BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Gray Stone Day School

Gray Stone senior says ‘You Are Loved’

A Gray Stone Day School senior is continuing a project she began last year to help widows in the community. Victoria Eckman partnered last year ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, February 9, 2024 10:53 am

Albemarle

FOREVER SHINING: Community members remember Gene Starnes

Stanly County has lost a gem. Gene Starnes, the longtime owner of Starnes Jewelers in downtown Albemarle, died Monday. He was 82. Starnes retired in ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, February 1, 2024 3:30 pm

Albemarle

Jeweler Gene Starnes has died

Gene Starnes, the longtime owner of Starnes Jewelers in downtown Albemarle, died Monday. He was 82. Starnes retired in 2022 after operating the jewelry store ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 9:12 am

News

Fund started to help son of woman killed in accident

A fundraising effort is underway to help a boy whose mother died in a car accident Jan. 12 in the Oakboro area. A GoFundMe page ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:20 am

Rocky River

Flooding leads to power outages in Stanly

Thousands of Union Power Cooperative customers are without electricity after a transmission structure was damaged by flooding Thursday morning. Flooding from Rocky River led the ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, January 11, 2024 12:18 pm

Ed Crutchfield

Stanly County remembers Ed Crutchfield

Ed Crutchfield, one of Stanly County’s “adopted native sons,” died Tuesday at age 82. Crutchfield grew up in Albemarle and made financial contributions to the ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, January 4, 2024 4:17 pm

Albemarle

Jay’s Seafood owner plans to rebuild after fire

Owners of Jay’s Seafood plan to rebuild after a fire tore through the more than 60-year-old building Wednesday morning. Fire departments from Stanly, Cabarrus and ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, January 4, 2024 10:32 am

East Side

East Side: Fire under control, ‘Jay’s Seafood will be closed indefinitely’

East Side Volunteer Fire Department posted shortly before noon on its Facebook page that the fire at Jay’s Seafood on Stony Gap Road in Albemarle ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 2:13 pm

Albemarle

Multiple agencies work fire at Jay’s Seafood

Multiple fire departments are working a fire at Jay’s Seafood on Stony Gap Road in Albemarle. Queen City News originally reported from Midland Fire and ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 9:33 am

writing

“Peanut Butter Conspiracy”

B.J. DRYE COLUMN: It’s been quite a year, Santa

Dear Santa, I hope you are doing well. That’s how most of these Santa letters begin, but I have to admit that I know you ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Sunday, December 24, 2023 9:47 am

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