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Naked Pig sponsors Oakboro Fire Department barbecue

By Leah Schmalz

The Naked Pig Meat Co. of 113 North Main Street in Oakboro sponsored the fire department’s barbecue at the town’s Fourth of July celebration on Saturday. For $8 a plate, purchasers received barbecue, bread, coleslaw, chips, a drink and dessert.

“We were so honored to be selected by Oakboro as a sponsor for this year’s barbecue,” said Owner Jenny Hatley. “We are proud to be members of the community, as business owners, farmers and citizens, so the chance to have our pork on the menu was one we didn’t take lightly. Kudos to the hardworking smokers who created it; the flavor and juiciness were perfect!” […]

Peachberry Farms and Bakery

By Natalie Lloyd

Owners: Kevin and Julia Lowder

Products: Homemade desserts such as cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies and pies.

Locations: Stanly Commons Farmers Market in Albemarle (Mondays), Locust Farmers Market (Thursdays) and Oakboro Farmers Market (Saturdays).

About the business: Peachberry Farms and Bakery is located in Millingport. With roots in farming since childhood, Kevin Lowder began farming full-time in 2008. His wife Julia said her bakery goes hand in hand with his farming, using the peaches, apples and strawberries grown on their farm in her cakes and pies.

“Baking is just something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s my passion,” said Julia.  […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Breaking News, Garden, Growth, News Notes, Weekly Post, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Sheriff speaks at Locust council meeting

By Natalie Lloyd

At the July meeting, Sheriff George T. Burris spoke to the Locust City Council providing updates from the sheriff’s office.

“We’re doing a lot of community policing, trying to be more involved in our cities and towns,” said Burris.

He commended the Locust Police Department for their work and thanked Police Chief Frank Hartsell for his assistance and advice.

Burris said the sheriff’s department is also working to be more involved in schools through the D.A.R.E. program.

The community can now connect with the sheriff’s department via Facebook. Burris said the Facebook page was recently started to keep the community informed about major arrests and other information.  […]

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 as a church

By Leah Schmalz

Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Locust commemorates a major landmark this 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 consist of several services held throughout the weekend that include a capella congregational singing, preaching, prayer and fellowship. The services take place at 7 pm on Friday and 10:30 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. The morning services are followed by lunch.  […]

Stanfield PD enhances crime solving with system purchase

By Leah Schmalz
The council reviewed the benefits of a recent purchase by the Stanfield Police Department at May’s council meeting Thursday.
“We’re responsible for the town’s money and when we spend money that tax money, I like to advertise what we have done,” said Police Commissioner James Griffin.
He said last month the town purchased a system called Leads Online to assist in the investigation of crimes of stolen property. The cost of the system is $1,500 per year. A review of stolen property incidents from previous years showed the town was losing more than this as a result of these crimes. […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Government, Weekly Post, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Fair Havens Ministry launches Make a Change Campaign

By Natalie Lloyd
During the month of May, Fair Havens Ministry will be collecting loose change for the Make a Change Campaign to raise funds for their ministry.
The focus of Fair Havens Ministry “is to share the love of Jesus in a practical way by providing housing, education and opportunities for a brighter future.”
The ministry aims to renovate the old Bethel School building on Hwy. 24-27 to become an orphanage. With an agreed upon purchase price of $150,000, Fair Havens is currently seeking to raise the $50,000 needed to close on the deed to the property.
Founder Jessica Harris had originally hoped to close on the deed by April 1, but was unsuccessful in raising the needed funds. She now hopes to raise the funds by June 30 to close on the property and proceed with renovations plans. […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Development, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page, 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

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