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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Faith, then prayer

I received word before Christmas that a special friend of mine had been exposed to COVID. I prayed and prayed that she would not get ... Read more

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT: New year, new reads

If you’re like me and the avid library users we adore, you’re always looking for your next great read. I know the genres that are ... Read more

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Where will the jobs be?

The overwhelming economic concern for a majority of individuals is jobs. There are two elements to this concern: will there be enough jobs for people ... Read more

CHAMBER COLUMN: Chamber stayed active in 2020

2020 was an interesting year, to say the least. Like all businesses, the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce had to adjust to the impact of ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Rudolph’s little brother

I know Rudolph’s little brother. And now that Rudolph and the other reindeer are safely back at the North Pole, I can tell you the ... Read more


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wear a mask so we can get back to school

I am a student and I wanted to write to you about the current boundaries COVID-19 imposes on my education. I have found that online ... Read more


As I sit down to write we are just a few days away from Christmas. You are now just on the other side of Christmas. ... Read more


MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Will these seven predictions come true in 2021?

It’s that time of year again for predictions about the upcoming year. In my case, of course, these will be forecasts for the economy. Here ... Read more


DG MARTIN COLUMN: The college sports we want to save

Is the U.S. Supreme Court going to put college athletics out of business? Last week it agreed to decide whether the NCAA’s limits on compensating ... Read more

In 2020, we need this: ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

Editor’s Note: The following comes from the Dec. 23, 1980 issue of The Stanly News & Press. One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all ... Read more

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