Category Archives: Development

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

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

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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

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Farm Fresh Ventures Celebrates Successful First Year

The multi-county, two state partnership of local agricultural producers that organized as Farm Fresh Ventures last spring is celebrating its first year as a success. In a very wet 2013 summer, the group successfully boxed and delivered 2201 boxes of … Continue reading

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Stanfield welcomes 20 new jobs from UFP London

By Leah Schmalz   The Stanfield Town Council and the Stanly County Board of Commissioners voted Monday at a joint public hearing to approve an economic incentive with UFP New London that is expected to bring 20 new jobs and … Continue reading

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City of Locust senior center gets a home

By Carrie C. Causey  carrie@weeklypostnc.com It’s an announcement Locust Council member Harry Fletcher has been waiting a long time to say. The proposed senior center that has been in the works for two years has finally found a home and … Continue reading

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Burgess wins with write-ins

By Carrie C. Causey   carrie@weeklypostnc.com Oakboro’s town administrator Doug Burgess will be wearing an additional hat come January. Friday, the Stanly County Board of Elections announced Burgess won the Oakboro mayoral race without ever being on the ballot. “I knew … Continue reading

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Draft sale agreement sent to legal

By Carrie C. Causey   carrie@weeklypostnc.com  Negotiations are continuing among Oakboro and Stanly County com- missioners regarding the proposed sale of the town’s wastewater treat- ment plant. Monday night, Oakboro commissioners present—Mayor Pro Tem Chris Huneycutt, Georgia Harvey and Rodney Eury—voted … Continue reading

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Future cloudy for solar farm endeavor

Representatives of Strata Solar are still in the dark over whether or not Oakboro commissioners will approve a proposed text amendment that would allow solar farms in residential-agriculture zones. Monday night, commis- sioners said their ordinance states three-fourths of the … Continue reading

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Residents thanked for volunteering in Locust

By Carrie C. Causey  carrie@weeklypostnc.com The Locust City Council flew through its October 10 meeting, hearing updates from all its departments but not tackling any major issues Several council members did take the time to express their appreciation to residents … Continue reading

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Town of Midland groundbreaking

By Leah Schmalz The Town of Midland held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future town hall and library building on Saturday. After the invocation and the pledge of allegiance, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Tallent recognized all of the people involved … Continue reading

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