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Ritchie Starnes, Author at The Stanly News & Press

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Axe-throwing business cuts bullseye

“Do you want to go throw some axes?” Kevin McVey recalled about a friend’s invitation. Something about this masculine offer was enough to pique the ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:51 pm

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Motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon when a motorist turned into his path of travel. Brandon Marshall Miller, 30, of Albemarle was killed around 2 ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Monday, December 31, 2018 6:07 pm

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Armed robbery suspect hides face with gorilla mask

Albemarle police are collaborating with surrounding counties about an armed robbery suspect who concealed his face with a gorilla mask. No arrests have been made ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Monday, December 31, 2018 11:35 am

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Pfeiffer readies to shovel downtown dirt

January marks the official groundbreaking for the construction of Pfeiffer University’s new graduate campus in downtown Albemarle. Another dose of good news arrived when it ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Saturday, December 29, 2018 1:37 pm

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Family, friends mourn fatal fire victims

Although the fire marshal is waiting for the medical examiner to make positive identifications from Wednesday’s double fatal blaze, the names of the victims are ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Friday, December 28, 2018 5:40 pm

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Chance recovers from near fatal illness

On the day before the general election when he was set to run unopposed for school board, Jeff Chance was hospitalized with a life-threatening illness. ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Friday, December 28, 2018 1:56 pm

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Weather, overruns delay road improvements

Road improvements along N.C. Highway 24/27 Bypass in Albemarle originally set to conclude by the end of November will now carry over into the spring. ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 6:02 pm

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2 die in Badin house fire

Two people died in an early Wednesday morning house fire in west Badin. Federal, state and local investigators sifted through the charred remains in search ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:13 am

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Gunshot victim dies from injuries

A 75-year-old man shot multiple times through his front door died Thursday from his injuries, making the unexplained shooting a homicide. Johnnie Osborne succumbed to ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Friday, December 21, 2018 4:04 pm

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Texts alert deputies to armed kidnapper

Authorities rescued a woman and her 7-year-old son from an armed kidnapper after she alerted their whereabouts via text messages. Wednesday night sheriff’s deputies, along ... Read more

by Ritchie Starnes, Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:59 pm

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