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Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist celebrates 250 years

By Leah Schmalz
Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Locust commemorated a major landmark last weekend with the celebration of its 250th anniversary. Organized in 1765 by Primitive Baptists from England, the church was formed 11 years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The weekend festivities consisted of several services with a capella congregational singing, preaching, prayer and fellowship. The Saturday and Sunday services were followed by lunch. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Towns, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Mock car crash discourages drinking

By Leah Schmalz
Local fire, EMS, police and state troopers responded to a car crash at West Stanly High School on Thursday.
Thankfully, the incident was staged. Although the flipped over car and injured students looked like a true emergency, they were part of a dramatization designed specifically for prom weekend and sponsored by Safe Kids Coalition. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Schools|0 Comments

Fresh House displays local artist’s paintings

By Leah Schmalz
The next time you’re having a meal at Fresh House in Locust, be sure to take a look at the walls in the front right room. The paintings are the creations of Ron Taylor, an artist based in Richfield.
For the past few years, Taylor has displayed lithographs and giclee prints of his paintings, which are more affordable than the originals. But through the end of June, his original paintings will be on display. “I just thought it’d be a nice thing to put all my originals in there for a month,” Taylor said. “Some people like to buy original art instead of prints.” […]

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

Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist celebrates 250 years as a church

By Leah Schmalz

Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Locust commemorates a major landmark this weekend with the celebration of its 250th anniversary. Organized in 1765 by Primitive Baptists from England, the church was formed 11 years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The weekend festivities consist of several services held throughout the weekend that include a capella congregational singing, preaching, prayer and fellowship. The services take place at 7 pm on Friday and 10:30 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. The morning services are followed by lunch.  […]

Stanfield PD enhances crime solving with system purchase

By Leah Schmalz
The council reviewed the benefits of a recent purchase by the Stanfield Police Department at May’s council meeting Thursday.
“We’re responsible for the town’s money and when we spend money that tax money, I like to advertise what we have done,” said Police Commissioner James Griffin.
He said last month the town purchased a system called Leads Online to assist in the investigation of crimes of stolen property. The cost of the system is $1,500 per year. A review of stolen property incidents from previous years showed the town was losing more than this as a result of these crimes. […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Government, Weekly Post, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Fair Havens Ministry launches Make a Change Campaign

By Natalie Lloyd
During the month of May, Fair Havens Ministry will be collecting loose change for the Make a Change Campaign to raise funds for their ministry.
The focus of Fair Havens Ministry “is to share the love of Jesus in a practical way by providing housing, education and opportunities for a brighter future.”
The ministry aims to renovate the old Bethel School building on Hwy. 24-27 to become an orphanage. With an agreed upon purchase price of $150,000, Fair Havens is currently seeking to raise the $50,000 needed to close on the deed to the property.
Founder Jessica Harris had originally hoped to close on the deed by April 1, but was unsuccessful in raising the needed funds. She now hopes to raise the funds by June 30 to close on the property and proceed with renovations plans. […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Development, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Man arrested for making threats with gun

By Natalie Lloyd
A man was arrested in the Red Cross community Wednesday, May 6 for threatening a landscaper with a gun. The incident took place at 395 E. Red Cross Road.
According to the Stanly County Sherriff’s report, 32-year-old Chris Carlton Snuggs of Oakboro, armed with a handgun, made threats to kill the landscaper.
Responding to the […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Schools, Towns, Weekly Post, Weekly Post Front Page, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Community gathers for National Day of Prayer

By Natalie Lloyd
This past Thursday, the community gathered in front of the Locust Government Center to pray.
The event was a local observance of the annual National Day of Prayer. Similar gatherings took place throughout the nation Thursday.
Rev. Kinney Wallace began the event with welcoming remarks and an opening prayer.
The theme for this year’s event […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Towns, Weekly Post Front Page, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Arrest in Oakboro bank robbery

The Oakboro Police Department arrested Donald Travis Cochran, w/m 39 of St. John’s Drive Oakboro for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. He is currently in the Stanly County Jail under a $250,000 bond with a March 20th court date. The Oakboro Police Dept. wishes to thank the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, Cabarrus Co. Sheriff’s Office, NCSHP, […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Breaking News|0 Comments

SunTrust bank robbed in Oakboro

The Oakboro branch of SunTrust bank was robbed today around 1 PM. The suspect is a white male wearing a camo type hoodie with a black tobbagan with blu trim, blue jeans, and dark colored sneakers. Suspect left on foot and ran behind the bank on E. 3rd. Street. Any Info contact Stanly County Comm […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Breaking News, Towns, Your Hometown|0 Comments