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BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press


Albemarle Hotel to see new life

The Albemarle Hotel has seen better days, but the best may be yet to come for the nearly 100-year-old building. Developer Jordan Jones and his ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:07 am

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The Stanly News & Press wins 6 NC Press awards, including General Excellence

The Stanly News & Press brought home six awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s editorial contest. The awards were announced Friday as part of ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:56 pm

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Functional Fitness offers virtual exercising through Stanly County Senior Center

Charlotte Maness will turn 83 in May. She credits her longevity to the fact that she stays busy with activities. Maness, who is usually busy ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:59 pm


Marshville man arrested for trafficking meth in Norwood

A Marshville resident was arrested in Norwood Wednesday night during a traffic stop. Justin Thomas was arrested after K9 officer Ajax alerted police to the ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:19 am


Cash, Chevy, Honda and more available through Outdoorsman’s Bonanza

COVID-19 has cancelled many events, but the 18th Annual Outdoorsman’s Bonanza will not be one of them. Tickets, priced at $100 each, are on sale ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, February 1, 2021 2:15 pm


Wolf joins SNAP advertising staff

The Stanly News & Press has added a new member to its staff. Susan Wolf recently joined Tom Lowe as a digital and print sales ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:29 am


Stanly County genealogists create online tutorial

Local genealogy enthusiasts have a new online tutorial to help with their adventures into discovering their history. “It’s something I’ve done since I was a ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, January 25, 2021 10:14 am


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BJ DRYE COLUMN: Let our country stand united

Talk of unity has been all around in the last week. On Monday we were talking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We usually have ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52 pm


Police seek suspect in catalytic converter thefts

Albemarle Police Department made an arrest last week as part of a growing problem in the area: theft of motor vehicle parts. Officers responded Jan. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:07 am


Former Richfield mayor Wade Barbee dies

When Wade Barbee died last Wednesday, a piece of Richfield died.  Barbee, 83, served the town of Richfield for 14 years, as a town commissioner for 10 ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, January 18, 2021 9:03 am

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