Category Archives: Your Hometown

Covering Oakboro, Locust, Stanfield and Midland.

Grow fresh produce in your summer garden

By Natalie Lloyd Gardening can be a fun and rewarding pastime. It can also be a good shared learning experience for families with children. If you’re thinking about gardening for the first time, there are a few steps you can … Continue reading

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Republicans Asciutto, Burr face off for NC House seat

By Leah Schmalz Stanly County Commissioner Peter Asciutto faces incumbent Justin P. Burr for a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives in the May 6 primary. The Republican business owners would represent District 67, which includes Montgomery and … Continue reading

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Midland moves forward with sewer grant application

By Leah Schmalz The town council held a public hearing on Thursday to finalize the application to the state for a grant to fund Phase Two of the Old Midland CDBG sewer project. It was the second of two required … Continue reading

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Citizens spread hope through random acts of kindness

By Leah Schmalz If you recently found change in the vending machine or had your meal paid for by the car ahead of you in the drive thru, you may have been the target of a local RAKing project. RAKs … Continue reading

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Midland opens branch of Carolina Thread Trail

By Leah Schmalz Despite the overcast skies and forecasted rain on Saturday, roughly 50 people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Pharr Family Preserve Trail in Midland. The crowd included members of Midland’s town council and staff, representatives … Continue reading

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Program highlights importantance of local foods

By Natalie Lloyd Farmers markets and roadside produce stands offer fresh, seasonal foods from local farms. Buying local foods not only supports local farmers, but also sustains the local economy in a big way.

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Oakboro declared a Purple Heart City

By Natalie Lloyd Veterans from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Wounded Warriors Chapter 634 made a special presentation at the Oakboro Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. Veteran Ronald Wade presented a plaque to the Town of Oakboro in … Continue reading

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Officer Shew presented with intermediate law enforcement certificate

By Leah Schmalz Police Chief Frank Hartsell awarded a certificate to Officer Jeff Shew for completion of his intermediate law enforcement certification at the town council meeting Thursday.

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Tandem club enjoys Stanly County cycling

By Natalie Lloyd Spring means warmer weather and a chance for outdoor exercise. For members of the Tailwind Tandem Club, a favorite outdoor exercise is tandem bicycling. Many couples with dif- ferent cycling abilities choose to ride a tandem, a … Continue reading

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Midland sees renderings of future Main Street

By Leah Schmalz Richard Flowe, Planning, Zoning, & Subdivision Administrator, presented two artistic renderings of Main Street and the town hall at the town council meeting last Tuesday.

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