BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press


Brooks Mill Farms to close Locust store

On Friday Brooks Mill Farms announced it was closing its Locust store. The business posted an announcement on its Facebook page. “BUSINESS UPDATE: After 3 ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, March 6, 2023 4:04 pm

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Stanly Community College instructor receives NCSTA Service Award

Michael Lowder, department head of life and physical sciences at Stanly Community College, has received a 2022 North Carolina Science Teachers Association Award. Lowder was ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 4:17 pm


West Stanly JROTC continues work to build tribute to veterans

What was meant to be a tribute to veterans who attended West Stanly High School has been met with delay after delay. However, a new ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, January 9, 2023 1:23 pm


Christmas Eve records lowest temperature since 1930

While some people were wanting Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” more were probably thinking of the song title “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” over the Christmas weekend. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, December 26, 2022 1:52 pm


Sheriff, Norwood Police make 2 arrests, seize 517 grams of uncut fentanyl

On Oct. 15, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and the Norwood Police Department conducted a joint investigation that led to the arrest of two individuals ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, October 17, 2022 5:19 pm


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BJ DRYE COLUMN: Pitching shoes and playing keys

Ronnie Tucker must have missed his horseshoe partner. That was the first thought I had when I heard the news. Tucker, 72, died Sept. 14. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, October 15, 2022 11:42 am


Aggressive rodeo bull on the loose in Norwood

The running of the bulls has not moved to Stanly County, but one bull is out practicing. A rodeo bull is on the loose in ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:31 am

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The Dryes appear on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

A musical duo with ties to Stanly County have hit the national stage as part of one of the longest running national talent competitions. The ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 4:06 pm



BJ DRYE COLUMN: Latest news on three Stanly County natives — Star Jones, Louis Cato and Lou Donaldson

We sure do have some talented people who are doing great things inside and outside of Stanly County. That is no secret, as we’ve known about ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:17 am

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Sheriff’s Office makes arrests for child abuse, seeks to stop misinformation

The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating child abuse accusations in Stanfield. Detectives with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office have conducted a criminal investigation ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:23 am

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