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Former Richfield mayor Wade Barbee dies

When Wade Barbee died last Wednesday, a piece of Richfield died.  Barbee, 83, served the town of Richfield for 14 years, as a town commissioner for 10 ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, January 18, 2021 9:03 am


Business hosts benefit for One7 Ministries

Two area individuals died in car accident Jan. 1. Less than three weeks later, friends and a local business have planned a fundraiser to benefit ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:03 pm

Dream on 3

Stanly resident named a finalist in Dream on 3 competition

A local financial advisor is a finalist in the Queen City Business of the Year competition. Emma Moore, of new Stanly County Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:50 pm


Hudson responds to Capitol protest: ‘I condemn all violence…’

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson and his staff are safe, according to information from the representative’s office. “Thanks to everyone who has reached out,” Hudson said ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:25 pm


Albemarle Police: No shooter at Walmart

Albemarle Police Chief David Dulin said that a response to a shooter or someone carrying a gun at Walmart Saturday revealed no immediate evidence. The ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:48 pm


Stanly Health Foundation raises more than $80,000, awards first prize

Stanly Health Foundation hosted its first prize drawing Friday. Billy Sowards of Albemarle won $1,000 from the foundation’s calendar drawing. The foundation sold 1,850 calendars, ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Saturday, January 2, 2021 3:56 pm


While COVID dominated 2020, other highlights came from it

Little did we know then that the header for the centerpiece story of the Jan. 2, 2020 edition of The Stanly News & Press would ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:07 pm

LeBron James

NATIONAL: Still The King: James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year award

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LeBron James told the world in 2020 that Black Lives Matter. He helped convince many who had never voted ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Monday, December 28, 2020 2:16 pm


Two former Locust mayors die within weeks of each other

Locust, the city with a soul, has lost two of its leading souls. Michael Lee Huneycutt, 66, died Nov. 30. Harold Greene, 82, died Dec. ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:01 am


Community Christmas Dinner will happen

It will look a little different this year, but the meal will go on. The 31st Annual Community Christmas Dinner will be a drive-through event ... Read more

by BJ Drye, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:22 am

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