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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albemarle streets in bad shape

I no longer live inside the city limits of Albemarle since moving in 2019; however, I did for over 65 years and paid taxes for ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

CRYSTAL COCKMAN COLUMN: An early morning adventure

A recent Monday I was given the day off and decided to meet a good friend at Morrow Mountain State Park for a hike. We ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.


Our family was hoping for some good weather for Easter. With a few cold nights before Easter, we weren’t sure the weather was going to ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: ‘Partisan’ reading bill passes easily

On March 31, the North Carolina Senate passed the hugely controversial SB 387, titled the Excellent Public Schools Act of 2021, by margin of 48 ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Political fantasies can be costly

RALEIGH — It’s hard not to play along when children come up with cute untruths. For example, for a time one of my boys used ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Using your talents

It seems like we have been fighting water problems for several weeks at our house. First, we had an underground leak. We got that repaired ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Did a North Carolinian cause the Suez Canal back-up?

Who is responsible for last month’s jam up in the Suez Canal? Could it be a North Carolinian? The damages to the quarter-mile long container ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: Chamber has many programs, events planned

The Stanly County Chamber has been working on plans for the upcoming months and for the year. We are excited to announce the dates for ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Stanly County Public Library has much to offer during National Library Week, Poetry Month

April showers bring … exciting celebrations to the library. April is the month for both National Library Week and National Poetry Month.We will have several ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many churches helped Appalachian outreach

We would like to thank the following churches who provided a total of 877 filled backpacks to needy children in North Carolina through the Appalachian ... Read more

2 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

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