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Construction worker killed in trench collapse in Stanly County

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A construction worker was killed Tuesday when a trench collapsed at a housing development site near Albemarle, according to Stanly County officials. The incident happened on the site of a new residential subdivision near Hatley Farm Road and NC 73 Hwy, said Stanly County Emergency Services Director Michael Roark. […]
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Construction worker killed in North Carolina trench collapse

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A construction worker in western North Carolina died Tuesday when a trench collapsed on top of them. It happened just after 8:30 a.m. in Stanly County. The construction worker was working in the trench when it caved in. The worker was trapped inside and died from...
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Helms named 2022 Miss Stanly County Fire Queen

Competing in her first pageant, Kindal Helms, representing Richfield-Misenheimer Fire Department, was crowned the newest Miss Stanly County Fire Queen as part of the 64th Oakboro Fourth of July Celebration. Not used to being on stage, Helms said she was not expecting to win, which made the moment all the...
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THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Audiobooks offer a different way to read

When someone feels passionate about something, they love to talk about it and share that passion with others. Have you heard that I’m a book nerd? I’m also a new-ish mom of a 17-month-old, so the time in my life to sit and leisurely read is currently on hold — also, just time to sit. My newest love and passion: audiobooks.
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Stanly County Schools makes initial administrative changes for upcoming school year

With each summer comes new school administrative positions. Several schools in the county have already received new principals and assistant principals for the upcoming year. The following is only a partial list, which was provided by Hope Miller-Drye, administrative and school board assistant for Stanly County Schools. Additional moves may be made prior to the start of the school year.
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Bramlett presents charm bracelet, makes the day for woman at Stanly Manor

Chris Bramlett, owner of Starnes Bramlett in downtown Albemarle, and store manager Dolores Talbert helped to brighten the day for one woman residing in Stanly Manor this week, when they presented her with a sterling silver charm bracelet as part of a giveaway contest organized by Rembrandt Charms. Unaware she...
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Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – June 22-27, 2022

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity:. • Charles Anthony Hinson (W /M/58) Arrest on chrg of 1) Resisting Public Officer (M), 2) Breaking And Or Entering (f) (F), and 3) Larceny After Break/enter (F), at 28070 Nc 24/27, Albemarle, NC, on 6/22/2022. • Raymond John Card (W...
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Stanly County town explores changing street names with ties to slavery

BADIN, N.C. — Town leaders in Badin Wednesday night listened to a packed room of citizens share their thoughts about changing street names that honor late presidents and soldiers with ties to slavery. “We wanted them to hear us here and understand why we want this changed.” Avonda Wilson...
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Organizers announce Miss Stanly County Fire Queen participants

The 64th Miss Stanly County Fire Queen Pageant will be conducted the morning of July 4 on the main stage immediately following the parade and the opening ceremonies. Young ladies from across Stanly County come to Oakboro each year representing the fire department in their district in hopes of being the next Miss Stanly County Fire Queen.
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NCDOT awards contract to replace Stanly County bridge

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will replace the bridge on Old Cottonville Road over Hardy Creek in Stanly County starting as soon as mid-July. The $872,201 contract was awarded last month to NJR Group, Inc. of Albemarle. The bridge has been closed since mid-May when crews discovered a hole...
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New London VFD, Safe Kids Stanly County raise cycling awareness with bike rodeo

The New London Volunteer Fire Department recently teamed up with Safe Kids Stanly County to host a bike rodeo for kids and raise awareness about cycling safety. Oliver Webster for Safe Kids Stanly, along with VFD volunteers, gave out free bike helmets for kids and led them through a short obstacle course to learn more about being safe on a bike. After successfully navigating the course, drawn on chalk and using cones in the parking lot of the New London park, kids received a certificate of achievement for learning about bike safety.
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Union County couple says rescued 'gay' dog doing well

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — The adoptive owners of a North Carolina dog said there’s a lesson to be learned from his adoption, love more and hate less. Union County couple Steve Nichols and John Winn made national headlines after adopting Oscar. Oscar was surrendered to an animal shelter...
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Parent fights back against truancy

One of the biggest ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted students over the past several years has been the disruption of in-person learning, especially with so many students having been placed in quarantine following possible exposure or parents temporarily keeping their kids home during periods of high transmissibility, such as during the omicron wave.
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Fisher, former highway patrolman and clerk of court, dies

David Fisher, one of the longest-serving clerks of court in Stanly’s history, died Friday at the age of 86. Born in 1935 in Rowan County, Fisher worked for the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 20 years before transitioning into politics, where he won his first election as Stanly’s Clerk of Superior Court in 1982. He served six terms before leaving his post in 2006.
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Coats to perform at Market Station

Austin Coats will play at at Market Station Thursday for the Thursdays at the Station concert series. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free, but bring your own seating. He will play pop hits from the 1950s to the present day. Coats is a Stanly County native. At...
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Birth Announcements – May 2022

The following births were recorded in Stanly County in May:. • Chloe Valentina Barcenas was born May 13 at Atrium Health Stanly to Jakeline Arancibia and Alex Uriel Barcenas. • Raelynn Hope Bass was born May 4 at Atrium Health Stanly to Jennifer Danielle Finley and Michael Allen Bass. •...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Four-way stop will not help any

As a concerned resident of Stanly County, I’m concerned about the four-way stop being installed on Highway 73/Millingport Road this week. Truckers, etc., going over 55, grocery store near on one side (which has always been hard to see around if you’re coming off the Ridgecrest side) and the other shop on the other side…If it’s such a dangerous intersection, slow the speed to 45 and install signals, which yes people are running red lights, but they run signs, too.
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Students named to Catawba dean’s list

A total of 305 students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester at Catawba College. Stanly County residents included Emily M. Brasseur of Albemarle, Ross Whitley Huneycutt of Locust, Bailey McCall Hunter of Albemarle, Caroline Elizabeth LeFloch of Albemarle and Brooke Ashlyn Lowry of Norwood.
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