Covering Oakboro, Locust, Stanfield and Midland.
By Leah Schmalz
At the November council meeting, Stanfield officials discussed a mistake made by state workers on the Big Lick Road bridge. The employees covered over a valve on the sewer transmission line with roughly six feet of fill, even though it had been marked. A second valve on the opposite end of the bridge wasn’t covered.
Town officials said other valves along the line remain accessible in the case of an incident. “If anything was to happen, we could shut it off,” said Commissioner Jerry Williams. However, even if the valve remains covered, it would need to be open and secure to avoid issues. […]
By Natalie Lloyd
Tuesday’s election was a success for the Republican party. Voters in Stanly and Cabarrus Counties filled elected offices with Republican candidates at both the local and state levels.
Several races were tight, such as the race for Stanly County Sherriff, in which Republican George T. Burris received 50.68 percent of votes over Sheriff Rick Burris, who received 49.32 percent. […]
By Leah Schmalz
The Midland town council examined several options for community improvement during public comment session, presentations and a work session as part of the October town council meeting last Tuesday.
During the work session that preempted the meeting, the council discussed potential alternatives to the capital recovery fee added to sewer bills to pay off loans for system improvements and expansion. The two alternative options proposed were an ad-valorem property tax increase and the creation of a municipal service district to levy a service district tax. […]
By Leah Schmalz
If stomping grapes with your feet to make wine has been on your bucket list, this weekend is the time to cross it off. Rocky River Vineyards will host a Family Harvest Picnic and Grape Stomping event this Sunday from 12 to 6 pm. The free event features carriage rides, face painting, wine and grape juice samples, and food. […]
BIG – BIG – YARD SALE. Don’t miss this one! Center Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy. 200, Georgeville area. September 27 from 7 am to 2 pm. Lots of good items. Inside – rain or shine.
Stanly County Partnership for Children (Smart Start) will host a meeting of the FY2014-15 Stanly County Planning/Advisory Committee for North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) on Tuesday, September 16, at 1:30 pm. Partnership Meeting Room, Stanly County Partnership for Children, Stanly County Commons, 1000 North First Street, Suite 8, Albemarle, NC. Anyone interested in […]
By Leah Schmalz
On Monday, September 8, Bob Harvey submitted his official resignation and retirement from his position as administrator of the town of Stanfield. Harvey had worked for the town for five years. The letter said he decided to retire and resign “after numerous hours considering many issues.”
The sudden announcement came as somewhat of a surprise to the town council, but Harvey said he has been considering stepping down for some time. Having already retired from the Department of Defense, he had taken the administrator position as a second career based on his understanding of projects and infrastructure. “We got a lot of big projects done,” he said. “I’ve got some traveling I’ve been wanting to do in New Mexico and Colorado. I decided to smell the roses.” […]
Editor’s note: Stanfield Town Administrator Bob Harvey wrote the following letter announcing his resignation/retirement.
Mayor, Commissioners and Citizens of Stanfield:
After numerous hours considering many issues I have decided to retire and resign from my position as Administrator of the Town of Stanfield. I smile when I drive through the Town of Stanfield as I can see many of our accomplishments during the past five years. The Barn Park upgrades and renovations, new sidewalks, improvements to Pete Hinkle Park, new maintenance building, new Town Hall, West Stanly Street lights with crape myrtle trees and renovated police department to name a few. There are numerous projects I was planning to present to the Board and also some issues of concern that the Board may want to consider in the future. I will address these under the specific Commissioners’ area of responsibility for everyone’s consideration. […]
At the town hall meeting on Tuesday, Midland town council voted to continue the public comment session on the sewer capital recovery fee until the following Tuesday, August 19, at 7 pm. Originally, plans were to meet at New Horizons Church, but the location has since been changed to Midland Fire Station #1, 12805 Hwy. […]