Chris Miller, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

COVID-19

More than one-fourth of Stanly County Schools students, staff were quarantined last week

Amid the current omicron surge, Stanly County Schools has reported the largest number of students and staff who have tested positive for the coronavirus and ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:04 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle council approves 48-lot subdivision along Ridge Street

The Albemarle City Council on Tuesday night approved a new 48 lot cluster subdivision along Ridge Street, which would also utilize the Unity Drive unopened ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:06 pm

Albemarle

Albemarle council approves rezoning ordinance for new retail establishment

The Albemarle City Council on Tuesday night held a public hearing and then approved a rezoning ordinance which would make way for a new retail ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:10 am

bright ideas

Bright Ideas grant will fund outdoor classroom, garden at Richfield

To help foster in students an appreciation for science along with improving a little-used section of the school, a Richfield Elementary guidance counselor recently received ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:22 pm

Circle K

Locust Council postpones decision on Circle K rezoning request

During a Zoom meeting Thursday night, Locust City Council tabled a decision until next month regarding a conditional rezoning request by Circle K to open ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:25 pm

#Oakboro Choice STEM School

Grant will be used to create agricultural learning center in Oakboro

Jennifer Crawford, STEM coach at Oakboro Choice STEM School, received close to $2,000 from Union Power Cooperative’s Bright Ideas Grant late last year to help ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 10:53 am

cases

Weekly new Covid cases exceed 1,200 for the first time in Stanly County

Throughout the past several months, it appeared the county was steadily improving following a rough summer and early fall caused by the delta variant. Weekly ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, January 14, 2022 4:52 pm

Albemarle

Several schools shifted to remote learning this week due to rising quarantines, positive Covid cases

Endy Elementary, Millingport Elementary and Richfield Elementary all switched to remote learning Friday as a result of staff shortages. Though it could change, the plan ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Friday, January 14, 2022 11:42 am

COVID-19

More than 1,000 SCS teachers and students quarantined last week amid Omicron surge

The spread of COVID-19 reported within Stanly County Schools has rocketed to highs not seen in several months. The school system reported 1,127 students and ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:18 am

COVID-19

Stanly hits lowest unemployment rate in more than three years

Stanly County’s November unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, according to new county-specific data from the N.C. Department of Commerce released earlier this month, a decrease ... Read more

by Chris Miller, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:51 am

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