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SCS, Gray Stone respond to social media posts

Editor’s Note: Stanly County Schools and Gray Stone Day School made separate online posts Wednesday regarding offensive posts by students following a week of protests ... Read more


In a recent newspaper I noticed the School Board’s budget request and approval. ( ) Every year they had to beg for money. Why? A ... Read more

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Same library, new features

If it’s been a while since you’ve been inside the Public Library, you aren’t alone. After being closed to the public for nearly a month, ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: The wife of Jesus: The North Carolina connection

Did Jesus find a wife in North Carolina? The answer is yes. But the story is fictional, and the North Carolina connection is complicated. Sue ... Read more

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: County opening for business

The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of the county’s reopening process. We have been and continue to answer questions, provide ... Read more


My wife and I love gardening. I focus on planting and growing the vegetable garden. She loves to create planters with beautiful plant combinations. She ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City needs to help areas that flood

For years U.S. Highway 52 has flooded with nothing being done to end the problem. I guess it’s more important to have sidewalks near Walmart ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Taking a punch

“And he can take a punch.” A former colleague was describing John Gleeson, who popped into the news recently when U.S. District Judge Emmet G. ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Be safe on the water

Memorial Day is meant as a day to remember and honor those who served in the military who have passed on. However, it seems like ... Read more

BJ DRYE COLUMN: The dream is becoming a reality

A little more than 100 years after one company made a life-changing decision for one local community, another company is doing a similar action. Much ... Read more

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