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Christian Ministries provides assistance at Christmas and year-round

By Natalie Lloyd
The Christmas season is a time of giving, sharing and helping one another. For the staff at West Stanly Christian Ministries in Stanfield, the spirit of giving is not confined to Christmastime, but is a year-round focus.
“We are a full service crisis assistance ministry in that, basically any need that someone has come up, we try and help them through that situation,” said Robert Britt, managing director of WSCM, “that’s not to say we can meet every need or that we can help in every situation, but we like to be a good starting off place.” […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Oakboro celebrates Christmas Thursday, December 4

By Natalie Lloyd
A full evening of Christmas festivities is planned for Thursday, December 4 in Oakboro. Come early to enjoy holiday fun around town before the annual tree lighting ceremony and Christmas parade.   
Beginning at 5 pm, families can take a train ride in the Sun Trust parking lot, enjoy a children’s Christmas tree exhibit and visit with Santa Claus. […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Locust celebrates Christmas with parade

This past Saturday, the City of Locust ushered in the holiday season with their annual Christmas parade. Hosted by the West Stanly Lions Club, the parade delighted attendees of all ages. Santa and Mrs. Claus concluded the celebration by wishing a Merry Christmas to all in attendance. Photos by Natalie Lloyd

By |December 2nd, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Stanfield addresses covered sewer valve on Big Lick Road

By Leah Schmalz
At the November council meeting, Stanfield officials discussed a mistake made by state workers on the Big Lick Road bridge. The employees covered over a valve on the sewer transmission line with roughly six feet of fill, even though it had been marked. A second valve on the opposite end of the bridge wasn’t covered.
Town officials said other valves along the line remain accessible in the case of an incident. “If anything was to happen, we could shut it off,” said Commissioner Jerry Williams. However, even if the valve remains covered, it would need to be open and secure to avoid issues. […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Government, Towns, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Republicans victorious in November 4 election

By Natalie Lloyd
Tuesday’s election was a success for the Republican party. Voters in Stanly and Cabarrus Counties filled elected offices with Republican candidates at both the local and state levels.
Several races were tight, such as the race for Stanly County Sherriff, in which Republican George T. Burris received 50.68 percent of votes over Sheriff Rick Burris, who received 49.32 percent. […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Midland examines options for community improvement

By Leah Schmalz

The Midland town council examined several options for community improvement during public comment session, presentations and a work session as part of the October town council meeting last Tuesday.

During the work session that preempted the meeting, the council discussed potential alternatives to the capital recovery fee added to sewer bills to pay off loans for system improvements and expansion. The two alternative options proposed were an ad-valorem property tax increase and the creation of a municipal service district to levy a service district tax.  […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Rocky River Vineyards to host grape stomping festival

By Leah Schmalz
If stomping grapes with your feet to make wine has been on your bucket list, this weekend is the time to cross it off. Rocky River Vineyards will host a Family Harvest Picnic and Grape Stomping event this Sunday from 12 to 6 pm. The free event features carriage rides, face painting, wine and grape juice samples, and food. […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Big Yard Sale! Center Grove UMC

BIG – BIG – YARD SALE. Don’t miss this one! Center Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy. 200, Georgeville area. September 27 from 7 am to 2 pm. Lots of good items. Inside – rain or shine.

By |September 25th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Stanly County Partnership for Children to host Pre-K planning/advisory meeting

Stanly County Partnership for Children (Smart Start) will host a meeting of the FY2014-15 Stanly County Planning/Advisory Committee for North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) on Tuesday, September 16, at 1:30 pm. Partnership Meeting Room, Stanly County Partnership for Children, Stanly County Commons, 1000 North First Street, Suite 8, Albemarle, NC. Anyone interested in […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Harvey resigns as Stanfield Town Administrator

By Leah Schmalz

On Monday, September 8, Bob Harvey submitted his official resignation and retirement from his position as administrator of the town of Stanfield. Harvey had worked for the town for five years. The letter said he decided to retire and resign “after numerous hours considering many issues.”

The sudden announcement came as somewhat of a surprise to the town council, but Harvey said he has been considering stepping down for some time. Having already retired from the Department of Defense, he had taken the administrator position as a second career based on his understanding of projects and infrastructure. “We got a lot of big projects done,” he said. “I’ve got some traveling I’ve been wanting to do in New Mexico and Colorado. I decided to smell the roses.”   […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments