Toby Thorpe, Author at The Stanly News & Press

Cooperative Extension

Alexi becomes leader of Cooperative Extension staff

“It’s an exciting time to be working here,” says Molly Alexi, who assumed the directorship of the Stanly office of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, January 6, 2022 2:12 pm

Albemarle Sweet Shop

Volunteers reflect on successful Community Christmas Dinner

With Albemarle’s downtown streets mostly empty on Christmas morning, the first block of West South Street was a notable exception as a steady stream of ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:20 pm


Hospice trees lit in memory of loved ones

Hospice of Stanly and The Uwharrie launched its annual Festival of Trees Dec. 6 at Stanly Commons with the Lighting of the Angel Trees, a ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Monday, December 13, 2021 11:31 am

George Crooker

After 31 years, Hopkins will retire from Stanly County YMCA

It can be said that Margrit Hopkins has taken the “scenic route” to Stanly County. The longtime fitness instructor was born in Germany, and lived ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Monday, December 13, 2021 10:01 am

N.C. Cooperative Extension

Ag Extension has new staff members

Created to develop prosperity for all North Carolinians through research-based agricultural, food and 4-H programs, the NC Agricultural Extension service relies on its local staff ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Monday, October 4, 2021 11:40 am

Mike Thompson

Thompson remembered by friends

Norwood resident Mike Thompson, who passed recently at age 66 of COVID-19 complications, was never one to seek accolades or bring attention to himself. But ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:44 pm


Albemarle approves vaccine incentives, development

Working through a Tuesday agenda heavy on public hearings, Albemarle City Council approved plans for two subdivisions, a map amendment and an annexation. In addition, ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:06 am


Truck damages downtown Albemarle building

An accident at approximately 12:45 p.m. Wednesday resulted in extensive property damage to a building at 126 E. Main St., Albemarle. The building, owned by ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, August 27, 2021 8:37 am

Anson County

Waisner retires after long Parks & Rec career

After 25 years as parks and recreation director, Stanly native Jeff Waisner retired in July and was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, August 13, 2021 12:07 pm


Stanly County Jeepfest benefits first responders

Around 35 Jeeps, some showroom-clean and others splattered in mud, were on exhibit last weekend at Sun Plaza Car Wash and Quick Lube, as the ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:54 pm

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