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Alberghini joins Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff

By Natalie Lloyd

Mark Alberghini has recently joined The Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff as the advertising sales representative.

Originally from Lake Lure, N.C., Alberghini lived in Charlotte for a time before moving to Stanfield in 1990. During the 90s, he served several terms as mayor of Stanfield. Alberghini said his time as mayor helped him to become familiar with the people and businesses of the community.  […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

New group will support grieving families

By Natalie Lloyd

In April 2012, Jeff and Paula Fox lost their 23-year-old daughter, Jami Pless, to a car accident. Out of their tragedy, they are now reaching out to make a difference for other families who have experienced the death of a child.

“We wanted to honor Jami’s memory in a way that makes a difference, because she was one of those people who made a difference to everyone she met,” said Paula Fox. […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Asciutto recovers from surgery, thanks community

By Leah Schmalz

Stanly County Commissioner Peter Asciutto is recovering at home from bypass surgery to repair five blocked arteries on June 26. Asciutto was running when he passed out. “I was just lucky the guy behind me stopped,” he said. “They said if I were running alone, I wouldn’t have made it.” […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Midland adopts street traffic and parking schedules ordinance

By Leah Schmalz

The Midland town council adopted a revised street traffic and parking schedules ordinance at the July meeting. The primary change is that some streets with a 35 MPH speed limit are reduced to 25 MPH.

There are 50 total streets that will see a change in speed limit. This requires approximately 60 new signs, for a cost of $9,000. In addition, the town plans to post “Neighborhood Speed Limit 25 MPH” signs within neighborhoods, for an additional cost between $5,000 and $6,000. “We will not start enforcing until the signs are up,” said Cabarrus County Deputy Sheriff Barrett Ellwood. “I’m going to pull everyone in and talk to them. That way they aren’t writing tickets the day the signs go up.”  […]

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Awards presented during Locust council meeting

By Natalie Lloyd

Two prestigious awards were presented during the city council meeting in Locust last Thursday.

First, Police Chief Frank Hartsell awarded a certificate to Officer Kevin O’Conner for completion of his advanced law enforcement certification. Hartsell said the certification is one of the highest awards a law enforcement officer in North Carolina can receive. The certification required a Bachelor degree and 480 additional training hours, as well as other requirements.  […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Midland mayor urges residents to challenge Wallace Park funding cut

By Leah Schmalz

In a 3-2 vote to pass the 2015-2016 Cabarrus County budget with newly proposed cuts, commissioners eliminated $1.8 million in funding for the Wallace Park project in Midland. “With almost half a billion dollars in debt and hundreds of millions of dollars of additional debt potentially in the county’s future, it is irresponsible to fund a new park,” said Commissioner Jason Oesterreich. […]

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West Stanly Fire Department to host community meeting

By Natalie Lloyd

The West Stanly Fire Department will host a community meeting Saturday, July 26 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Fire Chief Kenny Crump said the purpose of the event is to allow the community to learn about the personnel, equipment and services provided by the fire department. The West Stanly Fire Department serves the communities of Locust, Stanfield and Rocky River. […]

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Rocky River Vineyards wine available at select Harris Teeters

By Leah Schmalz

Rocky River Vineyards, located off Reed Mine Road, recently became an official Harris Teeter wine vendor. Their locally made wine is available at the store’s locations in Mint Hill, Matthews and several others throughout Charlotte.  […]

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Stanfield business recognized by Department of Labor

By Leah Schmalz

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker Inc. company with a local facility in Stanfield, was recognized by the Department of Labor for safety in the workplace with a Million Hour award.

The North Carolina Department of Labor presents Million Hour awards for businesses that have gone one million employee hours without any […]

By |June 28th, 2014|Breaking News, Weekly Post, Your Hometown|0 Comments

Whitley to retire from SCPC

By Natalie Lloyd

Barbara Whitley, Executive Director for the Stanly County Partnership for Children, will retire June 30. She has been involved with the partnership for over 20 years, serving as executive director for the past 12 years.

The Stanly County Partnership for Children is a nonprofit agency serving children birth to five years old.

SCPC is a local partnership for the statewide Smart Start program. Established in 1993, Smart Start is led by the North Carolina Partnership for Children and 77 local partnerships working in all 100 counties in the state.

Through Smart Start funding, SCPC provides programs and services to help prepare children in Stanly County to enter kindergarten.

“It has been an honor and privilege,” said Whitley, “I have been so fortunate and blessed to have this position.” […]

By |June 28th, 2014|Breaking News, Development, Government, Your Hometown|0 Comments