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VFW recognizes two outstanding teachers

By Natalie Lloyd
Last week, two Stanly County teachers were recognized for their accomplishments in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year award contest.
Teachers committed to teaching patriotism to their students can be nominated to compete for the national VFW Teacher of the Year award. Teachers can be nominated at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Nominees compete at the local, district, state and national levels. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Schools, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Mock car crash discourages drinking

By Leah Schmalz
Local fire, EMS, police and state troopers responded to a car crash at West Stanly High School on Thursday.
Thankfully, the incident was staged. Although the flipped over car and injured students looked like a true emergency, they were part of a dramatization designed specifically for prom weekend and sponsored by Safe Kids Coalition. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Schools|0 Comments

Man arrested for making threats with gun

By Natalie Lloyd
A man was arrested in the Red Cross community Wednesday, May 6 for threatening a landscaper with a gun. The incident took place at 395 E. Red Cross Road.
According to the Stanly County Sherriff’s report, 32-year-old Chris Carlton Snuggs of Oakboro, armed with a handgun, made threats to kill the landscaper.
Responding to the […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Schools, Towns, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Oakboro citizens rally to save school

By Natalie Lloyd
Stop by most businesses in the Town of Oakboro and you’ll see petitions, pages overflowing with signatures, opposing the closure of Oakboro School. 
Circulated by concerned citizens, the petitions have collected several thousand signatures. The petitions, however, are just one small part of an overall community effort to stop the closure of Oakboro Elementary. 
School consolidation plans recently proposed by Superintendent Dr. Terry Griffin recommend the closure of Oakboro School. Shuttering the school is a move which, according to many Oakboro leaders and residents, would be devastating to the community.  […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Schools, Towns, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page|0 Comments

Mission Church improves community with Big Serve week

Mission Baptist Church wrapped up its Big Serve week by serving dinner to the West Stanly High School football team before their game on Friday. The Big Serve was a weeklong event designed to address any unmet needs in the community.

The church kicked off the week last Monday when almost 100 people tended to flower […]

By |October 20th, 2013|News Notes, Schools, Sports, Towns, Your Hometown|0 Comments

West Stanly roars for school spirit

By Leah Schmalz
West Stanly High School’s mascot may be a colt, but the students, faculty and staff are letting out a roar. Less than two weeks ago, they recorded a video for Katy Perry’s song “Roar” as part of a national contest to have the music star perform at the school. While that prize might be enough to motivate any school to participate, the underlying goal for WSHS was a boost in school spirit. 

Karen Brown, who teaches family consumer science at WSHS, was one of the driving forces behind the video. “If we don’t win, we already have,” she said. According to Brown, increasing school spirit has been a focus of the faculty recently due to the ways it improves attendance and classroom dynamics. “When they’re having fun and they like coming to school, then…they want to do good at school. They start embracing that whole thought of doing well in the classroom,” she said. Principal Kim Page agrees. “This is the best drop out prevention we could ever have,” she said. 

The school spent two and half days recording the video before and after classes and during lunch, so as not to cut into instruction time. Art teacher Tim Kroll assisted with the recording and production. The video went live on YouTube around 9:30 am on Sunday, September 29. Since then it’s reached more than 30,000 views. It has also been featured several times on “Good Morning America,” the host of the contest.   […]

By |October 10th, 2013|News Notes, People, Photos, Schools, Towns, Weekly Post Front Page|0 Comments

Softball tournament raises $1,400 for Special Olympics

By Carrie C. Causey, The Weekly Post
Members of the Lanesboro Correctional Institution hit it out of the ballpark in their efforts to raise money for Special Olympics Saturday.
Softball teams from around the area, including Albemarle and Oakboro, participated in the first Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Softball Tournament at Oakboro District Park, netting $1,400.╩
Sgt. Michael Kiker, who helped organize the event with his brother Kristopher and other volunteers, said this is one of several fundraisers to raise money for Special Olympics, which offers training and athletic opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Saturday’s event was made possible through several organization and businesses participating and donating their time and resources. Volunteer umpires were Bobby Teague, Tim Beaver, Jackie Humber and Mel Milton. Teams played in a double elimination tournament and they also raised money through a homerun derby and concession sales. Winning teams were C and G of Albemarle, Crump of Albemarle and Lucky Seven from the Lanesboro prison. […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|News Notes, Schools, Sports, Your Hometown|0 Comments

4-H youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

Stanly County 4-H’er, Betsy Austin, attended the fourth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, held in Greensboro, North Carolina recently. 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fourth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. 
This initiative aims to overcome […]

By |September 18th, 2013|Featured Posts, People, Schools, Towns|0 Comments

SCC’s AMIT campaign receives $20,000 from For Stanly, Inc.

Stanly Community Col- lege received a $20,000 donation from For Stanly, Inc. in support of its SCC’s “Training for Tomorrow’s Workforce” campaign. Through this targeted campaign, SCC is seek- ing to raise $3 million for major renovations to the existing Annex Building and Continuing Education Building on the Albemarle campus.

The check was presented to SCC’s President, Dr. Brenda Kays, by Bill Lawhon, Chairman of For Stanly, Inc. The funds will be utilized by the College in order to create and expand training programs for ma- chining, welding, industrial maintenance technician, and heat/ventilation/air- conditioning. […]

Senior Center collecting school supplies

Kathy Yow, Stanly Family YMCA Business Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Second Parenthood Support Group, accepts school tools donations from Mary Troutman, Senior Ser- vices Dept. Programs Supervisor. Schools supplies donated by Senior Center participants and staff will be used by children who are being raised by grandparents or other kinship caregivers. Donations will continue […]

By |August 27th, 2013|News Notes, People, Photos, Schools, Towns|0 Comments