Run club kicks off with Couch to 5K

By Leah Schmalz
Each Monday night at 7 pm a group of runners meets at the government building in the Locust Town Center. Most haven’t run much before, but by the end of a nine-week period they’ll be ready to participate in a 5K race. Continue reading

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Stanfield hosts COG meeting

Picture 5By Leah Schmalz
On Tuesday, February 25, local officials met at First Baptist Church in Stanfield for the Council of Governments meeting. They enjoyed dinner provided by Wayside Family Restaurant and listened to guest speaker Robert Britt of West Stanly Christian Ministries. Representatives from seven towns were present, as well as Stanly County officials. Continue reading

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West Stanly firefighters teach fire safety at story time

Picture 2By Natalie Lloyd
Captain Jason Almond of the West Stanly Fire Department made a guest appearance at the Locust library during preschool story time Monday, February 24.
Each month, the stories and activities for preschool story time are focused on a theme. Almond’s appearance was a surprise for the children for the final week of their February Community Helper theme. Continue reading

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Local students compete in Stanly County Spelling Bee

Picture 4By Leah Schmalz
Would you know how to spell “feldspar” or “hominy” if asked? While these words are sure to stump some adults, students from area schools took them on at the Stanly County Spelling Bee last Tuesday. The competition included 15 students in third through eighth grade from schools across the county. Continue reading

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Blackbeard exhibit opens at Reed Gold Mine

Picture 1By Leah Schmalz
Aspiring pirates and history buffs alike can catch a glimpse into the life of renowned pirate Blackbeard and his crew at a new exhibit at Reed Gold Mine. On loan from the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the display features artifacts recovered from Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. Local officials attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning to formally open the exhibit to the public. Continue reading

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Midland to improve roads in Tucker Chase

By Leah Schmalz
At the Midland Town Council meeting last Tuesday, the council addressed the condition of the roads in Tucker Chase and the drainage issue at the intersection of Barberry and Broadway Avenues. One citizen brought up the condition of the roads in Tucker Chase during the public comment session, noting the manhole covers and drains are raised above the surface of the pavement. He asked what the town plans to do to amend the issue. Continue reading

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Locust PD uses email to communicate with residents during winter storm

officer shew2By Leah Schmalz

When the winter storm hit the area last week, leaving over eight inches of snow and a sheet of ice in its wake, Officer Jeff Shew kept residents up to date on road and weather conditions through the Locust Police Department’s email advisory list. Continue reading

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Oakboro Mayor addresses streets after winter storm �

By Leah Schmalz
At the Oakboro town council meeting on Monday, Mayor Doug Burgess addressed the street conditions during and after the storm. “We certainly don’t have the equipment for 10 inches of snow in this town,” he said. He said it wouldn’t be worth it to keep plows in storage for use on the rare occasions when it snows. The town cleared as many streets as possible but wasn’t able to get to all of them. Continue reading

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Snow days!

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Locust: Road update

Due to additional snowfall on Thursday, Public Works for Locust will not start scraping neighborhood roads until Friday. Although major roads are clear, any moisture overnight and could result in black ice. On Thursday there were only two minor accidents reported. They were both single-car incidents that occurred when the cars slid off the roads.

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