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Toby Thorpe, Author at The Stanly News & Press

North Stanly High School

Williams challenges North Stanly senior to ‘keep your hands up, and eyes open’

North Stanly High School’s class of 2021 celebrated its commencement at R.N. Jeffrey Stadium on the school campus Friday evening. The event, delayed for 25 ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:25 am


Panel airs concerns, seeks solutions for community

“I didn’t know what to think or say about it,” said Matthew McNeil in describing his anger over the recent deaths of Ahmed Arbury and ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:36 pm


City looks to retain electrical division employees

Staffing and retention of employees in the city’s electrical division was a major subject of discussion at Monday’s meeting of Albemarle City Council. North Carolina ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:33 am


City discusses business center

At Monday’s meeting of the Albemarle City Council, the board explored and discussed pros and cons of infrastructure planning options at the Albemarle Business Center ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, March 6, 2020 3:42 pm


Bulls fall to Stallions in overtime

For South Stanly fans, an apt description of Tuesday’s first-round playoff game with Queen’s Grant can be found by paraphrasing the words of “Whispering” Bill ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:51 am


Knights conquer Cavaliers for YVC tournament crown

With 1:40 to go before halftime and the score deadlocked at 19 in Saturday’s Yadkin Valley Tournament championship game, Gray Stone’s Margaret Huckabee toed the ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:43 pm


South Stanly basketball squad ends championship drought

In the winter and early spring of 1966, Stanly County’s current high schools had been in operation for less than four years, after 10 community ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, February 21, 2020 7:55 pm


Gray Stone’s Werts joins 1,000-point club

Danielle Werts, a 5-foot-8 senior guard on Gray Stone Day’s conference leading women’s squad, surpassed the 1,000-point mark in last week’s conference game with North ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Friday, February 14, 2020 7:21 pm

Scott Dunn

ELECTION 2020 PRIMARY: Dunn vies for superior court seat

Montgomery County resident and attorney Scott Dunn, who has entered the race for a newly-created Superior Court seat in NC Judicial District 20-A, cites his ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:18 pm


Raye reaches 1,000-point mark as Bulldogs down Wildcats

Wednesday was senior night at Albemarle High School, but a sophomore stole the show. Eighteen seconds into the third quarter, Bulldog point guard M.J. Raye ... Read more

by Toby Thorpe, Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:58 am

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