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Cindy Feis

Oakboro denies residential rezoning request

Oakboro Town Commission on Monday denied a request to rezone a residential lot at the corner of Dorsett and East Third streets. A public hearing, ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:59 pm

Blue Dot Concrete

Blue Dot Concrete plant coming to Oakboro

The Oakboro Town Commission on Monday approved a request from Blue Dot Concrete to locate a concrete plant at 420 S. Main St. An evidentiary ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:13 am

Nicolle Hopkins


American author Annie Dillard said, “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” That pretty much sums up my mother ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Monday, March 6, 2023 10:30 am

Gray Stone Day School

Races illustrate energy transfer at Gray Stone

Students in Billy Mills’ engineering-design class at Gray Stone Day School were greeted with an unusual challenge to open the 2023 spring semester. The challenge? ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, March 2, 2023 10:02 am

Brandon Beane

Who is ready for the XFL? One Locust resident hopes viewers tune in

Chris Phillips, a Norwood native and Locust resident, began work in November as the director of league partnerships for the XFL, which will kick off ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:11 am


With eyes on Broadway, Wall tours country in ‘Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story’

As a 7-year-old in a Uwharrie Players production of “A Christmas Carol,” Hannah-Kathryn “HK” Wall first felt the thrill and anticipation of performing in live ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, February 10, 2023 1:20 pm

U.S. Highway 52

‘Maverick Highway’ U.S. 52 connects Stanly County to North Dakota, South Carolina and many sites in between

Although only 26 miles of U.S. Highway 52 pass through Stanly County (about 1.3% of the road’s total mileage), the thoroughfare links the county with ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 4:15 pm

Bud Smith

Oakboro seats new commissioner, amends animal ordinance

“I’m ready to work, and I’ll do the best I can,” said Oakboro resident Joey Carpenter at the conclusion of Tuesday’s town commissioners meeting, during ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:27 pm

Morrow Mountain

Ceremony opens new section of Morrow Mountain

A tract of 215 acres just east of Stanly Street in Badin officially became part of Morrow Mountain State Park on Friday at a public ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Monday, January 9, 2023 8:41 am

A.L. Lowder

Citizens voice concerns on Albemarle stormwater management plan

A public hearing regarding the city’s proposed implementation of a stormwater management plan drew around 35 residents to Albemarle City Hall on Tuesday evening, 14 ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 8:51 am

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