ACE Hardware is now the home of a weekly farmers market. Vendors of all types came out for the first day of the market last Thursday.
“We had a good turnout and we’re off to a really great start. We hope to have more vendors once gardens start to produce more,” said Locust ACE Hardware manager Sandy Curlee.
Quench Essentials had all natural personal care products for sampling and for purchase. Customers tested out lotion bars made from goats milk and smelled the different scents of each beauty bar. Continue reading
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6365, Locust installed the following officers for the 2012-2013 business year: Commander Bill Smith, Sr. Vice Commander Arthur Morgan, Jr. Vice Commander Wilbert Almond, Quartermaster James Klutts, Chaplain Lance Mullis, Judge Advocate David Lambert, Surgeon Christopher Foley, 1-year Trustee Fetzer Hartsell, 2-year Trustee Milas Hatley, 3-year Trustee Dale Austin. From left: Bill Smith, Arthur Morgan, Lance Mullis, Fetzer Hartsell, Chris Foley, James Klutts Absent from the attached photo: Wilbert Almond, Judge Advocate David Lambert, 1-year Trustee Fetzer Hartsell, 2-year Trustee Milas Hatley, 3-year Trustee Dale Austin.
For more information about Post 6365 or membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, call Bill Smith at 704-888-3750 or 704-773-0555.
Two Stanly County students, Jordan Caddell and Haley Akers, will be awarded Daughters of American Revolution scholarships this year.
Jordan Caddell will receive the NCSDAR Cordon/Street Scholarship. Last fall, Jordan was selected as the DAR Good Citizen from West Stanly High School. To receive this honor a student must demonstrate leadership, dependability, service, and patriotism in their school, home, and community. This year’s DAR Good Citizens wrote an essay on “Our American Heritage and My Responsibility to Preserve It.” Along with DAR Good Citizens from other high schools, Jordan read his essay at the local DAR chapter meeting in November. Based on his accomplishments and his essay, the Yadkin River Patriots Chapter DAR will enter Jordan’s application for a state DAR scholarship. Continue reading
Stanly Community College will host its ninth annual WWII Veterans recognition luncheon Tuesday, May 29, in the Webb Student Center on the Albemarle campus.
All WWII veterans are invited to attend this luncheon and are asked to contact Donna Jones at 704-991-0217 to reserve their seat. Registration begins at 11:30 am and lunch will be served promptly at 12 noon. Continue reading
Cabarrus Acres subdivision will soon benefit from sewer service from McGill Associates, an engineering firm contracted by the Town of Midland. The project will be funded through a low (0%) interest rate State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan amounting to $1,200,000 if the town completes the first steps of processing by July 2.
In order for the town to benefit from this fund, the council and staff must submit an Engineering Report to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) by July 2. The fund is offered from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. If the report is not submitted before that date, the funding will not be available. Once the report is approved the town can proceed with construction plans and specifications.
Richard Flowe, the Midland Planning, Zoning, and Subdivision Administrator, described this as an “exciting opportunity for the town and we want to maintain the pace.”
The low interest loan would be combined with a $1,200,000 grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund giving the town $2.4 million in total.
The project will affect approximately 50 residents within the Cabarrus Acres Subdivision located off of Midland Road. The preliminary engineering fee for McGill Associates will be $23,000, which does not include design, permitting, surveying, geotechnical, bidding and award, construction observation, or construction administration services.
The town hopes to have construction begin between March and August of 2013.
“This is a monumental time and place in Midland’s brief history as an incorporated town,” said Flowe.
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Rep. Larry Kissell joins Landon Morrison for Eagle Scout ceremony
Rep. Larry Kissell joined the family, friends, and fellow scouts of Midland resident and West Stanly High School Senior Landon Morrison recently as he received the rank of Eagle Scout. Morrison, a member of Troop 63, was honored during a ceremony at Carolina Presbyterian Church in Locust.Kissell spoke of Morrison’s leadership in numerous aspects within the community: in the classroom, as a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC and in youth volunteer efforts Morrison participated in that Kissell’s office organized.
“I’m honored to join Landon’s family, friends and Scout leaders in congratulating him on earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout,” said Kissell. “Getting to know Landon, it’s clear to me this is a testament to his character and an honor that will stay with him throughout his life. It’s a privilege to be a part of this ceremony in honor this young man’s achievements.”
Earlier this year, Morrison received a nomination to the Air Force Academy from Kissell’s office, and learned recently the Academy had appointed him to attend.
“Landon’s service will continue as he moves on to the Air Force Academy, but the ideals and values small towns like ours have instilled in him along the way will stay with him forever,” added Kissell.
The West Stanly Business Association met last Wednesday, May 9 for a luncheon and tour of Chicago Tube and Iron, a Locust business.
Lunch was provided by The Fresh House, the association members listened to a presentation on the ins and outs of CTI.
Chicago Tube and Iron is one of the largest steel service centers in the United States. The location in Locust has grown in operation and now surpasses the home facility located in Chicago. It has had no accidents in more than six months.
Bill Anderson, the Operations Manager of the CTI Power Division gave the group a tour of the welding process from start to finish.
Stanly Community College has worked in conjunction with CTI in developing their Welding program within the Industrial Occupations department. Students can earn their certificate by learning basic theory, practical application, and different fundamentals of welding and fabrication.
Welders can make $25-$30 an hour in the warehouse and as much as $50 on location at CTI. Companies similar to CTI are constantly on the look out for welders fresh newly certified. SCC will also offer a degree for students wishing to seek a higher position such as foreman.