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Albemarle Rotary Club offers grants

The Albemarle Rotary Club plans to award a total of $5,000 in grants to support community projects. Small grants will be awarded to organizations that have a great project that can make a significant positive impact on Stanly County. The awards are for 2018 and applications must be received by Oct.

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Lawyer opens satellite office in Albemarle

Jazmin G. Caldwell, the owner and solo practitioner of The Law Office of J.G. Caldwell, PLL Caldwell has opened a satellite office at 317 N. 1st St., Albemarle, to serve the residents of Stanly County and the surrounding areas. The Law Office of J.G. Caldwell, PLLC is a member of the Stanly County C

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

The great Pennsylvania pumpkin sale: Auction to sell tens of thousands by Halloween

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.- The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. The auction - designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public - sold some 150,000 pum

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

Your Social Security number may not be secure. But how could we replace it?

They're supposed to be the nine most closely guarded numbers in your life. But with an ever-growing number of companies asking for Social Security numbers - and then hit by cyber breaches exposing them - experts say the Social Security number is clearly a flawed way to accurately identify someone. I

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 16:24:00

Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack, trying not to scare the daylights out of residents and tourists

HONOLULU - As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack. But it's a delicate task, especially when word gets out, as it did this wee

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:45:00

Opioid addict details journey from 'broken' to recovery

Nothing about her suggested she would become one of "the broken ones." By all accounts April Bailey Wallace's life seemed to be a blueprint for success, if not happiness. Known as a real go-getter, she excelled in school en route to obtaining a college degree from Pfeiffer University in 2003. Not on

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Police auction will benefit Stanly schools

An auction of unclaimed/seized property will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Albemarle Police Department at 203 N. Second St. This will be a cash only auction. All items will be sold as-is, with no refunds or guarantee. The following items will be auctioned: various collector coins, watch, books, pants a

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Illinois student shoots classmate in high school cafeteria

The main entrance to Mattoon High School Wednesday afternoon after a shooting that left one student injured took place that morning. The suspected gunman was taken into custody by Mattoon Police.Keith Stewart An Illinois high school teacher subdued a school shooter who wounded a fellow student Wedne

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 00:37:00

Neighbors yell 'he can't hear you' before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man

Neighbors yelled "he can't hear you!" But the two officers kept shouting commands. Sgt. Christopher Barnes and Lt. Matthew Lindsey ordered Magdiel Sanchez to drop a 2-foot-long metal pipe. Instead, the 35-year-old stepped from the porch of the single-story house in suburban Oklahoma City, apparently

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 12:13:00

Boston's fate lies with a zombie hurricane as Maria moves north

Hurricane Maria continued its thunderous roll northward as forecasters struggled to pin down a trajectory. Whether the storm makes landfall again could be determined by a zombie. That's what former Hurricane Jose will soon be in the meteorological vernacular, a once-dangerous tropical system that ha

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-21 11:50:00

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

A tow driver pulls a car out of flood waters on a feeder road on State Highway 249, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but th

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Former players in NFL concussion settlement may be victimized by predatory practices

PHILADELPHIA - With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players. In an exploratory h

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

University of Oklahoma President David Boren announces retirement

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the current academic year. Amid rumors he would be stepping down that began Tuesday night, Boren, 76, confirmed he will leave his post June 30, 2018, pending the selection of a perma

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 19:33:00

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

SCC announces Faculty and Staff of the Year

During fall convocation, Stanly Community College named the 2017 Faculty and Staff of the Year - Billy Huneycutt and Tabitha Ritchie, respectively. Mr. Huneycutt was chosen for this award (Faculty of the Year) by his peers at the college-based on outstanding dedication and exceptional skills as an i

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Witherspoon goes for laughs in weak 'Home Again,'

Reese Witherspoon is a fine actress. She won the Oscar for "Best Actress" in 2006 for her role as June Carter in "Walk the Line." Eleven years later she continues to be incredibly smart and attractive in every role she embraces. Her 2014 work in "Wild" garnered her a second nomination for "Best Actr

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 14:53:00

Don't let a coin toss pick your mayor

RALEIGH - The decision to oust the incumbent mayor of North Carolina's largest city came down to a margin of just 3,398 voters - 0.6 percent of the registered voters in Charlotte. Pathetic voter turnout in municipal races is nothing new, and the 8.73 percent turnout for the Charlotte City Council pr

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Health care advocates urge legislators to vote against GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON - As Senate Republicans make a final stab this year at undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law, health care advocates are urging their legislators to vote against the measure. "We believe in protecting our neighbor," said Perry Bryant, president of West Virginians for Affo

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 21:57:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico with force not seen in 'modern history'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to high ground and huddled in shelters hoping to withstand powerhouse winds that have already left death and devastation a

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2017-09-20 11:40:00