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Stanly County Museum to present program on Jefferson Davis’ lost papers

The Stanly County Museum and the Stanly County Historical Society will give area residents an opportunity to hear the little-known story of the lost archives of the Confederate States of America Thursday, August 29.

In the spring of 1865 the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, was fleeing south toward Charlotte from advancing Federal […]

By |August 15th, 2013|Weekly Post|0 Comments

Locust Officers awarded Intermediate Certificates

Four officers were awarded intermediate certificates at the City of Locust council meeting last Thursday, August 8. Locust Police Chief Frank Hartsell recognized Sgt. Ricky Crayton, officers Chad Whitley, Brittany Tucker, and Thomas Smith.

“When we reach 75 percent of our officers at intermediate or above training, we get very favorable rates on our liability insurance and it is a significant savings to the city,” explained city administrator Tim Fesperman. “Very shortly we will obtain that 75 percent and receive those favorable rates and this is a big deal.” […]

By |August 15th, 2013|Breaking News, Development, Towns, Weekly Post|0 Comments

Chief clears up fire tax confusion

West Stanly Fire Department Chief Tripp Crosby cleared up some recent confusion concerning the new rise in the fire tax affecting the fire department’s district at the Locust City Council meeting last Thursday.

The confusion began at the Stanfield town council meeting the week before, when the board and town administrator Bob Harvey discussed how Stanfield residents would see an increase in their fire tax from .08 percent to .0842 percent. It was also said at the meeting Stanfield, New London, and Richfield were the only towns to have an increase. Crosby stated at the Locust meeting this was incorrect.

“It is true; if your property value increased you will see an increase in your fire tax, in the most extreme case around $10. Many will see a reduction in the fire taxes you pay,” said Crosby. “This did not just affect one of the municipalities that we currently serve, but affects the entire district regardless if you live in a city, town or the county.”

Of the misinformation, Harvey stated, “I knew that it was affecting others, but I was just thinking of it as how it pertains to Stanfield at the meeting.” […]

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Morrow Mountain State Park re-opened to public this week

Last Monday, Morrow Mountain State Park reopened the park to visitors after a two-month hiatus while the park was closed due to storm damage.

During the June storms, thousands of trees were knocked down or damaged, blocking park road-ways, campsites, trails, picnic shelters, and park facilities. Several park buildings received significant roof and structural damage when the trees fell onto them.

Many visitors and campers were stranded during the storms, blocked off from their families and others, says Morrow Mountain State Park Superintendent Greg Schneider who thanked many of the volunteers who responded during the time of need. In particular, Schneider mentioned the Drake family who were also blocked by fallen trees and decided to help park staff check the welfare of the campers.


By |August 10th, 2013|Breaking News, Development, Weekly Post|0 Comments

Suspicious death leads to four arrests, one investigation into Charlotte doctor

The suspicious death of an Albemarle man last April 2012 led to the arrests of four people and an investigation into a Mecklenburg County doctor.

A Medical examiner in Chapel Hill determined that William Mitchell Hudson found dead at his Hatley Farm Road home in Albemarle died of Acute Fentanyl Toxicity.

In a joint investigation by The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, The State Bureau of Investigation, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department, and the North Carolina Medical Board led to the four arrests. […]

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County commissioners, school board to change size

Beginning next year, two Stanly County boards will see a change in the shape of their panels.

The Board of Education will loose two seats, and the Board of Commis- sioners will gain two seats, coming to a total of seven seats on each board. The new change comes after a bill was passed by the North Carolina Legislature July 25 affecting both Stanly County as well as Guilford County.

“Anytime you add additional members to an elected or appointed body, there will be increased ideas, thoughts, and opinions,” said county manager Andy Lucas. “It also has the potential to enhance civic engagement given the district-based representation.” […]

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Young mason gold medalist dies in tragic accident

Local graduate and masonry apprentice was killed in a tragic accident last week and is remembered for his skills and character by his family and teachers.

Brenton Austin, 20, of
Stanfield studied masonry
at Central Cabarrus High
School and was on the path
to working in the masonry industry as an apprentice at Griffin Masonry in Mint Hill.


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Colts baseball coach says farewell

After 12 seasons as the West Stanly High School Colts baseball head coach, David Lee has announced that he will not be joining the Colts team again.

Lee, a social studies teacher at West, accepted a position at Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, N.C. to teach physical education. Lee will also be joining the football coaching staff working with wide receiving.

“It was kind of a surprise,” says Lee, “to hear about this particular teaching position and opportunity. The information kind of fell into my lap, and it seemed like a good opportunity to move on.” […]

By |August 4th, 2013|Breaking News, Development, Sports|0 Comments

Riverbend Mercantile celebrates grand opening

Riverbend Farm Mercantile celebrated its grand opening last weekend and is ready to serve the community safe and healthy food fit for the whole family.

Owned and operated by a family who has been a staple to the community, Riverbend farm celebrating almost 40 years, right down the road from the Mercantile, has given tours in the pumpkin patch for school groups and families for 20 years and has delighted visitors with feeding goats and a quick stop by the ice cream stand.

Over at Riverbend Farm Mercantile, customers will still enjoy the friendly ser- vice of Riverbend employees and ice cream, plus a whole line of products from local sources and Dutch farms in Penn. Owner Mary Little says the idea has been churning for a long time in their family to open a store and now seemed like the right time. […]

By |August 4th, 2013|Towns, Weekly Post|0 Comments

Community offering support for paralyzed man

Family, friends, and the Endy community are coming together to support a local Good Samaritan who was paralyzed from the waist down after falling from a roof.

Brian Brown, who is characterized as a hard working and kind hearted man by his family and friends, fell from a roof while helping to clear a fallen tree after the June 12 microburst storm that swept through Albemarle knocking down trees, destroying homes and businesses, and causing the deaths of three people.

Brown’s father-in-law had a tree crash down on his roof, and Brown was afraid of damage that could occur from a leaking roof. While clearing the tree, Brown fell when his ladder slid from underneath him. […]

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