BJ Drye, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Blake Shelton

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

child abuse

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


Jeff Branch

BJ DRYE COLUMN: Goodbye, Charlene

Over the years, I have the fortunate opportunity to meet many celebrities. Now, I know, celebrity is a relative term. Anyone can be a celebrity ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, May 20, 2022 3:42 pm


Funeral set for Edward Everette Talbert, sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack

Edward Everette Talbert is almost home. The remains of the Navy seaman first class from Albemarle were identified last August by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:40 am


Edwards Funeral Home

BJ DRYE COLUMN: Remembering Jeff Hartsell

Over the last 23 years I have processed many obits here at The SNAP. You get to know many families and about the many lives of ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:46 pm


B.J. Hill

BJ DRYE COLUMN: We’ll be cheering for Hill from Little Cincinnati

Who would have thought that deep in the heart of Panthers Nation, football fans would be cheering for the Cincinnati Bengals? But that is what ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Friday, February 11, 2022 3:42 pm

Bill Turner

BJ DRYE COLUMN: Thanks, Bill, for everything

Bill Turner is partially responsible for me being at The Stanly News & Press. When I wrote in inquiring about writing positions around June 1998, I sent a ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:13 pm

Bill Turner

Friends remember Bill Turner, who worked 55 years at The SNAP

Newspaper people often say that once a person gets the ink in their blood, it is hard to get it out. That statement has never ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:07 am

Three Rivers Land Trust

REGIONAL: Three Rivers Land Trust conserves more for Uwharrie National Forest

Three Rivers Land Trust’s most recent project will make 8.08 more acres available to the public. Located in Montgomery County, this property will become part ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, November 29, 2021 2:14 pm

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