Category Archives: Development

News about business, growth, and the environment around Oakboro, Locust, Stanfield and Midland.

Whitley to retire from SCPC

By Natalie Lloyd Barbara Whitley, Executive Director for the Stanly County Partnership for Children, will retire June 30. She has been involved with the partnership for over 20 years, serving as executive director for the past 12 years. The Stanly … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Government, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Midland Magic cancelled until next year

By Leah Schmalz Celebrate Midland Magic, a local festival held for 12 years, is cancelled for this fall. The committee has plans to hold it again next year. John Crump, a Midland town councilmember, said the committee had been looking … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Government, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Riverbend Farm trail, launch open Saturday

By Leah Schmalz This Saturday at 10 a.m. the Town of Midland and the Carolina Thread Trail will hold a ribbon cutting to officially open the Riverbend Farm trail and canoe and kayak launch. It is the second public access … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Oakboro hires Daniel Smith as Parks & Recreation Director

By Leah Schmalz At a closed meeting at the beginning of the month, Oakboro town council approved the hire of Daniel Smith as the Parks & Recreation Director. Smith has a Bachelor’s in Parks and Recreation Administration and Master’s in … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Government, Towns, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cabarrus Acres residents raise concerns over utility costs

By Leah Schmalz Residents Scott Boles and Stacey Joyner spoke during the public comment session of the Midland meeting last Tuesday regarding the sewer project in Cabarrus Acres. Because of the sewer lines, residents will also have to hookup to … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Government, Towns, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Locust to host new events in 2014

By Natalie Lloyd The City of Locust will host several new events during the upcoming months. The schedule of events was discussed at the city council meeting last Thursday. Council member JC Burris spoke about four upcoming events which will … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Towns, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Red Cross discusses plans for new town sign

By Natalie Lloyd At Monday’s council meeting, the Red Cross Town Council discussed plans for a new town sign. The sign will be 14 feet long by eight feet high with columns on each end. It will be made of … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Towns, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Diva Dash 5k expected to bring 5,000 to Midland

By Leah Schmalz SHAPE Magazine’s Diva Dash, a 5k obstacle course designed for women, is coming to Midland on June 21. It will be held at Riverbend Farm starting at 9 am. Local officials anticipate the event will bring roughly … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Towns, Your Hometown | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oakboro employees to receive holiday payment

By Carrie C. Causey Oakboro Meeting Wrap-up Monday night, the Oakboro town council recognized Clerk Taffy Smith as being the town’s first clerk to become certified, having recently finished her training.  Following closed session, the board awarded her achievements by … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Government, Growth | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Developer changes plan with ordinance in Midland

By Carrie C. Causey  A neighborhood developer wants to come back to the Midland Town Council to update a plan to be more in line with a new ordinance.  During the November 12 meeting, Planning Zoning and Subdivision Administrator Richard … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Development, Growth | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment