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Special note to our readers and advertisers:

We are announcing today, that next week’s issue of The Weekly Post will be the last issue we publish. The decision to close The Weekly Post has been a tough and bittersweet decision. We have published this newspaper for 42 years. We love Stanly County and Midland and have enjoyed every moment of it.
When my parents, John and Pat Long, started, the newspaper was called The Southeast Shopper, later being known as just The Shopper, and for the last 24 years, The Weekly Post. It means a lot to hear people around Western Stanly County and Midland still refer to it as The Shopper. That’s how loyal our readers and advertisers have been. We have a few advertisers who have been in our paper consistently since almost its inception! […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Preschoolers learn about occupations

Felicia Buff, a pharmacy technician from Medical Pharmacy of Locust, visited Locust Library story time Monday morning to teach preschoolers about pharmacies and what pharmacists do. The lesson was part of November’s story time theme “Occupations.” Preschool story time is held Mondays at 10:30 am at the Locust Library. To sign up for the program, call […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Midland council postpones sewer project

By Natalie Lloyd
After reviewing bids during Tuesday’s meeting, the Midland Town Council chose not to move forward with the Cabarrus Acres Phase Two sewer expansion project.
James Hoy spoke during public comment expressing concerns about the project. Hoy said the project did not benefit the entire town and should not move forward.
“We believe that our town’s money and borrowing capacity would be better spent for projects that actually do benefit the entire town,” he said. […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Red Cross citizens voice opposition to proposed LUP amendment

By Natalie Lloyd
During a public hearing Monday evening, Red Cross citizens spoke against a proposed zoning text amendment to the Land Use Development Plan.
The proposed amendment involved the land along the NC Hwy 24-27 corridor which is currently designated for agriculture and residential use. The text amendment would modify the overlay map to allow for commercial use 600 feet inward from the right-of-way. The amendment would not change the current zoning designation, but would allow individual property owners to request re-zoning of their property for commercial use.  […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Commissioner Efird seeks town’s support for sales tax increase

By Natalie Lloyd
During the November meeting of the Locust City Council, Stanly County Commissioner Scott Efird spoke in support of a quarter-cent sales tax increase. The referendum will appear on the ballot during the presidential primary election in March.
The quarter-cent sales tax increase is projected to raise $1.1 million for Stanly County. County commissioners have earmarked the funds for the school system.
“We really need to pass this sales tax to help our schools,” said Efird. “One point one million dollars will go a long way to help our school system.” […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Election results in new faces, new laws

By Natalie Lloyd
Tuesday’s municipal election resulted in new faces for town councils in both Western Stanly County and Midland. Voters ousted incumbents on both Oakboro and Stanfield councils in favor of opponents.
Write-in candidates also took a significant number of votes in Oakboro’s mayoral race as well as on ballots for Stanfield council.
Election results bring new laws to Oakboro. Voters in Oakboro approved two referendums allowing stores to sell, but not serve, alcohol. […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

The Weekly Post will miss Joyce Lavene

It is with great sadness we report the passing of our former Weekly Post reporter and friend Joyce Lavene. Joyce reported for The Weekly Post and our sister paper The Mint Hill Times tirelessly. She attended up to six different town meetings a month for us and reported on them all. She not only covered […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Election Day is Nov. 3

By Natalie Lloyd
Election Day is quickly approaching with just a few days left to research candidates and make informed voting decisions. Voters can cast a ballot for municipal offices on Tuesday, November 3.
Polling places will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. For those unsure of where to vote, the North Carolina State Board of Elections offers a polling place locator online at www.ncsbe.gov. […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Suspects arrested in grave vandalism case

Three Stanly County teens were arrested Friday after authorities identified them as suspects in the vandalism of 33 graves and several windows at Running Creek Primitive Baptist Church. The damage, pictured above, follows two other local vandalism incidents that occurred at Ridgecrest Elementary School and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Alleged suspects Jarod Robert Smith, 17, […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Oakboro approves proposal to honor Alan Smith at park

By Leah Schmalz
Former mayor Joyce Little presented a proposal to honor Alan Smith at the park during public comment session at October’s town council meeting.
Little said she collaborated with Annabelle Morgan and Bud Smith to determine the best placement for signs at Oakboro District Park. “We’ve worked and put much thought into this,” she said. After visiting the park and examining the buildings, the group chose the concession building, which faces the two ball fields. […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments