The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce is now taking nominations for the Leadership Stanly Class of 2013. Consider nominating an employee, colleague, member of your church congregation, family member, or anyone you feel has the energy and potential to tackle present and future community issues.
The program fee of $650 for Chamber Member or $750 for Non-Chamber Member covers all costs for the nine-month period, including speakers, scheduled meals, lodging, materials, mailings, and the graduation banquet for each participant and guest. Continue reading
The West Stanly Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) sent twelve students and two advisors to San Antonio Texas for the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 29 through July.
Several teams and individuals from West Stanly competed in events varying from American Enterprise to Business Math. Junior Jesse Swink, who participated in the Digital Video Editing competition said, “For Brandon and I being here to compete against the best in the nation is an incredible honor.” When not competing, the students enjoyed exploring the city.
“San Antonio is such a beautiful city, with so much to see and so much history, I almost don’t want to go back home,” said senior Schyler Martin.
West Stanly FBLA would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who supported them and helped them to get there.
As the summer heat and humidity roll into the area, so do entertainment trucks and amusement rides. Businesses and families will spend the next week preparing floats for a parade for the upcoming 54th annual Oakboro Fourth of July Celebration beginning next week.
The Oakboro Fourth of July Celebration is a six-day long celebration filled with beauty pageants, contests, vendors, rides, amusements, music, and lots of family fun.
Parking and most activities are free with the only exception for amusements and rides requiring tickets or on specific nights, armbands for $15. Continue reading
James Kevin Kiser, 47, of Stanfield was charged with two counts of assault on a female, two counts of assault and battery, one count of communicating threats, and one count of injury to property last Friday, June 22 at a residence on Love Mill Road. Police responded to a complaint of an assault in progress at 5 pm Friday. When they arrived at the scene, Kiser had fled after attacking and threatening four adults and causing damage to personal property. He was later arrested Saturday at 2:30 pm at a residence on Island Creek Road in Stanfield. He was placed into the Stanly County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. He has a court date Monday, July 2.
Do you know someone who is over 90 or will turn 90-years old by the end of the year? Contact the Senior Center by Friday, July 6. Thursday, July 26, the center will have their sixth annual birthday party for citizens in Stanly County who are 90-years old and older. Call with names, numbers, mailing addresses so recipients can receive invitations. For more information, contact the center at 704-986-3769 or email Pamela Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
One-Stop voting begins Thursday, June 28 at the Board of Elections Office. Voting is held Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 5 pm until July 13. They will be closed July 4. The last day to vote One-Stop is Saturday, July 14 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Registered voters may update their address and change vital information in an existing registration record at the One Stop Site, but changes of party affiliation are not allowed. The option to register and vote during the One Stop Voting period that precedes a second primary is also not allowed. Continue reading
The Locust Historical Society and Museum will host a yard sale at the Locust Community Center Saturday, June 23, from 8-11:30 am. Vendor rentals will benefit the LHSM and all other sales will go towards vendors. For more information, contact Gary Tucker at 704-888-8413.
Two men from Stanfield are accused of stealing from a Waxhaw business. Brian Prince was arrested May 17 and charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and Felony Larceny. Esco Mcdowd Bebber turned himself in Friday and was charged with possession of stolen goods. Prince was issued a $4,000 secured bond and has a court date set for June 4.
Stanly Community College will host its ninth annual WWII Veterans recognition luncheon Tuesday, May 29, in the Webb Student Center on the Albemarle campus.
All WWII veterans are invited to attend this luncheon and are asked to contact Donna Jones at 704-991-0217 to reserve their seat. Registration begins at 11:30 am and lunch will be served promptly at 12 noon. Continue reading
Rep. Larry Kissell joins Landon Morrison for Eagle Scout ceremony
Rep. Larry Kissell joined the family, friends, and fellow scouts of Midland resident and West Stanly High School Senior Landon Morrison recently as he received the rank of Eagle Scout. Morrison, a member of Troop 63, was honored during a ceremony at Carolina Presbyterian Church in Locust.Kissell spoke of Morrison’s leadership in numerous aspects within the community: in the classroom, as a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC and in youth volunteer efforts Morrison participated in that Kissell’s office organized.
“I’m honored to join Landon’s family, friends and Scout leaders in congratulating him on earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout,” said Kissell. “Getting to know Landon, it’s clear to me this is a testament to his character and an honor that will stay with him throughout his life. It’s a privilege to be a part of this ceremony in honor this young man’s achievements.”
Earlier this year, Morrison received a nomination to the Air Force Academy from Kissell’s office, and learned recently the Academy had appointed him to attend.
“Landon’s service will continue as he moves on to the Air Force Academy, but the ideals and values small towns like ours have instilled in him along the way will stay with him forever,” added Kissell.