Category Archives: Government

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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Barbee faces Huggins in race for Stanfield mayor

By Leah Schmalz Mayoral candidate: Kevin Barbee  Kevin Barbee ran for mayor in 2006 due to the financial troubles afflicting the town. He recalled that in 2005 the town was bouncing checks, couldn’t pay bills, was two years behind on … Continue reading

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Natives hope to help Oakboro grow

Since Oakboro Mayor Danny Long resigned from office and Robert Harvey dropped out of the race, Allan McGuire will be the only name on the Oakboro ballot for mayor. But there are four candidates hoping to fill one of the … Continue reading

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Hatley and Jordan seek re-election to Red Cross town council

By Leah Schmalz Council member: Richard “Dicky” Hatley Dicky Hatley has been a council member for almost two years. After roughly five years on the planning board, he was appointed to the town council to fill a vacancy. He wants … Continue reading

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Midland passersby will see a sign

Carrie C. Causey:  Contributing Writer New sign changes hope to draw more attention to a prominent Midland commercial area. During their Oct. 7 meeting, Midland council members approved changes to signs at the Presnell Business Park. Those modifications include switching … Continue reading

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Stanfield Board discusses route options for bypass road

By Leah Schmalz At the Stanfield Town Hall meeting for October, the Board of Commissioners discussed possible route options for a proposed bypass road as part of the Locust and Red Cross Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The purpose of the road … Continue reading

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