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Locust festival a safe alternative to trick-or-treat

By Natalie Lloyd
Churches and businesses in the Locust area will collaborate again this Halloween to provide a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The Locust Fall Festival will return to the ball park this Saturday from 6-8 pm.
The festival promises to be just as much fun as last year’s event with 30 booths set up with games and candy. The fun will include inflatables, face painting, hayrides and free hot dogs and drinks. Attendees will also enjoy a special demonstration by the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit and an appearance by Homer from the Charlotte Knights. […]

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

History brought to life for Locust students

By Natalie Lloyd
History lessons at Locust Elementary were far from boring last Friday. There were no tests, textbooks or lists of facts and dates. Instead, history was brought to life.
The event was Heritage Day, hosted by the Locust Historical Society and Museum. This was the museum’s second year hosting the event for Locust Elementary students.
As […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Midland adopts council-manager form of government

By Natalie Lloyd
The town of Midland recently restructured its form of government from mayor-council to council-manager.
The council adopted a resolution of intent to pursue the council-manager form of government this summer. During the October council meeting, the council moved forward with the decision by unanimously voting to adopt a charter amendment. The amendment allows the town to operate under the council-manager form of government.
The new structure of government will allow the council to focus on setting town policies. The town manager will implement town policies and handle staff and administrative responsibilities.
The manager will be appointed by the council. […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Stanfield Fall Festival this Saturday

By Leah Schmalz
The Stanfield Fall Festival returns this Saturday from 6 to 9 pm to its new location at Pete Henkel Park. The town welcomed an estimated 3,000 attendees to last year’s festival, and this year’s is expected to be equally popular.
The new location was chosen to limit potential hazards. “We felt there were safety issues and we would try to address that,” said Town Clerk Wanda Yow. […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Red Cross to replace town hall roof, flags

By Natalie Lloyd
During the October meeting, the Red Cross council discussed the need to re-roof the town hall building. Mayor Larry Smith said he would prepare estimates for the council’s review at the November meeting.
The council also discussed the need to replace the flags in front of the town hall building. The town flies both the United States of America and North Carolina flags in front of town hall. Both flags were destroyed during a recent storm. […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Locust: City fared well during heavy rain

By Natalie Lloyd
During Thursday’s meeting, the Locust City Council discussed how recent heavy rainfall affected the city. City Administrator Tim Fesperman said overall the city fared well during the storm. Two manholes were flooded, a few trees were down and the city had some power outages.
“We were very fortunate with what we didn’t have,” he said, “but it made me start thinking what if we did have.”
Fesperman referred to the devastation Myrtle Beach and Columbia had to water and sewer infrastructure as a result of the heavy rain. […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Stanfield Police fully staffed, patrolling more

By Leah Schmalz
The Stanfield Police Department is fully staffed now that Officer Michael Blanton has finished training and is working on his own.
“I have had the opportunity to actually review some video from him and the business that he has conducted,” Commissioner James Griffin said. “You couldn’t ask for a more professional and courteous officer.” […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Eastern Star sponsoring country buffet November 1

The Eastern Star of Midland, NC, will sponsor their Country Buffet on Sunday, November 1 between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm, at the Union Masonic Lodge, located off Highway 601 and Cal-Bost Road In Midland, NC.  A donation of $12.00 is set for adults; and for children under age of 10 Yrs.Old, set at […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Development, News Notes|0 Comments

Produce stand closes for season this Saturday

Metrolina Mulch in Midland will close its farmers market for the season this Saturday. The farmers market will reopen this spring. Metrolina Mulch would like to thank its customers and farmers who supplied produce for a successful 2015.

By |September 10th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Esther House asks Stanfield to spread word about services

By Leah Schmalz
Donna Miller, executive director of Esther House in Stanly County, spoke at the September meeting of the Stanfield town council to ask the town to promote awareness of the nonprofit’s services.
“A lot of people tend to think that Esther House is only a shelter, but there are so many more services we provide,” Miller said. Among these services are legal and medical advocacy, life and job skills and counseling for men, women and children.
“We ask that you team up with Esther House and help us get the word out to the Stanfield community that we are here to help,” she said.
Miller left crisis line cards for the council members. “Put them out wherever you may go- anywhere in this area where a victim may see this card,” she said. “It can save somebody’s life.”
Mayor Kevin Barbee read a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Miller invited the community to a breakfast at the hospital on October 1 to kick off the awareness month. She is sponsoring a law enforcement table. “I hope to have every community at that table,” she said. […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments