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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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