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Charles Curcio, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.


Official confirms tornado hit Oakboro

Heavy storms and winds along with a brief tornado caused damage Monday in the Oakboro area. According to Stanly County Emergency Services Director Brian Simpson, ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:20 am


South Stanly softball continues to advance in state playoffs

In a typical high school softball season, conference opponents see each other twice in the regular season and up to two times in the postseason. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:49 pm


West Stanly softball reaches Elite Eight with road win

The No. 8 seeded Colts handed the Panthers the team’s first loss of the season while staying undefeated with a 9-1 win. Jordan Hatch earned ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:44 pm

New London

New London mine owners apply for new mining permit

A gold mine in New London may open up again as soon as this November. Boulder Associates LLC has applied to the state’s Division of ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:50 pm


Town denies permit request by Richfield UMC for kitchen renovations

After much discussion in public and private sessions, the town of Richfield formally notified Richfield United Methodist Church of its decision regarding a permit application. ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:38 pm


West Stanly softball advances in state playoffs with near-perfect pitching performance

West Stanly’s softball team did not get a favorable seed from the blind draw in the opening round of the 2A state playoffs. Undefeated this ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, May 3, 2021 11:15 pm


South Stanly advances easily in 1A state softball playoffs

A big swing of the bat early in Monday’s first-round 1A state playoff softball game helped lift South Stanly to an easy five-inning win over ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, May 3, 2021 11:05 pm


Two Stanly softball teams to open playoffs tonight

Two Stanly softball teams who dominated their respective conferences were scheduled today to host first-round state playoff games, weather permitting. 2A Playoffs The defending 2A ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Monday, May 3, 2021 5:01 pm


Better Badin honors local writer for work on town’s newsletter

The town of Badin celebrated the accomplishments of one citizen Wednesday night who made it a goal to serve the community by keeping the public ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:30 am


Stanly student-athletes to be tested for antigens starting with summer workouts

Starting this summer, high school athletes across the state will be tested weekly for antigens. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use ... Read more

by Charles Curcio, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:07 am

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