West Stanly wrestler Joe Graves scores 100th win
West Stanly High School senior wrestler Joe Graves recently achieved his 100th career win. He scored the win January 7 while competing in the West Stanly Duals held at the school. His season record is 28-5.
Q. How did you begin wrestling and how old were you?
A. I started wrestling as a freshmen because my Dad was always a fan of the sport.
Q.Do you watch college wrestling and are there any wrestlers who you try to emulate?
A. Yes, I like to watch Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) because of his speed and that’s the style that I grew into.
Q. What are your plans after high school? What college would you like to attend?
A. I had always planned on joining the Army after school but now I am planning on college first. I am in the process of enrolling at Spartanburg Methodist to continue wrestling.
Q. Describe your off-season routine.
A. I normally run in the morning, then I practice in Concord at Team Cabarrus and compete on Saturdays as much as possible.
Q. Describe your in-season routine.
A. Same as the summer but a little more intense and at West Stanly.
Q. Who has been the biggest influence on you, wrestling or otherwise?
A. My coach, Phil Depasquale, and his brother, Jason.
Q. What do you like to do besides wrestling?
A. Fishing and anything outdoors.
Q. Favorite Music?
A. Don’t really have a favorite it depends on my mood.
Q. Who are the athletes you admire most?
A. Anthony Robles and Cam Newton.
Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. The Hangover
Q. What is your favorite subject in school?
Q. Perhaps the most important question—favorite food to eat when it’s not wrestling season?
A. Taco Bell and Bojangles together.
Q. What do you consider your highest achievement in wrestling?
Good afternoon. This is a notification message from the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office. The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the FBI, will be conducting a field training seminar in the Midland area on Thursday, January 26, 2012. During this time residents in the area of US Hwy 601 and NC Hwy 24/27 may hear several controlled explosions
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at (704)920-3000. Thank you for your time.
Congressman Larry Kissell (NC-08) has announced that his staff will next host satellite office hours in Stanly County on Tuesday, January 17, in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room at Stanly Commons, 1000 N. First Street, Albemarle from 2-3 p.m. A caseworker will be on hand to answer constituent questions and provide assistance with casework.
“I’m committed to doing all I can to ensure that the people of this district have every opportunity to get the help they need,” said Kissell. “Over the past three years, our office has assisted thousands of constituents, but we all know that there are still many folks who need help during these tough times. I’m proud of the work being done in our three district offices, and hosting these satellite hours throughout the district provides folks with a more convenient way to come out and let my staff know they need assistance and have their questions answered. I will continue to do everything I can to make sure that contact with our office is readily available to every single constituent.”
Kissell’s District Offices are located at:
· Concord Office
325 McGill Ave Suite 500
Concord, NC 28027
· Rockingham Office
230 E Franklin St.
Rockingham, NC 28379
· Fayetteville Office
6257 Raeford Rd. Suite 2
Fayetteville, NC 28304
For more information, please contact Kissell’s Concord District Office at 704-786-1612.
The Town of Midland will be closed for the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 16.
I want to thank all of you who have contributed the Oakboro Police Department’s Annual Toy Drive. As of this moment, we have distributed 563 toys to many families and to Stanly Christian Ministries. This afternoon, we learned of one more family in our area that is need of some assistance. A mother and her four children have asked us if we could help. She has three boys, 5, 8, 10 years of age. She has one girl, age 13. If anyone would like to help us give this family a nice Christmas, we will take donations until 5 PM on Thursday December,22 . Once again, I want to thank you for your generosity this Christmas Season. You have helped us make a difference in many lives this year and I ask that God Bless each of you and your family at this special moment in time.
With the Warmest Regards,
Chief Joe Lowder
TRAFFIC STOPS RESULT IN DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED CHARGES, ADDING TO DECEMBER’S TOTAL
The Locust Police Department recently made traffic stops that discovered the drivers were impaired. This brings December’s total to 5 DWI charges.
In the early morning hours of December 17th, a vehicle driven by Ms. Morgan Taylor Gravitte of Albemarle was stopped in the Hickory Ridge sub-division after observing the vehicle suspiciously driving into the neighborhood in the early morning hours and observing a minor traffic violation.
Upon stopping the vehicle, Locust Police smelled the odor of alcohol inside the vehicle. After further investigation, Ms. Gravitte was requested to give a breath sample into an Alco-Sensor portable breath device. Ms. Gravitte blew a positive level of alcohol concentration.
Although Ms. Gravitte was under the legal limit of alcohol impairment prescribed by the state of North Carolina, Ms. Gravitte was cited for Provisional Driving While Impaired based on the North Carolina statute that it is against the law for any individual under the age of 21 to operate a vehicle with alcohol remaining in their system. Ms. Gravitte was also cited for Driving Outside of a Restriction on her license and issued a written warning for having an Inoperable Registration Plate Light.
A passenger, Ms. Erin Michelle Burleyson of Mount Pleasant was cited for Aiding & Abetting Provisional Driving While Impaired as well as Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Drive.
In the mid-day hours of December 18th, a vehicle operated by Mr. James Ryan Dennis was stopped after observing his vehicle travel left of the center line and driving 47 mph in a 35 mph zone.
After smelling the odor of alcohol in the vehicle and finding open containers of alcohol, Mr. Dennis was requested to perform roadside field sobriety tests. Mr. Dennis was placed under arrest for Driving While Impaired and transported to Stanly County Jail. There Mr. Dennis blew a .10 on Intoximeter, .02 higher than North Carolina’s legal limit.
Mr. Corie Stanback, a passenger in Mr. Dennis’ vehicle, was cited for Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol in a vehicle.
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