Stanly Community College (SCC) invites the public to attend a Medical Open House on Monday, June 30th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The event will take place at our Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, the site of our new Allied Health Signature Campus. Visitors can attend a general session, then tour our allied health classrooms and labs and have an opportunity to attend up to three breakout sessions of medical programs. Some of the topics that will be covered during the general session include: the admissions process for medical programs, information about testing requirements, how to prepare for testing, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. […]
By Natalie Lloyd
The City of Locust will host several new events during the upcoming months. The schedule of events was discussed at the city council meeting last Thursday.
Council member JC Burris spoke about four upcoming events which will take place in Locust this year: Bark in the Park, Touch a Truck, an outdoor expo and a Halloween event. He also hinted at an event in the works for May 2015 that is hoped to bring several thousand to the town center in Locust.
Scott Efird, filling in for Town Administrator Tim Fesperman, also spoke about the plans for the Bark in the Park and Touch a Truck events. He has hopes for both to be big events for Locust. […]
By Leah Schmalz
Stanly County Commissioner Peter Asciutto spoke during the public comment session at Stanfield’s town hall meeting on Thursday to update the council on what is happening at the county level. Asciutto said he’s been making visits to towns throughout Stanly County.
Asciutto focused primarily on the county’s animal control ordinance that was passed last year, encouraging town officials to spread the word so pet owners understand what the ordinance entails. He said the purpose of the ordinance is to prevent pets from leaving an owner’s property and causing harm to another person. “People have every right to own an animal and have them on their property, but their neighbors also has a right to not have the animal come in and harm them,” he said. […]
By Natalie Lloyd
At Monday’s council meeting, the Red Cross Town Council discussed plans for a new town sign.
The sign will be 14 feet long by eight feet high with columns on each end. It will be made of brick with a granite insert.
Morgan Masonry in Midland provided a quote of $6,000–$6,500 for the masonry work on the sign. The brick will be dark red with dark mortar.
The new sign will also have a granite insert. The council discussed design details for the insert such as the size of the insert and the color of the granite and lettering. […]
By Leah Schmalz
SHAPE Magazine’s Diva Dash, a 5k obstacle course designed for women, is coming to Midland on June 21. It will be held at Riverbend Farm starting at 9 am. Local officials anticipate the event will bring roughly 5,000 visitors to the town.
The event will benefit Friends of the Midland Library. Riverbend Farm is allowing the group to use the general store to sell water and other race merchandise as a way to raise funds. The farm is also providing the first $200 worth of merchandise. Any money received from SHAPE Magazine as a result of the race will be donated to Friends of the Library as well. […]
Mdelyn’s Book Belles are planning their 2014 Summer Book Sale June 19-21 at the West Stanly Senior Center (the old library) next to Ace Hardware in the Locust Town Center. All proceeds will benefit the Locust Library and its programs. Book donations will be accepted at the Locust Library through Monday, June 16. Let the […]
By Natalie Lloyd
The Bridge to Recovery held a benefit banquet at Loves Grove United Methodist Church in Stanfield this past Saturday evening. Thirty-five tables were sponsored for the event with more than 200 guests in attendance.
The Bridge to Recovery is a Christian sober house for those seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Serving as a bridge between detox and long-term treatment, BTR helps those seeking sobriety to have a better chance for recovery. […]
Despite the rainy start last Saturday morning, three vendors welcomed a steady flow of customers at Oakboro’s first farmer’s market. The vendors set up in the pavilion at the Oakboro Railroad Museum from 8 am until 1 pm. “People started showing up the second they got things set up on the tables,” said Commissioner and Mayor pro tem Mike Efird.
Muddy Boots Farms from Mount Pleasant, Ted Barbee of Barbee’s Green-
house and The Naked Pig were the three vendors set up at the market. Shawn Hatley from The Naked Pig was also promoting the Farm to Table Brunch at the Stanly County Farmer’s Market in Albemarle next Saturday. […]
The West Stanly Senior Center, located at 213 Town Center Drive, will begin a two part rock painting class with Shirley Huckabee June 11 at 2 pm. All seniors are invited to attend this free class with all supplies provided—even the rocks. On June 12 at 2 pm, Judy Talley, an experienced quilter, will provide a lecture All About Quilts. […]
The Bethel Elementary PTSO hosted the fourth annual Bengal Prowl 5K and Fun Run this past Saturday. The theme for the race this year was “Running for the Pages.” All proceeds from this year’s event will be used to purchase books for the school library.
“The Bengal Prowl started as a way to promote healthy living while bringing the school and community together. This year, we saw a need in our school’s library and decided to expand the Bengal Prowl to include a healthy mind as well. So now we are bringing the community together, promoting healthy living and expanding our library collection,” says Melissa Buchanan, Bethel’s media specialist. […]