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BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press


Teacher releases young adult fantasy novel

A familiar face in the classroom will now be a familiar face on book shelves. Sharlina Honeycutt, who taught middle school grades and high school ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:28 am


ADDC, United Way collaborate on Christmas storefront contest

Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation and United Way of Stanly County will host a Christmas storefront contest. Beginning on Small Business Saturday Nov. 28 and concluding ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:38 pm


Lowder receives another term as Register of Deeds

Suzanne W. Lowder won her uncontested race Tuesday night to receive another term as Stanly County Register of Deeds. Lowder received 27,459 votes, with 5,457 ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, November 6, 2020 10:06 am

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Former North Stanly, Pfeiffer coach receives scholarship

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced Queens University of Charlotte assistant coach Kaitlyn Cheek as one of two 2020 recipients of the Mary Nutter ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:25 am


STATE: Wildlife Commission seeks sightings of feral swine or their damage

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has unveiled an online reporting tool for people to report any sightings of feral swine or their damage to the ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:52 am


ADDC, Parks & Rec preview Halloween plans

The City of Albemarle has changed its plans for a series of events during October. Main Street Manager Joy Almond told downtown businesses in an ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:08 pm


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


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



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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Stanly Health Foundation is ready for a new year

In a year dominated by headlines of COVID-19, many people are counting down the days until the next calendar begins. One local organization is banking ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:49 am

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