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Youth organization celebrates 25 years

It’s not easy talking to teenagers. Advice seems to roll off like water. Questions seem to sink like stones. In fact, outside of school and ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 8:00 am


Falcon Trail could continue north

A new study could boost northern Stanly’s emerging trail network. For the past five years, residents have worked with the Carolina Thread Trail to create ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:08 pm


Morrow Mountain celebrates new addition

The county’s biggest recreational attraction just got bigger. Morrow Mountain State Park officially opened 45 new acres of land along the south side of Mountain ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Monday, July 30, 2018 2:59 pm


Summer months prompt Christmas plans

While it may be July, the town of Richfield is already envisioning Christmas. To give the town a more festive feel around the holidays, the ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:18 am


Community gets first look at north Stanly pedestrian plan

Recent efforts to encourage walking and biking in northern Stanly were supplemented by the state this week. Through a $40,000 grant provided by the N.C. ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Friday, July 27, 2018 5:17 pm


Richfield intersection sees 13 accidents in six years

Several close calls on a road just outside Richfield are prompting residents to seek help. The intersection of High Rock Road and N.C. Highway 49 ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:36 am


Locust Council Briefs for July

At its meeting on July 7, the Locust City Council: Introduced three new police officers. All three are June graduates of Stanly Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Their names are Noah Coley, Robert Godek Jr., and Garrett Ritzheimer. Recapped upcoming park renovations. In the upcoming month, Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park will get new bike stands, dog stations and benches. A new retaining wall will be constructed near the ballfields, as well. Reminded citizens of a temporary recycling pick-up change. Anyone who has a Tuesday recycling pick-up should put out their recycling on July 31. Next month the schedule will return to normal. Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:16 am


City departments capture national attention

Hard work paid off three times over for Albemarle city staff this month. At the city council’s last meeting, three city divisions were recognized with ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:20 am


Locust takes over Christmas parade from Lions Club

Locust’s Christmas parade will undergo a change in management this year. After running the event for more than 35 years, the local Lions Club recently ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:31 pm


Habitat celebrates 12th note-burning

While bottle rockets and sparklers lit up many a face to begin the month, it was fireworks of another kind that lit up Brenda Richardson’s ... Read more

by Shannon Beamon, Friday, July 20, 2018 12:24 pm

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