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Stanfield reflects on success of Read with a Cop

By Leah Schmalz
At the May council meeting, Stanfield Police Chief Corey Faggart reported on the Read with a Cop program, which just ended for the school year.
“I think there was only one child that didn’t participate,” Faggart said. “All the ones that participated got a certificate for a free slushie at the mini mart. The top three out of each class got a free pool pass for their whole family.”
All of the children who participated read more than 100 books for the year. “That just shows how much it encourages the kids,” Faggart said.
The top reader was Chase Burroughs, with a total of 360 books. “To get a kid to read 360 books at home on his own, that’s a win for me,” Faggart said. “The more they’re reading, the better their reading skills. This is kindergarten, so it’s going to build throughout their education.” […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Government, Towns, Weekly Post|0 Comments

Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist celebrates 250 years

By Leah Schmalz
Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Locust commemorated a major landmark last weekend with the celebration of its 250th anniversary. Organized in 1765 by Primitive Baptists from England, the church was formed 11 years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The weekend festivities consisted of several services with a capella congregational singing, preaching, prayer and fellowship. The Saturday and Sunday services were followed by lunch. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Towns, Your Hometown|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

Community gathers for National Day of Prayer

By Natalie Lloyd
This past Thursday, the community gathered in front of the Locust Government Center to pray.
The event was a local observance of the annual National Day of Prayer. Similar gatherings took place throughout the nation Thursday.
Rev. Kinney Wallace began the event with welcoming remarks and an opening prayer.
The theme for this year’s event […]

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

SunTrust bank robbed in Oakboro

The Oakboro branch of SunTrust bank was robbed today around 1 PM. The suspect is a white male wearing a camo type hoodie with a black tobbagan with blu trim, blue jeans, and dark colored sneakers. Suspect left on foot and ran behind the bank on E. 3rd. Street. Any Info contact Stanly County Comm […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Breaking News, Towns, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Oakboro passes resolution to request delayed BOE vote

By Leah Schmalz
Anthony Graves spoke at Oakboro’s February town council meeting to present a proposed resolution to ask the Stanly County Board of Education to delay the vote on any closure or consolidation plans until January 2016. Several days later the council adopted the resolution. The full text can be found on the town’s website and Facebook page.  […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Government, Towns, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Senior Center to host fundraiser events

By Natalie Lloyd
From books to crafts and yard sale items, the West Stanly Senior Center in Locust will be the hub for two community fundraising events this spring. The Madelyn’s Book Belles annual book sale will coincide this year with an indoor craft and yard sale at the senior center. Both events are scheduled for the first week in March.  
Madelyn’s Book Belles is a local book club involved with the Locust Library. Reading everything from classics to popular fiction, the club meets once a month to share lunch together and discuss a book. Through their annual book sale, the group shares their love of books with the community by raising funds for the library.  […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Towns, 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

Winter storm 2015

Scenes from Stanly County.

 

By |February 17th, 2015|Towns, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Photos, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Fair Havens Ministry aims to use old Bethel School as orphanage

By Leah Schmalz
A sign hangs on the front fence of the old Bethel School building on Highway 24-27, proclaiming it the future home of Fair Havens Orphanage. After sitting vacant for years, Mint Hill native Jessica Harris has plans to convert the five buildings and three ball fields into a place of hope for children throughout the area, with a proposed opening date of August 2017. […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Development, Towns, Weekly Post|0 Comments