Category Archives: People

Softball tournament helps area firefighter

Saturday was a humbling day for West Stanly Firefighter Steven Shaw. After years of helping others, the tables were turned as a whole community came out to support him. The first Stanly County Public Safety/Teacher’s Charity Softball Tournament was held … Continue reading

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Celebrate Midland Magic–A “tremendous success”

In spite of the unusually high temperatures last weekend, people enjoyed the activities and events at the Celebrate Midland Magic Festival. Sonya Reynolds, a member of the planning committee, called the event a “tremendous success.”  While the extremely hot weather … Continue reading

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West Stanly roars for school spirit

By Leah Schmalz West Stanly High School’s mascot may be a colt, but the students, faculty and staff are letting out a roar. Less than two weeks ago, they recorded a video for Katy Perry’s song “Roar” as part of … Continue reading

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Family honors daughter with Gifts from Angels

When Jami Pless passed away in a car accident in April of 2012, the basket she had put together for a silent auction benefit was still sitting on the fireplace at her parents’ home. Later that fall, as Pless’ birthday … Continue reading

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Rental fees to affect senior dance cost

A decision made by the Locust town council sent a group of concerned residents scurrying to the parking lot to make a decision of their own. Thursday night, the board approved a rental agreement for the community house, which has … Continue reading

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4-H youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

Stanly County 4-H’er, Betsy Austin, attended the fourth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, held in Greensboro, North Carolina recently. 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fourth year with the NCACC … Continue reading

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Library takes part in ebook program

The Stanly County Public Library will take part in the “Big Library Read” program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the eBook version of the book, Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor, from September 16-30 … Continue reading

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Senior Center collecting school supplies

Kathy Yow, Stanly Family YMCA Business Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Second Parenthood Support Group, accepts school tools donations from Mary Troutman, Senior Ser- vices Dept. Programs Supervisor. Schools supplies donated by Senior Center participants and staff will be used … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Memorial in Locust Town Center

The public is invited to a special event re- vealing the plans, goals, and importance of the Veteran’s Memorial in Locust Town Center, Tuesday, September 3, at 10 am. The event will take place at the future site of the … Continue reading

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West Stanly Middle Betas showcase talents

Forty-eight of West Stanly Middle School’s 135 Beta members joined 3,800 other North Carolina Betas in Greensboro for the State Convention February 4 and 5. While at the convention, members showcased their talents with arts and crafts entries including sketching, … Continue reading

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