Category Archives: Your Hometown

Covering Oakboro, Locust, Stanfield and Midland.

Charlotte Color Festival comes to Midland Saturday

By Leah Schmalz The Charlotte Color Festival looks to spread uplifting feelings and usher away worry this Saturday at Oaks Events in Midland. A national event held at cities across the country and the world’s largest color festival, it features … Continue reading

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Alberghini joins Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff

By Natalie Lloyd Mark Alberghini has recently joined The Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff as the advertising sales representative. Originally from Lake Lure, N.C., Alberghini lived in Charlotte for a time before moving to Stanfield in 1990. During … Continue reading

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New group will support grieving families

By Natalie Lloyd In April 2012, Jeff and Paula Fox lost their 23-year-old daughter, Jami Pless, to a car accident. Out of their tragedy, they are now reaching out to make a difference for other families who have experienced the death … Continue reading

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Asciutto recovers from surgery, thanks community

By Leah Schmalz Stanly County Commissioner Peter Asciutto is recovering at home from bypass surgery to repair five blocked arteries on June 26. Asciutto was running when he passed out. “I was just lucky the guy behind me stopped,” he … Continue reading

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Midland adopts street traffic and parking schedules ordinance

By Leah Schmalz The Midland town council adopted a revised street traffic and parking schedules ordinance at the July meeting. The primary change is that some streets with a 35 MPH speed limit are reduced to 25 MPH. There are … Continue reading

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Awards presented during Locust council meeting

By Natalie Lloyd Two prestigious awards were presented during the city council meeting in Locust last Thursday. First, Police Chief Frank Hartsell awarded a certificate to Officer Kevin O’Conner for completion of his advanced law enforcement certification. Hartsell said the … Continue reading

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Midland mayor urges residents to challenge Wallace Park funding cut

By Leah Schmalz In a 3-2 vote to pass the 2015-2016 Cabarrus County budget with newly proposed cuts, commissioners eliminated $1.8 million in funding for the Wallace Park project in Midland. “With almost half a billion dollars in debt and … Continue reading

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West Stanly Fire Department to host community meeting

By Natalie Lloyd The West Stanly Fire Department will host a community meeting Saturday, July 26 from 11 am to 5 pm. Fire Chief Kenny Crump said the purpose of the event is to allow the community to learn about … Continue reading

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Rocky River Vineyards wine available at select Harris Teeters

By Leah Schmalz Rocky River Vineyards, located off Reed Mine Road, recently became an official Harris Teeter wine vendor. Their locally made wine is available at the store’s locations in Mint Hill, Matthews and several others throughout Charlotte. 

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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 … Continue reading

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