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Hatley family reunion Sunday, June 14

The Hatley Reunion (descendents of Hardy Hatley) will be Sunday, June 14, at Hatleys’ Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Oakboro. The reunion will begin at 1 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to come, bringing a covered dish and a lawn chair.

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Quilting for Project Linus

By Natalie Lloyd
The first Friday of each month, the West Stanly Senior Center in Locust hosts a quilting workshop from 10 am to 3 pm. During the workshops, ladies volunteer their time and sewing
skills to create handmade quilts to donate to Project Linus.
Project Linus is a national organization providing blankets to children who are […]

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Veteran Outreach continues: Black-Phillips American Legion Post 433 – Midland

Veteran Service Officer, (VSO) Bob Downer, has arranged for an access ramp to be provided for Chris Paetz, a U.S. Navy veteran.
On Monday, June 1, a team effort collected the necessary materials and set about designing the ramp, located on Pond Road in Locust.  The ramp was 95 percent complete Tuesday, June 2.  The finishing […]

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School Board votes to delay consolidation, redistricting plans

By Natalie Lloyd
During their June meeting, the Stanly County Board of Education unanimously voted to delay a decision on school consolidation and redistricting plans for one year. No schools will close for the 2015-2016 school year.
The board’s decision was made as a result of Supt. Dr. Terry Griffin’s report that information from several crucial studies would not be available until later this summer.
For several months, the school board has been considering Supt. Griffin’s two proposals to consolidate and redistrict Stanly County Schools. Both plans recommend shuttering East Albemarle, Norwood and Oakboro Elementary Schools. […]

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15 fun things to do with kids this summer

By Natalie Lloyd
School is out and long, lazy days of summer relaxation are here.
Wait a minute.
Every parens knows summer isn’t relaxing, not with the kids bouncing off the walls and screaming “I’m bored!” Summer days can be trying as parents work to keep active little minds and bodies entertained and out of trouble.
Creating a summer bucket list for your family can be a good way to fill summer days with fun instead of stress. The Weekly Post compiled a list of 15 fun, kid-friendly things to do within an hour drive. Get your bucket list started with a few of these activities to keep the kids happy and busy all summer long. […]

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Stanfield reflects on success of Read with a Cop

By Leah Schmalz
At the May council meeting, Stanfield Police Chief Corey Faggart reported on the Read with a Cop program, which just ended for the school year.
“I think there was only one child that didn’t participate,” Faggart said. “All the ones that participated got a certificate for a free slushie at the mini mart. The top three out of each class got a free pool pass for their whole family.”
All of the children who participated read more than 100 books for the year. “That just shows how much it encourages the kids,” Faggart said.
The top reader was Chase Burroughs, with a total of 360 books. “To get a kid to read 360 books at home on his own, that’s a win for me,” Faggart said. “The more they’re reading, the better their reading skills. This is kindergarten, so it’s going to build throughout their education.” […]

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VFW recognizes two outstanding teachers

By Natalie Lloyd
Last week, two Stanly County teachers were recognized for their accomplishments in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year award contest.
Teachers committed to teaching patriotism to their students can be nominated to compete for the national VFW Teacher of the Year award. Teachers can be nominated at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Nominees compete at the local, district, state and national levels. […]

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Gold Mine to hold panning contest June 13

Folks from across the state will be searching for gold in them hills at
Reed Gold Mine on June 13.
The 26th Annual Pan-O-Lympics, also known as the North Carolina Open Gold Panning Competition, will be underway. There will be fun, prizes and activities for young and old.
Experienced gold panners and novices will compete for speed along historic Little Meadow Creek, site of the first documented gold discovery in the United States. […]

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Shop farmers markets for homegrown, handmade items

By Natalie Lloyd
Summer is a great time to shop local farmers markets for farm-fresh produce. Berries, tomatoes, zucchini, squash and cucumbers are just a few of the items in season this time of year.
Shopping farmers markets can give a boost to the local economy as well as bring healthy options to the table. Beyond just seasonal produce, many farmers markets also offer meats, eggs, local honey, baked goods, plants and handmade crafts.
New farmers markets opened in both Locust and Oakboro last year. The Weekly Post contacted these and four nearby farmers markets to see what is available this season. […]

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Midland reviews budget draft, keeps sewer fee

By Leah Schmalz
The Weekly Post
Midland council and staff met Wednesday to review the final version of the budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 before the public hearing on June 9 at 7 pm.
The council discussed the sewer capital recovery fee of $8.50, which is planned to remain part of the budget for the upcoming year. Town Administrator David Pugh presented an analysis of the fee and its projected income over the next few years. […]

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