’s celebrate the past with some of our favorite recipes of our grandparents, parents, aunts and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:58 pm

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Columns

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Living and loving

The temperatures were finally cooler last weekend and the desire to get outside and work kindled deep within me. I got outside last Saturday and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:41 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Stanly has more than 1,700 cases, ranks fourth in state in per capita coronavirus cases

As North Carolina is experiencing a decrease in both daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations per day, Stanly County is still a hot spot in the ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 14, 2020 5:53 pm

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BREAKING NEWS

Stanly sees increase in tourism revenue

Statistics released this month show Stanly County generated an increased amount of tourism revenue compared to the previous year. Numbers released by the Economic Partnership ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, September 14, 2020 2:44 pm

Sports

Stanly Classic raises scholarship funds

As concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic put the Stanly Classic Golf Tournament on hold this past May, the Stanly Community College Foundation was determined to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 14, 2020 2:41 pm

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Stanly native, medical professional stresses for people to take COVID seriously

South Stanly High School graduate Mack Mabry’s education and career have taken him all across the country, where he has been able to accumulate an ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 14, 2020 1:32 pm

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Austin made an impact on youth through gymnastics

A prominent person in gymnastics from Stanly County left a strong legacy both in the business she started and the students she coached. Dianne Austin, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, September 14, 2020 10:03 am

Richfield

Richfield commissioners would appoint someone to fill Almond’s seat if he wins

Even though Richfield Commissioner Terry Almond died last week after suffering an allergic reaction from a wasp sting, he is still on the ballot for ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Monday, September 14, 2020 6:27 am

BREAKING NEWS

Couple die following moped collision with van

An Albemarle couple died after a van hit the moped they were riding Saturday night. Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Phillips said Joshua Burleson, 29, of ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:11 pm

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BJ DRYE COLUMN: Celebrating in a grand way

Sunday is National Grandparents Day. Each one of my grandparents had a different impact on me, and each one saw me go through a different ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:57 am

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ELECTION 2020: Lilly seeks another term

Three incumbents for the Norwood Town Council are running in the November election, including one who has served on the board for 16 years. James ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:06 pm

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ELECTION 2020: Cohen wants quicker action

Three incumbents and two new candidates are vying for two positions in the November election for Norwood Town Council. One incumbent is Norwood native Robbie ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:12 pm