Program highlights importantance of local foods

By Natalie Lloyd
Farmers markets and roadside produce stands offer fresh, seasonal foods from local farms. Buying local foods not only supports local farmers, but also sustains the local economy in a big way. Continue reading

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Oakboro declared a Purple Heart City

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Mayor Doug Burgess, holding the Purple Heart City Proclamation, stands with veterans from the Military Order of the Purple Heart and members of the Oakboro Board of Commissioners. At left: The Town of Oakboro received a plaque in memory of Herman Morgan, a United States Navy veteran. PHOTO BY NATALIE LLOYD

By Natalie Lloyd
Veterans from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Wounded Warriors Chapter 634 made a special presentation at the Oakboro Board of Commissioners meeting Monday.
Veteran Ronald Wade presented a plaque to the Town of Oakboro in memory of Herman McKinley “Mack” Morgan, a United States Navy veteran. Morgan was a resident of Oakboro for 25 years. The plaque was given by Clarence and Barbara Morgan Owen, David and Sheila Morgan Allen and Kevin and Trish Morgan.    Continue reading

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Officer Shew presented with intermediate law enforcement certificate

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Police Chief Frank Hartsell awarded a certificate to Officer Jeff Shew for completion of his intermediate law enforcement certification at the town council meeting Thursday. Continue reading

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Tandem club enjoys Stanly County cycling

Bill and Joyce Murphy, event organizers for the TWTC, stand with their tandem in front of the Log Barn Park in Stanfield. PHOTOS PROVIDED COURTESY OF THE TAILWIND TANDEM CLUB

Bill and Joyce Murphy, event organizers for the TWTC, stand with their tandem in front of the Log Barn Park in Stanfield. PHOTOS PROVIDED COURTESY OF THE TAILWIND TANDEM CLUB

By Natalie Lloyd
Spring means warmer weather and a chance for outdoor exercise. For members of the Tailwind Tandem Club, a favorite outdoor exercise is tandem bicycling.
Many couples with dif- ferent cycling abilities choose to ride a tandem, a bicycle for two, instead of single bicycles. On single bicycles, a less experienced rider may have difficulty keeping up with a stron- ger, faster rider. Tandem cycling allows a couple to ride together regardless of their different levels of cycling ability. Continue reading

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Midland sees renderings of future Main Street

By Leah Schmalz
Richard Flowe, Planning, Zoning, & Subdivision Administrator, presented two artistic renderings of Main Street and the town hall at the town council meeting last Tuesday. Continue reading

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The Bridge to Recovery holds open house

By Natalie Lloyd
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Many came out in the rain Sunday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the Bridge to Recovery Women’s House in Stanfield.
BTR 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. Continue reading

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Buchanan named Teacher of the Year at Bethel Elementary

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From left to right, students Toby Hartsell, Connor Merriman, Destinee Dowd, Jake Farrell, Emma Kennedy, Mickey Bennett and Faith Parsons stand with media specialist Melissa Buchanan, Teacher of the Year for Bethel Elementary. PHOTO BY NATALIE LLOYD

By Natalie Lloyd
The Teacher of the Year Award for Bethel Elementary School was announced Monday, February 24. Melissa Buchanan, the media specialist for the school, won the award.
Each year, outstanding teachers are nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award and selected by vote. Winning teachers from each school can go on to compete at the state and national levels; however, media specialists do not compete beyond the school level. Continue reading

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Seniors gather for activities at West Stanly Senior Center

Hazel Rushing, James Tomberlin, Sue Morgan and Miriam Thomas play Canasta. Canasta lessons are offered at the senior center Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm. A group also meets to play Canasta each Thursday afternoon at noon. Photos by Natalie Lloyd 

Hazel Rushing, James Tomberlin, Sue Morgan and Miriam Thomas play Canasta. Canasta lessons are offered at the senior center Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm. A group also meets to play Canasta each Thursday afternoon at noon. Photos by Natalie Lloyd

By Natalie Lloyd
Local senior adults meet at the West Stanly Senior Center for a variety of activities. The new center opened in January and is located in the Locust town center. A full schedule of events is offered during the month of March. Continue reading

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Kindergarten registration in process

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Stanly County Schools are in the process of registering rising kindergarten students for the upcoming school year. Students must turn five years old by August 31 to attend kindergarten in the fall. Continue reading

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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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