Category Archives: Towns

Farm Fresh Ventures Celebrates Successful First Year

The multi-county, two state partnership of local agricultural producers that organized as Farm Fresh Ventures last spring is celebrating its first year as a success. In a very wet 2013 summer, the group successfully boxed and delivered 2201 boxes of … 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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Burgess wins with write-ins

By Carrie C. Causey   carrie@weeklypostnc.com Oakboro’s town administrator Doug Burgess will be wearing an additional hat come January. Friday, the Stanly County Board of Elections announced Burgess won the Oakboro mayoral race without ever being on the ballot. “I knew … Continue reading

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Softball tournament helps area firefighter

Saturday was a humbling day for West Stanly Firefighter Steven Shaw. After years of helping others, the tables were turned as a whole community came out to support him. The first Stanly County Public Safety/Teacher’s Charity Softball Tournament was held … Continue reading

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Thanking veterans in Stanly County

Residents scat- tered along downtown Albemarle Saturday to watch the annual Stanly County Veterans Day Parade. Among those who participated were area scouting troops, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, area fire departments, Junior American Citizens, marching bands … 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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Oakboro Fall Festival Saturday

Residents shouldn’t lose their fall cheer after Halloween ends. Residents are invited to the second annual Festival in the Park in Oakboro Saturday. The event, sponsored by Mineral Springs Baptist Church, takes place at Oakboro District Park from 2-5 pm … Continue reading

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Draft sale agreement sent to legal

By Carrie C. Causey   carrie@weeklypostnc.com  Negotiations are continuing among Oakboro and Stanly County com- missioners regarding the proposed sale of the town’s wastewater treat- ment plant. Monday night, Oakboro commissioners present—Mayor Pro Tem Chris Huneycutt, Georgia Harvey and Rodney Eury—voted … Continue reading

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Read to the Dogs

Read to the Dogs is looking for more readers on Saturday. Does your child need to improve their read- ing skills? Would they like to read aloud to a friend who likes all stories and is very patient? Meet the dogs … Continue reading

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Future cloudy for solar farm endeavor

Representatives of Strata Solar are still in the dark over whether or not Oakboro commissioners will approve a proposed text amendment that would allow solar farms in residential-agriculture zones. Monday night, commis- sioners said their ordinance states three-fourths of the … Continue reading

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