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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

Red Cross Council discusses Stanly County Schools’ redistricting plans

By Natalie Lloyd
At Monday’s meeting, Red Cross council members discussed the consolidation and redistricting plans proposed by the Stanly County Board of Education. Former school board member Melvin Poole spoke about the plans and answered questions from the council. Poole, who served on the school board for 18 years, vehemently opposed the plans.  […]

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

Stanfield council, staff visit third grade classes

By Leah Schmalz
Third grade students had the opportunity to learn more about local government firsthand on Thursday with a visit from members of the Stanfield town council, staff and police department.
Mayor Kevin Barbee, Commissioner Jerry Williams, Police Chief Tony Beaver, Interim Town Administrator Bridgette Helms and Officer Ashley Ingram provided an overview of the way the town functions. Students received Stanly County magazines, maps and a copy of the town’s history. “Generally we try to look after the town’s best interests,” said Barbee. “There will be opportunities for you as you get older to get involved.” […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Government, Towns, Weekly Post, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Midland extends Saddlebrook hearing, reviews petition

By Leah Schmalz
At January’s meeting last Tuesday, Midland council decided to extend the public hearing on prohibited parking on Saddlebrook Drive until February’s meeting pending more information on the situation.
No one spoke at the hearing, but the town plans to reach out to the impacted households on Saddlebrook Drive to invite them to speak at February’s meeting. There are several options the ordinance could address. It could limit parking on the entire street, limit it on one side only, limit it between certain points or set specific times for restricted parking. The concern is that buses and emergency vehicles would have difficulty on the street with cars parked along both sides. […]

By |January 21st, 2015|Government, Towns, Weekly Post Front Page, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Changing the course of time—Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Douglas Sr was a civil rights pioneer

By Andrew Stark
It turns out the “unidentified white man” has a name, and boy does he have a story to tell.
Mint Hill resident Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Douglas Sr. is the holder of two bachelor degrees, a masters and a doctorate degree. He is a minister, a soloist, a civil rights pioneer and was a confidant to some of the country’s biggest and most powerful players during the civil rights movements of the 1960s.
It was during that time Douglas became known by many as the “unidentified white man” since he appeared to be a caucasian man who was so often seen in photographs alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy and many other key players in the civil rights movement in Atlanta, Alabama and throughout the United States.
Now 84 years old, Douglas resides in the Clear Creek Retirement Home with his wife, Blanche, and is recovering after spinal surgery. He gets around with a wheelchair or a walker these days, but just like his fighting spirit of the 1960s, Douglas can rise to the challenge when needed and, sometimes against his therapist’s best wishes, will stand by himself just months after surgery left him nearly bedridden. […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page|0 Comments

Stanfield business recognized by Department of Labor

By Leah Schmalz

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker Inc. company with a local facility in Stanfield, was recognized by the Department of Labor for safety in the workplace with a Million Hour award.

The North Carolina Department of Labor presents Million Hour awards for businesses that have gone one million employee hours without any […]

By |June 28th, 2014|Breaking News, Weekly Post, Your Hometown|0 Comments