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Roger Watson, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Columns

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Wrapping gifts can be a struggle

I’m horrible at wrapping presents. I never get the paper measured right. I can’t do a neat corner. My packages look they were wrapped by ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:57 am

Chicken Little

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Enrollment stats hard to pin down

A number in the Stanly County Schools audit report caught my eye recently. The audit says enrollment grew from 8,291 to 8,414, an increase of ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, November 22, 2019 3:48 pm

NCAA

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Sen. Burr proposes new tax

While the sports world was celebrating the NCAA’s decision to allow student-athletes to rightly receive compensation for the use of their names, images and likeness, ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, November 1, 2019 3:36 pm

Baltimore Ravens

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: A Raven swooped in for popcorn

Goblins, ghosts and an NFL football player took over the streets of Albemarle Thursday night for the city’s annual Halloween celebration. Blessed with perfect fall ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, October 25, 2019 5:03 pm

Albemarle Optimist Club

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Who will fill their shoes?

Walking through any small town in America, it is easy to see who built it. There are plaques on park benches, near ballfields and in ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 27, 2019 6:35 pm

Columns

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Stanly is better for having SCC

From a training school in cosmetology to HVAC repair and a television broadcasting studio, Stanly Community College has developed a community of higher learning focused ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, September 20, 2019 3:25 pm

Columns

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Leave politics out of football

Friday nights are for football in Stanly County. It’s a night to put our cares aside and come together. A time to sit in the ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Sunday, September 1, 2019 7:42 pm

Sports

South, Southwestern Randolph was back and forth for much of contest

After South Stanly’s 55-38 loss to Southwestern Randolph Monday night in Norwood, Rebel Bulls head coach Ryan Ochier said it is clear what his team ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 26, 2019 11:45 pm

Columns

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: News & Press seeks Made in Stanly ideas

This coming spring, The Stanly News & Press will publish a project called “Made In Stanly County.” We will focus on manufacturers and farmers who ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Monday, August 12, 2019 11:43 am

Columns

ROGER WATSON COLUMN: Who will have the power?

The Albemarle City Council spent some time looking at electrical rates and talking about how to make them more equitable this week. A more relevant ... Read more

by Roger Watson, Friday, August 2, 2019 10:09 pm

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