Category Archives: Government

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

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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

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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

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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

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Banquet benefits the Bridge to Recovery

By Natalie Lloyd The Bridge to Recovery held a benefit banquet at Loves Grove United Methodist Church in Stanfield this past Saturday evening. Thirty-five tables were sponsored for the event with more than 200 guests in attendance. The Bridge to … Continue reading

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Holiday spirit on parade in Locust this Saturday

Members of the West Stanly Lions Club and the City of Locust hope to usher in the holiday season with a full afternoon of festivities Saturday. The day starts with a holiday festival in the Locust Town Center beginning at … Continue reading

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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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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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Barbee wins Stanfield mayoral race

By Leah Schmalz Stanfield, Red Cross councils stay the same Mayor Kevin Barbee will hold office for another term after a win over Rick Huggins on Tuesday. Barbee collected 177 votes, while Huggins had 86. There was one vote for … Continue reading

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